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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.

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