- Tampere United
Football club infobox
clubname = Tampere United
fullname = Tampere United
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
capacity = 17,000 | chairman = flagicon|Finland
manager = flagicon|Finland
season = 2007
Tampere United is a Finnish football club, playing
Veikkausliiga, the premier football league in Finland. The club comes from the city of Tampere. The current head coach of the club is Ari Hjelm.
The club was formed in July
1998. The initial plan was to join two local football clubs " FC Ilves" and " TPV" but TPV decided to continue as its own team. FC Ilves continued to play in lower divisions and Tampere United inherited its place in the second highest division.
In their first season,
1999they won promotion to the top division, 15 months after the formation of the club. During season 2000they reached sixth place in the league. In their third season 2001they won the Finnish championship. In 2002, they finished in fifth place, and in 2003, third place. In 2006, Tampere United won their 2nd Finnish Championship and one year later, in 2007, they were the champions yet again taking home their 3rd title.
During the 2007 season, Tampere United reached the third qualifying round of the Champions League by beating Bulgarian champions Levski Sofia 2-0 on aggregate in the second qualifying round. Tampere United failed to reach the Champions League group stage when
Rosenborg B.K.defeated them 5-0 on aggregate. On the UEFA Cup first round, United lost to Bordeaux 4-3 on aggregate.
Tampere United won the Finnish championship in 2007.
Veikkausliiga: Winners (3)
** 2001, 2006, 2007
Finnish Cup: Winners (1)
Mikko Kavén| pos=GK (captain)
tarting line-up and formation
Notable former players
IFFHS Club World Ranking
*85 (89.) flagicon|Finland Tampere United
[http://www.iffhs.de/?10f42e00fa2d17f73702fa3016e23c17f7370eff3702bb1c2bbb6f28f53512 Full List]
Current Club Ranking
* [http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/uefa/data/method3/trank2008.html Full List]
Current National League ranking (Previous year rank in italics)
* 30 "'
* [http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/uefa/data/method3/crank2008.html Full List]
*fi icon [http://www.tampereunited.com/ Official website]
*fi icon [http://www.sinikaarti.net/ Sinikaarti - Unofficial supporter group]
*en icon [http://www.tamperefc.com/ Unofficial website]
*en icon [http://footballinfinland.blogspot.com/ Football in Finland - Blog]
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