Jere Uronen

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Jere Uronen
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Personal information
Full name Jere Juhani Uronen
Date of birth (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Turku, Finland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[2]
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Genk
Number 21
Youth career
2010–2011 TPS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 TPS 18 (1)
2011 ÅIFK (loan) 3 (1)
2012–2016 Helsingborgs IF 71 (5)
2016– Genk 81 (4)
National team
2011–2012 Finland U21 5 (0)
2012− Finland 29 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2018

Jere Uronen (born 13 July 1994) is a Finnish football full back who plays for Belgian club Genk and represents the Finland national football team.[3] Uronen was born in Turku, Finland. He began his senior club career playing for TPS, before signing with Helsingborgs IF at age 17 in 2012.

Uronen made his international debut for Finland in May 2012, at the age of 17.

Club career[edit]

TPS[edit]

Raised in TPS's youth ranks, Uronen made his first team debut on 12 June 2011, at the age of 16, in a match against FC Haka. On 31 July, he scored his first goal for TPS, in an eventual 2–4 home defeat against FC Honka. He made in total of 18 appearances – one goal – during his debut season.

Helsingborg[edit]

In the early days of 2012 it was announced that Uronen had signed a contract with Helsingborg, in the Swedish top flight.[4] He played his first game for Helsingborg in an exhibition game against Dinamo Zagreb on 1 February, playing the full 90 minutes.

He made his league debut on 2 April, coming on as a substitute, in a 1–0 away defeat against Norrköping.

Genk[edit]

In January 2016 Uronen signed a contract with Belgian club Genk.[5]

International career[edit]

Finland youth teams[edit]

He was chosen to represent Finland U21 in a qualifying match against Slovenia on 8 August 2011, only at the age of 17.

Finland first team[edit]

On 26 May 2012 he made his senior debut with Finland, playing full minutes in a 3−2 victory over Turkey and so he became the third youngest player in the history of the national team.[6] Uronen made his FIFA World Cup qualification match debut on 12 October 2012 when Mixu Paatelainen chose him to the starting eleven for a match against Georgia.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played on 9 June 2018[8]

National team Year Apps Goals
Finland
2012 4 0
2013 1 0
2014 4 0
2015 7 0
2016 5 0
2017 5 0
2018 3 1
Total 29 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played on 9 June 2018. Scores and results list Finland's goal tally first.[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2018 Tampere Stadium, Tampere, Finland  Belarus 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours and achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

Helsingborgs IF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J. Uronen". soccerway.com. SOCCERWAY. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "J. Uronen". soccerway.com. SOCCERWAY. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jere Uronen" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Two new signings to HIF Archived 3 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (in Swedish)
  5. ^ "Fins international Jere Uronen tekent bij KRC Genk" (in Dutch). KRC Genk. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  6. ^ HUU-TV: Uronen häkeltyi avauspaikasta Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Näin Suomi-Georgia -ottelu eteni" (in Finnish). Ilta-Sanomat. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Jere Uronen". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 

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