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
2015 10th

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.

in spring 2015 it was announced that the construction of VPS's new stadium would start soon. The construction of the new stadium began in the summer of 2015 and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Winners (2): 1945, 1948
Runners-up (5): 1932, 1940–41, 1949, 1997, 1998
3rd placed (2): 1938, 2013
Runners-up (1): 1972
Winners (2): 1999, 2000
Runners-up (2): 1997, 2014

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]

[2]

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 January 2016.

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 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
9 Finland MF Juho Lähde
11 Finland FW Pyry Soiri
13 Finland FW Samu Alanko
21 Finland MF Arttu Nuutinen
No. Position Player
22 Finland FW Loorents Hertsi
26 Jamaica FW Steven Morrissey
27 New Zealand MF Nikko Boxall
28 Jamaica FW Andre Clennon
TBA Finland GK Juuso Kevari
TBA Finland GK Mathias Östergård
TBA Finland DF Veli Lampi
TBA Finland MF Aatu Laatikainen
TBA Finland MF Kevin Peth
TBA Finland MF Joonas Vahtera

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stadiumdb.com/designs/fin/hietalahden_stadion
  2. ^ Jalkapallokirjat 1946–>, Suomen Palloliitto, ISSN 0787-7188

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