Riku Riski with HJK in 2018
|Full name||Riku Olavi Riski|
|Date of birth||16 August 1989|
|Place of birth||Masku, Finland|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|2011||→ Örebro SK (loan)||7||(1)|
|2015||→ IFK Göteborg (loan)||11||(1)|
|2016||→ Dundee United (loan)||3||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 February 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2014
Riku Riski (born 16 August 1989) is a Finnish footballer who is playing for the Finnish club HJK Helsinki. He has previously played for TPS Turku in Finland, Widzew Łódź in Poland, Hønefoss BK, Rosenborg BK and Odds BK in Norway, and has also had loan spells with Örebro SK and IFK Göteborg in Sweden and Dundee United in Scotland. He has also represented Finland in international football.
Riski was born in Masku on 16 August 1989. He played his first game for Turun Palloseura in the Veikkausliiga when he was only 16 years old. On January 2011, the midfielder joined Polish club Widzew Łódź on three-and-a-half year contract.
On 30 August 2011, he was loaned for six months to Örebro SK in Sweden. On 12 September Riski made his Allsvenskan debut playing 90 minutes and scoring once against AIK. On 5 January 2012, he signed a three-year contract with freshly promoted Hønefoss BK.
He was a member of Finland national under-21 football team during the 2011 Euro U21 qualifying. He made his senior national team debut on 9 February 2011 against Belgium. He scored a goal against Turkey B team in a 0−1 away win on 25 March 2011.
He is the older brother of Roope Riski, who currently plays for German 3. Liga club SC Paderborn.
- As of 9 August 2017.
|2015–16||Dundee United (loan)||Premiership||3||0||1||0||4||0|
- As of 7 September 2014
|Finland national team|
|1.||22 January 2012||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1−1||2−3||Friendly|
|2.||16 November 2013||Cardiff, Wales||Wales||1−1||1−1||Friendly|
|3.||7 September 2014||Tórshavn, Faroe Islands||Faroe Islands||1−1||1−3||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|
- Hønefoss Player Profile Archived 23 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
- Riku Riski i Bogdan Straton w Widzewie Archived 1 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. 12.01.2011, onet.pl
- Riku Riski siirtyy lainalle Allsvenskaniin (in Finnish)
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- Gol Riku Riskiego dla reprezentacji Finlandii 25.03.2011, 90minut.pl
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- Riku Riski at 90minut.pl (in Polish)
- Riku Riski at National-Football-Teams.com
- Guardian's Stats Centre