Riku Riski

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Riku Riski
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Riku Riski with HJK in 2018
Personal information
Full name Riku Olavi Riski
Date of birth (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Masku, Finland[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
HJK Helsinki
Number 24
Youth career
Maskun Palloseura
Turun Palloseura
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Turun Palloseura 82 (17)
2011–2012 Widzew Łódź 12 (0)
2011Örebro SK (loan) 7 (1)
2012–2013 Hønefoss BK 55 (20)
2014–2016 Rosenborg BK 48 (9)
2015IFK Göteborg (loan) 11 (1)
2016Dundee United (loan) 3 (0)
2016–2018 Odds BK 37 (2)
2018- HJK Helsinki 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Finland U21 10 (2)
2011– Finland 26 (4)
* 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.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

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.[2]

On 30 August 2011, he was loaned for six months to Örebro SK in Sweden.[3] 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.

On 30 December 2013, he signed a four-year contract with Norwegian side Rosenborg BK.[4]

On 5 August 2015 he was loaned for five months to IFK Göteborg in Sweden.[5]

On 8 January 2016, Riski signed a loan deal for Scottish Premiership side Dundee United.[6]

International[edit]

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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of Roope Riski, who currently plays for German 3. Liga club SC Paderborn.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 9 August 2017.
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 TPS Turku Veikkausliiga 9 1 0 0 9 1
2007 6 0 0 0 6 0
2008 20 5 0 0 20 5
2009 22 5 0 0 22 5
2010 25 6 0 0 25 6
2010–11 Widzew Łódź Ekstraklasa 9 0 0 0 9 0
2011–12 3 0 0 0 3 0
2011 Örebro (loan) Allsvenskan 7 1 0 0 7 1
2012 Hønefoss Tippeligaen 26 10 3 0 29 10
2013 29 10 2 1 31 11
2014 Rosenborg 29 8 2 0 31 8
2015 16 1 2 2 18 3
2015 Göteborg (loan) Allsvenskan 11 1 0 0 11 1
2015–16 Dundee United (loan) Premiership 3 0 1 0 4 0
2016 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 3 0 3 1 6 1
2016 Odd 14 0 0 0 14 0
2017 Eliteserien 17 2 4 3 21 5
Career Total 249 50 17 7 265 57

International performance[edit]

As of 7 September 2014[8]
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 4 0
2012 5 1
2013 6 1
2014 8 2
2015 3 0
2016 0 0
Total 26 4

International goals[edit]

# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
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
4. 1−2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hønefoss Player Profile Archived 23 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Riku Riski i Bogdan Straton w Widzewie Archived 1 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. 12.01.2011, onet.pl
  3. ^ Riku Riski siirtyy lainalle Allsvenskaniin (in Finnish)
  4. ^ Askeland, Øyvind (30 December 2013). "Riku Riski har signert for Rosenborg" (in Norwegian). VG. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. ^ Stenseth, Jørgen (5 August 2015). "Lånes ut til IFK Göteborg" (in Finnish). Rosenborg BK. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  6. ^ http://dufc.co/news/united-secure-riski-signing/
  7. ^ Gol Riku Riskiego dla reprezentacji Finlandii 25.03.2011, 90minut.pl
  8. ^ "Riku Riski" (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. Retrieved 17 November 2013.

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