FINLAND: Veikkausliiga 2013 ‘New year, (some) new kits’


This article courtesy of Escape To Suomi

With the dawn of the new league season, it’s time for an updated fashion parade. The spring/summer 2013 line is here, and here are the models, in alphabetical order.

FC Honka

Tim Väyrynen stayed at the club, but so did the kit – Honka have retained the same Umbro jersey for 2013, and will be wearing it in the Europa League.

FC Inter

New signing Tamás Gruborovics shows off his new colours, as worn by Inter Milan. A new collar, standard Nike teamwear.

FC Lahti

Tommi Kari is so hot right now, but the Lahti kit remains a 2012 vintage.

FF Jaro

Shahdon Winchester has already scored several goals for his new club, and the Middlesbrough-esque outfit may yet suit him.


The returning Forssell shows a new collar, yet to be covered in sponsor logos. Will it be seen in the Champions League?

IFK Mariehamn

Jamaican forward Alonzo Adlam again sporting a 2012 model by Puma.


JJK’s team photos didn’t show much kit, but here it is. After a Facebook vote to move away from blue and claret stripes for 2013, this is the winner.


Dawda Bah returned to Finland this January. KuPS have changed their shirt sponsor to insurance company LähiTapiola, but the jersey remains the same Puma effort.


MYPA have changed their jersey to the same template as KuPS for 2013, as modelled by Elias Inkilä.


A very cold looking Faith Obilor shows RoPS kit, again the same as 2012. Under-jumper not included…


English midfielder Wayne Brown models the TPS shirt for 2013. Needless to say, the replica with fewer sponsors probably looks better.


VPS captain Sebastian Strandvall in VPS colours. A sponsor-heavy Nike effort, as seen in last week’s Suomen Cup win over local rivals VIFK.

These are what the players will be wearing – will any become collector’s items? We know some of the British kit nerds will be judging closely.



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