Mikko Paatelainen

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Mikko Paatelainen
Personal information
Full name Mikko Paatelainen
Date of birth (1980-11-27) 27 November 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Valkeakoski, Finland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
IFK Mariehamn
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
FC Haka
2002–2003 AC Allianssi 28 (3)
2004 FC KooTeePee 22 (3)
2004–2005 Aberdeen 0 (0)
2005–2006 FF Jaro 34 (19)
2006 Cowdenbeath(loan) 8 (7)
2006–2009 TPS 76 (29)
2010– IFK Mariehamn 19 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2010.

Mikko Paatelainen (born 27 November 1980) is a Finnish professional footballer, currently playing as a striker for Veikkausliiga side IFK Mariehamn.

His father is retired footballer and manager Matti Paatelainen.


Paatelainen began his career with FC Haka, moving on to AC Allianssi and FC KooTeePee before joining Scottish side Aberdeen in July 2004. After 10 months at Pittodrie, he returned to Finland without making any first team appearances for the Dons, joining Veikkausliiga side FF Jaro. In August 2005 he scored 5 goals in one game for Jaro, against his former club FC KooTeePee.

In January 2006, Paatelainen joined Scottish side Cowdenbeath on loan, teaming up with his brothers Mixu (then manager) and Markus. He scored 7 goals in 9 games for Cowdenbeath who would be promoted as champions of the Scottish Third Division at the end of the season. He then returned to FF Jaro in preparation for the new summer season in March 2006. In December 2006 Mikko joined TPS, a team that was then coached by his older brother Mixu. Mikko has been an outstanding goalscorer and player throughout his career also being FC TPS Turku's top scorer 2006/07. In 2010 He joined IFK Marienhamn, after three seasons with TPS . Paatelainen has been in fine goal scoring form this season scoring 8 goals.

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