The Bolakliiga is the highest level of the Uralikan Jalkapalloliiga, and was founded along with its two subordinate leagues (the Ykkönen and the Kakkonen) on 30 May 2008, when 36 clubs finally agreed to form 3 leagues of twelve, to begin play next spring. The twelve clubs forming this league were considered to be the best in terms of club infrastructure. At the end of each season, the bottom three teams are relegated to the Ykkönen, to be replaced by the top two of the same plus the winner of a four-team playoff.
The main sponsor of the Bolakliiga is marble and minerals company Bolak Corp., the richest company in Uralica and a sponsor of football at all levels. Uralikskyy Tekstilshchik, Christian Sport Inc., the Uralican Wheat Board, and several external companies also sponsor the Bolakliiga.
2010 Clubs Edit
- Amkar Perm'
- CSKVC Kirov (+)
- Dinamo Arkhangel'sk
- Dinamo Kirov
- Dinamo Vologda
- FK Inta
- FK Kirov
- FK Kotlas
- FK Syktyvkar
- FK Vorkuta
- Kirovin JK
- Mashinostroitel Kirov
- Metafraks Gubakha
- Sikkivukarin Palloseura
- Spartak Ukhta
- Telekom Pazhga
- Transit Sosnogorsk (+)
- Trátyi TK (TraTK, Trakt) (+)
- Udmurtiya Izhevsk
- Zavod Ural Solikamsk
(+) denotes promoted team
The first twelve teams to enter the Bolakliiga played an abbreviated season of 22 matches, with Sikkivukarin Palloseura (SiPS) emerging as the champion in the end.
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In 2009, they played another abbreviated season of 19 games, which began in late May and ended in September:
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It should be noted that Gazovik Izhevsk, Spartak Yoshkar-Ola, Dinamo Vologda, FK Vorkuta, and FK Inta all played by invitation as they were not yet within Uralica's borders when the league started.
2009 Season Awards Edit
- Golden Ball - Jukka Tenhola (SiPS)
- Golden Shoe - Khavkuk Shlomov (Dinamo Kirov)
- Golden Gloves (top goalkeeper) - Achim Tsyplakov (Dinamo Kirov)
- Fair Play Team Award - Telekom Pazhga
- Fair Play Player Award - Tauno Jäkälä (SiPS) and Diedrik Siemens (Telekom Pazhga)
Bolakliiga All-Star XI:
GK Achim Tsyplakov (Dinamo Kirov)
LB Jarkko Salomäki (SiPS)
RB Petteri Vahalahti (SiPS)
CB Sergey Parfenov (Amkar Perm')
CB Ruslan Nikolishin (Telekom Pazhga)
LM Diedrik Siemens (Telekom Pazhga)
RM Yuri Golubovsky (Gazovik Izhevsk)
CM Yaroslav Zelenovsky (Dinamo Arkhangel'sk)
AM Jukka Tenhola (SiPS)
ST Joni Rasimus (SiPS)
ST Khavkuk Shlomov (Dinamo Kirov)
Latest News Edit
- SiPS wins third title, finishing the season 36W 1D 1L.
- FK Kirov, FK Kotlas, and FK Syktyvkar are relegated to the Ykkönen.
- Mordovia Saransk and Ural Yekaterinburg guaranteed promotion from the Ykkönen.