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The Best Soccer Players from Finland

Updated November 21, 2019 5.0k votes 769 voters 35.7k 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 Litmanen1
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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

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  • Sami Hyypiä2
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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
  • Teemu Pukki3
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    33

    BirthplaceKotka, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Teemu Eino Antero Pukki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈt̪e̞ːmu ˈpukki]; born 29 March 1990) is a...  more
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    22

    Lukas Hradecky

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceBratislava, Slovakia

    NationalitySlovakia, Finland

    Lukáš Hrádecký (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈlukaːʒ ˈɦɾaːdɛtski]; born 24 November 1989), is a...  more
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen5
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    61

    Jussi Jääskeläinen

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMikkeli, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Jussi Albert Jääskeläinen (pronounced [ˈjussi ˈjæːskelæi̯nen]; born 19 April 1975) is a...  more
  • Mikael Forssell6
    140
    58

    BirthplaceSteinfurt, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany, Finland

    Mikael Kaj Forssell (born 15 March 1981) is a Finnish former football striker.Forssell began...  more
  • Antti Niemi7
    101
    42

    Antti Niemi

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceOulu, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Antti Mikko Niemi (born 31 May 1972) is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a...  more
  • Roman Eremenko8
    91
    36

    Roman Eremenko

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Finland

    Roman Alekseyevich Eremenko (Russian: Роман Алексеевич Ерёменко; born 19 March 1987) is a...  more
  • Petri Pasanen9
    80
    27

    Petri Pasanen

    Defender

    BirthplaceLahti, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Petri Pasanen (born 24 September 1980) is a Finnish former professional football defender. He...  more
  • Përparim Hetemaj10
    78
    30

    Përparim Hetemaj

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSkenderaj, Serbia

    NationalityFinland

    Përparim Hetemaj (born 12 December 1986) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Teemu Tainio11
    81
    33

    Teemu Tainio

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTornio, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Teemu Tainio (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈteːmu ˈtɑinio]; born 27 November 1979) is a Finnish...  more
  • Kasper Hämäläinen12
    66
    23

    Kasper Hämäläinen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTurku, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Kasper Woldemar Hämäläinen (born 8 August 1986) is a Finnish professional football attacking...  more
  • Niklas Moisander13
    57
    21

    BirthplaceTurku, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Niklas Moisander (born 29 September 1985) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Jonatan Johansson14

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, Finland

    Jonatan Lillebror Johansson (born 16 August 1975) is a Finnish former football player and...  more
  • Joonas Kolkka15
    42
    17

    Joonas Kolkka

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLahti, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Joonas Einari Kolkka (born 28 September 1974) is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a...  more
  • Njazi Kuqi16
    50
    25

    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
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    46
    21

    Joel Pohjanpalo

    Forward

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Joel Pohjanpalo, is a Finnish professional football striker who plays for German 2. Bundesliga...  more
  • Mika Väyrynen18
    56
    33

    Mika Väyrynen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceEskilstuna, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, Finland

    Mika Väyrynen (born 28 December 1981) is a Finnish former footballer....  more
  • Tim Sparv19
    39
    14

    Tim Sparv

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceOravais, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Tim Sparv (born 20 February 1987) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Pasi Rautiainen20
    40
    17

    Pasi Rautiainen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Pasi Pentti Rautiainen (born 18 July 1961) is Finnish football manager and former player. He...  more
  • Hannu Tihinen21
    49
    27

    Hannu Tihinen

    Defender

    BirthplaceKeminmaa, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Hannu Tihinen (born 1 July 1976) is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a defender. He...  more
  • Juho Mäkelä22
    43
    21

    Juho Mäkelä

    Forward

    BirthplaceOulu, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Juho Mäkelä (born 23 June 1983) is a Finnish footballer who most recently played for PS Kemi...  more
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    36
    15

    Robin Lod

    Robin Lod is a Finnish football player currently playing for Finnish Veikkausliiga side...  more
  • Paulus Arajuuri24
    32
    11

    Paulus Arajuuri

    Defender

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Paulus Verneri Arajuuri (born 15 June 1988) is a Finnish professional footballer, who plays as...  more
  • Aki Riihilahti25
    40
    23

    Aki Riihilahti

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Aki Pasinpoika Riihilahti (born 9 September 1976 in Helsinki) is a retired Finnish footballer....  more