|Full name||Tinja-Riikka Tellervo Korpela|
|Date of birth||5 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Oulu, Finland|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 13 August 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2018
Tinja-Riikka Tellervo Korpela (born 5 May 1986) is a Finnish football goalkeeper who plays for Norwegian club Vålerenga.She previously played for Bayern Munich in the German Frauen-Bundesliga, Tyresö FF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan, LSK Kvinner and Kolbotn of Norway's Toppserien, and FC Honka of Finland's Naisten Liiga.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by the goalkeeper moving into the path of the ball and either catching it or directing it away from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are able to use their hands, making them the only players on the field permitted to handle the ball. The special status of goalkeepers is indicated by them wearing different coloured kits from their teammates.
Vålerenga Fotball Damer is the women's football branch of Vålerenga Fotball. The team plays in Toppserien, Norway.
Korpela debuted for Finland's national team in 2007. She represented her country at the UEFA Women's Championships in 2009 and 2013.
The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.
The UEFA European Women's Championship, also called the UEFA Women's Euro and unofficially the "European Cup", held every fourth year, is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the UEFA Confederation. The competition is the women's equivalent of the UEFA European Championship.
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.
Swedish UEFA Women's Champions League contenders Tyresö FF signed Korpela to a contract in December 2013.Korpela competed with Carola Söberg for a starting place and was a substitute in Tyresö's 4–3 defeat by Wolfsburg in the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final. Tyresö suffered a financial implosion in 2014 and withdrew from the 2014 Damallsvenskan season, expunging all their results and making all their players free agents.
The UEFA Women's Champions League, previously called the UEFA Women's Cup (2001–09), is an international women's association football competition. It involves the top club teams from countries affiliated with the European governing body UEFA.
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Britt Carola Therese Söberg is a Swedish football coach and former goalkeeper. She played for clubs including Umeå IK, Tyresö FF and KIF Örebro DFF of the Damallsvenskan, as well as Avaldsnes IL of the Norwegian Toppserien. She won 11 caps for Sweden at senior international level.
Korpela signed a two-year contract with German Frauen-Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich in June 2014.On 18 February 2016, she extended her contract until 2018. At their request and in agreement of the association their contract was dissolved at the end of 2017; She left FC Bayern Munich after just three and a half years. It was duly approved before the last round game on 17 December 2017 before the home game against 1. FFC Frankfurt.
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Korpela was part of the Finland squad at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship.She made her senior Finland women's national football team debut in March 2007, against Sweden at the Algarve Cup. By the time of UEFA Women's Euro 2009, hosted in Finland, Korpela was the first choice goalkeeper.
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Sweden women's national football team won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), as well as three European Championship-silvers. The team has participated in six Olympic Games, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
The Algarve Cup, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events.
In June 2013 Korpela was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.After playing in Finland's first two matches at the tournament, she was replaced with longstanding rival Minna Meriluoto for the final group game; a 1–1 draw with Denmark.
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The 2013 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as Women's Euro 2013, was the 11th European Championship for women's national football teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament, held in Sweden from 10 to 28 July 2013, became the most-watched in the history of the Women's Euros. It concluded with Germany, the defending champions, winning their sixth consecutive and eighth overall Women's Euro title after defeating Norway in the final.
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Korpela is openly gay.
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