Jalkapalloseura Airport City (abbreviated AC Vantaa) is a football club from Vantaa in Finland. The club was formed in 1998 and their home ground is at ISS Stadion in Myyrmäki, Vantaa. The men's first team currently plays in the Kakkonen (Second Division). The Chairman of AC Vantaa is Pasi Kujala.

Airport City Vantaa
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Full nameJalkapalloseura Airport City
Nickname(s)AC Vantaa
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)
GroundISS Stadion,
Myyrmäki, Vantaa
Finland
ChairmanPasi Kujala
Head CoachPasi Kujala
LeagueKakkonen
20091st – Kolmonen (Section 2)

BackgroundEdit

The club was founded in 1998 as a flagship club for Vantaa following the merger of Tikkurilan Palloseura and Vantaan Jalkapalloseura men's first teams with assistance from Koivukylän Palloseura, Pallokerho-50 and Itä-Vantaan Urheilijat clubs.

AC Vantaa played two seasons in the Ykkönen (First Division), the second tier of Finnish football in 1999 and 2001. They also have had three spells in the third tier, the Kakkonen (Second Division), in 2000, 2002–03 and now again in 2010.[1]

In 2003 the club were relegated to the Kolmonen (Third Division) and were in danger of folding but were re-energised by a new Committee whose hard work was eventually rewarded by promotion back to the Kakkonen at the end of the 2009 season as champions of Section 2 of the Kolmonen.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1999 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th Relegation Group – Relegated
2000 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Play-offs – Promoted
2001 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th Relegated
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th Relegated
2004 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 8th
2005 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 6th
2006 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 7th
2007 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 2nd
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 2nd
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)

Club structureEdit

Jalkapalloseura Airport City run a number of teams including 3 men's teams, 1 ladies team and 1 boys team.

2010 seasonEdit

AC Vantaa 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 AC Vantaa finished in first position in Section 2 of the Kolmonen and were promoted to the Kakkonen.

AC Vantaa / 2 are participating in Section 3 (Lohko 3) of the Vitonen administered by the Uusimaa SPL.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010.

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