SC Kuopio Futis-98

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SC Kuopio Futis-98
Soccer Club Kuopio Futis-98.png
Full name Soccer Club Kuopio Futis-98
Nickname(s) SC KuFu-98
Founded 1998
Ground Savon Sanomat Areena
Kuopio
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Finland Mikko Kolehmainen
Manager Finland Marko Kurikka
Coach Finland Jarmo Matilainen
League Kolmonen

SC Kuopio Futis-98 (abbreviated SC KuFu-98 or KuFu-98) is a football club from Kuopio, Finland. The club was formed in 1998 and their home ground is Savon Sanomat Areena.

Background[edit]

SC KuFu-98 was established in 1998, the club's inaugural meeting being attended by Leo Pohjolainen, Jarmo Hämäläinen, Heikki Kärkkäinen, Markku Korhonen, Pekka Toivanen, Janne Koskinen and Mikko Kolehmainen. The players for the first season came mainly from the Airakselan Yrityksen sports club.[1]

The club began their competitive matches in the Nelonen (Fourth Division). After their first season they gained promotion to the Kolmonen (Third Division) where they have subsequently played most of their football. The one exception was in 2003 when they have played one season in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football.[2]

Well-known former players are Yrjö Happonen, Atik Ismail, Pele Koljonen, Janne Savolainen and Freddy Adu.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2002 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi) 2nd Promoted
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2004 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi) 5th
2005 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi) 4th
2006 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi) 10th
2007 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi) 6th
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi) 4th
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern and Central Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi) 2nd
2010 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Eastern and Central Finland (SPL Itä-Suomi)

Club Structure[edit]

Soccer Club Kuopio Futis-98 run one team. The club does not have a junior section.

2010 season[edit]

SC KuFu-98 is competing in the Kolmonen administered by the Itä-Suomi SPL and Keski-Suomi SPL. This is the fourth highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 the team finished in second place in the Kolmonen.

Current Squad for the 2016 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 Partanen
3 Finland DF Pasi Ryynänen
4 Finland DF Tero Taipale
5 Finland DF Mika-Matti Ruuskanen
6 Finland DF Joonas Ojantie
7 Finland FW Juuso Pöyhönen
8 Finland MF Peetu Pöyhönen
9 Finland FW Patrik Alaharjula
10 Finland DF Jani Mahanen
11 Finland DF Joonas Väisänen
12 Finland GK Sami Juvonen
12 Finland GK Jussi Vlasov
13 Finland DF Ilkka Iivonen
14 Finland MF Aapeli Karjalainen
No. Position Player
15 Finland MF Eetu Inkeroinen
16 Finland MF Erno Nissilä
17 Finland MF Joonas Nissinen
18 Finland MF Jeremias Kettunen
19 Finland MF Annti-Ville Räisänen
21 Finland FW Ali Al-Musawi
22 Finland GK Jonne Uronen
23 Finland MF Santeri Saarenkunnas
24 Finland DF Reetu Räsänen
26 Finland DF Roope Kuosmanen
27 Finland MF Jere Tuovinen
59 Finland DF Joonas Lautamaja
87 Finland MF Niko Lehijoki

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References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "SC KUFU 98 Seura". Retrieved 02.07.2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 02.07.2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "JOUKKUE". Retrieved 15 April 2016.