Teemu Pukki

Teemu Pukki was born in Kotka on 29 March 1990 (age 30).

Pukki signed a four-year deal with Celtic from FC Schalke 04 for an undisclosed fee on 31 August 2013. He scored on his debut in a 3–1 win against Hearts on 14 September 2013 and again on his home debut against St Johnstone on 21 September. On 26 January 2014 he scored against Hibernian. Overall though, Pukki’s first season at Celtic was considered something of a disappointment as he struggled with form and failed to fill the void left by Gary Hooper who had left at the start of the season. Pukki himself later acknowledged the lack of impact he had made, admitting he initially felt playing in Scotland would be “easier” than in Germany. He found the speed and physical nature of the game in Scotland difficult to adjust to, and stated “Scottish football is not easy. It’s not a bad league at all”.

On 8 July 2014, Pukki scored his first Celtic hat trick in a pre-season friendly against LASK Linz in a 5–2 victory for Celtic. Pukki scored twice in Celtic’s victory against KR Reykjavik at Murrayfield Stadium in Celtic’s UEFA Champions League qualifying match, the match ended 4–0 with Celtic winning 5–0 on aggregate. However, he struggled to make any impact in the next qualifying round matches against Legia Warsaw and was substituted at half-time in the league defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 6 August 2014.

The Celtic Star · Mar 27

Lewis Morgan vows to follow ex Celt’s path to glory after Parkhead exit

Just because a player has a nightmare at one club it doesn’t mean they should be completely written off, but the next move then becomes vital...

Evening Times · Mar 27

Lewis Morgan admits Celtic career didn’t go to plan but hopes to take off like Teemu Pukki

Lewis Morgan is the first to admit that his Celtic career didn’t go quite the way he had planned – but he’s now hoping to emulate the journey of Hoops flop Teemu Pukki...

67HailHail · Jan 31

Disappointing former Celtic striker was reportedly considered by Man United this month

Former Celtic and current Norwich striker Teemu Pukki was reportedly a deadline-day target for Manchester United, according to the Independent.

Transfer Tavern · Nov 24, 2019

£2.25m: 2013 Celtic flop who thought Scottish football would be easy is back with a bang

This article forms part of our Total Duds feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at a player who disappointed after being signed, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to illustrate how ill-judged the transfer decision had been...

Daily Record · Nov 15, 2019

‘Glen Kamara is our Xavi’ Finnish fans rave about Rangers star’s performance as they qualify for Euro 2020 and first major tournament

Former Celtic striker Teemu Pukki grabbed a double, but it was the Ibrox midfielder who earned high praise from supporters as they made it a historic night for their country...

67HailHail · Nov 15, 2019

Former Celtic man’s surprising rise – another Pukki story could be on

Celtic fans were pretty stunned to see former flop Teemu Pukki helping to fire Norwich City to Premier League promotion last season.

The Celtic Bhoys · Oct 8, 2019

Kenny McLean compares Celtic target with Teemu Pukki

Kenny McLean loves the talent of Lawrence Shankland, and has joined in the praise of the Dundee striker ahead of the international matches the Scottish national club will partake in.

67HailHail · Oct 8, 2019

International makes bizarre comparison – Celtic fans may want to cover their eyes

Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean has made a comparison between reported Celtic target Lawrence Shankland and former flop Teemu Pukki.

HITC · Oct 8, 2019

Pukki proves reported Celtic target can reach the top according to former teammate

Teemu Pukki scored just seven Scottish Premiership goals for Celtic but he’s starring in the Premier League with Norwich City now...

67HailHail · Oct 3, 2019

Premier League boss watched striking sensation at Celtic

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has praised former Celtic forward Teemu Pukki and admitted that he watched the Finnish forward while he was playing in Glasgow.

FootballFanCast · Sep 26, 2019

“He’s absolutely flying”: Hartson delivers verdict on star who “went under the radar” at Celtic

John Hartson delivers verdict on Teemu Pukki’s progress since leaving Celtic while speaking exclusively to Football FanCast...

Daily Record · Sep 25, 2019

Former Celtic striker Teemu Pukki in bizarre biography blast over sweeties claim

Norwich City star hit out at the Finnish author of the book for misleading reports...

Evening Times · Sep 23, 2019

Ex-Celtic striker Teemu Pukki’s jersey given to France leader Emmanuel Macron by Finland PM in bizarre gifting

Ex-Celtic striker and Finland national treasure Teemu Pukki was at the centre of a political trade last week – as his national jersey was presented to French leader Emmanuel Macron...

Herald Scotland · Sep 23, 2019

Ex-Celtic striker Teemu Pukki’s jersey given to France leader Emmanuel Macron by Finland PM in bizarre gifting

Ex-Celtic striker and Finland national treasure Teemu Pukki was at the centre of a political trade last week – as his national jersey was presented to French leader Emmanuel Macron...

Read Celtic · Sep 19, 2019

Retired star makes honest revelation about why former Hoops man flopped at the club – Is he right?

Former Premier League striker Jonathan Walters has admitted that he believes Celtic were not a “good fit” for current Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki, as reported on the Evening Times.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 18, 2019

Pukki Blinders: Celtic ‘Not a Good Fit’

CELTIC and Teemu Pukki “weren’t a good fit”, according to former Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Walters.

Evening Times · Sep 18, 2019

Ex-Ireland star Jonathan Walters says Celtic ‘weren’t good fit’ for Norwich hotshot Teemu Pukki

Ex-Stoke and Ireland striker Jonathan Walters believes Celtic “weren’t a good fit” for hotshot Norwich striker Teemu Pukki...

FootballFanCast · Sep 16, 2019

“Delia made the wrong decision” – Many Celtic fans deliver verdicts on “the one that got away”

Lots of Celtic fans on Twitter discuss former player Teemu Pukki, after the striker tore Manchester City apart on Saturday...

67HailHail · Sep 13, 2019

Celtic flop gets some big news – Hoops fans may be shocked

Former Celtic forward Teemu Pukki has continued his remarkable rise by winning the first Premier League ‘Player of the Month’ award of the season.

Celts Are Here · Sep 13, 2019

Timing Can Be Everything – The Fall and Rise of Teemu Pukki

NEIL LENNON famously brought Teemu Pukki to Celtic Park during his first stint at the club.

Celts Are Here · Aug 25, 2019

Premier League Star Makes Honest Celtic Admission

TEEMU PUKKI is a man who is defying a lot of expectations at the moment.

Scotzine · Aug 25, 2019

Back Page Bulletin: Ex-Celtic Boss Admits Blunder, Duff Screen Tests for Johnston, No-Go Morelos, Mckenna Scare

FORMER Celtic boss Ronny Deila has admitted blundering over Teemu Pukki.

Read Celtic · Aug 25, 2019

Neil Lennon’s comments look stupid now and these fans are taking aim at him

Such is the world we live in that player scoring five English Premier League goals in three matches can result in criticism for Celtic’s manager, but here we are.

The Celtic Bhoys · Aug 24, 2019

Teemu Pukki reveals the reason why he failed at Celtic

Teemu Pukki has been on fire recently after scoring five goals in three Premier League matches for Norwich.

Daily Record · Aug 24, 2019

Ronny Deila admits letting Teemu Pukki leave Celtic was a ‘mistake’ as Finn equals Premier League scoring record

The striker joined the Hoops back in 2014, but failed to perform for the Parkhead side and was loaned out to Brondby after just a year in Scotland...

67HailHail · Aug 24, 2019

Flop striker is brutally honest about where it all went wrong at Celtic

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is one of the stories of the English Premier League season so far.

Football Scotland · Aug 24, 2019

Former Celtic dud Teemu Pukki reveals reason behind poor form during Parkhead tenure

The Norwich striker is firing on all cylinders in the Premier League this season...

BT Sport · Aug 24, 2019

Celtic struggles to Norwich hero: Chris Sutton meets Teemu Pukki | Early Kick Off

Norwich City striking heroes past and present meet up as Chris Sutton speaks to Teemu Pukki ahead of the Canaries’ visit of Chelsea...

Daily Record · Aug 24, 2019

Teemu Pukki makes Celtic admission as Premier League’s leading scorer opens up on Parkhead problems

Pukki has gone from Celtic zero to Norwich hero in the space of five years and now the 29-year-old has revealed why he struggled in Glasgow...

67HailHail · Aug 22, 2019

Celtic boss’ major Scandinavian mishap

Neil Lennon has spoken about an interesting mishap he had one time when he was scouting Teemu Pukki.

Celts Are Here · Aug 22, 2019

Neil Lennon’s Teemu Pukki Argument

NEIL LENNON has used one of his former Celtic players to prove a point that some can be too quick to judge after both Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli have come in for some harsh criticism...

The Dugout · Aug 21, 2019

Celtic boss says it’s too early to write off Jullien & Bolingoli

Celtic gaffer, Neil Lennon, says fan wrote off Teemu Pukki and Van Dijk, Pukki failed to settle in Glasgow and Van Dijk quickly blossomed into a great defender...

Herald Scotland · Aug 21, 2019

“Fans wrote off Teemu Pukki and Virgil van Dijk – my Celtic new boys can come good”

NORWICH striker Teemu Pukki and Liverpool centre half Virgil van Dijk are rightly considered to be two of the best players in their respective positions in the Premier League, in world football in the case of the latter, at the moment.

Evening Times · Aug 21, 2019

“Fans wrote off Teemu Pukki and Virgil van Dijk – my Celtic new boys can come good”

NORWICH striker Teemu Pukki and Liverpool centre half Virgil van Dijk are rightly considered to be two of the best players in their respective positions in the Premier League, in world football in the case of the latter, at the moment.

HITC · Aug 20, 2019

Andy Walker compares ex-Celtic ace thriving in PL to Rangers flop Joey Barton

Both Teemu Pukki and Joey Barton endured difficult times during their respective spells at Celtic and Rangers...

HITC · Aug 18, 2019

‘Probably worth £25m’: Some Celtic fans in disbelief over 29-year-old

Former Celtic forward Teemu Pukki scored a hat-trick for Norwich City on Saturday...

FootballFanCast · Aug 18, 2019

“What a transformation”: Many Celtic fans discuss former striker who’s “probably worth £25m now”

Lots of Celtic fans on Twitter discuss former flop Teemu Pukki after he scores a Premier League hat-trick for Norwich...

Evening Times · Aug 18, 2019

Celtic fans react to ex-Hoops flop Teemu Pukki bagging hat-trick for Norwich vs Newcastle

Celtic fans have reacted to former Hoops flop Teemu Pukki netting a hat-trick for Norwich City yesterday to hand the Canaries their first win of the new Premier League season...

Football Scotland · Aug 17, 2019

Former Celtic flop Teemu Pukki notches up first Norwich Premiership hattrick in 26 years

The Finnish international sure seems to have found his shooting boots south of the border...

VideoCelts · Aug 10, 2019

Watch official highlights of EPL matches as Manchester City and Liverpool hit the goal trail

The SPL season got underway on Friday night with former Celtic team-mates Teemu Pukki and Virgil van Dijk both on the score-sheet...

67HailHail · Aug 4, 2019

Celtic flop says he would “definitely do better” now

Former Celtic striker Teemu Pukki believes he would be a much better player for the Hoops if he was playing here now.

Celtic Now & Forever · Aug 3, 2019

Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki comments on his Celtic spell

Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki struggled when he was at Celtic...

The Celtic Star · May 29, 2019

Paddy Roberts set to sign season long loan deal at Norwich

PADDY ROBERTS looks set to go out on loan yet again from Manchester City.

67HailHail · May 3, 2019

‘Incredible’: Former Hoops rival loves playing with reformed Celtic flop

Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean is full of praise for teammate Teemu Pukki.

Daily Record · May 2, 2019

Kenny McLean on how Celtic flop Teemu Pukki’s ‘unbelievable’ ability left him floored

The Norwich pair will be playing in the Premier League next season after securing promotion with the Canaries...

67HailHail · Apr 8, 2019

Celtic flop’s incredible career turnaround reaches new height

Celtic flop Teemu Pukki has been named the English Championship’s Player of the Year, in an incredible campaign for the Finnish star.

Celts Are Here · Apr 8, 2019

Ex-Celtic Flop Wins Player of The Season In England

Celtic have had a few duds down the years and wheter or not most of them got a fair crack at it in the Hoops is up for debate.

Daily Record · Apr 8, 2019

Celtic flop Teemu Pukki named Championship player of the season after matching Chris Sutton’s Norwich feat

The Finnish striker had a disappointing season at Celtic but has turned his career around with Norwich...

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