Jami Puustinen

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Jami Puustinen
Personal information
Full name Jami Petteri Puustinen
Date of birth (1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Espoo, Finland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Honka
Number 10
Youth career
1995–2000 FC Kasiysi
2000–2003 FC Espoo
2003–2006 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 FC Honka 123 (38)
2012−2013 FC Haka 15 (5)
National team
2005–2006 Finland U21 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jami Petteri Puustinen (born 9 January 1987) is a Finnish football player who plays as a striker for FC Haka. Born in Espoo, Puustinen began his career with FC Kasiysi at the age of eight in 1995, before signing for FC Espoo in 2000.[1] After going on trial with Manchester United in July 2003, Puustinen attracted attention from several big European clubs, before signing a three-year contract with United on 29 September 2003. However, Puustinen never made a senior appearance for Manchester United and he was released in January 2006. He then returned to Finland to sign for newly promoted FC Honka.

After the 2011 season his contract with Honka expired and he became a free agent. On 21 February 2012 it was announced that Puustinen had signed a 1+1 year contract with fellow Finnish team, FC Haka.[2]

Puustinen was a regular member of the Finland national under-21 football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helle, Kimmo (October 2003). Shaddick, Sarah, ed. "New to You: Jami Puustinen". United (Manchester: Future Publishing) (134): 30. 
  2. ^ Jami Puustinen signs with Haka (Finnish)