Ari Hjelm

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Ari Hjelm
Personal information
Full name Ari Juhani Hjelm
Date of birth (1962-02-24) 24 February 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Tampere, Finland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tampere United (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1988 FC Ilves 174 (104)
1988–1990 Stuttgarter Kickers 55 (10)
1990–1992 FC Ilves 65 (29)
1992–1993 FC St. Pauli 21 (4)
1993 FC Ilves 1 (0)
1993–1994 FC St. Pauli 27 (3)
1994 FC Ilves 18 (6)
1995–1996 HJK Helsinki 31 (12)
Total 397 (160)
National team
1983–1996 Finland 100 (20)
Teams managed
2001–2010 Tampere United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ari-Juhani Hjelm (born 24 February 1962 in Tampere) is a Finnish football coach and former player.[1] He was the head coach of home-town club Tampere United in Finland's Veikkausliiga.

A forward, Hjelm played in the German Bundesliga for Stuttgarter Kickers in the 1988–89 season. He also played in the 2. Bundesliga for Kickers (1989–90) and FC St. Pauli (1992–94). In Finland Hjelm represented FC Ilves (1981–88 and 1990–94) and HJK Helsinki (1995–96).

Hjelm earned 100 caps for the Finnish national team. He held the record for most caps for Finland a decade, before being overtaken by Jari Litmanen in 2006. He is also the fourth highest scorer for Finland with 20 goals. Hjelm is an honorary captain of the Finnish national team.

His son Jonne Hjelm is a player for FC Ilves.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ari Hjelm". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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