|Full name||Sanna Margit Valkonen|
|Date of birth||12 December 1977|
|Place of birth||Hyvinkää, Finland|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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