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Mika Aaltonen
Personal information
Date of birth 16 November 1965 (1965-11-16) (age 44)
Place of birth    Turku, Finland
Height Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1982–1987
1987
1988
1988–1989
1989–1990
1990–1993
1993–1994
1994
TPS
Internazionale
Bellinzona
Bologna
Hertha BSC
TPS
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
TPV
86 (14)
00 0(0)
14 0(3)
03 0(0)
12 0(0)

11 0(3)
   
National team
1988–1994
Finland

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Mika Aaltonen (born 16 November 1965) is a former Finnish football (soccer) player. His position was an attacking central midfielder. He also played for the Finnish national team.

During his career (1982–1994) he played in Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Israel for TPS, Internazionale, Bellinzona, Bologna, Hertha BSC, Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. and Tampereen Pallo-Veikot. He finished his career at a relatively young age because of a persisten ankle injury, and because concetrating more on his studies. Aaltonen studied throughout his playing career, and after retiring from football, he holds a doctorate degree in economics.

Aaltonen is best remembered for a suberb goal scored against Italian goalkeeper Walter Zenga in UEFA Cup in 1987 during a match between Turun Palloseura and Inter Milan at the San Siro stadium in Milan.[1] This goal more or less earned him a transfer to Inter shortly afterwards.

Recommended reading

  • Jalkapallon Pikkujättiläinen (WSOY 2003) ISBN 978-951-0-27037-0 (in Finnish)

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