Born: Tampere, Finland, 14 July 1989

Position: Centre back; defensive midfielder

International caps: 16

International goals: 0

Signed: 4 August 2015 from Aalesund (undisclosed)

Fulham debut: Fulham 0-1 Stoke City, 22 September 2015

Fulham appearances: 9

Fulham goals: 0

Sold: 8 August 2016 (released).

Finnish international Sakari Matilla is said to be Fulham’s first analytics-inspired signing having joined from Aalesund in August 2015. He made nine senior appearances for the club before being released in August 2016.