Joni Kauko

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Joni Kauko
Personal information
Full name Joni Kauko
Date of birth (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Turku, Finland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Randers FC
Number 6
Youth career
1995–2001 Runosmäen Nappulat
2002–2005 Turun Palloseura
2006–2009 Inter Turku
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Inter Turku 98 (10)
2013 FC Lahti 9 (0)
2013–2015 FSV Frankfurt 48 (3)
2015–2016 Energie Cottbus 34 (4)
2016– Randers FC 15 (1)
National team
Finland U17 1 (0)
Finland U19 6 (0)
2009–2012 Finland U21 23 (3)
2012– Finland 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 January 2017

Joni Kauko (born 12 July 1990), is a Finnish professional football midfielder who plays for Danish Superliga club Randers FC, and represents Finland national team.[1][2] Kauko was born in Turku, Finland where he played for the local youth teams before starting his senior career in Inter Turku at age 17 in 2008.

Kauko made his international debut for Finland in January 2012, at the age of 21.

Club career[edit]

Inter Turku[edit]

A product of local Inter Turku's youth system, Kauko signed his professional contract on 27 November 2007 at the age of 17. He made his Veikkausliiga debut six months later on 26 June 2008 against IFK Mariehamn. During his first season with the Turku-based club, he made only eight appearances, but helped his team to win the Finnish championship. He scored his first senior goal for Inter on 3 May 2009 against MYPA.

FC Lahti[edit]

After representing Inter for five seasons, his contract was not renewed after the 2012 season and he signed with FC Lahti for one season.[3]

FSV Frankfurt[edit]

However, only six months after signing with Lahti, it was announced that Kauko had signed a two-year contract with an option to a third, with German 2. Bundesliga side FSV Frankfurt.[4]

FC Energie Cottbus[edit]

Upon expiry of his contract with FSV Frankfurt Kauko signed a two-year contract with German 3. Liga side FC Energie Cottbus.[5]

Randers[edit]

In July 2016 Kauko signed a two year contract with Danish Randers FC.[6]

International career[edit]

Kauko was a regular member for the Finland's U21 during 2009–2012, making in total of 23 appearances and scoring three goals. He has also served as a captain for the Finland U-21 team.

He made his senior debut on 22 January 2012, in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago.[7] During Finland´s qualification campaign for the UEFA Euro 2016 he was a member of the team in 8 matches but remained as an unused substitute.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 December 2016[9][10]
Club Season Division League Domestic Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sinimustat
2008 Kakkonen 16 7 0 0 0 0 16 7
Sinimustat Total 16 7 0 0 0 0 16 7
Inter Turku
2008 Veikkausliiga 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2009 Veikkausliiga 19 3 0 0 2 0 21 3
2010 Veikkausliiga 16 0 7 0 2 0 25 0
2011 Veikkausliiga 31 3 6 1 0 0 37 4
2012 Veikkausliiga 24 4 6 1 2 0 32 5
Inter Turku Total 98 10 19 2 6 0 123 12
FC Lahti
2013 Veikkausliiga 9 0 8 0 0 0 17 0
FC Lahti Total 9 0 8 0 0 0 17 0
FSV Frankfurt
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 27 0 2 0 0 0 29 0
2014–15 2. Bundesliga 21 3 1 0 0 0 22 3
FSV Frankfurt Total 48 3 3 0 0 0 51 3
Cottbus
2015–16 3. Liga 34 4 1 0 0 0 35 4
Cottbus Total 34 4 1 0 0 0 35 4
Randers
2016-17 Superliga 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Randers Total 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Career Total 220 25 31 2 6 0 257 27

International[edit]

As of 13 January 2017[11][12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Finland
2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 2 0
2015 1 0
2016 1 0
2017 2 0
Total 9 0

Honours[edit]

Inter Turku
FC Lahti

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randers henter finsk landsholdsspiller, bold.dk, 9 July 2016
  2. ^ "Joni Kauko" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Joni Kauko Interistä FC Lahteen" (in Finnish). ESS.fi. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joni Kauko siirtyy Saksaan" (in Finnish). YLE.fi. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kauko wechselt zu Cottbus" [Kauko transfers to Cottbus] (in German). kicker. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "FINSK LANDSHOLDSSPILLER TIL RANDERS FC" [Finnish international player joins Randers] (in Danish). Randers FC. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Joni Kauko: Toivottavasti näitä tilaisuuksia tulee jatkossa useamminkin" (in Finnish). suomifutis.com. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Joni Kauko" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  9. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/46365/Joni_Kauko.html
  10. ^ http://nr.soccerway.com/players/joni-kauko/31412/
  11. ^ "Joni Kauko" (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Joni Kauko at National-Football-Teams.com

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