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Jani BÄCKMAN

AGE

31

CONTRACT

2020

POSITION

Midfielder

APPS

127

GOALS

9

ASSISTS

6

VEIKKAUSLIIGASSA / PÄIVITETTY 1.9.2019

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Strengths

One of the most versatile players in the squad. Bäckman is usually found playing as a defensive midfielder, but can play as a centreback, wing-back and winger. On one occasion he even had to step in as a goalkeeper, after goalkeeper Carljohan Eriksson got a red card with all substitutions made. Bäckman saved the penalty awarded in the situation that led to the red card.

Career

Jani Bäckman started his career in FC Honka, making his Veikkausliiga debut for said team in 2008. He has also represented various finnish clubs in the highest tier, incl. FC Haka, FF Jaro and FC Lahti. He moved to HIFK from PK-35 Vantaa in 2015.

SEASON
CLUB
APPS
GOALS
ASSISTS
MINUTES

2018

HIFK

23

5

5

1956

2017

HIFK

19

1

1

1064

2016

HIFK

22

2

3

718

2015

HIFK

27

2

1

718

2014

Viikingit /
PK – 35

11

0

0

807

2013

Viikingit

19

1

0

1677