Jukka Lehtovaara

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Jukka Lehtovaara
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-03-15) 15 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Turku, Finland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Inter Turku
Number 12
Youth career
TPS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 TPS Turku 165 (0)
2015– Inter Turku 17 (0)
National team
2008– Finland U-21 6 (0)
2010– Finland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 May 2010

Jukka Lehtovaara (born 15 March 1988 in Turku) is a Finnish football goalkeeper who currently plays for FC Inter Turku.

Club career[edit]

He made his debut in 2006. During the 2007 Lehtovaara gained his place as the starting goalie for the team. After the season, he was nominated as the goalkeeper of the year and rookie of the year in Finland. He is generally considered as one of the most promising footballers in Finland. 2009 he was nominated again as the goalkeeper of the year after a terrific season and thus has stirred up a lot of interest in bigger clubs. He continued dominating in the 2010 season as well, winning the goalkeeper of the year award again.

Lehtovaara has played several caps for Finland on different junior levels and he is currently a member of the Finland national under-21 football team. He has also visited the training camps of, for example, West Ham United FC, Liverpool F.C., Chelsea FC, Everton FC and Fulham FC. On 4 November 2010 he is on a one-week trial at West Bromwich.

On 8 December 2014, he signed a two-year contract with FC Inter Turku.[1]

International career[edit]

Lehtovaara made his debut for Finnish national squad on 21 May 2010 against Estonia, playing the first half in a 2-0 away defeat.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turkulaisseura vahvisti: Lehtovaara vaihtaa TPS:stä Interiin" (in Finnish). YLE. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 

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