Henri Myntti

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Henri Myntti
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-03-23) 23 March 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Kokkola, Finland
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Central defender, Striker
Youth career
1999–2000 KPV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Tromsø IL 4 (0)
2002 FC Hämeenlinna (loan) 10 (0)
2003 FF Jaro (loan) 24 (2)
2004–2006 KPV Kokkola 42 (13)
2007–2008 Tampere United 41 (15)
2009 Hansa Rostock 8 (1)
2010–2011 Tampere United 24 (6)
2011– KPV Kokkola 75 (35)
National team
Finland U21 12 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2008

Henri Myntti (born 23 March 1982 in Kokkola) is a Finnish footballer who plays for KPV Kokkola.

Club career[edit]

Myntti began his career at his hometown Kokkola's top club KPV. In March 2001 he was signed as a promising youth player by the Norwegian Tippeligaen side Tromsø IL.[1] Failing to secure a place in the Tromsø squad, he was loaned out twice during his stay at the club. In 2002, he joined FC Hämeenlinna in mid-season to make his Veikkausliiga debut. In 2003, he played the whole season at another Veikkausliiga side, FF Jaro of Jakobstad.[2] In July 2004 his contract with Tromsø was terminated.[3]

After leaving Norway, Myntti returned home to play for KPV in the Finnish second tier Ykkönen.[4] After a successful spell at KPV, he was signed by the defending Finnish champions Tampere United for the 2007 season.[5] He won the league title with Tampere as well as the Finnish Cup in 2007.

After a disappointing early season for Tampere United in 2008, the manager Ari Hjelm decided to try Myntti out as a striker. He has since emerged as one of the most prolific goalscorers in Veikkausliiga. In the 2008 season, Myntti won the title of top scorer in the Veikkausliiga.

In January 2009, it was announced that he would transfer to Hansa Rostock.[6] Myntti scored his first goal for the Rostock side on 6 March 2009 against FC St. Pauli. Even though his team got an early lead, the Hamburger won the match 2–3.[7] After the season, he was suspended from the club. After struggling to make a further impact, he was released from his contract by mutual consent on 11 November 2009.[8] On 22 December 2009, he signed a two-year contract with Tampere United.

Position[edit]

He is a tall central defender who can also play as striker.

International career[edit]

Myntti was capped 12 times for the Finnish national under-21 team. He also has caps at other youth levels.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Myntti's grandfather, Stig-Göran Myntti, was a regular member of the Finnish national team in the 1940s and 1950s. His father was also capped at youth level.[5][9]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transfers Mar.2001". globalsoccertransfers.com. 31 March 2001. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Horne, Anders (28 March 2006). "Myntti kan bli leid ut på nytt" (in Norwegian). fotball.bt.no. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Myntti ferdig i TIL" (in Norwegian). bt.no. 19 June 2004. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "KPV Uutiset 2004" (in Finnish). kpnet.com. 18 February 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Myntti siirtyy Tampere Unitediin" (in Finnish). MTV3.fi. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nach Jari Litmanen nun Henri Myntti" (in German). F.C. Hansa Rostock. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Henri Myntti: Die Situation wird jetzt immer schwieriger" (in German). F.C. Hansa Rostock. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Finne Myntti verlässt die Hansa-Kogge" (in German). focus.de. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Pietarinen, Heikki (21 June 2012). "Finland - International Player Records". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 

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