Hannaliis Jaadla

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Hannaliis Jaadla
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Jaadla playing for Estonia in 2009
Personal information
Full nameHannaliis Jaadla
Date of birth (1986-07-12) 12 July 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Viljandi, Estonia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 19
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2010 Tammeka Tartu
2009 Umeå Södra FF
2011–2014 Flora Tallinn
2012Tottenham Hotspur (loan)
2015– Oxford United 5 (0)
National team
2005–2015 Estonia 66 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 19:45, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Hannaliis Jaadla (born 12 July 1986) is an Estonian footballer who plays as a defender for English club Oxford United and for the Estonia national team. As well as playing for Tammeka Tartu and Flora Tallinn of the Naiste Meistriliiga, she previously turned out for Tottenham Hotspur in England.

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Club career

After beginning her senior career with Tammeka Tartu, Jaadla signed for their Naiste Meistriliiga rivals Flora Tallinn in 2011. [2] She had a brief spell with Swedish club Umeå Södra FF in 2009. [3]

During the 2011–12 season, Estonian national team coach Keith Boanas arranged for Jaadla to join Tottenham Hotspur, coached by Karen Hills who played for Boanas at Charlton Athletic. Boanas said: "This co–operation greatly aids the development of the players and they bring new things back to Estonia that inspires other players." [4]

She played with the St Antony's/Nuffield/Wolfson/St Cross Foxes and won the Oxford University Football Association Women's Cuppers Tournament in 2015. In March 2015 Jaadla was signed by English FA WSL 2 club Oxford United. [5]

International career

She is a member of the Estonia women's national football team. [6] [7]

Personal life

In addition to her football career, Jaadla is a historian and academic. Her research has focused on infant mortality in 19th century Tartu. [8]

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References

  1. "Athlete Information". 2013 Summer Universiade . Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. 2011 squad in Flora's website
  3. "USFF vs Bollstanäs 3-1" (in Swedish). Umeå Södra FF A - Laget. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  4. Boanas, Keith (13 February 2012). "Keith Boanas / Manager / Estonia WNT". She Kicks. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  5. "Hannaliis Jaadla: Oxford United Women sign Estonia defender". BBC Sport. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  6. All Estonian women's internationals EJL
  7. Statistics in UEFA's website
  8. "Hannaliis Jaadla" (in Estonian). Estonian Research Portal. Retrieved 7 September 2015.