|Ground|| Wiklöf Holding Arena |
|Capacity||4 000 (1 600 seated)|
Åland United is a Finnish women's football club from Lemland.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.
Lemland is a municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland.
In 2004 Åland's clubs Lemlands IF and IF Finströms Kamraterna decided to strengthen the women's football in the region. Their combined team operated under Lemlands IF using name Åland United. United managed promotion to the top national women's league, the Naisten Liiga, in 2005. In 2008 other Ålandic clubs Sunds IF, IFK Mariehamn and Saltviks IF joined in the cooperation and Åland United became an independent, pure women's football club.
Lemlands Idrottsförening or Lemlands IF is a Finnish sports club situated in Lemland on the Åland Islands. The club is best known for its football section. Lemlands IF is competing in the Swedish Football Division 7. Wilhelm Ingves, a striker of the Finnish Premier Division outfit IFK Mariehamn, is a former youth player of Lemlands IF.
IF Finströms Kamraterna is a sports and football club in Åland. The football team currently plays in Division III of the Finnish football league.
Naisten Liiga is the premier division of women's football in Finland. It was established in 2006 as the successor of 1971 founded Naisten SM-sarja. The first Naisten Liiga season was played in 2007.
In 2009 Åland United won the championship and played in the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League.They started in the round of 32 and lost both legs to reigning champion Turbine Potsdam. In subsequent seasons Åland United has been 3rd (2010), 4th (2011), 2nd (2012) and champions (2013)
The 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League was the tenth edition of the European women's championship for football clubs. The final was held in London, England on 26 May 2011 at Craven Cottage.
|2010–11||Champions League||Round of 32||0–9, 0–6|
|2014–15||Champions League||Qualifying round||4–0|
As of 10 June 2018 [update] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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Hanna Carolina Ljungberg is a Swedish former football player, who played the position of forward. She played for the club side Umeå IK and for the Swedish national football team. She debuted for Sweden, at age 17, on February 6, 1996 where Sweden won 8-0 against Spain.
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IFK Mariehamn is an Ålandic football club based in Mariehamn, the capital of the Åland Islands. It plays in the Finnish Premier Division (Veikkausliiga). The club is managed by Peter Lundberg, and it plays its home matches at Wiklöf Holding Arena.
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Paulus Verneri Arajuuri is a Finnish professional footballer, who plays as a centre back for Brøndby IF in the Danish Superliga and the Finland national team. He began his senior club career playing for FC Espoo, before making his Veikkausliiga debut with Honka at age 18 in 2006.
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Tuija Annika Hyyrynen is a Finnish football defender who plays for Juventus in Italy's Serie A. She previously played for Umeå IK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan; HJK Helsinki and Åland United in Finland's Naisten Liiga. In 2010 Hyyrynen played in America, with Florida State Seminoles and Pali Blues.
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