|Full name||Annica Maria Sjölund|
|Date of birth||31 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Finström, Åland, Finland|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|IF Finströms Kamraterna|
|2003–2005||FC United (Pietarsaari)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 22:06, 20 July 2015 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:53, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Annica Maria Sjölund (born 31 March 1985) is a Finnish football striker, who last played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She previously played for FC United Pietarsaari and Åland United in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Jitex BK,Älvsjö AIK and AIK in Sweden.
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC is an association football club from Gothenburg, Sweden. The club was established in 1970 under the name Landvetters IF. In 2004 the team moved from Landvetter, a Gothenburg suburb, into Gothenburg city and changed its name accordingly. The team has played nine seasons in the Women's Premier Division (Damallsvenskan), but has not yet won a championship gold medal.
The Damallsvenskan, also known as OBOS Damallsvenskan for sponsorship reasons, Swedish for ladies all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred to as the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.
FC United is a women's football club from Jakobstad, Finland, playing in the Finnish women's fourth tier Naisten Kolmonen. FC United was originally known as the women's section of FF Jaro and the current club was established in 1993.
In August 2012 Sjölund sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury while playing for Jitex in a match against Örebro.
Anterior cruciate ligament injury is when the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is either stretched, partially torn, or completely torn. The most common injury is a complete tear. Symptoms include pain, a popping sound during injury, instability of the knee, and joint swelling. Swelling generally appears within a couple of hours. In approximately 50% of cases, other structures of the knee such as surrounding ligaments, cartilage, or meniscus are damaged.
Jitex BK is a football club in Mölndal, Sweden, that competes in Swedish Women's Football Division 1, the third tier of Swedish women's football. The club was founded January 21, 1971 and previously played in the Elitettan, Sweden's second highest division, and the top division league, the Damallsvenskan.
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Sjölund left Jitex after the 2013 Damallsvenskan season. She was wanted by former club Åland United, but decided to stay in Sweden with Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.
The 2013 Damallsvenskan, part of the 2013 Swedish football season, is the 26th season of Damallsvenskan since its establishment in 1988. The season began on 13 April 2013 and ends on 20 October 2013. Tyresö FF are the defending champions, having won their first title the previous season.
She is a member of the Finnish national team; scoring on her debut against Belgium in May 2006.She took part in the 2009 European Championship, where she scored one goal in the quarter-finals against England.
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The 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, or just Women's Euro 2009, was played in Finland between August 23 and September 10, 2009. The host was appointed on July 11, 2006, in a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Berlin and the Finnish proposal won over the Dutch proposal.
National coach Andrée Jeglertz selected Sjölund in Finland's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013,where she scored the team's only goal at the tournament – a late equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Denmark.
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Sjölund also represented Åland at the Island Games football tournament in 2001 and 2007.
Football has been a regular event since 1989 at the Island Games, the biennial multi-sports event for island nations, territories and dependencies. A 5-a-side competition for under-16s was held at the inaugural event on the Isle of Man, and the success this minor competition brought to the games meant senior men's football was included on the itinerary for the first time in the Faroe Islands, in 1989. Women's football was included on the games' schedule for the first time in 2001.
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