PK-35 Vantaa (formerly Pallokerho-35 or PK-35) was a Finnish football club, based in Vantaa. It last played in the Finnish League (Veikkausliiga). As of the 2016 season the club was based at the Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion, Myyrmäki, Vantaa.
|Full name||PK-35 Vantaa|
PK-35 was founded in Vyborg in 1935. After the Finnish Winter War and Second World War, PK-35 was refounded in Helsinki in 1948. When PK-35 was coached by Pasi Rautiainen in the mid-1990s they were promoted to Finland's top division, the Veikkausliiga. After some economical troubles the first team was acquired by Hjallis Harkimo and renamed FC Jokerit. The PK-35 club, however, continued with the other teams in lower divisions using its original name. PK-35 was promoted to Kakkonen in 2001 and to Ykkönen in 2005.
Move to Vantaa
After the 2008 season Pallokerho-35 decided to move its men's and women's first teams to the commuter town of Vantaa, where they will play at ISS Stadion in Myyrmäki. Those teams will be run by a new association and compete with the name PK-35 Vantaa. Pallokerho-35 and its other teams (juniors) will stay in Helsinki under PK-35 ry (main club).
The club suffered serious financial problems in its final years. Sitting bottom of the 2016 Veikkausliiga, the club were docked 6 points and manager Shefki Kuqi left to join Inter Turku. The club were relegated at the end of the season but did not apply for a licence to play in the 2017 Ykkönen and ceased operations. The club's name continues however as the club which split from the PK-35 organisation when it was renamed FC Jokerit still play in the Helsinki area Kolmonen division (4th tier). The club's women's team also continues to use the name and still plays in Myyrmäki - they finished top of the Naisten Liiga in 2018.
Season to season
|2002||Tier 3||Kakkonen||Southern||Finnish FA||9th||4th Round|
|2003||Tier 3||Kakkonen||Southern||Finnish FA||1st||1st Round||Lost in Promotion Playoffs|
|2004||Tier 3||Kakkonen||Southern||Finnish FA||2nd||1st Round||Promoted to 2005 Ykkönen|
|2005||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||3rd||Quarterfinals|
|2006||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||10th||5th Round|
|2007||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||8th||5th Round|
|2008||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||7th||6th Round|
|2009||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||9th||6th Round|
|2010||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||8th||5th Round|
|2011||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||4th||4th Round|
|2012||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||4th||4th Round|
|2013||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||6th||5th Round|
|2014||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||6th||3rd Round|
|2015||Tier 2||Ykkönen||Finnish FA||2nd||6th Round||Promoted to 2016 Veikkausliiga|
|2016||Tier 1||Veikkausliiga||Finnish FA||12th||Relegated/Dissolved|
As of 2 August 2016.
The women's football section was founded in 1982. The team won the Naisten Liiga for the first time in 2010 in their debut in the championship; they had been promoted after winning the second-tier Naisten Ykkönen in 2009. They thus made their UEFA Champions League debut in the 2011–12 season, where they were knocked out by Rayo Vallecano in the Round of 32.
PK-35 subsequently consolidated itself as the new leading Finnish team, winning both the Naisten Liiga and the national cup in 2011 and 2012.
UEFA competition record
|2011–12||Champions League||Qualifying round||10–0|
|Round of 32||1–4, 0–3|
|2012–13||Champions League||Qualifying round||6–0|
|Round of 32||0–7, 0–5|
|2013–14||Champions League||Qualifying round||13–1|
|Round of 32||0–3, 0–1|
|2015–16||Champions League||Qualifying round||9–0|
|Round of 32||0–2, 0–7|
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "Jalkapallostadionista ISS Stadion – PK-35:n edustusjoukkueet Vantaalle". Energia-Areena. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
- "PK-35 vaihtaa Vantaalle". Iltalehti. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
- "PK-35 Vantaa – uusi jalkapalloseura" (PDF). Pallokerho-35. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
- in yle.fi
- in Palloliitto.fi
- Club history Archived 2010-08-23 at the Wayback Machine on official site
- List of champions in RSSSF.com
- "PK 35 wins first Swedish cup" (in Finnish). mtv3.fi. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
- http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/a1441342901833?jako=8c7ee3ed246589828f79c3e7c12043d 2. https://www.palloliitto.fi/uutiset/naisten-liiga/pk-35-vantaa-naisten-liigan-mestari-0
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