Katri Mattsson

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Katri Mattsson
Personal information
Full nameKatri Susanna Mattsson
Date of birth (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Kauhajoki, Finland
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002–2003 Fresno State Bulldogs 39 (14)
2004–2005 Florida Atlantic Owls 37 (16)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1998–2001 United Pietarsaari
2005–2006 United Pietarsaari
2007–2008 Bälinge
2009–2011 Wolfsburg 9 (0)
2012 Jitex 18 (1)
2013 LSK Kvinner FK 20 (0)
2014 PK-35 Vantaa 23 (3)
2015 FC Ilves 23 (3)
National team
1999–2015 Finland 100 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:52, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Katri Susanna Mattsson (née Nokso-Koivisto; born 22 November 1982) is a Finnish former football midfielder, who most recently played for PK-35 Vantaa. She previously played for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien. Before moving to Norway she played the 2012 season with Jitex BK in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. [1] Mattsson previously played for United Pietarsaari in the Naisten Liiga, Florida Atlantic Owls in the NCAA, [2] Bälinge IF in the Damallsvenskan, [3] and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

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A member of the Finnish national team since 1999, [4] she played in the 2009 European Championship. [5] In June 2013, Mattsson was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. [6] In January 2016, Mattsson announced her retirement from football. She had recently collected her hundredth cap for the national team, but had been plagued by pain in her knees. [7]

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References

  1. Jitex sign yet another Finnish player, this time from Wolfsburg. W Soccer News
  2. Profile in Owls' website
  3. Statistics in the Swedish Football Association's website
  4. Statistics in the Football Association of Finland's website
  5. Profile in UEFA's Euro 2009 archive
  6. "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  7. "Katri Mattsson päättää upean uransa" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
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