Anssi Jaakkola

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Anssi Jaakkola
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-03-13) 13 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Kemi, Finland
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ajax Cape Town
Number 32
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 TP-47 17 (0)
2006–2010 Siena 1 (0)
2009 Colligiana (loan) 7 (0)
2010–2011 Slavia Prague 2 (0)
2011–2013 Kilmarnock 14 (0)
2013– Ajax Cape Town 31 (0)
National team
Finland U21 11 (0)
2010– Finland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2011

Anssi Jaakkola (born 13 March 1987) is a Finnish footballer who plays for South African club Ajax Cape Town as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Jaakkola previously played for TP-47 and FC-88. In the January 2007 window, Jaakkola signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Serie A side Siena. He made his Serie A debut by substituting Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos in the 2007–08 season final matchday, a 2–2 home draw with Palermo. In 2009, he was loaned to V.F. Colligiana in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

He moved to Slavia Prague on free transfer in July 2010, signing a two-year contract with the option of a further year.[1]

Kilmarnock[edit]

In January 2011, Jaakkola left Slavia for Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock, under the management of fellow Finn Mixu Paatelainen.[2]

He made his debut as a substitute on 12 February against Hibernian. He then made his first start on 26 February against St. Mirren.

He left Kilmarnock when his contract expired in the summer of 2013.

Ajax Cape Town[edit]

Jaakkola joined South African Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town in August 2013.[3]

International career[edit]

On 30 August 2010 he was selected to represent Finland for European Championship qualification matches against Moldova and Netherlands as a replacement for injured Peter Enckelman.[4] However, he didn't earn any caps. He made his national team debut on 7 June 2011, conceding five goals against Sweden in a 5-0 away loss.

Career[edit]

Jaakkola has one daughter

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