Leena Puranen

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Leena Puranen
Personal information
Full nameLeena Puranen
Date of birth (1986-10-18) 18 October 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Tampere, Finland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Winger
Club information
Current team
Kungsbacka DFF
Number 15
Youth career
TPV
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Ilves
Pietarsaari
2006–2007 HJK
2008 Örebro 21 (3)
2009–2011 Hammarby 45 (7)
2012–2013 Jitex 41 (2)
2014– Kungsbacka DFF
National team
2007– Finland 55 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14:23, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:23, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Leena Puranen (born 18 October 1986) 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. [2] She previously played for FC Ilves, United Pietarsaari and HJK in the Naisten Liiga, and KIF Örebro and Hammarby IF in the Swedish league.

Puranen made her senior Finland women's national football team debut in a 4–0 friendly defeat to the United States in Carson, California on 25 August 2007. [3] In May 2009 Puranen suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which ruled her out of UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland. [4]

National coach Andrée Jeglertz selected Puranen in Finland's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013, [5] but she did not play in any of their three games at the tournament.

When Jitex let several players go for financial reasons after the 2013 season, Puranen moved to Division 1 Kungsbacka DFF. By the mid season break she had scored 16 goals at the lower level. [6]

References

  1. "Leena Puranen" (in Finnish). OrsaSport. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  2. Sweden: Jitex becoming bigger and bigger. Wsoccernews
  3. "Leena Puranen" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland . Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  4. Erävuori, Mikael (1 June 2009). "Finland lose Puranan for women's finals". UEFA . Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  5. "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  6. Tuominen, Jukka (29 June 2014). "Jalkapalloilija Leena Puranen nautiskelee 1. divisioonassa" (in Finnish). Sveriges Radio . Retrieved 31 August 2014.