Anna Westerlund

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Personal information
Full nameAnna Ǻsa Olivia Westerlund [1]
Date of birth (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Pargas, Finland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Åland United
Number 18
Youth career
Pargas IF
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005 SC Raisio
2006–2009 FC Honka
2010–2011 Umeå IK 43 (6)
2012–2013 Piteå IF 40 (2)
2014–2018 LSK Kvinner FK 21 (3)
National team
2008– Finland 89 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:12, 16 July 2016 (UTC)~

Anna Ǻsa Olivia Westerlund (born 9 April 1989) is a Finnish footballer, who plays at club level for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien. She previously played for FC Honka in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Umeå IK. [2] [3] Despite playing 90 minutes in all 22 of Umeå's league matches, her contract with the club was not extended at the end of the 2011 season. [4] The following season she remained in Sweden with Piteå IF. [5]

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International career

Westerlund was part of the Finland squad at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship. Her senior Finland women's national football team debut came in January 2008, against China. [6]

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By the time of UEFA Women's Euro 2009, hosted by Finland, Westerlund was established in the squad. She played in three matches, including the 3–2 quarter-final defeat by England. [7]

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In June 2013 Westerlund was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. [8] Typically a defensive midfielder with her club team, Westerlund was used as a centre back by Finland. [9] She required a stitch in a head wound during Finland's opening match, a 0–0 draw with Italy. [10]

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