Ekenäs Idrottsförening (abbreviated EIF or Ekenäs IF) is a sports club from Ekenäs, Raseborg in Finland. EIF was formed in 1905 and they are one of the oldest clubs in the south-west of Finland. The men's football first team currently plays in the Ykkönen (First Division). Their home ground is at the Ekenäs Centrumplan in Ekenäs. The Chairman of EIF is Peter Haglund.

Ekenäs Idrottsförening
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Full nameEkenäs Idrottsförening
Nickname(s)EIF
Ekenäs IF
Founded1905; 116 years ago (1905)
GroundEkenäs Centrumplan,
Ekenäs)
Raseborg
Finland
ChairmanPeter Haglund
Head CoachGuillem Santesmases, Ruben Maya Perez.
LeagueYkkönen
2020Ykkönen, 4th

The club currently has sections covering football, handball, floorball and disc golf. EIF's athletics section set up Karis IK and from 1 January 2009, simultaneously with a municipal merger, transferred its activities to the new IF Raseborg club.

HistoryEdit

Ekenäs Idrottsförening has a long football history which reached its pinnacle with one season in the highest division, the Mestaruussarja (Championship), back in 1933. They have also had 8 seasons in the Suomisarjaa (Finland League) which at that time was the second tier of Finnish football in 1938–39 and 1946/47–51.[1]

EIF have had five periods covering 26 seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football from 1975 to 1976, 1981–88, 1991–92, 1994–98 and 2002 to the current day.[2]

EIF has a thriving junior section with a large number of teams.

A new highest ever attendance for an EIF match was made in 2013 when 2,014 people attended the home game with FC Jazz. The old record was from 1975 when 1,625 people attended the home game with HAIK.[3]

EIF made history in March 2018 by qualifying for the Semi-final of the Finnish Cup for the first time, beating FC Haka 2-1 at home.

Season to seasonEdit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1930 Tier 2 B-Sarja (Second Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) Quarterfinal Cup-format
1931
1932 Tier 2 B-Sarja (Second Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promoted
1933 Tier 1 A-Sarja (Division One) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Relegated
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938 Tier 2 Itä-Länsi-sarja (Second Division) West League, Southern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1939 Tier 2 Itä-Länsi-sarja (Second Division) West League, Group 2 Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1940-41 Tier 3 C-Sarja (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Turku Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1941-45 Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) Wartime series unknown
1945-46 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Uusimaa Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1946-47 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1947-48 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1948 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1949 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1950 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1951 Tier 2 Suomensarja (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th Relegated
1952 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1953 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion Group West 8th
1954 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) West Group III Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1955 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) South Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1956 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) South Group I Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th Relegated
1957 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 2 Helsinki & West Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1958 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 3 Turku Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
1959 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1960 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1961 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 3 Häme & Tampere Withdrew
1962 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 3 West Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1963 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 3 West Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1964 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 2 Häme & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th Relegated
1965 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 3 West Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1966 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 3 Häme & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th Relegated
1967 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 3 West Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
1968 Tier 4 Aluesarja (Fourth Division) Group 3 West Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
1969 Tier 3 Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group 2 Häme & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1970 Tier 3 III Divisioona (Second Division) Group 2 Turku & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1971 Tier 3 III Divisioona (Second Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1972 Tier 3 III Divisioona (Second Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1973 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
1974 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
1975 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1976 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 11th Relegated
1977 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 4th
1978 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1979 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1980 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promotion Playoff - Promoted
1981 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promotion Playoff
1982 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1983 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
1984 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1985 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1986 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
1987 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
1988 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th Relegated
1989 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
1990 Tier 4 III Divisioona (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
1991 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
1992 Tier 3 II Divisioona (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th Relegated
1993 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
1994 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1995 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
1996 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
1997 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd Promotion Group South 2nd
1998 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
1999 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 8th
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
2001 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2011 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-offs
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-offs – Promoted
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2016 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2017 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2018 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2019 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th

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Club structureEdit

EIF currently has 2 men's team, 1 ladies teams, 12 boys teams and 4 girls team.

Other factsEdit

EIF Akademi are participating in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Kolmonen (Third Division) administered by the Uusimaa SPL. In 2009 the team finished in top position in their Nelonen (Fourth Division) section and were promoted to the Kolmonen.

EIF Ladies Team are competing in the Kolmonen (Third Division) administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . In 2017 the team finished in top position in their Nelonen (Fourth Division) section and were promoted to the Kolmonen.

First teamEdit

As of 2 July 2021. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   FIN Mehdi El Moutacim
2 DF   FIN Jarkko Heimonen
5 DF   FIN Oliver Pettersson
6 DF   FIN Riku Selander
7 MF   SWE André Österholm
8 MF   FIN Xhevdet Gela
9 FW   FIN Juuso Liukkonen
10 MF   KVX Valdrin Rashica
11 FW   FIN Akseli Ollila
13 DF   FIN William Lindqvist
14 MF   FIN Simon Lindholm
15 MF   FIN August Björklund
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   FIN Sami Kankaristo
17 DF   FIN Zacharias Ekström
18 FW   FIN Joona Tapani
25 DF   FIN Ville Sevon
26 MF   FIN Robin Sid
29 FW   FIN Olli Jakonen
31 MF   RUS Stanislav Yefimov
33 MF   FIN Oskari Sallinen
34 DF   FIN Tuukka Andberg
46 GK   FIN Tom Grönroos
63 MF   FIN Alexander Forsström
80 GK   FIN Jonathan Jäntti

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 11/05/2010. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 11/05/2010. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Jalkapallokirja 1991". Jalkapallokirja. Suomen Palloliitto. 1991. ISSN 0787-7188.
  4. ^ http://www.finlandfootball.net/

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