Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho

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SJK Seinäjoki
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Full name Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho
Nickname(s) SJK
Founded 2007; 10 years ago (2007)
Ground OmaSP Stadion,
Seinäjoki, Finland
Ground Capacity 5,876
Chairman Raimo Sarajärvi
Manager Sixten Boström
League Veikkausliiga
2016 3rd
Current season

Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (or SJK Seinäjoki or SJK) is a Finnish football club from the city of Seinäjoki. The club is currently (2016) playing in the Veikkausliiga, the highest tier of the Finnish league system, of which they are the reigning champions, winning their first title in 2015.

History[edit]

SJK was formed in 2007 after the merger of TP-Seinäjoki and Sepsi-78. In 2015, SJK won their first ever Finnish Veikkausliiga title, ending HJK Helsinki's run of 6 titles in a row. SJK has one men's team and two boys' teams. In addition there is the successful Wall-Academy which is sponsored by Wallsport.

Domestic history[edit]

Season Level Pos Pld W D L For Against Points Finnish Cup League Cup Top goalscorer[1]
2008 3rd 8 26 10 7 9 57 37 37 - Finland Tommi Haanpää  – 12
2009 5 26 14 1 11 56 52 43 Third Round - Finland Mikael Muurimäki  – 14
2010 5 26 11 9 6 46 31 42 Fifth Round - Finland Mikael Muurimäki  – 9
2011 1 26 22 4 0 72 14 70 Seventh Round - Finland Petter Meyer  – 23
2012 2nd 2 27 14 5 8 42 29 47 Fifth Round - Finland Toni Lehtinen – 12
2013 1 27 18 5 4 51 17 59 Third Round - Finland Toni Lehtinen – 10
2014 1st 2 33 16 11 6 40 26 59 Quarterfinal Winners Finland Akseli Pelvas – 11
2015 1 33 18 6 9 50 22 60 Fifth Round Quarterfinal Finland Akseli Pelvas – 14
2016 3 33 17 6 10 49 36 57 Winners Runners Up Finland Roope Riski – 16

European history[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Iceland FH 0–1 0–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q Belarus BATE 2–2 0–2 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

Stadium[edit]

Main article: OmaSP Stadion
Wallsport Areena, indoor training facility of SJK

SJK play their home matches at OmaSP Stadion. Previously SJK played their home matches at Seinäjoen keskuskenttä.

In 2010, it was reported for the first time that SJK were planning a new football stadium. Eventually, in autumn 2014 it was announced that the construction of SJK's new stadium would start soon. The construction began in summer 2015 and the new stadium was completed in June 2016.[2] Stadium has a capacity of 5817 seats.

SJK play their friendlies and cup matches during the winter at Wallsport Areena which is an indoor training facility owned and operated by the team.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 March 2017[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Andorra DF Marc Vales
4 Wales DF Richie Dorman
5 Finland DF Dani Hatakka (on loan from Brann)
6 Finland MF Matej Hradecky
7 Finland DF Timo Tahvanainen
8 Finland MF Johannes Laaksonen
10 England FW Billy Ions
11 Finland MF Tomas Hradecky
15 Finland MF Matti Klinga
17 Finland MF Ville Tikkanen
18 Finland DF Jarkko Hurme
No. Position Player
20 Finland DF Arttu Aromaa
21 Uruguay MF Facundo Guichón
22 Spain DF Diego Bardanca
25 Finland FW Elias Ahde
26 Finland MF Jesse Sarajärvi
28 Finland MF Emil Lidman
31 Finland GK Paavo Valakari
33 Estonia GK Mihkel Aksalu (captain)
37 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Aristote Mboma
58 Finland MF Mehmet Hetemaj
Brazil GK Luís Fernando

Out on loan[edit]

As of 10 January 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
13 Finland FW Roope Riski (at SC Paderborn 07)

Management and boardroom[edit]

Management[edit]

As of 22 March 2017[4]

Name Role
Finland Sixten Boström Head Coach
Finland Toni Lehtinen Coach
Scotland Brian Page Coach (SJK Akatemia Head Coach)
Brazil Luís Fernando Goalkeeping Coach
Finland Jaakko Nevanlinna Fitness Coach
Finland Juha-Jaakko Ulvila Physiotherapist
Finland Antti Peltonen Mental Coach
Finland Pekka Lehtinen Team Manager

Boardroom[edit]

As of 2 January 2017[5]

Name Role
Finland Raimo Sarajärvi Chairman
Finland Teemu Virtanen Managing Director
Finland Janne Kotamäki Director of Football
Finland Christoffer Kloo Sport Manager

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tilastot ja ennätykset". www.sjk2007.fi (in Finnish). Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Design: Seinäjoki Stadion – StadiumDB.com". stadiumdb.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "SJK 2017". sjk2007.fi. SJK. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sopimustilanne kaudelle 2017" (in Finnish). SJK. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Yhteystiedot" (in Finnish). SJK. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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