Playing for Sunnanå in May 2013
|Full name||Annika Kukkonen|
|Date of birth||12 April 1990|
|Place of birth||Helsinki, Finland|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 7 September 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2014
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