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Full name  Sami Ristila
1991–1996  Haka
Position  Midfielder
Years  Team
Height  1.79 m
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Football manager
Name  Sami Ristila

Date of birth  (1974-08-15) 15 August 1974 (age 41)
Manages  Kotkan Tyovaen Palloilijat

Place of birth  Valkeakoski, Finland

Rohkeutta, jätkämäisyyttä ja munaa!

Sami Ristilä (born 15 August 1974, in Valkeakoski) is a Finnish football manager and former player who is currently part of the Shamrock Rovers coaching team.


Player career

Ristilä played an important role in the Drogheda midfield and sometimes played up front. He has represented the Finland national side on two occasions. Before he joined Drogheda Ristilä played for MyPa, SC Neukirchen, FC Zwolle and FC Haka. He played three seasons with Zwolle in the Dutch Eerste divisie. In December 2008 he returned to FC Haka and signed a contract to 30 December 2011.

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He has played 247 games in the Veikkausliiga.

Manager career

Longest spell of his career was 2013-2016 with finnish club KTP. After 2015 season KTP got relegated from Veikkausliiga. Poor results continued the next year and Ristilä got replaced by his assistant coach in middle of the season on June 30 2016.

On 31 August 2016, he joined the coaching staff of Shamrock Rovers.



  • Veikkausliiga (1): 2004
  • Drogheda United

  • FAI Cup (1): 2005
  • Setanta Sports Cup (2): 2006, 2007
  • League of Ireland (1): 2007
  • References

    Sami Ristilä Wikipedia

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