|Date of birth||24 September 1980|
|Place of birth||Lahti, Finland|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|1997||→ Hämeenlinna (loan)||4||(0)|
|1998||→ Hämeenlinna (loan)||1||(0)|
|2004||→ Portsmouth (loan)||12||(0)|
|2011–2012||Red Bull Salzburg||18||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Petri Pasanen (born 24 September 1980 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer who plays for AGF in Denmark. He is a defender, who is most comfortable in central defense, but can play right back and left back as well.
Many of Europe's top clubs had become interested in the promising Pasanen, and in the summer of 2000 he joined Dutch club Ajax. He became a regular in the Ajax defense in his first season, but his progress was halted when he broke his foot in August 2001, and had to miss most of the 2001–02 season. Next season he was a regular again as Ajax reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
He fell out of favour at Ajax in 2003–04, and spent the second half of the season on loan at English club Portsmouth in the Premier League. Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp was interested in purchasing Pasanen at the end of the season, but claimed Ajax's asking price was too high.
Pasanen was then signed by reigning German champions Werder Bremen in the summer of 2004. He has become a key player for the club, helping them to a top three finish in the Bundesliga and the second round of the Champions League in each of his first two seasons at the club. Whilst at Bremen he played in the 2009 UEFA Cup Final.
Red Bull Salzburg
After the end of his contract on 30 June 2011 he left Werder Bremen, and signed for Red Bull Salzburg. On 12 May 2012, Salzburg announced that they will not renew Pasanen's contract and he will be free to look for a new club during the summer.
Pasanen is also a regular for the Finland national team. He made his international debut on 15 November 2000 against the Republic of Ireland. Pasanen has mostly played at right back for Finland, and has also served as the national team's captain, when Sami Hyypiä and Jari Litmanen have not played.
Pasanen has also played in Finland national futsal team, where he has six caps and two goals.
- As of 16 November 2013
|Finland national team|
- Score and Result lists Finland's goals first
- As of 12 June 2013
|1.||22 May 2002||Helsingin olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland||Latvia||2–1||2−1||Friendly|
- "Pasanen verlässt Werder Bremen" (in German). sueddeutsche.de. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- "Maajoukkuepakki sai seurastaan lähtöpassit" [Finnish international not given a contract renewal] (in Finnish). 12 May 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- "Pasanen Petri" (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- Petri Pasanen at Aarhus Gymnastikforening (Danish) (English)
- Petri Pasanen – UEFA competition record
- Petri Pasanen – FIFA competition record
- Petri Pasanen at National-Football-Teams.com
- Petri Pasanen at transfermarkt.co.uk (English) (German) (Italian)
- Petri Pasanen at Soccerway.com
- Profile at FA of Finland's official website (Finnish)
- Profile at Werder Bremen's official website
- Petri Pasanen at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Profile at ESPNsoccernet
|Finland football captain