Riku Riski - Player Profile


Full Name:Riku Olavi Riski
Born:August 16th, 1989 (Askainen, Finland)
Height:5' 9
Position:Striker
Signed:January 8th, 2016
First Manager:Mixu Paatelainen
Left Club:February 27th, 2016
Career Stats: 4 appearances
Debut (as sub): January 9th, 2016 - Airdrie United / Airdrieonians (new) 0 - 1 Dundee United (Scottish Cup - 4th Round)
Full Debut: January 15th, 2016 - Dundee United 1 - 4 Celtic (League - Premiership)

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2015/16  Premiership 1 (3) 0 - 0 0 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
1 (3) 0 -

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Jan 15th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 4
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

Starting his career at Maskun Palloseura, Riku eventually came through the youth system at TPS, making his debut in the Veikkausliiga aged just 16. Over the next few years he became a regular first team squad member, spending the 2007 season under the charge of Mixu Paatelainen. A regular in the starting line-up in 2010, he scored a last minute goal to help TPS win the Finnish Cup in September.

In January 2011, the midfielder joined Polish club Widzew Łˇdź on three-and-a-half year contract. Having played for the Finnish national under-21 side, he made his senior national team debut in February 2011 against Belgium. After finding it hard to hold down a regular place in Poland, Riki was loaned out to Írebro in Sweden on a six month deal, and in January 2012 he was transferred to H°nefoss in Norway on a three year deal. A regular scorer in the Tippeligaen during his two seasons with H°nefoss, Norway's most successful side Rosenborg signed him on a four year deal in December 2013.

During his time in Norway, he became a regular in the Finnish National side, playing in qualifiers for both the World Cup and the European Championships, and scored in a 1-1 draw with Wales in Cardiff. Although a regular in his first 16 months with Rosenborg, he was loaned out to Gothenburg in August 2015 for their last three months of the season, and played eleven times as they finished in 2nd place in the Allsvenskan.

In January 2016, United manager Mixu Paatelainen brought his former TPS and Finland player to Tannadice in a loan deal until the end of the season. After just a handful of appearances, Riku returned to his parent club at the end of February.

 Goals Scored
None.