The best six teams from the previous season play 17 home matches, while the other six teams play 16 home matches.
Its main sponsor is the Finnish national betting agency, veikkaus, hence the league's name.
2, veikkausliiga is a founding member of the.Number of seasons includes seasons played in preceding Mestaruussarja and seasons of predecessor teams after season 2017.European Professional Football Leagues association.Veikkausliiga 1990present edit Main article: List of Finnish football champions Performance edit Performance by club edit The following clubs have won: Finnish Championship Cup Competition (19081929) Mestaruussarja (19301989) Veikkausliiga (1990present) 29 clubs have been Champions.Finnish football, comprising the top 12 clubs of the country.The format and number of teams has changed frequently, and as of 2016 there are 12 teams, with each team playing the others three times, for 33 rounds during the season.1, as with certain other cold-climate European countries, league matches in Finland are played in summer, with a schedule usually from April to October.Veritas Stadion 9,372 7th 22, fC Lahti Lahti Lahden kisapuisto 4,000 8th 39 hifk Helsinki Telia 5G -areena 10,300 1th in Ykkönen 32 HJK Helsinki Telia 5G -areena 10,300 1st 80 IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn Wiklöf Holding Arena 4,000 10th 14 Ilves Tampere Tammela Stadion 5,040.FC Honka, espoo, tapiolan Urheilupuisto 6,000 4th 10, fC Inter, turku.Veikkausliiga was founded in 1990; before that the top division was called.Club Titles Runners-up Winning Years HJK, 1912, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1936, 1938, 1964, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 FC Haka 9 7 1960, 1962, 1965, 1977, 1995, 1998, 1999.
Tampere United was dissolved in 2011 and Ilves, which had continued playing at lower levels, got promoted back to the highest league in 2015.
In 2010 the average annual salary with fringe benefits for a league player was 24,400 euro.
Kuusysi returned to Kakkonen in 2011 under the name Lahti Akatemia, while Reipas returned to Kolmonen one year later.Mestaruussarja (championship series) since 1930 which was an amateur or semi-professional league.2) Kuusysi and Reipas merged their professional teams in 1996 to form FC Lahti.Between 19 the championship was decided in a cup competition.3, contents, the Veikkausliiga clubs in the 2018 season are presented in the table below.At the end of the season, the lowest-placed team is relegated to Ykkönen, whose winner is promoted to Veikkausliiga, and the second-worst team plays a two-leg play-off versus the Ykkönen runner-up.Veikkausliiga swedish : Tipsligan ) is the premier division.Club, city, stadium, capacity 2018 position, number of seasons.3) Tampere United was formed in 1998 after it inherited the place of FC Ilves.During the 19easons the Veikkausliiga was played under the name "Futisliiga" swedish : Fotbollsligan ).