Teemu Tainio

Date of birth27 November 1979
Place of birthTornio
NationalityFinnish
Weight69 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Tainio joined Sunderland in July 2008 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
FC Haka 01 Jan 1996 01 Jul 1997
Auxerre 01 Jul 1997 30 Jun 2005
Tottenham Hotspur 12 Jul 2005 23 Jul 2008
Sunderland 23 Jul 2008 31 Aug 2010
Birmingham City 01 Sep 2009 31 May 2010 L
Ajax 31 Aug 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Auxerre French Championnat 6
4
1
2
2001-02 Auxerre French Championnat 27
1
3
2
1
2002-03 Auxerre French Championnat 24
1
3
2002-03 Auxerre UEFA Champions League 6
1
2
2002-03 Auxerre UEFA Cup 4
1
1
2003-04 Auxerre French Championnat 21
1
3
3
2003-04 Auxerre UEFA Cup 7
1
2004-05 Auxerre French Championnat 16
10
2
1
2004-05 Auxerre UEFA Cup 1
2005-06 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup
1
2005-06 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 22
2
1
4
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 20
1
2
1
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 5
1
2
1
2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
3
3
2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 6
10
1
2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 2
1
1
2008-09 Sunderland FA Cup
1
1
2008-09 Sunderland Premier League 18
3
4
2009-10 Birmingham City Premier League 5
1
2009-10 Sunderland League Cup 1
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
29 Jul 2000 Auxerre v Sedan L 0-1 French Championnat 1
05 Aug 2000 Metz v Auxerre W 1-2 French Championnat 2
21 Oct 2000 AS Monaco v Auxerre D 1-1 French Championnat 12
29 Oct 2000 Olympique Lyonnais v Auxerre D 2-2 French Championnat 13
04 Nov 2000 Auxerre v Paris St Germain W 1-0 French Championnat 14
11 Nov 2000 Lille v Auxerre D 1-1 French Championnat 15
19 Nov 2000 Auxerre v Strasbourg L 1-2 French Championnat 16
16 Dec 2000 Saint Etienne v Auxerre L 2-0 French Championnat 21
21 Dec 2000 Auxerre v RC Lens W 3-2 French Championnat 22
13 Jan 2001 Nantes v Auxerre D 1-1 French Championnat 23
28 Jul 2001 Rennes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 1
04 Aug 2001 Auxerre v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 2
12 Aug 2001 Lorient v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 3
19 Aug 2001 Auxerre v Sedan D 0-0 French Championnat 4
25 Aug 2001 Bordeaux v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 5
15 Sep 2001 Bastia v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 7
22 Sep 2001 Auxerre v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 8
29 Sep 2001 RC Lens v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 9
13 Oct 2001 Auxerre v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 10
20 Oct 2001 Nantes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 11
04 Nov 2001 Metz v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 13
17 Nov 2001 Auxerre v Lille D 0-0 French Championnat 14
25 Nov 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 15
28 Nov 2001 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 16
23 Jan 2002 Montpellier v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 22
30 Jan 2002 Auxerre v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 23
02 Feb 2002 Guingamp v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 24
06 Feb 2002 Auxerre v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 25
16 Feb 2002 Troyes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 26
23 Feb 2002 Auxerre v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 27
10 Mar 2002 Auxerre v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 21
23 Mar 2002 Lille v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 30
01 Apr 2002 Olympique Marseille v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 28
07 Apr 2002 Auxerre v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 31
13 Apr 2002 Auxerre v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 32
21 Apr 2002 Sedan v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 20
27 Apr 2002 AS Monaco v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 33
04 May 2002 Auxerre v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 34
03 Aug 2002 Paris St Germain v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 1
08 Aug 2002 Auxerre v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 2
13 Aug 2002 Boavista v Auxerre D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
28 Aug 2002 Auxerre v Boavista D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
01 Sep 2002 Olympique Marseille v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 5
11 Sep 2002 Auxerre v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 6
14 Sep 2002 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 7
17 Sep 2002 Auxerre v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
25 Sep 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Auxerre D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
28 Sep 2002 Nantes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 9
02 Oct 2002 Auxerre v Arsenal L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group A
22 Oct 2002 Arsenal v Auxerre W 1-2 UEFA Champions League Group A
26 Oct 2002 Auxerre v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 12
12 Nov 2002 Auxerre v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
16 Nov 2002 Auxerre v Nice D 0-0 French Championnat 15
23 Nov 2002 Le Havre v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 16
28 Nov 2002 Real Betis v Auxerre D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
30 Nov 2002 Auxerre v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 17
04 Dec 2002 Lille v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 18
12 Dec 2002 Auxerre v Real Betis D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Dec 2002 Auxerre v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 19
20 Dec 2002 Montpellier v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 20
11 Jan 2003 Auxerre v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 21
15 Jan 2003 Guingamp v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 22
22 Jan 2003 Auxerre v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 23
29 Jan 2003 Bastia v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 24
01 Feb 2003 Auxerre v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 25
20 Feb 2003 Auxerre v Liverpool L 0-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
22 Feb 2003 AS Monaco v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 28
27 Feb 2003 Liverpool v Auxerre L 2-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
01 Mar 2003 Auxerre v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 29
08 Mar 2003 Rennes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 30
22 Mar 2003 Auxerre v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 31
05 Apr 2003 Auxerre v Ajaccio AC D 0-0 French Championnat 32
12 Apr 2003 Nice v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 33
02 Aug 2003 Auxerre v Nice D 0-0 French Championnat 1
08 Aug 2003 Olympique Marseille v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 2
16 Aug 2003 Auxerre v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 3
23 Aug 2003 Bordeaux v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 4
30 Aug 2003 Auxerre v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 5
13 Sep 2003 Olympique Lyonnais v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 6
20 Sep 2003 Auxerre v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 7
24 Sep 2003 Auxerre v Neuchâtel Xamax D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
27 Sep 2003 Paris St Germain v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 8
04 Oct 2003 Auxerre v Lille D 0-0 French Championnat 9
15 Oct 2003 Neuchâtel Xamax v Auxerre D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
18 Oct 2003 AS Monaco v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 10
01 Nov 2003 Toulouse v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 12
06 Nov 2003 FC Utrecht v Auxerre D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
09 Nov 2003 Auxerre v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 13
27 Nov 2003 Auxerre v FC Utrecht D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Nov 2003 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 15
03 Dec 2003 Auxerre v Le Mans D 0-0 French Championnat 16
06 Dec 2003 Ajaccio AC v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 17
13 Dec 2003 Auxerre v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 18
10 Jan 2004 Auxerre v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 20
31 Jan 2004 Auxerre v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 22
07 Feb 2004 Rennes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 23
15 Feb 2004 Auxerre v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 24
26 Feb 2004 Auxerre v Panathinaikos D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
03 Mar 2004 Panathinaikos v Auxerre D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
06 Mar 2004 Lille v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 27
11 Mar 2004 Auxerre v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
14 Mar 2004 Auxerre v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 28
22 Sep 2004 Saint Etienne v Auxerre L 3-1 French Championnat 7
25 Sep 2004 Auxerre v Istres D 0-0 French Championnat 8
03 Oct 2004 Toulouse v Auxerre W 1-2 French Championnat 9
16 Oct 2004 Auxerre v RC Lens W 3-0 French Championnat 10
24 Oct 2004 AS Monaco v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 11
30 Oct 2004 Auxerre v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 12
07 Nov 2004 Nantes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 13
20 Nov 2004 Strasbourg v Auxerre L 3-1 French Championnat 15
05 Dec 2004 Auxerre v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 17
11 Dec 2004 Olympique Marseille v Auxerre W 0-1 French Championnat 18
15 Dec 2004 Rangers v Auxerre W 0-2 UEFA Cup Group F
18 Dec 2004 Auxerre v OGC Nice W 4-3 French Championnat 18
15 Jan 2005 Auxerre v FC Sochaux Montbeliard W 2-0 French Championnat 21
22 Jan 2005 SM Caen v Auxerre W 0-2 French Championnat 22
26 Jan 2005 Auxerre v Bastia W 4-1 French Championnat 23
29 Jan 2005 Metz v Auxerre L 3-0 French Championnat 24
20 Feb 2005 Istres v Auxerre L 1-0 French Championnat 26
05 Mar 2005 RC Lens v Auxerre L 3-1 French Championnat 28
13 Mar 2005 Auxerre v AS Monaco D 2-2 French Championnat 29
02 Apr 2005 Auxerre v Nantes W 2-1 French Championnat 31
10 Apr 2005 Ajaccio AC v Auxerre L 4-3 French Championnat 32
17 Apr 2005 Auxerre v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 33
24 Apr 2005 Auxerre v Olympique Lyonnais L 0-3 French Championnat 34
29 Apr 2005 Auxerre v Toulouse W 3-2 French Championnat 27
14 May 2005 Auxerre v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 35
21 May 2005 Nice v Auxerre L 1-0 French Championnat 37
28 May 2005 Auxerre v Lille L 1-3 French Championnat 38


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
1996-97 Finland UEFA Under-18 2
1
1996-97 Finland UEFA Under-21
2
1
1996-97 Finland Under-21
2
1997-98 Finland Cyprus Tournament 3
1997-98 Finland International Friendly
1
1997-98 Finland UEFA Under-18 2
4
1
1997-98 Finland UEFA Under-21 1
2
1
1997-98 Finland Under-21 2
1
1998-99 Finland UEFA Under-21 5
1
1
1998-99 Finland Under-21 3
1
1999-00 Finland Kings Cup 2
1999-00 Finland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1999-00 Finland UEFA Under-21 1
1
2000-01 Finland International Friendly 1
2000-01 Finland UEFA Under-21 2
2001-02 Finland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Finland International Friendly 3
2002-03 Finland International Friendly 1
2002-03 Finland UEFA European Championship 4
1
2003-04 Finland International Friendly 3
2
2003-04 Finland UEFA European Championship 2
1
2004-05 Finland Cyprus International Tournament
1
2004-05 Finland Cyprus Tournament 1
2004-05 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
2005-06 Finland FIFA World Cup 5
2006-07 Finland UEFA European Championship 3
2007-08 Finland International Friendly 2
2007-08 Finland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
2008-09 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
2
2008-09 Finland International Friendly 1
2009-10 Finland FIFA World Cup 1
2009-10 Finland International Friendly
2
2010-11 Finland International Friendly
1
2012-13 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
2013-14 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
2013-14 Finland International Friendly 2
1
2014-15 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
09 Oct 1996 Northern Ireland v Finland W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 5
11 Oct 1996 England v Finland L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
11 Feb 1997 Turkey v Finland L 2-0 U21
13 Feb 1997 Turkey v Finland W 0-1 U21
29 Apr 1997 Norway v Finland L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
07 Jun 1997 Finland v France D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
19 Aug 1997 Finland v Norway D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Sep 1997 Switzerland v Finland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
10 Oct 1997 Finland v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
17 Oct 1997 Iceland v Finland W 1-3 UEFA U18 Group 11
19 Oct 1997 Austria v Finland W 3-4 UEFA U18 Group 11
02 Jan 1998 Finland v Tunisia D 2-2 U21
05 Feb 1998 Cyprus v Finland D 1-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group A
06 Feb 1998 Finland v Norway D 0-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group A
09 Feb 1998 Slovakia v Finland L 2-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT 3rd place
25 Mar 1998 Malta v Finland W 0-2 International Friendly
21 Apr 1998 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 U21
18 Aug 1998 Slovakia v Finland L 3-2 U21
04 Sep 1998 Finland v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
13 Oct 1998 Turkey v Finland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
08 Feb 1999 Norway v Finland L 2-0 U21
30 Mar 1999 Germany v Finland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
27 Apr 1999 Slovenia v Finland L 2-1 U21
04 Jun 1999 Finland v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
04 Sep 1999 Finland v Germany L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
20 Feb 2000 Thailand v Finland D 0-0 KINGS CUP
23 Feb 2000 Estonia v Finland W 2-4 KINGS CUP
06 Oct 2000 Greece v Finland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 9
10 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland L 3-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2001 Finland v Belgium W 4-1 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
27 Mar 2002 Portugal v Finland W 1-4 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 FYR Macedonia v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland L 0-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Finland v Wales L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
12 Oct 2002 Finland v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
16 Oct 2002 Serbia and Montenegro v Finland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
29 Mar 2003 Italy v Finland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
06 Sep 2003 Azerbaijan v Finland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
10 Sep 2003 Wales v Finland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
11 Oct 2003 Finland v Canada W 3-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 2003 Honduras v Finland W 1-2 International Friendly
19 Nov 2003 Costa Rica v Finland L 2-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Finland v Armenia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
13 Oct 2004 Netherlands v Finland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Feb 2005 Finland v Latvia W 2-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Semi-final
09 Feb 2005 Cyprus v Finland W 1-2 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
08 Jun 2005 Finland v Netherlands L 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Aug 2005 FYR Macedonia v Finland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
03 Sep 2005 Andorra v Finland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
07 Sep 2005 Finland v FYR Macedonia W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Oct 2005 Finland v Romania L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Oct 2005 Finland v Czech Republic L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
02 Sep 2006 Poland v Finland W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Sep 2006 Finland v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
02 Jun 2007 Finland v Serbia L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
22 Aug 2007 Finland v Kazakhstan W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
08 Sep 2007 Serbia v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Sep 2007 Finland v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Nov 2007 Finland v Azerbaijan W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
21 Nov 2007 Portugal v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
26 Mar 2008 Bulgaria v Finland L 2-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2008 Finland v Belarus D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2008 Finland v Azerbaijan W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Russia v Finland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
19 Nov 2008 Switzerland v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Finland v Liechtenstein W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Jun 2009 Finland v Russia L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Aug 2009 Sweden v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Azerbaijan v Finland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
03 Mar 2010 Malta v Finland W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Finland v Belgium W 1-0 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Spain v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
07 Jun 2013 Finland v Belarus W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
14 Aug 2013 Finland v Slovenia W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Sep 2013 Georgia v Finland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
15 Oct 2013 France v Finland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group I
21 May 2014 Finland v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2014 Finland v Greece D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group F


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