Ekenäs IF

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Ekenäs Idrottsförening
Ekenäs Idrottsförening.png
Full name Ekenäs Idrottsförening
Nickname(s) EIF
Ekenäs IF
Founded 1905
Ground Ekenäs Centrumplan,
Ekenäs)
Raseborg
Finland
Chairman Finland Stefan Haglund
Head Coach Finland Jens Mattfolk
League Ykkönen
2016 Ykkönen, 8th

Ekenäs Idrottsförening (abbreviated EIF or Ekenäs IF) is a sports club from Ekenäs, Raseborg in Finland. EIF was formed in 1905 and they are one of the oldest clubs in the south-west of Finland. The men's football first team currently plays in the Ykkönen (First Division). Their home ground is at the Ekenäs Centrumplan in Ekenäs. The Chairman of EIF is Stefan Haglund.

The club currently has sections covering football, handball, floorball and disc golf. EIF's athletics section set up Karis IK and from 1 January 2009 transferred its activities to the new IF Raseborg club.

History[edit]

Ekenäs Idrottsförening has a long football history which reached its pinnacle with one season in the highest division, the Mestaruussarja (Championship), back in 1933. They have also had 8 seasons in the Suomisarjaa (Finland League) which at that time was the second tier of Finnish football in 1938–39 and 1946/47–51.[1]

EIF have had five periods covering 26 seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football from 1975–76, 1981–88, 1991–92, 1994–98 and 2002 to the current day.[2]

EIF has a thriving junior section with a large number of teams.

A new highest ever attendance for an EIF match was made in 2013 when 2,014 people attended the home game with FC Jazz. The old record was from 1975 when 1,625 people attended the home game with HAIK.[3]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
2001 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2011 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-offs
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-offs – Promoted
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2016 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th

Club structure[edit]

EIF currently has 2 men's team, 1 ladies teams, 12 boys teams and 4 girls team.

Other facts[edit]

EIF Akademi are participating in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Kolmonen (Third Division) administered by the Uusimaa SPL. In 2009 the team finished in top position in their Nelonen (Fourth Division) section and were promoted to the Kolmonen.

EIF Ladies Team are competing in Group B (Lohko B) of the Kakkonen (Second Division) administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) .

Current Squad for the 2017 Season[edit]

First team[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 United States FW Etchu Tabe
3 Ivory Coast DF Cheick Camara
4 Canada DF Jems Geffrard
5 Finland DF Olli Jalli
6 Ivory Coast MF Paul Akouokou
7 Burkina Faso MF Boubacar Kinda
8 Finland MF Riku Heinonen
9 Finland DF Johan Estlander
11 Brazil FW Felix De Bona
12 Finland GK Santeri Aaltonen
13 Finland DF William Lindqvist
No. Position Player
15 Ivory Coast MF Mohammed Doumbia
16 Finland MF Simon Eklund
17 Finland DF Zacharias Ekström
19 Ivory Coast DF Joel Akpini
22 Ivory Coast FW Sakpa Kouame
23 Finland MF Simon Sid
25 Finland MF Ville Sevón
27 Finland MF Theo Lundström
80 Finland GK Jonathan Jäntti
87 Finland MF Juuso Aalto

Academy players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Finland DF Robin Flinck
Finland DF Alexander Pihlström
Finland DF Rasmus Sjöholm
38 Finland MF Janec Jousmaa
No. Position Player
Finland MF Simon Lindholm
Finland MF Andreas Wahlstedt
Finland FW Robert Bäckman

Ladies Team[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 Malin Söderström
2 Finland Josefine Sjöblom
3 Finland Jenni Virranvuo
4 Finland Josefine Lindbom
5 Finland Maria Hujanen
6 Finland Jenny Sundblom
8 Finland Lilian Sjöberg
9 Finland Linda Grundström
10 Finland Victoria Sundblom
No. Position Player
11 Finland Alexandra Sundblom
12 Finland Heidi Öblom
14 Finland Ann-Sofie Nyholm
15 Finland Emilia Allén
16 Finland Hanna Lupala
17 Finland Johanna Rehn
18 Finland Ivonne Ruiz-Olate

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 11.05.2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 11.05.2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Jalkapallokirja 1991. Suomen Palloliitto. 1991. ISSN 0787-7188. 
  4. ^ Flera nya kontrakt klara