Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Player Profile: Peter Enckelman

Player Profile: Peter Enckelman

Full Name: Peter Enckelman
Date of Birth: 10th March 1977, Turku
Nationality: Finnish
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 13
Internationals: Capped at Full level for Finland
Signed: November 2003 (loan) January 2004 (permanent)
Previous Clubs: TPS Turku (Finland) & Aston Villa

Peter Enckelman arrived in England in 1999 as cover for the then Aston Villa goalkeeper David James, having began his career with hometown Finnish club of TPS Turku in the mid 1990's.

When James eventually left Villa Park for West Ham United Enckelman was given a chance only to again be replaced by the legendary Peter Schmiechel following his arrival from Sporting Lisbon. Following Schmiechel's own departure to Manchester City Graham Taylor's re-arrival saw Enckelman installed as his number one.

After slipping behind anther new arrival Thomas Sorensen after David O'Leary's arrival as manager at Villa, the agile 'keeper would be signed by former Rovers boss Graeme Souness.

His time at Villa Park will probably be best remembered, maybe somewhat unfairly for his bizarre howler against local rivals Birmingham City, letting a throw in slip under his foot and into the goal!

Initially signed by Rovers on an emergency loan basis to cover for injuries in November 2003, in January 2004 the deal became permanent and he added competition and back up to Brad Friedel.

Enckelman made his International debut for Finland in 2001 against Belgium and remains a permanent fixture in their squads even if he doesn't feature too often.

With the form of Friedel and the arrival of Welsh International Jason Brown in the summer of 2006 one would feel that Enckelman will feature little, if at all for Rovers in the future.

Blackburn Rovers appearances and goals up to the start of the 2006-2007 Season
League: 2
FA Cup: 0
League Cup: 1
Other (European etc.): 0
TOTAL: 3

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Sunday November 19 2006
Time: 3:00PM

Comments

0
Good keeper but would rather Brown stepped in if/when Friedel can't/won't play. Got to feel for the guy though as he's surely to good to be a third rate 'keeper!
Hughes Da Man
19/11/2006 00:17:00
0
well ive never seen him play
marshinrover
19/11/2006 18:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rest In Peace Uncle Jack

Today marks the seventeenth anniversary of the passing of Blackburn Rovers Legend Jack Walker. May he continue to rest in peace.

Next Up - Bradford City (Northern Commercials Stadium)

The next Blackburn match of the 2017/2018 Sky Bet League One season will be against Bradford City at The Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday.

Not Losing Our Heads

Gladwin, arriving from QPR in the summer, was disappointed following the Ewood Park defeat against Doncaster last Saturday, coming after the loss at Southend, but Blackburn move on.

Officials - Bradford v Blackburn (19/8/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Bradford City and Blackburn Rovers this Saturday.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bradford City v Blackburn Rovers
Suggested By: Walker
Rovers victory1%
It'll be a draw33%
The Bantams will win66%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.@roverseas2
2.Walker1
3.rover501
Write for Vital Football