|Date of birth||19 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Helsinki, Finland|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2011||George Mason Patriots||18||(2)|
|2012–2014||North Carolina Tar Heels||56||(6)|
|2013||Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy||4||(1)|
|2015–2016||Tampa Bay Rowdies||4||(0)|
|2016||→ Orange County Blues (loan)||22||(0)|
|2017||→ Villiketut (loan)||2||(0)|
|2018||Colorado Springs Switchbacks||6||(0)|
|United States U-18|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 April 2015
College and Youth
Välimaa was born in Helsinki, Finland, and moved to Coral Springs, Florida at the age of five. In 2010, Välimaa helped Delray Beach American Heritage School to Florida's Class 2A State Championship by scoring 32 goals and distributing 18 assists. In 2011, Välimaa was named Gatorade Florida Boys Soccer Player of the Year 2010-2011, the Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year and an ESPN Rise All-American.
Välimaa began his collegiate career at George Mason University, starting all 18 games for the Patriots and tallying 2 goals and 9 assists. For his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, Välimaa played for the University of North Carolina. He appeared in 56 games for the Tar Heels and was awarded Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honors in his sophomore and junior years.
Tampa Bay Rowdies
On 30 March 2015 it was announced that Välimaa had signed his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. Välimaa initially joined the Rowdies as a trialist on 18 March, seeing time against the University of Tampa. He also played against the USF Bulls - where he made an impact by playing in a dangerous cross that led to a USF own goal - and in the preseason finale against Jacksonville Armada FC.
Välimaa's first regular season minutes as a professional footballer came during the Rowdies' April 11 home opener vs. Minnesota United FC. He came on as a substitute in the 76th minute for team captain Marcelo Saragosa.
Orange County Blues FC
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
- "Rowdies Sign Youngster Verneri Välimaa". Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
- "Rowdies Battle Minnesota United to 0-0 Draw". Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
- "Rowdies Loan Midfielder Verneri Välimaa to Orange County Blues". Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
- Joel Huber (25 January 2018). "2018 Player Tracker". switchbacksfc.com. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Retrieved 26 February 2018.