Anssi Jaakkola

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Anssi Jaakkola
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-03-13) 13 March 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Kemi, Finland
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 TP-47 17 (0)
2006–2010 Siena 1 (0)
2009 Colligiana (loan) 7 (0)
2010–2011 Slavia Prague 2 (0)
2011–2013 Kilmarnock 14 (0)
2013–2016 Ajax Cape Town 78 (0)
2016– Reading 0 (0)
National team
Finland U21 11 (0)
2011– Finland 1 (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

Anssi Jaakkola (born 13 March 1987) is a Finnish footballer who plays for English club Reading as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

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 moved to Slavia Prague on free transfer in July 2010, signing a two-year contract with the option of a further year.[1]

Kilmarnock[edit]

In January 2011, Jaakkola left Slavia for Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock, under the management of fellow Finn Mixu Paatelainen.[2]

He made his debut as a substitute on 12 February against Hibernian. He then made his first start on 26 February against St Mirren.

He left Kilmarnock when his contract expired in the summer of 2013.

Ajax Cape Town[edit]

Jaakkola joined South African Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town in August 2013.[3]

Reading[edit]

On 11 July 2016, Jaakkola signed a two-year contract with Reading.[4] 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.[5]

International[edit]

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.[6] 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.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 September 2016[7][8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
A.C.Siena 2006–07 Serie A 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
2007–08 1 0 0 0 - - - 1 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 1 0
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
2011–12 5 0 0 0 1 0 - - 6 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Total 13 0 0 0 2 0 - - - - 15 0
Ajax Cape Town 2013–14 ABSA Premiership 24 0 0 0 1 0 - - 25 0
2014–15 28 0 4 0 2 0 - - 34 0
2015–16 26 0 1 0 1 0 - 4 0 32 0
Total 78 0 5 0 4 0 - - 4 0 91 0
Reading 2016–17 Championship 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Career total 101 0 5 0 9 0 - - 4 0 119 0

International[edit]

Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
Total 1 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 7 June 2011[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kilmarnock[7]
Ajax Cape Town[7]

Personal life[edit]

Jaakkola has one daughter and one son. His wife is Scottish.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Czech)Anssi Jaakkola slávistou at Slavia Prague website
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kilmarnock/9342648.stm
  3. ^ "New Faces At Ajax". SoccerLaduma. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jaakkola joins Royals ranks". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Reading 2-0 Plymouth". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Anssi Jaakkola liittyy Huuhkajiin EM-karsinnan avauksessa Archived 18 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (Finnish)
  7. ^ a b c "A.Jaakkola". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Anssi Jaakkola". National Football Teams. Retrieved 11 July 2016.