Finnish Prodigy Joel Pohjanpalo Scores ‘Perfect Hat-Trick’ Inside 162 Seconds On Debut (Video)

Chris Wright

21st, April 2012


By Chris Wright

In which we see 17-year old Finnish prospect Joel Pohjanpalo score a perfect hat-trick (left foot, right foot, header). In the space 162 seconds. On his full debut.

Having only ever made one substitute appearance for HJK Helsinki over in the Finnish Premier League, Pohjanpalo was drafted into the first string for their game against IFK Mariehamn last Sunday and immediately repaid the faith – sticking in all three goals in the space of two minutes and 42 seconds during HJK’s come-from-behind 3-1 victory…

Fun fact: Pohjanpalo – who has already suffered the depressingly inevitable drag of being dubbed ‘The New Litmanen’ in his homeland – was on trial with Liverpool earlier in the year.