Joonas Einari Kolkka (born 28 September 1974) is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a left winger most of his career, but could also play on the right wing. Having started his career in his native Finland, he went on to play for several clubs in the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, England, and the USA.
|Full name||Joonas Einari Kolkka|
|Date of birth||28 September 1974|
|Place of birth||Lahti, Finland|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2005–2006||ADO Den Haag||31||(8)|
|2012||Texas Dutch Lions||15||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2012|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2010
Born in Lahti, Kolkka started his career with Reipas Lahti and MyPa in Finland's Veikkausliiga. He won the Finnish Cup with MyPa in 1995 before joining Netherlands' Willem II the same year. In 1998 Kolkka joined Dutch club PSV Eindhoven where he won two league championships and got to play in the UEFA Champions League. Kolkka then moved to Greek side Panathinaikos in 2001, and he spent two seasons there. After leaving Greece, Kolkka played a season each for Borussia Mönchengladbach of the German Bundesliga and Crystal Palace of the English Premiership. He scored at both Anfield and Old Trafford during his stay at the club, and also scored in the thrilling 3–3 draw with Norwich. He was released by Palace, and returned to the Netherlands in 2005, signing a one-year deal with ADO Den Haag. After an impressive season with ADO, he was signed by Dutch side Feyenoord in the summer of 2006, and played until summer 2011 for NAC Breda. In 2011, he was signed by his former club, Willem II, being employed as a player and a sales manager of the club.
On 4 May 2012, it was announced that Kolkka had signed a three-month-contract with Texas Dutch Lions, in the third level of American football (not Dayton Dutch Lions). After his contract with the Dutch Lions expired, Kolkka returned to the Netherlands, working as a youth coach for his former club PSV.
Finland's score first. As of 20 August 2011.
|1.||26 October 1994||Tallinn||Estonia||7–0||Win||Friendly|
|2.||16 February 1995||Trinidad||Trinidad and Tobago||2–2||Draw||Friendly|
|3.||6 October 1996||Helsinki||Switzerland||2–3||Lose||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||5 September 1998||Helsinki||Moldova||3–2||Win||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|5.||9 October 1999||Helsinki||Northern Ireland||4–1||Win||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|7.||15 August 2001||Helsinki||Belgium||4–1||Win||Friendly|
|8.||5 September 2001||Helsinki||Greece||5–1||Win||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9 .||27 March 2002||Porto||Portugal||4–1||Win||Friendly|
|10.||7 June 2003||Helsinki||Serbia and Montenegro||3–0||Win||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|11.||11 October 2003||Tampere||Canada||3–2||Win||Friendly|
- As of 20 August 2011
|Finland national team|
- "Joonas Kolkka - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- "Liverpool 3–2 Crystal Palace". BBC. 13 November 2004. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
- "Man Utd 5–2 Crystal Palace". BBC. 18 December 2004. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
- "Crystal Palace 3–3 Norwich". BBC. 16 April 2005. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
- "Kolkka Joonas" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto (Football Association of Finland). Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- "Kolkka Joonas" (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
- Joonas Kolkka – UEFA competition record
- Profile at FA of Finland's official website at the Wayback Machine (archived 2011-08-14) (in Finnish)
- Joonas Kolkka at ESPN FC
| Crystal Palace F.C. Goal of the Season
against Liverpool (A)
13 November 2004