Mixu Paatelainen - Player Profile


Full Name:Mika Matti Petteri Paatelainen
Born:February 3rd, 1967 (Helsinki, Finland)
Height:6'
Position:Winger / Forward
Signed:October 30th, 1987 (£100,000)
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 173 appearances, 47 goals
Full Debut: October 31st, 1987 - Dundee United 2 - 3 St Mirren (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: October 31st, 1987 - Dundee United 2 - 3 St Mirren (League - Premier Division)
Also Played For:Aberdeen, Bolton Wanderers, Hibernian, St Johnstone, St Mirren, Wolverhampton Wanderers

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1991-92  Premier Division 20 (15) 9 0.26 0 0 45.7% 22.9% 31.4%
 1990-91  Premier Division 11 (15) 1 0.04 0 0 46.2% 23.1% 30.8%
 1989-90  Premier Division 37 (4) 9 0.22 0 0 39.0% 29.3% 31.7%
 1988-89  Premier Division 45 17 0.38 3 0 44.4% 33.3% 22.2%
 1987-88  Premier Division 24 (2) 11 0.42 2 0 38.5% 30.8% 30.8%
137 (36) 47 0.27

 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:
 Mar 21st, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 0
 Mar 17th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 0 - 1
 Mar 14th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 0
 Mar 7th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0
 Feb 29th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 29th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1
 Feb 11th, 1992 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2
 Jan 1st, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 0
 Dec 28th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 3
 Oct 26th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 3 - 1

Mixu signed from Valkeakosken Haka. He had played for his native Finland at Olympic and Under-21 level and went on to become a full internationmal. Mixu was very quickly established as a first team regular. In the 1988 Scottish Cup final he collected a runners-up medal and was top scorer in the next two seasons He continued to command a regular place in the squad for two more years. In March 1992 he moved on, joining Aberdeen for 400,000

 Goals Scored
Oct 31st, 1987 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 3 (45')
Nov 14th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 0 (67')
Dec 12th, 1987 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1 (23')
Jan 16th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 0 (22')
Jan 30th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Arbroath 7 - 0 (36')
Feb 27th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 1 (44')
Apr 13th, 1988 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (68')
Apr 30th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Morton 4 - 0 (44')
Apr 30th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Morton 4 - 0 (82')
Apr 30th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Morton 4 - 0 (15')
Apr 30th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Morton 4 - 0 (60')
Aug 16th, 1988 League Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 0 (118')
Aug 16th, 1988 League Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 0 (112')
Aug 24th, 1988 League Cup  (A)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 1 (71')
Sep 3rd, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (21')
Sep 3rd, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (69')
Sep 17th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 1 (70') p
Oct 8th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 0 (63')
Oct 8th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 0 (1')
Oct 29th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 1 (50')
Nov 5th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 0 (31')
Dec 17th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 0 (67') p
Jan 14th, 1989 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 5 - 0 (5')
Feb 18th, 1989 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (46') p
Feb 22nd, 1989 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (92') p
Feb 27th, 1989 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0 (82')
Mar 21st, 1989 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Rangers 2 - 2 (80')
Apr 29th, 1989 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 1 (49')
Aug 19th, 1989 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 4 (57')
Oct 31st, 1989 UEFA Cup  (H)  vs. Antwerp 3 - 2 (42')
Nov 4th, 1989 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 1 (12') p
Nov 25th, 1989 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 1 (89')
Dec 16th, 1989 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 1 (11')
Dec 23rd, 1989 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 1 (6') p
Jan 27th, 1990 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 2 - 3 (82') p
Feb 26th, 1990 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. QOS 2 - 1 (64')
Apr 7th, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 0 (80') p
Dec 8th, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 1 (59')
Aug 20th, 1991 League Cup  (H)  vs. Montrose 3 - 2 (74')
Sep 3rd, 1991 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 3 (57')
Oct 5th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 4 - 0 (84')
Oct 26th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 1 (81')
Dec 28th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 3 (16')
Jan 1st, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 0 (60')
Feb 11th, 1992 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2 (28')
Feb 29th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (39')
Feb 29th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (27')

 Hat-Tricks
Apr 30th, 1988 League  (A)  vs. Morton 4 - 0 (4 goals)