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2003 Veikkausliiga

Veikkausliiga
Season 2003
Champions HJK Helsinki
...
Top goalscorer Saku Puhakainen, MyPa (14)
2002
2004

The 2003 season was the 73rd completed season of Finnish Football League Championship, known as the Veikkausliiga. At the same time it was the 14th season of the Veikkausliiga.

Overview

The Veikkausliiga is administered by the Finnish Football Association and the competition's 2003 season was contested by 14 teams. HJK Helsinki won the championship and qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2004-05 qualification round, while the second and sixth placed teams qualified for the first qualification round of the UEFA Cup 2004-05. The third and fourth placed teams qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2004, while FC KooTeePee and KuPS Kuopio were relegated to the Ykkönen.[1]

Participating clubs

In 2003 there were 14 participants in the Veikkausliiga:

[2]

League standings

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Location of teams in 2003 Veikkausliiga

Premier Division (Veikkausliiga) 2003

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 HJK Helsinki (C) 26 17 6 3 51 15 57
2 Haka Valkeakoski 26 16 5 5 54 16 53
3 Tampere United 26 14 5 7 39 21 47
4 MyPa Anjalankoski 26 13 4 9 46 29 43
5 FC Lahti 26 11 8 7 40 31 41
6 Allianssi Vantaa 26 10 6 10 43 44 36
7 FC Inter Turku 26 10 5 11 43 41 35
8 Jaro Jakobstad 26 9 8 9 36 38 35
9 TPS Turku 26 8 8 10 30 35 32
10 FC Jokerit 26 7 7 12 29 37 28
11 FC Hämeenlinna 26 7 7 12 25 48 28
12 FC Jazz Pori 26 7 7 12 31 55 28
13 FC KooTeePee (O) (R) 26 6 4 16 28 53 22
14 KuPS (R) 26 4 6 16 25 57 18
[2]

Premier Division/Division One 2003, Promotion/Relegation Playoff

  • RoPS Rovaniemi - KooTeePee Kotka 4-1
  • KooTeePee Kotka - RoPS Rovaniemi 3-2

RoPS Rovaniemi promoted, KooTeePee Kotka relegated.[2]

Leading scorers

Pos. Player Nat. Club Goals
1. Saku Puhakainen Finland MyPa 14
2. Juho Mäkelä Finland HJK 13
- Gábor Szilágyi Hungary FC KooTeePee 13
4. Luciano Álvarez Argentina FC Inter 12
- Arístides Pertot Argentina FC Inter 12
6. Mika Kottila Finland HJK 11
- Valeri Popovitš Russia FC Haka 11
8. Ryan Botha South Africa MyPa 10
- Jari Niemi Finland Tampere Utd 10
- Sami Ristilä Finland FC Haka 10
[3]

Footnotes

References

  • Finland - List of final tables (RSSSF)

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