Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa

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PK Keski-Uusimaa
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Full name Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa
Founded 2005
Ground

Kalevan urheilupuisto, Kerava

Tuusulan urheilukeskus, Tuusula, Finland
Chairman Finland Mikko Bergman
Manager Finland Panu Turpeinen
Coach Finland Mika Helin
League Kakkonen
2009 5th – Kakkonen (Group A)

Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa (abbreviated PK Keski-Uusimaa) is a football club serving the sub-region of Keski-Uusimaa in Finland and is centred on the towns of Järvenpää, Kerava and Tuusula. The club was formed in 2005 and the men's first team currently plays in the Kakkonen (Second Division). The Chairman of PK Keski-Uusimaa is Mikko Bergman.

Background[edit]

The club was founded on 30 November 2005 as a flagship club for the Keski-Uusimaa area with Järvenpään Palloseura, Keravan Pallo-75 and Tuusulan Palloseura as the feeder clubs. Founder club members included Jussi Hautamäki, Mikko Honkanen, Miika Tiira, Lassi Kunttu, Markku Pyykkölä, Raine Nieminen, Tero Valtonen, Pekka Ekegren and Timo Helkamo.

The project had been considered as early as 1988 but the time was not right. However, in the early 2000 decade discussions were reopened by the leading local clubs (JäPS, KP-75 and TuPS) and joint working initiatives came forward such as staff training, the Lionsliigaa (Lions League) for 12–15 year olds and the Keski-Uusimaa Academy.

On 15 December 2005 the clubs gave their final approval to the project and the historic three-club umbrella organisation was established. The PK Keski-Uusimaa club does not compete with the feeder clubs with, but complements them enabling the more talented and motivated high-profile players (B-juniors upwards) to play locally rather than in Helsinki.

PK Keski-Uusimaa has been playing in the Kakkonen (the Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football since 2008.[1]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2006 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 2nd
2007 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 14th Relegated
2011 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st
2012 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted

Club Structure[edit]

PK Keski-Uusimaa runs 1 men's team, 7 boys teams and 3 girls teams in an elite junior section. The club play their home games in Kerava and Tuusula at the following venues:

2010 season[edit]

PK Keski-Uusimaa Men's Team are competing in Group A (Lohko A) 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 Pallokerho Keski-Uusimaa finished in fifth position in their Kakkonen section.

Current Squad for the 2015 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
2 Finland DF Esa Velakoski
3 United States DF Christopher Suta
4 Finland DF Joonas Puljujärvi
5 Finland MF Benjamin Bergman
6 Finland MF Jasse Kivinen
5 Finland MF Benjamin Bergman
8 Finland MF Valtteri Homanen
9 Brazil MF Adriano
11 Finland FW Niko Haiko
13 Finland DF Markus Metso
16 Finland FW Miro Schwalenstöcker
No. Position Player
18 Finland MF Santeri Bergman
20 Finland Matias Pyykkö
21 Finland MF Akseli Haapalainen
23 Finland FW Henri Jussila
27 Finland DF Jonatan Lähdeniemi
40 Finland GK Juuso Ahtinen
45 Finland GK Valtteri Hirvonen
61 Nigeria DF John Samuel
68 Finland MF Miikka Leinonen
69 Finland DF Jere Lipsanen
70 Finland DF Santeri Hostikka

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-26.