Sami Hyypia Biography

Published On Feb 03, 2018
Facts of Sami Hyypia
Date of Birth: 1973 , October-7
Birth Nation: Finland
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
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Sami started his sports career with Ykkönen, a club of the Finnish football league system and soon moved to Veikkausliiga outfit MyPa, where he played four years and helped them to win the Finnish Cup in 1992 and 1995.

After that, he joined Willem II, a Dutch football club based in Tilburg, Netherlands, where he played for next four years. While he was playing for the club, he became the team's captain and was nominated as the player of the year for his outstanding performance in the UEFA Champions League.

In 1999, he joined Liverpool, in a deal of worth £2.6 million. He began playing for this club and quickly established himself in the first team, partnering Stéphane Henchoz in defense. After some years, he became the captain of the team and in that season Liverpool won a slew of honors, completing a cup treble of the League Cup, FA Cup, and UEFA Cup. 

After playing several years for the Liverpool, Sami became the caption of the team in the 2001–02 season, his position later superseded by Steven Gerrard as captain; and in Steven's absence, he had led the team as a caption for several times. The current manager of the Liverpool club is Jurgen Klopp

Sami was one of the popular football players in the Finland national team and has been chosen as the Finnish Sports' Journalists and Football Association Player of the Year several times. He retired from football career in 1992 with 105 caps, he received his caps as the second highest capped football player of his country after Jari Litmanen. After his success as a player, he became the manager of Swiss club FC Zürich.

Sami is a Finnish by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He married his longtime girlfriend, Susanna Rissanen, after dating her for sometimes and the couple blessed with two children Rico Nestor Hyypiä and Kasper Erik Hyypiä. The husband and wife live a happy married life and they have never rumored for having extra-marital affairs and getting a divorce.

Sami is one of the highest paid football player, who earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. He has played for numerous club from which he must have collected a huge amount of money. While he moved to Liverpool, he signed a deal worth £2.6 million, so we can estimate his net worth is millions of dollars and he is receiving a good salary as well.

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Born in Finland

October 7 , 1973

Sami was born in October in Porvoo, Finland to father, Jouko Hyypiä, and mother, Irma Hyypiä. Currently, he is 45-year-old and his birth sign is Libra.


Signed a contract with Liverpool


Sami signed to Liverpool, the team he supported while he was a boy, for £2.6 million, as a recommendation to the former chief executive Peter Robinson by a TV cameraman.

Became the Captain


After his successful career as a player, Sami became first choice Liverpool captain after Redknapp, who had been blighted by long-term injuries and left the club.

Married Susanna Rissanen.


Sami began dating his girlfriend, Susanna Rissanen, after dating her for sometimes, he married his girlfriend and blessed with two children Rico Nestor Hyypiä and Kasper Erik Hyypiä.

Total Net worth


As a popular football player and manager, Sami earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. As of 2018, his current net worth is estimated in millions of dollars.