Joined Spurs following the end of his contract with Auxerre in July 2005.
The Finland international, who is capable of playing anywhere across the midfield, began his career at FC Haka in his homeland, debuting in 1996, before turning down a host of European clubs to join Auxerre in 1997.
Teemu maked over 150 appearances for Auxerre, helping them into the Champions League for the 2002-03 season and lifting the French Cup in 2003.
Also took part in Guy Roux's side's run to the quarter-finals of the 2004-05 UEFA Cup.
A hit in his first appearances in a Spurs shirt in the Peace Cup in South Korea, July 2005, Teemu has settled in well at the Club, his tigerish displays impressing both team-mates and fans.