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Koppinen ready for Rosenborg

Published: Thursday 18 November 2004, 18.52CET
Rosenborg BK have signed the Finland defender Miika Koppinen on a free transfer from Tromsø IL.

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Published: Thursday 18 November 2004, 18.52CET

Koppinen ready for Rosenborg

Rosenborg BK have signed the Finland defender Miika Koppinen on a free transfer from Tromsø IL.

Rosenborg BK have signed the Finnish international defender Miika Koppinen on a free transfer from Tromsø IL.

January arrival
The 26-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at Lerkendal, and will join the Norwegian champions on 1 January. Koppinen can play in a variety of defensive positions and it was his versatility which prompted Rosenborg director Rune Bratseth to make his move.

'Solid player'
"Koppinen is a solid player who can slot into several positions," Bratseth said. "The fact that he plays international football with Finland also counted in his favour." Koppinen missed just one of Tromsø's 26 matches in the 2004 Norwegian season, a championship which concluded on 30 October.

Last updated: 18/11/04 22.54CET

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