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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]

Sanna Valkonen
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Personal information
Full name Sanna 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*
Years Team Apps (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

She was a member of the Finnish national team for fifteen years,[6] and played the 2005 and 2009 European Championships, serving as the team's captain.[7] She was as of 2014 the second most capped Finnish player with 120 games, behind only Laura Österberg Kalmari with 130.[8]

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  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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