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Michael Käld in 2009.
|Full name||Mikael Johan Bernhard Käld|
|Date of birth||6 May 1954|
|Place of birth||Kronoby, Finland|
|2001–2009||Finland women's national team|
Mikael Johan Bernhard Käld (born 6 May 1954) is a Finnish football manager who most recently worked at Kokkola F10 in the Finnish women's premier division Naisten Liiga. Käld was the head coach of Finland women's national football team from 2001 to 2009.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
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.
Käld spent his own player career in the Finnish lower divisions. His debut as a women's manager Käld made in 2000 by coaching Pietarsaari in Naisten Liiga. A year later he was named as the head coach of Finland women's team.Käld coached Finland in 2005 and 2009 UEFA Women's Championship. 2005 Finland reached the semi-finals and 2009 the quarter-finals.
Michael Käld was nominated the Finnish Football Manager of the Year in 2004 and 2005.
Finnish Football Manager of the Year title has been awarded in Finland since 1981. The nomination is made by Finnish Football Managers' Association.
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