Oulun Palloseura (football)

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OulunPalloseuera.png
Full name Oulun Palloseura
Founded 2006
Ground Raatin stadion, Oulu
Ground Capacity 5000
Chairman Hannu Takkula
Manager Erkki Paananen
League Ykkönen

Oulun Palloseura (OPS) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. The team is currently playing in the Finnish second tier Ykkönen.

History[edit]

The original Oulun Palloseura (Oulu Ball Club) was founded in 1925.

Contemporary club which is now called Oulun Palloseura dates back to 2006, when a third-tier club called FC Dreeverit was cleared to use the name OPS-jp. Next year the competition spot went to a registered association called Oulun Palloseura – jalkapallo ry. and then in 2008 to Oulun jalkapallon tuki ry. which is founded by businessman Miika Juntunen.

In 2009 OPS-jp won the Group C of Kakkonen (the 3rd tier) and was promoted to Ykkönen. Since 2011 the club has been allowed to use the original name of Oulun Palloseura.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th OPS
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd OPS
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd OPS
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2012 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2013 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th Relegated
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th


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 Juhani Pennanen
2 Finland DF Antti Ulander
3 Finland DF Joni Leskelä
5 Finland DF Jere Moilanen
6 Nigeria FW Felix Orishani
7 Finland MF Matias Juntunen
8 Sierra Leone MF Abdul Sesay
9 Finland MF Oskari Rounaja
10 Finland MF Joni Lämsä
11 Finland MF Valtteri Tikkanen
No. Position Player
14 Finland FW Konstantin Belov
15 Nigeria FW Alexander Jibrin
16 Finland DF Joona Juntunen
17 Finland FW Samuel Säily
18 Finland DF Eelis Koskinen
20 Finland MF Arttu Haapala
21 Nigeria DF Augustine Jibrin
22 Brazil DF Venício Ferreira
25 Nigeria FW Michael Nzekwe
Brazil FW Thiago Trindade

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