The 2001 season was the 71st completed season of Finnish Football League Championship, known as the Veikkausliiga. At the same time it was the 12th season of the Veikkausliiga.
The Veikkausliiga is administered by the Finnish Football Association and the competition's 2001 season was contested by 12 teams. Tampere United won the championship and qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2002-03 qualification round, while the second and third placed teams qualified for the first qualification round of the UEFA Cup 2002-03. The fourth placed team qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2002, while the two lowest placed teams of the competition, FC Jokerit and RoPS Rovaniemi were relegated to the Ykkönen.
In 2001 there were 12 participants in the Veikkausliiga:
Location of teams in 2001 Veikkausliiga
Premier Division (Veikkausliiga) 2001
Premier Division/Division One 2001, Promotion/Relegation Playoff
- Jaro Pietarsaari - Jokerit Helsinki 1-1
- Jokerit Helsinki - Jaro Pietarsaari 3-4
Jaro Pietarsaari promoted, Jokerit Helsinki relegated.