Tiina Salmén

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Tiina Salmén
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Personal information
Full nameTiina Sofia Salmén [1]
Date of birth (1984-08-03) 3 August 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Finland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
HJK Helsinki
2006–2010 Amazon Grimstad
2011 Klepp IL 19 (1)
National team
2004–2011 Finland 77 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tiina Sofia Salmén (born 3 August 1984) is a Finnish former football midfielder, who last played for Klepp IL in Norway's Toppserien. [2] She previously played for HJK Helsinki in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Amazon Grimstad in the Toppserien.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

Klepp IL association football club

Klepp IL is a Norwegian sports club from the municipality of Klepp. It was founded on 1 October 1919, and has sections for football, handball and gymnastics as well as the less active sections for athletics and orienteering.

As a member of the Finnish national team, she took part in the 2005 and 2009 European Championships. [3] In 2007, she was named Finnish Women's Player of the Year. [4]

Finland womens national football team womens national association football team representing Finland

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The 2005 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2005, was a football tournament for women held from 5 June to 19 June 2005 in Lancashire, England and Cheshire, England. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.

UEFA Womens Euro 2009 2009 edition of the UEFA Womens Euro

The 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, or just Women's Euro 2009, was played in Finland between August 23 and September 10, 2009. The host was appointed on July 11, 2006, in a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Berlin and the Finnish proposal won over the Dutch proposal.

After the 2011 Toppserien season, Salmén and compatriot Miia Niemi both left Klepp and retired from football. [5]

Miia Niemi Finnish footballer

Miia-Maarit Niemi is a Finnish former footballer who played in the Norwegian Toppserien for Amazon Grimstad and Klepp IL, as well as HJK in her home country. After making her debut for the Finland women's national football team in 2003, Niemi accrued 46 caps and played at UEFA Women's Euro 2009.

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References

  1. "2009 UEFA EUROPEAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PRESS KIT" (PDF). UEFA . Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  2. Profile in Klepp's web
  3. Statistics Archived 2012-04-03 at the Wayback Machine . in the Football Association of Finland's web
  4. Finland - Women Player of the Year Awards Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  5. Primstad, Espen (13 November 2011). "Niemi og Salmén legger opp" (in Norwegian). Klepp IL. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
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