|Date of birth||13 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Kemi, Finland|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|2009||→ Colligiana (loan)||7||(0)|
|2013–2016||Ajax Cape Town||78||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2011
Jaakkola previously played for TP-47 and FC-88. In the January 2007 window, Jaakkola signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Serie A side Siena. He made his Serie A debut by substituting Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos in the 2007–08 season final matchday, a 2–2 home draw with Palermo. In 2009, he was loaned to V.F. Colligiana in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.
He left Kilmarnock when his contract expired in the summer of 2013.
Ajax Cape Town
On 11 July 2016, Jaakkola signed a two-year contract with Reading. Jaakkola made his competitive debut for Reading on 8 August 2016, playing the full 90 minutes of Reading's 2-0 EFL Cup victory over Plymouth Argyle.
On 30 August 2010 he was selected to represent Finland for European Championship qualification matches against Moldova and Netherlands as a replacement for injured Peter Enckelman. However, he didn't earn any caps. He made his national team debut on 7 June 2011, conceding five goals against Sweden in a 5-0 away loss.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|V.F. Colligiana (loan)||2008–09||Lega Pro Seconda Divisione||7||0||0||0||–||–||–||7||0|
|Slavia Prague||2010–11||Czech First League||2||0||2||0||–||–||–||4||0|
|Kilmarnock||2010–11||Scottish Premier League||8||0||0||0||1||0||-||-||8||0|
|Ajax Cape Town||2013–14||ABSA Premiership||24||0||0||0||1||0||-||-||25||0|
|Finland national team|
Statistics accurate as of match played 7 June 2011
- Ajax Cape Town
- MTN 8: 2015
Jaakkola has one daughter and one son. His wife is Scottish.
- Anssi Jaakkola – UEFA competition record
- Profile at FA of Finland's official website (Finnish)
- Anssi Jaakkola at Soccerbase
- (Italian) Career profile (from La Gazzetta dello Sport)
- Kilmarnock Profile
- Profile at ESPNsoccernet
- (Czech)Anssi Jaakkola slávistou at Slavia Prague website
- "New Faces At Ajax". SoccerLaduma. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Jaakkola joins Royals ranks". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Reading 2-0 Plymouth". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Anssi Jaakkola liittyy Huuhkajiin EM-karsinnan avauksessa Archived 18 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (Finnish)
- "A.Jaakkola". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Anssi Jaakkola". National Football Teams. Retrieved 11 July 2016.