Peter Kopteff

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Peter Kopteff
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Personal information
Date of birth (1979-04-10) 10 April 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left-winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 HJK Helsinki 66 (4)
1998 Jazz Pori (loan) 10 (2)
2001–2005 Viking 101 (12)
2005–2006 Stoke City 6 (0)
2006–2008 FC Utrecht 33 (4)
2008–2009 Aalesunds FK 18 (4)
Total 234 (25)
National team
2002–2009 Finland 39 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Kopteff (born 10 April 1979) is a Finnish former footballer who played in the position of left winger.

Club career[edit]

Kopteff was born in Helsinki and began his career with HJK Helsinki and Jazz Pori before moving to Norway with Viking. He spent four years at Stavanger making over 100 Tippeligaen appearances before joining English club Stoke City in December 2005.[1] Kopteff failed to make any impact at Stoke making nine appearances in 2005–06 and was released at the end of the season. He then joined Dutch side FC Utrecht where he spent two years and on 31 August 2008 Kopteff signed a short-term contract to play for Aalesund for the remainder of the 2008 season. The contract was later extended for the 2009 season at the end of which he decided to retire.

International career[edit]

Kopteff used to be a regular squad member of the Finland national football team. Due to his lack of first-team football caused by an injury during his second season in Utrecht, he has not played international football since 2007, only limiting him to occasional call-ups. He has been capped 39 times and scored once. He was recalled to the national team in April 2009 against Norway.

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Peter Kopteff profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required) and Peter Kopteff at National-Football-Teams.com
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
HJK Helsinki 1997 Veikkausliiga 4 1 4 1
1998 Veikkausliiga 6 0 6 0
1999 Veikkausliiga 10 0 10 0
2000 Veikkausliiga 17 1 17 1
2001 Veikkausliiga 29 2 29 2
Total 66 4 66 4
Jazz Pori (loan) 1999 Veikkausliiga 10 1 10 1
Viking 2002 Tippeligaen 25 3 25 3
2003 Tippeligaen 26 3 26 3
2004 Tippeligaen 24 3 24 3
2005 Tippeligaen 26 3 26 3
Total 101 12 101 12
Stoke City 2005–06 Championship 6 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
FC Utrecht 2006–07 Eredivisie 30 4 30 4
2007–08 Eredivisie 3 0 3 0
Total 33 4 33 4
Aalesunds FK 2008 Tippeligaen 6 1 6 1
2009 Tippeligaen 12 3 12 3
Total 18 4 18 4
Career Total 234 25 3 0 0 0 237 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kopteff completes Stoke switch". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 

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