Pekka Lagerblom

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Pekka Lagerblom
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-10-19) 19 October 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Lahti, Finland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ånge IF
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 FC Lahti 55 (13)
2004–2006 SV Werder Bremen 14 (0)
2005 1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 11 (0)
2006–2007 1. FC Köln 27 (1)
2007–2009 TSV Alemannia Aachen 40 (0)
2009–2010 FSV Frankfurt 13 (0)
2010–2011 VfB Stuttgart II 30 (0)
2011–2012 RB Leipzig 7 (1)
2013 IFK Mariehamn 21 (1)
2014 Hamarkameratene 8 (1)
2014– Ånge IF 1 (0)
National team
2003–2006 Finland 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 May 2008

Pekka Lagerblom (born 19 October 1982 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays for Ånge IF in Sweden.

Career[edit]

FC Lahti[edit]

Lagerblom is a versatile midfielder who started his career at home-town club FC Lahti in Finland's Veikkausliiga. During seasons 2003 and 2004 he represented the team in 55 matches and scored 13 goals.

Werder Bremen[edit]

In January 2004 he moved to Werder Bremen, and won the Bundesliga and German Cup double with the club the same spring. However, he made only 14 appearances in Bremen's first team and was not able to find a regular spot. He spent the spring of 2005 on loan at 1. FC Nürnberg.

Köln[edit]

In the summer of 2006 he decided to move to Köln in search of more first team football. He gained 27 appearances in the team and scored one goal.

Alemannia Aachen[edit]

In summer 2007 he went to Alemannia Aachen. Between years 2007 and 2009 he represented the team in 40 matches.

FSV Frankfurt[edit]

On 4 June 2009, Lagerblom left Aachen and signed a one year contract with FSV Frankfurt. He played in 13 matches during the season.

VfB Stuttgart II[edit]

On 6 July 2010, Lagerblom moved to VfB Stuttgart II[1] where he made 30 appearances in season 2010-2011.

RB Leipzig[edit]

One year later he signed for RB Leipzig. He left the team after making only 7 caps for the team.

IFK Mariehamn[edit]

On 20 February 2013 it was announced that Lagerblom would be joining Veikkausliiga team IFK Mariehamn.[2]

Hamarkameratene[edit]

On 21 December 2013 it was announced that Lagerblom would be joining Norwegian side Hamarkamratene[3] signing a 3 year contract. On 26 July 2014 it was announced that he would leave the team.[4]

Ånge IF[edit]

On 17 July 2014 it was announced that Lagerblom joined Swedish side division 4 club Ånge IF.[5] He was injured in his debut versus Hudiksvalls FF.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Finnish national team on 16 November 2003 against Honduras. Lagerblom is not a regular member, he is often a substitute member of the Finland squad.

Personal[edit]

Pekka married Anna-Maria (née Lewe), the younger sister of German pop-singer Sarah Connor in January 2005.[6] The couple separated in 2009, while she had a new relationship with footballer Mesut Özil.[7]

His older brother, Lasse, is a former footballer.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Werder Bremen

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 19 August 2011[8]
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 2 0
2004 2 0
2005 4 0
2006 4 0
Total 12 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pekka Lagerblom wechselt zum VfB II" [Pekka Lagerblom moves to VfB II] (in German). vfb.de. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Finsk tidigare landslagsmittfältare ansluter till IFK" (in Swedish). ifkmariehamn.com. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lagerblom till Norge" (in Swedish). http://www.nyan.ax/. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pekka reiser hjem" (in Norwegian). h-a.no. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ånge värvar CL-meriterad" (in Swedish). st.nu. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Just Married: Pekka Lagerblom hat geheiratet" (in German). 1. FC Nürnmberg. 15 January 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Für Özil läuft es doppelt rund" (in German). sport.de.msn.com. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Pekka Lagerblom at National-Football-Teams.com

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