Petri Helin

Date of birth13 December 1969
Place of birthHelsinki
NationalityFinnish
Weight83 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Helin joined Second Division Luton Town from FC Jokerit during the Scandinavian close season and made a fine debut for the Hatters, scoring a late equaliser to save a point at Bury. He added stability in the centre of the park and featured regularly apart from a short absence in the new year with a foot problem. An experienced right-sided midfield player he distributes the ball accurately and can deliver a fine defence-splitting pass. Helin added to his tally of caps during his stay at Kenilworth Road when he came on for his country from the subs' bench in the closing stages of the World Cup qualifier against England at Anfield. Helin has previously played for Ikast, PPT Pon and HJK Helsinki. After a three month loan spell in Turkey, Helin's contract at Stockport County was cancelled at the end of the 2001-02 season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
PPT Pori
HJK Helsinki
Ikast
Viborg FF
PK-35
FC Jokerit 02 Nov 2000
Luton Town 02 Nov 2000 18 Jul 2001
Stockport County 20 Jul 2001 30 Jun 2002
Denizlispor 02 Feb 2002 07 May 2002 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 FC Jokerit UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
2000-01 Luton Town FA Cup 3
2000-01 Luton Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Luton Town League Division 2 23
1
1
2001-02 Stockport County FA Cup
1
2001-02 Stockport County League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Stockport County League Division 1 10
3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Jul 1999 West Ham United v FC Jokerit L 1-0 Intertoto Cup 3rd round 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Finland A v OT 1
1989-90 Finland OT 2
1
1990-91 Finland OT 1
1990-91 Finland OT v A 1
1991-92 Finland International Friendly 1
1994-95 Finland International Friendly 3
1
1994-95 Finland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1999-00 Finland International Friendly
2
1999-00 Finland Kings Cup 2
1
1
1999-00 Finland Nordic Championships 1
1
2000-01 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
1
2000-01 Finland International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Finland Four Team Tournament, Bahrain 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Mar 1990 Sweden v Finland L 3-1 OT
15 May 1990 Greece v Finland D 2-2 OT
28 May 1990 Finland v Japan D 0-0 A v OT
11 Sep 1990 Finland v Portugal L 0-1 OT
30 Sep 1990 Finland v Estonia D 0-0 OT v A
12 Feb 1992 Turkey v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Oct 1994 Estonia v Finland W 0-7 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 Finland v Faroe Islands W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
30 Nov 1994 Spain v Finland L 2-0 International Friendly
14 Dec 1994 Finland v San Marino W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
16 Feb 1995 Trinidad and Tobago v Finland D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 San Marino v Finland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
26 Apr 1995 Faroe Islands v Finland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 8
11 Jun 1995 Finland v Greece W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
31 Jan 2000 Faroe Islands v Finland W 0-1 NORDIC CUP
02 Feb 2000 Finland v Iceland L 0-1 NORDIC CUP
20 Feb 2000 Thailand v Finland D 0-0 KINGS CUP
23 Feb 2000 Estonia v Finland W 2-4 KINGS CUP
25 Feb 2000 Finland v Brazil W 3-0 Kings Cup
26 Apr 2000 Poland v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Latvia v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 Greece v Finland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Feb 2001 Luxembourg v Finland W 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 England v Finland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
25 Apr 2001 Hungary v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Albania v Finland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
05 Sep 2001 Finland v Greece W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Oct 2001 Germany v Finland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
04 Jan 2002 Bahrain v Finland W 0-2 FOUR TEAM TOURNAMENT, BAHRAIN
07 Jan 2002 Finland v Albania D 1-1 FOUR TEAM TOURNAMENT, BAHRAIN
10 Jan 2002 Finland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 FOUR TEAM TOURNAMENT, BAHRAIN


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.