Jussi Kujala

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Jussi Kujala
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-04-04) 4 April 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Tampere, Finland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
1992-1999 FC Ilves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Tampere United 10 (1)
2000–2004 Ajax 0 (0)
2004–2009 Tampere United 119 (8)
2009 TPS 6 (6)
2010–2012 De Graafschap 40 (1)
2012 FC Ilves 6 (2)
2013-2014 KuPS 29 (0)
2015 FC Ilves 29 (1)
National team
Finland U21
2004–2009 Finland 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Jussi Kujala (born 4 April 1983 in Tampere) is a retired Finnish football player. Having started his career as an attacking midfielder, he has since dropped deeper down the field. He was the captain of Finnish U21 national team in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualifiers.

Club career[edit]

Tampere United[edit]

Kujala made his debut for United in 2000 and he gained 10 caps and one goal for the team.

Ajax[edit]

After Tampere United he spent four seasons playing in the junior and reserve teams of Ajax Amsterdam.

Return to Tampere United[edit]

He returned to Tampere United in 2004. As the club had financial difficulties in 2009 he was allowed to leave the team.

TPS[edit]

He transferred to TPS Turku during the summer 2009 transfer window.

De Graafschap[edit]

In January 2010 he left TPS Turku and signed with Dutch side De Graafschap on a free transfer.

Return to Ilves[edit]

On September 2012, Kujala signed a contract with his old junior team Ilves.[1] Ilves was promoted to Ykkönen at the end of the season.

KuPS[edit]

On November 27 Kuopion Palloseura announced that they signed Kujala for 2 years.[2]

Ilves and retirement[edit]

In January 2015 he signed one-year contract with FC Ilves.[3]

He announced his retirement in December 2015.[4]

International career[edit]

Kujala made his international debut in Finland's national team in 2004 against Oman.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tampere United
De Graafschap
Ilves

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 26 March 2013[5]
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 2 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
2009 1 0
Total 5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paluumuuttaja Jussi Kujala vahvistaa Ilvestä nousukarsinnoissa". YLE uutiset (in Finnish). 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Jussi Kujala liittyi KuPS:n riveihin". KuPS.fi (in Finnish). 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Jussi Kujala palaa kasvattajaseuraansa". ilvesedustus.com (in Finnish). FC Ilves. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jalkapallomaajoukkueessa esiintynyt Jussi Kujala, 32, päätti lopettaa uransa". yle.fi (in Finnish). Yle Uutiset. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/10410/Jussi_Kujala.html

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