Toni Lehtinen

Toni Pekka Lehtinen (born 5 May 1984) is a Finnish football manager and former player. He is currently the head coach of JJK.[2] Lehtinen was the manager of SJK alongside Brian Page in 2017, because Manuel Roca was sacked.

Toni Lehtinen
Personal information
Full name Toni Pekka Lehtinen
Date of birth (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 38)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland[1]
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
0000–2000 TP-Seinäjoki
2000–2002 Peterborough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 TP-Seinäjoki 19 (3)
2003–2008 FC Haka 130 (50)
2009 Levadiakos FC 9 (0)
2009–2010 FC Aarau 8 (0)
2010 FC Haka 6 (1)
2011 IFK Mariehamn 30 (7)
2012−2016 SJK 117 (39)
National team
2004–? Finland 3 (0)
Teams managed
2017 SJK Akatemia (player-coach)
2017-2018 SJK (assistant)
2018-2019 SJK Akatemia (assistant)
2020 SJK U19
2021 SJK Akatemia
2021 SJK (assistant)
2022- JJK
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 November 2015

Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Lehtinen has previously played for TP-Seinäjoki and was a youth player at English club Peterborough United. He returned to TP-Seinäjoki in 2002.

FC HakaEdit

Toni signed for FC Haka in 2003. He won the Veikkausliiga in 2004 and finished runners up in 2007. He finished as the second highest scorer in the Veikkausliiga in 2004, 2007 and 2008 with 11 league goals in each of those seasons. He won the Veikkausliiga Rookie of the Year award in 2004. He won the Finnish Cup in 2005.

Levadiakos FC, FC AarauEdit

He joined the Greek club Levadiakos FC in the Super League Greece in January 2009,[3] and joined FC Aarau in the Swiss Super League later that year after the Greek season had ended.

Return to FinlandEdit

He returned to FC Haka after the 09/10 season with FC Aarau had finished. Signed for IFK Mariehamn in January 2011.

After only one season with IFK, he left the Mariehamn-based club and signed a five-year contract with SJK in Ykkönen.

International careerEdit

Toni made his debut for the Finnish national team against Bahrain in December 2004. He has made 3 appearances for his country.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mina vänner 2011: Toni Lehtinen
  2. ^ "JJK Jyväskylä – Toni Lehtisestä JJK:n tuleva päävalmentaja".
  3. ^ http://footballinfinland.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/toni-lehtinen-signs-for-levadiakos/ Toni Lehtinen signs for Levadiakos – Football in Finland-

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