|Full name||Sanna Reetta Talonen|
|Date of birth||15 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Finland|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2007–2008||Florida State Seminoles||46||(34)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 00:17, 17 February 2016 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:10, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Sanna Reetta Talonen (born 15 June 1984) is a retired Finnish football forward.She last played in the Swedish Damallsvenskan for KIF Örebro, a club she represented for seven seasons, scoring 54 league goals. She previously played for FC Ilves and FC Honka in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Florida Seminoles and Vancouver Whitecaps in United States' NCAA and W-League respectively.
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Talonen made her senior Finland women's national football team debut in March 2004 at a 4–0 defeat to China in the Algarve Cup.Her goalscoring exploits with FC Honka earned Talonen a place in the national squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2005 in North West England. She played in two matches as the Finns reached the semi-final.
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