Signy Aarna (born 4 October 1990) is an Estonian footballer who plays as a forward for Finnish club Åland United and for the Estonia national team. She previously played for Finnish club Pallokissat and FC Lootos of the Estonian Naiste Meistriliiga.

Signy Aarna
Signy Aarna 2009 (cropped).jpg
Playing for Estonia in 2009
Personal information
Full name Signy Aarna
Date of birth (1990-10-04) 4 October 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Ahja, Põlva County, Estonia
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Åland United
Number 7
Youth career
2002 Ahja Sipelgas
2003–2008 Põlva FC Lootos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Põlva FC Lootos 111 (153)
2014–2017 Pallokissat 90 (45)
2018– Åland United 44 (10)
National team
2005 Estonia U16 2 (0)
2006–2008 Estonia U19 17 (1)
2009– Estonia Universiade Team 12 (3)
2009– Estonia 87 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 November 2019

Club careerEdit

From Ahja, Põlva County, Aarna started training with the youth team of FC Lootos as a goalkeeper in 2003. In 2005, 2007 and 2008 she won Estonian youth titles with the club's different age groups.

FC LootosEdit

In 2008, she started in FC Lootos' senior squad in the Esiliiga, the second level of women's football in Estonia. FC Lootos won the league and Aarna was the top scorer with 48 goals. From 2009 she played for FC Lootos in the top level Naiste Meistriliiga. She remains the club's most capped player with 121 games in all competitions and 166 goals in Estonian league and cup games.[2]

PallokissatEdit

Despite offers from other Meistriliiga clubs, Aarna opted to stay with her hometown club until leaving the country. After the end of season 2013, Aarna signed her first professional contract with Naisten Liiga club Pallokissat in Finland. In her debut season Aarna scored 13 goals in 21 matches, she became the club's top scorer and helped the team to reach third place and the first ever medals in the club's history. 2015 proved to be another productive season for Aarna, as she scored 17 goals in Naisten Liiga and she became again the club's top scorer.

Åland UnitedEdit

Before the 2018 season, Aarna joined Åland United.[3]

National team careerEdit

Aarna debuted for the senior national team in the 2009 Baltic Cup, starting her first game on 29 April 2009 against Latvia and scoring Estonia's fifth and final goal on her home ground, Lootospark. She previously played at Under-17 and under-19 levels.

Scores and results list Estonia's Women's National team first
Goals scored in official competitions
Competition Stage Date Location Opponent Goals Result Overall
2011 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2010–03–27 Vrbovec   Croatia 1 3–0 1
2013 UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2011–09–18 Tallinn   Ukraine 1 1–4 2
2012–06–16 Otepää   Belarus 1 2–4
2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2014–08–20 Tallinn   Czech Republic 1 1–4 1
2019 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2017–04–08 Tbilisi   Georgia 1 2–1 1
Complete list of games

Source: [4]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Season Club Country Level Apps Goals
2019 Åland United Finland I 21 1
2018 Åland United Finland I 23 9
2017 Pallokissat Finland I 23 5
2016 Pallokissat Finland I 23 10
2015 Pallokissat Finland I 23 17
2014 Pallokissat Finland I 21 13
2013 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 17 30
2012 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 17 28
2011 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 20 22
2010 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 20 14
2009 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 20 11
2008 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia II 17 48

Personal lifeEdit

Aarna attended Ahja Keskkool. In 2009, she moved to University of Tartu to study sports development with coaching.

AwardsEdit

In 2010 Aarna was awarded Female Meistriliiga Footballer of the Season . In 2011 and 2015 Female Footballer of the Year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete Information". 2013 Summer Universiade. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Viron maajoukkuehyökkääjä Pallokissoihin" (in Finnish). Naisten Liiga. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ Signy Aarna Åland Unitediin (in Finnish)
  4. ^ "Signy Aarna national team profile". Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 9 February 2020.

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