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Tampere United
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Full name Tampere United
Founded 1998
Ground Ratina Stadion, Tampere
(Capacity: 17,000)
Chairman Finland Harri Pyhältö
Manager Finland Ari Hjelm
League Veikkausliiga
2008 Veikkausliiga, 7th
Home colours
Away colours

Tampere United is a Finnish football club, playing Veikkausliiga, the premier football league in Finland. The club comes from the city of Tampere. The current head coach of the club is Ari Hjelm.

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History

The club was formed in July 1998. The initial plan was to join two local football clubs FC Ilves and TPV but TPV decided to continue as its own team. FC Ilves continued to play in lower divisions and Tampere United inherited its place in the second highest division.

In their first season, 1999 they won promotion to the top division, 15 months after the formation of the club. During season 2000 they reached sixth place in the league. In their third season 2001 they won the Finnish championship. In 2002, they finished in fifth place, and in 2003, third place. In 2006, Tampere United won their 2nd Finnish Championship and one year later, in 2007, they were the champions yet again taking home their 3rd title.

Season 2007

During the 2007 season, Tampere United reached the third qualifying round of the Champions League by beating Bulgarian champions Levski Sofia 2-0 on aggregate in the second qualifying round. Tampere United failed to reach the Champions League group stage when Rosenborg B.K. defeated them 5-0 on aggregate. On the UEFA Cup first round, United lost to Bordeaux 4-3 on aggregate.

Tampere United won the Finnish championship in 2007.

Honours

Tampere United in Europe

Season Competition Round Opponent Score (home-away)
2002–2003 UEFA Champions League Q1 Armenia Pyunik F.C. 0–4, 0–2
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 Romania Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt 1–0, 1–2
2 Serbia and Montenegro FK Sutjeska Nikšić 0–0, 1–0
3 Croatia HNK Cibalia 0–2, 1–0
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 Luxembourg CS Grevenmacher 0-0, 1-1
2 Azerbaijan FC Inter Baku 3–0, 0–1
3 Serbia OFK Beograd 0–0, 0–1
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 Faroe Islands Skála ÍF 2–0, 1–0
2 Belgium R. Charleroi S.C. 1–0, 0–0
3 Italy SS Lazio 1-1, 0-3
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 Wales Carmarthen Town 5–0, 3–1
2 Sweden Kalmar FF 1–2, 2–3
2007–2008 UEFA Champions League Q1 San Marino SS Murata 2–0, 2–1
Q2 Bulgaria PFC Levski Sofia 1–0, 1–0
Q3 Norway Rosenborg BK 0–3, 0–2
2007-2008 UEFA Cup 1 France Girondins de Bordeaux 2–3, 1–1
2008–2009 UEFA Champions League Q1 Montenegro FK Budućnost Podgorica 2–1, 1–1
Q2 Slovakia FC Artmedia Petržalka 1–3, 2–4

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Mikko Kavén (captain)
2 Finland DF Toni Järvinen
4 Finland FW Jesse-Juho Kuusisto
5 Finland DF Antti Ojanperä
7 Finland MF Tuomas Haapala
8 Finland FW Antti Pohja
9 Finland MF Juha Pirinen
10 Finland MF Tomi Petrescu
11 Finland FW Aleksei Kangaskolkka
12 Finland GK Juha Soukiala
13 Finland MF Sakari Saarinen
No.   Position Player
14 Finland MF Jusu Karvonen
15 Finland FW Henri Myntti
16 Finland DF Ilari Ruuth
17 Finland MF Vili Savolainen
18 Finland MF Jonas Emet
21 Finland FW Jonne Hjelm
23 Finland DF Kristian Kojola
25 Finland MF Aapo Lappalainen
27 Finland DF Johannes Mononen
30 Finland FW Jari Niemi

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player

Starting line-up and formation

  • 4-2-3-1 formation

Reserve Squad

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

No. Position Player
24 Finland MF Janne Ruuskanen
25 Finland MF Kimmo Ruukki
26 Finland MF Jarno Majamaa

Notable players

UEFA ranking

Current Club Ranking

Current National League ranking

External links

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