Jani Viander

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Jani Viander
Personal information
Full name Jani Viander
Date of birth (1975-08-18) 18 August 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Tuusula, Finland
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 FinnPa 39 (0)
1995 Ilves 6 (0)
1996 FF Jaro 27 (0)
1997 FC Jazz 2 (0)
1997–1998 KV Kortrijk 30 (0)
1998–2001 HJK Helsinki 83 (0)
2001–2002 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2003 Stoke City 0 (0)
2003 FC Midtjylland (loan) 2 (0)
2003 Plymouth Argyle 0 (0)
2004 Brentford 0 (0)
2004 SC Ashdod 15 (0)
2004 Aris Limassol 7 (0)
2005 RoPS 26 (0)
2006 FF Jaro 21 (0)
2007 AC Oulu 26 (0)
2008–2010 HJK Helsinki 1 (0)
Total 285 (0)
National team
1999–2003 Finland 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 July 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2007

Jani Viander (born 18 August 1975) is a Finnish former football goalkeeper who currently works as the Lead Academy Goalkeeper Coach at League One side Brentford. In a long career as a player, Viander played professionally in Finland, Belgium, England, Denmark, Israel and Cyprus. He won 13 caps for Finland at international level.

Playing career[edit]

Viander played 13 times for Finland national football team.[1] He used to play for clubs like HJK Helsinki, Bolton Wanderers and K.V. Kortrijk.[2] He also joined Stoke City for a season, in which he did not feature in a single match, apart from being named on the substitutes bench.[3]

He ended his long outland journey after returning to Finland to season 2005. He joined newly promoted RoPS, Rovaniemi, but he was not capable to keep them in Finnish Premier league. RoPS were relegated to first division and Viander left club to join FF Jaro.[4] He played against Kaiserslautern when HJK was in the UEFA Champions League in 1998.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Viander began his coaching career in 2010, after being named HJK Helsinki's club's full-time goalkeeping coach.[6] The following year he was awarded the Coach Of The Year award by the Veikkausliiga. Viander was named goalkeeping coach for the Finland U21 side in 2011. In the summer of 2012, Viander returned to England to take up the position of academy goalkeeping coach at Premier League side Norwich City.[3] In April 2013, Viander returned to Brentford, to take up the role of Lead Academy Goalkeeper Coach.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Viander married British-born model Laura Duncan in June 2008.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wickham, Chris. "Jani viander joins academy staff". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Jani Viander | Football Stats | No Club | Age 40 | 1994-2004 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Flown From the Nest - Jani Viander". www.ex-canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Jani Viander :: Jani Viander ::". www.footballzz.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  5. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Champions League 1998/99 - History - Kaiserslautern-HJK – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  6. ^ "Jani Viander". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  7. ^ http://www.allsaintshertford.org/2008/jun08dry.pdf