Aleksei Kangaskolkka

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Aleksei Kangaskolkka
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Personal information
Full name Aleksei Kangaskolkka
Date of birth (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Vyborg, USSR
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
IFK Mariehamn
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 MyPa 48 (9)
2009–2011 Tampere United 48 (13)
2011–2012 IFK Mariehamn 50 (20)
2013 Jönköpings Södra IF 12 (4)
2013–2015 Heracles Almelo 4 (0)
2015– IFK Mariehamn 25 (4)
National team
2009–2010 Finland U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 September 2010

Aleksei Kangaskolkka (born 29 October 1988 Vyborg, USSR) is a Russian-born Finnish footballer, who plays as a striker for Finnish side IFK Mariehamn.

Career[edit]

Kangaskolkka was born in Russia where he grew up before moving to Finland with his mother and Ingrian Finnish stepfather at the age of eight.[1] In 2004, he made his debut with MyPa in the Finnish top division Veikkausliiga at the young age of sixteen. In that same year he also went on trial with English club Manchester United. In his second year with IFK Mariehamn he had his most successful season yet when he became the second best goalscorer of the 2012 Veikkausliiga. After that Kangaskolkka felt that he wanted to try playing in another league and signed a one-year contract with Jönköpings Södra in the Swedish second tier.[2] On 17 July 2013, he signed with Dutch side Heracles Almelo.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kangaskolkka has both Finnish and Russian citizenship (probably of Karelian or Ingrian descent) and says that he feels equally Finnish and Russian. He speaks the Finnish language better and considers Tampere in Finland to be his home. But he also admits that he supports the Russia men's national ice hockey team when they play against the Finland men's national ice hockey team.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 8 July 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Finland League Finnish Cup Europe Total
2004 MyPa Veikkausliiga 1 0 1 0
2005 1 0 1 0
2006 22 6 22 6
2007 16 3 16 3
2008 9 0 9 0
2009 Tampere United 25 7 3 0 28 7
2010 23 6 23 6
2011 IFK Mariehamn 21 4 21 4
2012 28 15 3 2 31 17
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2013 Jönköpings Södra IF Superettan 12 4 3 2 15 6
Netherlands League KNVB Beker Europe Total
2013-14 Heracles Almelo Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0
League Cup Continental Total
Total Finland 146 41 6 2 152 43
Sweden 12 4 3 2 15 6
Career total 158 45 9 4 167 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Геракл из Выборга
  2. ^ a b "Jönköpings Södra känns som ett bra val". Jnytt. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Heracles strikt Fins aanspeelpunt Angaskolkka". Voetbalprimeur. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Aleksei Kangaskolkka at Wikimedia Commons