Ekenäs IF

Ekenäs Idrottsförening (abbreviated EIF or Ekenäs IF) is a sports club from Ekenäs, Raseborg in Finland. EIF was formed in 1905 and they are one of the oldest clubs in the south-west of Finland. The men's football first team currently plays in the Ykkönen (First Division). Their home ground is at the Ekenäs Centrumplan in Ekenäs. The Chairman of EIF is Stefan Haglund.

Ekenäs Idrottsförening
Full nameEkenäs Idrottsförening
Nickname(s)EIF
Ekenäs IF
Founded1905
GroundEkenäs Centrumplan,
Ekenäs)
Raseborg
Finland
ChairmanStefan Haglund
Head CoachGabri García Xatart
LeagueYkkönen
2018Ykkönen, 3rd

The club currently has sections covering football, handball, floorball and disc golf. EIF's athletics section set up Karis IK and from 1 January 2009 transferred its activities to the new IF Raseborg club.

History

Ekenäs Idrottsförening has a long football history which reached its pinnacle with one season in the highest division, the Mestaruussarja (Championship), back in 1933. They have also had 8 seasons in the Suomisarjaa (Finland League) which at that time was the second tier of Finnish football in 1938–39 and 1946/47–51.[1]

EIF have had five periods covering 26 seasons in the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of Finnish football from 1975 to 1976, 1981–88, 1991–92, 1994–98 and 2002 to the current day.[2]

EIF has a thriving junior section with a large number of teams.

A new highest ever attendance for an EIF match was made in 2013 when 2,014 people attended the home game with FC Jazz. The old record was from 1975 when 1,625 people attended the home game with HAIK.[3]

EIF made history in March 2018 by qualifying for the Semi-final of the Finnish Cup for the first time, beating FC Haka 2-1 at home.

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 5th
2001 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) West Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2008 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 10th
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2011 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 1st Promoted
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-offs
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Play-offs – Promoted
2015 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2016 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2017 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2018 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) ? 3rd

Club structure

EIF currently has 2 men's team, 1 ladies teams, 12 boys teams and 4 girls team.

Other facts

EIF Akademi are participating in Section 1 (Lohko 1) of the Kolmonen (Third Division) administered by the Uusimaa SPL. In 2009 the team finished in top position in their Nelonen (Fourth Division) section and were promoted to the Kolmonen.

EIF Ladies Team are competing in the Kolmonen (Third Division) administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . In 2017 the team finished in top position in their Nelonen (Fourth Division) section and were promoted to the Kolmonen.

Current Squad for the 2019 season

As of 29 April 2019.

First team

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 Mehdi El Moutacim
2 DF Seynabou Benga Samba
5 DF Joachim Böckerman
6 MF Pasi Forsman
7 MF Daniel Rantanen
8 MF Dominic Grondin
9 FW Antti Ulmanen
23 FW Akseli Ollila
11 MF Omar Jama
13 DF William Lindqvist
14 MF Simon Lindholm
15 MF August Björklund
16 MF Sami Kankaristo
No. Position Player
17 DF Zacharias Ekström
18 FW Daisuke Uemura
19 DF Matias Lahti (on loan from Inter Turku)
20 MF Marc Anderson
21 MF Donald Bende
22 DF Alexandre Fontaine
23 MF Jacob Gottberg
24 DF Joel Akpini
25 MF Ville Sevon
27 DF Severi Vielma
33 MF Benjamin Tuovinen
46 GK Felix Ferahyan
77 MF Andreas Wahlstedt

Out on loan

As of 7 February 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Academy players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Ladies Team

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 Juliana Drugge
3 FW Jenna Laukkanen
4 Iselin Nylund
5 MF Rebecka Mannström
6 FW Mimmi Björklund
7 MF Carmela Grönqvist
8 DF Ida Westerlund
9 DF Jill Illman
10 DF Jenny Sundblom
11 MF Ida Adamsson
12 FW Emma Lindroos
13 DF Desiree Lindholm
No. Position Player
14 DF Ellen Isberg
15 DF Emma Westerdahl
16 MF Emilia Werner
17 DF Frida Lindholm
18 DF Julia Andström
19 DF Felicia Gröning
20 MF Znar Ismaelsson
21 DF Josefine Sundqvist
22 MF Hanna Kultanen
23 MF Fanny Kainulainen
24 FW Patricia Raearo
33 GK Jenni Möller

References and sources

Footnotes

  1. "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 11/05/2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Retrieved 11/05/2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. Jalkapallokirja 1991. Suomen Palloliitto. 1991. ISSN 0787-7188.
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