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Jaakko Tapio Oksanen (born 7 November 2000) is a Finnish professional football midfielder who plays for English club Brentford. He is a product of the HJK Helsinki academy and is a current Finland youth international.

Jaakko Oksanen
Personal information
Full name Jaakko Tapio Oksanen[1]
Date of birth (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 (age 18)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brentford
Number 34
Youth career
KP-75
KOPSE
2013–2017 HJK Helsinki
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Klubi 04 23 (2)
2017–2018 HJK Helsinki 1 (0)
2018– Brentford 1 (0)
National team
2016 Finland U16 3 (0)
2016 Finland U17 6 (1)
2017– Finland U18 2 (1)
2017– Finland U19 16 (0)
2019– Finland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:27, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:33, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

HJK HelsinkiEdit

A midfielder, Oksanen began his career in his native Finland as a youth with KP-75 and KOPSE, before entering the academy at Veikkausliiga club HJK Helsinki at the age of 12.[3] He made his debut for Klubi 04 during an injury-hit 2016 season and signed a new one-year contract in December 2016.[4][5] Oksanen made 24 appearances and scored two goals during a successful 2017 season for Klubi 04,[4][6] which ended with promotion to the Ykkönen, via the playoffs.[7] One week after the playoff victory, Oksanen made his senior debut for HJK Helsinki, as an 81st-minute substitute for Evans Mensah in a 3–2 defeat to RoPS on 28 October 2017.[4] It proved to be his only appearance for the first team and he departed the Telia 5G -areena on 13 January 2018.[3][4]

BrentfordEdit

On 13 January 2018, Oksanen moved to England to sign for the B team at Championship club Brentford on a two-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee.[8] An injury crisis saw Oksanen feature as an unused substitute during three first team matches in November 2018,[4][9] before he suffered an ankle ligament injury.[10] After returning to fitness, he was a regular inclusion in matchday squads during the final two months of the 2018–19 season and made his debut as a substitute for Sergi Canós late in a 3–0 victory over Preston North End on the final day.[11] Oksanen spent the majority of the 2019–20 pre-season with the first team squad.[12]

International careerEdit

Oksanen has been capped by Finland at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 level.[8][13][14][15][16] He appeared in each of Finland's three matches at the 2018 European U19 Championship and his development during 2018 was recognised with the SPL Most Promising Young Player of the Year award.[4][17]

HonoursEdit

Klubi 04

Brentford B

Individual

  • SPL Most Promising Young Player of the Year: 2018[17]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 17 August 2019
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Klubi 04 2016[4] Kakkonen Group B 1 0 1 0
2017[6] Kakkonen Group A 22 2 2 0 24 2
Total 23 2 2 0 25 2
HJK Helsinki 2017[4] Veikkausliiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brentford 2018–19[19] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019–20[20] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Brentford" (PDF). English Football League. p. 8. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ Jaakko Oksanen at WorldFootball.net
  3. ^ a b "Jaakko Oksanen Englantiin". www.hjk.fi (in Finnish). 14 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Jaakko Oksanen at Soccerway. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Jenna Oksanen jatkaa Ilveksessä". www.palloliitto.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Jaakko Oksanen". www.palloliitto.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Klubi 04 vs FC Viikingit – 21.10.2017 – Viikingit". www.fcviikingit.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Brentford FC Jaakko Oksanen joins Brentford B". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  9. ^ Vickers, Anthony (24 November 2018). "Fine margins and injuries have cost Brentford dearly". gazettelive. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Forss ja Oksanen lähellä läpimurtoa Brentfordissa". www.palloliitto.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Jaakko Oksanen Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Report & Match Action: Arsenal U23 5–0 Brentford B". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  13. ^ Kymppipaikka.fi. "U16-maajoukkue kaatoi Venäjän". kymppipaikka.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  14. ^ Jaakko OksanenUEFA competition record  
  15. ^ "Brentford pair called-up by Finland Under-19". Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Unbeaten Friday for six players in Youth International action". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Jaakko Oksanen awarded Most Promising Young Player". Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Harrow Borough 0 Brentford B 4". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Games played by Jaakko Oksanen in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Games played by Jaakko Oksanen in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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