|Date of birth||16 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Askainen, Finland|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2009–2010||→ ÅIFK (loan)||14||(12)|
|2010||→ FC Viikingit (loan)||6||(5)|
|2011||→ TPS Turku (loan)||11||(4)|
|2012||→ Hønefoss BK (loan)||1||(0)|
|2012–2014||→ TPS (loan)||35||(8)|
|2015–2016||→ SJK (loan)||13||(8)|
|2017||→ SC Paderborn (loan)||10||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2016
He is known as a clinical, well positioned forward who can get into the right place at the right time. In the middle of the 2010 season, Riski was selected to the opening squad for the first time of his career. Since then he has enjoyed a phenomenal season, starting 12 games and scoring 11 goals. He has the best game/goal ratio in the Veikkausliiga. He has often been compared to Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier Hernández.
On 22 September 2010, Riski scored a hat-trick against AC Oulu. By doing this, he became the first ever player in Finland to score a hat-trick in all the highest three levels of Finnish football system during one season.
From 27 January 2011 he is an official Cesena player.  He made his Serie A debut on 19 March 2011 against Lazio on Stadio Olimpico (1−0 away loss) as a 69th-minute substitute for Fabio Caserta, he has had loan spell in Finland for TPS Turku in 2012 and Hønefoss BK in Norway. In August 2012, Riski joined English side Derby County on trial ahead of their pre-season against Chesterfield, where he started in a 3–1 loss, he scored in a reserve friendly against Matlock Town.
- Score and result list Finland's goal tally first.
|1.||19 January 2015||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Sweden||1–0||1–0||Friendly|||
- ; YLE.fi, 29.2010 (in Finnish)
- www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk (13 August 2012). "No excuses as Derby County round off programme of friendlies with dismal display at Chesterfield". Derby Evening Telegraph.
- dcfc.co.uk (15 August 2012). "Matlock Town 1-2 Derby County XI". Derby County.
- "Roope Riski palaa SJK-paitaan pitkällä sopimuksella". www.sjk2007.fi (in Finnish). SJK. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- "Zwei Verpflichtungen". scp07.de (in German). SC Paderborn. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
- Lundberg, Martin (19 January 2015). "Roope Riski fällde Sverige". YLE (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "SJK on Suomen mestari - RoPS:lle hopeaa, Jaro putosi Ykköseen" [SJK is a Finnish champion, silver to RoPS, Jaro goes to Ykkönen]. yle.fi (in Finnish). YLE. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Roope Riski palaa pitkällä sopimuksella SJK-paitaan, veikkausliiga.com, 8 February 2016
- Roope Riski at Soccerway