Veikkausliiga
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2024
Location
Finland
Abbreviation
FIN1

Summary

The Veikkausliiga (FIN1) is the top football league in the Finnish football system. At the end of the 2024 FIN1 season, the FIN1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2025 - 2026 UEFA Champions League (UEFACL) - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2024 FIN1 Championship round team
  • 2025 - 2026 UEFA Europa Conference League (UEFAECL) - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd place 2024 FIN1 Championship round team
    • 2024 FIN1 UEFAECL Playoffs winner

    The winner of the 2024 Suomen Cup (Finnish Cup), typically a FIN1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2025 - 2026 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Finland

Abbrev League # of Teams
FIN1 Veikkausliiga 12
FIN2 Ykkösliiga 10
FIN3 Ykkönen 12
FIN4 Kakkonen 30
FIN5 Kolmonen 108
FIN6 Nelonen -
FIN7 Vitonen -
FIN8 Kutonen -
FIN9 Seiska -

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
6 Apr 2024 - 1 Sep 2024
Champ/Relegation Series
10 Sep 2024 - 20 Oct 2024
 12: FIN1 (10 minimum), FIN2 (2 maximum)

Season Format

Each FIN1 team plays Home/Away matches against the other 11 FIN1 teams for a total of 22 regular season league matches per team. At the end of regular season, the top 6 teams play in the Championship Series, while the bottom 6 teams play in the Relegation Series. In each series, each team plays against the other 5 teams in their group once for 5 more matches (27 total league matches). Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) head-to-head points, (4) head-to-head goal difference, (5) head-to-head away goals scored, then (6) a playoff (only to decide a champion).

Playoffs

Upon completion of the 2024 FIN1 Championship and Relegation Rounds, the 4th place Championship Round team plays the 1st place Relegation Series team, and the 5th and 6th place Championship Round teams play each other in the 1st Round of the UEFA Europa Conference League Playoffs. The winners of the 1st Round, meet in the 2nd Round. The 2nd Round winner plays the 3rd place Championship Round team in the UEFA Europa Conference League Playoff final. The winner of the final receives a berth in the 2025 UEFA Europa League - 1st Qualifying Round.

Relegation

At the end of the 2024 FIN1 Regular season, the 6th place FIN1 Relegation Round team is relegated to the FIN2, and the 5th place FIN1 Relegation Round team plays Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins playoff matches with the 2nd place FIN2 team. The playoff winner and the 1st place FIN2 play in the 2025 FIN1.


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1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
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1VAPS 75 -1-116-148632 -1-0773443 -0-19752
2SJK 84 -3-115-129353 -2-011106431 -1-1423-1
3FC Ilves 74 -1-213-159642 -1-17128432 -0-16312
4KuPS 73 -4-013-106422 -0-0652351 -4-07541
5HJK 83 -3-212-1310342 -1-1773441 -2-1567-1
6FC Haka 73 -2-211-1010042 -1-1764231 -1-1446-2
7IF Gnistan 72 -2-38-1113-241 -1-2425-331 -1-14981
8IFK Mariehamn 72 -2-38-1012-242 -1-1786230 -1-2126-4
9FC Lahti 71 -3-36-510-531 -1-1442240 -2-2218-7
10FC Inter Turku 71 -2-45-914-541 -2-1566030 -0-3038-5
11AC Oulu 70 -4-34-1013-330 -2-1234-140 -2-2279-2
12Ekenäs IF 70 -3-43-611-530 -2-1224-240 -1-3147-3
Championship Rounds
Relegation Rounds

Fixtures

Wed - 22 May 2024
 Vaasan Palloseura   KuPSLemonsoft Stadion
 HJK   IF GnistanBolt Arena
 FC Ilves   FC Inter TurkuTammela Stadion
Fri - 24 May 2024
 FC Haka   AC OuluTehtaan kenttä
Sat - 25 May 2024
 HJK   FC IlvesBolt Arena
Sun - 26 May 2024
 IFK Mariehamn   IF GnistanWiklöf Holding Arena
 KuPS   Ekenäs IFVäre Areena
Mon - 27 May 2024
 FC Lahti   SJKLahden Stadion
 Vaasan Palloseura   FC Inter TurkuLemonsoft Stadion
Fri - 31 May 2024
 FC Inter Turku   FC HakaVeritas Stadion
 FC Ilves   KuPSTammela Stadion
 SJK   IFK MariehamnOmaSP Stadion
 AC Oulu   HJKRaatti Tekonurmi
Sun - 2 Jun 2024
 IF Gnistan   FC LahtiMustapekka Areena
 Ekenäs IF   Vaasan PalloseuraEkenäs Sparbank Arena TN
Fri - 7 Jun 2024
 Vaasan Palloseura   FC IlvesLemonsoft Stadion
 FC Lahti   FC Inter TurkuLahden Stadion
 FC Haka   IFK MariehamnTehtaan kenttä
 HJK   SJKBolt Arena
Sat - 8 Jun 2024
 KuPS   AC OuluVäre Areena

Results

Sun - 19 May 2024
 Ekenäs IF 11 FC LahtiEkenäs Sparbank Arena TN
 IF Gnistan 00 KuPSMustapekka Areena
Fri - 17 May 2024
 FC Ilves 50 FC HakaTammela Stadion
 SJK 31 FC Inter TurkuOmaSP Stadion
 AC Oulu 11 IFK MariehamnRaatti Tekonurmi
 HJK 12 Vaasan PalloseuraBolt Arena
Sun - 12 May 2024
 Ekenäs IF 02 FC IlvesEkenäs Sparbank Arena TN
 FC Lahti 30 IFK MariehamnLahden Stadion
Sat - 11 May 2024
 FC Inter Turku 01 HJKVeritas Stadion
 AC Oulu 11 IF GnistanRaatti Tekonurmi
 FC Haka 20 SJKTehtaan kenttä
Fri - 10 May 2024
 KuPS 21 Vaasan PalloseuraVäre Areena
Sun - 5 May 2024
 IFK Mariehamn 31 FC Inter TurkuWiklöf Holding Arena
 IF Gnistan 03 FC HakaMustapekka Areena
Sat - 4 May 2024
 SJK 11 KuPSOmaSP Stadion
 HJK 00 Ekenäs IFBolt Arena
 FC Ilves 32 AC OuluTammela Stadion
Fri - 3 May 2024
 Vaasan Palloseura 30 FC LahtiLemonsoft Stadion
Sun - 28 Apr 2024
 IFK Mariehamn 01 FC IlvesWiklöf Holding Arena
 IF Gnistan 01 SJKMustapekka Areena