Walter Viitala

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Walter Viitala
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-01-09) 9 January 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Viborg FF
Number 1
Youth career
PPJ Eira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 FC Honka 52 (0)
2011 HIFK (loan) 17 (0)
2015–2016 IFK Mariehamn 41 (0)
2017– Viborg FF 15 (0)
National team
2008 Finland U-16 6 (0)
2009 Finland U-17 10 (0)
2011 Finland U-19 17 (0)
2012 Finland U-20 7 (0)
2013 Finland U-21 10 (0)
2017– Finland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2017

Walter Viitala (born 9 January 1992) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays as Goalkeeper for Viborg FF.

Club career[edit]

On 15 December 2016, Viitala signed a 2.5-year contract with Viborg FF on a free transfer from IFK Mariehamn. He made his debut in a 1–0 victory against AaB on 8 April 2017.

International career[edit]

In November 2016, Viitala received his first call-up to the senior Finland squad for the match against Ukraine.[1] He made a debut on 9 January 2017 in a 1–0 win against Morocco in Al Ain.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 23 October 2016.[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IFK Mariehamn 2015 Veikkausliiga 8 0 3 0 2 0 - - 13 0
2016 33 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 - 40 0
Total 41 0 5 0 5 0 2 0 - - 53 0
Career total 41 0 5 0 5 0 2 0 - - 53 0

Honours[edit]

IFK Mariehamn

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viitala korvaa Mäenpään Huuhkajissa" [Viitala replaces Mäenpää in "Huuhkajat"]. palloliitto.fi. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Huuhkajat voitti vihdoin – Juhani Ojalan puskumaali yllätti Marokon". yle.fi (in Finnish). Yle. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "W.Viitala". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "IFK vann årets ligaguld" [IFK won this year's league gold]. ifkfotboll.ax (in Swedish). IFK Mariehamn. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 

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