Henriikka Mälekä


  • Name: Henriikka Mäkelä
  • Shirt number: 1
  • Date of birth: 8.2.1997
  • Residence: Finnish
  • Position in the field: goalkeeper
  • Previous clubs: Vjs, Pk-35 Vantaa, TIPS, Buitenveldert

En verder...

  • What do you do in daily life (work/study?): I’m studying sociology in the University of Amsterdam

  • What is your specialty as a footballer? I’d say distribution with feet, reaction saves and I am extensive

  • What is your personal goal as a footballer? My personal goal is to of course develop as much as I can, become a professional football player and get back into Finnish women’s national team

  • What do you want to achieve this season? I want to become a better goalkeeper and develop in every area. I want to practice as hard as I can at every practice; always give my best, be an athlete 24/7 so focus on my eating and sleeping/recovery as well. I want to become more explosive so pay extra attention to that kind of strength/speed training, and as a goalkeeper I especially want to develop my 1v1 skills, decision making/timing, communication in dutch and my mentality. I also want to be the starting goalkeeper of the team, and as a team have a good season and maybe do better than last season

  • Rituals before the game? Eating pasta, drinking a cup of coffee and listening to music

  • Favorite club? Vv Alkmaar

  • Favorite player? Hope Solo

  • Hobbies outside of football? I play tennis once in a while

  • Are you also involved with players from the selection outside of football? I’ve been hanging out with them few times already, hopefully in the future I’ll get to do it more. We are also trying to look for an apartment with Kayah and Elfi, so I’ll be possibly living with them

  • What tips do you have for young talents? Believe in yourself and enjoy every moment on the field

  • Finally, Do you want to share something with the followers of VV Alkmaar? Come to see us play:-)

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