Paulus Roiha

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Paulus Roiha
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-08-03) 3 August 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Espoo, Finland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Honka
–2000 HJK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Honka 32 (7)
1999–2001 HJK 65 (32)
2001–2004 Utrecht 39 (6)
2003–2004 Zwolle 11 (0)
2004–2006 Cercle Brugge 41 (10)
2006–2007 ADO Den Haag 10 (0)
2007–2008 Újpest 6 (1)
2008–2009 HJK 23 (8)
2010 Åtvidaberg 28 (7)
2011 KuPS 4 (1)
National team
2001–2010 Finland 20 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2010

Paulus Roiha (born 3 August 1980 in Espoo) is a Finnish retired footballer.

Roiha is a quick striker who started his Veikkausliiga career in Finland with HJK Helsinki. He was the top scorer in Finland in 2001 with 22 goals.

In September 2001 he scored twice for HJK against Celtic in a UEFA Cup tie, which HJK eventually lost 3-2 on aggregate.

Roiha has since also played for FC Utrecht and FC Zwolle in the Netherlands and for Cercle Brugge in Belgium. He joined ADO Den Haag on a free transfer from Cercle Brugge during the January 2006 transfer window playing his first Eredivisie match with them on 28 January 2007.[1]

In January 2008, Újpest FC released him because of an injury and a few days after he signed a two-year contract with HJK Helsinki. But the injuries kept him in the sidelines for most of the 2009 season and he was released by HJK at the end of the season. On 2010 Roiha joined newly promoted Allsvenskan club Åtvidabergs FF in free transfer.

International career[edit]

Roiha played his first match for the Finnish national team on 1 February 2001 against Sweden; however, he has not been able to become a regular for Finland in qualifying matches due the unfortunate timing of injury.

International goals[edit]

Finland's score first.

# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 February 2005 Cyprus Nicosia  Cyprus 2-1 Win Friendly
2.
3. 17 October 2005 Republic of Macedonia Skopje  Macedonia 3-0 Win 2006 World Cup qualification
4. 21 January 2006 Saudi Arabia Riad  Saudi Arabia 1-1 Draw Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 5 February 2007. 

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