Veikkausliiga
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2022
Location
Finland
Abbreviation
FIN1

Summary

The Veikkausliiga (FIN1) is the top football league in the Finnish football system. At the end of the 2022 FIN1 season, the FIN1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2023 - 2024 UEFA Champions League (UEFACL) - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2022 FIN1 Championship round team
  • 2023 - 2024 UEFA Europa Conference League (UEFAECL) - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2022 FIN1 Championship round teams

    The winner of the 2022 Suomen Cup (Finnish Cup), typically a FIN1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2023 - 2024 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Finland

Abbrev League # of Teams
FIN1 Veikkausliiga 12
FIN2 Ykkönen 12
FIN3 Kakkonen 36
FIN4 Kolmonen 104
FIN5 Nelonen 159
FIN6 Vitonen -
FIN7 Kutonen -
FIN8 Seiska -

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
2 Apr 2022 - 11 Sep 2022
Champ/Relegation Series
18 Sep 2022 - 19 Oct 2022
 12: FIN1 (10 minimum), FIN2 (2 maximum)

Season Format

Each FIN1 team plays Home/Away matches against the other 11 FIN1 teams for a total of 22 regular season league matches. At the end of regular season, the top 6 teams play in the Championship Series, while the bottom 6 teams play in the Relegation Series. For each series, each team plays against the other 5 teams in their group once for 5 more matches (27 total league matches). Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) head-to-head points, (4) head-to-head goal difference, (5) head-to-head away goals scored, then (6) a playoff.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2022 FIN1 Regular season, the 6h place FIN1 Relegation Round team is relegated to the FIN2, and the 11th place FIN1 Relegation Round team plays Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins playoff matches with the 2nd place FIN2 team. The playoff winner and the 1st place FIN2 are promoted to the 2023 FIN1.


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UEFAECL Playoffs - Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateVaasan Palloseura  24 FC Haka  
26.10.22Vaasan Palloseura 03 FC HakaLemonsoft Stadion
30.10.22FC Haka 12 Vaasan PalloseuraTehtaan kenttä

UEFAECL Playoffs - 2nd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 22 Oct 2022
 AC Oulu 01 Vaasan PalloseuraRatinan Stadion

UEFAECL Playoffs - 1st Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Wed - 19 Oct 2022

Relegation Playoff

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateTurun Palloseura (FIN2) 23 FC Lahti (FIN1) 
20.10.22Turun Palloseura 11 FC LahtiVeritas Stadion
23.10.22FC Lahti 21 Turun PalloseuraLahden Stadion
 FC Lahti remains in FIN1 

2nd Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Championship
1HJK 2718 -4-558-4123181410 -1-331241410138 -3-2271798
2KuPS 2717 -6-457-4321221410 -4-03427819137 -2-42316133
3FC Honka 2714 -7-649-532726149 -4-131351322135 -3-51818144
4FC Haka 2713 -6-845-40400138 -2-32621183145 -4-5191922-3
5FC Inter Turku 2710 -5-1235-42366135 -3-51819145145 -2-71723221
6Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho 2710 -5-1235-3338-5137 -4-22523167143 -1-10101022-12
Relegation
1AC Oulu 2711 -6-1039-46433146 -4-4221922-3135 -2-61727216
2Vaasan Palloseura 2710 -5-1235-524111133 -3-71219190147 -2-523332211
3FC Ilves 279 -7-1134-43430145 -1-8162026-6134 -6-31823176
4IFK Mariehamn 279 -7-1134-4143-2145 -5-42025223134 -2-7141621-5
5FC Lahti 275 -6-1621-2655-29132 -3-891122-11143 -3-8121533-18
6HIFK 271 -6-209-2070-50130 -1-121736-29141 -5-881334-21
2023-2024 UEFACL
UEFAECL Playoffs
2023-2024 UEFAECL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation

1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1HJK 2215 -4-349-341816118 -1-22519127117 -3-1241569
2KuPS 2214 -5-347-361620118 -3-02722616116 -2-32014104
3FC Honka 2212 -5-541-452124117 -3-124291019115 -2-41716115
4FC Haka 2211 -4-737-3638-2117 -2-22319172114 -2-5141721-4
5FC Inter Turku 229 -5-832-402812114 -3-41518135115 -2-41722157
6Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho 229 -4-931-2932-3116 -3-22120155113 -1-710917-8
7AC Oulu 228 -6-830-35350114 -4-3161318-5114 -2-51422175
8FC Ilves 226 -7-925-3136-5114 -1-6131520-5112 -6-31216160
9IFK Mariehamn 226 -6-1024-2533-8114 -4-3161516-1112 -2-781017-7
10Vaasan Palloseura 226 -4-1222-39363111 -3-761318-5115 -1-51626188
11FC Lahti 224 -6-1218-1943-24111 -3-76519-14113 -3-5121424-10
12HIFK 221 -6-159-1548-33110 -1-101428-24111 -5-581120-9
Championship Rounds
Relegation Rounds

Results

Sun - 16 Oct 2022
 FC Honka 11 FC HakaTapiolan Urheilupuisto
 HJK 01 KuPSBolt Arena
 FC Lahti 61 HIFKLahden Stadion
 IFK Mariehamn 22 Vaasan PalloseuraWiklöf Holding Arena
 AC Oulu 02 FC IlvesRatinan Stadion
Mon - 10 Oct 2022
Sun - 9 Oct 2022
 FC Haka 01 HJKTehtaan kenttä
 FC Ilves 10 FC LahtiRatinan Stadion
 KuPS 20 FC Inter TurkuVäre Areena
Sat - 8 Oct 2022
 Vaasan Palloseura 21 AC OuluLemonsoft Stadion
 HIFK 23 IFK MariehamnBolt Arena
Thu - 6 Oct 2022
 FC Honka 21 FC Inter TurkuTapiolan Urheilupuisto
Wed - 5 Oct 2022
 KuPS 00 FC HakaVäre Areena
Sun - 2 Oct 2022
 HJK 30 FC Inter TurkuBolt Arena
 AC Oulu 21 FC LahtiRatinan Stadion
 Vaasan Palloseura 40 HIFKLemonsoft Stadion
 KuPS 32 FC HonkaVäre Areena
 FC Ilves 23 IFK MariehamnRatinan Stadion