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Verneri Välimaa
Finnish association football player

Verneri Välimaa

Verneri Välimaa
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Finnish association football player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Finland
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 January 1993, Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Age 29 years
Star sign Capricorn
Sports Teams
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy
Ocala Stampede
Orange County SC
United States men's national under-17 soccer team
Finland national under-21 football team
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Verneri Välimaa (born 19 January 1993) is a Finnish-American professional soccer player who last played as a midfielder for DSV Leoben.

Career

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

On 24 March 2016, the Rowdies announced they were sending Välimaa to the USL's Orange County Blues FC on a season-long loan.

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

On 25 January 2018, Välimaa joined the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC of the United Soccer League.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 13 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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