Kakkonen

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Kakkonen - Finnish Division 2
Kakkonen.jpg
Country Finland
Founded 1973
Divisions 4
Number of teams 40
Levels on pyramid 3
Promotion to Ykkönen
Relegation to Kolmonen
Current champions EIF, PS Kemi, FC Jazz, HIFK
Website Official Website
2014 Kakkonen

Kakkonen or II divisioona is the third level in the league system of Finnish football and comprises 40 Finnish football teams. The II divisioona was introduced in 1973 and in the mid-1990s became known as the Kakkonen. (Finnish for 'Number Two'; Swedish: Tvåan).

League structure[edit]

For the 2012 season the format of the Kakkonen has been changed with the league divided in 4 groups of 10 teams, each representing a geographical area. Every club plays each of the others in the same group three times. Clubs gain three points for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss. The group winners may win promotion to Ykkönen while two bottom clubs of each group and weakest 8th ranked club will be relegated to Kolmonen.

Administration[edit]

The Football Association of Finland (Finnish: Suomen Palloliitto, SPL; Swedish: Finlands Bollförbund, FBF) administers the Kakkonen.

Sections and Teams 2014[edit]

Finnish Football
League Structure

Veikkausliiga (Tier 1)
Ykkönen (Tier 2)
Kakkonen (Tier 3)
Kolmonen (Tier 4)
Nelonen (Tier 5)
Vitonen (Tier 6)
Kutonen (Tier 7)
Seiska (Tier 8)

Kakkonen Eteläinen (Southern)[edit]

No. Abbreviated Name Town or Settlement Official Club and Team Name Movements from 2013
1. BK-46 Karis, Raseborg Bollklubben-46
2. EIF Ekenäs, Raseborg Ekenäs Idrottsförening
3. FC Espoo Espoo FC Espoo Promoted from Kolmonen
4. Gnistan Helsinki IF Gnistan
5. GrIFK Kauniainen GrIFK Fotboll
6. Klubi 04 Helsinki Klubi-04
7. KäPa Helsinki Käpylän Pallo
8. Pallohonka Espoo Pallohonka Juniorit
9. SalPa Salo Salon Palloilijat
10. SoVo Somero Someron Voima Promoted from Kolmonen

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Source - Results & League Table 2014: Soccerway.com

Kakkonen Itäinen (Eastern)[edit]

No. Abbreviated Name Town or Settlement Official Club and Team Name Movements from 2013
1. Atlantis FC Helsinki Atlantis FC Edustus
2. FC Futura Porvoo FC Futura
3. JäPS Järvenpää Järvenpään Palloseura
4. PK Keski-Uusimaa Kerava Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa
5. SC KuFu -98 Kuopio Soccer Club Kuopio Futis -98 Promoted from Kolmonen
6. Kultsu FC Lappeenranta Kultsu FC Promoted from Kolmonen
7. FC Lahti Akatemia Lahti FC Kuusysi
8. MP Mikkeli Mikkelin Palloilijat
9. FC Myllypuro Helsinki FC Myllypuro
10. FC Viikkarit Helsinki FC Viikkarit Promoted from Kolmonen

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Source - Results & League Table 2014: Soccerway.com

Kakkonen Läntinen (Western)[edit]

No. Abbreviated Name Town or Settlement Official Club and Team Name Movements from 2013
1. ÅIFK Turku Åbo IFK
2. FC Hämeenlinna Hämeenlinna FC Hämeenlinna
3. Ilves-Kissat Tampere Ilves-Kissat Promoted from Kolmonen
4. Kerho 07 Seinäjoki Kerho 07
5. Masku Masku Maskun Palloseura
6. Närpes Kraft Närpes Närpes Kraft Fotbollsförening
7. P-Iirot Rauma Pallo-Iirot
8. Sporting Kristinestad Sporting Kristina
9. TPV Tampere Tampereen Palloveikot
10. VIFK Vaasa Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Vasa

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Source - Results & League Table 2014: Soccerway.com

Kakkonen Pohjoinen (Northern)[edit]

No. Abbreviated Name Town or Settlement Official Club and Team Name Movements from 2013
1. GBK Kokkola Gamlakarleby Bollklubb
2. JBK Jakobstad Jakobstads Bollklubb Promoted from Kolmonen
3. AC Kajaani Kajaani AC Kajaani Relegated from Ykkönen
4. PS Kemi Kemi Palloseura Kemi Kings
5. KPV Kokkola Kokkolan Palloveikot
6. OLS Oulu Oulun Luistinseura Promoted from Kolmonen
7. OPS Oulu Oulun Palloseura Relegated from Ykkönen
8. PK-37 Iisalmi Pallo-Kerho 37
9. TP-47 Tornio Tornion Pallo-47
10. FC YPA Ylivieska Jalkapalloseura F.C. YPA

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Source - Results & League Table 2014: Soccerway.com

Seasons - League Tables[edit]

1970s: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010s: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kakkonen Eteläinen 2014 - SPL". SPL. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Kakkonen Itäinen 2014 - SPL". SPL. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Kakkonen Läntinen 2014 - SPL". SPL. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Kakkonen Pohjoinen 2014 - SPL". SPL. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 

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