Oulun Luistinseura

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OLS
Full name Oulun Luistinseura
Founded 1880
Ground Castrén
Ground Capacity 2500
Chairman Kimmo Hurtig
Manager Jyrki Kylmälä
League Kakkonen

Oulun Luistinseura (or OLS) is a Finnish multi-sports club, based in Oulu. The club has football, bandy, bowling and floorball sections.

Football[edit]

OLS football team was founded in 1941 by clubs bandy players. Throughout the years the club has played mostly in lower divisions, never competing in the highest tier of Finnish football except as a part of short lived merger with OTP called FC Oulu in early 1990's. The most successful part of OLS is the youth academy which has produced many national team level players. Men's football team earned promotion to Kakkonen (the third tier of Finnish football) for 2014 season.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Finland DF Antti Pehkonen
3 Finland DF Aleksi Haipus
4 Finland DF Sami Hyvärinen
5 Finland DF Arttu Hinkula
6 Finland MF Juha-Matti Huovinen
7 Finland MF Joonas Hakala
8 Finland FW Arttu Siira
9 Finland FW Vesa Verronen
10 Finland MF Rasmus Karjalainen
11 Finland FW Aatu Asikainen
12 Finland FW Sami Karjalainen
13 Finland DF Teemu Lukkari
15 Finland DF Niko Tukeva
No. Position Player
16 Russia FW Konstantin Belov
17 Finland FW Pekka Kainu
19 Finland FW Juuso Kemppainen
20 Finland MF Aleksi Autti
21 Finland DF Joonas Sulasalmi
22 Finland GK Pasi Hilli
23 Finland MF Nikko Ruokangas
24 Finland DF Iiro Kangas
25 Finland DF Niko Heiskanen
27 Finland MF Arttu Haapala
29 Finland FW Oskari Rounaja
30 Finland GK Johannes Wentin

Bandy[edit]

OLS is one of the most successful clubs in Finland and is the only non-Swedish or Russian/Soviet club to have won the Bandy World Cup, having won the title in 1976.

OLS have won the Bandyliiga play-off to become Finnish champions 16 times the first was in 1970 and the most recent title was in 2014.[1] OLS has won the Finnish championship in the following years: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OLS Suomen mestari, Yrjö Utin ja Pekka Huovilan valokuvia" (in Finnish). Finland's Bandy Association. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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