Kokkolan Palloveikot

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KPV Kokkola
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Full name Kokkolan Palloveikot
Nickname(s) KPV
Founded 1930
Ground Kokkolan Keskuskenttä,
Kokkola
Finland
Ground Capacity 2000
Chairman Finland Risto Pouttu
Manager Finland Henri Myntti
League Kakkonen
2011 Ykkönen 12th (relegated)

KPV (or Kokkolan Palloveikot) is a Finnish football club, based in Kokkola. It currently plays in the Finnish Second Division (Kakkonen). The club's manager is Henri Myntti, and it plays its home matches at Kokkolan keskuskenttä.

KPV is the club of Finnish speaking people in the town. The rival club is Swedish speaking GBK.

Honours[edit]

  • Finnish championship (league format): 1969
  • Finnish championship (league format) 2nd: 1973
  • Finnish championship (league format) 3rd: 1971, 1975, 2005
  • Finnish Cup finalist: 1982, 2006

KPV in Europe[edit]

  • 1R = First Round
Season Competition Round Country Club Score
1970-71 European Cup 1R Scotland Celtic FC 0-9, 0-5
1974-75 UEFA Cup 1R Germany 1. FC Köln 1-5, 1-4

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1999 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th KPV-j – Relegation Group - Relegated
2000 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th KPV-j
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th KPV-j
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd KPV-j
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th KPV-j
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2005 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2006 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
2007 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2009 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)

Club structure[edit]

KPV run a number of team including 1 men's teams, 1 ladies team, 10 boys team and 7 girls teams. The club also runs an Academy and Soccer School.[1]

2011 season[edit]

KPV are competing in the Ykkönen (First Division) administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto). This is the second tier of the Finnish football system. In 2009 the team finished in second position in the Ykkönen.

Current squad in 2015[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 Joonas Myllymäki
5 Finland DF Oskar Ylimäki
6 Finland DF Ville Jylhä
9 Finland FW Ville Huuhka
10 Finland FW Kim Palosaari
20 Finland FW Jere Kentala
34 Finland FW Aaro Hedman
47 Finland FW Petteri Jokihaara
66 Finland DF Teemu Mäki
TBA Finland MF Jouni Ahvenkoski
TBA The Gambia FW Dawda Bah
No. Position Player
TBA The Gambia MF Yankuba Ceesay
TBA Finland MF Harri Heiermann
TBA Finland DF Harri Hujanen
TBA Finland DF Ville Jylhä
TBA Finland MF Lassi Känsälä
TBA Finland MF Juho Korklakangas
TBA The Gambia DF Matthew Mendy
TBA Finland DF Henri Myntti
TBA Finland MF Aki Sipilä
TBA Finland GK Riku Uuskartano

Former players[edit]

For a complete list of former Kokkolan Palloveikot players with Wikipedia articles, see Category:Kokkolan Palloveikot players.

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kokkolan Palloveikot Pääsivusto". Retrieved 11.06.2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)