PK-35 Vantaa (men)

PK-35 Vantaa (previously Pallokerho-35 or PK-35) was a Finnish men's football team, based in Vantaa. It last played in the Veikkausliiga, the top-tier men's football league in Finland. The team was based at the Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion in the Myyrmäki district of Vantaa at the time of the its dissolution, after the 2016 season.

PK-35 Vantaa
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Full namePK-35 Vantaa
Foundedas Viipurin Pallokerho, 1935 (1935)
as Pallokerho-35, 1948
as PK-35 Vantaa, 2008
Dissolved2016
GroundMyyrmäen jalkapallostadion
Vantaa
Capacity4,700
Coordinates60°15.726′N 24°50.291′E / 60.262100°N 24.838183°E / 60.262100; 24.838183Coordinates: 60°15.726′N 24°50.291′E / 60.262100°N 24.838183°E / 60.262100; 24.838183
ChairmanMarkku Hynninen
ManagerKim Raimi
LeagueYkkönen
2021Ykkönen, 7th
colours

HistoryEdit

PK-35 was founded in Vyborg in 1935. After the Finnish Winter War and Second World War, PK-35 was refounded in Helsinki in 1948. When PK-35 was coached by Pasi Rautiainen in the mid-1990s they were promoted to Finland's top division, the Veikkausliiga. After some economic troubles, the club's top representative team was acquired by Hjallis Harkimo and renamed FC Jokerit. The PK-35 club, however, continued with the other teams in lower divisions using its original name. PK-35 was promoted to Kakkonen in 2001 and to Ykkönen in 2005.

Move to VantaaEdit

After the 2008 season Pallokerho-35 decided to move its men's and women's first teams to the commuter town of Vantaa, where they played at ISS Stadion in Myyrmäki. The teams were run by a newly created association and competed with the name PK-35 Vantaa. Pallokerho-35 and its other teams (juniors) stayed in Helsinki under the association PK-35 ry (main club).[1]

BankruptcyEdit

The club suffered serious financial problems in its final years. Sitting bottom of the 2016 Veikkausliiga, the club were docked 6 points and manager Shefki Kuqi left to join Inter Turku.[2]

The club was relegated at the end of the season but did not apply for a licence to play in the 2017 Ykkönen and ceased operations. The club's name continues however as the club which split from the PK-35 organisation when it was renamed FC Jokerit still play in the Helsinki area Kolmonen division (4th tier).

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Finnish Cup Movements
1998 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga Finnish FA 3rd Sold league spot to FC Jokerit
1999 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 6th
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
2001 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Group 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st 2nd Round Promoted
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen Southern Finnish FA 9th 4th Round
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen Southern Finnish FA 1st 1st Round Lost in Promotion Playoffs
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen Southern Finnish FA 2nd 1st Round Promoted to 2005 Ykkönen
2005 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 3rd Quarterfinals
2006 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 10th 5th Round
2007 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 8th 5th Round
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 7th 6th Round
2009 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 9th 6th Round
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 8th 5th Round
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 4th 4th Round
2012 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 4th 4th Round
2013 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 6th 5th Round
2014 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 6th 3rd Round
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen Finnish FA 2nd 6th Round Promoted to 2016 Veikkausliiga
2016 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga Finnish FA 12th Relegated/Dissolved

ManagementEdit

As of 2 August 2016.

Name Role
  Pasi Pihamaa Head Coach
  Juha Jussila Coach
  Ville Vepsäläinen Kit Manager, Physiotherapist
  Teemu Savukoski Kit Manager
  Boris Wistuba Team Manager

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PK-35 Vantaa – uusi jalkapalloseura" (PDF). Pallokerho-35. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  2. ^ [1] in yle.fi

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