|Date of birth||23 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Lahti, Finland|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Left Back|
|2008–2010||Go Ahead Eagles||46||(3)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 10 September 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 January 2020
Kari Arkivuo (born 23 June 1983), is a Finnish professional football defender who can play as left back and right back. Arkivuo plays for Finnish side FC Lahti and represents Finland national team.Arkivuo was born in Lahti, Finland where he played for the local teams before moving to Sandefjord at age 22 in 2006.
Arkivuo made his international debut for Finland in November 2005, at the age of 22.
A product of his local FC Kuusysi, Arkivuo made his senior debut for FC Lahti on 3 May 2001 against Inter. He was able to appear in four league matches during his debut season, scoring once in the process. Arkivuo went on to make total of 101 league appearances and 12 goals for Lahti during his five-year stay.
On 2006 he signed a three-year contract with Sandefjord in the Norwegian Premier League. He started his first season well, but suffered an injury in May and had to join Sandefjord's reserve team in order to gain play time. After season 2007 Sandefjord was relegated to Adeccoligaen. After just one season in the second tier Sandefjord returned to Tippeligaen.
After struggling with injuries and facing a relegation with Sandefjord, Arkivuo left the club and joined the Eerste Divisie side Go Ahead Eagles in 2009.
During the summer 2010 it was announced that Arkivuo had signed a 1+3 year-contract with Allsvenskan side BK Häcken.
In October 2019 it was announced that Arkivuo would be returning to play for FC Lahti in Veikkausliiga.
After playing 15 times for the Finland U21, Arkivuo made his national team debut on 12 November 2005 in a friendly match against Estonia and went on scoring in the 2−2 home draw.After appearing mostly in friendlies, Arkivuo was called up by national coach Mixu Paatelainen for the Euro 2012 qualifying matches, where he has been playing as a right back. After the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifications he established himself as a regular in the national team and has appeared in every qualification campaign since.
He is commonly known by the nickname Arkikari amongst the supporters of Finland national team.[ citation needed ]
|FC Lahti Total||101||12||0||0||0||0||101||12|
|Go Ahead Eagles|
|Go Ahead Eagles Total||44||3||4||0||0||0||48||3|
|1.||12 November 2005||2−2||Friendly|
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