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Marco Parnela

 

Position         : Defender

Date of birth : 5 January, 1981

Team              : FC Thun (Switzerland)

Nationality     : Finland

Notes              : Is half Finnish and half Italian and grew up in Italy. After playing for various minor teams he joined FC Thun in the Swiss second division. After the Finnish national team coach was alerted to him he was given a trial in the youth national team and won a place in the Finnish side at the 2000 European U/18 Championships. They went on to play in the World Youth Cup in 2001 where he showed his skill in the centre of the defence but they were unable to qualify past the group stage. Had a trial at Heerenvenn in December 2001.

 

LAST UPDATED: 1 August, 2002

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