FC Jazz

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FC Jazz Pori

Logo
Full name Football Club Jazz Pori
Founded 22 September 1934; 80 years ago (22 September 1934)
Ground Pori Stadium, Pori
Ground Capacity 12,300
Chairman Kari Kaivo-oja
Manager Wales John Allen
League Ykkönen
2014 8th

FC Jazz is a football club from Pori, Finland, currently playing in the Finnish second tier Ykkönen having been promoted from Kakkonen in 2013.[1]

History[edit]

2013 promotion playoffs FC Jazz vs. Ekenäs IF at Pori Stadium.

PPT 1934–1991[edit]

FC Jazz was established in 1934 as Porin Pallo-Toverit (PPT for short) by 18 young men who had previously played football in the local sports club Pyrintö. The founders had strong labour movement background and PPT immediately joined the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation (TUL). PPT had also a section for bandy.[2]

PPT played its first years in TUL regional series and after the second world war in TUL national divisions. The club made its debut in Finnish Football Association's national divisions in 1948 Suomensarja which was the second tier of Finnish football. After six more seasons in TUL series PPT joined the FA's divisions permanently in 1955 playing third or fourth tiers up to the 1980s. In 1982 PPT was promoted to 1. division and year later to the premier division Mestaruussarja.[2]

FC Jazz[edit]

In 1992 PPT changed its name for FC Jazz. The name was inspired by Pori Jazz festival, which is one of the most popular jazz festivals in Europe. FC Jazz won two Finnish championship titles in 1993 and 1996. The club was relegated to second tier in 2004, but the first team was dissolved 2005 as a result of financial problems.

FC Jazz youth section had been separated from the league organisation in 2002 and was known as FC Jazz-juniorit (FC Jazz Juniors). In 2006 club started in FA Satakunta district 5. division. Two years later FC Jazz-juniorit was promoted to third tier Kakkonen, which is the lowest national level in Finnish football. Since 2010 FC Jazz-juniorit has been again known as FC Jazz. In 2013 FC Jazz was promoted to Ykkönen after beating Ekenäs IF 4–2 on aggregate in the promotion playoffs.[1]

Name changes[edit]

  • Porin Pallo-Toverit (PPT, 1934–1992)
  • FC Jazz (1992–2004)
  • FC Jazz-juniorit (FC Jazz-j, 2005–2009)
  • FC Jazz (2010–present)

Honours[edit]

PPT 1940 squad.
  • TUL Cup:
    • Winners (8): 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2002

Season to season 1980–2013[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Manager Top scorer Movements
1980 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Satakunta/Tampere 8th Pertti Lundell Finland Jari Peltonen, 14
1981 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Satakunta/Turku 1st Pertti Lundell Finland Risto Puustinen, 31 Promoted
1982 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) Group West 1st Pertti Lundell Finland Risto Puustinen, 18 Promoted
1983 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) 2nd Pertti Lundell England Richard Wilson, 19 Promoted
1984 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) 9th Pertti Lundell England Richard Wilson, 9
1985 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) 9th Pertti Lundell Finland Mika Sankala, 7
1986 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) 8th Pertti Lundell Finland Petri Järvinen, 8
1987 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) 6th Pauno Kymäläinen Finland Jarmo Alatensiö, 10
1988 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) 12th Pauno Kymäläinen Finland Seppo Sulonen, 7 Relegated
1989 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) 4th Pauno Kymäläinen Soviet Union Yuri Gavrilov, 9
Finland Saku Laaksonen
1990 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) 1st Pauno Kymäläinen,
Seppo Sairanen (9 August)
Finland Petri Toivonen, 12 Promoted
1991 Tier 1 Futisliiga (Premier League) 8th Markku Wacklin Finland Rami Nieminen, 15
1992 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 3rd Seppo Sairanen Brazil Luiz Antônio, 21
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 1st Jussi Ristimäki Finland Antti Sumiala, 20
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 4th Jussi Ristimäki Finland Jukka Ruhanen, 12
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 4th Pertti Lundell Brazil Luiz Antônio, 12
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 1st Jari Pyykölä Brazil Luiz Antônio, 17
1997 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 8th Jari Pyykölä,
Jukka Vakkila (11 August)
Brazil Marco, 9
1998 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 5th Tapio Raatikainen,
Pertti Lundell (7 June)
Brazil Marco, 6
Spain Ricky
Brazil Rodrigo
1999 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 6th Pertti Lundell Sweden Hasan Cetinkaya, 6
Brazil Marco
2000 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 5th Pertti Lundell Finland Matti Santahuhta, 6
Peru Hector Takayama
2001 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 10th Jouni Joensuu,
Jussi Ristimäki (13 July)
Brazil Rodrigo, 8
Finland Antti Sumiala
2002 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 12th Risto Virtanen,
Jussi Ristimäki (2 September)
Brazil Rodrigo, 8
2003 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 12th Seppo Sairanen Brazil Piracaia, 15
2004 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) 13th Seppo Sairanen,
Sami Rintanen (11 October)
Finland Mikael Muurimäki, 6
Finland Matti Santahuhta
Relegated
2005
2006 Tier 6 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Satakunta 1st Mikko Mannila Finland Juuso Ollonqvist, 6
Finland Juho Wahlroos
Promoted
2007 Tier 5 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Satakunta 1st Mikko Mannila Finland Ville Kuusinen, 11 Promoted
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Satakunta 1st Mikko Mannila Brazil João Gaetti, 11 Promoted
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B 10th Mikko Mannila Finland Ari Qvist, 7
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B 10th Mikko Mannila Ivory Coast Mamadou Konate, 9
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B 7th Risto Virtanen,
Jouni Joensuu (1 August)
Finland Jesse Junnila, 15
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Western Group 2nd Matti Santahuhta Ivory Coast Sekou Konate, 14
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Western Group 1st Matti Santahuhta Finland Samu-Petteri Mäkelä, 14 Promoted
2014 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) 8th Jouni Joensuu,
Jani Uotinen (5 August)
Cyprus Alekos Alekou, 14
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) John Allen

European competitions[edit]

UEFA Champions League:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997-1998 1st qualifying round Estonia FC Lantana 2-0 1-0 3-0
2nd qualifying round Netherlands Feyenoord 1-2 2-6 3-8

UEFA Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1994-95 Preliminary round Denmark FC Copenhagen 0-4 1-0 1-4
1996-97 Preliminary round Faroe Islands GÍ Gøta 3-1 1-0 4-1
Qualifying round Russia FC Dynamo Moscow 1-3 1-1 2-4
1997-98 1st round Germany 1860 München 0-1 1-6 1-7

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 1st round Romania Gloria Bistrița 1-0 1-2 2-2
2nd round France Paris Saint-Germain 1-4 0-3 1-7

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 April 2015

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Lauri Pirhonen
2 Finland MF Benjamin Tuovinen
3 Finland MF Tuure Mäntynen
4 Finland MF Juho Kemppinen
5 Finland MF Jussi Välilä
6 Finland DF Jens Harju
7 Finland FW Samu-Petteri Mäkelä
8 Finland MF Ilkka Santahuhta
9 Finland MF Toni Junnila
12 Finland GK Miika Kalliomäki
No. Position Player
15 Kosovo FW Berat Grabovci
16 Finland DF Samuli Virtanen
17 Finland MF Sami Villanen
23 Finland DF Ville-Valtteri Starck
24 Finland MF Eetu Räisänen
25 Finland MF Elias Ahde (on loan from SJK)
27 Finland DF Ronald Karlsson
32 Finland MF Aleksi Nurminen
TBA France MF Théo Raymond
TBA Finland FW Kevin Mombilo

Former players[edit]

Two-time Veikkausliiga top scorer Luiz Antônio in 1996.

All following FC Jazz players have been capped at least once by their respective national team's first squad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Europa League football for Vaasa in 2014". Yle News. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b PPT 1934–1984 50th Anniversary book.

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