PK-35 Vantaa

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PK-35 Vantaa
Full name PK-35 Vantaa
Founded 1935
Ground ISS Stadion,
Ground Capacity 4,700
Chairman Teemu Jaronen
Manager Shefki Kuqi
League Ykkönen
2013 Ykkönen 6th

PK-35 Vantaa (formerly Pallokerho-35 or PK-35) is a Finnish football club, based in Vantaa. It currently plays in the Finnish First Division (Ykkönen). As of the 2009 season the club has been based at the ISS Stadion, Myyrmäki, Vantaa.

PK-35 was founded in Vyborg in 1935. After the Finnish Winter War and Second World War, PK-35 was refounded in Helsinki in 1948. When PK-35 was coached by Pasi Rautiainen in the mid-1990s they were promoted to Finland's top division, the Veikkausliiga. After some economical troubles the first team was acquired by Hjallis Harkimo and renamed FC Jokerit. The PK-35 club, however, continued with the other teams in lower divisions using its original name. PK-35 was promoted to Kakkonen in 2001 and to Ykkönen in 2005.

Move to Vantaa[edit]

After season 2008 Pallokerho-35 decided to move its men's and women's first teams to the commuter town of Vantaa, where they will play at ISS Stadion in Myyrmäki.[1] Those teams will be run by a new association and compete with the name PK-35 Vantaa.[2] Pallokerho-35 and its other teams (juniors) will stay in Helsinki under PK-35 ry (main club).[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 December 2015.

PK-35 (in red and black) in action against KuPS

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 Samu Volotinen
3 Finland DF Kosta Manev
6 Finland DF Altim Ademaj
8 Spain FW Mateo
9 Finland FW Masar Ömer
10 Kosovo MF Ymer Xhaferi
14 Spain FW Pablo Couñago
16 Finland MF Konsta Rasimus
17 Spain MF Yerai Vilaboa
18 Spain MF Carlos Portela
No. Position Player
22 Argentina FW Lucas López García
24 Finland DF Bob Diasonama
28 Finland MF Riku Heinonen
80 Finland DF Ahmed Said Ahmed
TBA Finland GK Daniel Kollar
TBA Finland MF Ilari Äijälä
TBA Brazil MF Lucas Kaufmann
TBA Finland FW Njazi Kuqi
TBA Finland FW Aleksi Ristola

Women's team[edit]

The women's football section was founded in 1982.[4] The team won the Naisten Liiga for the first time in 2010 in their debut in the championship; they had been promoted after winning the second-tier Naisten Ykkönen in 2009. They thus made their UEFA Champions League debut in the 2011–12 season, where they were knocked out by Rayo Vallecano in the Round of 32.

PK-35 subsequently consolidated itself as the new leading Finnish team, winning both the Naisten Liiga and the national cup in 2011 and 2012.[5][6]



UEFA competition record[edit]

Season Competition Stage Opponent Result
2011–12 Champions League Qualifying round Albania Ada Velipojë 10–0
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1–0
Poland Unia Racibórz 1–1
Round of 32 Spain Rayo Vallecano 1–4, 0–3
2012–13 Champions League Qualifying round Moldova Noroc Nimoreni 6–0
Croatia ŽNK Osijek 3–1
Scotland Glasgow City 1–1
Round of 32 France Olympique Lyon 0–7, 0–5
2013–14 Champions League Qualifying round Republic of Macedonia Bilјanini Izvori 13–1
Estonia Pärnu JK 0–0
Greece PAOK 2–1
Round of 32 England Birmingham City 0–3, 0–1
2015–16 Champions League Qualifying round Slovakia Nové Zámky 9–0
Latvia Rīgas FS 9–0
Ukraine Zhytlobud Kharkiv 2–1
Round of 32 Sweden FC Rosengård 0–2, 0–7

2013 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 Nigeria GK Rachael Ayegba
2 Finland DF Pirjo Leppikangas
3 Finland DF Dali Meller
4 Finland DF Sanna Porali
5 Finland FW Heidi Kivelä
6 Finland MF Jenna Korhonen
8 Finland DF Laura Kivistö
9 Australia MF Jennifer Bisset
11 Finland MF Eveliina Parikka
12 Colombia FW Lady Andrade
No. Position Player
13 Finland MF Sanna Saarinen
14 Finland MF Elina Salmi
15 Finland FW Hanne Ojanperä
16 Finland DF Maiju Hirvonen
20 Finland Vilma Hakala
21 Finland MF Tia-Maria Jaakonsaari
27 Finland MF Iina Salmi
28 United States MF Lydia Hastings
35 Finland GK Paula Myllyoja
0 Albania MF Furtuna Velaj

Former internationals[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jalkapallostadionista ISS Stadion – PK-35:n edustusjoukkueet Vantaalle". Energia-Areena. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "PK-35 vaihtaa Vantaalle". Iltalehti. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "PK-35 Vantaa – uusi jalkapalloseura" (PDF). Pallokerho-35. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Club history on official site
  5. ^ List of champions in
  6. ^ "PK 35 wins first Swedish cup" (in Finnish). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  7. ^

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