sami hyypia

“Everyone talks about foreign players like Zola, Henry and Bergkamp but they never look at Sami. In terms of consistency he’s well up there with them, there’s no doubt about it. Maybe he can’t do something out of the blue every now and again but every week, for nine months of the season, Sami Hyypia is your man. He’s definitely one of the best foreign players this country has ever seen.” - Jamie Carragher.


100PWSTK: 10. Sami Hyypia

Date of birth: October 7, 1973
Place of birth: Porvoo
Nationality: Finnish
Position: Centre-back
Years at the club: 1999-2009
Signed from: Willem II
Left for: Bayer Leverkusen
Position in 2006 poll: 38

Appearances: 464
Goals: 35
Honours with LFC: 1 Champions League (2004-05), 2 FA Cups (2000-01, 2005-06), 2 League Cups (2000-01, 2002-03), 1 UEFA Cup (2000-01)
Did you know? Hyypia was named Finnish player of the year nine times
Where is he now? Manager of Bayer Leverkusen