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The Best Soccer Players from Finland  

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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
Forward, Midfielder
Jari Olavi Litmanen is a Finnish former footballer. He was the first-choice captain of the Finland national football team between 1996–2008 in an international career that ran from 1989 to 2010. ...more
2
Sami Hyypiä is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Defender
Sami Tuomas Hyypiä is a Finnish football manager and former defender. He last managed Football League Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion. Hyypiä began his playing career with ...more
3
Jussi Jääskeläinen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Jussi Jääskeläinen Goalkeeper
Jussi Albert Jääskeläinen is a Finnish footballer, who plays for English side West Ham United in the Premier League as a goalkeeper. He holds the record for being the longest ...more
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Lukas Hradecky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Kimi Mustonen added Goalkeeper
Lukas Hradecky, is a Slovak-born Finnish football goalkeeper who plays for Danish Superliga side Brøndby IF and represents Finland national team. Hradecky was born in Bratislava, ...more
5
Teemu Pukki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Forward
Teemu Pukki is a Finnish footballer who plays currently as a forward for Danish Superliga club Brøndby on loan from Scottish Premiership club Celtic. He also plays at international level ...more
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Mikael Forssell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Forward
Mikael Kaj Forssell is a Finnish footballer who plays as a striker for VfL Bochum and for the Finnish national team. Forssell began his professional career in 1997 for HJK, having progressed ...more
7
Roman Eremenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Ville Pulkkinen added Midfielder
Roman Alekseevich Eremenko is a Finnish footballer who plays for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He is best known for his time in Dynamo Kyiv, with whom he became leader, winning the ...more
8
Petri Pasanen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Petri Pasanen Defender
Petri Pasanen is a Finnish professional football defender who is most comfortable in central defense, but can play right back and left back as well. Pasanen plays for Finnish Veikkausliiga side ...more
9
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Goalkeeper
Antti Mikko Niemi is a retired Finnish football goalkeeper, who is currently working as a goalkeeping coach for Brighton and Hove Albion. He spent much of his playing career in the Scottish ...more
10
Teemu Tainio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Defender, Midfielder
Teemu Tainio is a retired Finnish footballer. He played as a defensive and attacking midfielder and out wide. Tainio also played at right-back under Juande Ramos at Tottenham.
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Përparim Hetemaj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Përparim Hetemaj Midfielder
Përparim Hetemaj is a Finnish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Serie A club Chievo and the Finnish national team. Born in the region which is now Kosovo, Hetemaj went to ...more
12
Niklas Moisander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Johan Suomalainen added Defender
Niklas Moisander is a Finnish footballer who plays as a centre back for AFC Ajax, and for the Finland national team. Moisander was born in Turku, Finland where he played for the local TPS youth ...more
13
Jonatan Johansson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Forward
Jonatan Lillebror Johansson is a retired Finnish footballer and the youth coach at Motherwell. He last played for TPS in Finnish Veikkausliiga. His main position was a striker, playing most ...more
14
Joel Pohjanpalo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Kimi Mustonen added Joel Pohjanpalo Forward
Joel Pohjanpalo, is a Finnish professional football striker who plays for German 2. Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf and represents Finland national team. Pohjanpalo was born in Helsinki, ...more
15
Mika Väyrynen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Midfielder
Mika Väyrynen is a Finnish footballer playing for LA Galaxy. He is a Finland international, with 59 caps since 2002.
16
Hannu Tihinen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Hannu Tihinen Defender
Hannu Tihinen is a retired Finnish footballer who played as a defender. He has played for clubs in Finland, Norway, England, Belgium and Switzerland.
17
Joonas Kolkka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Johan Suomalainen added Midfielder
Joonas Einari Kolkka is a retired Finnish footballer who last played for Texas Dutch Lions in the United States. He has played as a left winger most of his career, but can also play on the right
18
Pasi Rautiainen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Niko Karumaa added Midfielder
Pasi Pentti Rautiainen is a Finnish football manager and former player. He has coached PK-35, FC Jokerit and FC KooTeePee in Finland and FC Levadia Tallinn and FC Flora Tallinn in Estonia. His ...more
19
Tim Sparv is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Kimi Mustonen added Tim Sparv Midfielder
Tim Sparv, is a Finnish professional football midfielder who plays for Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland and represents Finland national team. Sparv was born in Oravais, Ostrobothnia, Sparv ...more
20
Robin Lod is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Kimi Mustonen added Robin Lod
Robin Lod is a Finnish football player currently playing for Finnish Veikkausliiga side HJK. Lod scored a goal in his senior debut for HJK in 22 October 2011 in a 4−1 home win against MYPA. ...more
21
Hannu Patronen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Kimi Mustonen added Hannu Patronen
Hannu Patronen is a Finnish footballer who plays as a central defender for Norwegian side Sogndal Fotball. He has previously played as a defensive midfielder, and spent time with the Finnish ...more
22
Henri Toivomäki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Johan Suomalainen added Henri Toivomäki
23
Janne Saksela is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Johan Suomalainen added Janne Saksela
24
Paulus Arajuuri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Kimi Mustonen added Paulus Arajuuri Defender
Paulus Verneri Arajuuri is a Finnish professional footballer, who plays for Lech Poznań in the Ekstraklasa.
25
Aki Riihilahti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Finland
Aki Riihilahti Midfielder
Aki Pasinpoika Riihilahti is a retired Finnish footballer. He is known as a hard working, defensive midfielder. He is now working as the CEO of HJK, as well as coach for HJK's reserves,