Dalla Valle, Lauri

Birth Date

14th September 1991


Kontiolahti, Finland



Biographical Text

Lauri Dalla Valle, a former Liverpool trainee from Finland, played a handful of games on loan for Exeter City during 2011/12 in a team facing relegation. He later joined Crewe and played for several other teams across Europe. 

Lauri began his career with JIPPO in Finland, and after a move to Inter Milan’s youth side ended because of homesickness, signed a three-and-half year deal with Liverpool in November 2007. Although he was a member of Liverpool’s FA Youth Cup final team in 2009, Lauri’s only competitive first- team outing for Liverpool was in July 2010 against FK Rabotnički in a Europa League qualifier. Soon afterwards Lauri moved to Fulham, in part-exchange for Paul Konchesky, and made his debut in English domestic football in March 2011 when on loan with AFC Bournemouth. After appearing for Fulham in a Europa League tie against NSI Runavik in June 2011, Lauri had a promising loan stay at Dundee United during the first-half of 2011/12 where he scored three goals in twelve matches.

With Exeter City struggling to score goals, and facing relegation from League One, a temporary transfer was agreed for Lauri’s services in March 2012. Making his debut for City against Wycombe Wanderers on 20 March 2012 Lauri appeared, without scoring, in another four games up until the match against Rochdale on 14 April. He then returned to Fulham at the conclusion of his loan spell.

Following a loan arrangement with Crewe, where he scored five goals in ten games, Lauri was released by Fulham in February 2013. After five years in England Lauri had played in around forty games (including those for Dundee United) and represented Finland at under-16, 17, 19 and 21 level. He now had short stays at Norwegian side Molde and Sint-Truiden in Belgium followed by a trial in Italy with Vicenza. However Lauri’s most successful move was a return to Crewe Alexandra between December 2014 and May 2016 where he scored six times in 31 league matches. 

Lauri’s last reported club was FK Zemun in Serbia, for whom he appeared in 2017, and he was later reported to have retired from football to run a photography business in Italy.


Exeter City

League 5



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