Sanna Valkonen

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Full nameSanna Margit Valkonen [1]
Date of birth (1977-12-12) 12 December 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Hyvinkää, Finland [2]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1994 Kontu
1995–1996 PuiU
1997 MPS
1998–2002 HJK
2002 Boston Renegades
2002–2005 Umeå
2006–2007 AIK
2008–2010 Örebro 62 (0)
National team
1995–2010 Finland 120 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sanna Margit Valkonen (born 12 December 1977) is a Finnish former football defender. She played for KontU, PuiU, MPS Malmin and HJK Helsinki in the Naisten Liiga, Boston Renegades in the W-League, [3] and Umeå IK, AIK Fotboll and KIF Örebro [4] in the Damallsvenskan. She was named Finnish Footballer of the Year in 2001 and 2002. [5]

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References

  1. "2009 UEFA EUROPEAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PRESS KIT" (PDF). UEFA . Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  2. "Valkonen Sanna" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 2003. Archived from the original on 27 April 2003. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. Finnish-ing touch for Renegades: Kalmari and Valkonen lead Boston into Final Four tonight. The Daily News Transcript
  4. Statistics in the Swedish Football Association's website
  5. Profile in UEFA's Euro 2009 archive
  6. Statistics Archived 2003-04-27 at the Wayback Machine . in the Finnish Football Association's website
  7. Captain calls for classy display. UEFA
  8. Pietarinen, Heikki (24 April 2014). "Finland - Women International Player Records". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation . Retrieved 13 September 2014.
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