2014 Veikkausliiga


The 2014 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-fourth season of top-tier football in Finland. The league started on 6 April 2014 and ended on 25 October 2014.[1] HJK Helsinki are the defending champions.

Veikkausliiga
Season2014
ChampionsHJK
11th Veikkausliiga title
27th Finnish title
RelegatedTPS
FC Honka
MYPA
Champions LeagueHJK
Europa LeagueSJK
FC Lahti
VPS
Matches played198
Goals scored511 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorerJonas Emet,
Luis Solignac
(14 goals)
Biggest home winHJK 5–0 TPS
(23 June)
Biggest away winFC Honka 0–5 FF Jaro
(20 July)
TPS 1–6 FC Inter
(17 September)
Highest scoringMYPA 5–3 KuPS
(27 July)
Average attendance2,046
2013
2015

Teams


JJK were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2013 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions SJK.

Team summaries

Location of teams in 2014 Veikkausliiga
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 Shefki Kuqi Jussi Vasara
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Job Dragtsma Henri Lehtonen
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion 15,000 Toni Korkeakunnas Mikko Hauhia
FF Jaro Jakobstad Jakobstads Centralplan 5,000 Alexei Eremenko Sr. Jonas Emet
HJK Helsinki Sonera Stadium 10,770 Mika Lehkosuo Teemu Tainio
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 Pekka Lyyski Jani Lyyski
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena 5,000 Marko Rajamäki Miikka Ilo
MYPA Kouvola Kymenlaakson Sähkö Stadion 4,167 Antti Muurinen Tuomas Aho
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä 4,000 Juha Malinen Antti Okkonen
SJK Seinäjoki Seinäjoen keskuskenttä 3,500 Simo Valakari Pavle Milosavljević
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion 10,000 Mika Laurikainen Jukka Lehtovaara
VPS Vaasa Hietalahti Stadium 4,600 Olli Huttunen Sebastian Strandvall

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
RoPS Kari Virtanen End of contract n/a Juha Malinen [2] Pre-season
FC Lahti Juha Malinen End of contract n/a Toni Korkeakunnas [3] Pre-season
MYPA Toni Korkeakunnas End of contract n/a Antti Muurinen [4] Pre-season
FC Honka Mika Lehkosuo Sacked 7 February 2014[5] Shefki Kuqi 15 February 2014[6] Pre-season
TPS Marko Rajamäki Mutual termination 14 February 2014[7] Mika Laurikainen 17 February 2014[8] Pre-season
KuPS Esa Pekonen Mutual termination 24 April 2014[9] Marko Rajamäki 2 May 2014[10] 12th
HJK Sixten Boström Sacked 29 April 2014 Mika Lehkosuo 29 April 2014[11] 6th

League table


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HJK (C) 33 20 9 4 62 25 +37 69 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 SJK 33 16 11 6 40 26 +14 59 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 FC Lahti 33 15 13 5 45 23 +22 58
4 VPS 33 13 9 11 39 34 +5 48
5 IFK Mariehamn 33 14 6 13 49 55 6 48
6 FF Jaro 33 12 8 13 47 47 0 44
7 KuPS 33 11 11 11 44 44 0 44
8 MYPA[lower-alpha 1] (R) 33 10 9 14 41 54 13 39 Relegation to Ykkönen
9 RoPS 33 11 5 17 37 41 4 38
10 FC Inter 33 8 12 13 42 47 5 36
11 FC Honka[lower-alpha 2] (R) 33 6 13 14 38 57 19 31 Relegation to Kakkonen
12 TPS (R) 33 6 6 21 29 60 31 24 Relegation to Ykkönen
Source: veikkausliiga.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. MYPA were denied a licence for the 2015 season and were relegated to 2015 Ykkönen, however the team later decided to cease their operations
  2. FC Honka were denied a licence and they continue in the 2015 Kakkonen with a reserve team

Results


Statistics


Monthly awards


Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April[14] Antti Muurinen (MYPA) Hendrik Helmke (FF Jaro)
May[15] Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Rasmus Schüller (HJK)
June[16] Simo Valakari (SJK) Admir Ćatović (KuPS)
July[17] Toni Korkeakunnas (FC Lahti) Henrik Moisander (FC Lahti)
August[18] Pekka Lyyski (IFK Mariehamn) Petteri Forsell (IFK Mariehamn)
September[19] Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Erfan Zeneli (HJK)
October[20] Olli Huttunen (VPS) Sebastian Standvall (VPS)

See also


References


  1. "Veikkausliigakaudesta 2014 kaikkien aikojen pisin". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  2. "Juha Malinen RoPSin peräsimeen kauden päätyttyä". RoPS (in Finnish). RoPS. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  3. "Toni Korkeakunnas valmentaa FC Lahtea kaudesta 2014 lähtien". FC Lahti (in Finnish). FC Lahti. 11 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. "ANTTI MUURINEN MYPAN PÄÄVALMENTAJAKSI". MYPA (in Finnish). MYPA. 27 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  5. "FC HONKA ON PURKANUT PÄÄVALMENTAJA MIKA LEHKOSUON SOPIMUKSEN". FC Honka (in Finnish). FC Honka. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. "FC HONKA JA SHEFKI KUQI OVAT SOLMINEET PÄÄVALMENTAJASOPIMUKSEN". FC Honka (in Finnish). FC Honka. 15 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  7. "TPS ja Marko Rajamäki purkivat keskinäisen sopimuksensa". TPS (in Finnish). TPS. 14 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  8. "Mika Laurikainen palaa TPS:n päävalmentajaksi". TPS (in Finnish). TPS. 17 February 2014. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  9. "KuPS ja Pekonen purkivat sopimuksensa". KuPS (in Finnish). KuPS. 24 April 2014. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  10. "Marko Rajamäki on uusi päävalmentaja". KuPS (in Finnish). KuPS. 2 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  11. "Mika Lehkosuo on HJK:n uusi päävalmentaja". HJK (in Finnish). HJK. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  12. http://www.veikkausliiga.com/uutiset/2014/11/07/rops-menetti-hjk-voittonsa RoPS menetti HJK-voittonsa
  13. http://www.veikkausliiga.com/uutiset/2014/04/25/ifk-mariehamn-vps-ottelun-lopputulos-muutettu IFK Mariehamn-VPS -ottelun lopputulos muutettu
  14. Jaron Helmke huhtikuun Kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  15. Rasmus Schüller Veikkausliigan toukokuun pelaaja Archived 2014-06-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  16. KuPSin Admir Catovic Veikkausliigan kesäkuun pelaaja Archived 2014-07-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  17. Henrik Moisander heinäkuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-08-01 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  18. Petteri Forsell elokuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-09-11 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  19. HJK:n Erfan Zeneli Veikkausliigan syyskuun kuukauden pelaaja Archived 2014-10-04 at archive.today (in Finnish)
  20. (in Finnish)