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Cult Hero: Mixu Paatelainen

Mixu.JPGThe first Finn to play in the Premier League? Jari Litmanen. Nope. Sami Hyypia. Nein. It was in fact journeyman Mixu Paatelainen. The striker played for 10 clubs before his retirement in 2005, but it was at Dundee United, Aberdeen, Hibs and Bolton that he really made himself at home. With a name like his, Paatelainen was always likely to be decent Cult Hero material. Indeed, he has the unusual honour of being framed for a prank phone call in Bolton-born Peter Kay’s sitcom Phoenix Nights.

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By admin on July 19th, 2007 in Bolton Wanderers. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.
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4 Responses to “Cult Hero: Mixu Paatelainen”

  1. Brian says:

    Sammi Hyypia still plays in the Premiership, you muppet.

  2. Rob P says:

    Yes… but he wasn’t the first Finn.

  3. Mark says:

    Mixu didn’t play for Dundee, he played for Dundee United. Do your research, lads.

  4. Rob P says:

    Dundee has two clubs?!!! Since when? Only kidding. Cheers, Mark. Now corrected.