Natalia Kuikka

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Natalia Kuikka
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Personal information
Full nameNatalia Kuikka
Date of birth (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Kemi, Finland
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) [1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015–2019 Florida State Seminoles 38 (6)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011 Visan Pallo 16 (14)
2012–2013 Merilappi United 35 (15)
2013Kokkola F10 11 (1)
2014–2015 Merilappi United 29 (14)
2019- Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC 7 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Finland U17
2012–2014 Finland U19
2014 Finland U20
2013– Finland 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17 January 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2016

Natalia Kuikka (born 1 December 1995) is a Finnish football midfielder who plays for Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC. She previously played for Merilappi United of the Naisten Liiga.

Finns or Finnish people are a Finnic ethnic group native to Finland.

Association football Team field sport

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Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

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Club career

Kuikka has played in Merilappi United since 2012. After the 2013 season her club was promoted to the Finnish women's premier league. In 2013 Kuikka was also on loan for Kokkola F10 and made her debut in the premier league with 11 matches, scoring once.

International career

She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013. [2]

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UEFA Womens Euro 2013 2013 edition of the UEFA Womens Euro

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