Palloseura Kemi Kings

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PS Kemi
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Full namePalloseura Kemi Kings
Nickname(s)Kingit (The Kings)
Founded1999
GroundSauvosaaren Urheilupuisto
Capacity4,000
ChairmanAntti Pasanen
ManagerSteven Polack
LeagueYkkönen
2018Veikkausliiga, 12th Decrease
relegated

Palloseura Kemi Kings or PS Kemi[1][2] for short is a Finnish football team based in the town of Kemi, who are currently playing in the Finnish first division, the Ykkönen. After winning the championship, they will play in the premier division, the Veikkausliiga, in 2016.

History[edit]

The club was established on October 21, 1999. Kemi Kings was created out of a merger between Kemin Palloseura (KePS), Kemin Pallotoverit-85 (KPT-85) and Visan Pallo. All three teams continue only as junior teams–having younger than B-juniors–while PS Kemi took over A and B juniors. The best achievement of PS Kemi Kings so far has been reaching eighth place in the Finnish Cup competition 2006. The team also played in Finnish Cup's small final, but lost it to Kultsu FC after the penalty shootout. In the 2007 season PS Kemi Kings won the Kakkonen's C-sector and were promoted to the second division, the Ykkönen. In the 2008 season PS Kemi Kings successfully fought against the relegation and also Qualified for the Top-16 in the Finnish Cup. In January 2011 the sport director Jukka Kuusisto signed a contract with finish TopSpot – Sports, Development and Technology – Sports Management with Social Responsibility and signed later his first two Nigerian players for his club the forward Patrick Chibuzor Onyeaghala from Nigerian Football Academy and the defender Faith Friday Obilor from FC Odiaba.[3] PS Kemi won two successive promotions to the first division in 2014, the Ykkönen, and then, for the first time in their history, to the premier division, the Veikkausliiga in 2015.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-Offs
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2009 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-offs
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-offs, promoted
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2016 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Division One) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2017 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Division One) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 April 2018. 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 Tatu Kujanpää
3 Finland DF Kristian Heinolainen
5 France DF Jean-Felix Somay
7 Finland MF Adam Vidjeskog
8 Finland MF Luiyi Laguerre
9 Republic of Macedonia FW Husein Demiri
10 Finland MF Justus Lehto
11 Netherlands MF Kevin Tano
14 Finland FW Kevin Mombilo
15 Nigeria FW Taiye Ajiye
17 Finland FW Aleksi Isomäki
18 Finland FW Juho Mäkelä
No. Position Player
19 Finland MF Iiro Vanha
20 Estonia MF Maksim Lipin
21 Finland MF Ville Moilanen
22 Republic of Macedonia MF Demir Imeri
23 Finland MF Kaapo Lepojärvi
26 Estonia DF Marek Kaljumäe
27 Brazil DF Jorginho
29 Moldova DF Victor Şevcenco
30 Australia DF Jacob Esposito
33 Finland DF Henrik Ölander
35 Finland GK Mikko Vilmunen

Out on loan[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 Niko-Petteri Kuukasjärvi (at TP-47)

Management[edit]

As of 20 December 2017.[4]

Name Role
England Steven Polack Head Coach
Finland Jari Pyykölä Assistant Coach
Finland Tuomo Könönen Team Manager
Finland Janne Olsen Goalkeeper Coach
Finland Ilkka Nisula Kit Manager
Finland Pasi Rauta Kit Manager
Finland Markku Lappalainen Fitness Coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veikkausliiga". veikkausliiga.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Kausi 2016 - PS Kemi". pskemi.fi. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  3. ^ PS Kemi from Finland signs two TopSpot’s academy players
  4. ^ Jari Pyykölä palaa Åhmanin aisapariksi

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