Simo Valakari

Date of birth28 April 1973
Place of birthHelsinki
NationalityFinnish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

A 2000 close-season Bosman signing for Derby County, Simo joined the Rams on a four-year contract. A combative midfield player he is suited to a central position where his ability to dictate the pace of the game is best employed.

Goalscoring has never been his forte and the early-season strike against Charlton Athletic was his first for over three years, however he dropped out of the squad through injury in November and was subsequently restricted to reserve-team action on his return to fitness.

Simo's contract at Derby County was cancelled by mutual consent in March 2004. He immediately joined Dallas Burn for the new MSL season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
FinnPA 01 Apr 1995 06 Feb 1997
Motherwell 06 Feb 1997 30 Jun 2000
Derby County 06 Jul 2000 02 Mar 2004
Dallas Burn 02 Mar 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Motherwell Scottish FA Cup 3
1999-00 Motherwell Scottish League Cup 2
1999-00 Motherwell Scottish Premier League 28
2
3
2000-01 Derby County League Cup 3
2000-01 Derby County Premier League 9
2
1
3
2001-02 Derby County League Cup 1
2001-02 Derby County Premier League 6
3
1
2002-03 Derby County League Division 1 5
1
2
2003-04 Derby County League Cup 1
2003-04 Derby County League Division 1 14
6
4


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
31 Jul 1999 Hibernian v Motherwell D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
07 Aug 1999 Motherwell v Dundee United D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
15 Aug 1999 Rangers v Motherwell L 4-1 Scottish Premier League
28 Aug 1999 Motherwell v Dundee L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
11 Sep 1999 St Johnstone v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
12 Oct 1999 Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Motherwell W 0-1 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Motherwell v Hibernian D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
20 Oct 1999 Motherwell v Aberdeen L 5-6 Scottish Premier League
23 Oct 1999 Dundee United v Motherwell W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
27 Oct 1999 Celtic v Motherwell W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Motherwell v St Johnstone W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
06 Nov 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Dundee v Motherwell W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
23 Nov 1999 Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
28 Nov 1999 Motherwell v Celtic W 3-2 Scottish Premier League
01 Dec 1999 Dundee United v Motherwell L 3-2 Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
11 Dec 1999 Hibernian v Motherwell D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
18 Dec 1999 Motherwell v Rangers L 1-5 Scottish Premier League
22 Jan 2000 St Johnstone v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
26 Jan 2000 Aberdeen v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
01 Feb 2000 Arbroath v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish FA Cup 3rd round
05 Feb 2000 Motherwell v Dundee L 0-3 Scottish Premier League
12 Feb 2000 Kilmarnock v Motherwell W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
19 Feb 2000 Motherwell v Arbroath W 2-0 Scottish FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Feb 2000 Motherwell v Kilmarnock L 0-4 Scottish Premier League
26 Feb 2000 Motherwell v Ayr United L 3-4 Scottish FA Cup 4th round
01 Mar 2000 Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Motherwell v Aberdeen W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Rangers v Motherwell L 6-2 Scottish Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Motherwell v St Johnstone W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
16 Apr 2000 Motherwell v Kilmarnock W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
19 Apr 2000 Motherwell v Dundee United L 1-3 Scottish Premier League
22 Apr 2000 Aberdeen v Motherwell L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
21 May 2000 Motherwell v Rangers W 2-0 Scottish Premier League


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
1995-96 Finland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Finland Under-21 2
1996-97 Finland FIFA World Cup
1
1997-98 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Finland International Friendly 1
1
1998-99 Finland International Friendly 2
1998-99 Finland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
1999-00 Finland International Friendly 1
1999-00 Finland UEFA European Championship
1
2000-01 Finland FIFA World Cup 3
2000-01 Finland International Friendly 1
2001-02 Finland International Friendly 1
3
2002-03 Finland International Friendly 5
2002-03 Finland UEFA European Championship 2
1
2003-04 Finland International Friendly 1
2003-04 Finland UEFA European Championship
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
27 Feb 1996 Saudi Arabia v Finland L 2-0 U21
01 Mar 1996 Oman v Finland W 0-1 U21
16 Mar 1996 Kuwait v Finland W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Finland v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
06 Sep 1997 Switzerland v Finland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
11 Oct 1997 Finland v Hungary D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
22 Apr 1998 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Finland v France L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Oct 1998 Turkey v Finland W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Feb 1999 Poland v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Slovenia v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Finland v Turkey L 2-4 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Jun 1999 Moldova v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
29 Mar 2000 Wales v Finland W 1-2 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Finland v Norway W 3-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Finland v Albania W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
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
20 Mar 2002 Finland v Korea Republic L 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Portugal v Finland W 1-4 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 FYR Macedonia v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
22 May 2002 Finland v Latvia W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Jan 2003 Barbados v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Jan 2003 Trinidad and Tobago v Finland W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland W 0-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Finland v Iceland W 3-0 International Friendly
22 May 2003 Norway v Finland L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Finland v Serbia and Montenegro W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
11 Jun 2003 Finland v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
20 Aug 2003 Denmark v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Azerbaijan v Finland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9


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