Turun Palloseura (women's football)

Turun Palloseura Naiset, commonly known as TPS Naiset, is a Finnish women's football team based in Turku. They represent Turun Palloseura in the Kansallinen Liiga (previously Naisten Liiga, Naisten SM-sarja), the top division of women's football in Finland. Their home ground is the upper field (Finnish: yläkenttä) of the Turun Urheilupuiston (Turku Sportspark), an artificial turf pitch with seating capacity for 750 spectators.

Turun Palloseura
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Full nameTurun Palloseura Naiset
Nickname(s)Tepsi, Tepsimuijat
Short nameTPS Naiset
Founded1972
GroundTurun Urheilupuiston yläkenttä,
Turku
Capacity750
Coordinates60°26′35″N 22°15′57″E / 60.44306°N 22.26583°E / 60.44306; 22.26583
ChairmanTeppo Virta
ManagersPäivi Hämäläinen
Tommy Sandås
CoachSami Haltia
LeagueKansallinen Liiga
20197th, Naisten Liiga
WebsiteClub website
colours
Active departments of
Turun Palloseura
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Floorball Football (Men's) Football (Women's)
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Ice hockey (Men's) Ice hockey (Women's)

HistoryEdit

 
TPS' home ground, Turun Urheilupuiston yläkenttä, in 2015

TPS took part in the national championship for the first time in 1972, and won the title in 1978. After withdrawing from the top league in 1992, they returned in 2008.[1] The 2016 campaign is team’s most successful season since returning to the top league, with TPS earning Finnish Championship silver.[2]

HonoursEdit

Finnish ChampionshipEdit

  •   Naisten SM-sarja Champions (1): 1978
  •   Runners-up (8):
    • Naisten SM-sarja Runners-up (7): 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984
    • Naisten Liiga Runners-up (1): 2016
  •   Naisten SM-sarja Third Place (2): 1976, 1985

PlayersEdit

As of 23 August 2020[3]
No. Position Player Nation
1 GK Siiri Välimaa   Finland
3 DF Daniela Sandås   Finland
4 MF Nella Kettunen   Finland
5 DF Frida Lähteenmäki   Finland
6 DF Laura Kattelus   Finland
7 MF Nella Kettunen   Finland
8 DF Mira Andersson   Finland
9 FW Tiia Hirvonen   Finland
10 FW Gabriela Pelogi   United States
11 MF Milla Rantamäki   Finland
13 MF Viivi Spets   Finland
14 MF Julia Sainio   Finland
16 DF Netta Laasio   Finland
18 MF Saija Östlund   Finland
19 DF Katja Hakala   Finland
20 FW Viivi Ollonqvist   Finland
22 MF Jenni Rannus   Finland
23 MF Patricia Träsk   Finland
25 FW Nelly Lehtilä   Finland
26 DF Amalia Härkönen   Finland
27 MF Rosa Niemi   Finland
28 MF Amanda Aatsinki   Finland
29 FW Yasmin Baasousi   Finland
30 GK Inkeri Niemi   Finland
31 FW Eden Avital   Israel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pietarinen, Heikki (11 July 2013). "Finland - List of Women Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  2. ^ "TPS:n naisten edustusjoukkue solmi kahdeksan uutta pelaajasopimusta" (in Finnish). Turun Sanomat. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Naisten edustus" (in Finnish). Turun Palloseura. Retrieved 4 September 2020.

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