Timi Lahti

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Timi Lahti
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Timi Lahti with VPS in 2018.
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Jyväskylä, Finland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Lahti
Number 2
Youth career
1995–2006 JJK
2007 FC Haka
2007–2010 Padova
Senior career*
2010 Padova 0 (0)
2010Belluno (loan) 19 (0)
2010–2011 FC Haka 24 (0)
2011Belluno (loan) 9 (0)
2011−2013 HJK 33 (0)
2014–2019 VPS 140 (7)
2020– FC Lahti 21 (2)
National team
2008 Finland U18 8 (0)
2009 Finland U19 7 (0)
2010–2012 Finland U21 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 23:16, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Timi Lahti (born 28 June 1990) is a Finnish footballer currently playing for Finnish Veikkausliiga club FC Lahti.



Club career

A product of his local club JJK, Lahti finished his grooming at FC Haka. In 2007, he was signed by Italian club Padova, where he stayed for three years and only played for the club's youth team. In January 2010, he joined A.C. Belluno 1905 on loan from Padova where he had a successful loan stint in Serie D with 19 appearances. [1]

However, in 2010 Lahti decided to return to Finland was signed a two-year contract with his former club Haka. However, he returned to A.C. Belluno 1905 on loan in December 2010 when the Finnish league had ended. [2] In August 2011 he was loaned to the reigning Finnish champions, HJK with an option-to-buy after the season. He made his debut for HJK on 18 August 2011 playing as a starter against Schalke 04 in the Europa League playoff round as the Finns won by 2–0.[ citation needed ]

After his loan expired after the 2011 season he was signed permanently by HJK on a 2+1 year-contract. [3]

During his time with the Helsinki side Lahti won three consecutive Finnish league championships from 2011 to 2013. On 1 November 2013 he was signed by his current club VPS on a 2+1 year-contract. [4] He left the club at the end of the 2019 and joined FC Lahti for the 2020 season, signing a deal until the end of 2021. [5]

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