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: 24/06/2015 02:06 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland1-1GeorgiaGeorgia9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FinlandFinland9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland1-0BelarusBelarus9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus1-1FinlandFinland9000
09.08.2014Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen1-2DordrechtDordrecht9000
15.08.2014Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-1HeerenveenHeerenveen2300
23.09.2014Dutch KNVB CupSecond roundRodaRoda2-1HeerenveenHeerenveen9000
19.10.2014Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen2-2CambuurCambuur2000
08.11.2014Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen2-2Go Ahead EaglesGo Ahead Eagles1010
22.11.2014Dutch First DivisionAjaxAjax4-1HeerenveenHeerenveen500
29.11.2014Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen0-1HeraclesHeracles9000
22.02.2015Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn2-0VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
27.02.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland0-1SønderjyskESønderjyskE9000
04.03.2015Danish DBU CupQuarter-finalsBrønshøjBrønshøj1-2VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
09.03.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland1-2OBOB9000
15.03.2015Danish Super LeagueNordsjællandNordsjælland2-0VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
22.03.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland0-1BrøndbyBrøndby9000
07.04.2015Danish Super LeagueOBOB1-2VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
11.04.2015Danish Super LeagueRandersRanders1-1VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
15.04.2015Danish DBU CupSemi-finalsVestsjællandVestsjælland2-0SønderjyskESønderjyskE9000
18.04.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland2-1AaBAaB9000
26.04.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby4-0VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
29.04.2015Danish DBU CupSemi-finalsSønderjyskESønderjyskE1-0VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
03.05.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland2-1NordsjællandNordsjælland9000
11.05.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland0-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
14.05.2015Danish DBU CupFinalVestsjællandVestsjælland2-3KøbenhavnKøbenhavn12000
17.05.2015Danish Super LeagueHobroHobro0-1VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
21.05.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland0-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
24.05.2015Danish Super LeagueSønderjyskESønderjyskE1-1VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
31.05.2015Danish Super LeagueEsbjergEsbjerg2-1VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
09.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFinlandFinland0-2EstoniaEstonia9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-1HungaryHungary9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jukka Raitala
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/09/1988 (26)
  • Country: Finland
  • Squad number: 23
  • Club: Vestsjælland ( DEN)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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: 14/06/2015 01:15 CET
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