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Jukka Raitala

Published: Tuesday 2 June 2009, 1.00CET
Finland
Published: Tuesday 2 June 2009, 1.00CET

Jukka Raitala

Finland

U21 debut: 06.02.2007 v Malta
Qualifying Games
: 9 – Goals: 0

• A versatile defender who can play anywhere across the back line. Tall enough to play at centre-back and has sufficient pace to operate as a full-back.

• Has developed his left foot to become as strong on each side.

• Newcastle United FC are among several foreign clubs to have shown an interest in signing him, but he opted to stay at HJK, signing a new three-year contract in April.

Last updated: 08/06/09 23.29CET

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