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Pukki is of Finnish origin and is of White ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries, and his religion is Christianity. Teemu Eino Antero Pukki was born on March 29, 1990, in the southern part of the Kymenlaakso province on the Gulf of Finland to his mother Teija Pukki and father Tero Pukki.

He grew up in the Kotka town of Hovinsaari. Teemu Pukki grew up with two siblings who had a big influence on his happiness as a child. Having a football-obsessed father aided his decision to pursue football as a hobby from an early age.

Pukki got the chance to try out for his hometown club, HOPS (Hovinsaaren Palloseura), as a youth while living in Hovinsaari, Kotka.

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Teemu Pukki Biography

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  • Birthdat:

    March 29th,1990

  • Birthplace:

     Kotka, Finland

  • Length: 

    1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Team:

     Norwich City

  • Position: 

    striker

  • Number: 

    22

  • Nickname: 

    The Goat

  • Traits:

     Finisher

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Teemu Eino Antero Pukki (born March 29, 1990) is a Finnish striker who currently plays for Norwich City in the Championship and for the Finland national team. Pukki started his career with

KTP

and made his senior debut in a fifth-round match of the Finnish Cup on June 23, 2005, when he was 15 years old.

In 2008, he moved to

Sevilla

, where he only played one La Liga game for the first team before rejoining HJK in Finland. He later went on to compete in Germany's top leagues with Schalke 04, Scotland's Celtic, and Denmark's Brndby. In 2018, he joined Norwich City on a free transfer and was appointed EFL Championship Player of the Season for the 2018–19 season.

Pukki debuted for Finland in 2009 and has since amassed over 90 caps, scoring 30 goals. He is just 3 goals away from surpassing Jari Litmanen as Finland's all-time leading scorer. In Finland's UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, he scored ten goals in ten games, guiding the team to their first ever international tournament.

Teemu Pukki’s Club career

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  • 2006–2008:

    KTP

  • 2008–2010: 

    Sevilla

  • 2008–2010:

     Sevilla Atlético

  • 2010–2011: 

    HJK

  • 2011–2013:

     Schalke 04

  • 2013–2015: 

    Celtic

  • 2014–2015:

     → Brøndby (loan)

  • 2015–2018: 

    Brøndby

  • 2018 – : 

    Norwich City

KTP

Pukki started his football career as a child while living in Hovinsaari, Kotka, with HOPS (Hovinsaaren Palloseura). He joined his official hometown club, KTP, as a child and played for their under-19 team. At the age of 16, he made his first-team debut, and his performances won him a call-up to play for Finland's youth international teams.

In two seasons of first-team football, Pukki made 29 appearances in the Finnish Premier League (Veikkausliiga) and scored three goals.

Sevilla

Pukki joined Sevilla from KTP and was called up to the Sevilla first team for an away match against Real Madrid on December 7, 2008, but he was an unused replacement. On January 25, 2009, he made his La Liga debut against Racing at home.  He became dissatisfied with his position as a backup player for Sevilla Atlético and wanted to return to Finland.

HJK

Pukki agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with HJK of the Finnish Veikkausliiga on August 28, 2010. Pukki made his debut against IFK Mariehamn on August 30. In the following match against FF Jaro, he scored his first goal for HJK, which was his first goal in a league match in nearly two years. During the 2010 season, he appeared in seven games for HJK and scored two goals.

HJK and Pukki won the Finnish Veikkausliiga and won silver in the Finnish Cup at the end of the season.

During the 2011 season, he scored 11 goals and added eight assists in 18 league games, starting 13 of them. He was selected to the Veikkausliiga All Stars team in 2011.  Pukki also played an important role in HJK's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualification campaigns.

 He scored two goals against Bangor City and HJK's both goals in a 2–0 home win against FC Schalke 04. Pukki also scored HJK's only goal in the 6–1 away defeat against Schalke.

Schalke 04

Pukki signed a three-year deal with Schalke on August 31, 2011. He scored two goals in his first appearance for Schalke against Hannover 96 on November 6th. After Ari Hjelm and Pasi Rautiainen, he became the third Finn to score a brace in the German Bundesliga.

Celtic

Pukki signed a three-year deal with Schalke on August 31, 2011. Pukki joined

Celtic

on a four-year contract from FC Schalke 04 for an undisclosed fee on August 31, 2013. On 14 September 2013, he made his debut in a 3–1 victory over Hearts, and on 21 September, he made his home debut against St Johnstone. He scored against Hibernian on January 26, 2014.

Overall, Pukki's first season at Celtic was a disappointment, as he struggled with form and was unable to fill the vacuum created by Gary Hooper's departure at the start of the season. Pukki later admitted his lack of influence, acknowledging that he thought playing in Scotland would be "easier" than in Germany at first.

He found the speed and physical nature of the game in Scotland difficult to adjust to, and stated "Scottish football is not easy. It’s not a bad league at all".

Pukki scored his first Celtic hat trick in a pre-season friendly versus LASK Linz on July 8, 2014, in a 5–2 Celtic win. Pukki scored twice in Celtic's UEFA Champions League qualifying match against KR Reykjavik at Murrayfield Stadium; the match ended 4–0, with Celtic winning 5–0 on aggregate.

In the following qualifying round matches against Legia Warsaw, he failed to make an impression and was replaced at half-time in the league loss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 6 August 2014.

Brøndby

Pukki signed a one-year loan contract with

Brndby

IF in Denmark on September 1, 2014, with the option to purchase. He made his league debut 13 days later against Randers at home, and scored his first goal two weeks later in a 2–2 draw against Esbjerg away.

He went on to score four more goals in his next four appearances, winning him the Superliga Player of the Month award for October and finishing the season as the club's top scorer with nine goals. Pukki signed a three-year deal with Brndby for an undisclosed fee on June 19, 2015.

Pukki scored three goals in Brndby's 3–1 victory over Hertha BSC in the third round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League qualifiers on August 4, 2016, overcoming a 0–1 deficit from the first leg in Berlin.

He scored one goal against VPS in the first leg of the second qualifying round for the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League on July 13, 2017, and Brndby went on to win the match 2–0. Brndby IF lost Silkeborg IF 3–1 in the 2017–18 Danish Cup final on 10 May 2018. Since struggling to reach an agreement with the club on a new contract, he was released at the end of the 2017–18 season.

Norwich City

Pukki signed a three-year free transfer contract with

Norwich City

in the English Championship on June 30, 2018. On 4 August, he made his debut in a 2–2 draw at Birmingham City, and a week later, he scored his first goal in a 4–3 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Pukki netted eight goals in six straight games from January to February 2019, resulting in two goals in a 4–0 victory over

Bolton

Wanderers. This streak included two goals in a 3–0 victory over Ipswich Town in the East Anglian Derby on 10 February, which saw him overtake former Ipswich player Shefki Kuqi's 20 goals in 2004–05 to become the Finn with the most goals in a Championship season.

Pukki was voted EFL Championship Player of the Season in April 2019 and was named to the Championship Team of the Season for the 2018–19 season. He has won the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy after being voted Norwich City F.C. Player of the Season by Norwich City supporters for the 2018–19 season.

Pukki signed a new three-year deal with the Premier League newcomers on July 3, 2019. On the first day of the new season, he scored his first Premier League goal in a 4–1 away defeat to Liverpool. He scored a hat-trick against Newcastle United in a 3–1 win eight days later, Norwich's first Premier League hat-trick since Efan Ekoku against Everton in September 1993.

For the month of August he was named the Premier League Player of the Month, and the PFA Premier League Player of the Month.

Teemu Pukki’s International career

Pukki made his national team debut on February 4, 2009, when Stuart Baxter used him as a replacement in a friendly match against Japan in Tokyo. On March 22, 2013, he scored his fifth goal for his country, an equalizer in a 1–1 draw in World Cup qualifying against reigning world and European champions Spain.

Finland was promoted from League C to League A in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League. Pukki scored the only goal in both of Finland's first three matches, which included home and away matches against Hungary and Estonia. In the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers, Pukki scored ten goals to help Finland qualify for their first major tournament, the UEFA Euro 2020.

Teemu Pukki’s Career statistics

In this section of

top facts about Teemu Pukki

, we will take a look at his career stats both on the club and international level.

Club

Teemu Pukki played most of his domestic football in Finland with the exception of very brief spells in Euroup.

During a 16 years career at the club level between 2006 and 2021, Teemu Pukki has played a total of 455 matches for 8 different clubs. He has also scored 179 goals during these matches. His best years are with Brondby as he scored 72 goals for them in 164 matches.

International

Also during a 12 years career at International level from 2009, Teemu Pukki has played a total of 90 matches for Brazil national team. He has also scored 30 goals during these matches.

Teemu Pukki’s Honours

Sevilla Youth

  • Copa del Rey Juvenil de Fútbol: 

    2008

HJK

  • Veikkausliiga: 

    2010, 2011

  • Finnish Cup: 

    2011

Celtic

  • Scottish Premiership:

     2013–14

Brøndby IF

  • Danish Cup: 

    2017–18

Norwich City

  • EFL Championship: 

    2018–19

Individual

  • Veikkausliiga All Stars:

    2011

  • EFL Championship Player of the Season:

    2018–19

  • EFL Team of the Season:

    2018–19

  • PFA Team of the Year: 

    2018–19 Championship

  • Norwich City Player of the Season:

    2019

  • EFL Championship top scorer:

    2018–19

  • Premier League Player of the Month: 

    August 2019

  • Finnish Sports Personality of the Year:

    2019

  • Finnish Footballer of the Year:

    2019, 2020

  • EFL Championship Player of the Month:

    February 2021

Teemu Pukki transfer market stats

As for Teemu Pukki transfer market value, he is currently at his pinnacle. His market value is $7 million as was updated in March 2021. He had his highest market value on 10 Dec 2019.

He is not young and considering his age to achieve higher market values, he requires a serious acceleration in his quality of performance. Knowing him, we can assume that it won’t be difficult for Pukki.

Teemu Pukki’s Salary & Net Worth

Teemu Pukki has a fantastic net worth of 8 million Euros and this figure is around 7 million pounds. His net worth in dollars is 8.66 million dollars. 

His salary from Norwich is 1,424,888 Pounds per year. His wage per month is 133,333 Euros. It amounts to 0.09 Euros per second and 5.51 Euros per minute. His wage reached 330 Euros per hour and 7,932 Euros per day. He gets paid 32,520 Euros per week.

Pukki lives with his family in his apartment in Norwich. The Finnish footballer is also a competitive Go-Kart driver.

Teemu Pukki’s body measurement

Pukk has a very good physical body. He stands a height of 5ft 11 inches and weighs around 77kg. He has short blonde hair and grey eyes. Information regarding his exact body measurements is still not in public records.

The Finnish forward has no tattoos on his body.

Teemu Pukki’s Love Life

El Pugi tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend in the summer of 2019 in a private ceremony in their native land of Finland! The Finnish couple enjoying the day, far from the madding crowd, and among the midst of lovely sunshine and sparkling bubbles!

Pukki is a married man. He is married to a beautiful woman who goes by the name Kirsikka Laurikko.

Judging from their social media posts, it appears that Pukki and Kirsikka tied the knots in June 2019 in what appeared to be a closed or private ceremony. They had a child in December 2017 and both parents pride themselves in celebrating their happy moments together.

Teemu and Kirsikka Pukki married in Hanko. Norwich and Owl Paint Cannon posted a delicate image of the couple's wedding anniversary then. The pair married in Hanko's seascape during the summer. "Thank you for always being the ideal mom.

My dear, I wish you a happy first wedding anniversary." In the caption, By Pukki!

He continued: "Happy first wedding day, my love." National team member Perparim Hetemaj, midfielder Sakari Mattila, goalkeeper Niki Mäenpää, and defender Juhani Ojala were among the guests at the couple's wedding.

He has a daughter, and her name is Olivia. She is an angel and she is two years old. He loves to spend time with his angel. He has uploaded lots of adorable picture on his Instagram account, and his daughter is sleeping beside him. He is kissing on her head and it is a dream for any dad’s out there.

He captioned it as a love sign, and this picture was uploaded on his Instagram account on 16th March 2018.

Teemu Pukki‘s Social media

Just like so many other people using social media platforms as an opportunity to speak their minds and to communicate with a wide audience around the world, he has not rejected being a part of this community.

We know for sure that a player like Teemu Pukki needs to be active on social media because it is part of the public image. Being an aspiring football player comes with fandom, so it is vital to keep the fans excited about everything happening with their favorite players. he surely is not an exception in this matter.

His primary social media platforms are Instagram and Twitter, especially Instagram. His Instagram has 209k followers, among which there are some famous football players. He usually posts pictures about his professional life, which seems to be the only important thing to him right now.

This is an interesting fact about Teemu Pukki that he always posts pictures about important events and those that are special to him. If you are interested to see his posts, you can follow him here: 

@elpugi

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