2012 Veikkausliiga

The 2012 Veikkausliiga is the eighty-second season of top-tier football in Finland. It began on 15 April 2012 and ended on 27 October 2012.[1] HJK Helsinki were the defending champions and successfully defended their title.

Veikkausliiga
Season2012
ChampionsHJK
9th Veikkausliiga title
25th Finnish title
RelegatedHaka
Champions LeagueHJK
Europa LeagueFC Honka
Inter Turku
TPS
Matches played198
Goals scored535 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerIrakli Sirbiladze
(17 goals)
Biggest home winTPS 9–2 Haka
(22 August)
Biggest away winKuPS 0–6 FC Inter
(22 July)
Highest scoringTPS 9–2 Haka
(22 August)
2011
2013

TeamsEdit

RoPS were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2011 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions FC Lahti.

Team summariesEdit

Location of teams in 2012 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000   Mika Lehkosuo   Tapio Heikkilä
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion1 10,000   Job Dragtsma   Henri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000   Tommi Kautonen   Mikko Hauhia
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000    Alexei Eremenko Sr.   Heikki Aho
Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516   Juha Malinen   Shane Robinson
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770   Antti Muurinen   Ville Wallén
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000   Kari Martonen   Janne Korhonen
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000   Esa Pekonen   Pyry Kärkkäinen
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000   Pekka Lyyski   Jani Lyyski
MYPA Kouvola Saviniemi 4,167   Toni Korkeakunnas   Tuomas Aho
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion1 10,000   Marko Rajamäki   Toni Kolehmainen
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600   Olli Huttunen   Sebastian Strandvall

1 Paavo Nurmi Stadion until June 2012.[2][3]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
VPS   Petri Vuorinen End of contract n/a   Olli Huttunen 1 December 2011[4] Pre-season
Haka   Sami Ristilä Sacked 23 August 2012[5]   Asko Jussila 23 August 2012 11th
Haka   Asko Jussila Resigned 10 September 2012[6]   Juha Malinen 10 September 2012 11th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HJK (C, Q) 33 19 7 7 63 33 +30 64 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 FC Inter (Q) 33 17 7 9 57 42 +15 58 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 TPS (Q) 33 16 6 11 55 33 +22 54
4 IFK Mariehamn (Q) 33 13 12 8 50 43 +7 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
5 FC Lahti 33 16 2 15 45 49 −4 50
6 MYPA 33 13 10 10 39 33 +6 49
7 FC Honka (Q) 33 12 7 14 37 38 −1 43 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[b]
8 VPS 33 12 7 14 36 38 −2 43
9 JJK 33 12 4 17 54 65 −11 40
10 KuPS 33 10 6 17 39 53 −14 36
11 FF Jaro 33 8 9 16 28 51 −23 33
12 Haka (R) 33 9 5 19 32 57 −25 32 Relegation to 2013 Ykkönen
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2012. Source: veikkausliiga.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ IFK Mariehamn qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via Fair Play rankings.[7]
  2. ^ FC Honka qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2012 Finnish Cup.

ResultsEdit

Matches 1–22Edit

Home \ Away HON INT LAH JAR HAK HJK JJK KPS MAR MYP TPS VPS
FC Honka 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–1
FC Inter 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 2–0 3–3 1–1
FC Lahti 2–1 0–5 0–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0
FF Jaro 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–0
Haka 2–1 0–2 0–3 4–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 0–1
HJK 3–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 3–3
JJK 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–4 0–3 1–5 5–2 0–3 2–1 0–2
KuPS 0–2 0–6 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–3
IFK Mariehamn 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0
MYPA 0–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0
TPS 2–1 4–1 4–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0
VPS 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2012. Source: veikkausliiga.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23–33Edit

Home \ Away HON INT LAH JAR HAK HJK JJK KPS MAR MYP TPS VPS
FC Honka 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2
FC Inter 3–1 3–2 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–0
FC Lahti 3–2 4–3 0–1 3–1 1–0
FF Jaro 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–3 0–3
Haka 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1
HJK 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 5–1
JJK 3–1 4–2 5–0 3–6 3–2 1–2
KuPS 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–3 2–1
IFK Mariehamn 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0
MYPA 0–0 1–0 1–4 2–1 1–1
TPS 1–2 9–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0
VPS 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2012. Source: veikkausliiga.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Updated to games played on 27 October 2012.

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[8]   Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA)   Magnus Bahne (FC Inter)
May[9]   Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn)   Tamás Gruborovics (JJK)
June[10]    Alexei Eremenko Sr. (FF Jaro)   Sampo Koskinen (FC Honka)
July[11]   Marko Rajamäki (TPS)   Petteri Forsell (IFK Mariehamn)
August[12]   Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA)   Pekka Sihvola (MYPA)
September[13]   Tommi Kautonen (FC Lahti)   Irakli Sirbiladze (FC Inter)
October[14]   Antti Muurinen (HJK)   Rasmus Schüller (HJK)

Annual awardsEdit

Source: Pelipaikkojen parhaat 2012 nimetty (in Finnish)

Position Player
Goalkeeper   Henrik Moisander (TPS)
Defender   Jarkko Hurme (TPS)
Midfielder   Mika Ojala (FC Inter)
Striker   Irakli Sirbiladze (FC Inter)
Manager   Toni Korkeakunnas (MYPA)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Veikkausliigan otteluohjelma 2012". Archived from the original on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://fc.tps.fi/otteluohjelma.251.php?nayta=1
  4. ^ "Vepsussa alkaa Okan aika". VPS (in Finnish). VPS. 11 October 2011. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  5. ^ "FC Haka vaihtaa päävalmentajaa". FC Haka (in Finnish). FC Haka. 23 August 2012. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Juha Malinen Hakan valmentajaksi, Attakora toppariksi". FC Haka (in Finnish). FC Haka. 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  7. ^ "IFK klara för Europa League". Ålandstidningen. 9 May 2013. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  8. ^ Magnus Bahnesta Veikkausliigan huhtikuun pelaaja Archived 15 September 2012 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  9. ^ Toukokuun joukkue nimetty (in Finnish)
  10. ^ Sampo Koskinen Veikkausliigan kesäkuun pelaaja Archived 5 February 2013 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  11. ^ Petteri Forsell Veikkausliigan heinäkuun pelaaja Archived 30 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  12. ^ Pekka Sihvola elokuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 5 February 2013 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  13. ^ Sirbiladze syyskuun kuukauden pelaaja (in Finnish)
  14. ^ HJK miehitti lokakuun joukkueen Archived 5 February 2013 at Archive.today (in Finnish)

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