Järvenpään Palloseura

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Järvenpään Palloseura
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Full name Järvenpään Palloseura
Nickname(s) JäPS
Founded 1947
Ground Järvenpään keskuskenttä, Järvenpää, Finland
Chairman Finland Kai Luolavuo
Manager Finland Jukka Korhonen
League Kakkonen

Järvenpään Palloseura (abbreviated JäPS) is a football club from Järvenpää, Finland. The club was formed in 1947 and its main home ground is at the Järvenpää keskuskenttä.

Background[edit]

In six decades JäPS has evolved from a small local team into one of Finland's largest soccer clubs serving the local community of Järvenpää and the surrounding area. JäPS has around 1,000 members, 900 of whom are juniors who participate in the girls and boys teams.

On two occasions, in 1978 and 2001, JäPS have progressed through to the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of the Finnish football system,[1] but at the end of each season they were relegated back to the Kolmonen (Third Division).

In 2003 JäPS men's team reached the Pikkufinaali (Small Final) of the Suomen Cup (Finnish Cup), being the best Kolmonen team in the Suomen Cup. The team were rewarded by progressing through to the UEFA Regions' Cup in Bulgaria.

JäPS now acts as one of the three feeder clubs to the Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa club, that now serves as the joint representative team for Central Uusimaa. This side currently plays in the Kakkonen.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2002 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 2nd
2003 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 2nd
2004 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
2005 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
2006 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 4th
2007 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2010 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion play-off
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd

Club Structure[edit]

Järvenpään Palloseura runs a large number of teams including 3 men's teams, a men's veterans team, 2 ladies teams, 11 boys teams and 7 girls teams. The Club organises diverse activities for its young players including group training, weekly football, soccer camps, tournaments, Prisma school football, skill games and specialist age group drills and activities. The club owns 80% of the Fortum Hall which is used for football training.

2010 season[edit]

JäPS Men's Team are competing in Section 3 (Lohko 3) of the Kolmonen administered by the Helsinki SPL and Uusimaa SPL. This is the fourth highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 JäPS finished in third place in Section 3 of the Kolmonen.

JäPS M2 are participating in Section 4 (Lohko 4) of the Vitonen administered by the Uusimaa SPL. In 2009 they were relegated from Section 2 of the Nelonen.

JäPS M3 are a new team entered in Section 5 (Lohko 5) of the Kutonen administered by the Uusimaa SPL.

Players in 2015[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 Antti Laine
2 Finland DF Mahdi Ali
3 Finland DF Joni Norring
4 Finland DF Henri Manner
6 Finland MF Tero Uusitalo
7 Finland FW Hedi Khayat
8 Finland MF Onni Koivu
9 Finland DF Tuomo Huusko
10 Finland MF Lauri Saarikoski
11 Finland FW Jani Myllyniemi
12 Finland FW Tuure Nummi
14 Finland DF Toni Karlsson
15 Finland FW Tomi Mikkonen
No. Position Player
16 Finland MF Roope Autio
17 Finland MF Aziz Bhar
18 Finland MF Hedi Khayat
19 Finland MF Joni Ollila
20 Finland DF Ciro Francis
22 Finland FW Osku Partonen
23 Sierra Leone FW John Keister
24 Finland DF Jesse Paananen
25 Finland FW Mikael Lähde
26 Finland DF Yusuf Jama
27 Finland MF Kalle Kurittu
30 Finland GK Janne Laiho
32 Finland GK Altti Mäkinen

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 

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