Timo Nummelin

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Timo Nummelin (born 7 September 1948 in Turku, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional football and ice hockey player who played in SM-liiga (ice hockey) and the predecessor of Veikkausliiga (football).

He played for TPS both in ice hockey and in football. He was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991. He is the only Finnish sportsman to be named both football (1968) and ice hockey (1981) player of the year. He has played in the Finnish national team in both ice hockey and football, and appeared in eight Ice Hockey World Championships. Nummelin is considered to be the biggest icon of the TPS hockey organization. His number 3 jersey has been retired and can only be used by his son Petteri Nummelin. Nummelin is also known for his goal celebration, in which he imitates playing a violin with his stick. This is mentioned in TPS's goal song "Hunajata" with the words "soi viulu" (the violin plays) in the chorus.[1]

2013/14 plays Nummelin for Haka Hockey in the third league in Finland.


  1. ^ Pakarinen, Risto (2010-05-10). "Nummelin in a one-man club". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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