FC Jazz

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FC Jazz Pori
Full nameFootball Club Jazz Pori
Founded22 September 1934; 84 years ago (22 September 1934)
GroundPori Stadium, Pori
ManagerSeth Ablade
20187th (Group B)

FC Jazz is a football club from Pori, Finland. It plays in the Finnish third tier Kakkonen.


2013 promotion playoffs FC Jazz vs. Ekenäs IF at Pori Stadium.

PPT 1934–1991[edit]

FC Jazz was established in 1934 as Porin Pallo-Toverit (PPT for short) by 18 young men who had previously played football in the local sports club Pyrintö. The founders had strong labour movement background and PPT immediately joined the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation (TUL). PPT had also a section for bandy.[1]

PPT played its first years in TUL regional series and after the second world war in TUL national divisions. The club made its debut in Finnish Football Association's national divisions in 1948 Suomensarja which was the second tier of Finnish football. After six more seasons in TUL series PPT joined the FA's divisions permanently in 1955 playing third or fourth tiers up to the 1980s. In 1982 PPT was promoted to 1. division and year later to the premier division Mestaruussarja.[1]

FC Jazz[edit]

In 1992 PPT changed its name for FC Jazz. The name was inspired by Pori Jazz festival, which is one of the most popular jazz festivals in Europe. FC Jazz won two Finnish championship titles in 1993 and 1996. The club was relegated to second tier in 2004, but the first team was dissolved 2005 as a result of financial problems.

FC Jazz youth section had been separated from the league organisation in 2002 and was known as FC Jazz-juniorit (FC Jazz Juniors). In 2006 club started in FA Satakunta district 5. division. Two years later FC Jazz-juniorit was promoted to third tier Kakkonen, which is the lowest national level in Finnish football. Since 2010 FC Jazz-juniorit has been again known as FC Jazz. In 2013 FC Jazz was promoted to Ykkönen after beating Ekenäs IF 4–2 on aggregate in the promotion playoffs.[2]

Name changes[edit]

  • Porin Pallo-Toverit (PPT, 1934–1992)
  • FC Jazz (1992–2004)
  • FC Jazz-juniorit (FC Jazz-j, 2005–2009)
  • FC Jazz (2010–present)


PPT 1940 squad.

Domestic competition record[edit]

European competitions[edit]

UEFA Champions League:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–1998 1st qualifying round Estonia FC Lantana 2–0 1–0 3–0
2nd qualifying round Netherlands Feyenoord 1–2 2–6 3–8


Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1994–95 Preliminary round Denmark FC Copenhagen 0–4 1–0 1–4
1996–97 Preliminary round Faroe Islands GÍ Gøta 3–1 1–0 4–1
Qualifying round Russia Dynamo Moscow 1–3 1–1 2–4
1997–98 1st round Germany 1860 Munich 0–1 1–6 1–7

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 1st round Romania Gloria Bistrița 1–0 1–2 2–2
2nd round France Paris Saint-Germain 1–4 0–3 1–7

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 April 2019[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 Tuukka Nurmi
2 Finland DF Oliver Nabb
3 Finland DF Joonas Meura
4 Finland MF Juho Kemppinen
5 Finland DF Joose Mäkinen
6 Niger DF Kourouma Fatoukouma
7 Finland MF Roope Huhtanen
8 Finland FW Eero Lehtinen
9 Finland FW Juho Lehtonen
10 Nigeria MF Iyam Friday
No. Position Player
11 Brazil FW Nicolas Gomes Ramos
12 Finland GK Eetu Lindfors
15 Finland FW Christian Harjanne
16 Afghanistan MF Mostafa Mohammadi
17 Finland MF Rasmus Laaksonen
18 Finland MF Aleksanteri Tomberg
19 Finland MF Joona Visavuori
22 Finland DF Jussi Lemiö
23 Finland MF Tobias Laaksonen
27 Finland MF Eetu Vahekoski

Former players[edit]

Two-time Veikkausliiga top scorer Luiz Antônio in 1996.

All following players who have represented FC Jazz have been capped at least once by their respective national team's first squad.


  1. ^ a b PPT 1934–1984 50th Anniversary book.
  2. ^ "Europa League football for Vaasa in 2014". Yle News. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  3. ^ Joukkue FC Jazz. Retrieved 3 April 2016.

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