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GrIFK
Grankulla IFK
Grankulla IFK logo.svg
Full nameIdrottsföreningen Kamraterna, Grankulla
Nickname(s)GrIFK, Grani
Founded1925
GroundKauniaisten Keskuskenttä,
Kauniainen
Finland
ChairmanJan Sten
ManagerKimmo Kantola
League2018 Kakkonen

Grankulla IFK, or GrIFK as the name is commonly abbreviated, is a Finnish sports club from the city of Kauniainen. The club was formed in 1925 and the main activities covered are football, ice-hockey, handball and floorball. The club's main football team is currently playing in the Kakkonen, the third tier of the Finnish football league system. GrIFK play their home matches at Kauniaisten Keskuskenttä. The Chairman of the club is Jan Sten. The club has more than 600 registered players.

History

GrIFK has played 13 seasons in the Ykkönen (First Division), the second tier of Finnish football in 1978-80, 1982-85, 1987-88, 1990, 2008 and 2016-2017. They also have had ten spells (covering 21 seasons) in the third tier, the Kakkonen (the Second Division), in 1973-75, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1991-92, 1996, 2005-07, 2009-2015 and 2018 to the present day.[1]

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2001 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki)
2002 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2003 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2004 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Play-offs - Promoted
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 13th Relegated
2009 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th
2010 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group South Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 7th
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group South Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group South Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2015 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group West Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2016 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2017 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 9th Relegated
2018 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd

Club Structure

GRIFK run a number of teams including 3 men's teams, 1 veteran's team, close to 20 boys teams (including A and B juniors on 2nd highest level (Ykkönen) in Finland) and 4 girls teams.

2018 season

GrIFK are competing in Group B (Lohko B) of the Kakkonen administered by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto) . This is the third highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2017 GrIFK finished in third position in their Kakkonen section.

Current squad 2019 (updating in process)

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

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Toni Vuorinen
2 Finland MF Samu Kauppila
3 Finland DF Otto Pitkänen
4 Finland DF Niko Perera
5 Finland DF
6 Finland DF Elja Heiskanen
7 Finland DF Joni Kaasinen
8 Finland DF Joonas Ilomäki
9 Finland FW Daniel Langhoff
10 Finland MF Janne Törmänen
11 Finland FW Claudio Matrone
12 Finland GK Kimi Lindeman
No. Position Player
13 Finland MF Manu Hietanen
14 Finland DF David Nyman
15 Finland MF Valmir Seferi
16 Finland FW Jonas Britschgi
17 Finland FW Petter Meyer
18 Finland MF Frans-Eemil Leppänen
19 Finland FW Samuel Langhoff
21 Finland MF Lassi Luoto
23 Finland FW Herman Bergring
24 Finland DF Saman Safiyari
-- Finland GK

References and sources

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Finland - Divisional Movements 1930-2009". RSSSF Archives. 2018. Retrieved .



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