Joona Toivio

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Joona Toivio
Jonna Toivio DIF.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Sipoo, Finland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Molde
Number 5
Youth career
SibboV
HJK
AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Klubi 04
2007-2009 AZ 0 (0)
2008-2009 Telstar (loan) 51 (0)
2010–2013 Djurgården 87 (9)
2013– Molde 38 (5)
National team
Finland U21 10 (0)
2011- Finland 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Joona Toivio (born 10 March 1988) is a Finnish footballer who plays as a defender for Tippeligaen side Molde. He has previously played for Klubi 04, AZ, Telstar and Djurgården. Toivio has been capped while playing for Finland, and was also the captain of the under-21 team, for whom he has played in both midfield and at the back.

Career[edit]

Earlier in his career, he was training with HJK's first team before he had a trial at Manchester United.[1] Though this proved unsuccessful, he later signed for AZ. He did not make a single appearance during his two years with AZ, and had a spell with Telstar before he decided to move to Swedish side Djurgårdens IF in January 2010.[2] On 13 March 2013, Toivio signed for Norwegian side Molde, as a replacement for Vegard Forren who had moved to Southampton.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 7, 2011 Finland Helsinki  Sweden 1−2 1−2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
2. March 26, 2013 Luxembourg Luxembourg  Luxembourg 0−3 0−3 Friendly

International[edit]

As of 16 November 2013
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 8 1
2012 8 0
2013 7 1
Total 23 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United eye Finnish starlet". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 26 July 2004. Archived from the original on 12 August 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Gerrit van Leeuwen (1 January 2010). "Defender leaves AZ". skysports.com. Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Trond Hustad & Renate Bævre Gilde (13 March 2013). "Toivio klar for Molde". rbnett.no. Romsdals Budstikke. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 

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