UA-52481335-1 SJK Seinäjoki - Football Finland
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SJK Seinäjoki

Full Name: Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho
Nicknames: SJK
Founded: 2007
Stadium: OmaSP Stadion (5,876)
Manager: Tommi Kautonen
Chairman: Raimo Sarajärvi
Last season : 6th

Honours:
Titles: 2015
Cup: 2016
League cup: 1 (2014)

Europe:
European Cup: –
Cup Winners Cup: –
UEFA Cup: –
Europa League: –
Champions League: 2nd qualifying round BATE Borisov 2-4 on aggregate (2016)

SJK starts this season with a new head coach and with plenty of new players. They have set their sights to be fighting for the title but it might still be a bit too big of a target. SJK has invested a lot into the future with many academy players, co-operation with a sports high school etc and sooner or late this will bear fruit. Even for this season the team looks strong but it has plenty of question marks starting with the new head coach Tommi Kautonen who comes after a successful period as a Finland U-21 head coach. His club career record though is not as good. Still if they get a good start, they should be fighting in the top half of the table. They got disappointed in the Cup where they lost in the quarter final to newly promoted FC Honka at home. Now they focus totally to the league.

Players in:
Reuben Ayarna (Ilves), Anders Bååth (Brommapojkarna), Dani Hatakka (Brann), Teppo Marttinen (JJK), JOrdan Mustoe (Westerlo), Emile Tendeng (Ilves), Maximo Tolonen (FC Honka), Jesse Öst (Degerfors)

Players out:
Elias Ahde (TPS LOAN), Sergi Arimany (UE Llagostera), Diego Bardanca (UD Ibiza), Tomas Hradecky (TPS), Aatu Kujanpää (VPS), Marten Ritson (Viljandi JK Tulevik), Kaine Sheppard (Free Agent), Timo Tahvanainen (Jippo), Erfan Zeneli (Free Agent)

Preferred formation: 4-2-3-1

Pre-season:
SJK 4-0 PKKU Cup
SJK 2-1 VIFK Friendly
KPV 1-2 SJK Cup
SJK 4-0 TPV Cup
FF Jaro 1-1 SJK Cup
SJK 1-0 VPS Cup
SJK 3-2 Levanger Friendly
SJK 0-1 Mjoendalen Friendly
SJK 1-2 Honka Cup

Squad:

Goalkeepers:
M. Aksalu EST
J. Öst FIN
P. Valakari FIN

Defenders:
M. Vales AND
D. Hatakka FIN
J. Hurme FIN
R. Dorman WAL
J. Mero FIN
J. Mustoe ENG
J. Sundman FIN
V. Tikkanen FIN

Midfielders:
J. Laaksonen FIN
M. Klinga FIN
J. Sarajärvi FIN
M. Hetemaj FIN
R. Ayarna GHA
O. Malolo FIN
E. Tendeng SEN
A. Bååth SWE

Forwards:

B. Ions ENG
V. Hambo FIN
A. Mboma FIN
M. Tolonen FIN

Our Prediction:
3rd