|Full name||Mikael Kaj Forssell|
|Date of birth||March 15, 1981|
|Place of birth||Steinfurt, Germany|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Steinfurt is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Steinfurt. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. 78 m)|
|Current club||Hannover 96|
→ Crystal Palace (loan)
→ Crystal Palace (loan)
→ Borussia M'gladbach (loan)
→ Birmingham City (loan)
→ Birmingham City (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Mikael Kaj Forssell (born March 15, 1981) is a Finnish footballer who will leave Birmingham City on expiry of his contract in June 2008 and join Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Birmingham City Football Club is an English Professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. Hannover 96 is a German football club in Hanover, Lower Saxony. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. 
Born in Steinfurt, Germany, and considered one of the most talented Finnish footballers of all time, Forssell made his Veikkausliiga debut for HJK at the age of just 16. Steinfurt is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Steinfurt. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Clubs The Veikkausliiga clubs in the 2008 season are (with their home towns in brackets Champions The following clubs have won either the Veikkausliiga Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (or HJK) internationally known as HJK Helsinki, is a Finnish football club based in the capital Helsinki His goal-scoring form for Finland's youth teams made him a target for a host of Europe's top clubs, and in 1998 the 17-year-old striker was snapped up by English Premiership club Chelsea. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs
But despite scoring twice in one of his earliest appearances for the club, Forssell found it hard to find a place in the Chelsea first team, and he was sent out to various loan spells, twice to Crystal Palace of the then First Division, once to Borussia Mönchengladbach of the German Bundesliga and twice to Birmingham City of the Premiership. Crystal Palace FC is an English football club based in South Norwood, London. Borussia Mönchengladbach, is a German football club based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. Birmingham City Football Club is an English Professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. Forssell scored seven Bundesliga goals for Mönchengladbach in the spring of 2003 and then 17 Premiership goals for Birmingham in the 2003–04 season. He returned to Birmingham on loan for the 2004–05 season, but suffered the second serious knee injury of his career, which ruined his season.
In the summer of 2005 Forssell joined Birmingham on a three-year deal for a fee of £3 million, after Chelsea decided that he did not figure in their long term plans. He struggled in the 2005–06 season, not having found his best form after his injury, and couldn't save Birmingham from relegation. Forssell suffered another cruel injury blow to his other knee during training in October 2006. This left him on the sidelines until he returned to training in February 2007 after undergoing operations on both knees. He was set to take a medical at Hamburger SV but it was reported that he failed. Hamburger SV is a German multi Sport club ("Traditionsverein" based in Hamburg, its largest branch is the football department. He remained at Birmingham to have another go at resurrecting his career.
His 2007–08 pre-season performances were good, he scored five goals in five games. His manager, Steve Bruce, was enthusiastic about his return to form. He continued his good form into the start of the season, scoring the opening goal of the match against Chelsea and consolidating his good form with two assists in the next three matches. He scored his first hat-trick at club level on March 1, 2008, in the 4–1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. A hat-trick in Sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Tottenham Hotspur, ˈtɒʔnəm is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. 
In May 2008, following the club's relegation from the Premier League, Forssell signed a pre-contract agreement to join Bundesliga club Hannover 96 on a free transfer when his Birmingham contract expires at the end of June. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. Hannover 96 is a German football club in Hanover, Lower Saxony. His contract with Hannover will run until the end of the 2010–11 season. 
Forssell has been a regular for the Finnish national team for most of the 2000s. The Finland national football team represents Finland in international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Finland. He played his first match for Finland on June 9, 1999 against Moldova, and scored his first goal on February 28, 2001 against Luxembourg. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The Moldova national football team is the national football team of Moldova under the auspice of the Football Association of Moldova. Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Luxembourg national football team is the national football team of Luxembourg, and is controlled by the Luxembourg Football Federation. His partnership with Jari Litmanen has worked especially well. Jari Olavi Litmanen ( (born February 20 1971 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer, widely considered the country's greatest ever Finland has suffered greatly from Forssell's injury problems, as he had to watch much of qualifying campaigns for both Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup from the sidelines. The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Forssell also played for Finland in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship. The 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Argentina between June 17 and July 8, 2001.
|NAME||Forssell, Mikael Kaj|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Professional footballer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1981-03-15|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Steinfurt, Germany|
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