Signed on a six-month loan from Queens Park Rangers of the Championship.
2017-18 (Queens Park Rangers, Championship):
Started two EFL Cup appearances, adding one assist.
2016-17 (Queens Park Rangers, Championship):
Started four of six appearances and made an assist for a total of 427 minutes played across all competitions.
Made his senior debut on September 21, 2016 in the 2-1 loss against Sunderland during third stage of the EFL Cup.
2015-16 (Queens Park Rangers, Championship):
Was a regular for the U-21 squad, making 12 appearances.
2014 – 15 (Queens Park Rangers, Championship / Dagenham & Redbridge FC, National League (English Fifth Tier):
Signed to QPR on two-year deal on September 18 2014, loaned to Dagenham & Redbridge FC where he started one of two appearances.
Started and made senior national team debut for Finland during an international friendly against Estonia on January 11, 2019.
Has had call ups for the U-18, U-19, and U-21 teams for Finland.
Appeared in 12 matches for the U-23 team, nine of which were for thre UEFA European U-21 Championship qualifications.
Logged two starts in two appearances for the U-19 squat during the group stage matches of the EUFA Euro U-19 Championship.
Born and raised in the U.S., his father, Timo Hämäläinen is a Finnish former professional soccer player.
Niko started his youth career in the U.S. with the FC Florida and FC Dallas’ youth academy systems.
Was recommended to QPR by former Rangers defender David Bardsley, who was running football schools in Florida.
Follow Niko on Instagram @niko_ah and on twitter @Niko_hamalainen.