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 Helsinki, 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". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  4. Lehtisaari, Matti (18 August 2017). "Jalkapallovaikuttaja Pertti Alaja on kuollut". Yle Urheilu (in Finnish). Yleisradio Oy. Retrieved 18 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)