Anna Westerlund

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Anna Westerlund
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Personal information
Full name Anna Ǻsa Olivia Westerlund[1]
Date of birth (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Pargas, Finland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
LSK Kvinner FK
Number 16
Youth career
Pargas IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 SC Raisio
2006–2009 FC Honka
2010–2011 Umeå IK 43 (6)
2012–2013 Piteå IF 40 (2)
2014– LSK Kvinner FK 21 (3)
National team
2008– Finland 89 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:12, 16 July 2016 (UTC)~

Anna Ǻsa Olivia Westerlund (born 9 April 1989) is a Finnish footballer, who plays at club level for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien. She previously played for FC Honka in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Umeå IK.[2][3] Despite playing 90 minutes in all 22 of Umeå's league matches, her contract with the club was not extended at the end of the 2011 season.[4] The following season she remained in Sweden with Piteå IF.[5]

International career[edit]

Westerlund was part of the Finland squad at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship. Her senior Finland women's national football team debut came in January 2008, against China.[6]

By the time of UEFA Women's Euro 2009, hosted by Finland, Westerlund was established in the squad. She played in three matches, including the 3–2 quarter-final defeat by England.[7]

In June 2013 Westerlund was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[8] Typically a defensive midfielder with her club team, Westerlund was used as a centre back by Finland.[9] She required a stitch in a head wound during Finland's opening match, a 0–0 draw with Italy.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 UEFA EUROPEAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PRESS KIT" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  2. ^ Profile Archived August 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. in Umeå's web
  3. ^ Anna Westerlund till Umeå IK YLE
  4. ^ "Umeå IK förlänger inte med Anna Westerlund". ÅU Notis. abounderrattelser. 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  5. ^ Piteå lure two top players from Umeå Wsoccernews.com
  6. ^ "Anna Westerlund". Uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Anna Westerlund" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Nilsson, Eric (12 July 2013). "Westerlund: "Hade klarat några stygn till"" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Ahlberg, Ingela (10 July 2013). "Anna syddes i premiären" (in Swedish). Piteå-Tidningen. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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