2010 Veikkausliiga

The 2010 Veikkausliiga was the eightieth season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 16 April 2010 and ended on 23 October 2010.

Veikkausliiga
Season2010
ChampionsHJK
7th Veikkausliiga title
23rd Finnish title
RelegatedLahti
Champions LeagueHJK
Europa LeagueKuPS
TPS (via dom. cup)
Honka
Matches played182
Goals scored513 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorerJuho Mäkelä
(16 goals)
Biggest home winJJK 6–1 Oulu
(5 July)
Jaro 5-0 Haka
(2 August)
TPS 5-0 Oulu
(22 September)
Biggest away winKuPS 0–5 HJK
(16 April)
Highest scoringKuPS 6–2 TamU
(30 June)
Longest winning runTPS (5 games)
(1 August–28 August)
Longest unbeaten run8 games by 2 teams
HJK
(24 May–10 July)
Tampere United
(3 May–20 June)
Longest winless runFC Lahti (11 games)
(10 May–16 July)
Longest losing runAC Oulu (6 games)
(19 June–30 July)
2009
2011

TeamsEdit

RoPS finished at the bottom of the 2009 season and were relegated to Ykkönen. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions AC Oulu. 13th-placed Veikkausliiga team JJK and Ykkönen runners-up KPV competed in a two-legged relegation play-offs for one spot in this season. JJK won 5–3 on aggregate and thereby retained their league position.

Team summariesEdit

Location of teams in 2010 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Kitmaker
AC Oulu Oulu Castrén 4,000   Juha Malinen Umbro
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000   Mika Lehkosuo Kappa
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 9,372   Job Dragtsma Nike
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000   Ilkka Mäkelä Umbro
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000  /  Alexei Eremenko Sr. Errea
Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516   Sami Ristilä Umbro
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770   Antti Muurinen Adidas
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000   Pekka Lyyski Puma
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000   Kari Martonen Legea
KuPS Kuopio Kuopion keskuskenttä 5,000   Esa Pekonen Puma
MYPA Anjalankoski Saviniemi 4,167   Janne Lindberg Puma
Tampere United Tampere Ratina Stadion 17,000   Ari Hjelm Puma
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 9,372   Marko Rajamäki Puma
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600   Tommi Pikkarainen Umbro

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HJK (C) 26 15 7 4 43 19 +24 52 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 KuPS 26 15 3 8 45 36 +9 48 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 TPS 26 13 6 7 46 30 +16 45 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
4 FC Honka 26 12 5 9 42 34 +8 41 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
5 FF Jaro 26 11 5 10 42 34 +8 38
6 FC Inter 26 10 7 9 34 32 +2 37
7 Tampere United 26 10 4 12 37 46 −9 34
8 Haka 26 9 6 11 30 38 −8 33
9 MYPA 26 7 11 8 36 39 −3 32
10 VPS 26 8 7 11 29 40 −11 31
11 AC Oulu 26 8 6 12 31 44 −13 30
12 IFK Mariehamn 26 7 7 12 38 43 −5 28
13 JJK (O) 26 8 3 15 34 41 −7 27 Veikkausliiga relegation play-offs
14 FC Lahti (R) 26 5 11 10 26 37 −11 26 Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ TPS were the winners of the 2010 Finnish Cup competition and qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 13th placed team of 2010 Veikkausliiga and the runners-up of the 2010 Ykkönen will compete in a two-legged play-offs for one spot in the 2011 Veikkausliiga.[1] JJK won the playoffs by 3-1 and remained again in Veikkausliiga.

FC Viikingit1 – 1JJK
Sesay   87' Hyyrynen   62'

JJK2 – 0FC Viikingit
Tuomanen   9'
Linjala   31'
Attendance: 3232

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away HAK HJK HON INT JAR JJK KPS LAH MAR MYP ACO TAM TPS VPS
Haka 0–3 2–0 1–3 4–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
HJK 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0
FC Honka 4–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 3–4 0–2 1–0 0–0
FC Inter 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–0
FF Jaro 5–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 3–2
JJK 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 6–1 0–1 0–2 0–1
KuPS 1–0 0–5 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 6–2 2–1 1–2
FC Lahti 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–3 2–1
IFK Mariehamn 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–3 2–1 0–3
MYPA 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–2
AC Oulu 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–5 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–1
Tampere United 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–2 1–3 0–0 3–4 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0
TPS 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 2–0 3–0 3–2 1–4 3–0 5–0 4–3 1–1
VPS 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–3
Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[2]   Kari Martonen (JJK)   Janne Korhonen (Haka)
May   Esa Pekonen (KuPS)   Miikka Ilo (KuPS)
June[3]   Job Dragtsma (FC Inter)   Henri Lehtonen (FC Inter)
July[4]   Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn)   Tamás Gruborovics (IFK Mariehamn)
August[5]   Marko Rajamäki (TPS)   Roope Riski (TPS)
September[6]  /  Alexei Eremenko Sr. (FF Jaro)   Toni Kolehmainen (TPS)
October[7]   Sami Ristilä (Haka)   Dudu (KuPS)

Players of the yearEdit

Source: veikkausliiga.com (in Finnish)

Position Player
Goalkeeper   Jukka Lehtovaara (TPS)
Defender   Juhani Ojala (HJK)
Midfielder   Miikka Ilo (KuPS)
Striker   Juho Mäkelä (HJK)
Player   Medo (HJK)

ReferencesEdit

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