Antti Pohja

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Antti Pohja
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-01-11) 11 January 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Lahti, Finland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Tampere United
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Kuusysi 14 (3)
1995-1997 MyPa 67 (16)
1998 FinnPa 13 (1)
1998 MyPa 7 (0)
1999 FC Jokerit 11 (0)
1999 TPV 1 (0)
1999 VPS 12 (3)
2000-2001 Tampere United 64 (28)
2002-2003 Hammarby IF 47 (10)
2004 Tampere United 25 (16)
2005 FC Vaduz 31 (7)
2006 HJK 22 (11)
2007-2010 Tampere United 65 (9)
National team
1996-2008 Finland 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 September 2010

Antti Pohja (born 11 January 1977, Lahti) is a Finnish footballer. His position is forward. Pohja represents Tampere United playing in Finnish premier league Veikkausliiga. He returned to the club for the season 2007 having represented the club earlier in 2000-2001 and 2004. Pohja won the Finnish championship playing for Tampere United in 2001 and he was the top scorer of Veikkausliiga in 2004 when he scored 16 goals. Besides playing in Finland, he has represented Hammarby IF in Sweden and FC Vaduz in Liechtenstein.

On 9 September 2010 he announced that he will retire from the game after the 2010 season.[1]

He has also played 19 international caps for Finland scoring two goals.

References[edit]

When a journalist had asked him in a press conference about his skills for next game against Azerbaidzan, Pohja answered knowing very clearly his skill level: "I am fast enough," before world cup qualifications match in fall 2008.