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Full name  Ari Juhani Hjelm
Name  Ari Hjelm
Position  Forward
Years  Team
Spouse  Johanna Hjelm
Playing position  Forward
Height  1.81 m
Place of birth  Tampere, Finland
Role  Coach

Ari Hjelm Hjelm muistelee En voinut menn Kummolalle sanomaan
Date of birth  (1962-02-24) 24 February 1962 (age 53)
Current team  Tampere United (manager)

Ari Hjelm

Ari-Juhani Hjelm (born 24 February 1962 in Tampere) is a Finnish football coach and former player. He was the head coach of home-town club Tampere United in Finland's Veikkausliiga.


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A forward, Hjelm played in the German Bundesliga for Stuttgarter Kickers in the 1988–89 season. He also played in the 2. Bundesliga for Kickers (1989–90) and FC St. Pauli (1992–94). In Finland Hjelm represented FC Ilves (1981–88 and 1990–94) and HJK Helsinki (1995–96).

Hjelm earned 100 caps for the Finnish national team. He held the record for most caps for Finland a decade, before being overtaken by Jari Litmanen in 2006. He is also the fourth highest scorer for Finland with 20 goals. Hjelm is an honorary captain of the Finnish national team.

His son Jonne Hjelm is a player for FC Ilves.

As player

  • Veikkausliiga: 1983
  • Finnish Cup: 1990, 1996
  • Finnish Footballer of the Year: 1987
  • Honorary captain of the Finnish national team
  • As coach

  • Veikkausliiga: 2001, 2006, 2007
  • Finnish Cup: 2007
  • Finnish League Cup: 2009
  • References

    Ari Hjelm Wikipedia

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