Åland United

Åland United is a Finnish women's football club from Lemland.

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Founded2004
GroundWiklöf Holding Arena
Mariehamn
Åland Islands
Finland
Capacity4 000 (1 600 seated)
ChairmanTed Martell
CoachSamuel Fagerholm
Daniela Haglund
LeagueNaisten Liiga
2013Champion
KMF – Åland United (in blue)

In 2004 Åland's clubs Lemlands IF and IF Finströms Kamraterna decided to strengthen the women's football in the region. Their combined team operated under Lemlands IF using name Åland United. United managed promotion to the top national women's league, the Naisten Liiga, in 2005. In 2008 other Ålandic clubs Sunds IF, IFK Mariehamn and Saltviks IF joined in the cooperation and Åland United became an independent, pure women's football club.[1][2]

In 2009 Åland United won the championship and played in the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League.[3] They started in the round of 32 and lost both legs to reigning champion Turbine Potsdam. In subsequent seasons Åland United has been 3rd (2010), 4th (2011), 2nd (2012) and champions (2013)

TitlesEdit

Record in UEFA competitions
Season Competition Stage Result Opponent
2010–11 Champions League Round of 32 0–9, 0–6   Turbine Potsdam
2014–15 Champions League Qualifying round 4–0   ŽFK Kochani
0–7   Medyk Konin
0–1   SFK 2000

Current squadEdit

  • As of 27 April 2019.[4]

As of 27 April 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Anna Tamminen
2   FW Isabella Mattsson
3   MF Emelie Johansson
5   DF Mikaela Frondelius
7   FW Signy Aarna
8   MF Sara Nordin
10   MF Monica Hagstrom
11   DF Pille Raadik
12   GK Paula Myllyoja
14   DF Maryette Karring
No. Position Player
15   MF Erin Yenney
16   FW Sofia Lindstrom
17   MF Rosita
18   DF Anna Asa Westerlund
19   DF Tiia Peltonen
20   DF Rebecca Bjorkvall
22   FW Phoenetia Browne
24   MF Selma Viktorsson
26   MF Olivia Mattsson
29   FW Elsa Viktorsson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nykvist, Maria (14 October 2008). "Åland United blir egen förening" [Åland United becomes an independent association] (in Swedish). Nya Åland. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Åland United blir egen förening" [Åland United becomes an independent association] (in Swedish). Åland United. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Finland - List of Women Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Spelare". Åland United. Retrieved 27 April 2019.

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