Toni Kuivasto

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Toni Kuivasto
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Personal information
Date of birth (1975-12-31) 31 December 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth Tampere, Finland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Ilves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992-1996 FC Ilves 77 (5)
1997-1998 MyPa 46 (2)
1999-2000 HJK Helsinki 60 (2)
2001-2003 Viking FK 62 (4)
2003-2009 Djurgårdens IF 165 (6)
2010 FC Haka 21 (0)
National team
? Finland U-21 11 (?)
1997-2009 Finland 75 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Toni Kuivasto (born 31 December 1975 in Tampere) is a retired Finnish footballer who last played for Veikkausliigaside FC Haka.

Club career[edit]

Kuivasto started his career at home-town club FC Ilves, making his Veikkausliiga debut in 1992. He also played for MyPa and HJK Helsinki in Finland, before moving abroad to play for Viking FK of the Norwegian Tippeligaen in 2001. After a few years in Norway he wanted new challenges, and he was bought by Djurgården in the summer of 2003. Kuivasto has helped Djurgården to two Swedish championships and two Swedish Cups. Kuivasto returned to Finland for the 2010 season after spending 10 years abroad. He signed a one-year contract with FC Haka. He managed to score a vital goal for his team in his second game for Haka, in a league cup match against VPS.

After his contract with Haka expired after the 2010 season, he became a free agent. On 4 November 2011 it was announced that the 35-year-old Kuivasto would retire due his knee problems.[1] He is currently studying to become a youth coach.

International career[edit]

Kuivasto made his debut for the Finnish national team on 21 February 1997 against Malaysia. He made his last national appearance on 1 April 2009 as he played 23 minutes in a friendly against Norway. He made in total of 75 national caps and scored one goal.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Ilves 1992 Veikkausliiga 9 0 9 0
1993 1 0 1 0
1994 22 1 22 1
1995 23 1 23 1
1996 22 3 22 3
Total 77 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 5
MyPa 1997 Veikkausliiga 27 1 27 1
1998 19 1 19 1
Total 46 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 2
HJK Helsinki 1999 Veikkausliiga 28 1 2 0 30 1
2000 32 1 2 0 34 1
Total 60 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 64 2
Viking 2001 Tippeligaen 25 0 6 0 31 0
2002 26 3 4 0 30 3
2003 11 3 11 3
Total 62 6 0 0 10 0 0 0 72 6
Djurgården 2003 Allsvenskan 13 1 2 0 2 0 17 1
2004 24 0 5 0 6 0 3 0 38 0
2005 26 3 5 2 2 0 7 1 40 6
2006 23 0 3 0 2 0 5 0 33 0
2007 26 1 2 0 28 1
2008 24 0 1 0 3 0 28 0
2009 29 1 1 0 2 0 32 1
Total 165 6 19 2 15 0 17 1 216 9
FC Haka 2010 Veikkausliiga 21 0 2 0 2 1 25 1
Total 21 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 25 1
Career total 431 21 21 2 2 1 29 0 17 1 500 25

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