Joel Pohjanpalo - Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Current Team, Contract, Position, Girlfriend, Dating, Age, Nationality, Family, Height, Parents, Facts, Wiki
The 26 years old, Joel Julius Ilmari Pohjanpalo famed as Joel Pohjanpalo is a Finnish professional football striker (position). At present, Joel is playing for the current team, Union Berlin on loan from Bayer Leverkusen, and also he represents the Finland national team. On 30th September 2020, he joined Union Berlin on loan for the 2020-2021 season. Initially, he started playing football for hometown club HJK, before being loaned out at age nineteen in 2013. He made his international debut for Finland in November 2012, at the age of eighteen, and has since made over thirty appearances, including playing in matches for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Recently, on 12th June 2021, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Denmark in the UEFA Euro 2020, to grant his country their first goal and win in a major competition.
Finland 1-0 Denmark, Euro 2020: Joel Pohjanpalo gives Finns maiden EURO win
A second-half goal from Joel Pohjanpalo helped the competition debutants Finland clinch a 1-0 win over Denmark at Copenhagen on 12th June 2021. The match was suspended after Eriksen collapsed towards the end of the first half and was given CPR by medics as his teammates formed a ring around him before he was carried off on a stretcher and both teams left the pitch. The game was stopped for one hour and 45 minutes but resumed after the Danish Football Association announced that Eriksen was awake and stable in hospital and both sets of players told soccer's European governing body UEFA they wanted to continue. Denmark dominated the match before and after the traumatic incident, but Finland striker Joel Pohjanpalo headed home the winner on the hour with his side's only attempt of the game.
- Being a Finnish football striker.
- Playing for Union Berlin on loan from Bayer Leverkusen.
- For his victorious goal in UEFA Euro 2020 against Denmark on 12th June 2021.
What is the Nationality of Joel Pohjanpalo?
Born with the real name of Joel Julius Ilmari Pohjanpalo, his born date is 13th September 1994 in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. Born to the parents of Finland, he holds Finnish nationality and he belongs to Finnish-White ethnicity. Virgo is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. His present age is 26 as of 2020. Regarding the details about his parents, he has not been disclosed anything yet. Whereas it is known that, he has a sibling, a younger brother.
How was the Football Career of Joel Pohjanpalo?
- Joel started playing football with the team, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi.
- In 2011, he appeared with the reserve team (Klubi-04) when he was 16.
- On 26th October 2011, he made his Veikkausliiga debut match against RoPS.
- For his first season with Klubi-04, he made 21 appearances, scored a record-breaking 33 league goals, and was awarded as the series player of the season.
- On 7th December 2011, he signed a new contract with HJK keeping him in the Finnish capital until 2015.
- On 15th April 2012, he made his HJK's first league match of the 2012 Veikkausliiga season where he scored a hat-trick within the space of three minutes (162 seconds) against IFK Mariehamn.
- He finished the 2012 season at HJK with 19 goals in 42 games in all competitions.
- Then, he was loaned to German Bundesliga team, Bayer Leverkusen on 1st September 2013. The team, Bayer Leverkusen then loaned him to 2. Bundesliga team VfR Aalen.
- He started thirteen matches and appeared as a substitute in a further nine, scoring five goals at Aalen.
- He renewed his contract in April 2014 with HJK, extending it to 2018.
- He was voted the 2. Bundesliga Player of the Month in October 2014, following a hat-trick against Darmstadt 98.
- Leverkusen then announced that they had exercised their option to permanently sign Pohjanpalo on 21st March 2016.
- For the team, he made his debut in their opening game of the 2016-2017 Bundesliga season against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 27th August 2016.
- He joined Hamburger SV on loan for the rest of the 2019-2020 season.
- On 30th September 2020, Pohjanpalo joined Union Berlin on loan for the 2020-2021 season.
How was the International Career of Joel Pohjanpalo?
- Moving towards his international career, Joel made his debut for the Finland U21 side at the age of 17 on 5 June 2012 against Slovenia.
- On 14th November 2012, he made his senior national team debut against Cyrpus replacing Teemu Pukki.
- He made his UEFA European Championship qualification match debut on 7 September 2014 in a match against the Faroe Islands.
- On 12th June 2021, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Denmark in the UEFA Euro 2020 to grant his country their first goal and win in a major competition. Finland will next face Russia on 16th June 2021.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
- Finnish League Division 2, Group A: 2011
- Veikkausliiga: 2012, 2013
- Finnish League Division 2 Top scorer: 2011
- Finnish League Division 2 Group A Player of the Season: 2011
Who is Joel Pohjanpalo Girlfriend?
Joel Pohjanpalo is not married yet and he is still to get married. He is not single at present but he is currently in a relationship. He is dating his beautiful girlfriend whose name is still a mystery as he has not openly revealed anything about their love life. Only the fact is known that she is from Germany. More details regarding their affairs and how their love started are still to get disclosed yet. However, the couple is enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
What is Joel Pohjanpalo Net Worth?
Professional footballer, Joel Pohjanpalo's net worth is estimated to have $3 Million. His current market value is €2.50 Million as of 2021. His career earnings/annual salary from his present club, Bayer 04 Leverkusen is £936,000 as of 2021. Back in 2020, he made an annual salary of £884,000 from his team, Bayer Leverkusen. Similarly, he made an annual salary of £884,000 as of 2019, £624,000 as of 2018, £624,000 as of 2017, £317,200 as of 2016, and £317,200 as of 2015. His weekly salary at present is £18,000. His major source of wealth comes from his football career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He is living a cool lifestyle from his earnings.
How tall is Joel Pohjanpalo?
With an athletic body build, Joel Pohjanpalo stands tall at the perfect height of 1.84 m and his balanced weight consists of 79 KG. His other body measurement is unknown at the moment. Being a footballer, he maintained his body a lot by doing frequent exercise.
Trivias About Joel Pohjanpalo You Need To Know.
- Joel Pohjanpalo's birth name is Joel Julius Ilmari Pohjanpalo.
- On 30th September 2020, he joined Union Berlin on loan for the 2020-2021 season.
- He started playing football for hometown club HJK, before being loaned out at age nineteen in 2013.
- He made his international debut for Finland in November 2012.
- Virgo is his Zodiac sign.