Grankulla IFK

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Grankulla IFK
Grankulla IFK.png
Full name Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna, Grankulla
Nickname(s) GrIFK, Grani
Founded 1925
Ground Kauniaisten Keskuskenttä,
Kauniainen
Finland
Chairman Finland Juha Lindström
Head Coach Finland Rami Luomanpää
League Kakkonen
2011 Kakkonen (Group A), 4th

Grankulla IFK, or GrIFK as the name is commonly abbreviated, is a Finnish sports club from the city of Kauniainen. The club was formed in 1925 and the main activities covered are football, ice-hockey, handball and floorball. The club’s main football team is currently playing in the Kakkonen, the third tier of the Finnish football league system. GrIFK play their home matches at Kauniaisten Keskuskenttä. The Chairman of the club is Arto Salminen. The club has more than 600 registered players.

History[edit]

GrIFK has played 11 seasons in the Ykkönen (First Division), the second tier of Finnish football in 1978-80, 1982–85, 1987–88, 1990 and 2008. They also have had nine spells (covering 15 seasons) in the third tier, the Kakkonen (the Second Division), in 1973-75, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1991–92, 1996, 2005–07 and 2009 to the present day.[1]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2001 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki)
2002 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2003 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2004 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Play-Offs - Promoted
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 13th Relegated
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th

Club Structure[edit]

GRIFK run a number of teams including 2 men's teams, 1 veteran’s team, 12 boys teams and 4 girls teams.

2010 season[edit]

GrIFK are competing in Group B (Lohko B) of the Kakkonen administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 GrIFK finished in ninth position in their Kakkonen section.

GrIFK 2 are participating Section 3 of the Kutonen (Sixth Division) administered by the Uusimaa SPL.

Current squad 2014[edit]

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 Toni Vuorinen
2 Finland MF Thomas Lindroos
3 Finland DF Roni Tuominen
4 Finland DF Niko Perera
5 Finland DF Karl Frank
6 Finland MF Mikael Lindberg
7 Finland DF Joni Kaasinen
8 Finland DF Joonas Ilomäki
9 Finland FW Daniel Langhoff
10 Finland MF Janne Törmänen
11 Finland MF Claudio Matrone
12 Finland GK Kimi Lindeman
13 Finland MF Timo Mikkonen
No. Position Player
14 Finland DF Elja Heiskanen
15 Finland DF Sami Salmi
16 Finland FW Jonas Britschgi
17 Finland FW Petter Meyer
18 Finland MF Jarno Ruisniemi
19 Finland FW Samuel Langhoff
20 Finland MF Puja Miraftabi
21 Finland MF Lassi Luoto
23 Finland MF Henrik Honkanen
24 Finland FW Jaakko Wainikainen
25 Finland FW Marco Meckelborg
TBA Finland GK Aki Holma
TBA Finland MF Fareed Sadat

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland - Divisional Movements 1930-2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-24.