Mixu Paatelainen Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1991-92 20 (15) 35 9 0 0 15 (15) 6 5 3
1990-91 11 (15) 26 1 0 0 9 (11) 1 2 (4) 0
1989-90 37 (4) 41 9 0 0 27 (4) 7 10 2
1988-89 45 45 17 3 0 33 10 12 7
1987-88 24 (2) 26 11 2 0 17 (2) 9 7 2
Totals: 137 (36) 47 101 (32) 33 36 (4) 14

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Mar 21st, 1992 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 17th, 1992 17/03/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 1
Mar 14th, 1992 14/03/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Feb 11th, 1992 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 28th, 1991 28/12/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
Oct 26th, 1991 26/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1 (39')
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1 (27')
Feb 11th, 1992 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2 (28')
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (60')
Dec 28th, 1991 28/12/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3 (16')
Oct 26th, 1991 26/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 3 - 1 (81')
Oct 5th, 1991 05/10/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 0 (84')
Sep 3rd, 1991 03/09/91 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3 (57')
Aug 20th, 1991 20/08/91 2nd Round vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 2 (74')
Dec 8th, 1990 08/12/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1 (59')
Apr 7th, 1990 07/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (80') p
Feb 26th, 1990 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1 (64')
Jan 27th, 1990 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3 (82') p
Dec 23rd, 1989 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1 (6') p
Dec 16th, 1989 16/12/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1 (11')
Nov 25th, 1989 25/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1 (89')
Nov 4th, 1989 04/11/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1 (12') p
Oct 31st, 1989 31/10/89 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Antwerp (H) 3 - 2 (42')
Aug 19th, 1989 19/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 4 (57')
Apr 29th, 1989 29/04/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1 (49')
Mar 21st, 1989 21/03/89 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 2 (80')
Feb 27th, 1989 27/02/89 4th Round 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0 (82')
Feb 22nd, 1989 22/02/89 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1 (92') p
Feb 18th, 1989 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (46') p
Jan 14th, 1989 14/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 5 - 0 (5')
Dec 17th, 1988 17/12/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0 (67') p
Nov 5th, 1988 05/11/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (31')
Oct 29th, 1988 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1 (50')
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0 (63')
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0 (1')
Sep 17th, 1988 17/09/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1 (70') p
Sep 3rd, 1988 03/09/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0 (69')
Sep 3rd, 1988 03/09/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0 (21')
Aug 24th, 1988 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1 (71')
Aug 16th, 1988 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0 (118')
Aug 16th, 1988 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0 (112')
Apr 30th, 1988 30/04/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 4 - 0 (15')
Apr 30th, 1988 30/04/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 4 - 0 (82')
Apr 30th, 1988 30/04/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 4 - 0 (60')
Apr 30th, 1988 30/04/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 4 - 0 (44')
Apr 13th, 1988 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 1 (68')
Feb 27th, 1988 27/02/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1 (44')
Jan 30th, 1988 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 7 - 0 (36')
Jan 16th, 1988 16/01/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (22')
Dec 12th, 1987 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1 (23')
Nov 14th, 1987 14/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (67')
Oct 31st, 1987 31/10/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 3 (45')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Mar 21st, 1992 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 17th, 1992 17/03/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 1
Mar 14th, 1992 14/03/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Feb 11th, 1992 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 8th, 1992 08/02/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Feb 1st, 1992 01/02/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jan 26th, 1992 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 6 - 0
Jan 18th, 1992 18/01/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 3
Jan 11th, 1992 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 1
Jan 4th, 1992 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 28th, 1991 28/12/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
Dec 3rd, 1991 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Nov 30th, 1991 30/11/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 23rd, 1991 23/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Nov 6th, 1991 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Nov 2nd, 1991 02/11/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 26th, 1991 26/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Oct 19th, 1991 19/10/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Oct 12th, 1991 12/10/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 4 (sub)
Oct 5th, 1991 05/10/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 0 (sub)
Sep 28th, 1991 28/09/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (sub)
Sep 21st, 1991 21/09/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 14th, 1991 14/09/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 7th, 1991 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Sep 3rd, 1991 03/09/91 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Aug 31st, 1991 31/08/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Aug 27th, 1991 27/08/91 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Aug 24th, 1991 24/08/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Aug 20th, 1991 20/08/91 2nd Round vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 2
Aug 17th, 1991 17/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Aug 13th, 1991 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 1 (sub)
Aug 10th, 1991 10/08/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 4 (sub)
Mar 30th, 1991 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0
Mar 23rd, 1991 23/03/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Feb 9th, 1991 09/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 26th, 1991 26/01/91 3rd Round vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jan 5th, 1991 05/01/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2 (sub)
Jan 2nd, 1991 02/01/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Dec 29th, 1990 29/12/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Dec 22nd, 1990 22/12/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Dec 15th, 1990 15/12/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Dec 8th, 1990 08/12/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1
Nov 7th, 1990 07/11/90 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitesse (H) 0 - 4
Nov 3rd, 1990 03/11/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Oct 27th, 1990 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Oct 24th, 1990 24/10/90 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitesse (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Oct 20th, 1990 20/10/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Oct 13th, 1990 13/10/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 10th, 1990 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Sep 29th, 1990 29/09/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Sep 25th, 1990 25/09/90 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2 (sub)
Sep 22nd, 1990 22/09/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Sep 18th, 1990 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A) 3 - 1
Sep 15th, 1990 15/09/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Sep 8th, 1990 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Sep 4th, 1990 04/09/90 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Sep 1st, 1990 01/09/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Aug 25th, 1990 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
May 5th, 1990 05/05/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
Apr 21st, 1990 21/04/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 18th, 1990 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Apr 14th, 1990 14/04/90 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 4
Apr 7th, 1990 07/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 31st, 1990 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Mar 24th, 1990 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
Mar 17th, 1990 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 10th, 1990 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1990 03/03/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Feb 26th, 1990 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1
Feb 17th, 1990 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Feb 10th, 1990 10/02/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1990 03/02/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Jan 27th, 1990 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Jan 23rd, 1990 23/01/90 3rd Round Replay vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Jan 20th, 1990 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Jan 13th, 1990 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
Jan 6th, 1990 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1990 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Dec 30th, 1989 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 1989 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Dec 16th, 1989 16/12/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Dec 9th, 1989 09/12/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Nov 25th, 1989 25/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Nov 18th, 1989 18/11/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
Nov 8th, 1989 08/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Nov 4th, 1989 04/11/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Oct 31st, 1989 31/10/89 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Antwerp (H) 3 - 2
Oct 28th, 1989 28/10/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 0
Oct 21st, 1989 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Oct 17th, 1989 17/10/89 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Antwerp (A) 0 - 4
Oct 14th, 1989 14/10/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Sep 23rd, 1989 23/09/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Sep 16th, 1989 16/09/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
Sep 13th, 1989 13/09/89 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Glentoran (A) 3 - 1
Aug 26th, 1989 26/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Aug 23rd, 1989 23/08/89 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 2
Aug 19th, 1989 19/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 4
Aug 16th, 1989 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Aug 12th, 1989 12/08/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
May 13th, 1989 13/05/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H) 0 - 1
May 6th, 1989 06/05/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
May 2nd, 1989 02/05/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Apr 29th, 1989 29/04/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1989 22/04/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Mar 27th, 1989 27/03/89 Quarter Final Replay vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Mar 25th, 1989 25/03/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Mar 21st, 1989 21/03/89 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 2
Mar 14th, 1989 14/03/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Mar 11th, 1989 11/03/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 4
Feb 27th, 1989 27/02/89 4th Round 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1989 22/02/89 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 18th, 1989 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Feb 11th, 1989 11/02/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Jan 28th, 1989 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Jan 21st, 1989 21/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Jan 14th, 1989 14/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 5 - 0
Jan 7th, 1989 07/01/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1989 03/01/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Dec 31st, 1988 31/12/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Dec 17th, 1988 17/12/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
Dec 10th, 1988 10/12/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 4 - 1
Dec 3rd, 1988 03/12/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Nov 26th, 1988 26/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 0
Nov 19th, 1988 19/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
Nov 12th, 1988 12/11/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1988 05/11/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Nov 2nd, 1988 02/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Oct 29th, 1988 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Oct 26th, 1988 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H) 0 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1988 22/10/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 1
Oct 12th, 1988 12/10/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Oct 5th, 1988 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0
Sep 27th, 1988 27/09/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Sep 24th, 1988 24/09/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Sep 20th, 1988 20/09/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 2
Sep 17th, 1988 17/09/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Sep 6th, 1988 06/09/88 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Floriana (A) 0 - 0
Sep 3rd, 1988 03/09/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0
Aug 27th, 1988 27/08/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1988 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1
Aug 20th, 1988 20/08/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Aug 16th, 1988 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0
Aug 13th, 1988 13/08/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
May 14th, 1988 14/05/88 Final vs. Celtic (N) 1 - 2
May 7th, 1988 07/05/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Apr 30th, 1988 30/04/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 4 - 0
Apr 20th, 1988 20/04/88 Semi Final 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 0
Apr 13th, 1988 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 1
Mar 28th, 1988 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0
Mar 19th, 1988 19/03/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Mar 12th, 1988 12/03/88 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Mar 5th, 1988 05/03/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Feb 27th, 1988 27/02/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Feb 20th, 1988 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 0
Feb 13th, 1988 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 0
Feb 6th, 1988 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
Feb 3rd, 1988 03/02/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Jan 30th, 1988 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 7 - 0
Jan 16th, 1988 16/01/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Jan 9th, 1988 09/01/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 0 - 0
Jan 2nd, 1988 02/01/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Dec 26th, 1987 26/12/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Dec 16th, 1987 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
Dec 12th, 1987 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Dec 5th, 1987 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Nov 28th, 1987 28/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 3
Nov 14th, 1987 14/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Nov 7th, 1987 07/11/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Oct 31st, 1987 31/10/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 3


Competition History


Comp
LGE 101 (32) 33 3 0
SC 20 (1) 8 1 0
LC 8 (2) 5 1 0
UEFA 5 (1) 1 0 0
CWC 3 0 0 0
Totals: 137 (36) 47

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Mixu began his career Finnish side Valkeakosken Haka, winning the Finnish Cup in his first season as a first team player after making his debut in 1985. After completing National Service in his home country, the Olympic and Under-21 international striker was brought to Tannadice in October 1987 by Jim McLean for a reputed fee of £100,000.

The 20-year-old unknown was signed initially on a part-time contract but scored on his first team debut against St Mirren at Tannadice, quickly establishing himself as a first team regular. With a bustling style that made him a fans favourite, Mixu scored 11 goals in his first season, including all four goals in a 4-0 win over Morton, and collected a runners-up medal after United lost out to Celtic in the 1988 Scottish Cup final.

At the start of the 1988-89 season Mixu became a full internationalist, playing for Finland against the USSR and Germany in August, and went on to score his first goal for his country in a 2-2 draw with Wales in October. He finished that season as United's top scorer with 17 goals, with several important counters against Aberdeen and Rangers in another memorable Scottish Cup run.

He continued to command a regular place in the squad for two more years, finishing as top scorer again over the 1989-90 season. However, with the emergence of Duncan Ferguson at centre forward, Mixu was often pushed out wide or used more from the bench. Continuing to appear regularly for his country, the striker would go on to win over 70 caps for Finland, scoring 18 goals. Although still playing regularly out on the left wing during the 1991-92 season, in March 1992 Mixu was sold to Aberdeen for £400,000.

Whilst at Pittodrie he collected runners-up medals in the League Cup and the Scottish Cup. His next move took him south to Bolton Wanderers where he collected a runners-up medal in the English League Cup and helped them win promotion to the Premiership twice. In August 1997 he signed for Wolves where he spent one season before returning to Scotland in September 1998 to join Hibs, helping them win the First Division in 1999 and collected a Scottish Cup second runners-up medal in 2001. After a year with RC Strasbourg, he returned to Hibs for a second spell before playing from St Johnstone and then St Mirren, holding a player/assistant manager role at both clubs until he retired in 2005, when he took up the manager position at Cowdenbeath. After managerial appointments with TPS, Hibs, Kilmarnock and Finland, Mixu returned to Tannadice as head coach in 2015, but saw the Club relegated at the end of that season.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

October 31st, 1987
Dundee United 2 - 3 St Mirren

League (Premier Division)


International Career (Finland)


Caps: 70

Goals: 18

International Debut: January 11th, 1988 v. Czechoslovakia

Mixu Paatelainen had just competed in Olympic qualifying matches for Finland when he arrived at Tannadice in October 1987. His form during his first year with United lead to full international recognition, with appearances in friendly competitions in the Canary Islands and Malta at the start of 1988. A friendly appearance against Colombia five days after playing in the 1988 Scottish Cup final lead to his continued involvement with the full international side, and he scored his first goal at that level in a 2-2 draw with Wales in Swansea in October 1988. The last of his 26 international appearance as a United player came against Scotland at Hampden in March 1992, as he faced off against Tannadice teammates Dave Bowman and Maurice Malpas. Mixu went on to make 70 international appearances for Finland, the last coming in June 2000 against Latvia.

Click here for a full list of international matches for this player


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Mixu was born on this date in Helsinki, Finland.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 3 St Mirren
    League (Premier Division)

    The St. Mirren bogey struck again, but for a long time, the luck appeared to be heading our way after 'keeper Campbell Money had to be replaced. He was one of two Saints carried off but the Buddies ca


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 3 St Mirren
    League (Premier Division)

    The St. Mirren bogey struck again, but for a long time, the luck appeared to be heading our way after 'keeper Campbell Money had to be replaced. He was one of two Saints carried off but the Buddies ca


  • International Debut


    Mixu earned his first International cap for Finland, playing against Czechoslovakia.


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Hibernian
    League (Premier Division)

    Our recent run of non-success against Hibs at Tannadice was halted with this emphatic victory. Strangely though, Hibs played very well! They set out their stall to attack and dominated the opening ten


  • 50th League Appearance

    Rangers 2 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    When originally scheduled for 15th April, this was a match, which was potentially very important. However, events in the intervening period meant that Rangers had already claimed the Premier title. De


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    The emphasis being given to youth continued with Allan Preston, Ray McKinnon and Paddy Connolly all retaining their places. In fact the only change from the side which lost at lbrox was the re-introdu


  • 100th League Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 2 St Mirren
    League (Premier Division)

    A gale force wind and lashing rain made conditions particularly unpleasant for the first home game of 1991. Despite playing into the wind we dominated play in that first half. As early as the fifth mi


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Falkirk
    League (Premier Division)

    We completed the full set against Falkirk at Tannadice yesterday with the fourth Premier success of the season over the Brockville men. And it was Finn Mixu Paatelainen - out of contract at the end of


  • Last Appearance

    Aberdeen 0 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Following the defeat at Airdrie, manager Jim McLean rested Dave Bowman to ensure that he would be fully fit for Scotland's friendly with Finland. Jim Mclnally replaced his former Coventry colleague an


  • Left the Club