FC United (Jakobstad)

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FC United
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Founded 1993
Ground Västraplan, Jakobstad
Ground Capacity 600
Manager Flag of Finland.svg Keijo Paananen
League Naisten Kakkonen
2013 Naisten Kakkonen Group C, 3rd

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.

Association football Team field sport

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Jakobstad Town in Ostrobothnia, Finland

Jakobstad is a town and municipality in Ostrobothnia, Finland. The town has a population of 19,287 and covers a land area of 88.31 square kilometres (34.10 sq mi). The population density is 218.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (566/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Larsmo, Pedersöre, and Nykarleby.

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Club honours

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.

European record

CompetitionStageResultOpponent
2003-04 UEFA Women's Cup Group Stage0–3 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF Dam
0–2 Flag of Ukraine.svg Lehenda-ShVSM
3–1 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi Holon
2005-06 UEFA Women's Cup Group Stage2–0 Flag of Estonia.svg Pärnu JK
1–2 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur
2–3 Flag of Norway.svg Røa IL

Former internationals

Emmi Alanen 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.

Rita Chikwelu Nigerian female football player

Rita Chikwelu is a Nigerian professional football player who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads DFF. She previously played for Umeå IK. She is also a member of the Nigeria women's national football team.

Leena Puranen is a Finnish football forward who plays for Swedish lower division team Kungsbacka DFF. In 2012 and 2013 she played for Jitex BK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She previously played for FC Ilves, United Pietarsaari and HJK in the Naisten Liiga, and KIF Örebro and Hammarby IF in the Swedish league.

Sources

  1. Finland - List of Women Champions Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  2. Finland - List of Women Cup Finals Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2014.


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