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AC Vantaan Allianssi (or AC Allianssi) was a Finnish football club, based in the town of Vantaa.

AC Allianssi
Allianssi Vantaa.png
Full nameAC Vantaan Allianssi
Founded2002; 17 years ago (2002)
Dissolved2006; 13 years ago (2006)
GroundPohjola Stadion
Vantaa
Capacity4,700
2005Veikkausliiga, 7th

HistoryEdit

Allianssi were a club in decline, following an 8–0 defeat at fellow Finnish club FC Haka. The match was believed to have been fixed by a Belgian-Chinese betting cartel, which took control of the club in summer 2005. A subsequent police investigation failed to find sufficient evidence of match fixing though.[1] In 2006, a former managing director, Olivier Suray, admitted that the notorious match was fixed. However, he accused Chinese owner Ye Zheyun for fixing.[2]

On April 11, 2006, club chairman Erkki Salo announced that the club would be filing for bankruptcy with immediate effect.

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Finnish Cup Finnish League Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2002 1st 4th 29 12 5 12 39 44 41 Semi Final - Petteri Kaijasilta 13   Ari Tiittanen
2003 1st 6th 26 10 6 10 43 44 36 Runners Up -   Ari Tiittanen
2004 1st 2nd 26 14 6 6 36 28 48 Quarter Final Winners   Ari Tiittanen
2005 1st 7th 26 8 10 8 33 41 34 Winners   Ari Tiittanen /   Thierry Pister

European historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   Hibernians 1–0 1–1 2–1
Second round   Akratitos 0–0 1–0 1–0
Third round   AC Perugia 0–2 0–2 0–4
2004–05 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   Glentoran 1–2 2–2 3–4
2005–06 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   CS Pétange 3–0 1–1 4–1
Second qualifying round   Brann 0–2 0–0 0–2

HonoursEdit

Finnish League Cup (2)
2004, 2005

ReferencesEdit