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The 2019 Veikkausliiga is the eighty-ninth season of top-tier football in Finland. Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi are the defending champions.

New league format

Veikkausliiga has adopted a new league format for the 2019 season. Each team will play against each other twice in the regular season. After the regular season the top six teams will advance to the Championship Series which will determine the champion and European tournament qualification places. The bottom six teams will advance to the Challenger Series. The best team from the Challenger Series will play in a tournament against the Championship Series' 4th, 5th, and 6th place teams. The winner from that will play in a final series against the 3rd best team from the Championship Series. The last UEFA Europa League qualification place will go to the winner of that final series.

The bottom team from the Challenger Series will relegate to the Ykkönen, and second to last team will play in a relegation play-off series against the 2nd best team from Ykkönen.

Teams

Palloseura Kemi Kings were relegated to Ykkönen after finishing at the bottom of the 2018 season. Their place was taken by Ykkönen champions HIFK Fotboll.

Turun Palloseura as 11th-placed team lost their Veikkausliiga spot after losing to second-placed Ykkönen team Kokkolan Palloveikot 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
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
KPV Kokkola Kokkolan Keskuskenttä Natural 2,000
KuPS Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena Artificial 5,000
RoPS Rovaniemi Rovaniemen keskuskenttä Artificial 4,000
SJK Seinäjoki OmaSP Stadion Artificial 6,000
VPS Vaasa Elisa Stadion Artificial 6,000

League table

Regular season

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HJK 0 00 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 VPS 0 00 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 KuPS 0 00
4 IFK Mariehamn 0 00
5 Ilves 0 00
6 FC Inter 0 00
7 FC Honka 0 00
8 FC Lahti 0 00
9 SJK 0 00
10 RoPS 0 00
11 HIFK 0 00 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
12 KPV 0 00 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.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.


Championship Series

Challenger Series

Veikkausliiga 2019

FC Honka · FC Inter · FC Lahti · HIFK · HJK · IFK Mariehamn · Ilves · KPV · KuPS · RoPS · SJK · VPS

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League cups

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International competitions

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