Vanninen, Jukka

Birth Date

31st January 1977


Rihimski, Finland



Biographical Text

Jukka Vanninen, the first Finnish-born player to appear for Exeter City, played six games towards the end of 1999 and early in 2000. He later returned to play in Finland.

Jukka joined the Grecians from Finnish club Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS) in December 1999. He had previously played for FC Jazz and FC Honka.

Jazza made his Football League debut as a substitute in a 2-1 home defeat against Hartlepool United on 18 December and played four more times in the league - plus a Football League Trophy outing - over the next few months up to and including the game against York City on 26 February.

After a short loan at Bashley, Jukka was released at the end of the season and returned to Finland to play for FC Hämeenlinna, Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat and, between 2008 and 2010, FC Lahti. He then returned to FC Hämeenlinna and later Rovaniemen Palloseura ahead of retiring in 2013.


Exeter City

League 5; Cups 1 (6)



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