Timo Furuholm

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Timo Furuholm
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Timo Furuholm during a training match in 2013 in Esens
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Pori, Finland[1]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Hallescher FC
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 FC Jazz 4 (0)
2004 Musan Salama 21 (17)
2005–2011 Inter Turku 95 (40)
2012–2013 Fortuna Düsseldorf 9 (0)
2013 Hallescher FC (loan) 16 (8)
2013– Hallescher FC 32 (12)
National team
Finland U-17 3 (1)
2008 Finland U-21 2 (0)
2010– Finland 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2014

Timo Furuholm (born 11 October 1987) is a Finnish professional footballer who currently plays for Hallescher FC. He is the son of former Finnish footballer and current Eurosport commentator, Tapio Furuholm.

Club career[edit]

In 2003, Furuholm made his Veikkausliiga debut for FC Jazz, playing against FF Jaro at the age of 16. At the time, he was the youngest player ever to make an appearance in the Finnish top flight. In 2004 he played for another Pori based team, Musan Salama in the third level, making 21 appearances and scoring 17 goals. In 2005 he signed with Inter Turku. He was been since suffered from multiple injuries.

During the 2007 season he made 14 appearances and two goals for Inter. In the next season he missed three months because of a knee injury, and was only able to make nine appearances and four goals. The following season he was finally able to play the whole season without injuries, making in total of 23 appearances and scoring impressive 11 league goals. He however missed almost the whole 2010 season as he injured himself in the early days of the season (only four appearances, no goals).

The 2011 season was finally his breakthrough, as he went on scoring 22 league goals and only losing by one goal to Kimmo Tarkkio and Valeri Popovitch as the record goalscorer in Veikkausliiga. After the 2011 season, his contract with Inter expired and he became a free agent.

On 10 January 2012, it was announced that 2. Fußball-Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf had signed Furuholm, with a contract running until June 2014.[2] A year later, he signed for Hallescher FC on loan, joining his compatriot, Kristian Kojola. He scored two minutes into his debut for the club, a 1–1 draw with Stuttgarter Kickers, and ended the season with eight goals, making him Halle's top scorer for the season.

On 26 August 2013, Hallescher FC made the move permanent and announced they had signed Furuholm on a two-year deal. [3]

International career[edit]

Furuholm made his international debut for the Finnish national team in January 2010, as he came from the bench to replace Hermanni Vuorinen in a friendly match against South Korea at Málaga, Spain.[4] He scored his first national goal on 10 August 2011 in a friendly against Latvia.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 August 2011 Riga  Latvia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 29 February 2012 Klagenfurt  Austria 1–3 1–3 Friendly

International[edit]

As of 6 June 2012
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 4 1
2012 3 1
Total 8 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timo Furuholm". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fortuna verpflichtet Stürmer Timo Furuholm" [Furuholm joins Düsseldorf] (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Willkommen zurück! Timo Furuholm unterschreibt Zweijahresvertrag" (in German). Hallescher FC. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Etelä-Korea kaatoi Huuhkajat" (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

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