Emmi Alanen

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Emmi Alanen
Personal information
Full nameEmmi Alanen
Date of birth (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Lappajärvi, Finland
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Växjö DFF
Number 11
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Sport-39 (2)
2009–2010 FC United Pietarsaari 25 (6)
2011 HJK 26 (7)
2012–2013 Kokkola F10 20 (5)
2013–2015 Umeå IK 52 (11)
2016–2018 Vittsjö GIK 50 (6)
2019– Växjö DFF
National team
2010– Finland 71 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:58, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Emmi Alanen (born 30 April 1991) is a Finnish football midfielder and former wrestler who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Växjö DFF. Before moving to Sweden in 2013, she played for Kokkola F10, Sport-39 Vaasa, FC United Pietarsaari and HJK Helsinki of the Naistenliiga. [1]

Alanen made her senior debut for the Finland women's national football team on 19 June 2010, as a substitute in a 4–1 World Cup qualifying win over Portugal in Vantaa. [2] In June 2013 Alanen was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. [3] Although Finland were eliminated in the group stage, Alanen's midfield performances attracted the attention of Damallsvenskan club Umeå IK who invited her to train with them. [4]

In addition to football, Lappajärvi-born Alanen was also an international standard wrestler. [5] After a period of injury she decided to focus on football. [6] She joined Växjö DFF from Vittsjö GIK in December 2018. [7]

References

  1. 2012/01/31 Finnish WNT call-up in the Finnish Football Association's website
  2. "Emmi Alanen" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland . Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  3. "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. "Emmi Alanen ska träna med Umeå IK" (in Swedish). Vasabladet. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. Wallenius, Daniel (15 June 2010). "Lappajärveltä liigatähdeksi" (in Finnish). Järviseudun Sanomat. Archived from the original on 6 November 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  6. "Kunnaksen Kärki: Kahden lajin loukku" (in Finnish). Yle. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  7. Rydén, Jan (7 December 2018). "Emmi Alanen klar för Växjö" (in Swedish). Norra Skåne. Retrieved 8 December 2018.