Pallo-Iirot

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Pallo-Iirot
Pallo-Iirot.png
Full name Pallo-Iirot
Nickname(s) P-Iirot
Founded 1930
Ground Äijänsuon stadion,
Rauma,
Finland
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Finland Tarmo Salvi
Head Coach Finland Hannu Touru
Coach Finland Iiro Koivula
League Kakkonen
2013 3rd - Kakkonen (Western Group)

Pallo-Iirot (abbreviated P-Iirot) is a football club from Rauma in Finland. The club was formed in 1930 and their home ground is at the Äijänsuon stadion. The men's first team currently plays in the Kakkonen (Second Division). The Chairman of Pallo-Iirot is Tarmo Salvi.

Background[edit]

The club was known as Iirot when it was established in 1930 and it has since taken a number of forms:

  • Iirot Rauma until 1968
  • Hakrit Rauma from 1969 to 1981 (merger with Lukko Rauma)
  • Pallo-Iirot Rauma since 1982[1]

In the 1940s, the club also played bandy for a few years.

At the beginning of the 1990s the leading football clubs in Rauma, namely Rauman Pallo and Pallo-Iirot, merged to form Rauman Pallo-Iirot. A few years later the name reverted to Pallo-Iirot. The other club based in the town is FC Rauma.

Since 1982 Pallo-Iirot has played 14 seasons in the Ykkönen (First Division), the second tier of Finnish football, in the periods 1984-85, 1991, 1993–2001 and 2004-05.[2]

They also have had six spells in the third tier, the Kakkonen (Second Division), covering 12 seasons from 1983, 1986–87, 1990, 1992, 2002–03 and 2006 to the present day.[3]

The club has approximately 1,000 members comprising both boys and girls and offers the whole family the possibility to engage in football.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2000 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th Relegation Group - 7th
2001 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th Relegated
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-Offs - Promoted
2004 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2005 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 14th Relegated
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd

Junior Section[edit]

Pallo-Iirot has the Seal of approval for football which is an acknowledgement for quality of its youth activities in Finland. The club's youth team's programme is based on the active participation of the parents. P-Iirot welcomes the parents together with their children to join the club activities by becoming the youth teams' coaches, and managers or to otherwise support their children's team's activities.

The Nappulaliiga (Little league) offers sports and games, emphasising football, twice a week for the ages of 3 to 11 years. The programme runs from April until September.

Club Structure[edit]

Pallo-Iirot currently has 2 men's teams, 1 ladies team, 9 boys teams and 4 girls teams. In the winter the club practices at Äijänsuo indoor hall and on the heated astro-turf.

2010 season[edit]

P-Iirot Men's Team are competing in Group B (Lohko B) of the Kakkonen administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 Pallo-Iirot finished in fifth position in their Kakkonen section.

P-Iirot 2 are participating in the Kolmonen section administered by the Satakunta SPL.

P-Iirot Ladies Team are competing in Group B (Lohko B) of the Kakkonen (Second Division) administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) .

Squads[edit]

First team 2014[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 Mikko Laaksonen
2 Finland DF Iiro Aalto
4 Finland DF Elias Ala-Kaila
5 Finland DF Matias Majapuro
6 Finland DF Arttu Mäki-Arvela
7 Finland DF Topias Lehtola
8 Finland FW Ville Vihlman
9 Finland FW Toni Tuuri
10 Finland MF Jussi-Pekka Savolainen
11 Finland MF Miika Pertola
12 Finland GK Iiro Koski
13 Finland MF Niilo Hautala
No. Position Player
14 Finland MF Niklas Kuusio
15 Finland MF Mikko Valtanen
16 Finland FW Kristian Gustafsson
17 Finland FW Ilari Mettälä
18 Finland MF Aake Rapala
19 Finland DF Jussi Jokinen
21 Finland MF Aleksi Lalli
22 Romania DF Vasile Marchiş
23 Finland GK Panu Erama
24 Finland FW Martti Ojala
25 Finland FW Tommi Lehto
28 Finland FW Juho Patola (C)

Ladies Team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Finland Sanna Aro-Heinilä
Finland Jessica Arvo
Finland Sonja-Maria Heino
Finland Johanna Hätilä
Finland Sanni Kämäräinen
Finland Emmi Lehtonen
Finland Laura Laitonen
Finland Minna Lyyra
Finland Maria Merimaa
Finland Viivi-Veronica Mäkinen
Finland Krista Pihala
Finland Helmi Sipilä
Finland Katri Suistio
No. Position Player
Finland Noora Tallila
Finland Kati Vastamäki
Finland Miia Viljanen
Finland Tytti Virtanen
Finland Tatja Hussa
Finland Janiina Jalonen
Finland Enni Mäkitalo
Finland Maria Nordlund
Finland Katri Rajala
Finland Pauliina Vahander
Finland Katja Vastiala
Finland Katri Juhola
Finland Heidi Moilanen

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland - Divisional Movements 1930-2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Finland - Divisional Movements 1930-2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Finland - Divisional Movements 1930-2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-14.