Eveliina Sarapää

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Eveliina Sarapää
Personal information
Full nameEveliina Sarapää
Date of birth (1976-09-29) 29 September 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Oulu, Finland [1]
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) [2]
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
1999–2006 HJK
2007 Honka
National team
2000–2007 Finland 67 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eveliina "Eve" Sarapää (born 29 September 1976 in Oulu) is a Finnish architect [ citation needed ] and former football midfielder. She played for FC Honka and HJK Helsinki of the Naisten Liiga as well as Asker Fotball of the Norwegian Toppserien. [3]

Oulu City in North Ostrobothnia, Finland

Oulu is a city and municipality of 203,750 inhabitants in the region of North Ostrobothnia, Finland. It is the most populous city in Northern Finland and the fifth most populous city in the country. There are no larger cities in the world, apart from Murmansk Russia, that are more northerly than Oulu. It is also considered one of Europe's "living labs", where residents experiment with new technology at a community-wide scale.

Architect Person trained to plan and design buildings, and oversee their construction

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She was a member of the Finnish national team, [4] and played at the 2005 European Championship. [5]

Finland womens national football team

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The 2005 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2005, was a football tournament for women held from 5 June to 19 June 2005 in Lancashire, England and Cheshire, England. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.

Sarapää attended Oslo School of Architecture and Design while playing in Norway and became an architect after her football career. [6]

Oslo School of Architecture and Design

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design is an autonomous institution within the Norwegian university system. The School offers a unique research-based education with a strong international standing within the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and landscape architecture


Naisten Liiga is the premier division of women's football in Finland. It was established in 2006 as the successor of 1971 founded Naisten SM-sarja. The first Naisten Liiga season was played in 2007.

The Finnish Women's Cup is the national women's football cup competition in Finland and was first played in 1981.

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