SANTA CLAUS FC
In 1992, the company Rovaniemen Reipas strongly joined Rovaniemen Lappi (Lapland) to found the club FC Santa Claus, which in 1993 played its first games.
Today militates in the group C of the Kakkonen (Third Division of Finnish football). He also participates in the Suomen Cup (the Finnish Cup). Play your games in the modest stadium Saarenkylän tekonurmi, artificial turf and with capacity for two thousand spectators that is in Rovaniemi, Finland, a city that is 10 kilometers from the Arctic Circle and that is called the house of Santa Claus.
On the dates close to Christmas, in Rovaniemi the thermometer can mark -30 ° C and the registered minimum dropped to 45 degrees below zero. However, the summer of the northern hemisphere gives the region a beautiful phenomenon: the Sun of Midnight, which can be observed from June 6 to July 7.
A FC Santa Claus He is known as the "Christmas Team" and despite being a lower category club he counts among his main sponsors Bwin Sports and EA Sports. In addition, Puma is in charge of making their uniforms that use the traditional red and white for the local model, while visitors wear white.
So far the greatest achievement of FC Santa Claus has been winning the Midnattsolscupen in 1994 and having played a friendly match against the Crystal Palace of England in 1997, which was attended by around 4,500 spectators.
The club also has its subsidiaries: Santa A, Santa Claus Futsal and Santa Claus Futsal B Pojat. It also has basic strengths. So little by little they are tracing the path to the Finnish First Division: Veikkausliiga.