FC Jazz

FC Jazz is a football club from Pori, Finland. It plays in the Finnish third tier Kakkonen.

FC Jazz Pori
Full nameFootball Club Jazz Pori
Founded22 September 1934; 86 years ago (22 September 1934)
GroundPori Stadium, Pori
ManagerSeth Ablade
20187th (Group B)


2013 promotion playoffs FC Jazz vs. Ekenäs IF at Pori Stadium.

PPT 1934–1991Edit

FC Jazz was established in 1934 as Porin Pallo-Toverit (PPT for short) by 18 young men who had previously played football in the local sports club Pyrintö. The founders had strong labour movement background and PPT immediately joined the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation (TUL). PPT had also a section for bandy.[1]

PPT played its first years in TUL regional series and after the second world war in TUL national divisions. The club made its debut in Finnish Football Association's national divisions in 1948 Suomensarja which was the second tier of Finnish football. After six more seasons in TUL series PPT joined the FA's divisions permanently in 1955 playing third or fourth tiers up to the 1980s. In 1982 PPT was promoted to 1. division and year later to the premier division Mestaruussarja.[1]

FC JazzEdit

In 1992 PPT changed its name for FC Jazz. The name was inspired by Pori Jazz festival, which is one of the most popular jazz festivals in Europe. FC Jazz won two Finnish championship titles in 1993 and 1996. The club was relegated to second tier in 2004, but the first team was dissolved 2005 as a result of financial problems.

FC Jazz youth section had been separated from the league organisation in 2002 and was known as FC Jazz-juniorit (FC Jazz Juniors). In 2006 club started in FA Satakunta district 5. division. Two years later FC Jazz-juniorit was promoted to third tier Kakkonen, which is the lowest national level in Finnish football. Since 2010 FC Jazz-juniorit has been again known as FC Jazz. In 2013 FC Jazz was promoted to Ykkönen after beating Ekenäs IF 4–2 on aggregate in the promotion playoffs.[2]

Name changesEdit

  • Porin Pallo-Toverit (PPT, 1934–1992)
  • FC Jazz (1992–2004)
  • FC Jazz-juniorit (FC Jazz-j, 2005–2009)
  • FC Jazz (2010–present)


PPT 1940 squad.

Domestic competition recordEdit

European competitionsEdit

UEFA Champions League:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–1998 1st qualifying round   FC Lantana 2–0 1–0 3–0
2nd qualifying round   Feyenoord 1–2 2–6 3–8


Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1994–95 Preliminary round   FC Copenhagen 0–4 1–0 1–4
1996–97 Preliminary round   GÍ Gøta 3–1 1–0 4–1
Qualifying round   Dynamo Moscow 1–3 1–1 2–4
1997–98 1st round   1860 Munich 0–1 1–6 1–7

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 1st round   Gloria Bistrița 1–0 1–2 2–2
2nd round   Paris Saint-Germain 1–4 0–3 1–7

Current squadEdit

As of 22 April 2019[3]

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 Tuukka Nurmi
2 DF   FIN Oliver Nabb
3 DF   FIN Joonas Meura
4 MF   FIN Juho Kemppinen
5 DF   FIN Joose Mäkinen
6 DF   NIG Kourouma Fatoukouma
7 MF   FIN Roope Huhtanen
8 FW   FIN Eero Lehtinen
9 FW   FIN Juho Lehtonen
10 MF   NGA Iyam Friday
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 FW   BRA Nicolas Gomes Ramos
12 GK   FIN Eetu Lindfors
15 FW   FIN Christian Harjanne
16 MF   AFG Mostafa Mohammadi
17 MF   FIN Rasmus Laaksonen
18 MF   FIN Aleksanteri Tomberg
19 MF   FIN Joona Visavuori
22 DF   FIN Jussi Lemiö
23 MF   FIN Tobias Laaksonen
27 MF   FIN Eetu Vahekoski

Former playersEdit

Two-time Veikkausliiga top scorer Luiz Antônio in 1996.

All following players who have represented FC Jazz have been capped at least once by their respective national team's first squad.


  1. ^ a b PPT 1934–1984 50th Anniversary book.
  2. ^ "Europa League football for Vaasa in 2014". Yle News. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  3. ^ Joukkue FC Jazz. Retrieved 3 April 2016.

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