Teemu Pukki

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

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.

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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.

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