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World League 2011
22nd Edition

- FIN / Finland - Player's biography
Team name  Esko
First name Mikko
Last name Esko
Age (birth date) 39  (3/09/1978)
Hometown Tampere
Languages FIN, GER, ENG, ITA
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Setter 198 cm 89 kg 331 cm 319 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  0 0 261 261
Volleyball career
International debut FIN-EST, 2000 
Club debut Vammalan Lentopallo (FIN)
Actual Club Nizhni Novgorod (RUS) 
Favourites Books: Production of Reijo Mäki
Food: Mom's meat balls
Movie: Scarface
Other sports: Tank Abbot
  Mikko Esko is the first setter of the Finnish team. He has played 171 matches for the national team. Esko is now one the best setters in the world and was nominated as the best Finnish Volleyball player for both 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

198cm tall, Esko played three seasons in Padova, one season in Montichiari and last two seasons in Modena with a four year contract to the club.

Esko is a national league and cup champion in two different countries: Finland and Belgium. He is also a two time Finnish champion in beach volley. His nickname is “Mesko”, which comes from M. Esko in his playing shirt.

Mikko’s wife Saara Esko is also a professional volleyball player. She currently plays for Carpi in the Italian A2-league. Mikko and Saara got their firstborn Leo on winter 2011.


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