Kajaanin Haka

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Kajaanin Haka
Kajaanin Haka.png
Full nameKajaanin Haka
Nickname(s)KajHa
Haka
Founded1953
GroundKajaanin liikuntapuisto,
Kajaani
Finland
ChairmanJarmo Anttonen
Head CoachPekka Kemppainen
CoachPeter Olson
LeagueKakkonen
20091st – Kolmonen (Pohjois-Suomi)

Kajaanin Haka (abbreviated KajHa) is a football club from Kajaani in Finland. The club was formed in 1953 and their home ground is at the Kajaanin liikuntapuisto. The men's football first team currently plays in the Kolmonen (Third Division). The Chairman of KajHa is Jarmo Anttonen.

Background[edit]

KajHa was founded on 15 March 1953 and in the early years the club was known as Hevossuon Haka. The change to the current name was made on 23 January 1963. Originally Haka was a typical village club, which in addition to football ran sections providing for sports of athletics, skiing, and volleyball. Specialisation in football occurred in the early 1960s and has remained the popular activity. There are currently 245 registered players and the number is growing all the time.

The club's first taste of success was in 1968 when they played one season in the Suomisarjaa (Finland League) which at that time was the second tier of Finnish football. They have had four other periods at this level, currently known as the Ykkönen (First Division) in 1970–71, 1985–86, 1993–94, 1998–99.[1]

Haka have had nine periods covering 21 seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football covering 1975, 1979, 1981–84, 1987, 1990–92, 1995–97, 2000–05, 2007 and the current season 2010.[2]

In 1999 KajHa won the Työväen Urheiluliiton Cup (Workers' Sports Federation Cup) for the first time in their history.

The attendance record for a KajHa match was the 1968 derby match with Kajaanin Palloilijat which was watched by 2,376 spectators.[3]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1994 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 13th Relegated
1995 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1996 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1997 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1998 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th North Relegation Group
1999 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th North Relegation Group – Relegated
2000 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th Relegated
2006 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 1st Playoff Group C – Promoted
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 3rd
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 13th Relegated
2011 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 2nd
2012 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 5th
2013 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 5th
2014 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 8th
2015 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 6th
2016 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Northern Finland (SPL Pohjois-Suomi) 1st Promoted
2017 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) '

Junior Section[edit]

The club provides for 5 different age groups for boys and in 2008 . In 2008 Kajaani Haka was selected as northern Finland's first football club to meet the new quality standards for coaching from which benefits are now experienced throughout the Kainuu region.

The club runs the Kainuun nappulaliiga (Kainuu Little League) for 5–12 years old boys and girls throughout the year. It covers almost the whole of the Kainuu region including Paltamo, Puolanka, Suomussalmi, Hyrynsalmi, Sotkamo, Kuhmo and Kajaani.

A traditional event provided by the club in the winter in January and February is the Tammiturnaus.

Club Structure[edit]

KajHa currently has 1 men's team and 5 boys teams.

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
1 Finland GK Toni Soini
4 Finland MF Väinö Juntunen
6 Finland DF Santeri Nukarinen
7 Finland FW Leevi Kemppainen
8 Finland MF Aleksi Fomin
9 Finland FW Severi Manninen
11 Finland MF Timo Liimatta
12 Finland GK Olli Karppinen
13 Finland MF Joona Ojala
14 Finland MF Jesse Kemppainen
15 Finland DF Joonas Tikkanen
16 Finland DF Joona Heiskanen
17 DF Mabrouk Naoufel
18 Finland FW Timo Väisänen
19 Finland FW Juuso Rissanen
No. Position Player
21 Finland MF Arsi Kähkönen
22 Finland FW Tommi Lukkari
23 Finland DF Konsta Hurskainen
24 Finland DF Tuomas Ingalsuo
25 Nigeria DF Edozie Chiedra
25 Finland FW Arttu Seppänen
26 Finland MF Lassi Toppinen
27 Finland MF Juuso Pikkarainen
27 Serbia MF Nikola Erceg
28 Finland DF Harkko Helvelahti
29 Finland FW Jimi Sirviö
25 Finland FW Patrik Ahola
30 Nigeria DF Chinedu Nwanneka
37 Brazil FW Vitor Borges

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  3. ^ Jalkapallokirja 1991. Suomen Palloliitto. 1991. ISSN 0787-7188.