Emmi Alanen

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Emmi Alanen
Personal information
Full name Emmi Alanen
Date of birth (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Lappajärvi, Finland
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vittsjö GIK
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sport-39 (2)
2009–2010 FC United Pietarsaari (6)
2011 HJK (7)
2012–2013 Kokkola F10
2013–2015 Umeå IK
2016– Vittsjö GIK
National team
2010– Finland 42 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:08, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Emmi Alanen (born 30 April 1991) is a Finnish football midfielder and former wrestler who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Umeå IK. She previously played for Kokkola F10, Sport-39 Vaasa, FC United Pietarsaari and HJK Helsinki of the Naistenliiga.[1]

Alanen made her senior debut for the Finland women's national football team on 19 June 2010, as a substitute in a 4–1 World Cup qualifying win over Portugal in Vantaa.[2] In June 2013 Alanen was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[3] Although Finland were eliminated in the group stage, Alanen's midfield performances attracted the attention of Damallsvenskan club Umeå IK who invited her to train with them.[4]

In addition to football, Lappajärvi-born Alanen was also an international standard wrestler.[5] After a period of injury she decided to focus on football.[6]


  1. ^ 2012/01/31 Finnish WNT call-up in the Finnish Football Association's website
  2. ^ "Emmi Alanen" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jeglertz turns to youth for Finland". Uefa.com. UEFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Emmi Alanen ska träna med Umeå IK" (in Swedish). Vasabladet. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Wallenius, Daniel (15 June 2010). "Lappajärveltä liigatähdeksi" (in Finnish). Järviseudun Sanomat. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kunnaksen Kärki: Kahden lajin loukku" (in Finnish). Yle. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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