Name: Alex Kristopher
Place of Birth: Joutseno (Finland)
2° Passport: Puerto Rico
2nd Position: Offensive Playmaker
Club: North Shore United AFC (New Zealand)
Agent: D'Alessandro Scouting
Oikkonen was born in Joutseno (Finland) from Finnish father and Puerto Rican mother. Oikkonen has played football in Puerto Rico, United States, Spain and Finland. He speaks fluently Finnish, English and Spanish. He is, since 2011, member of Puerto Rico Senior National Team. At youth levels he started his career with Kultsu FC, in Finland he played also with IPS before to move to Puerto Rico at the age of 14. At 18 he moved in stage to the United States to play with FC Dallas Academy with which he earned, after having passed a trial, one year of contract. In 2010 he signed with Bayamon FC in Puerto Rico. He stayed there until 2013, before to move to Spain, signing with Spansih Club Martos FC. After his experience in Spain he moved back to his homecountry, Finland. In Finland he played in all of the three professionals levels between the beginning of 2014 to the end of 2019 with four clubs: MYPA (Veikkasuliga), Kultsu (Kakkonen), Pepo (Kakkonen) and Kajaani (Ykkonen). In total he had 74 apparences in Kakkonen, with 11 goals and 6 assists; 13 apparences in Ykkonen and 3 in Veikkasuliga. With Puerto Rico National Team he has played 15 games, scoring two goals, playing during World Cup qualifiers and CONCACAF qualifiers. Alex Oikkonen is the youngest goal scorer in the history of Puerto Rico National Team, having scored at 17 years of age. On 24 February 2020 he signed a two years contract with New Zealander club North Shore United AFC.
Alex Oikkonen is a typicall number 8, able to play between the offensive lines and as well before the midfield line. He has a good quality in the passing, with short and long range, horizontal and vertical. He has vision and ability in choose the right teammate to assist with a pass. His best qualities are in the playmaking, he is a player that can open the light with a key pass and as well to open the play with an horizontal pass, under opponent's pressure, to the winger far on the side. He is a Corner Kick specialist, he is able to serve the ball in the right way, with the right power and curve, in the penalty area. He also have scored two goals from Corner Kick. He know as well how to kick a Free Kick, that can be direct or not.