Vaasan Palloseura

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VPS
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Full name Vaasan Palloseura
Nickname(s) Vepsu, "Vepsi"
Founded 1924
Ground Hietalahti,
Vaasa
Ground Capacity 4,600
Chairman Riku Asukas
Manager Olli Huttunen
League Veikkausliiga
2013 Veikkausliiga, 3rd

Vaasan Palloseura (or VPS) is a Finnish football club, based in Vaasa. It currently plays in the Finnish Premier Division (Veikkausliiga). The club's manager is Olli Huttunen and assistant manager is Petri Vuorinen. The club plays its home matches at Hietalahti. VPS played twice in the UEFA Cup in 1998/1999 and in 1999/2000, but were knocked out in the 2nd Qualifying Round by Grazer AK of Austria and in the 1st Qualifying Round by St Johnstone of Scotland.

Achievements[edit]

European Campaigns[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 0–2 4–0 4–2
2Q Austria Grazer AK 0–0 0–3 0–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Scotland St Johnstone F.C. 1–1 0–2 1–3
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Sweden IF Brommapojkarna 2–1 0-2 2-3

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1994 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promoted
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th Relegation Group – 7th
1997 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1998 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1999 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegation Group – Playoffs
2000 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2001 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2002 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th Relegation Group – 7th – Relegated
2003 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2004 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2005 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Playoffs – Promoted
2006 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2007 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2008 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th
2009 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2010 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2011 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2012 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2013 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd UEFA Europa League First qualifying round

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 July 2014

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 Janne Henriksson
2 Finland DF Timi Lahti
3 Finland DF Ville Koskimaa
4 Finland DF Jesper Engström
5 Finland DF Antti Uimaniemi
6 Finland MF Cheyne Fowler
7 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines FW Cornelius Stewart
8 Finland MF Sebastian Strandvall (captain)
9 Finland FW Jarno Parikka
10 Finland MF Tony Björk
11 Cameroon FW Jean Fridolin Nganbe Nganbe
No. Position Player
12 Finland GK Karl-Filip Eriksson
14 Jamaica DF Keithy Simpson
15 Finland MF Thomas Kula
16 Finland DF Teemu Honkaniemi
18 Kenya MF Anthony Dafaa
19 United States FW Jordan Seabrook
20 Finland FW Lasse Linjala
23 Finland MF Miika Niemi
25 England DF Jordaan Brown
26 Jamaica FW Steven Morrissey
32 Finland GK Henri Sillanpää

Available youth players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
17 Finland DF Ilari Antila
22 Finland DF Joonas Vahtera
24 Finland GK Erkka Poutanen
No. Position Player
Finland GK Teemu Pitkänen
Finland MF Arttu Nuutinen
Finland FW Samu Alanko

Managers[edit]

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