Nora Heroum

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Nora Heroum
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Helsinki, Finland
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Parma
Number 11
Youth career
 –2009 FC Viikingit
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 HJK 57 (8)
2013 FC Honka 22 (3)
2014 Åland United 23 (4)
2015–2017 Fortuna Hjørring
2017–2018 Brescia 21 (3)
2018–2020 Milan 35 (2)
2020–2021 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 (0)
2021–2022 Lazio 22 (0)
2022– Parma 0 (0)
National team
2012– Finland 80 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21 January 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 February 2022

Nora Heroum[1] (born 20 July 1994) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Italian Serie A club Parma and the Finland national team. She previously played for HJK, FC Honka and Åland United of the Finnish Naisten Liiga,[2] Danish club Fortuna Hjørring, English club Brighton & Hove Albion and Italian Serie A clubs Brescia, AC Milan and Lazio.

Club career[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion released Heroum at the end of the 2020–21 Women's Super League season in May 2021.[3]

International career[edit]

Heroum played her first international for Finland women's national team on 27 May 2012 against Belgium. She was a member of the Finnish squad at the UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[4] Aged 18 she was one of the youngest players at the competition and had to withdraw from the 2013 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship in order to participate.

After Finland failed to qualify in 2017, Heroum was considered an important member of the national team which competed at UEFA Women's Euro 2022 in England.[5]

Playing style[edit]

Originally an attacking midfielder who modelled her game on Pavel Nedvěd, Heroum was retrained as a full-back by her coach at Milan, Carolina Morace.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Although she was born and raised in Finland, Heroum's father is originally from Morocco. Her brother Samir is also a footballer.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players – Finland" (PDF). FIFA. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. ^ Nora Heroum player profile on FC Honka Official Homepage Archived 2014-09-03 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ Diamond, Drew (20 May 2021). "Ten leave Brighton and Hove Albion as Hope Powell begins rebuild". Her Football Hub. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  4. ^ Finnish Football Association Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Finland's Nora Heroum on Women's EURO anticipation, her fluid role and her footballing hero". UEFA. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  6. ^ Vehviläinen, Jenna (16 June 2022). "Pallo on pääasia" (in Finnish). Veikkaus. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Nora Heroum – marokkolaispiirteinen iloluonne" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 7 July 2013. Archived from the original on 10 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.

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