Kemi City F.C.

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Kemi City Football Club, formerly known as Palloseura Kemi Kings,[1][2] is a Finnish football team based in the town of Kemi, who are currently playing in the Kakkonen. They finished the 2019 season as champions of the Kolmonen.

Kemi City FC
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Full nameKemi City FC
Nickname(s)Kingit (The Kings)
Founded1999; 22 years ago (1999)
GroundSauvosaaren Urheilupuisto
Capacity4,000
ChairmanArto Hakala
ManagerDean Sibson
LeagueKakkonen
2021Kakkonen, 12th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was established on October 21, 1999. Kemi Kings was created out of a merger between Kemin Palloseura (KePS), Kemin Pallotoverit-85 (KPT-85) and Visan Pallo. All three teams continue only as junior teams–having younger than B-juniors–while PS Kemi took over A and B juniors. The best achievement of PS Kemi Kings so far has been reaching eighth place in the Finnish Cup competition 2006. The team also played in Finnish Cup's small final, but lost it to Kultsu FC after the penalty shootout. In the 2007 season PS Kemi Kings won the Kakkonen's C-sector and were promoted to the second division, the Ykkönen. In the 2008 season PS Kemi Kings successfully fought against the relegation and also Qualified for the Top-16 in the Finnish Cup. In January 2011 the sport director Jukka Kuusisto signed a contract with finish TopSpot – Sports, Development and Technology – Sports Management with Social Responsibility and signed later his first two Nigerian players for his club the forward Patrick Chibuzor Onyeaghala from Nigerian Football Academy and the defender Faith Friday Obilor from FC Odiaba.[3] PS Kemi won two successive promotions to the first division in 2014, the Ykkönen, and then, for the first time in their history, to the premier division, the Veikkausliiga in 2015.

The club ran into financial difficulties in the Veikkausliiga and the club's parent company ceased operations due to financial problems in February 2019. PS Kemi formed a new club, Kemi City FC, in early 2019 and continued its sports activities at the Palloseura Kemi Kings Association's Serie 3 in Northern Finland. In March, it was announced that English-based Redstrike Group had acquired a 40% holding in Kemi City FC. Kemi City FC ended the 19/20 Season champions of Finnish Football Division ‘Kolmonen' and gained automatic promotion to the Kakkonen for season 2020/21.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-Offs
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2009 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegated
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-offs
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Northern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-offs, promoted
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2016 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Division One) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2017 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Division One) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2018 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Division One) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegation
2019 Tier 4 Kolmonen Pohjois-Suomen Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion
2020 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2021 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 12th Relegation

ManagementEdit

As of 31 July 2020[4]

Name Role
  fi:Dean Sibson Head Coach
  Mikko Vilmunen Assistant Coach

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Veikkausliiga". veikkausliiga.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Kausi 2016 - PS Kemi". pskemi.fi. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  3. ^ "PS Kemi from Finland signs two TopSpot's academy players". topspot.fi. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  4. ^ "First Team squad". .kemicityfc.org. Retrieved 31 July 2020.

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