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Esport Honka

Full Name: Esport Honka
Nicknames:
Founded: 1957
Stadium: Tapiolan Urheilupuisto (6000)
Manager: Vesa Vasara
Chairman: Harri Pellikka
Last season:2nd in Ykkönen – Newly promoted

Honours:
Titles: –
Cup: 1 (2012)

Europe:
European Cup: –
Cup Winners Cup: –
UEFA Cup: –
Europa League: Best 3rd qualifying round 2009 Qarabag 3-1 on aggregate
Champions League: –

Esport Honka, also known as FC Honka or just Honka were relegated in 2014 from Veikkausliiga due to financial issues and were forced to start in the Kakkonen (Finnish 3rd tier). They are one of the biggest and best youth developing teams in Finland and were immediately able to start building a strong team with old Honka players with Veikkausliiga experience coming to help. It took them 3 seasons to get back to the top flight but now they are here after knocking out HIFK in the Veikkausliiga play-outs at the end of last season.

Honka has had a very strong pre-season. They won their group by winning all games, including Veikkausliiga champions HJK. They have gotten some good experienced players and they do not look like a Ykkönen level side anymore.

Players in: Youness Rahimi (Ilves), Ahmed El-Amrani (Stabaek), Jonas Levänen (VPS), Javi Hervais (Merida), Joona Rahikka (KäPa), Felix Ferahyan (KuPS), Nemanja Obradovic (PFK Stal), Borjas Martin (CE Sabadell), Davor Taleski (Popeda Prilep), Alex Nimely (No club), Zeljko Zavic (no club)

Player out: Toni Sjöstedt (KäPa), Rony Huhtala (Klubi-04), Cristian Echavarria (Patriotas), Filipe Mello (KTP), Jean Silva (KTP), Ilari Äijälä (Retired), Douglas Silveira (without club), Ville Hursti (Without club), Carlos Portela (retired), Jorge Cano (without club), Joachim Böckermann (without club), Antti Uimaniemi (retired)

Preferred formation: 4-4-2

Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Tim Murray USA
Davor Taleski MDN
Felix Ferahyan FIN
Atte Paunio FIN

Defenders:
Zeljko Savic SRB
Konsta Rasimus FIN
Tommi Saarinen (C) FIN
Robert Ivanov FIN
Joona Rahikka FIN
Jonas Levänen FIN
Ahmed El-Amrani NOR
Jatuli Laevuo FIN

Midfielders:
Javi Hervas SPA
Joel Perovuo FIN
Duarte Tammilehto FIN
Lucas Kaufmann BRA
Joni Korhonen FIN
Mosawer Ahadi FIN

Forwards:
Youness Rahimi FIN
Kasperi Liikonen FIN
Alex Nimely LIB
Nemanja Obradovic SRB
Borjas Martin SPA
Masar Ömer FIN

Our prediction: 6th