Emmi Alanen

Midfielder, Football player

1991 –


Who is Emmi Alanen?

Emmi Alanen 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.

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. In June 2013 Alanen was named in national coach Andrée Jeglertz's Finland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. 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.

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

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Apr 30, 1991
Lived in
  • Lappajärvi

on July 23, 2013


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