Defender who played for six teams from 1989 to 2011, most notably for Liverpool from 1999 to 2009, where he appeared in 318 games.
He began his youth career at the age of 3 for Kumu, and stayed there for 11 years before making his senior debut.
Following his retirement from playing, he promptly took up managing, debuting as a manager of Bayer Leverkusen in 2012.
He was born to Irma and Jouko Hyypia.
In 1995 he had a trial for Kevin Keegan and Newcastle, but instead signed with Willem II.