Rasmus Schüller

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Rasmus Schüller
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Personal information
Full name Rasmus Schüller
Date of birth (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Espoo, Finland
Height 5 ft 9.6 in (1.77 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
HJK
Number 28
Youth career
FC Kasiysi
HooGee
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008−2011 FC Honka 63 (5)
2012− HJK 59 (10)
National team
Finland U19
2010−2012 Finland U21 14 (1)
2013− Finland 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2013

Rasmus Schüller (born 18 June 1991) is a Finnish footballer, who currently plays for HJK Helsinki in the Finnish Premier Division. He is a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Schüller made his debut in an FC Honka jersey during the 2008 Finnish League Cup. He played in his first Premier Division match in August 2008 against RoPS.[1]

Schüller began his career at FC Kasiysi, a club based in his hometown Espoo. Later he moved on to rivals HooGee and played an important part in the club's youth team for players born in 1991, HooGee Boca Juniors. Boca, as the team was commonly referred to, was at the time one of Finland's best youth teams, if not the best.

In December 2008, Schüller signed a contract with Honka that would've kept him in Espoo until the end of the 2011 season.[2]

Schüller scored his first league goal for FC Honka in June 2009, less than a week after his 18th birthday, when his team came out victorious from a match against Kuopion Palloseura.[3]

Schüller's debut in European club competitions was also magnificent. He scored his team's second goal of the game when FC Honka beat Welsh side Bangor City FC in the Europa League on 16 July 2009.[4]

In August 2009, Schüller scored his second league goal for FC Honka and was named man of the match when he helped his team to a 3 - 1 victory over Tampere United.[5] On 22 September 2009 it was announced that Schüller had put pen to paper for a new deal. His new contract will keep him at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto until the end of the 2012 season.[6]

In February 2012, HJK announced the signing of Schüller from FC Honka, along with team mate Demba Savage, for an undisclosed fee.[7] Qualified for the Europa League group stages 2014 with HJK with a 5-4 aggregate victory over SK Rapid Wien.

International career[edit]

Rasmus Schüller is a member of the Finnish U21 national team.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RoPS - FC Honka 10.8.2008". Veikkausliiga (in Finnish) (Rovaniemi, Finland). 10 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Rasmus Schüller jatkaa Hongassa kolme vuotta". FC Honka (in Finnish) (Espoo, Finland). 10 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ "FC Honka - KuPS 24.6.2009". Veikkausliiga (in Finnish) (Espoo, Finland). 14 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Hongalle kahden maalin voitto". Veikkausliiga (in Finnish) (Espoo, Finland). 16 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  5. ^ "FC Honka - TamU 15.8.2009". Veikkausliiga (in Finnish) (Espoo, Finland). 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Schüllerille ja Aallolle jatkosopimukset". Veikkausliiga (in Finnish) (Espoo, Finland). 22 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Schüller ja Savage HJK:hon". Veikkausliiga (in Finnish) (Helsinki, Finland). 7 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Under-21 - Schüller". UEFA. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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