Markku Kanerva - Updated Feb 2024

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Helsinki, USA
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Helsinki, USA

Markku Kanerva

Markku Kanerva is a famous football manager from Finland. Markku Kanerva who has been a player for teams like HJK, and IF Elfsberg, has also managed teams like HJK, and FC Viikingit. Currently, he is managing the national football team of Finland.

Early Life

Markku Kanerva was born on May 24, 1964, in Helsinki, Finland. This makes him 59 years old as of 2022. Her full name is Markku Tapio Kanerva. There is not much information regarding the name and professions of his parents, and siblings.

While he holds a Finnish nationality and practices Christianity. Further, he belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. According to astrology, he has as his zodiac sign.


Talking about his formal educational status, he completed his schooling at a local school in his hometown. And, he also accomplished his higher studies at university.

Markku Kanerva – Net Worth 2023

Markku is living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth of $4 million – $5 million US dollars is about as of 2022.

Professional Life

Profession-wise Markku Kanerva is a football manager. But prior to it, he was a player first. Career as a player, he played in the position of central defender and fullback for his hometown clubs.

Initially, he played for HJK from 1983 to 1990 and again the second stint from 1994 to 1998. Further, he also played for local rivals FinnPa. Moreover, following his career, he also played for the team IF Elfsborg.

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Caption: Markku Kanerva during the press conference (Source: Instagram)

While, he has also represented his national Finnish team as a player for about 59 matches, and also scored a goal in it. He retired in 1998 playing 291 matches and scoring 29 goals. After retiring as a player, he started coaching.

Talking about his managerial career, he became the assistant coach of Jyrki Heliskoski and Keith Armstrong for his former club HJK. And, he also became the head coach of East Helsinki club FC Viikingit. He also became Coach of the Year in Finland in 2009.

Apart from coaching professional clubs, he also coached the national football team of Finland. He became head coach of the Finnish national team for the Spring period in 2011. While he later also became caretaker manager in 2015 in his second stint. In 2016 he became the head coach permanently. During his time, he successfully led Finnish nationals to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020.

Personal Life

Moving on to the romantic and private life of Markku Kanerva, he is not married. There are no reports confirming his relationship with any other person to date. He also does not have any children from other means. While he is straight regarding gender choices. And, he does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: Markku Kanerva during the match (Source: World Soccer)

Body Measurements 

Markku Kanerva is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The football manager stands about 5 feet and 9 inches tall. While he weighs 80kg.

Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number ranges have not been revealed yet. The color of his eyes is brown, and he has blonde colored hair.

Markku Kanerva – Social Media

Markku is also present on social media. He is active on Instagram under the account @markku_kanerva. But the account does not have a remarkable fan following. While he is not active from other means too.