Sami Hyypia

Where is Sami Hyypia now?

Legendary Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia retired from playing in 2011 after two seasons playing in Germany with Bayer Leverkeusen.

Playing for 21 years, he made over 600 first-team appearances for five clubs winning the FA Cup and League Cup twice, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League during his 10 seasons with Liverpool as well as the Finnish Cup twice with MyPa.

He was also a mainstay of the Finland national side for 18 years winning 105 caps ranking him second in the all-time list of most capped Finnish players behind Jari Litmanen.
 
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Upon retiring from playing, Hyypia went into coaching and spent time with the Finland national side as well as Bayer Leverkeusen where he was eventually made manager in 2012.

After a fantastic first season with a third-place finish and Champions League qualification he was sacked near the end of his second season despite his team still in with a chance of another top-three finish.

He then joined Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion as manager in 2014 but resigned after six months with his team in a relegation position after managing one win in 18.

Six months later he was appointed manager of Swiss side FC Zurich but was sacked in May 2016 after his side, which had won the title 12 times previously, had slipped to the bottom of the Swiss league.

Hyypia was sacked despite leading his side to the Swiss Cup Final which they ultimately won after he had left the club.

He has since taken a break from the game but occasionally represents Liverpool in an ambsassadorial role.

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Sami Hyypia: Premier League Statistics

NationalityFinnish
PositionDefender
Appearances318
Goals22
Yellow Cards16
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forLiverpool

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com

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