Jukka Raitala

  • Date of birth : 15/09/1988
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Finland Finland
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Jukka Raitala

Jukka Raitala

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


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/10/2016 02:05 CET
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-1HungaryHungary9000
31.08.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-0FinlandFinland9000
05.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland1-1KosovoKosovo9000
06.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundIcelandIceland3-2FinlandFinland500
09.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-1CroatiaCroatia9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jukka Raitala
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/09/1988 (27)
  • Country: Finland
  • Squad number: 15
  • Club: Sogndal ( NOR)

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First qualifying round)
    19/07/07: HJK 2-0 Etzella
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    20/09/04: Finland 1-2 Greece

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Finland U-21190
Finland U-1930
Finland U-1720

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 10/10/2016 01:16 CET