Sami Hyypiä

  • Date of birth : 07/10/1973
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Finland Finland

Sami Hyypiä


Sami Hyypiä

Clubs: Myllykosken Pallo-47, Willem II, Liverpool FC, Bayer 04 Leverkusen

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2005, runner-up 2007
UEFA Cup: winner 2001
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2001, 2005 users' Team of the Year: 2001

Twice a winner of the Finnish Cup with his first club MyPa (in 1992 and 1995), Hyypiä left for the Netherlands in late 1995, joining Willem II, where he remained for three and a half seasons, captaining the club in the last of them as they qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

• Won his first senior international cap for Finland on 7 November 1992 in a friendly against Tunisia and was an established international by the time he joined Liverpool in summer 1999 for €4.8m.

• Helped the Merseysiders win a cup treble in 2000/01 – FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup – to which they also added the UEFA Super Cup and FA Community Shield at the start of the following season.

Appointed club captain in April 2002 but ceded the armband to Steven Gerrard 18 months later.

• Reached a career pinnacle in 2004/05, playing every minute of Liverpool's UEFA Champions League campaign, which ended in glory in Istanbul after a penalty shoot-out triumph over AC Milan in the final; runner-up in a repeat showpiece against Milan in Athens two years later.

• Ended a decade at Anfield – during which he made 459 appearances and became a Kop legend − by joining Leverkusen in 2009, shortly after which, as captain, he won his 100th cap for Finland.

• Proved his continued value in his late 30s and was voted player of the year by the Football Association of Finland (SPL-FBF) for a record-equalling ninth time in November 2010.

Last updated: 11/01/11 14.22CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/04/2012 12:45 CET
03.09.2010UEFA EUROQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova2-0FinlandFinland3600
12.10.2010UEFA EUROQualifying roundFinlandFinland1-2HungaryHungary9000

General info

  • Name: Sami Hyypiä
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 07/10/1973 (38)
  • Country: Finland

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2010/12

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (Preliminary round )
    18/08/93: Valur 3-1 MYPA
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Qualifying round)
    23/04/91: Netherlands 0-3 Finland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Finland U-21185
Finland U-1851

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Willem II40
Last updated: 13/04/2012 12:45 CET