Ilkka Mäkelä

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Ilkka Mäkelä
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-06-25) 25 June 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Elimäki, Finland
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
MyPa (Manager)
Senior career*
–1982 MP ? (?)
1983 FC Kuusysi 27 (12)
1984 MP 22 (7)
1985–1989 FC Haka 98 (13)
1988 FC Wettingen ? (?)
1990–1996 MP 159 (7)
1997–1999 RoPS 77 (2)
2000 FC Lahti 27 (0)
2001–2003 MYPA 7 (0)
National team
Finland U-21 15 (?)
Finland [1] 11 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2003 MyPa (player-assistant)
2004–2007 MyPa
2008–2010 FC Lahti
2011–2013 Finland U15
2011–2013 Finland U16
2011–2013 Finland U17
2015–2017 Mikkelin Palloilijat
2020– MyPa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ilkka Mäkelä (born 25 June 1963, in Elimäki) is a Finnish football manager, former player, and current manager of MyPa.


Coaching career

He was sacked after the 2010 season as FC Lahti were relegated to Ykkönen. On 20 December 2010 he signed a three-year contract with Finnish FA, taking the Finland's U15, U16 and U17 teams under his management. [2]

On 19 November 2019 MyPa confirmed, that Mäkelä would return as the club's manager for the 2020 season. [3]

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