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Veikkausliiga
2017
Veikkausliiga
Season information
Season statistics
Matches played 67
Goals scored 179
Top goalscorer Alfredo Morelos
11 goals
Biggest home win HJK 6–0 SJK (31 May)
Biggest away win JJK 1–5 HJK (23 April)
Highest scoring FC Inter 6–2 RoPS (12 April)
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The 2017 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-seventh season of top-tier football in Finland. IFK Mariehamn are the defending champions.

Fixtures for the 2017 season were announced on 19 January 2017. The season started on 5 April 2017 and will end in 28 October 2017.

Teams

PK-35 Vantaa were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2016 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions JJK.

FC Inter as 11th-placed team regained their Veikkausliiga spot after winning the second-placed Ykkönen team TPS 2–0 on aggregate in a relegation/promotion playoff.

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion Natural 10,000
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden kisapuisto Natural 4,000
HIFK Helsinki Telia 5G -areena Artificial 10,770
HJK Helsinki Telia 5G -areena Artificial 10,770
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena Natural 4,000
Ilves Tampere Tammelan Stadion Natural 5,040
JJK Jyväskylä Harjun stadion Natural 3,000
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena Artificial 5,000
PS Kemi Kemi Sauvosaaren Urheilupuisto Natural 4,500
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä Artificial 4,000
SJK Seinäjoki OmaSP Stadion Artificial 6,000
VPS Vaasa Elisa Stadion Artificial 6,000

Personnel and kits

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
FC Inter Flag of Finland Kuqi, ShefkiShefki Kuqi Flag of Finland Furuholm, TimoTimo Furuholm Nike Alfons Håkans
FC Lahti Flag of Finland Korkeakunnas, ToniToni Korkeakunnas Flag of Finland Hauhia, MikkoMikko Hauhia Umbro BE Group
Lahti Energia
Halton
HIFK Flag of Finland Muurinen, AnttiAntti Muurinen Flag of Finland Väyrynen, MikaMika Väyrynen Puma Aktia Bank
HJK Flag of Finland Lehkosuo, MikaMika Lehkosuo Brazil Rafinha Adidas Apu
IFK Mariehamn Flag of Finland Lundberg, PeterPeter Lundberg Flag of Finland Lyyski, JaniJani Lyyski Puma Hotell Arkipelag
Ilves Flag of Finland Wiss, JarkkoJarkko Wiss Flag of Finland Hynynen, AnttiAntti Hynynen Adidas Various
JJK Flag of Finland Pasoja, JuhaJuha Pasoja Flag of Finland Kari, TommiTommi Kari Nike Harvia
KuPS Flag of Finland Honkavaara, JaniJani Honkavaara Flag of Finland Sorsa, SebastianSebastian Sorsa Puma Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
PS Kemi Flag of Finland Åhman, JariJari Åhman Flag of Finland Nurmos, LassiLassi Nurmos Stanno Various
RoPS Flag of Finland Malinen, JuhaJuha Malinen Flag of Finland Okkonen, AnttiAntti Okkonen Puma Saraware
SJK Flag of Spain Manuel Roca Flag of Estonia Aksalu, MihkelMihkel Aksalu Adidas LähiTapiola
EPKK
Prima Power
VPS Flag of Finland Vuorinen, PetriPetri Vuorinen Flag of Finland Lampi, VeliVeli Lampi Puma Various

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
KuPS Flag of Finland Marko Rajamäki End of contract n/a Flag of Finland Jani Honkavaara 17 October 2016 Pre-season
SJK Flag of Finland Simo Valakari Sacked 17 February 2017 Flag of Finland Sixten Boström 20 February 2017 Pre-season
SJK Flag of Finland Sixten Boström Sacked 2 June 2017 Flag of Spain Manuel Roca 2 June 2017 8th

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HJK 33 23 7 3 78 16+62 76 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 KuPS 33 16 8 9 51 36+15 56 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Ilves 33 15 11 7 39 35+4 56
4 FC Lahti 33 12 13 8 46 31+15 49
5 IFK Mariehamn 33 13 10 10 44 42+2 49
9 SJK 33 13 8 12 42 47−5 47
10 RoPS 33 12 6 15 43 51−8 42
8 VPS 33 9 12 12 38 51−13 39
9 FC Inter 33 10 8 15 54 57−3 38
10 PS Kemi 33 8 8 17 38 59−21 32
11 HIFK  (R) 33 6 11 16 37 54−17 29 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
12 JJK  (R) 33 6 8 19 32 63−31 26 Relegation to Ykkönen
Updated to games played on 28 October 2017
Source: Veikkausliiga (Finnish), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Relegation play-offs

Statistics

Top scorers

Source: veikkausliiga.com (Finnish)

As of match played 4 June 2017.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Colombia Alfredo Morelos HJK 11
2 Flag of Finland Aleksei Kangaskolkka IFK Mariehamn 6
Flag of Cameroon Tuco Ilves 6
4 Flag of Finland Njazi Kuqi FC Inter 5
Flag of Slovenia Filip Valenčič PS Kemi 5
6 Flag of Cameroon Gaël Etock JJK 4
England Billy Ions SJK 4
Flag of Ghana Evans Mensah HJK 4
Flag of Jamaica Steven Morrissey VPS 4
Flag of Finland Urho Nissilä KuPS 4
Flag of Nigeria 001 Gbolahan Salami KuPS 4
Flag of Finland Pekka Sihvola HIFK 4
13 8 players 3
21 22 players 2
43 42 players 1

Top assists

Source: veikkausliiga.com (Finnish)

As of match played 4 June 2017.
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Jamaica Steven Morrissey VPS 6
2 Flag of Sweden Good one Robbin Sellin IFK Mariehamn 5
Flag of Japan Atomu Tanaka HJK 5
4 Flag of Finland Timo Furuholm FC Inter 4
Flag of Colombia Alfredo Morelos HJK 4
Flag of Sweden Good one Philip Sparrdal Mantilla IFK Mariehamn 4
7 Flag of Finland Johannes Laaksonen SJK 3
Flag of Gambia Abdoulie Mansally PS Kemi 3
Flag of the United States Brian Span IFK Mariehamn 3
Flag of Slovenia Filip Valenčič PS Kemi 3
Flag of Finland Moshtagh Yaghoubi HJK 3
12 19 players 2
31 48 players 1

Monthly awards

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month
April Flag of Finland Mika Lehkosuo (HJK) Flag of Colombia Alfredo Morelos (HJK)
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