Åland United

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Åland United
Åland United.png
Founded 2004
Ground Wiklöf Holding Arena
Mariehamn
Åland Islands
Finland
Ground Capacity 4 000 (1 600 seated)
Chairman Åland Islands Peter Lindbäck
Coach England Gary Williams
Åland Islands Mikael Virta
League Naisten Liiga
2013 Champion
KMF – Åland United (in blue)

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

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)

Titles[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

  • As of 23 May 2015.[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Noora Matikainen
2 United States DF Katie Kelly
3 England DF Chloe Jones
5 Finland MF Maja Lindqvist
8 United States FW Maegan Kelly
9 Finland MF Hanna Lönnqvist
10 Finland MF Julia Tunturi
11 Estonia DF Pille Raadik
No. Position Player
12 Scotland GK Khym Ramsay
14 Finland MF Jessi Hietanen
15 Finland MF Kaisa Kotka
16 Finland MF Sofia Lindström
18 Nigeria FW Cynthia Uwak
19 United States DF Holly Hein
22 Finland MF Elin Lindström
24 Finland DF Ella Vanhanen

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Truppen". laget.se. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 

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