Mika Sankala

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Mika Sankala
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-11-16) 16 November 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Kemi, Finland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Finland women (assistant)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
19791980 Kaskö IK 18 (–)
1981 Vasa IFK 25 (2)
1982 Sepsi-78 25 (2)
19831985 PPT Pori 67 (24)
19871990 GIF Sundsvall 64 (6)
1993 Matfors IF 19 (2)
19952000 Kaskö IK 30 (6)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Stockviks FF
20052008 GIF Sundsvall
20092010 Umeå IK
2013– Finland women (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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He played three seasons in the Finnish premier league Mestaruussarja for Sepsi-78 and PPT Pori and three seasons in Swedish Allsvenskan for GIF Sundsvall. Sankala has coached GIF Sundsvall in Allsvenskan and Superettan and Umeå IK in women's Damallsvenskan. January 2013 he joined the coaching staff of Finland women's national team. [1]

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References

  1. "Mika Sankala naisten A-maajoukkueen valmennustiimiin" (in Finnish). Finnish Football Association. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.