Kokkolan Palloveikot

KPV (or Kokkolan Palloveikot) is a Finnish football club, based in Kokkola. It currently plays in the Finnish First Division (Ykkönen). The club's head coach is Niko Kalliokoski, and it plays its home matches at Kokkolan keskuskenttä.

KPV Kokkola
Kokkolan Palloveikot logo.svg
Full nameKokkolan Palloveikot
Nickname(s)KPV
Founded1930
GroundKokkolan Keskuskenttä,
Kokkola
Finland
Capacity3,000
ChairmanJouko Vierimaa
ManagerNiko Kalliokoski
LeagueYkkönen
20208th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

KPV is the club of Finnish-speaking people in the town. The rival club is Swedish-speaking GBK.

KPV run a number of team including 1 men's teams, 1 ladies team, 10 boys team and 7 girls teams. The club also runs an Academy and Soccer School.[1]

Domestic historyEdit

Season Level Pos Pld W D L For Against Points Finnish Cup League Cup Top goalscorer
2000 3rd 6 22 9 6 7 49 47 33 Fourth Round -   Pekka Kainu  – 17
2001 3rd 5 20 8 5 7 33 32 29 Fifth Round -   Pekka Kainu  – 13
2002 3rd 2 22 16 1 5 60 27 49 Fifth Round -
2003 3rd 4 20 8 5 7 38 36 29 Fourth Round -
2004 3rd 1 20 15 1 4 48 13 46 Fourth Round -
2005 2nd 4 26 13 2 11 36 29 41 - -
2006 2nd 9 26 8 9 9 42 47 33 Runners Up -
2007 2nd 10 26 8 7 11 27 46 31 - -
2008 2nd 6 26 10 8 8 37 36 38 Sixth Round -
2009 2nd 2 26 15 6 5 32 25 51 - -   Lasse Linjala  – 7
2010 2nd 4 26 14 5 7 43 31 47 Sixth Round -   Irakli Sirbiladze  – 16
2011 2nd 12 24 4 4 16 19 58 16 - -   Olli Pekka Itälä  – 4
2012 3rd 7 24 7 7 10 30 39 28 Fifth Round -   Henri Myntti  – 11
2013 3rd 6 27 11 4 12 46 47 37 Third Round -   Henri Myntti  – 16
2014 3rd 6 27 9 7 11 28 35 34 Third Round -   Henri Myntti  – 8
2015 3rd 1 27 18 4 5 63 35 58 Sixth Round -   Emmanuel Ihionu Bright  – 14
2016 2nd 5 27 11 6 10 40 43 39 Sixth Round -   Irakli Sirbiladze  – 15
2017 2nd 3 27 12 9 6 42 26 45 Quarterfinal -   Washilly Tshibasu  – 8
  Irakli Sirbiladze  – 8
2018 2nd 2 27 16 4 7 44 26 52 Group stage -   Kalle Multanen  – 11
2019 1st 11 27 7 4 16 32 47 25 Semifinal -   Ishmael Yartey  – 6
2020 2nd 8 22 8 4 10 38 34 28 1/8 finals -   Aleksi Tarvonen  - 10

European historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1970–71 European Cup First Round   Celtic 0–9 0–5 0–14
1974–75 UEFA Cup First Round   1. FC Köln 1–5 1–4 2–9

Current squadEdit

Updated 12 May 2021. [2]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 Miika Töyräs
2 DF   FIN Jusa Ihalainen
3 MF   FIN Jan Heinonen (on loan from Inter Turku)
4 FW   FIN Wegye Wegye
6 MF   FIN Adam Vidjeskog
7 FW   FIN Pietro Kytölaakso
8 FW   FIN Sebastian Mannström
9 FW   FIN Justus Lehto
10 FW   CGO Dominique Malonga
11 FW   JPN Takanori Yokochi
12 DF   USA Kyle Curinga
13 MF   LTU Karolis Chvedukas
15 MF   FIN Santeri Mäkinen
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   FIN Noa Lehtonen
19 FW   FIN Eetu Rissanen (on loan from KuPS)
20 MF   FIN Harri Heiermann
21 DF   GRE Charalampos Chantzopoulos
23 GK   FIN Antti Vironen
24 FW   COL Ángel Zapata
25 FW   FIN Joonas Paananen
28 DF   FIN Tommi Saarinen
31 GK   FIN Hemmo Riihimäki (on loan from KuPS)
32 DF   FIN Aku Ahokangas
33 GK   RUS Sergey Lazarev
34 DF   NGA Stanley Amuzie

Out on loanEdit

As of 12 May 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

Former playersEdit

For a complete list of former Kokkolan Palloveikot players with Wikipedia articles, see Category:Kokkolan Palloveikot players.

Management and boardroomEdit

ManagementEdit

As of 17 April 2019[3]

Name Role
  Jarmo Korhonen Head Coach
  Niko Kalliokoski Coach
  Rasmus Broberg Fitness Coach
  Matti Laitinen Team Manager
  Tuomas Moilanen Team Manager
  Keijo Hautamäki Kit Manager
  Miikka Mäntylä Kit Manager

BoardroomEdit

As of 17 April 2019[4]

Name Role
  Jouko Vierimaa Chairman
  Kim Huuhka Vice chairman

HonoursEdit

  • Finnish championship (league format): 1969
  • Finnish championship (league format) 2nd: 1973
  • Finnish championship (league format) 3rd: 1971, 1975, 2005
  • Finnish Cup finalist: 1982, 2006

References and sourcesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Kokkolan Palloveikot Pääsivusto". Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  2. ^ https://www.kpvedustus.fi/joukkue
  3. ^ "Joukkueen toimihenkilöt" (in Finnish). KPV. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Seuran toimihenkilöt" (in Finnish). KPV. Retrieved 17 April 2019.