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Jari Niemi

Personal information
Date of birth2 February 1977(age 40)
Place of birthNokia (city), Finland
Height182 cm
Playing positionStriker, Midfielder
Club information
Current clubIlves

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Jari Niemi (born 2 February 1977 in Nokia) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays for

FC Ilves in the third tier of Finnish football league system. He has also played for R.A.E.C. Mons, Standard Liège and K. Sint-Truidense V.V. in Belgium. In the Finnish Veikkausliiga Niemi has played for TPV Tampere, FC Haka and Tampere United, and has won five Finnish championships. During the second qualifying round of the 2007/2008 Champions League edition, Niemi scored the only goal in Tampere's prestigious 1:0 away win against Bulgarian champions Levski Sofia. As Tampere had attained a 1:0 win in their home game, they became the first Finnish side to eliminate a Bulgarian club from the high profile competition. However, the Finns were unable to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League, as they were eliminated by Norwegian side Rosenborg BK in the third qualifying round.

Niemi can play either as a right midfielder/winger or a striker.

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