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Teemu Pukki 

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Norwich Career: 2018-  (46 appearances, 30 goals)
Current Club: Norwich City
Date of Birth: 29/03/1990 (Kotka, Finland)
Nationality: Finnish


Finnish international forward Teemu Pukki joined Norwich on 30th June 2018 on a free transfer. He signed a three year contract.

Pukki began his career as a youth at his hometown club, KTP, playing for their under-19 side. He made his debut for the first team at 16 years old and his performances saw him called up to play for Finland's youth international sides. He made 29 appearances in the Finnish Premier League, scoring twice before moving to Seville in 2008. He made 17 appearances and scored three goals for the Spanish side' reserve team but just once for the first team and so returned to Finland in August 2010, signing for HJK.

He scored 13 goals in 25 games for HJK, playing also in the Champions League and Europa League. After scoring three goals in two games in the Europa League against German side FC Schalke O4, they signed him on 31st August 2011. He would go on to make 37 appearances, scoring eight goals.

He transferred to Celtic on 31st Augist 2013 to replace Gary Hooper. Howeber he didn't settle and had a disappointing season. He made just 26 appearances before moving to Danish side Brondby on 1st September 2014. He scored 45 goals in 98 games but left after failing to agree a new deal.

Capped by Finland at Under-17, Under-18 and Under-21 level. He made his full Finland debut against Japan on 4th February 2009. At the time of his transfer to Norwich, he had 64 caps and 12 goals (the first coming against Turkey in May 2012)

Pukki made his Norwich debut on the opening day of the 2018/19 season (4th August 2018) away at Birmingham City. The game finished 2-2. Pukki scored his first goal for Norwich in the 4-3 home defeat to West Brom on 11th August 2018. He followed that up with a goal against Stevenage in the League Cup (14th August) and against Preston (22nd August) thus scoring in his first three home games.

On 26th March 2019, Pukki, along with Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis, were named in the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Season. The team was voted on by all 24 managers and head coaches from the Championship, with City having the highest representation in the eleven with three, ahead of Leeds United (2) and Sheffield United (2). Pukki finished the season with 30 goals winning him the Championship Goldern Boot as Norwich won the Championship and promotion to the Premier League. He also won the Barry Butler Player of the Season award.

His goalscoring form continued into the Premier League with Pukki scoring at Anfield against Liverpool on 9th August 2019 before scoring a hat-trick against Newcastle on 17th August 2019; the first Canary to score a top tier hat-trick since Efan Ekku against Everton in September 1993.

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