Sanna Malaska

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Sanna Malaska
Personal information
Full nameSanna Irene Malaska [1]
Date of birth (1983-04-06) 6 April 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland [2]
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 12 in) [3]
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1989–1992 To Te
1993–2000 HJK
Senior career*
2000–2003 HJK
2004 Sunnanå SK
2007 Prainsa Zaragoza
2008–2010 Amazon Grimstad (2)
2011 HJK 25 (4)
National team
2004–2010 Finland 37 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sanna Irene Malaska (born 6 April 1983) is a Finnish football coach and former midfielder, currently running the female youth teams at HJK Helsinki of the Naisten Liiga. As well as for HJK, she has played for Sunnanå SK of Sweden's Damallsvenskan, Prainsa Zaragoza in the Spanish Superleague and Amazon Grimstad in Norway's Toppserien. [4]

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She has been a member of the Finnish national team, taking part in the 2005 and 2009 European Championships. She last appeared in 2010. [5]

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  1. "2009 UEFA European Women's Championship Match Press Kit" (PDF). UEFA. 24 August 2009. p. 5. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. "15. Malaska" (in Finnish). Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi. Archived from the original on 16 November 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  3. "HJK Helsinki". KŚ AZS Wrocław. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  4. Profile in UEFA's Euro 2009 archive
  5. Profile Archived 2005-05-23 at the Wayback Machine . in the Football Association of Finland's website
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