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Petri Pasanen (born September 24, 1980 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays for Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga. He is a defender who is most comfortable in central defence, but can also play at right back. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Location within Finland Lahti (Lahtis in Swedish) is a Finnish city of 98,253 inhabitants (2003), bordering the Vesijärvi lake. ... Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) The Current Rules of the Game (LOTG) The Rec. ... Sportverein Werder Bremen is one of the major Football clubs playing in the Bundesliga. ... The official Bundesliga logo. ... In association football (soccer), a defender is a player whose position of play is behind the midfielders and first and foremost provide support to the goalkeeper. ... In the sport of football (soccer), each of the eleven players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... In the sport of football (soccer), each of the eleven players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ...


Pasanen became a regular for FC Lahti during the club's promotion season in 1998. During the next two seasons he made 42 appearances for the club in Finland's Veikkausliiga. Many of Europe's top clubs had become interested in the promising Pasanen, and in the summer of 2000 he joined Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam. He became a regular in the Ajax defence in his first season, but his progress was halted when he broke his foot in August 2001, and had to miss most of the 2001–2002 season. Next season he was a regular again as Ajax reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. He fell out of favour at Ajax in 20032004, and spent the second half of the season on loan at Portsmouth in the English Premiership. FC Lahti is a Finnish football club, based in the town of Lahti. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Veikkausliiga is the premier division of Finnish football (soccer), comprising the top 14 clubs of the country. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced Ah-yahx), is a football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Champions League logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Founded in 1898, Portsmouth Football Club are an English association football club, based in the south coast city port of Portsmouth. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... FA Premier League logo The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship/legal reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) is a league competiton for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football league system (above...


Pasanen was then signed by reigning German champions Werder Bremen in the summer of 2004. He has since become the leader of the club's defence, helping them to third place in the Bundesliga and the second round of the Champions League last season.


Pasanen is also a regular for the Finnish national team. He made his international debut on November 15, 2000 against Ireland. Pasanen has mostly played at right back for Finland, as the team lacks quality players for that position, but has other capable central defenders, such as Sami Hyypiä and Hannu Tihinen. First International Finland 2 - 5 Sweden (Helsinki, Finland; October 22, 1911) Largest win Finland 10 - 2 Estonia (Helsinki, Finland; August 11, 1922) Worst defeat Germany 13 - 0 Finland (Leipzig, Germany; September 1, 1940) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - European Championship Appearances none (First in -) Best result - The... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... Sami Tuomas Hyypiä (born October 7, 1973 in Porvoo) is a Finnish footballer who plays for Liverpool F.C. in the English Premiership. ... Hannu Tihinen (born July 1, 1976 in Keminmaa) is a Finnish football player who currently plays for RSC Anderlecht in Belgium. ...


Honours

  • Dutch championship: 2001/02
  • Dutch Cup: 2001/02

External links

  • Profile at www.werder-online.de
  • FootballDatabase provides Petri Pasanen's profile and stats

  Results from FactBites:
 
Petri Pasanen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
Petri Pasanen (born September 24, 1980 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays for Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga.
Pasanen became a regular for FC Lahti during the club's promotion season in 1998.
Pasanen still became Dutch champion with Ajax in 2001–2002, and next season he was a regular again as Ajax reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Petri Pasanen - definition of Petri Pasanen in Encyclopedia (183 words)
Petri Pasanen is a Finnish Association Football player, born in Lahti in 1980.
A talented defender, Pasanen began his career at local club FC Lahti.
Pasanen is a regular for the Finnish national team.
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