Pertti Alaja

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Alaja in 2012

Pertti Johannes Alaja (18 February 1952 – 18 August 2017) was a Finnish footballer. He was born in Helsinki, Finland. He played as a goalkeeper.[1] He played for HJK, Haka, Oulun Työväen Palloilijat, Ikast, Edmonton Drillers, Malmö FF and for the Finland national football team.[2]

Alaja was elected as the 15th president of the Football Association of Finland on 14 October 2012, replacing Sauli Niinistö.[3]

Alaja died in Espoo, Finland, on 18 August 2017 of cancer at the age of 65.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alsjö, Martin (2011). 100 år med Allsvensk fotboll (in Swedish). Idrottsförlaget. pp. 307–309. ISBN 978-91-977326-7-3.
  2. Pertti Alaja valittiin Palloliiton puheenjohtajaksi.
  3. Alajasta Palloliiton 15. puheenjohtaja
  4. Lehtisaari, Matti (18 August 2017). "Jalkapallovaikuttaja Pertti Alaja on kuollut". Yle Urheilu (in Finnish). Yleisradio Oy. Retrieved 18 August 2017.