Annika Kukkonen

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Annika Kukkonen
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Playing for Sunnanå in May 2013
Personal information
Full nameAnnika Kukkonen
Date of birth (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Djurgården
Number 6
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2010 HJK 43 (18)
2011 Malmö 14 (1)
2012 Djurgården 22 (0)
2013 Sunnanå 20 (1)
2014 Örebro 21 (0)
2015 Sunnanå 15 (3)
2016– Djurgården 11 (0)
National team
2010– Finland 54 (2)
* 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

Annika Kukkonen (born 12 April 1990) is a Finnish football midfielder currently playing for Djurgården of Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She previously played for HJK, LdB FC Malmö, [1] KIF Örebro [2] and Sunnanå SK. [3] She has been a member of the Finnish national team since February 2010. [4]

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In June 2013 Kukkonen was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. [5]

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Kukkonen left Sunnanå after their 2013 Damallsvenskan campaign ended in relegation. She joined Örebro in February 2014. [6]

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References

  1. Malmö plockar in Annika Kukkonen Expressen
  2. Profile in soccerway.com
  3. Annika Kukkonen signs for Sunnana. spelare12.com, 25 November 2012
  4. Profile Archived April 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine . at Football Association of Finland's web
  5. "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  6. Långkvist, Carl-Magnus (4 February 2014). "Annika Kukkonen till KIF Örebro" (in Swedish). Yle . Retrieved 31 August 2014.