Jouko Kataja

Jouko Kataja (4 June 1953 – 2018) was a Finnish footballer. He played 11 eleven seasons in the Finnish premier division Mestaruussarja in 1972–1982 for Reipas, MiPK and KTP.[1]

Jouko Kataja
Personal information
Date of birth 4 June 1953
Place of birth Lahti, Finland
Date of death 2018 (65 years)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Reipas 3 (0)
1975–1978 MiPK 70 (0)
1979–1982 KTP 70 (0)
1983 LTP (0)
1984 Reipas Lahti 14 (0)
1986–1987 Apollo (0)
1988–1990 Sudet (1)
National team
1980 Finland 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kataja was a member of the Finland squad at the 1980 Summer Olympics,[2] although he was never capped by the Finland A team.[1]

Kataja died in November 2018 at the age of 65.[3]

Club honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vuorinen, Juha; Kasila, Markku (2007). Pelimiehet : Suomen jalkapallon pelaajatilastot 1930–2006. Helsinki: Suomen urheilumuseosäätiö. p. 124. ISBN 978-952-99075-9-5.
  2. ^ "Olympic Football Tournament Moscow 1980 : Finland Squad List". FIFA. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Jouko Kataja on poissa" (in Finnish). KTP. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.