UA-52481335-1 IFK Mariehamn - Football Finland

IFK Mariehamn

Full Name: Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Mariehamn
Nicknames: Grönvitt (greenwhites), Saarelaiset (The islanders)
Founded: 1919
Stadium: Wiklöf Holding Arena (4,000)
Manager: Peter Lundberg
Chairman: Robert Söderdahl
Last season: 5th

Honours:
Titles: 2016
Cup: 2015

Europe:
European Cup: –
Cup Winners Cup: –
UEFA Cup: –
Europa League: Best 1st qualifying round 2013-14 Inter Baku 1-3, 1st qualifying round 2016 vs Odd 1-3
Champions League: –

Mariehamn lost out of the Euro Cup places last seasons after they lost to Ilves at home in their final match. This was very disappointing and the team will want to fix this. The team has changed a lot so do not expect them to click from the start. At least their pre-season has been below par. After some good games, they have lost surprisingly like for instance to EIF in the Finnish Cup. Even their friendlies have left a lot to prove. Their biggest problem was scoring goals last season as behind Kangaskolkka they did not have enough fire power. This season might be similar despite them signing some flair in the form of Julio Cesar. It might be a tough year for the islanders.

Players in:

Julio Cesar Fernandes (Estanciano), Anton Lepola (SalPa), Nicklas Maripuu (Jacksonville Armada), Dylan Murnane (Kongsvinger), Thomas Mäkinen (AC Renate), Simon Silverholt (GAIS), Ivan Tatomirovic (RoPS), Pontus Åsbrink (IK Frej)

Players out:

Rezgar Amani (FC Åland), Anthony Dafaa (FC Haka), Bobbie Friberg da Cruz (Retired), Albin Granlund (Örebro SK), Filip Hlupik (1. FK Pribram), Jani Lyyski (Retired), Robbin Sellin (IK Brage), Brian Span (Västerås), Andreas Vaikla (Kristiansund BK), Craig Wight (Retired), Tommy Wirtanen (FC Åland)

Preferred formation: 4-4-1-1

Pre-Season:
Mariehamn 4-0 Honka Akatemia Cup
Mariehamn 4-2 Klubi-04 Cup
TPS 1-1 Mariehamn Cup
Mariehamn 2-1 Paide Friendly
Mariehamn 2-4 FC Inter Cup
EIF 1-0 Mariehamn Cup
Hammarby 3-0 Mariehamn Friendly
Mariehamn 0-2 Oskarshamn AIK Friendly

Squad:
Goalkeepers:
D. Sjöblom FIN
M. Nordqvist FIN
J. Sundman FIN
A. Lepola FIN

Defenders:
I. Tatomirovic SRB
K. Kojola FIN
P. Sparrdal-Mantilla SWE
P. Hemming FIN
A. Mäenpää FIN
D. Murnane AUS

Midfielders:
A. Ekhalie KEN
S. Silverholt SWE
N. Maripuu SWE
G. Petrovic SWE
J. Karlström FIN
R. Sid FIN
J. Mattsson FIN
P. Åsbrink SWE
Julio Cesar BRA
T. Mäkinen FIN

Forwards:

A. Kangaskolkka FIN

Our Prediction: 9th