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Veikkausliiga
2018
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The 2018 Veikkausliiga was the eighty-eighth season of top-tier football in Finland. HJK are the defending champions.

Fixtures for the 2018 season were announced on 17 January 2017. The season started on 7 April 2018 and ended on 27 October 2018.

Teams

JJK were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2017 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions TPS.

HIFK as 11th-placed team lost their Veikkausliiga spot after losing to second-placed Ykkönen team FC Honka in a relegation/promotion playoff.

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto Natural 6,000
FC Inter Turku Veritas Stadion Natural 10,000
FC Lahti Lahti Lahden Stadion Natural 15,000
HJK Helsinki Telia 5G -areena Artificial 10,770
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena Natural 4,000
Ilves Tampere Tammelan Stadion Natural 5,040
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
TPS Turku Veritas Stadion Natural 10,000
VPS Vaasa Elisa Stadion Artificial 6,000

Personnel and kits

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
FC Honka Flag of Finland Vasara, VesaVesa Vasara Flag of Finland Saarinen, TommiTommi Saarinen Puma
FC Inter Flag of Italy Piccareta, FabrizioFabrizio Piccareta Flag of Finland Furuholm, TimoTimo Furuholm Nike Alfons Håkans
FC Lahti Flag of Finland Korkeakunnas, ToniToni Korkeakunnas Flag of Finland Hauhia, MikkoMikko Hauhia Umbro Halton
Lahti Energia
Prima Power
HJK Flag of Finland Lehkosuo, MikaMika Lehkosuo Brazil Rafinha Adidas Apu
IFK Mariehamn Flag of Finland Lundberg, PeterPeter Lundberg Flag of Finland Kojola, KristianKristian Kojola Puma Hotell Arkipelag
Ilves Flag of Finland Wiss, JarkkoJarkko Wiss Flag of Finland Hilander, MikaMika Hilander Adidas LähiTapiola
Pihlajalinna
Kiilto
KuPS Flag of Finland Honkavaara, JaniJani Honkavaara Flag of Finland Pennanen, PetteriPetteri Pennanen Puma LähiTapiola
PS Kemi Flag of Finland Åhman, JariJari Åhman Flag of Colombia Guevara, JuliánJulián Guevara Craft Various
RoPS Flag of Finland Koskela, ToniToni Koskela Flag of Finland Okkonen, AnttiAntti Okkonen Puma
SJK Flag of Finland Kautonen, TommiTommi Kautonen Flag of Estonia Aksalu, MihkelMihkel Aksalu Adidas LähiTapiola
Prima Power
Elisa
TPS Flag of Finland Laurikainen, MikaMika Laurikainen Flag of Finland Rähmönen, SamiSami Rähmönen Puma OP Turun Seutu
Silja Line
LähiTapiola
VPS Flag of Finland Vuorinen, PetriPetri Vuorinen Flag of Finland Strandvall, SebastianSebastian Strandvall Puma Various

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HJK  (C) 33 24 6 3 61 19+42 78 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 RoPS 33 18 8 7 42 25+17 62 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 KuPS 33 17 7 9 56 37+19 58
4 FC Honka 33 15 13 5 51 33+18 58
5 Ilves 33 14 7 12 45 41+4 49
6 VPS 33 10 11 12 37 43−6 41
7 FC Inter 33 10 10 13 37 44−7 40
8 FC Lahti 33 9 13 11 30 38−8 40
9 SJK 33 8 8 17 28 37−9 32
10 IFK Mariehamn 33 8 7 18 37 59−22 31
11 Template:Fb team TPS (Q) 33 7 8 18 37 55−18 29 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
12 PS Kemi  (R) 33 6 6 21 29 59−30 24 Relegation to Ykkönen
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


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