|Full name||Natalia Kuikka|
|Date of birth||1 December 1995|
|Place of birth||Kemi, Finland|
|Height||168 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
|2015–2019||Florida State Seminoles||38||(6)|
|2013||→ Kokkola F10||11||(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.
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