Ilves (football)

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

FC Ilves
Ilves logo.svg
Full nameTampereen Ilves[citation needed]
Nickname(s)Ipa
Founded1931; 91 years ago (1931)
GroundTammelan Stadion, Tampere
Capacity5,060
ChairmanAri Ruuth
ManagerToni Kallio
LeagueVeikkausliiga
20215th
WebsiteClub website

They were formed in 1975 as a merger between Ilves-Kissat Tampere and TaPa Tampere, and joined the Premier Division in 1979.[1]

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.[2]

Their home ground is Tammelan Stadion.[3]

HonoursEdit

Mestaruussarja/Veikkausliiga

Finnish Cup

  • Winners: 1979, 1990, 2019

Season to seasonEdit

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

[4]

European recordEdit

Active departments of
Ilves
     
Floorball Football
(Men's)
Football
(Women's)
     
Futsal
(Men's)
Futsal
(Women's)
Ice hockey
(Women's)
   
Ringette Ice hockey
(Men's)

[citation needed]

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) N/A N/A

Current squadEdit

 
At a Kakkonen match between Ilves and local rivals TPV in 2011.

As of 17 December 2021.[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 Rasmus Leislahti
2 DF   FIN Tuomas Ollila
3 FW   CMR Patrick Loa Loa
5 DF   FIN Kalle Katz
6 MF   FIN Doni Arifi
8 MF   FIN Petteri Pennanen
9 FW   FIN Ilari Mettälä
11 FW   FIN Momodou Sarr
12 GK   FIN Eetu Huuhtanen
13 MF   FIN Tuure Siira
14 MF   FIN Teemu Jäntti
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   FIN Mikael Almén
16 DF   FIN Tatu Miettunen (captain)
17 DF   CMR Tabi Manga
22 DF   FIN Aapo Mäenpää
23 MF   FIN Noel Hasa
25 MF   FIN Leo Kyllönen
27 MF   FIN Linus Rönnberg
29 FW   FIN Oiva Jukkola
30 MF   NIG Yussif Moussa
38 FW   LBR Sylvanus Nimely
49 MF   GHA Eric Oteng

Management and boardroomEdit

ManagementEdit

As of 17 August 2021.[6][7]

Name Role
  Toni Kallio Head Coach
  Mikko Kavén Goalkeeping Coach
  Heli Rekimies Fitness Coach / Physiotherapist
  Ville Niemelä Kit Manager / Team Manager
  Jonne Väisänen Doctor

BoardroomEdit

As of 31 July 2020[8]

Name Role
  Pentti Kuusela Chairman
  Tomi Erola CEO
  Toni Hevonkorpi Development Director / Vice CEO

Ilves/2Edit

Ilves/2 is the reserve team of Ilves. The team plays in Kakkonen in 2020 season. It is coached by Topi Priha.

As of 15 September 2020[9]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   FIN Lauri Rasinen
3 DF   FIN Eemil Pasanen
4 FW   FIN Oiva Jukkola
5 MF   FIN Artturi Ruuth
6 FW   FIN Mikke Silvennoinen
7 FW   FIN Teemu Hytönen
8 MF   FIN Rasmus Lehtonen
9 FW   FIN Santeri Kallio
11 MF   FIN Akseli Järvinen
14 MF   FIN Julius Järvinen
15 MF   FIN Aleksi Toivonen
16 MF   FIN Leo Kyllönen
18 DF   FIN Pedro Solano
19 DF   FIN Juuso Yli-Rajala
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   FIN Luca Berg
21 MF   FIN Jesse Vuori
22 MF   FIN Akseli Keso
23 DF   FIN Samuel Dahan
24 DF   FIN Eelis Tallberg
24 MF   FIN Elias Maijala
25 FW   FIN Tomas Varhi
26 DF   FIN Santeri Pitkäkoski
28 MF   FIN Niko Mertala
29 DF   FIN Oliver Vaahto
30 DF   FIN Eemeli Rantaneva
32 GK   FIN Niko Lampinen
64 GK   FIN Aku Kavén

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Heikki Pietarinen (13 December 2018). "Finland - List of League First Level Tables". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Seura". ilvesedustus.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Tampereen Ilves". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.finlandfootball.net/
  5. ^ Ilveksen joukkue 2021
  6. ^ Ilveksen joukkue 2020
  7. ^ https://ilvesedustus.fi/jarkko-wiss-ei-jatka-ilveksen-valmentajana/
  8. ^ "Yhteystiedot" (in Finnish). Ilves. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Ilves/2 sopimuspelaajat". Ilves. Retrieved 15 September 2020.

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