2013 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season 2013
Champions HJK
10th Veikkausliiga title
26th Finnish title
Relegated JJK
Champions League HJK Helsinki
Europa League FC Honka
VPS
MYPA
RoPS
Matches played 198
Goals scored 525 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Tim Väyrynen
(17 goals)
Biggest home win HJK 6–0 FC Inter
(13 June)
FF Jaro 7–1 FC Lahti
(13 July)
Biggest away win IFK Mariehamn 0–5 HJK
(27 June)
Highest scoring FF Jaro 7–1 FC Lahti
(13 July)
2012
2014

The 2013 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-third season of top-tier football in Finland. The season began on 13 April 2013 and is scheduled to end on 26 October 2013. HJK Helsinki are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

FC Haka were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2012 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions RoPS.

Team summaries[edit]

Location of teams in 2013 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Finland Mika Lehkosuo Finland Jussi Vasara
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Netherlands Job Dragtsma Finland Henri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Finland Juha Malinen Finland Mikko Hauhia
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 FinlandRussia Alexei Eremenko Sr. Finland Jonas Emet
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Finland Sixten Boström Finland Ville Wallén
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Finland Pekka Lyyski Finland Jani Lyyski
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000 Finland Juha Pasoja Finland Janne Korhonen
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000 Finland Esa Pekonen Finland Rami Hakanpää
MYPA Kouvola Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion 4,167 Finland Toni Korkeakunnas Finland Tuomas Aho
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000 Finland Kari Virtanen Finland Antti Okkonen
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Finland Marko Rajamäki Finland Jarkko Hurme
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Finland Olli Huttunen Finland Sebastian Strandvall

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
HJK Finland Antti Muurinen End of contract n/a Finland Sixten Boström 1 January 2013[1] Pre-season
FC Lahti Finland Tommi Kautonen Sacked 4 June 2013[2] Finland Juha Malinen 5 June 2013[3] 12th
JJK Finland Kari Martonen Sacked 30 June 2013 Finland Juha Pasoja (as caretaker) 30 June 2013[4] 12th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HJK (C) 33 22 7 4 78 25 +53 73 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 FC Honka 33 18 7 8 51 37 +14 61 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 VPS 33 14 9 10 41 39 +2 51
4 IFK Mariehamn 33 14 7 12 57 62 −5 49
5 FC Lahti 33 15 3 15 47 49 −2 48
6 MYPA 33 14 5 14 42 37 +5 47 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
7 KuPS 33 11 8 14 43 42 +1 41
8 TPS 33 10 11 12 42 46 −4 41
9 FC Inter 33 9 13 11 31 38 −7 40
10 FF Jaro 33 9 10 14 41 50 −9 37
11 RoPS 33 8 10 15 25 36 −11 34 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
12 JJK (R) 33 4 10 19 27 64 −37 22 Relegation to 2014 Ykkönen

Updated to games played on 26 October 2013.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 RoPS qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2013 Finnish Cup.
2 MYPA qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by Fair-Play ranking.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home \ Away[1] HON INT LAH JAR HJK MAR JJK KPS MYP RPS TPS VPS
FC Honka 0–0 1–0 4–2 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0
FC Inter 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0
FC Lahti 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–2
FF Jaro 2–2 0–0 7–1 2–3 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1
HJK 4–2 6–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2
IFK Mariehamn 1–4 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–5 2–2 4–2 0–4 1–0 2–0 0–1
JJK 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 3–2 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–1
KuPS 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–0
MYPA 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–4 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0
RoPS 0–1 1–0 3–01 0–0 0–0 1–3 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0
TPS 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 2–4 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1
VPS 0–0 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 4–1 3–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 30 September 2013.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

1.^ The match originally finished 1–1, but FC Lahti fielded an ineligible player.[5]

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home \ Away[1] HON INT LAH JAR HJK MAR JJK KPS MYP RPS TPS VPS
FC Honka 4–2 1–0 3–3 2–4 0–0
FC Inter 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2
FC Lahti 5–2 0–2 5–1 2–0 2–3 3–2
FF Jaro 1–3 1–5 2–2 2–0 0–3
HJK 6–1 4–2 2–1 3–0 3–1 3–0
IFK Mariehamn 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 3–2 4–1
JJK 2–3 0–0 0–5 0–4 1–3
KuPS 1–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 1–1
MYPA 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1
RoPS 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1
TPS 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–2 2–1 2–1
VPS 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 26 October 2013.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[6] Finland Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Finland Petteri Forsell (IFK Mariehamn)
May[7] Finland Mika Lehkosuo (FC Honka) Finland Pekka Sihvola (MYPA)
June[8] Finland Mika Lehkosuo (FC Honka) Finland Tim Väyrynen (FC Honka)
July[9] FinlandRussia Alexei Eremenko Sr. (FF Jaro) Finland Tomi Maanoja (RoPS)
August[10] Finland Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA) Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Méïté (FC Honka)
September[11] Finland Sixten Boström (HJK) Finland Erfan Zeneli (HJK)
October[12] Finland Olli Huttunen (VPS) Finland Tim Väyrynen (FC Honka)

Annual awards[edit]

Source: Kauden 2013 pelipaikkojen parhaat nimetty (in Finnish)

Position Player
Goalkeeper Finland Henri Sillanpää (VPS)
Defender Ghana Gideon Baah (FC Honka)
Midfielder Finland Erfan Zeneli (HJK)
Striker Finland Tim Väyrynen (FC Honka)
Manager Finland Olli Huttunen (VPS)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oma kasvatti aloittaa HJK:n päävalmentajana tammikuussa". HJK (in Finnish). HJK. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kautonen vapautettu päävalmentajan tehtävästä". FC Lahti (in Finnish). FC Lahti. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Juha Malinen FC Lahden päävalmentajaksi". FC Lahti (in Finnish). FC Lahti. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "JJK-RoPS: Härkäviikko päättyi tasapeliin - ottelu jäi Martosen viimeiseksi". JJK Jyväskylä (in Finnish). JJK Jyväskylä. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.veikkausliiga.com/News.aspx?type=&ID=51810 FC Lahden valitus hylättiin
  6. ^ Lyyski Kuukauden valmentaja (in Finnish)
  7. ^ Toukokuun parhaat julkistettu Archived 2013-11-01 at the Wayback Machine. (in Finnish)
  8. ^ Tim Väyrynen kesäkuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived October 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (in Finnish)
  9. ^ Tomi Maanoja Veikkausliigan heinäkuun pelaaja (in Finnish)
  10. ^ Hongan Abdoulaye Méïté Veikkausliigan elokuun pelaaja (in Finnish)
  11. ^ Erfan Zenelistä syyskuun Kuukauden pelaaja (in Finnish)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-26.  Tim Väyrynen lokakuun kuukauden pelaaja] (in Finnish)