Tampereen Pallo-Veikot

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TPV
Tampereen Pallo-Veikot.png
Full name Tampereen Pallo-Veikot
Nickname(s) Paltsarit, Punakone (Red Machine)
Founded 1930
Ground Tammela Stadion, Tampere
Ground Capacity 5,040
Chairman Heikki Salonen
Manager Jari Pylkkönen
League Kakkonen

Tampereen Pallo-Veikot or TPV is a Finnish football club, based in Tampere. The club plays in the Kakkonen, the third highest level of football in Finland. It is the second largest football club in the Pirkanmaa region in terms of active members, with 1,600 members in 2005.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1930 as a general sports club for workers. In the past there were also bandy, boxing and ice hockey sections, but nowadays TPV is purely a football club. In the 1960s TPV played three seasons at the highest level of Finnish ice hockey.

Before the 1950s the clubs of Finnish Workers' Sports Federation played in their own leagues that were not connected to the Football Association of Finland. Tampereen Pallo-Veikot won the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation championship six times.

TPV later joined the Finnish FA and competed at the highest level in the top tier of the Finnish football league system for five seasons in 1971, 1993–1995 and 1999. The most successful year was in 1994 when the club won the Finnish Championship, but the next season they were unfortunately relegated to the Ykkönen. In 1999 the club regained its Veikkausliiga status, but this only lasted for one season.

In July 1998 plans were implemeted to merge TPV and the other local Tampere club FC Ilves. The new club Tampere United inherited TPV's place in the Ykkönen and soon gained promotion to the Veikkausliiga. However both the existing clubs have continued as independent entities although Ilves now participates in the lower divisions.

Achievements[edit]

  • Finnish champion: 1994

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1992 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th Championship Group - 6th
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Champions
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegated
1996 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1997 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promotion Group - 5th
1998 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th Promotion Group - 4th - Promoted
1999 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegation Group - 12th - Relegated
2000 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd Promotion Group - 10th
2001 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th Withdrew from Ykkönen for 2002
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-Offs
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2009 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegated
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd

Current squad 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 Kruuti
2 Finland MF Kimmo Lahti
3 Finland DF Risto Vihinen
4 Finland DF Jarkko Vesapuisto
5 Finland DF Tommi Smeets
6 Finland DF Mika Lindroos
7 Finland MF Abdulhakim Muhumud
8 Sierra Leone FW Mohamed Koroma
9 Finland FW Rudi Dieter
10 Finland MF Sergei Korsunov
11 Finland MF Tero Intala
12 Finland GK Jani-Petteri Soininen
13 Finland FW Mika Ahonen
15 Finland DF Vili-Atte Mäkinen
No. Position Player
17 Finland MF Teemu Sonne
18 Finland MF Valtteri Käpyaho
19 Finland MF Teppo Syrjänen (on loan from Haka)
20 Finland MF Jusu Karvonen
21 Finland DF Matias Sallila
22 Finland FW Paavo Näykki
23 Finland MF Samu Jokela
25 Finland DF Juho Mattila
26 Finland DF Tuukka Korpela
28 Finland DF Jussi Perttula
29 Finland MF Aleksi Pylkkönen
30 Finland GK Tuomas Majuri
52 Finland GK Antti Peltonen

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