2014 Veikkausliiga

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Veikkausliiga
Season2014
ChampionsHJK
11th Veikkausliiga title
27th Finnish title
RelegatedTPS
FC Honka
MYPA
Champions LeagueHJK
Europa LeagueSJK
FC Lahti
VPS
Matches played198
Goals scored511 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorerJonas Emet,
Luis Solignac
(14 goals)
Biggest home winHJK 5–0 TPS
(23 June)
Biggest away winFC Honka 0–5 FF Jaro
(20 July)
TPS 1–6 FC Inter
(17 September)
Highest scoringMYPA 5–3 KuPS
(27 July)
Average attendance2,046
2013
2015

The 2014 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-fourth season of top-tier football in Finland. The league started on 6 April 2014 and ended on 25 October 2014.[1] HJK Helsinki are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

JJK were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2013 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions SJK.

Team summaries[edit]

Location of teams in 2014 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Finland Shefki Kuqi Finland Jussi Vasara
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Netherlands Job Dragtsma Finland Henri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Finland Toni Korkeakunnas Finland Mikko Hauhia
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 FinlandRussia Alexei Eremenko Sr. Finland Jonas Emet
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Finland Mika Lehkosuo Finland Teemu Tainio
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Finland Pekka Lyyski Finland Jani Lyyski
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000 Finland Marko Rajamäki Finland Miikka Ilo
MYPA Kouvola Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion 4,167 Finland Antti Muurinen Finland Tuomas Aho
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000 Finland Juha Malinen Finland Antti Okkonen
SJK Seinäjoki Seinäjoen keskuskenttä 3,500 Finland Simo Valakari Serbia Pavle Milosavljević
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Finland Mika Laurikainen Finland Jukka Lehtovaara
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
RoPS Finland Kari Virtanen End of contract n/a Finland Juha Malinen [2] Pre-season
FC Lahti Finland Juha Malinen End of contract n/a Finland Toni Korkeakunnas [3] Pre-season
MYPA Finland Toni Korkeakunnas End of contract n/a Finland Antti Muurinen [4] Pre-season
FC Honka Finland Mika Lehkosuo Sacked 7 February 2014[5] Finland Shefki Kuqi 15 February 2014[6] Pre-season
TPS Finland Marko Rajamäki Mutual termination 14 February 2014[7] Finland Mika Laurikainen 17 February 2014[8] Pre-season
KuPS Finland Esa Pekonen Mutual termination 24 April 2014[9] Finland Marko Rajamäki 2 May 2014[10] 12th
HJK Finland Sixten Boström Sacked 29 April 2014 Finland Mika Lehkosuo 29 April 2014[11] 6th

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HJK (C, Q) 33 20 9 4 62 25 +37 69 Qualification to Champions League Second qualifying round
2 SJK (Q) 33 16 11 6 40 26 +14 59 Qualification to Europa League First qualifying round
3 FC Lahti (Q) 33 15 13 5 45 23 +22 58
4 VPS (Q) 33 13 9 11 39 34 +5 48
5 IFK Mariehamn 33 14 6 13 49 55 −6 48
6 FF Jaro 33 12 8 13 47 47 0 44
7 KuPS 33 11 11 11 44 44 0 44
8 MYPA[a] (R) 33 10 9 14 41 54 −13 39 Relegation to Ykkönen
9 RoPS 33 11 5 17 37 41 −4 38
10 FC Inter 33 8 12 13 42 47 −5 36
11 FC Honka[b] (R) 33 6 13 14 38 57 −19 31 Relegation to Kakkonen
12 TPS (R) 33 6 6 21 29 60 −31 24 Relegation to Ykkönen
Updated to match(es) played on 26 October 2014. 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. ^ MYPA were denied a licence for the 2015 season and were relegated to 2015 Ykkönen, however the team later decided to cease their operations
  2. ^ FC Honka were denied a licence and they continue in the 2015 Kakkonen with a reserve team

Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home \ Away HON INT LAH JAR HJK MAR KPS MYP RPS SJK TPS VPS
FC Honka 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2
FC Inter 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–0
FC Lahti 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1
FF Jaro 3–3 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0
HJK 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 3–0[a] 1–0 0–1 3–0
IFK Mariehamn 4–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3[b]
KuPS 2–0 4–2 0–2 1–4 2–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1
MYPA 4–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
RoPS 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2
SJK 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3
TPS 0–1 1–6 0–1 2–2 1–4 0–1 0–3 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–0
VPS 3–0 1–0 1–3 3–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 26 October 2014. Source: veikkausliiga.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match originally finished 0–3, but the result was changed to 3–0, as RoPS fielded an ineligible player.[12]
  2. ^ The match originally finished 1–0, but the result was changed to 0–3, as IFK Mariehamn fielded ineligible players.[13]

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home \ Away HON INT LAH JAR HJK MAR KPS MYP RPS SJK TPS VPS
FC Honka 2–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–0 0–2
FC Inter 3–3 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–0
FC Lahti 0–0 0–2 3–4 1–1 2–0 4–1
FF Jaro 2–0 0–4 1–4 1–1 1–2
HJK 1–1 5–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 5–0
IFK Mariehamn 3–1 0–1 4–2 3–1 2–4 1–0
KuPS 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0
MYPA 2–2 2–2 2–1 5–3 2–1 0–0
RoPS 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2
SJK 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–1
TPS 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–2 0–1
VPS 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 26 October 2014. Source: veikkausliiga.com
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[14] Finland Antti Muurinen (MYPA) Germany Hendrik Helmke (FF Jaro)
May[15] Finland Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Finland Rasmus Schüller (HJK)
June[16] Finland Simo Valakari (SJK) Sweden Admir Ćatović (KuPS)
July[17] Finland Toni Korkeakunnas (FC Lahti) Finland Henrik Moisander (FC Lahti)
August[18] Finland Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Finland Petteri Forsell (IFK Mariehamn)
September[19] Finland Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Finland Erfan Zeneli (HJK)
October[20] Finland Olli Huttunen (VPS) Finland Sebastian Standvall (VPS)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veikkausliigakaudesta 2014 kaikkien aikojen pisin". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  2. ^ "Juha Malinen RoPSin peräsimeen kauden päätyttyä". RoPS (in Finnish). RoPS. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Toni Korkeakunnas valmentaa FC Lahtea kaudesta 2014 lähtien". FC Lahti (in Finnish). FC Lahti. 11 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. ^ "ANTTI MUURINEN MYPAN PÄÄVALMENTAJAKSI". MYPA (in Finnish). MYPA. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  5. ^ "FC HONKA ON PURKANUT PÄÄVALMENTAJA MIKA LEHKOSUON SOPIMUKSEN". FC Honka (in Finnish). FC Honka. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ "FC HONKA JA SHEFKI KUQI OVAT SOLMINEET PÄÄVALMENTAJASOPIMUKSEN". FC Honka (in Finnish). FC Honka. 15 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ "TPS ja Marko Rajamäki purkivat keskinäisen sopimuksensa". TPS (in Finnish). TPS. 14 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Mika Laurikainen palaa TPS:n päävalmentajaksi". TPS (in Finnish). TPS. 17 February 2014. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  9. ^ "KuPS ja Pekonen purkivat sopimuksensa". KuPS (in Finnish). KuPS. 24 April 2014. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Marko Rajamäki on uusi päävalmentaja". KuPS (in Finnish). KuPS. 2 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Mika Lehkosuo on HJK:n uusi päävalmentaja". HJK (in Finnish). HJK. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  12. ^ http://www.veikkausliiga.com/uutiset/2014/11/07/rops-menetti-hjk-voittonsa RoPS menetti HJK-voittonsa
  13. ^ http://www.veikkausliiga.com/uutiset/2014/04/25/ifk-mariehamn-vps-ottelun-lopputulos-muutettu IFK Mariehamn-VPS -ottelun lopputulos muutettu
  14. ^ Jaron Helmke huhtikuun Kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  15. ^ Rasmus Schüller Veikkausliigan toukokuun pelaaja Archived 2014-06-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  16. ^ KuPSin Admir Catovic Veikkausliigan kesäkuun pelaaja Archived 2014-07-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  17. ^ Henrik Moisander heinäkuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-08-01 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  18. ^ Petteri Forsell elokuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-09-11 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  19. ^ HJK:n Erfan Zeneli Veikkausliigan syyskuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-10-04 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  20. ^ [1] (in Finnish)

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