Pallo-Kerho 37

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PK-37 Iisalmi
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Full name Pallo-Kerho 37
Nickname(s) PK
Founded 1937
Ground Sankariniemi
Iisalmi
Finland
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Finland Mikko Aminoff
Head Coach Finland Mika Lähderinne
Coach Finland Mika Pesonen
Finland Lasse Vornanen
Finland Veli Junnilainen (GK)
League Kakkonen
2009 11th – Kakkonen (Group C)
Sankariniemen Stadion

Pallo-Kerho 37, also known as PK-37, is a Finnish football club from the city of Iisalmi. The club was founded on 10 October 1937 as a bandy and football club, but later on it also became known for its pesäpallo and ice hockey sections. Nowadays PK-37 concentrates only on football.

The club's men's team play at the third highest level of Finnish football, in the Kakkonen. The Club Chairman is Mikko Aminoff and the team is managed by Marko 'Pessi' Pesonen. The previous coach was Atik Ismail who has now moved to Jämsänkosken Ilves.

Background[edit]

PK-37 have played 8 seasons in the Ykkönen (First Division) or its predecessor the Suomensarja (Finland League), the second tier of Finnish football, in the periods 1964, 1971, 1986 and 1989–93.[1]

They also have had six spells in the third tier, the Kakkonen (Second Division), covering 25 seasons from 1973–79, 1983–85, 1987–88, 1994–2000, 2002–04 and 2008 to the present day.[2]

The Club has gained a good reputation for developing junior players. Young players are transferred to larger clubs in the transition to work or study in other locations.

Club Structure[edit]

PK-37 runs 2 men's teams along with 10 boys teams in a vibrant junior section.

2010 season[edit]

PK-37 Men's Team are competing in Group C (Lohko C) of the Kakkonen administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 the team finished in eleventh position in their Kakkonen section.

PK-37 / 2 are participating in Section B (Lohko B) of the Nelonen administered by the Itä-Suomi SPL.

Current Squad for the 2014 Season[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 Joonas Piippo
2 Finland MF Miika Luoma
3 Finland DF Miika Ekmark
4 Finland DF Antti Lappalainen
5 Finland DF Atte Huttunen
6 Finland MF Jarkko Venäläinen
8 Finland MF Jyri Leinonen
9 Finland MF Niklas Aminoff
11 Finland MF Tuomas Leskinen
12 Finland GK Matias Rissanen
13 Finland DF Joel Hyvönen
No. Position Player
14 Finland DF Matias Mähönen
15 Finland MF Olli Huttunen
16 Finland FW Samu Vidgren
19 Finland FW Teemu Leskinen
22 Finland MF Anssi Lipponen
23 Finland MF Simo Kokkonen
24 Finland MF Janne Rissanen
25 Finland DF Juuso Heinonen
27 Finland DF Juho Ruotsalainen
29 Finland DF Jani Vidgren
31 Finland GK Ville Kosonen

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-14.