Player Details

Name

Niko Hämäläinen

Pronunciation

Hama-line-in

Height

5' 10"

Weight

161 lbs

Date of Birth

3.5.1997 (25)

Birthplace

, FL Finland

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
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.

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Stars to face the LIGA MX All-Stars in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on August 10