Nea-Stina Liljedahl

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Nea-Stina Liljedahl
Personal information
Full nameNea-Stina Liljedahl
Date of birth (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Centre back
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Honka
Number 14
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2012 HJK 81 (8)
2013– FC Honka
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nea-Stina Liljedahl (born 16 January 1993) is a Finnish footballer currently playing for FC Honka's women's team in the Naisten Liiga. She is a Finland under-19 international. [1]

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Liljedahl, who can play in midfield or defence, moved from HJK to FC Honka ahead of the 2013 season. [2] Liljedahl had played in 81 league games for HJK, scoring eight goals. She acquired the nickname "Nekku" after a type of traditional Finnish confection which she had developed a fondness for. [3]

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Following an injury to Maija Saari, national coach Andrée Jeglertz's drafted the uncapped Liljedahl into his Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. [4]

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References

  1. Profile in UEFA's website
  2. Oivo, Mikael (11 June 2013). "Liljedahl och Hirvonen ersätter Saari" (in Swedish). Yle . Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  3. "Nea-Stina Liljedahl ja Susanna Silvennoinen siirtyvät FC Honkaan" (in Finnish). FC Honka Naiset. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.