FC Ilves

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FC Ilves
FC Ilves logo.png
Full nameTampereen Ilves[citation needed]
Nickname(s)Ipa
Founded1931
GroundTammela Stadium, Tampere
Capacity5,060
ChairmanAri Ruuth
ManagerJarkko Wiss
LeagueVeikkausliiga
2018Veikkausliiga, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Active departments of
Ilves
Football pictogram.svg Futsal pictogram.svg Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Football Futsal Ice hockey

Ilves Tampere is a Finnish football club, based in Tampere. In the 2018 season they play in the Veikkausliiga, the highest level in Finland.[1] They play most of their domestic league games at the Tammela Stadium, with European matches and some domestic games played at the Ratina Stadium.

In 1974 Ilves-Kissat Tampere and TaPa Tampere merged with Ilves, and the club took Ilves-Kissat's place in the Mestaruussarja. Ilves won the Finnish league championship in 1983 and the Finnish Cup in 1979 and 1990.[citation needed]

In the late 1990's, Ilves suffered financial trouble and its professional team was reformed into Tampere United before the 1999 season. The initial plan was to join Ilves with TPV, but TPV decided to continue as its own team. As a result, Tampere United inherited Ilves' place in the second highest division, and Ilves continued to play in lower divisions, although they did not have a men's team from 1999 to 2007.[2]

At a Kakkonen match between Ilves and local rivals TPV in 2011.

Ilves has since recovered and was promoted to Ykkönen for the 2013 season. Two years later, they got promoted to the highest league after MyPa lost their place.[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

  • Finnish champion (1): 1983
  • Finnish Cup winner (2): 1979, 1990

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Finnish Cup Movements
1975 Tier 2 1. divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA 3rd
1976 Tier 2 1. divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA 4th
1977 Tier 2 1. divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA 5th
1978 Tier 2 1. divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA 1st Promoted to 1979 Mestaruussarja
1979 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 10th Winner
1980 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 6th 7th round
1981 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 5th Quarterfinals
1982 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 7th Quarterfinals
1983 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 1st
1984 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 3rd
1985 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 2nd
1986 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 6th
1987 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 4th
1988 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 9th
1989 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier Division) Finnish FA 6th
1990 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 9th Winner
1991 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 6th
1992 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 8th
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 12th
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 12th
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 7th
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 10th Relegated to 1997 Ykkönen
1997 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Northern Finnish FA 8th
1998 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Promotion stage Finnish FA 5th Ilves reformed as Tampere United
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA 5th 6th Round
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA 3rd 5th Round
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA 1st Quarterfinals Finished 3rd in Promotion Playoffs
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA 2nd 4th Round
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Western Finnish FA 1st 4th Round Promoted to 2013 Ykkönen
2013 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA 4th 3rd Round
2014 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA 3rd 5th Round Promoted to 2015 Veikkausliiga
2015 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 8th 6th Round
2016 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 5th 5th Round
2017 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA 3rd Semifinals

European record[edit]

[citation needed]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Netherlands Feyenoord 1–3 2–4 3–7
1984–85 European Cup 1R Italy Juventus 0–4 1–2 1–6
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1R Scotland Rangers 0–4 2–0 2–4
1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Northern Ireland Glenavon 2–3 2–1 4–4
2R Italy Roma 1–1 2–5 3–6
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1QR Bulgaria PFC Slavia Sofia 0–1 1–2 1–3

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 August 2018.[3] 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 Mika Hilander (captain)
3 Finland DF Diogo Tomas
4 Finland DF Felipe Aspegren
5 Brazil MF Jair
6 Finland MF Matias Ojala
7 Ghana FW Samuel Afum
8 Finland MF Iiro Järvinen
9 Finland FW Ilari Mettälä
12 Finland GK Johannes Luukkanen
13 Ghana DF Baba Mensah
14 Finland MF Tuure Siira
15 Finland DF Mikael Almén
No. Position Player
16 Finland DF Tatu Miettunen
17 Finland FW Aleksi Tarvonen
22 Finland DF Tariq Kazi
23 Finland MF Naatan Skyttä
24 Finland DF Roope Huhtala
25 Senegal MF Emile Paul Tendeng
26 Ivory Coast FW Tiemoko Fofana
28 Finland FW Jesse Huhtala
29 Finland MF Santeri Haarala
32 Finland GK Matias Riikonen
60 Ghana DF David Addy

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
11 Finland MF Jusif Ali (at Dinamo Zagreb until 30 june 2019)

Management and boardroom[edit]

Management[edit]

As of 20 June 2018.[4]

Name Role
Finland Jarkko Wiss Head Coach
Finland Toni Kallio Coach
Finland Mikko Kavén Goalkeeping Coach
Finland Heli Rekimies Fitness Coach
Finland Ville Niemelä Kit Manager / Team Manager
Finland Ville Korpela Physiotherapist
Finland Jonne Väisänen Doctor

Boardroom[edit]

As of 12 April 2017[5]

Name Role
Finland Pentti Kuusela Chairman
Finland Tomi Erola CEO
Finland Toni Hevonkorpi Development Director / Vice CEO

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heikki Pietarinen (23 December 2015). "Finland - List of League First Level Tables". RSSSF. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Seura". ilvesedustus.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ Ilveksen joukkue 2018
  4. ^ Ilveksen joukkue 2018
  5. ^ "Yhteystiedot" (in Finnish). Ilves. Retrieved 12 April 2017.

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