Timo Furuholm (born 11 October 1987), is a Finnish professional football Forward who plays for Finnish Veikkausliiga side Inter Turku and represents Finland national team. Furuholm was born in Pori, Finland where he started his senior career in local FC Jazz. He made his Veikkausliiga debut at age 15 in 2003. He is the son of former Finnish footballer and current Eurosport commentator, Tapio Furuholm.
Timo Furuholm during a match in 2018 in Turku
|Date of birth||11 October 1987|
|Place of birth||Pori, Finland|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2013||→ Hallescher FC (loan)||16||(8)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 July 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2014
Furuholm made his international debut for Finland in January 2010, at the age of 22.
In 2003, Furuholm made his Veikkausliiga debut for FC Jazz, playing against FF Jaro at the age of 16. At the time, he was the youngest player ever to make an appearance in the Finnish top flight. In 2004, he played for another Pori based team, Musan Salama in the third level, making 21 appearances and scoring 17 goals.
In 2005, he signed with Inter Turku. He has since suffered from multiple injuries. During the 2007 season he made 14 appearances and two goals for Inter. In the next season he missed three months because of a knee injury, and was only able to make nine appearances and four goals. The following season he was finally able to play the whole season without injuries, making in total of 23 appearances and scoring impressive 11 league goals. He however missed almost the whole 2010 season as he injured himself in the early days of the season (only four appearances, no goals). The 2011 season was finally his breakthrough, as he went on scoring 22 league goals and only losing by one goal to Kimmo Tarkkio and Valeri Popovitch as the record goalscorer in Veikkausliiga. After the 2011 season, his contract with Inter expired and he became a free agent.
On 10 January 2012, it was announced that 2. Fußball-Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf had signed Furuholm, with a contract running until June 2014. A year later, he signed for Hallescher FC on loan, joining his compatriot, Kristian Kojola. He scored two minutes into his debut for the club, a 1–1 draw with Stuttgarter Kickers, and ended the season with eight goals, making him Halle's top scorer for the season.
On 26 August 2013, Hallescher FC made the move permanent and announced they had signed Furuholm on a two-year deal. During season 2013–14 he scored 12 goals and was the best scorer of his team and eight best in the league.
Return to Inter TurkuEdit
On 7 December 2016 it was announced that Furuholm would return to Inter Turku.
Furuholm made his international debut for the Finnish national team in January 2010, as he came from the bench to replace Hermanni Vuorinen in a friendly match against South Korea at Málaga, Spain. He scored his first national goal on 10 August 2011 in a friendly against Latvia and second goal on 20 February 2012 in match against Austria. He was chosen for the starting line up for the first time on 25 May 2012 in a match against Turkey.
Furuholm is married and has a daughter who was born in February 2014.
|Club||Season||League||Domestic Cups [a]||Europe[b]||Total|
|Fortuna Düsseldorf||2011-12||2. Bundesliga||9||0||0||0||0||0||9||0|
|Hallescher FC||2012-13||3. Liga||16||8||0||0||0||0||16||8|
|1.||10 August 2011||Riga||Latvia||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|2.||29 February 2012||Klagenfurt||Austria||1–3||1–3||Friendly|
Honours and achievementsEdit
- Saxony-Anhalt Cup: 2015, 2016
- "Timo Furuholm". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "Fortuna verpflichtet Stürmer Timo Furuholm" [Furuholm joins Düsseldorf] (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "Willkommen zurück! Timo Furuholm unterschreibt Zweijahresvertrag" (in German). Hallescher FC. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Summary – 3. Liga". Soccerway. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- "Maalitykki Furuholm palaa FC Interiin" (in Finnish). Inter Turku. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Etelä-Korea kaatoi Huuhkajat" (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. 18 January 2010. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "Mika Ojala A-maajoukkueen valopilkku Itävallassa" (in Finnish). fcinter.fi. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "17-vuotias debytoi Huuhkajissa lauantaina" (in Finnish). Ilta-Sanomat. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- "Kulttiasemassa Hallescherissa" (in Finnish). Turun Sanomat. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Timo Furuholm". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Timo Furuholm". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Timo Furuholm" (in Finnish). palloliitto.fi. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- Timo Furuholm at National-Football-Teams.com