Juhani Peltonen

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Juhani Peltonen
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Personal information
Date of birth (1936-11-09) 9 November 1936 (age 80)
Place of birth Valkeakoski, Finland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1964 Valkeakosken Haka
1964–1966 Hamburger SV 38 (6)
1966–1972 Valkeakosken Haka
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Juhani Peltonen (born 16 June 1936) is a retired Finnish association football player.[1]

Peltonen was the first Finnish player to play in the German Bundesliga. The forward made 38 appearances for Hamburger SV between 1964 and 1966, scoring six goals. His career in Germany ended after only two seasons because of contract disputes.

In Finland Peltonen always represented Valkeakosken Haka, winning two Finnish championships and five Finnish Cups with the club. For the Finnish national team he made 68 appearances, scoring 11 goals.[2] He was chosen Finnish Player of the Year three times.[3]



  1. ^ "Juhani Peltonen". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Pietarinen, Heikki (18 April 2013). "Finland – International Player Records". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Pietarinen, Heikki (7 February 2013). "Finland – Player of the Year Awards". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 July 2013.