2015 Ykkönen

The 2015 Ykkönen began on 2 May 2015 and ended on 17 October 2015. The winning team qualified directly for promotion to the 2016 Veikkausliiga 2016, while the second-placed team had to play a play-off against the eleventh-placed team from Veikkausliiga to decide who would play in that division. The bottom two teams were relegated to Kakkonen.[1]

Ykkönen
Season2015
ChampionsPS Kemi
PromotedPS Kemi
PK-35 Vantaa
RelegatedMP
VIFK
Matches played135
Goals scored396 (2.93 per match)
Top goalscorerKalle Multanen (19 goals)
Biggest home winHaka 6–0 VIFK
(17 June)
Biggest away winVIFK 0–4 JJK
(23 May)
FC Jazz 1–5 MP
(22 June)
VIFK 1–5 TPS
(2 August)
FC Jazz 0–4 PS Kemi
(16 August)
MP 0–4 PK-35 Vantaa
(24 September)
Highest scoringHaka 4–4 EIF
(21 May)
FC Haka 7–4 VIFK
(17 October)
2014
2016

OverviewEdit

Location of teams in Ykkönen 2015

A total of ten teams contested in the league, including five sides from the 2014 season, TPS who was relegated from Veikkausliiga, EIF and PS Kemi who promoted from Kakkonen after winning the promotion play-offs, VIFK, the winner of Kakkonen 2014 Western Group as a replacement for promoted Ilves[2] and MP, the runner-up Kakkonen 2014 Eastern Group as a replacement for MYPA.[3][4]

FC Viikingit and JIPPO were relegated from 2014 Ykkönen.

HIFK, the champion of 2014 Ykkönen, KTP, the runner-up of 2014 Ykkönen, and Ilves, which finished third in Ykkönen were promoted to the 2015 Veikkausliiga.

Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager
AC Oulu Oulu Raatin Stadion 6,996   Rauno Ojanen
EIF Raseborg Ekenäs Centrumplan 2,500   Jens Mattfolk
FC Jazz Pori Porin Stadion 12,000   John Allen
Haka Valkeakoski Tehtaan kenttä 3,516   Kari Martonen
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion 3,000   Juha Pasoja
MP Mikkeli Mikkelin Urheilupuisto 7,000   Ilkka Mäkelä
PK-35 Vantaa Vantaa ISS Stadion 4,500   Shefki Kuqi
PS Kemi Kemi Sauvosaari 2,500   Jari Åhman
TPS Turku Urheilupuiston Yläkenttä 2,675   Mika Laurikainen
VIFK Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600   Tomi Kärkkäinen

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
FC Jazz   Jani Uotinen End of contract n/a   John Allen 30 October 2014[5] Pre-season
Haka   Juho Rantala End of contract n/a   Kari Martonen 17 November 2014[6] Pre-season
EIF   Jari Rantanen End of contract n/a   Jens Mattfolk 19 November 2014[7] Pre-season
PS Kemi   Tommy Taylor Personal reasons 5 January 2015   Jari Åhman 9 January 2015[8] Pre-season
PK-35 Vantaa   Jari Europaeus   Shefki Kuqi 4 February 2015[9] Pre-season

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 PS Kemi (P) 27 16 5 6 50 30 +20 53 Promotion to Veikkausliiga
2 PK-35 Vantaa (O, P) 27 15 4 8 53 25 +28 49 Qualification to Promotion playoffs
3 TPS 27 14 7 6 40 18 +22 49
4 JJK 27 13 7 7 43 27 +16 46
5 AC Oulu 27 12 8 7 31 28 +3 44
6 Haka 27 11 8 8 48 41 +7 41
7 FC Jazz 27 9 5 13 37 48 −11 32
8 EIF 27 8 7 12 36 49 −13 31
9 MP (R) 27 5 2 20 31 56 −25 17 Relegation to Kakkonen
10 VIFK (R) 27 3 5 19 27 74 −47 14
Source: Suomen Palloliitto
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Source: palloliitto.fi (in Finnish)

As of 17 October 2015.
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Kalle Multanen Haka 19
2   Pablo Couñago PK-35 Vantaa 17
  Billy Ions PS Kemi 17
4   Jussi Aalto TPS 11
5   Elias Ahde FC Jazz 9
  Antto Hilska JJK 9
  Saša Jovović PS Kemi 9
8   Samu-Petteri Mäkelä FC Jazz 8
9   Christian Eissele PS Kemi 7
  Aleksis Lehtonen JJK 7
  Lasse Linjala VIFK 7
  Mateo PK-35 Vantaa 7
  Masar Ömer PK-35 Vantaa 7
  Ilkka Santahuhta FC Jazz 7
  Robert Taylor JJK 7
  Jasse Tuominen MP 7
17 6 players 6
23 7 players 5
30 10 players 4
40 19 players 3
59 15 players 2
74 39 players 1

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Player of the Month
May[10]   Pablo Couñago (PK-35 Vantaa)
June[11]   Oskari Forsman (TPS)
July[12]   Mikko Manninen (JJK)
August[13]   Samu-Petteri Mäkelä (FC Jazz)
September[14]   Ymer Xhaferi (PK-35 Vantaa)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Suomen Palloliitto
  2. ^ "Ykkösen ja Naisten Liigan lisenssipäätökset". Archived from the original on 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  3. ^ "MYPA luopuu sarjapaikastaan Ykkösessä". Archived from the original on 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  4. ^ "MP Ykköseen". Archived from the original on 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  5. ^ "John Allen FC Jazzin päävalmentajaksi". FC Jazz (in Finnish). FC Jazz. 30 October 2014. Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Kari Martosesta FC Hakan päävalmentaja - Asko Jussilasta seurapäällikkö". Haka (in Finnish). Haka. 17 November 2014. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Nio spelarkontrakt och en tränare". EIF (in Swedish). 19 November 2014. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  8. ^ "PS Kemi Kings". PS Kemi (in Finnish). 9 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  9. ^ "PK-35 Vantaa tiedote Pallohonka Oy:n kanssa käydyistä neuvotteluista". PK-35 Vantaa (in Finnish). 4 February 2015. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  10. ^ Counago Ykkösen Veikkauksen toukokuun pelaaja (in Finnish)
  11. ^ Forsman Ykkösen Veikkauksen kuukauden pelaaja (in Finnish)
  12. ^ Manninen Ykkösen Veikkauksen kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2015-12-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  13. ^ Mäkelä Ykkösen Veikkauksen kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2015-12-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  14. ^ Xhaferi Ykkösen Veikkauksen kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2015-12-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)

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