Mikko Hyyrynen (born 1 November 1977) is a Finnish former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Mikko Hyyrynen
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-11-01) 1 November 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Lappeenranta, Finland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 FC Lahti 8 (0)
2002–2006 TPS 104 (39)
2007 MyPa 22 (4)
2008–2009 FF Jaro 48 (15)
2010–2011 JJK 46 (13)
2012–2017 TPS 147 (31)
Total 375 (102)
National team
2005 Finland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Lappeenranta, Hyyrynen debuted in Veikkausliiga for FC Lahti in 2001 but did not make his real breakthrough into top-flight football until the 2003 season when he was playing for the newly promoted TPS. He stayed at TPS for five seasons before moving on to MyPa and then FF Jaro. In winter 2009 he signed a two-year contract with JJK. He guided his new team to the Finnish League Cup 2010 final, where they lost to FC Honka on penalties. He scored his 50th Veikkausliiga goal in a 2–3 win over FC Honka on 23 August 2010.

After the 2011 season his contract with JJK expired and he returned to Turku, to sign a one-year contract with TPS, a club which he presented between 2002–2006.[1]

Hyyrynen was capped twice for the Finnish national team in friendly matches against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in March 2005 but was not called up since.[2]

In October 2017, he announced he would retire from professional football at the end of the season and would play his final match on 21 October.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hyyrynen return to TPS Archived 9 July 2012 at Archive.today (in Finnish)
  2. ^ International Friendly Matches 2005 RSSSF Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ Metsälä, Jesse (13 October 2017). "Lappeenrantalaissyntyinen Mikko Hyyrynen lopettaa pelaajauransa". Etelä-Saimaa (in Finnish). Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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