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Tomi Maanoja

Personal information
Full nameTomi Maanoja
Date of birth12 September 1987(age 29)
Place of birthEspoo, Finland
Height1.96 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubHonka

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Tomi Maanoja (born 12 September 1987 in Espoo, Finland) is a Finnish goalkeeper who currently plays for FC Honka in the Finnish top flight Veikkausliiga. Maanoja is regarded as one of the best Finnish young goalkeepers and attracted interest from several foreign clubs before his move to AIK on 29 July 2008.

Maanoja is also a part of the Finnish U-21 national team.

Maanoja made his first appearance in the Finnish Premier Division with AC Allianssi from Vantaa in 2005. He completed a move to the neighbouring city's (Espoo) most notable football club, FC Honka, the following season.

On 28 February 2009, Maanoja became seriously injured in a pre-season game against Assyriska Föreningen. He broke his leg in two places, rushing out to stop an Assyriska attack. The injury made him miss the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, hosted in Sweden, in the summer. He also missed the whole 2009 Allsvenskan season, when AIK won the double.

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