The official website for European football

The making of Jari Litmanen I

Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 11.57CET
The Finnish legend speaks candidly on how practice made perfect.
Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 11.57CET

The making of Jari Litmanen I

The Finnish legend speaks candidly on how practice made perfect.

In the first of a special two-part UEFA Training Ground documentary, we speak to Finland's greatest ever footballer, Jari Litmanen and find out how practice was key to his success and how he nearly chose ice hockey as a career path rather than football. With contributions too from Litmanen's former coach and agent Harri Kampman, this is a fascinating insight into the making of a national hero.

Last updated: 17/04/12 18.09CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=912015.html#the+making+jari+litmanen+i

UEFA.com features

UEFA’s educational programme aims to look after tomorrow’s stars
  • UEFA’s educational programme aims to look after tomorrow’s stars
  • Youth League referees taking a major step
  • Ex-England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44
  • 'Let us not be afraid' - Aleksander Čeferin
  • Assistant referees train in Malaga
  • The long and the shirt of it...
  • Facing challenges and embracing change - Aleksander Čeferin
  • Discover UEFA's competitions
  • European legends join UEFA as football advisors
  • Women's game in UEFA Direct spotlight
1 of 10