Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi

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HJK
HJK Helsinki Logo.svg
Full name Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi
Nickname(s) Klubi (The Club)
Founded 19 June 1907; 107 years ago (1907-06-19)
Ground Sonera Stadium,
Helsinki
Ground Capacity 10,300
Chairman Olli-Pekka Lyytikäinen
Manager Mika Lehkosuo
League Veikkausliiga
2013 Veikkausliiga, 1st
Sonera Stadium, located in the Töölö district of Helsinki.
HJK squad that won the club's first championship in 1911.

Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (or HJK) is a Finnish football club, based in the capital Helsinki. HJK is the most successful Finnish football club with 26 Championship titles.

History[edit]

The club was founded as "Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi – Helsingfors Fotbollsklubb" in 1907 by Fredrik Wathén.

Generally considered Finland's biggest club, HJK is also the most successful Finnish club in terms of league championships with 26. The club has also won ten Finnish Cups and four Finnish League Cups. Many of Finland's internationally most successful players have played for HJK before moving abroad.

HJK is the only Finnish club to have played in the UEFA Champions League group stage. They did so in the 1998–1999 season, triumphing over FC Metz in the second qualifying round. The club also managed a respectable five points in their group, beating Benfica at home and earning draws at home to Kaiserslautern and away to Benfica. They lost to PSV Eindhoven twice and to Kaiserslautern away.

Their highest score in European competition came in the 2011–2012 season, with a 13–0 aggregate victory over Welsh champions Bangor City, which included a 10–0 win at home.

Formerly HJK had ice hockey, bowling, field hockey, handball, figure skating and bandy sections. In 1972 the hockey section separated to independent club Helsingin Jääkiekkoklubi and figure skating to Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi.

Honours[edit]

Football[edit]

  • Finnish Championship:
    • Winners (26): 1911, 1912, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1936, 1938, 1964, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Runners-up (13): 1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1956, 1965, 1966, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006
  • Finnish Cup:
    • Winners (11): 1966, 1981, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011
    • Runners-up (5): 1975, 1985, 1990, 1994, 2010
  • Finnish Women's Championship:
    • Winners (22): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991. 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005

Ice hockey[edit]

Bandy[edit]

Veikkausliiga history[edit]

Season Pos. Pld. W D L GS-GA Pts.
1990 1 22 11 6 5 40–29 28
1991 5 33 14 9 10 61–44 51
1992 1 33 20 6 7 59–35 66
1993 3 29 15 4 10 34–26 49
1994 3 26 12 7 7 40–29 43
1995 3 26 14 10 2 44–18 52
1996 9 27 11 5 11 36–37 38
1997 1 27 18 4 5 53–18 58
1998 4 27 9 11 7 33–31 38
1999 2 29 20 5 4 53–18 65
2000 4 33 16 9 8 51–33 57
2001 2 33 19 10 4 64–19 67
2002 1 29 20 5 4 51–21 65
2003 1 26 17 6 3 51–15 57
2004 6 26 9 12 5 42–31 39
2005 2 26 15 7 4 43–26 52
2006 2 24 13 6 5 45–18 45
2007 7 26 7 13 6 31–25 34
2008 4 26 14 5 7 47–29 47
2009 1 26 14 10 2 45–21 52
2010 1 26 15 7 4 43–19 52
2011 1 33 26 3 4 86–23 81
2012 1 33 19 7 7 63–33 64
2013 1 33 22 7 4 78–25 73

Supporters and Rivalries[edit]

Local rivalries[edit]

HJK's main rivalries in Helsinki are considered KIF, HPS and HIFK. Those are the "big four" clubs in Helsinki together with 43 league and 11 cup titles. However these rivalries have slowly faded away due downfall of all three other clubs, HPS dropped from Mestaruusarja in 1964, HIFK in 1972 and KIF in 1978. From these HIFK is considered biggest rivalry, historically both clubs had wide support in many same neighbourhoods, especially Töölö and they often shared same grounds. They also had higher attendances than KIF or HPS. Due to success in many other sports, most notably ice hockey, HIFK still has strong support base in Finland. After this there have been only some short-term rivalries against various clubs including FC Jokerit, Viikingit, PK-35, FinnPa and Ponnistus, but none of these have drawn bigger popularity.

Helsinki-Lahti rivalry[edit]

HJK has competed against Lahti based clubs from 1960s, between 1963 and 1978 HJK and Lahden Reipas had a minor rivalry as both won 3 league titles and 2 runner-ups, HJK were 4 times 3rd and Reipas 3 times 3rd, Reipas also won 7 cup titles against 1 of HJK. A more notable rivalry was against Kuusysi from early 1980s to mid-1990s. Between 1981 and 1992 HJK won 6 league titles against Kuusysis 5, both clubs also won the cup twice, facing two times in finals (which were both won by HJK). Both clubs also succeeded well in European competitions. In 1996 the Lahti clubs merged and FC Lahti was born, HJK and FC Lahti matches are more known from outside of pitch, some crowd disturbances and small fights have occurred [1] which otherwise are rare in Finnish football. Due to a relatively short distance between the two cities, these matches often draw more notable away support than others.

HJK-Haka rivalry[edit]

HJK and Valkeakosken Haka are the two most successful clubs in Finnish football, HJK with 26 league and 11 cup titles and Haka with 9 league and 12 cup titles. The match is also considered as Urban-Rural rivalry as HJK is a club from Finland's biggest city Helsinki and Haka is representing the small town of Valkeakoski.

Current roster[edit]

As of 10 June 2014.

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 Ville Wallén
2 Finland DF Alex Lehtinen *
3 Ghana DF Gideon Baah
4 Finland MF Mika Väyrynen
5 Finland DF Tapio Heikkilä
6 Finland MF Markus Heikkinen
7 Finland FW Sebastian Mannström
8 The Gambia FW Demba Savage
9 Finland FW Mikael Forssell
10 Finland MF Teemu Tainio (captain)
11 Finland DF Veli Lampi
13 Finland GK Saku Eriksson
No. Position Player
15 Ivory Coast FW Oussou Konan
16 Finland DF Valtteri Moren
17 Finland FW Nikolai Alho
21 Denmark GK Michael Tørnes
22 Finland MF Fredrik Lassas *
25 Finland DF Mikko Viitikko *
26 Finland MF Obed Malolo *
27 Finland DF Sebastian Sorsa
28 Finland MF Rasmus Schüller
31 Finland MF Robin Lod
99 Senegal FW Macoumba Kandji
  • *Dual registered with feeder team Klubi-04.

On loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
18 Finland MF Emerik Grönroos (on loan at KTP)
No. Position Player
20 Finland FW Joel Pohjanpalo (on loan at Fortuna Düsseldorf)

Notable coaches[edit]

European campaigns[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Score Agg. Notes
1965–66 European Cup First round England Manchester United 2–3, 0–6 2–9
1967–68 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round Poland Wisla Kraków 1–4, 0–4 1–8
1974–75 European Cup First round Malta Valletta FC 0–1, 4–1 4–2
Second round Sweden Åtvidabergs FF 0–3, 0–1 0–4
1975–76 UEFA Cup Prel. round Germany Hertha Berlin 1–4, 1–2 2–6
1979–80 European Cup First round Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam 1–8, 1–8 2–16
1982–83 European Cup First round Cyprus Omonia 0–2, 3–0 3–2
Second round England Liverpool FC 1–0, 0–5 1–5
1983–84 UEFA Cup Prel. round Soviet Union Spartak Moscow 0–2, 0–5 0–7
1984–85 UEFA Cup Prel. round Soviet Union FK Dynamo Minsk 0–4, 0–6 0–10
1985–86 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round Albania KS Flamurtari Vlorë 3–2, 2–1 5–3
Second round East Germany Dynamo Dresden 1–0, 2–7 3–7
1986–87 European Cup First round Cyprus APOEL 0–1, 3–2 3–3 Away goal
1988–89 European Cup First round Portugal FC Porto 0–3, 2–0 2–3
1989–90 European Cup First round Italy AC Milan 0–4, 0–1 0–5
1991–92 European Cup First round Soviet Union Dynamo Kiev 0–1, 0–3 0–4
1993–94 UEFA Champions League Qualification round Estonia Norma Tallinn 1–0, 1–1 2–1
First round Belgium RSC Anderlecht 0–3, 0–3 0–6
1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round Faroe Islands B71 Sandur 5–0, 2–0 7–0
Second round Turkey Beşiktaş JK 0–2, 1–1 1–3
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 5 France FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1–1 1–1 Placed 3rd
Republic of Ireland Bohemians 3–2 3–2
Sweden IFK Norrköping 1–1 1–1
Denmark OB Odense 1–2 1–2
1996–97 UEFA Cup Prel. round Armenia Pyunik Yerevan 1–3, 5–2 6–5
First round Ukraine Chernomorets Odessa 2–2, 0–2 2–4
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round Serbia and Montenegro Red Star Belgrade 1–0, 0–3 1–3
1998–99 UEFA Champions League First round Armenia FK Yerevan 2–0, 3–0 5–0
Second round France FC Metz 1–0, 1–1
Group F Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1–2, 1–3 Placed 4th
Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 0–0, 2–5
Portugal S.L. Benfica 2–0, 2–2
1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qual. round Armenia Shirak Gyumri 2–0, 0–1 2–1
First round France Olympique Lyonnais 0–1, 1–5 1–6
2000–01 UEFA Cup Qual. round Luxembourg CS Grevenmacher 4–1, 0–2 4–3
First round Scotland Celtic FC 0–2, 2–1 2–3 After extra time
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qual. round Latvia FK Ventspils 2–1, 1–0 3–1
Second round Italy Parma AC 0–1, 0–2 0–3
2002–03 UEFA Cup Qual. round Belarus FC Gomel 0–1, 0–4 0–5
2003–04 UEFA Champions League First qual. round Northern Ireland Glentoran FC 0–0, 1–0 1–0
Second qual. round Hungary MTK Budapest 1–3, 1–0 2–3
2004–05 UEFA Champions League First qual. round Northern Ireland Linfield FC 1–0, 1–0 2–0
Second qual. round Israel Maccabi Tel-Aviv 0–0, 0–1 0–1
2006–07 UEFA Cup Qual. round Republic of Ireland Drogheda United 1–1, 1–3 2–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup First qual. round Luxembourg FC Etzella Ettelbruck 2–0, 1–0 3–0
Second qual. round Denmark Aalborg BK 2–1, 0–3 2–4
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qual. round Lithuania FK Vėtra 1–0, 1–3 2–3
2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qual. round Lithuania FK Ekranas 0–1, 2–0 2–1
Third qual. round Serbia FK Partizan 0–3, 1–2 1–5
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off Round Turkey Besiktas JK 0–2, 0–4 0–6
2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qual. round Wales Bangor City 3–0,10–0 13–0
Third qual. round Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–2, 0–1 1–3
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off Round Germany Schalke 04 2–0, 1–6 3–6
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qual. round Iceland KR Reykjavik 7–0, 2–1 9–1
Third qual. round Scotland Celtic FC 1–2, 0–2 1–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off Round Spain Athletic Bilbao 0–6, 3–3 3–9
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qual. round Estonia JK Nõmme Kalju 0–0, 1–2 1–2
2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qual. round Republic of Macedonia FK Rabotnički 0–0, 2–1 2–1
Third qual. round Cyprus APOEL – , –

UEFA club competition record[edit]

As of 17 July 2013.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
ECCC 56 21 6 29 79 89
ECWC 12 6 1 5 18 24
UCUP / UEL 36 11 2 23 34 77
UI 4 1 2 1 6 6
Total 108 39 11 58 137 196

UEFA Club Ranking[edit]

This is the current UEFA Club Ranking, including season 2012–13.[2]

Last update: 19 February 2014

Rank Team Points
207 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav 7.570
208 Austria FC Pasching 7.485
209 Bulgaria Litex Lovech 7.475
210 Romania Pandurii Targu Jiu 7.451
211 Finland HJK 7.435
212 Israel Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 7.325
213 Switzerland Servette FC 7.285
214 Denmark Randers FC 7.220
215 Greece AE Larissa 7.140

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