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Saku Pesonen

Personal information
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1.7 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubFC Haka

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Saku Pesonen (born 10 November 1985 in Lappeenranta) is a Finnish football goalkeeper currently playing for FC Haka.

Pesonen started his footballing career at his local club FC Pantterit in 2002 while they played at the third and fourth level of Finnish football system.

He was signed by Veikkausliiga side FC Lahti on 2006 where he provided a backup for then-first choice goalkeeper Michał Sławuta. He made his top flight debut on 22nd October 2010 against Tampere United. Despite winning the Finnish League Cup in 2007 season, Pesonen was only able to make in total of four appearances during those two season with Lahti. Pesonen left FC Lahti 2008 and dropped down a level to sign with FC Hämeenlinna where he was an instant first choice.

After a successful period with Hämeenlinna, Pesonen was snapped by FC Haka for the 2009 season to cover a backup for Janne Korhonen. On January 2010 Pesonen signed a two-year contract extension with FC Haka and he was promoted to first choice in the middle of the 2010 season after Korhonen's department to JJK.

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