2012 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2012
ChampionsHJK
9th Veikkausliiga title
25th Finnish title
RelegatedHaka
Champions LeagueHJK
Europa LeagueFC Honka
Inter Turku
TPS
Matches played198
Goals scored535 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerIrakli Sirbiladze
(17 goals)
Biggest home winTPS 9–2 Haka
(22 August)
Biggest away winKuPS 0–6 FC Inter
(22 July)
Highest scoringTPS 9–2 Haka
(22 August)
2011
2013

The 2012 Veikkausliiga is the eighty-second season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 15 April 2012 and ended on 27 October 2012.[1] HJK Helsinki were the defending champions and successfully defended their title.

Teams[edit]

RoPS were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2011 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions FC Lahti.

Team summaries[edit]

Location of teams in 2012 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Finland Mika Lehkosuo Finland Tapio Heikkilä
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion1 10,000 Netherlands Job Dragtsma Finland Henri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Finland Tommi Kautonen Finland Mikko Hauhia
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 FinlandRussia Alexei Eremenko Sr. Finland Heikki Aho
Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516 Finland Juha Malinen Republic of Ireland Shane Robinson
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Finland Antti Muurinen Finland Ville Wallén
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000 Finland Kari Martonen Finland Janne Korhonen
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000 Finland Esa Pekonen Finland Pyry Kärkkäinen
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Finland Pekka Lyyski Finland Jani Lyyski
MYPA Kouvola Saviniemi 4,167 Finland Toni Korkeakunnas Finland Tuomas Aho
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion1 10,000 Finland Marko Rajamäki Finland Toni Kolehmainen
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Finland Olli Huttunen Finland Sebastian Strandvall

1 Paavo Nurmi Stadion until June 2012.[2][3]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
VPS Finland Petri Vuorinen End of contract n/a Finland Olli Huttunen 1 December 2011[4] Pre-season
Haka Finland Sami Ristilä Sacked 23 August 2012[5] Finland Asko Jussila 23 August 2012 11th
Haka Finland Asko Jussila Resigned 10 September 2012[6] Finland Juha Malinen 10 September 2012 11th

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HJK (C, Q) 33 19 7 7 63 33 +30 64 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 FC Inter (Q) 33 17 7 9 57 42 +15 58 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 TPS (Q) 33 16 6 11 55 33 +22 54
4 IFK Mariehamn (Q) 33 13 12 8 50 43 +7 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
5 FC Lahti 33 16 2 15 45 49 −4 50
6 MYPA 33 13 10 10 39 33 +6 49
7 FC Honka (Q) 33 12 7 14 37 38 −1 43 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[b]
8 VPS 33 12 7 14 36 38 −2 43
9 JJK 33 12 4 17 54 65 −11 40
10 KuPS 33 10 6 17 39 53 −14 36
11 FF Jaro 33 8 9 16 28 51 −23 33
12 Haka (R) 33 9 5 19 32 57 −25 32 Relegation to 2013 Ykkönen
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2012. Source: veikkausliiga.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ IFK Mariehamn qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via Fair Play rankings.[7]
  2. ^ FC Honka qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2012 Finnish Cup.

Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home \ Away HON INT LAH JAR HAK HJK JJK KPS MAR MYP TPS VPS
FC Honka 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–1
FC Inter 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 2–0 3–3 1–1
FC Lahti 2–1 0–5 0–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0
FF Jaro 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–0
Haka 2–1 0–2 0–3 4–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 0–1
HJK 3–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 3–3
JJK 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–4 0–3 1–5 5–2 0–3 2–1 0–2
KuPS 0–2 0–6 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–3
IFK Mariehamn 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0
MYPA 0–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
TPS 2–1 4–1 4–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0
VPS 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2012. Source: veikkausliiga.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home \ Away HON INT LAH JAR HAK HJK JJK KPS MAR MYP TPS VPS
FC Honka 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2
FC Inter 3–1 3–2 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–0
FC Lahti 3–2 4–3 0–1 3–1 1–0
FF Jaro 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–3 0–3
Haka 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1
HJK 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 5–1
JJK 3–1 4–2 5–0 3–6 3–2 1–2
KuPS 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–3 2–1
IFK Mariehamn 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0
MYPA 0–0 1–0 1–4 2–1 1–1
TPS 1–2 9–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0
VPS 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2012. Source: veikkausliiga.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]

Updated to games played on 27 October 2012.

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[8] Finland Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA) Finland Magnus Bahne (FC Inter)
May[9] Finland Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Hungary Tamás Gruborovics (JJK)
June[10] FinlandRussia Alexei Eremenko Sr. (FF Jaro) Finland Sampo Koskinen (FC Honka)
July[11] Finland Marko Rajamäki (TPS) Finland Petteri Forsell (IFK Mariehamn)
August[12] Finland Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA) Finland Pekka Sihvola (MYPA)
September[13] Finland Tommi Kautonen (FC Lahti) Georgia (country) Irakli Sirbiladze (FC Inter)
October[14] Finland Antti Muurinen (HJK) Finland Rasmus Schüller (HJK)

Annual awards[edit]

Source: Pelipaikkojen parhaat 2012 nimetty (in Finnish)

Position Player
Goalkeeper Finland Henrik Moisander (TPS)
Defender Finland Jarkko Hurme (TPS)
Midfielder Finland Mika Ojala (FC Inter)
Striker Georgia (country) Irakli Sirbiladze (FC Inter)
Manager Finland Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veikkausliigan otteluohjelma 2012". Archived from the original on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://fc.tps.fi/otteluohjelma.251.php?nayta=1
  4. ^ "Vepsussa alkaa Okan aika". VPS (in Finnish). VPS. 11 October 2011. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  5. ^ "FC Haka vaihtaa päävalmentajaa". FC Haka (in Finnish). FC Haka. 23 August 2012. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Juha Malinen Hakan valmentajaksi, Attakora toppariksi". FC Haka (in Finnish). FC Haka. 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  7. ^ "IFK klara för Europa League". Ålandstidningen. 9 May 2013. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  8. ^ Magnus Bahnesta Veikkausliigan huhtikuun pelaaja Archived 15 September 2012 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  9. ^ Toukokuun joukkue nimetty (in Finnish)
  10. ^ Sampo Koskinen Veikkausliigan kesäkuun pelaaja Archived 5 February 2013 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  11. ^ Petteri Forsell Veikkausliigan heinäkuun pelaaja Archived 30 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  12. ^ Pekka Sihvola elokuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 5 February 2013 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  13. ^ Sirbiladze syyskuun kuukauden pelaaja (in Finnish)
  14. ^ HJK miehitti lokakuun joukkueen Archived 5 February 2013 at Archive.today (in Finnish)

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