Is there really a club called FC Santa Claus?
Dec 06, 2011 | 21 : 56 PM
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Ho, ho, ho. Yes, there is. The marvellously titled, FC Santa Claus (popularly known simply as Santa) is a successful club based in the town of Rovaniemi, Finland.

It came into being in 1993 with the amalgamation of two local clubs, Rovaniemen Reipas and Rovaniemen Lappi. Santa Claus play their home matches at Saarenkylän tekonurmi or Susivoudin kenttä in Rovaniemi. FC Santa Claus currently play in the third tier of the Finnish league, the Kakkonen.

In 2010 they almost got promoted to the second tier, the Ykkonen, but lost their play off final to HIFK. Their biggest triumph came when they won the 1994 Midnattsolscupen, or Midnight Sun Cup). 

The current squad is made up Finnish players and one lone foreigner, a Brazilian, Rafael de Oliveira Rodrigues. Unsurprisingly, Santa play in an all red kit. They don't wear hats, however.


2011-12-09 08:34:46
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