Player Card Series: Teemu Pulkkinen and a Poisonous Left Foot


KaDy students will participate, as a representative of Finland, in the European Universities’ Futsal Championship held in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia this summer (July 18th – 25th). During the period before the tournament, will satisfy the desires of the gossip-thirsty public by publishing an informative player card of every team member one by one. Stay online – any day can be a new player card day!

Previously published player cards:

3# Kerkko Huhtanen
6# Jukka Kytölä
17# Arash Muridiyazd
1# Riku Pelkonen
11# Mikko Kytölä
13# Mikko Takala
Tero Kelhälä (headcoach)

8# Teemu Pulkkinen

Anonymous peer review: “Fast but not furious ‘Teme’ hides his predator qualities behind a modest mask. Direct and devastating, this left-footer’s only sign of humanity is an occasional arrogant lob.”


Date of birth: 20.05.1985.

Status: A player.

Height/weight: 180cm/73kg.

Clubs: STPS (2000-2004) KaDy (2007-08, 2009-10).

Major subject: Early childhood education (graduated in 2009).

KaDy-name(s): Teme, Demus.

Strengths as a futsal player? “Some kind of sneakyness and left foot.”

Interests outside futsal court? “The second best sport in the world: beach volley.”

Coach Tero Kelhälä asked you the following: "You've played both futsal and football at the highest level possible in Finland. Your club in football was JJK, a Veikkausliiga club from Jyväskylä. I would like to hear your prediction on the final result of a futsal game KaDy vs. JJK? Which current JJK players, in your opinion, would perform the best on futsal court?” “I think the game between KaDy and JJK would be very tight, but I`d like to think that Kady´s tactical superiority would make the difference. So, let’s say that KaDy would win 4-2. I`m sure that 'Topi' Latikka, Tommi Kari, 'Lada' Lahtinen and J-P Tuomanen would perform very well in futsal court, although they all are very different type of players.  And of course Mihaly Szerovay would be anytime or anywhere a worldclass futsal goalie...”

What have you always wanted to know about a KaDy player but have been too afraid to ask him? "'Smaug' Kytölä, you have done so much for the KaDy´s futsal team many years now. Every team should have a such hard working man like you! Where dou you get your energy and time to do all that, and a bit more, every season and every week? And by the way, what does your wife think about that?

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