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FC Lahti

Lahti
Club crest
Full name FC Lahti
Nickname(s) Mustat kuhnurit (The Black Drones)
Founded 1996 (1996)
Ground Lahden Stadion,
Lahti
Ground Capacity 14,500
Chairman Mika Halttunen
Manager Toni Korkeakunnas
League Veikkausliiga
2014 Veikkausliiga, 3rd
Lahden Stadion - Aerial view

FC Lahti is a Finnish football club, based in a Finnish city of Lahti. It currently plays in the Finnish Premier League (Veikkausliiga) after placing first in Finnish First Division (Ykkönen) during season 2011. The homeground of FC Lahti is Lahden Stadion.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honours 2
  • FC Lahti in Europe 3
  • Season to season 4
  • Current squad 5
    • On loan 5.1
  • Managers 6
  • External links 7

History

FC Lahti was founded in 1996 when two time-honoured archrival clubs from Lahti - Viipuri and moved to Lahti after Viipuri was ceded to USSR in 1947) - decided to end their time in Finnish top-football and create a new club to make people of Lahti proud. Also the reserve club FC Pallo-Lahti was formed, but it was closed down after a couple of seasons due to economic difficulties. Both Reipas and Kuusysi controlled the junior section of the club.

FC Lahti played its first season, 1997, in the southern group of Ykkönen, the second tier of Finnish football. It finished second in the first half of the split league format type league system, but was placed third in the final half behind FC Haka and PK-35 which were promoted to Veikkausliiga. The next season, 1998, was victorious and FC Lahti finally gained promotion to the highest tier until relegating at the end of the season 2010.

In the premier division Lahti hasn't yet achieved as much as Kuusysi and Reipas did. In 2007 Lahti won the Finnish League Cup. In 2008 FC Lahti was third in the Veikkausliiga final table and took a place for Uefa Europa League qualification rounds season 2009.

Honours

FC Lahti in Europe

As of July 23, 2009.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1QR Dinamo Tirana 4–1 0–2
2QR ND Gorica 2–0 0–1
3QR Club Brugge 1–1 2–3
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1997 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd Promotion Group - 3rd
1998 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promotion Group - 1st - Promoted
1999 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th Relegation Group - Playoffs
2000 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2001 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2002 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th Upper Group - 8th
2003 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2004 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2005 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 6th
2006 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2007 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2008 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2009 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 11th
2010 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 14th Relegated
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2012 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2013 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 5th
2014 Tier 1 Veikkausliiga (Premier League) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd

Current squad

As of 17 August 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Henrik Moisander
2 DF Jani Tanska
3 DF Mikko Hauhia (captain)
4 MF Xhevdet Gela
5 DF Mikael Salimäki
6 DF Pyry Kärkkäinen
7 FW Drilon Shala
8 MF Onuray Köse
9 FW Rafael
12 GK Joonas Meronen
13 DF Markus Joenmäki
No. Position Player
14 MF Jasse Tuominen
15 FW Tomi Saarelma
16 DF Henri Toivomäki
17 MF Eero Korte
18 MF Justus Kauppinen
19 FW Kimmo Hovi
20 MF Hassan Sesay
24 DF Petri Pasanen
28 FW Driton Shala
30 GK Miikka Mujunen
34 MF Hafid Salhi

On loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player

Managers

External links

  • (Finnish) Official website
  • (Finnish) LahtiFutis.net
  • (Finnish) FCLK - supporters
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