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The Best Soccer Players from Finland

Updated November 21, 2019 5.2k votes 757 voters 35.2k views110 items

List of the best soccer players from Finland. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Finland, along with photos when available. This list of best Finnish soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Finnish soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List includes Lukas Hradecky, Lauri Dalla Valle and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Finnish footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Finnish soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Finland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Finnish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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    Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Jari Litmanen

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLahti, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Jari Olavi Litmanen (pronunciation ; born 20 February 1971) is a Finnish former footballer. He... more on Wikipedia

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    Sami Hyypiä is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Sami Hyypiä

    Defender

    BirthplaceKuusankoski, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Sami Tuomas Hyypiä (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑmi ˈhyːpiæ]; born 7 October 1973) is a Finnish... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Teemu Pukki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    BirthplaceKotka, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Teemu Eino Antero Pukki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈt̪e̞ːmu ˈpukki]; born 29 March 1990) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Lukas Hradecky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Lukas Hradecky

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceBratislava, Slovakia

    NationalitySlovakia, Finland

    Lukáš Hrádecký (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈlukaːʒ ˈɦɾaːdɛtski]; born 24 November 1989), is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Jussi Jääskeläinen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Jussi Jääskeläinen

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMikkeli, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Jussi Albert Jääskeläinen (pronounced [ˈjussi ˈjæːskelæi̯nen]; born 19 April 1975) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Mikael Forssell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    BirthplaceSteinfurt, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany, Finland

    Mikael Kaj Forssell (born 15 March 1981) is a Finnish former football striker.Forssell began... more on Wikipedia
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    Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Antti Niemi

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceOulu, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Antti Mikko Niemi (born 31 May 1972) is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Petri Pasanen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Petri Pasanen

    Defender

    BirthplaceLahti, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Petri Pasanen (born 24 September 1980) is a Finnish former professional football defender. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Roman Eremenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Roman Eremenko

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Finland

    Roman Alekseyevich Eremenko (Russian: Роман Алексеевич Ерёменко; born 19 March 1987) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Teemu Tainio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Teemu Tainio

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTornio, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Teemu Tainio (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈteːmu ˈtɑinio]; born 27 November 1979) is a Finnish... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Përparim Hetemaj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Përparim Hetemaj

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSkenderaj, Serbia

    NationalityFinland

    Përparim Hetemaj (born 12 December 1986) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Kasper Hämäläinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    22

    Kasper Hämäläinen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTurku, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Kasper Woldemar Hämäläinen (born 8 August 1986) is a Finnish professional football attacking... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Niklas Moisander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    22

    BirthplaceTurku, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Niklas Moisander (born 29 September 1985) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Joonas Kolkka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Joonas Kolkka

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLahti, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Joonas Einari Kolkka (born 28 September 1974) is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Jonatan Johansson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, Finland

    Jonatan Lillebror Johansson (born 16 August 1975) is a Finnish former football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    Hannu Tihinen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Hannu Tihinen

    Defender

    BirthplaceKeminmaa, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Hannu Tihinen (born 1 July 1976) is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a defender. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Mika Väyrynen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    34

    Mika Väyrynen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceEskilstuna, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, Finland

    Mika Väyrynen (born 28 December 1981) is a Finnish former footballer.
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    Joel Pohjanpalo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    21

    Joel Pohjanpalo

    Forward

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Joel Pohjanpalo, is a Finnish professional football striker who plays for German 2. Bundesliga... more on Wikipedia
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    Njazi Kuqi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Njazi Kuqi

    Forward

    BirthplaceVučitrn, Serbia

    NationalitySerbia, Finland

    Njazi Kuqi (born 25 March 1983) is a Finnish football forward who plays for HIFK in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Tim Sparv is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    14

    Tim Sparv

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceOravais, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Tim Sparv (born 20 February 1987) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Pasi Rautiainen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    17

    Pasi Rautiainen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Pasi Pentti Rautiainen (born 18 July 1961) is Finnish football manager and former player. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Juho Mäkelä is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    20

    Juho Mäkelä

    Forward

    BirthplaceOulu, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Juho Mäkelä (born 23 June 1983) is a Finnish footballer who most recently played for PS Kemi... more on Wikipedia
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    Rasmus Schüller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    18

    Rasmus Schüller

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceEspoo, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Rasmus Schüller (born 18 June 1991) is a Finnish footballer, who plays for Minnesota United.... more on Wikipedia
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    Eero Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    21

    Eero Markkanen

    Eero Pekka Sakari Markkanen is a Finnish football player who plays as a striker for Spanish... more on Wikipedia
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    Paulus Arajuuri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
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    Paulus Arajuuri

    Defender

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Paulus Verneri Arajuuri (born 15 June 1988) is a Finnish professional footballer, who plays as... more on Wikipedia
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