AC Oulu

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AC Oulu
AC Oulu.svg
Full name AC Oulu
Founded 2002
Ground Raatti Stadium, Oulu
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Arto Oja
Manager Mika Lähderinne
League Ykkönen
2017 Ykkönen, 4th

AC Oulu (ACO) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. Formed on 2002, the club have played two seasons in Finland's highest football league Veikkausliiga and seven seasons in the second highest league Ykkönen. The club are currently playing in Ykkönen. They play their home games at Raatti Stadium, and the club colours are navy blue and white.

History[edit]

AC Oulu was founded in 2002 as a joint initiative of the OLS, OPS, OTP and Tervarit clubs with the aim of bringing top level football back to Oulu. FC Oulu played in the Veikkausliiga in the early '90s as the most recent team from Oulu to play top-tier Finnish football. After four seasons in the Ykkönen, AC Oulu reached the Finlands highest football league Veikkausliiga in 2007. However, they were relegated back to the Ykkönen at the end of their first season in the top division. After two seasons in the second tier AC Oulu won promotion again to the Veikkausliiga at the end of the 2009 season after finishing top of the Ykkönen.

Having finished 11th in 2010 season the club were initially going to continue in the Veikkausliiga for the 2011 season. However, they were denied a league licence for financial reasons and therefore dropped down to the Ykkönen.

Current squad[edit]

Updated 22 March 2018.

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 Tommi Lindholm
4 Finland DF Samuli Leppälä
5 Finland DF Lassi Nurmos
6 Finland DF Markus Heikkinen
8 United States MF Josue Soto
9 Mexico FW Alberto Alvarado Morin
10 Finland FW Driton Shala
11 Nigeria MF Felix Orishani
12 Finland GK Juuso Särkelä
13 Finland DF Niilo Hautala
14 Finland DF Niko Ronkainen
16 Finland DF Aleksi Lappalainen
No. Position Player
17 Finland FW Aleksi Gullsten
18 Finland FW Topi Järvi
20 Finland MF Samuel Kurttila
22 Finland MF Ilari Koljonen
23 Finland MF Santeri Laatikainen
26 Finland FW Toni Tahvanainen
27 Finland FW Hannes Seikkala
29 Brazil MF Jair
32 Finland MF David Ramadingaye
Finland GK Juhani Pennanen
Guyana DF Walter Moore
Finland MF Jere Aallikko

Out on loan[edit]

As of 17 January 2018

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

No. Position Player

Management and boardroom[edit]

Management[edit]

As of 16 March 2018[1]

Name Role
Finland Mika Lähderinne Head Coach
Finland Mikko Isokangas Assistant Coach
Finland Markus Heikkinen Assistant Coach
Finland Antti Pehkonen Assistant Coach
Finland Jani Luukkonen Goalkeeping Coach
Finland Pasi Moilanen Team Manager
Finland Pekka Juntunen Kit Manager
Finland Ari Korkala Physiotherapist
Finland Ville Puukka Doctor

Boardroom[edit]

As of 16 March 2018[2]

Name Role
Finland Arto Oja Chairman

Statistics[edit]

Season to season[edit]

G W D L GF - GA P
2003 Ykkönen 8. 26 9 8 9 37 - 37 35
2004 Ykkönen 5. 26 10 9 7 39 - 33 39
2005 Ykkönen 10. 26 8 7 11 32 - 33 31
2006 Ykkönen 2. 26 15 7 4 53 - 25 52
2007 Veikkausliiga 14. 26 5 7 14 28 - 49 22
2008 Ykkönen 4. 26 10 11 5 40 - 26 41
2009 Ykkönen 1. 26 16 5 5 57 - 24 53
2010 Veikkausliiga 11. 26 8 6 12 31 - 44 30
2011 Ykkönen 3. 24 14 6 4 51 - 22 48
2012 Ykkönen 6. 27 9 10 8 38 - 35 37
2013 Ykkönen 5. 27 11 7 9 36 - 38 40
2014 Ykkönen 4. 27 13 8 6 46 - 32 47
2015 Ykkönen 5. 27 12 8 7 31 - 28 44
2016 Ykkönen 4. 27 12 7 8 50 - 31 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joukkue 2018" (in Finnish). AC Oulu. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Yhteystiedot" (in Finnish). AC Oulu. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 

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