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2011 – Friendship Cup (Finland)

The Champions in Kokkola 2012 (2)

2012 – Kokkola Cup Champions (Finland), FC Santos Cup Champions (Estonia)

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2013 – Kokkola Cup Champions (Finland), 3rd Place Norhalne Cup Elite Cup (Denmark), Munderkingen Elite Indoor (Germany), EUROCUP Elite Indoor (Germany) 9th place, Brondby Elite Cup (Denmark)

Kokkola Cup Champions 2013!

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2014 – Munderkingen Elite Indoor (Germany) EUROCUP Elite Indoor (Germany) 9th place – finished above the Professional Clubs below, Dusseldorf Elite Cup (Germany), Kokkola Cup Champions 1999

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2014 – Kokkola Cup Champions, 9th Place at Ulm Elite Cup, 9th place at Munderkingen Elite

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2015 – Kokkola Cup Champions @ 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 9th place at Munderkingen Elite, 6th place at Sparkasse Holstein Elite Cup, Eremenko Cup 2003 Champions, Foyle Cup (Ireland) 3rd place

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2016 – 9th Place Munderkingen Elite Cup (Germany), Sparkasse Holstein Cup, Ajax Cup (Finland), Kuffmann & Partner Cup Elite (Germany), Kokkola Cup (Finland), Brondby Elite Cup (Denmark), Eremenko Cup (Finland)

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Player Stories

Markus Forss

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Paavo Voutilainen

Paavo was first identified on a Football School and has become a vital player in the 1999 squad over the past 4 years.  He has traveled all round Europe to Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, Estonia and England, playing in Elite Tournaments at Fiorentina (pictured below), Munderkingen, Norhalne and Bordeaux.  He has visited England and trialed / trained with West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City, Leyton Orient, Millwall and Brighton & Hove Albion.  Paavo is currently training with the Finnish national squad.

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Paavo and Oskari Millwall

Oskari Runola

Oskari began his involvement by attending many of the Football Schools in the area he lives, and was eventually asked to join the 99 squad.  He was part of the winning squads in the Kokkola Cup, the FC Santos Cup and also the third placed team in the Norhalne Elite Cup.  Oskari has visited England several times for training camps and matches, working on his technique, physique and game understanding.  This has been helped by playing against English professional clubs, watching professional matches in England and also by training with Millwall FC (pictured above with Paavo) and the FDS-West Bromwich Albion shadow squad.

Jetro Haimila

Jetro first became involved in the 1999 squad by a recommendation from a scout in Finland.  He played in the the 2012 Kokkola Cup winning squad and has since played in Estonia, winning the FC Santos Cup and played in the EUROCUP (pictured below against FC Bayern Munich) in Germany.  He continues to be part of this special squad at training camps, tournaments and visits to England.

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Viktor Holm

Viktor was chosen for the 99 squad from a football school in Turku.  He has toured all across Europe and been part of the many successes this squad in Finland, Denmark, Estonia and Germany.  Being named in the Team of the Tournament in the Elite EUROCUP (5 a side), is surely a highlight along with the team honors.

Arsi ‘Archie’ Alatalo

Archie is a goalkeeper from Helsinki who traveled across Finland to attend a football school and work with English coaches.  This commitment impressed us sufficiently to invite him to the Kokkola Cup and he has been the regular goalkeeper of the 1999 squad since then.  He is always willing to travel to be part of the ‘English squad’ travelling to the Kokkola Cup Football School independently so he could spend more time with our coaches (pictured below).

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Markus Viman

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Lauri Vasa

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Sisu Maunu

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