Akseli Pelvas

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Akseli Pelvas
Akseli Pelvas.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-02-08) 8 February 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Espoo, Finland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
HJK Helsinki
Number 20
Youth career
1994–2003 EsPa
2003–2007 HJK Helsinki
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Klubi-04 13 (7)
2007–2013 HJK Helsinki 89 (33)
2007–2010 Klubi-04 49 (34)
2008 IFK Mariehamn (loan) 4 (0)
2013 KuPS (loan) 4 (0)
2013 SJK (loan) 13 (6)
2014–2015 SJK 62 (25)
2016 Falkenbergs FF 14 (0)
2016– HJK Helsinki 42 (17)
National team
Finland U-19 ? (?)
Finland U-21 14 (2)
2012– Finland 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:05, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 January 2018

Akseli Pelvas (born 8 February 1989) is a Finnish footballer, who plays for HJK Helsinki.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Pelvas got started with football in the age of five, when he joined Etelä-Espoon Pallo EsPa in Espoo. In 2003, he joined HJK's juniors at the age of 14. Just after two years he was promoted to HJK reserves, Klubi 04.

Pelvas made his first team debut at the age of eighteen, in the 1-1 draw against FC Inter Turku on 28 June 2007. He spent most of the 2008 season in the reserves, scoring 24 goals in 17 matches for Klubi 04. In the middle of the 2008 season he was on loan at IFK Mariehamn. He scored his first two goals on 19 October 2008 in a 2-3 away victory against FC Haka.

On 22 February 2009, Pelvas signed a three-year deal with HJK.[1]n the 16 December 2015 Pelvas signed for the Swedish club Falkenbergs FF. He returned to HJK in August 2016.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 18 April 2018[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
HJK 2008 Veikkausliiga ? 2 0 0 ? 2
2009 19 5 0 0 2[a] 0 21 5
2010 12 2 1 0 6 5 5[b] 0 24 7
2011 26 16 3 0 6 1 2[c] 0 37 17
2012 22 8 3 0 4 2 3[d] 0 32 10
2013 4 0 0 0 5 3 9 3
Total 83 33 7 0 21 11 12 0 123 44
Klubi 04 2009 Ykkönen 5 3 5 3
2010 4 1 4 1
Total 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4
KuPS (loan) 2013 Veikkausliiga 4 0 0 0 4 0
SJK 2013 Ykkönen 13 6 0 0 13 6
2014 Veikkausliiga 29 11 1 1 4 0 34 12
2015 33 14 0 0 5 6 2[a] 0 40 20
Total 75 31 1 1 9 6 2 0 87 38
Falkenberg 2016 Allsvenskan 14 0 4 0 18 0
HJK 2016 Veikkausliiga 8 3 1 0 9 3
2017 31 14 8 7 4[a] 2 43 23
2018 3 0 8 4 11 4
Total 42 17 17 11 0 0 4 2 63 30
Career totals 227 85 29 12 30 17 18 2 304 116
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in theUEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Three Appearances in the UEFA Champions League, Two Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in the UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Two Appearances in the UEFA Champions League, One Appearance in the UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

Pelvas has played for his country in different national junior teams, most recently the Finland national under-21 football team. He has been one of the most effective strikers for Finland's youth teams, together with Lauri Dalla Valle. He made his senior debut for Finland on 22 January 2012, in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Finland's goal tally first.[4]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 January 2018 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Jordan 2–0 2–1 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akseli Pelvas jatkaa HJK:ssa vuoden 2011 loppuun". www.hjk.fi. 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  2. ^ http://www.hjk.fi/uutiset/1-3737
  3. ^ Akseli Pelvas at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Pelvas, Akseli". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 

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