Petra Vaelma

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Petra Vaelma
Personal information
Full namePetra Pauliina Vaelma [1]
Date of birth (1982-05-11) 11 May 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Turku, Finland
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
2001–2006 Pietarsaari
2006 Bälinge
2007 Eskilstuna
2008 Umeå Södra 21 (0)
2009–2013 Klepp
National team
1999–2011 Finland 93 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Petra Pauliina Vaelma (born 11 May 1982) is a Finnish former football defender who most recently played for Klepp IL of the Norwegian Toppserien. She previously played for United Pietarsaari in the Naisten Liiga, and Bälinge IF and Umeå Södra in the Swedish Damallsvenskan, [2] also playing in the UEFA Women's Champions League with United Pietarsaari. [3]

Since 1998 she was a member of the Finnish national team, playing in the 2005 and 2009 editions of the European Championships. [4]

Vaelma retired from football after the 2013 season, but remained in Stavanger to work in a hotel. [5]


  1. "Association player list - Finland" (PDF). 21 August 2009. p. 5. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. Profile Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine . in the Finnish Football Association's website
  3. Profile in UEFA's website
  4. Vaelma comes home for big occasion. UEFA
  5. Karlsen, Thomas (25 January 2014). "Klepp uten finner" (in Norwegian). Fotball Magasinet. Retrieved 13 September 2014.