Player Details

Name

Natalia Kuikka

Pronunciation

Qweek-uh

Height

5' 6"

Date of Birth

12.1.1995 (26)

Birthplace

Kemi, Finland

Position

Defender

Player Category

International
Career Summary

Acquired: Discovery, Signed on Oct. 29, 2020

2021: Appeared in her first NWSL playoff game on Nov. 14 against Chicago...Made a substitute appearance on Oct. 30 (North Carolina) and Sept. 25 (Chicago)...Started four consecutive matches (Oct. 6-17)...Named Player of the Tournament of the Women’s ICC Tournament...Started six straight matches (June 26-Aug. 1)...Recorded her first career assist for the club on May 26 at Orlando...Made her Thorns FC regular-season debut against OL Reign on May 23. 2021 Challenge Cup: One of four players to start and play in all five matches...Started, logging 90 minutes in the Challenge Cup Championship against Gotham FC on May 8...Made her Thorns FC, NWSL and Providence Park debut, starting against KC NWSL on April 9. 2020: Made 22 appearances and starts with Göteborg FC in Sweden, logging 1,949 minutes...Scored 5 goals...Helped lead Göteborg FC to win the Damallsvenskan.

HONORS:
2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion...2021 WICC Champion...2021NWSL Shield.

INTERNATIONAL
2022:
Started two matches in the Tournoi de France against the Netherlands (Feb. 19) and Brazil (Feb. 22).

2021: Named Finland Female National Player of the Year...Helped Finland to qualify for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, which will be their first appearance since 2005... Started and played in matches against Portugal (Feb. 19) and Cyprus (Feb. 23) to earn a qualifying spot.

2020: Appeared in and started two matches, logging 90 minutes in each, both of which were EURO qualifying matches against Scotland resulting in 1-0 wins...Named Finland Female National Player of the Year.

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