Jakobstads BK

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Jakobstads BK, also known as JBK, is a Finnish soccer team from Jakobstad currently playing in Kakkonen, a third tier soccer league in Finland. The club's home venue is Västra plan.

Jakobstads BK
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Full nameJakobstads Bollklubb
Nickname(s)JBK, Klubbi
Founded1944
GroundVästra plan, Jakobstad
Finland
Capacity600
ChairmanTimo Kuusisto
CoachKris Huckstepp
LeagueKakkonen
20204th
Västra plan

HistoryEdit

The club was founded at a meeting held on December 14, 1944. Jakobstads Bollklubb's first official match was played on May 10, 1945 against NIK. The team's captain at that time, Lasse Hellund, scored the club's first goal. JBK later won the match 3–1.

The club's early history was significant as they played 16 seasons in the Suomisarja (Finland League), which at that time was the second tier of Finnish football, over three periods from 1948, 1950 and 1952–65.[1]

More recently, JBK has mostly been represented in Kakkonen or in regional leagues (Kolmonen and lower). Since the early 1970s, the club has played in Kakkonen for 23 seasons in total (1973–75, 1977–78, 1996–97, 1999–2011, 2014–2015 and 2017).[1]

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-13.