Player Details

Name

Niko Hämäläinen

Pronunciation

Hama-line-in

Height

5' 10"

Weight

161 lbs

Date of Birth

3.5.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Miami, FL, FL Finland

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Signed on a six-month loan from Queens Park Rangers on Feb. 25, 2019. Loan ended on July 8, 2019.

Hamalainen is a young left back who joins LAFC on loan hoping to carve out a role for Bob Bradley's team in 2019.

INTERNATIONAL: The 21-year-old Finnish-American made his senior team debut during Finland’s 2-1 loss against Estonia last month. Hämäläinen also appeared in all but one of Finland’s UEFO European U-21 Championship qualifiers in 2017.

OUTSIDE MLS: The Miami, Florida native arrives in MLS after spending the last four-and-a-half seasons with English club Queens Park Rangers, seeing action in Championship and EFL Cup fixtures. In 2015, Hämäläinen enjoyed a brief loan spell with Dagenham & Redbridge in the Premier League 2.

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