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I know about HJK but could someone tell me about other clubs from or around Helsinki in the lower leagues of Finland?
 

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Allianssi comes from Vantaa which can be considered being part of the capital (something like Solna in Sweden). Besides HJK and Allianssi no other Helsinki clubs are in the league this year. In the 80's and early 90's HJK was had no local rivals, until now defunct Finnairin Palloilijat tasted some top-flight football. Later such clubs as Ponnistus, PK-35, Jokerit and Atlantis played in the league, but were all unfortunate. Atlantis was taken over by Allianssi and PK-35 by Jokerit. (However both Atlantis and PK-35 still exist as independent clubs, both playing in the 2nd division)

FC Jokerit is likely to promote back this year after one-year absence from the league.

Other Helsinki clubs in the first division are formerly big HIFK and suburban teams Gnistan and Viikingit.

Traditional teams Kiffen and Ponnistus play in the second division. Nine-time finnish champions HPS disbanded their senior team several years ago.
 

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FC Jokerit are the main rivals to HJK Helsinki. They share the new 11,000 seater Finnair Stadium.

"Big" matches are played at the historical Helsinki Olympic Stadium which holds about 40,000 spectators.

HJK is the most traditional club in Helsinki. The club was founded 95 yrs ago. HJK is the most successful Finnish club team to date with 19 Finnish VeikkausLiiga championships & 7 Finnish cup victories to their name. HJK is also the first & so far the only Finnish club team to play in the UEFA Champions League.




For more information on HJK Helsinki visit :

www.hjk.fi

For information on FC Jokerit visit :

www.jokerit.com/fc
 

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Couldn't find a proper thread wear it would suit, but HJK have beaten Bangor from Wales 10-0 today in a Champions League qualifier!

10-0!

Guess an investigation soon will be started?
 
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