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Who is Teemu Pukki? Check out his Biography and Personal Life 

 April 26, 2021

Who is Teemu Pukki? Check out his Biography and Personal Life

Facts of Teemu Pukki

Full Name:Teemu Pukki
Birth Date:March 20, 1990
Age:32 years
Gender:Male
Profession:Footballer
Country:Finland
Horoscope:Pisces
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
WifeKirsikka Laurikko
MarriedKirsikka Laurikko (2019)
Salary$389k
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorLight Brown
Birth PlaceKotka
StatusMarried
NationalityFinnish
EthnicityMixed
FatherTero Pukki
MotherTeija Pukki
Instagram Teemu Pukki Instagram
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Teemu Pukki is a Finnish professional footballer who debuted internationally for Finland in 2009 and won the Copa del Rey Juvenil de Futbol championship in 2008 as a member of Sevilla.

What is the Age of Teemu Pukki?

Teemu Pukki opened his eyes as Teemu Eino Antero Pukki on 29th March 1990, in Kotka, Finland. As of 2019, his age is 29 years old while his horoscope is Aries. He is the son of Teija Pukki (mother) and Tero Pukki (father).

Teemu holds a Finnish nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnical background.

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Club Career

Teemu began his football career in childhood in Hovinsaaren Palloseura (HOPS) while living in Hovinsaari, Kotka. As a youth, he joined his official hometown club, KTP, and made his debut for the first team at 16 years old. In two seasons of first-team football, he made 29 appearances in the Finnish Premier League and scored three goals.

Sevilla

In the year 2008, Sevilla welcomed Pukki into the fold after he left his native KTP and signed for the new team on a three-and-a-half-year deal. After that, he was called up for their first team for the away match against Real Madrid on 7th December 2008. Teemu received his La Liga debut at home against Racing on 25th January 2009. Further, he found himself unused in Sevilla playing mostly for the reserve side Sevilla Atletico and he decided to return to Finland.

HJK Helsinki

On 28th August 2010, Teemu signed a three-and-half-year contract with the Finnish Veikkausliiga club HJK. During season 2010, Teemu managed to play in seven games and score two goals for HJK in the 2010 season. During season 2011 Pukki scored 11 goals and notched eight assists in 18 league matches out of which he was in the starting lineup in 13. Teemu was a key figure in both HJK’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualifications.

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Schalke 04

In August 2011, during the Europa League qualifier, he scored three goals in two matches against FC Schalke 04. On 31st August 2011, Teemu joined Schalke on a three-year contract. Further, he became the third Finn to score a brace in the German Bundesliga, after Ari Hjelm and Pasi Rautiainen. On 6th November 2011, as he debuted in the starting 11 against Hannover 96, he scored two goals for Schalke.

Salary

Teemu Pukki earns through his salary of $389k as of 2022 nnually according to his new deal with Norwich City and other various deals

Who is Teemu Pukki Wife?

Teemu Pukki tied the wedding knot to his wife Kirsikka Laurikko in June 2019 after dating for some years. Before marriage, they also had a child together in the year 2017. As of now, the entire family is celebrating their happy moments together.

Teemu Pukki with his wife, Kirsikka Laurikko and their child
Caption: Teemu Pukki with his wife, Kirsikka Laurikko and their child
Photo: Instagram

Height & Weight

Teemu Pukki stands at a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches while his body weight is around 78 kg. Pukki has light brown colored hair while his eyes are dark brown in color.

Teemu is active on some sorts of social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook.

His Home Leauge Career

On 31st August 2013, he signed a four-year deal with Celtic from FC Schalke 04 for an undisclosed fee. Moreover, he struggled to make an impact on the next qualifying round matches against Legia Warsaw. On 6th August 2014, he was substituted at half-time in the league defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. On 1st September 2014, Teemu signed a one-year loan deal with an option to buy with Danish side Brøndby IF.

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Teemu Pukki, Finnish footballer
Caption: Teemu Pukki, Finnish footballer (Photo: Instagram)

After failing to agree to a new deal with the club, he was released at the end of the 2017–2018 season. With his blistering start to 2019/2020, Teemu has cemented his place as a Norwich City legend and is extremely popular in Norwich and across the world. He signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League newcomers on 3rd July 2019.

International Career

  • On 4th February 2009, he debuted in the Finland national team when Stuart Baxter used him as a substitute against Japan in a friendly match played in Tokyo.
  • Further, Teemu scored his fifth goal for his country on 22nd March 2013, scoring the equalizer as Finland recorded a 1–1 draw at the reigning world and European champions Spain in World Cup qualifying.
  • Prior to debuting with Finland’s senior national team, Temmu logged time with their under-17, under-19, and under-21 teams.
  • In the 2018–2019 UEFA Nations League, Finland won promotion from League C. Temmu scored the only goal of each of the Finns’ first three matches, at home against Hungary and home and away to Estonia.

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