Jarkko Wiss

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Jarkko Wiss
Jarkko Wiss.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-04-17) 17 April 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Tampere, Finland
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 TPV 72 (6)
1996 FF Jaro 25 (1)
1997–1998 HJK 52 (8)
1999 Molde 0 (0)
1999 Lillestrøm 16 (4)
2000 Moss 17 (6)
2000–2001 Stockport County 41 (6)
2002–2004 Hibernian 48 (0)
2004–2007 Tampere United 90 (16)
National team
1996–2007 Finland 45 (3)
Teams managed
2011 Tampere United
2016– Ilves
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jarkko Wiss (born 17 April 1972) is a Finnish former footballer. Wiss is currently working as a manager of the Ilves.

Player career[edit]

As a player, he played in the position of defensive midfielder for TPV Tampere, FF Jaro, HJK and Tampere United in Finland, Molde, Lillestrøm and Moss in Norway, Stockport County in England as well as Hibernian in Scotland. He was known for his powerful shots with both feet and as a hard tackler.

He has also appeared over 40 times for the Finnish national team.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring in 2007 at the age of 35, he worked both as a youth coach and as a sporting director for Tampere United between 2008–2009. He also managed the Finnish under-15 football team.

On 29 October 2010 it was announced that Wiss had succeeded the longtime head coach Ari Hjelm at Tampere United.[1] He signed a two-year contract, with an option for a two-year extension, with the club on the same day.[1][2] However, the club was banned from competition for the 2011 season.

Wiss is the new manager of Finland national under-18 football team since 1 January 2014.[3]

On 6 November 2015 it was announced that Wiss is taking the head coach position at Ilves starting at 1 January 2016.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Wiss installed at Tampere". www.uefa.com. UEFA. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Jarkko Wiss, head coach of TamU Archived 27 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (in Finnish)
  3. ^ "U18 uuteen aikaan Belgia-otteluissa" (in Finnish). Finnish Football Association. 2 December 2013. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ilveksen uusi päävalmentaja on Jarkko Wiss" (in Finnish). YLE. 6 November 2015. 

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