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Elvira Todua

Elvira Todua

Previous clubs: SKA Rostov-na-Donu

National team: Russia

Domestic honours: Russian Women's Premier Division, Russian Women's Cup.

UEFA honours: UEFA European Under-19 Women's Championship (2005).

Which player most inspired you and why? Sergei Ovchinnikov, I admired his goalkeeping style.

Which coach most inspired you? I respect all the coaches I've had.

What was the best advice they gave you? To stay calm in any situation.

Best player you've played with? Alina Pelligrino (Brazil).

Toughest opponent? Lyon.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? I was playing with boys, which gave me more chances later in women football. It was a
good experience.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? If football is their life, they should never give up.

What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? It is very important, I think, to have such games.

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