Iina Salmi

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Iina Salmi
Personal information
Full nameIina Reetta Salmi [1]
Date of birth (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Espoo, Finland [2]
Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
Senior career*
2011–2013 PK-35 Vantaa 29 (2)
2014 HJK 23 (7)
2015 PK-35 Vantaa 20 (13)
2016 FC Rosengård 17 (2)
2017 IF Limhamn Bunkeflo 8 (0)
2018 PK-35 Vantaa 11 (6)
2018– Ajax 11 (1)
National team
2012–2013 Finland U19
2016– Finland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 29 June 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:01, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Iina Reetta Salmi (born 12 October 1994) is a Finnish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ajax and the Finland national team. She previously played for PK-35 Vantaa and HJK of the Naisten Liiga and FC Rosengård.

Finns or Finnish people are a Finnic ethnic group native to Finland.

Association football Team field sport

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Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

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Salmi made her debut for the Finland women's national team in March 2016 against Wales. She was also a member of the Finnish squad at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada and played at the 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.

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The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 35th in the world and 20th in Europe. The team is run by the Welsh FA.

Finland women's national under-20 football team represents Finland at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

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  1. "List of Players – Finland" (PDF). FIFA. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. "Pelaajakortti: Iina Salmi" (in Finnish). Orsasport. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
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