Warkauden Jalkapalloklubi

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Warkaus JK
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Full name Warkauden Jalkapalloklubi
Nickname(s) valkosiivet (white wings)
Founded 2000
Ground Varkauden Keskuskenttä,
Varkaus
Finland
Chairman Finland Jari Räisänen
Head Coach Finland Veli-Matti Mensonen
Coach Finland Marko Hirvonen
Finland Teemu Kervinen
League Kakkonen
2009 4th – Kakkonen (Group A)

Warkauden Jalkapalloklubi (abbreviated Warkaus JK) is a football club from Varkaus in Finland. The club was formed in 2000 and their home ground is at the Varkauden Keskuskenttä. The men's first team currently plays in the Kakkonen (Second Division). The Chairman of Warkaus JK is Jari Räisänen.

Background[edit]

The club was established in 2000 following the amalgamation of the Warkauden Pallo-35 and Varkauden Työväen Palloilijoiden clubs. The new club has now played 10 consecutive seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football from 2001 to the present day.[1] In 2002 the club finished in top position in the West Group but failed to progress in the Promotion Play-Offs.

The 2008 season has been the most successful to date for Warkaus JK with the club getting through to the quarter-finals of the Suomen Cup before going out 2–0 away to Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi. In Group A of the Kakkonen the team finished in second place, 5 points behind Klubi 04.[2]

In 2009, Warkaus JK won the final of Työväen Urheiluliiton Cup (Workers' Sports Federation Cup) for the first time in their history.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-Offs
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)

Club structure[edit]

Warkaus JK currently has 2 men's teams. In addition there is a junior section known as WJK Juniorit which runs 8 boys teams and 4 girls teams.

2010 season[edit]

Warkaus JK Men's Team are competing in Group A (Lohko A) of the Kakkonen administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 Warkauden Jalkapalloklubi finished in fourth position in their Kakkonen section.

Warkaus JK/2 are participating in Section B (Lohko B) of the Nelonen administered by the Itä-Suomi SPL.

Current Squad for the 2014 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
2 Finland DF Juho Laitinen
3 Finland DF Heikki Kinnunen
4 Finland DF Niko Välimaa
5 Finland MF Joni Rouvinen
7 Finland MF Ville Leskinen
8 Finland DF Eetu Vänttinen
9 Finland MF Miko Pirinen
10 Finland FW Joni Kukkunen
11 Finland DF Lauri Ijäs
12 Finland GK Matti Oinonen
15 Finland MF Frans Maunula
No. Position Player
16 Finland FW Ville Rautio
17 Finland DF Joona Lehvonen
18 Finland FW Alvari Puustinen
19 The Gambia DF Daddy Jammeh
21 Finland DF Ville Tikkanen
22 The Gambia FW Lamin Ceesay
TBA Finland FW Eetu Hannelin
TBA Finland GK Tommi Mensonen
TBA Finland DF Miro Pylkkänen
TBA Finland Juho-Mikko Seppänen
TBA Finland MF Aaro Suhonen

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 07.05.2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Finland 2008". RSSSF Archives. 2008. Retrieved 07.05.2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)