Kolmonen

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Kolmonen - Finnish Division 3
Country Finland
Founded 1973
Number of teams 104
Promotion to Kakkonen
Relegation to Nelonen
Current champions FC Myllypuro
FC Espoo
FC Viikkarit
SoVo
SC KuFu-98
SavU
JBK
I-Kissat
OLS
Kolmonen 2011 League Tables
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)

Kolmonen or III divisioona is the fourth level in the league system of Finnish football and comprises 104 Finnish football teams. The III divisioona was introduced in 1973 and in the mid-1990s became known as the Kolmonen (Number Three in English and Trean in Swedish).

The competition[edit]

There are 104 clubs in the Kolmonen, divided in 9 groups of 10 to 12 teams each representing a geographical area. During the course of a season (starting in April and ending in October) each club plays the others twice, once at their home ground and once at that of their opponents. The top team in each Kolmonen group is promoted to Kakkonen and the two lowest placed teams are normally relegated to the Nelonen.[1]

Administration[edit]

Football Association of Finland (SPL)[edit]

The Football Association of Finland (Finnish: Suomen Palloliitto, SPL; Swedish: Finlands Bollförbund, FBF) administered the Kolmonen from 1973 until 1995. There were 9 sections which were divided on a regional basis with between 10 and 12 teams in each.

District Football Associations[edit]

Since 1996 the administration of the Kolmonen has been delegated to the 12 district authorities of the SPL. Responsibilities for the 10 sections are divided as follows:

Teams within the Kolmonen are eligible to compete in the Suomen Cup and the Suomen Regions' Cup. The clubs are normally listed in an abbreviated form and their full names can be viewed by referring to the List of clubs or the relevant District Association.

Current clubs - 2014 Season[edit]

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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Resultcode". SPL. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ "SPL Uudenmaan piiri 2014 - Kolmonen 1". SPL Uudenmaan piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "SPL Helsingin piiri 2014 - Kolmonen 2". SPL Uudenmaan piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  4. ^ "SPL Uudenmaan piiri 2014 - Kolmonen 3". SPL Uudenmaan piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  5. ^ "SPL Kaakkois-Suomen piiri 2014 - Kolmonen". SPL Kaakkois-Suomen piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  6. ^ "SPL Keski-Suomen piiri 2014 - Kolmonen". SPL Keski-Suomen piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  7. ^ "SPL Pohjois-Suomen piiri 2014 - Kolmonen". SPL Pohjois-Suomen piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  8. ^ "SPL Vaasan piiri 2014 – Kolmonen". SPL Vaasan piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  9. ^ "SPL Tampereen piiri 2014 - Kolmonen". SPL Tampereen piiri. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  10. ^ "SPL Turun piiri 2014 - Kolmonen". SPL Turun piiri. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 

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