Kari Arkivuo

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Kari Arkivuo
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-23) 23 June 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Lahti, Finland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Left Back
Club information
Current team
BK Häcken
Number 15
Youth career
1994–2003 Kuusysi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 FC Lahti 101 (12)
2006–2008 Sandefjord 71 (5)
2008–2010 Go Ahead Eagles 46 (3)
2010– BK Häcken 148 (5)
National team
Finland U21 15 (0)
2005– Finland 52 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 January 2017

Kari Arkivuo (born 23 June 1983), is a Finnish professional football defender who can play as left back and right back. Arkivuo plays for Swedish Allsvenskan side BK Häcken and represents Finland national team.[1] Arkivuo was born in Lahti, Finland where he played for the local teams before moving to Sandefjord at age 22 in 2006.

Arkivuo made his international debut for Finland in November 2005, at the age of 22.

Club career[edit]

FC Lahti[edit]

A product of his local FC Kuusysi, Arkivuo made his senior debut for FC Lahti on 3 May 2001 against Inter. He was able to appear in four league matches during his debut season, scoring once in the process. Arkivuo went on making in total of 101 league appearances and 12 goals for Lahti during his five-year stay.

Sandefjord[edit]

On 2006 he signed a three-year contract with Sandefjord in the Norwegian Premier League. He started his first season well, but suffered an injury in May and had to join Sandefjord´s reserve team in order to gain play time. After season 2007 Sandefjord was relegated to Adeccoligaen. After just one season in the second tier Sandefjord returned to Tippeligaen.[2]

Go Ahead Eagles[edit]

After struggling with injuries and facing a relegation with Sandefjord, Arkivuo left the club and joined the Eerste Divisie side Go Ahead Eagles in 2009.

Häcken[edit]

During the summer 2010 it was announced that Arkivuo had signed a 1+3 year-contract with Allsvenskan side BK Häcken.[3]

International career[edit]

After playing 15 times for the Finland U21, Arkivuo made his national team debut on 12 November 2005 in a friendly match against Estonia and went on scoring in the 2−2 home draw.[4] After appearing mostly in friendlies, Arkivuo was called up by national coach Mixu Paatelainen for the Euro 2012 qualifying matches, where he has been playing as a right back. After the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifications he established himself as a regular in the national team and has appeared in every qualification campaign since.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is commonly known by the nickname Arkikari amongst the supporters of Finland national team.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 October 2016[6][7]
Club Season Division League Domestic Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Lahti
2001 Veikkausliiga 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
2002 Veikkausliiga 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2003 Veikkausliiga 23 4 0 0 0 0 23 4
2004 Veikkausliiga 26 5 0 0 0 0 26 5
2005 Veikkausliiga 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
FC Lahti Total 101 12 0 0 0 0 101 12
Sandefjord
2006 Tippeligaen 19 1 0 0 0 0 19 1
2007 Tippeligaen 24 3 0 0 0 0 24 3
2008 Adeccoligaen 28 1 0 0 0 0 28 1
Sandefjord Total 71 5 0 0 0 0 71 5
Go Ahead Eagles
2008-09 Jupiler League 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
2009-10 Jupiler League 32 2 4 0 0 0 36 2
Go Ahead Eagles Total 44 3 4 0 0 0 48 3
Häcken
2010 Allsvenskan 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2011 Allsvenskan 23 2 0 0 5 0 28 2
2012 Allsvenskan 25 0 3 0 0 0 28 0
2013 Allsvenskan 21 0 3 0 4 0 28 0
2014 Allsvenskan 25 1 1 0 0 0 26 1
2015 Allsvenskan 20 0 6 0 0 0 26 0
2016 Allsvenskan 24 2 0 0 2 0 26 2
Häcken Total 143 5 13 0 11 0 167 5
Career Total 293 25 18 0 11 0 322 25

International goals[edit]

# Date Location Opponent Result Competition
1. November 12, 2005 Finland Helsinki  Estonia 2−2 Friendly

International[edit]

As of 13 January 2017[8][9]
National team Year Apps Goals
Finland
2005 1 1
2006 4 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
2009 1 0
2010 0 0
2011 6 0
2012 6 0
2013 11 0
2014 5 0
2015 6 0
2016 8 0
2017 2 0
Total 52 1

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Finland national football team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kari Arkivuo" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sandefjord nousi - Kari Arkivuo lähtökuopissa" (in Finnish). Ilta-Sanomat. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Arkivuo joins Häcken (in Finnish)
  4. ^ "Suomi ja Viro päätyivät tasapeliin" (in Finnish). MTV3. 12 November 2005. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Kari Arkivuo" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/12775/Kari_Arkivuo.html
  7. ^ http://nr.soccerway.com/players/kari-arkivuo/7936/
  8. ^ http://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/miesten-maajoukkue/pelaajat/kari-arkivuo
  9. ^ Kari Arkivuo at National-Football-Teams.com

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