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SportPukki named Finland Player of the Season

14:25  05 june  2019
14:25  05 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Pukki nominated for PFA Championship Player of the Season

Pukki nominated for PFA Championship Player of the Season Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki has been nominated for the PFA Championship Player of the Season award. Pukki has been nominated alongside Jack Grealish, Pablo Hernandez, Billy Sharp, Che Adams and Oliver Norwood – who all also had terrific seasons in their own right. The Finnish international was already named as the Championship Player of the Season at the official awards night, with Max Aarons also picking up EFL Young Player of the Season, but now it is down to the public to decide by voting for who they think deserves it the most.

In April 2019, Pukki was named EFL Championship Player of the Season and was included in the 2018–19 Championship Team of the In the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League, Finland won promotion from League C. Pukki scored the only goal of each of the Finns' first three matches, at home against

In April 2019, Pukki was named EFL Championship Player of the Season and was included in the 2018–19 Championship Team of the Season .[34][35] Pukki debuted in the Finland national team on 4 February 2009 when Stuart Baxter used him as a substitute against Japan in a friendly match.

Pukki named Finland Player of the Season © Stephen Pond/Getty Images Sport Norwich City v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship

Teemu Pukki has been named Finland Men’s Player of the Season following his performances for Norwich this year.

According to Finnish outlet Svenska, Pukki picked up his award on Tuesday night at their awards evening.

The report claims that Pukki beat Lukas Hradecky to the gong. The Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper has been Finland’s Player of the Season for the last three years in-a-row, with Pukki ending his reign of dominance.

Pukki named Finland Player of the Season © Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Sport Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Sport

Pukki joined Norwich from Brondby on a free transfer last summer and turned out to be the signing of the season. The Finnish forward scored 30 goals in all competitions, as well as assisting his teammates on nine occasions.

The striker adds this award to his growing list of personal accolades, having been named Norwich’s Player of the Season, the Championship Player of the Season and the PFA Fans’ Player of the Season in recent months.

He will now be hoping to carry his form into the Premier League with Norwich next season.

Teemu Pukki plays down Benfica rumours.
Since they gained promotion from to the Premier League, Norwich have had to contend with interest from other teams in some of their star players. Reports have suggested that Portuguese giants Benfica are interested in striker Teemu Pukki following his impressive season. However, according to reports on the Eastern Daily Press, Pukki has no intention of leaving the club this summer. Speaking to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, as reported by the EDP, Pukki claims he hasn’t thought about a move away and likes being in Norwich. “At least for the moment, I haven’t given any weight to that type of stuff.

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