Annica Sjölund

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Annica Sjölund
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Personal information
Full name Annica Maria Sjölund[1]
Date of birth (1985-03-31) 31 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Finström, Åland, Finland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
IF Finströms Kamraterna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Älvsjö AIK
2003–2005 FC United (Pietarsaari)
2006–2007 Åland United
2008–2009 AIK 41 (15)
2010–2013 Jitex BK 65 (28)
2014–2015 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 18 (6)
National team
2006–2014 Finland 67 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:06, 20 July 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:53, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Annica Maria Sjölund (born 31 March 1985) is a Finnish football striker, who last played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She previously played for FC United Pietarsaari and Åland United in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Jitex BK,[2] Älvsjö AIK and AIK[3] in Sweden.

Club career[edit]

In August 2012 Sjölund sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury while playing for Jitex in a match against Örebro.[4]

Sjölund left Jitex after the 2013 Damallsvenskan season. She was wanted by former club Åland United, but decided to stay in Sweden with Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.[5]

International career[edit]

She is a member of the Finnish national team; scoring on her debut against Belgium in May 2006.[6] She took part in the 2009 European Championship, where she scored one goal in the quarter-finals against England.[7]

National coach Andrée Jeglertz selected Sjölund in Finland's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013,[8] where she scored the team's only goal at the tournament – a late equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Denmark.

Sjölund also represented Åland at the Island Games football tournament in 2001 and 2007.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Her brother Daniel Sjölund is also an international footballer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b STENÅKE O. WALLTIN (2008-03-21). "Åländska Annica Sjölund starkt nyförvärv hos storsatsande AIK" (in Swedish). Svensk Damfotboll. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  2. ^ 2011 squad in Jitex's web
  3. ^ Annica Sjölund till AIK Archived April 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. AIK Football Damer
  4. ^ Lund, Tore (26 August 2012). "Jitex nya dubbelsmäll – förlust och knäskada" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Abrahamsson, Jonas (20 November 2013). "Annica Sjölund stannar i Göteborg - byter klubb" (in Swedish). Alands Tidningen. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sjölund Annica" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Statistics of the match in UEFA.com
  8. ^ "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "A football pro at your service". Natwest Island Games XIII. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

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