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Top Transfers of the week - Juha Kivilehto – 05.01.2018

Year 2018 starts with a Top Transfer of the Finnish national team player Juha Kivilehto

The three times world champion and six times the Finnish champion Juha Kivilehto has joined the Finnish Classic men´s team from Tampere. The agreement will cover the current period and the 2018-2019 period. Kivilehto, 36, moves to Tampere from the Swedish FC Helsingborg´s role as sports manager for family reasons.
─ "This season would have been my last in Sweden. Classic´s Executive Director Pasi Peltola visited the Swedish side watching the games a few weeks ago and this came up in our conversations. The decision to move to the world class organization and top coaching was ultimately easy. My own intentions will continue to develop as a player and above all to succeed at the club level. Also, the chance that I can still live in Helsinki was an important detail in the negotiations", Kivilehto explains.

Kivilehto has played over three hundred matches in the Finnish Salibandyliiga series and the team has accumulated 140 games. Classic head coach Petteri Nykky knows the "Juhis" well and is naturally pleased with the agreement.
─ "Kivilehto brings the team a big amount of leadership, experience, professionalism and more learnings about winning. Although the game has been fairly good in the light of the victories, we want to fight the even better spring season. The composition is expanding and thus enables competitiveness to grow", Nykky stresses.

Kivilehto was seen in the Classic shirt already on Thursday 5.1.18 when Classic met at home with Esport Oilers.

SOURCE: Salibandy Club Classic
ORIGINAL NEWS in Finnish available:


Juha Kivilehto (FIN) Defender - Transferring to Classic ry (FIN) from FC Helsingborg (SWE)
International success:
TWG: 2017
WFC: 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006 
WFCQ: 2016, 2014
Champions Cup: 2013
EuroFloorball Tour: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
EuroFloorball Cup: 2008, 2007-2008
International Tournaments: 2017, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005

Finland-Sweden Challenge: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2005


Other transfers:


Arturs Jursevskis * (LAT) Defender - Transferring to Biedriba Sporta klubs Pargauja (LAT) from Bulldods Brno (CZE)
International success:
WFC: 2016, 2014
U19WFC: 2013, 2011
Champions Cup: 2014
EuroFloorball Cup: 2013
International Tournaments: 2017, 2016, 2013, 2011



Sandro Joos (SUI) Forward - Transferring to UHC Alligator Malans (SUI) from Wiener Floorball Verein (AUT)
International success:
WFCQ: 2016
U19WFCQ: 2015 
International Tournaments: 2017, 2014
Alps Adria Cup: 2017, 2016, 2014



Manja Beckmann * (GER) Defender - Transferring to PTSV United Lakers Konstanz (GER) from UH Red Lions Frauenfeld (SUI)
International success:
U19WFC: 2014, 2012
International Tournaments: 2016, 2013
Polish Cup: 2014, 2012



Frida Tjarnström (SWE) Forward - Transferring to Sveiva Innebandy (NOR) from Örnsköldsvik IB (SWE)
International success:
U19WFC: 2016
EuroFloorball Tour: 2015
U19 International Tournaments: 2016
Finland-Sweden Challenge: 2016



Zbynek Stuchlik Forward - Transferring to TJ Sokol Kralovske Vindhrady (CZE) from Hagunda IF (SWE)
International success:
U19WFC: 2011
EuroFloorball Tour: 2010 
U19 International Tournaments: 2011
Polish Cup: 2011



Mojmir Keselak (SVK) Defender - Transferring to FK Florko Kosice (SVK) from FBK Riga Rockets (LAT)
International success:
EuroFloorball Cup: 2012


Jonas Kura (CZE) Defender - Transferring to FBS Hattrick Brno (CZE) from Hässelby SK Innebandy (SWE)
International success:
EuroFloorball Tour: 2017


Rihards Mallons * (LAT) Forward - Transferring to ABC Wesseln e.V. (GER) from Betsafe Ulbroka (LAT)
International success:
U19 International Tournaments: 2015

 * = Transfer not completed
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