Signy Aarna

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Signy Aarna
Signy Aarna 2009 (cropped).jpg
Playing for Estonia in 2009
Personal information
Full name Signy Aarna
Date of birth (1990-10-04) 4 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Ahja, Põlva County, Estonia
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pallokissat
Number 9
Youth career
2002 Ahja Sipelgas
2003–2008 Põlva FC Lootos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Põlva FC Lootos 111 (153)
2014– Pallokissat 67 (40)
National team
2005 Estonia U16 2 (0)
2006–2008 Estonia U19 17 (1)
2009– Estonia Universiade Team 12 (3)
2009– Estonia 66 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 April 2017

Signy Aarna (born 4 October 1990) is an Estonian footballer who plays as a forward for Finnish club Pallokissat and for the Estonia national team. She previously played for FC Lootos of the Estonian Naiste Meistriliiga.

Club career[edit]

From Ahja, Põlva County, Aarna started training with the youth team of FC Lootos as a goalkeeper in 2003. In 2005, 2007 and 2008 she won Estonian youth titles with the club's different age groups.

FC Lootos[edit]

In 2008, she started in FC Lootos' senior squad in the Esiliiga, the second level of women's football in Estonia. FC Lootos won the league and Aarna was the top scorer with 48 goals. From 2009 she played for FC Lootos in the top level Naiste Meistriliiga. She remains the club's most capped player with 121 games in all competitions and 166 goals in Estonian league and cup games.[2]

Pallokissat[edit]

Despite offers from other Meistriliiga clubs, Aarna opted to stay with her hometown club until leaving the country. After the end of season 2013, Aarna signed her first professional contract with Naisten Liiga club Pallokissat in Finland. In her debut season Aarna scored 13 goals in 21 matches, she became the club's top scorer and helped the team to reach third place and the first ever medals in the club's history. 2015 proved to be another productive season for Aarna, as she scored 17 goals in Naisten Liiga and she became again the club's top scorer.

National team career[edit]

Aarna debuted for the senior national team in the 2009 Baltic Tournament, starting her first game on 29 April 2009 against Latvia and scoring Estonia's fifth and final goal on her home ground, Lootospark. She previously played at Under-17 and under-19 levels.

Scores and results list Estonia's Women's National team first

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Club Country Level Apps Goals
2016 Pallokissat Finland I 23 10
2015 Pallokissat Finland I 23 17
2014 Pallokissat Finland I 21 13
2013 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 17 30
2012 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 17 28
2011 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 20 22
2010 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 20 14
2009 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia I 20 11
2008 Põlva FC Lootos Estonia II 17 48

Personal life[edit]

Aarna attended Ahja Keskkool. In 2009, she moved to University of Tartu to study sports development with coaching.

Awards[edit]

In 2010 Aarna was awarded Female Meistriliiga Footballer of the Season . In 2011 and 2015 Female Footballer of the Year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Information". 2013 Summer Universiade. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Viron maajoukkuehyökkääjä Pallokissoihin" (in Finnish). Naisten Liiga. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 

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