Teemu Pukki

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Full Name Teemu Pukki
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name Teemu Eino Antero Pukki
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date March 29, 1990
Birth Place Kotka, Finland
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Teemu Eino Antero Pukki is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Norwich City and the Finland national team. He previously started his career with KTP and moved to Sevilla in 2008, where he played only one La Liga game for the first team before returning to Finland with HJK.

Teemu Pukki strikes again to seal Norwich’s shock win over Man City

The Carrow Road crowd will cherish this memory for years to come. Echoes of ’93 and all that bounded across the stadium as Norwich City – newly promoted, short of money and with eight first-team players out injured - took on, outplayed and beat the celebrated champions of England. The Canaries might just have put a cat among the pigeons in the title race.

Norwich led from the 19th minute when Kenny McLean exploited a City weakness, getting across to the near post to score with a header from a corner. Todd Cantwell, fresh from an England Under-21s debut in midweek, doubled the lead before half-time with his second goal of the season. Sergio Aguero then clawed one back before the break, only for the decisive goal to be struck by Teemu Pukki five minutes into the second half after Nicolás Otamendi was mugged for the ball on the edge of his box. Rodri’s 20-yard drive came late on and ultimately did not make a difference.

“It’s definitely a proud night, without a doubt”, said Daniel Farke. “To win against the best team in the world as Norwich City who is promoted and has no chance to spend money and an incredible amount of injuries. The mentality and spirit and bravery was exceptional.

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A professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Norwich City.

Where was Teemu Pukki born?

Teemu Pukki was born on 29 March 1990 in Kotka, Finland. He holds Finnish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth name is Teemu Eino Antero Pukki with the birth sign of Aries. He was raised in Hovinsaari, Kotka and was born to his father Tero Pukki and mother Teija Pukki. He also has two sisters as their name are still under review. He grew up in a football-loving family which makes him build his career in football.  Regarding his education, he must be a high school graduate but the exact information will be updated soon.

How tall is Teemu Pukki?

Footballer Temmu Pukki stands the height of 5ft 11in tall with a balanced weight of 78 kg. He has an athletic body physique and do workouts for his game and keep himself fit and healthy. Further updates regarding his body measurement will be added soon.

Career of Teemu Pukki

  • Pukki began his football career in childhood in HOPS (Hovinsaaren Palloseura).
  • He joined his official hometown club, KTP, playing for their under-19 side. 
  • Pukki moved to Sevilla from KTP and was called up for the Sevilla first team for the away match against Real Madrid on 7 December 2008.
  • He made his La Liga debut at home against Racing on 25 January 2009.
  • He found himself unused in Sevilla playing mostly for the reserve side Sevilla Atletico and he decided to return to Finland.
  • On 28 August 2010, Pukki signed a three-and-half-year contract with the Finnish Veikkausliiga club HJK.
  • Pukki made his debut on 30 August in a match against IFK Mariehamn.
  • He managed to score his first goal for HJK in the next match against FF Jaro which was his first goal in a league match.
  • During season 2011 he scored 11 goals and notched eight assists in 18 league matches.
  • Pukki was also a key figure in HJK's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualifications. 
  • In August 2011, Pukki scored three goals in two matches against FC Schalke 04 during the Europa League qualifier.
  • On 31 August 2011, Pukki joined Schalke on a three-year contract.
  • On 6 November, he scored two goals for Schalke as he debuted in the starting 11 against Hannover 96.
  • On 31 August 2013, Pukki signed a four-year deal with Celtic from FC Schalke 04.
  • He scored on his debut in a 3–1 win against Hearts on 14 September 2013.
  • On 8 July 2014, Pukki scored his first Celtic hat trick in a pre-season friendly against LASK Linz in a 5–2 victory for Celtic.
  • On 1 September 2014, Pukki signed a one-year loan deal with an option to buy with Danish side Brondby IF.
  • He made his debut 13 days later in a league match at home against Randers and scored his first goal two weeks later in a 2–2 draw away against Esbjerg.
  • On 19 June 2015, Pukki signed a three-year contract with Brondby.
  • On 4 August 2016, Pukki scored three goals when Brondby knocked out Hertha BSC in the third round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League qualifiers.
  • On 30 June 2018, Pukki joined English Championship club Norwich City signing a three-year deal.
  • He made his debut on 4 August, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–2 draw at Birmingham City
  • In April 2019, Pukki was named EFL Championship Player of the Season and was included in the 2018–19 Championship Team of the Season.
  • He was also named Norwich City F.C. Player of the Season by Norwich City's supporters for 2018–19 and received the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy.
  • On 3 July 2019, Pukki signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League newcomers.
  • On 9 August, he scored his first Premier League goal in a 4–1 away loss to Liverpool on the opening day of the new season.
  • For the month of August, he was named the Premier League Player of the Month and the PFA Premier League Player of the Month.

International career

  • Pukki debuted in the Finland national team on 4 February 2009.
  • On 22 March 2013, He scored his fifth goal for his country, scoring the equaliser as Finland recorded a 1–1 draw at the reigning world and European champions Spain in World Cup qualifying.
  • In the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League,  Pukki scored the only goal of each of the Finns' first three matches where Finland won promotion from League C.
Is Teemu Pukki married?

Teemu Pukki is married to Kirsikka Laurikko as the couple got married in June 2019. Before marriage, they also had a child together in 2017 and celebrating their happy moments together. Moreover, Pukki has a strong bond with his pets.

Birthday of Teemu Pukki

Footballer Teemu Pukki celebrates his birthday on the 29th of March with his friends and family.

Net worth of Teemu Pukki

Footballer Timmu Pukki is earning a good amount of money from his career. He earns through his salary of $389,000 annually according to his new deal with Norwich City and other various deals. But, as of 2019, his net worth is still under evaluation.

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