|Date of birth||16 November 1964|
|Place of birth||Kemi, Finland|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Finland women (assistant)|
|2013–||Finland women (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Mika Sankala (born 16 November 1964) is a Finnish football manager and a former footballer. He is currently the assistant coach for Finland women's national football team.
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