Vaasan Palloseura

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Full name Vaasan Palloseura
Nickname(s) Vepsu, "Vepsi"
Founded 1924
Ground Hietalahti,
Vaasa
Ground Capacity 4,600
Chairman Riku Asukas
Manager Petri Vuorinen
League Veikkausliiga
2014 Veikkausliiga, 4th

Vaasan Palloseura (or VPS) is a Finnish football club, based in Vaasa. It currently plays in the Finnish Premier Division (Veikkausliiga). The club's manager is Olli Huttunen and assistant manager is Petri Vuorinen. The club plays its home matches at Hietalahti. VPS played twice in the UEFA Cup in 1998–99 and in 1999–00, but were knocked out in the 2nd Qualifying Round by Grazer AK of Austria and in the 1st Qualifying Round by St. Johnstone of Scotland. In 2014, it qualified for the Europa League qualifiers and although they won the first leg 2-1, with Jordaan Brown setting up a spectacular goal for Jordan Seabrook, they lost the second leg to Swedish club Brommapojkarna.

Achievements[edit]

Winners (2): 1945, 1948
Runners-up (5): 1932, 1940–41, 1949, 1997, 1998
Runners-up (1): 1972
Winners (2): 1999, 2000
Runners-up (1): 1997

European Campaigns[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 0–2 4–0 4–2
2Q Austria Grazer AK 0–0 0–3 0–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Scotland St. Johnstone 1–1 0–2 1–3
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Sweden IF Brommapojkarna 2–1 0–2 2–3
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Sweden AIK Fotboll 2–2 0–4 2–6

Season to season[edit]

[1]

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 July 2015

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 Markus Uusitalo
2 Finland DF Timi Lahti
3 Finland DF Ville Koskimaa
4 Finland DF Jesper Engström
5 Finland DF Mikko Viitikko
6 Finland MF Jerry Voutilainen
7 Finland MF Eero Tamminen
8 Ivory Coast MF Charles Bantanga
10 Finland MF Tony Björk
11 Finland FW Pyry Soiri
12 Finland GK Karl-Filip Eriksson
13 Finland FW Samu Alanko
No. Position Player
14 Finland MF Denis Abdulahi
15 Finland MF Thomas Kula
16 Finland DF Teemu Honkaniemi
18 Kenya MF Clifton Miheso
19 United States FW Jordan Seabrook
20 Finland FW Juho Mäkelä
21 Finland MF Arttu Nuutinen
22 Finland FW Loorents Hertsi
23 Finland MF Miika Niemi
26 Jamaica FW Steven Morrissey
32 Finland GK Henri Sillanpää

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jalkapallokirjat 1946->, Suomen Palloliitto, ISSN: 0787-7188

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