Sanna Talonen

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Sanna Talonen
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Personal information
Full nameSanna Reetta Talonen [1]
Date of birth (1984-06-15) 15 June 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Finland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
KIF Örebro
Number 10
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2008 Florida State Seminoles 46 (34)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
FC Ilves
2005 FC Honka
2006 HJK
2007 Bälinge IF
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps 8 (3)
2009–2015 KIF Örebro 142 (54)
National team
2004–2014 Finland 90 (24)
* 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. [2] She last played in the Swedish Damallsvenskan for KIF Örebro, a club she represented for seven seasons, scoring 54 league goals. [3] She previously played for FC Ilves and FC Honka in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Florida Seminoles [4] and Vancouver Whitecaps [5] in United States' NCAA and W-League respectively.

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International career

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. [6] 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. [7]

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At UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland, Talonen featured in the hosts' attack. She was involved in a clash of heads with England's Faye White during Finland's 3–2 quarter-final defeat. [8]

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  2. "KIF Örebro stars done with football". na.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. Florida State star Talonen heads for Sweden Soccer America
  4. Talonen's hat trick powers third-seeded FSU to NCAA tourney win Archived 2012-09-13 at Archive.today Florida Seminoles web
  5. Whitecaps sign Schmidt and Talonen [ permanent dead link ]
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