UA-52481335-1 RoPS - Football Finland
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RoPS

Full Name: Rovaniemen Palloseura
Nicknames:
Founded: 1950
Stadium: Keskuskenttä Rovaniemi (4,000)
Manager: Juho Rantala
Chairman: Risto Niva
Last season: 7th

Honours:
Titles: –
Cup: 2 (2013)

Europe:
European Cup: –
Cup Winners Cup: Best Quarter finals (87-88 Marseille 0-4)
UEFA Cup: Best second round 89-90  Auxerre 0-8
Europa League: Best 2nd qualifying round 2016 Lokomotiva Zagreb 4-1 on aggregate
Champions League: –

RoPS starts the season with a new head coach and with some new players. Despite losing head coach Juha Malinen to the Finland U-21 team the team still looks a bit stronger this season. In the Finnish Cup they were ok but the team still has plenty to prove. They might lack consistency but they will take some points while being the underdog, especially at home where they were 9-1-7 last season.

Players in:

Agnaldo (Molde), Matheus Caliman (Ituano), Jems Geffrard (EIF), Wato Kuate (Hapoel Petah Tikva), Lassi Lappalainen (HJK LOAN), Lucas Lingman (HJK), Fugo Segawa (PEPO), Taye Taiwo (AFC Eskilstuna)

Player out:

Cem Felek (TSV Steinbach), Anselmi Nurmela (FC Flora), Pablo Gonzalez Reyes (Deportes Melipilla), Timo Stavitski (SM Caen), Ivan Tatomirovic (IFK Mariehamn), Sakari Tukiainen (Thisted FC), Nathaniel Will (SV Spakenburg)

Pre-Season:
RoPS 6-1 OPS Friendly
MuSa 0-6 RoPS Cup
RoPS 1-2 PS Kemi Cup
RoPS 1-1 AC Oulu Cup
RoPS 4-2 AC Kajaani Cup
KuPS 2-0 RoPS Cup
RoPS 3-0 KPV Friendly

Squad:
Goalkeepers:
A. Reguero ESP
J. Kangas FIN
J. Vaarala FIN

Defenders:
T. Taiwo NGR
L. Järvenpää FIN
J. Geffrard HAI
L. Väisänen FIN
J. Hämäläinen FIN
F. Segawa JPN

Midfielders:
V. Pyyny FIN
A. Okkonen FIN
L. Lingman FIN
W. Kuate POR
E. Muinonen FIN
A. Moraes BRA
J. Hyvärinen FIN
A. Heikkilä FIN
E. Kantola FIN
R. Degerman FIN

Forwards:
M. Caliman BRA
S. Ala FIN
J. Luiro FIN
S. Roiha FIN
L. Lappalainen FIN

Our prediction: 9th