Atlantis FC

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Atlantis FC
Atlantis FC logo.svg
Full name Atlantis Football Club
Founded 1995
Ground Töölön Pallokenttä,
Helsinki
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Markku Ritala
Coach Ari Asukka
League Kakkonen
2013 Kakkonen Eastern Group, 3rd

Atlantis FC is a Finnish football club, based in Helsinki. It currently plays in the third tier of Finnish football (Kakkonen).

History[edit]

The club was founded in late 1995 when Johanneksen Dynamo (founded 1980) and FC Norssi (founded 1985) merged. The name "Atlantis FC" was created by Gösta Sundqvist, singer of Leevi and the Leavings.

The team began to play in the third tier of Finnish football (the Kakkonen) in 1996 and in 1997 they were promoted to the Ykkönen. In 1999 the club reached the playoffs for promotion to the first tier (Veikkausliiga, or betting league in English, named for its sponsor) but lost to Vaasan Palloseura. The following year they achieved promotion to the Veikkausliiga. In 2001 Atlantis finished seventh in the league and won the Finnish Cup.

The club fell into financial difficulties and went bankrupt 2002 and their place in the Premier League was given to AC Allianssi. The club's reserve team is Atlantis Akatemia (Atlantis Academy) still continued in second division. 2003 it changed its name to Atlantis FC and in 2004 the club was promoted to the Ykkönen.

Atlantis' current manager is Markku Ritala and they play their home matches at Helsingin Pallokenttä. Sakari Tukiainen finished the season 2014 as the top goal scorer and setting a new league record with 40 goals for the Kakkonen. [1]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Ivory Coast DF Adams Diabaté
3 Finland DF Ville Teelahti
4 Finland DF Aki Touvinen
5 England DF Nathan Okoye
6 Finland MF Severi Murto
7 England MF Bobby Vaughan
11 Finland FW Nico Weckström
14 Finland FW Stephen Obeng
16 Kosovo DF Vyrtyt Rexhepi
17 Finland FW John Digha
18 Finland FW Faton Ruka
19 Finland DF Santeri Saarenpää
20 Finland MF Kyawsan 'Jose' Chit
22 Brazil MF Andre Dos Santos
23 France DF Pierre Nlate
23 Finland DF Matti Suursalmi
25 Finland DF Albert Uljala
25 Finland MF Zakarie Ali
No. Position Player
27 Finland MF Dmitro Platonenko
28 Finland DF Aleksandr Rozov
29 Finland MF Ero Virolainen
30 Sierra Leone FW Obi Metzger
31 Finland MF Impton Söderlund
32 Finland MF Ibraham Aweys
33 Finland FW Juuso Leimu
34 Finland MF Jami Pietikäinen
35 Finland DF Joona Sneitz
36 Senegal FW Bachir Mboup
37 Finland DF Armando Pongo
38 Finland MF Ibrahim Haji
39 Finland FW Juhana Nousiainen
40 Finland MF Gonzalo Oroza
92 Finland GK Eemeli Lohvansuu
95 Finland GK Tomas Turunen
97 Finland GK Joni Lahtinen
99 Finland GK Joonatan Vuorela

Staff[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Chairman: Finland Markku Ritala
  • General Manager: Finland Aarne Tenkanen
  • Director of Academy: Finland Janne Wikman


Sports[edit]

  • Head Coach:Finland Ari Asukka
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Senegal Mamadou Vito Diatta
  • Technical Coach: Nigeria Sunny Akintmehin

Medical[edit]

  • Masseur: Finland Jukka Ala-Nikkola
  • Kit manager: Nigeria Christopher Aruna
  • Physio: Finland Filip Lunabba

Retired numbers[edit]

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 Miki Lehtonen (posthumous honour)

Seasons[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

  • 1980–1983: Juha Leinonen
  • 1984–1986: Hannu Ylöstalo
  • 1987: Hannu Tuukkanen
  • 1988–1989: Mikko Viitamäki
  • 1990–1991: Jari Kurittu
  • 1992–1993: Mikko Viitamäki
  • 1994: Esko Kokkonen
  • 1995: Ari Tiittanen
  • 1996–2000: Jari Europaeus
  • 2000: Markku Palmroos
  • 2001: Ari Tiittanen
  • 2002: Timo Askolin
  • 2003–2007: Pasi Pihamaa
  • 2007: Ville Lyytikäinen
  • 2008: Egypt Abdou Talat
  • 2008: Pasi Pihamaa
  • 2009: Estonia Aavo Sarap

2010 Moshood Bola Abdulaziz

Player of the year[edit]

  • 1996: Marko Ignatius
  • 1997: Esa Pamppunen
  • 1998: Kimmo Tauriainen
  • 1999: Tero Pilvi
  • 2000: Pasi Solehmainen
  • 2001: Sami Ylä-Jussila
  • 2002: Mika Johansson
  • 2003: Henri Kokkonen
  • 2004: Juha Jussila
  • 2005: Risto Salmi
  • 2006: Adel Eid
  • 2007: Risto Salmi
  • 2008: Ernest Simon
  • 2009: Tomas Sirevicius
  • 2010: Alan Arruda
  • 2011: Alimamy Jalloh

Topscorer[edit]

  • 1980: Kari Nevala (9)
  • 1981: Kari Nevala (8)
  • 1982: Hannu Vallius (12)
  • 1983: Kari Nevala (12)
  • 1984: Kari Nevala (22)
  • 1985: Kari Nevala (14)
  • 1986: Kari Nevala (11)
  • 1987: Jukka Innanen (10)
  • 1988: Jorma Lempinen (12)
  • 1989: Jorma Lempinen (12)
  • 1990: Kari Nevala (10)
  • 1991: Jouko Mikkonen & Henri Taavitsainen (7)
  • 1992: Esa Pamppunen (28)
  • 1993: Esa Pamppunen (17)
  • 1994: Esa Pamppunen (17)
  • 1995: Esa Pamppunen (19)
  • 1996: Esa Pamppunen (12)
  • 1997: Jani Nieminen & Esa Pamppunen (10)
  • 1998: Kimmo Tauriainen (8)
  • 1999: Tero Pilvi (9)
  • 2000: Sukru Uzuner (19)
  • 2001: Sami Ylä-Jussila (12)
  • 2002: Eero Voipio (8)
  • 2003: Eero Voipio (7)
  • 2004: Eero Voipio (12)
  • 2005: Vesa Kosonen (13)
  • 2006: Feras Abid ja Petteri Paajanen(11)
  • 2007: Muwahid Sesay (9)
  • 2008: Kalle Vasse (7)
  • 2009: Zakaria Kibona (6)
  • 2010: Bobo Bola (11)
  • 2011: Victor Solomon (14)

Highest Attendances by season[edit]

  • 1996: 17 August 1996 Atlantis FC – PK-35 228
  • 1997: 13 September 1997 Atlantis FC – EIF 213
  • 1998: 16 June 1998 Atlantis FC – FC Lahti 427
  • 1999: 14 October 1999 Atlantis FC – Tampere United 1.243
  • 2000: 30 September 2000 Atlantis FC – KuPS 1.768
  • 2001: 4 May 2001 Atlantis FC – FC Haka 2.797
  • 2002: 11 July 2002 Atlantis FC – Exeter City 325
  • 2003: 1 July 2003 Atlantis FC – FCK Salamat 358
  • 2004: 26 September 2004 Atlantis FC – JIPPO 512
  • 2005: 2 August 2005 Atlantis FC – PK-35 746
  • 2006: 2 September 2006 Atlantis FC – TP-47 742
  • 2007: 23 September 2007 Atlantis FC – KuPS 722
  • 2008: 11 October 2008 Atlantis FC – JJK 835
  • 2009: 3 May 2009 Atlantis FC -PoPa 623
  • 2010: 23 July 2010 Atlantis FC -HIFK 289
  • 2011: 10 May 2011 Atlantis FC -Pallohonka 241

Former Chairmen[edit]

Erkki Alaja

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kakkosen ihmemies iski taas hattutempun - maaliennätys uudelle kymmenluvulle". iltasanomat.fi. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

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