Ilves (football)

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Tampereen Ilves (pronounced [ˈilʋes]; Finnish for "Lynx"; Swedish: Ilves Tammerfors), commonly referred to as Ilves, is a Finnish football club based in Tampere. They currently play in the Veikkausliiga, the highest level of professional football in Finland.

Ilves
Full nameTampereen Ilves[1]
Nickname(s)Ipa
Founded1931; 93 years ago (1931)
GroundTammela Stadion, Tampere
Capacity8,000
ChairmanAri Ruuth
ManagerJoonas Rantanen
LeagueVeikkausliiga
2023Veikkausliiga, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website

History edit

They were formed in 1975 as a merger between Ilves-Kissat Tampere and TaPa Tampere, and joined the Premier Division in 1979.[2]

Ilves won the Finnish League championship in 1983 and the Finnish Cup on three occasions in 1979, 1990, and 2019.

In the late 1990s, Ilves suffered financial trouble and its professional team was reformed into Tampere United before the 1999 season. The initial plan was to join Ilves with TPV, but TPV decided to continue as its own team. As a result, Tampere United inherited Ilves' place in the second highest division, and Ilves dissolved their men's team. Thus the club did not have a men's team from 1999 to 2007.[3]

Their home ground is Tammelan Stadion. However, in 2020–2023, they are playing at Tampere Stadium, while waiting for a new Tammelan stadion to be built.[1]

Honours edit

Season to season edit

Season to Season
Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1932-38 Tampere District Leagues
1939-42 No men's team.
1945-46 Tier 3 SPL Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group Häme Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
1946-47 Tier 3 SPL Maakuntasarja (Third Division) Group Tampere Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
1948-74 Tampere District Leagues
1975 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd Received league position from Ilves-Kissat
1976 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1977 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
1978 Tier 2 I Divisioona (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
1979 Tier 1 Mestaruussarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegation Group 1st
1980 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th Championship Group 6th
1981 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th Championship Group 5th
1982 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Championship Group 7th
1983 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Championship Group 1st - Champions
1984 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Championship Playoffs 3rd
1985 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th Championship Playoffs 2nd
1986 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1987 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
1988 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Relegation Group 3rd
1989 Tier 1 SM-Sarja (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th Championship Group 6th
1990 Tier 1 Futisliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
1991 Tier 1 Futisliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
1992 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
1993 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegation Group 6th
1994 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th
1995 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
1996 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegation Group 4th - Relegated
1997 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th Relegation Group North 2nd
1998 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Relegation Group 5th, Promotion Playoff. First team continued as TamU
1999-2007 No men's team.
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th Received league spot from KooVee
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Group 3rd
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promotion Playoff
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group West Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Playoff - Promoted
2013 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2014 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd Promoted
2015 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2016 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2017 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2018 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2019 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2020 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2021 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2022 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th

[4]

European record edit

[citation needed]

 
Tammela Stadium
Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Feyenoord 1–3 2–4 3–7
1984–85 European Cup 1R   Juventus 0–4 1–2 1–6
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1R   Rangers 0–4 2–0 2–4
1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Glenavon 2–3 2–1 4–4
2R   Roma 1–1 2–5 3–6
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1QR   PFC Slavia Sofia 0–1 1–2 1–3
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Shamrock Rovers 2–2 (11–12 p)
2024–25 UEFA Conference League 2QR

Current squad edit

As of 30 August 2023.[5]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 Otso Virtanen
2 DF   FIN Matias Kivikko Arraño
3 DF   POR Jorginho
4 DF   GHA Mohammed Umar
5 DF   FIN Juhani Pikkarainen
6 MF   KOS Doni Arifi
7 MF   FIN Joona Veteli
8 MF   FIN Maksim Stjopin
9 FW   FIN Vincent Ulundu
10 FW   FIN Roope Riski
12 GK   FIN Johannes Viitala
14 MF   FIN Anton Popovitch
15 MF   FIN Lauri Ala-Myllymäki
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF   FIN Tatu Miettunen (captain)
17 MF   FIN Marius Söderbäck
19 FW   FIN Oiva Jukkola
22 DF   FIN Aapo Mäenpää
23 MF   FIN Noel Hasa
25 MF   FIN Arttu Tulehmo
26 DF   FIN Jaakko Moisio
27 DF   FIN Jere Riissanen
29 MF   FIN Santeri Haarala
31 FW   FIN Danila Bulgakov
32 GK   FIN Lucas Väyrynen
42 DF   FIN Felipe Aspegren

Management and boardroom edit

Management edit

As of 3 November 2023.[5]

Name Role
  Joonas Rantanen Head Coach
  Joni Lehtonen Coach
  Pasi Tuutti Coach
  Marko Pirilä Goalkeeping Coach
  Heli Rekimies Fitness Coach / Physiotherapist
  Ville Niemelä Kit Manager / Team Manager
  Jonne Väisänen Doctor

Boardroom edit

As of 31 July 2020[6]

Name Role
  Pentti Kuusela Chairman
  Tomi Erola CEO
  Toni Hevonkorpi Development Director / Vice CEO
  Miika Takkula Sporting director

Ilves/2 edit

Ilves/2 is the reserve team of Ilves. The team plays in Kakkonen in 2024 season. It is coached by Guillem Santesmases.[7]

Managers edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Tampereen Ilves". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  2. ^ Heikki Pietarinen (13 December 2018). "Finland - List of League First Level Tables". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Seura". ilvesedustus.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Football Archive - Index of SPL Finnish League Suomen Cup Seasons". Football Archive. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  5. ^ a b Joukkue - Ilves jalkapalloedustus
  6. ^ "Yhteystiedot" (in Finnish). Ilves. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  7. ^ ILVES/2 SAA UUDEN PÄÄVALMENTAJAN – TERVETULOA ILVEKSEEN, GUILLEM SANTESMASES!, Ilves

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