Finland national football team

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Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Huuhkajat
(The Eagle-owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association of Finland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMarkku Kanerva
CaptainTim Sparv
Most capsJari Litmanen (137)
Top scorerJari Litmanen (32)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 54 Steady (27 May 2021)[2]
Highest33 (March 2007)
Lowest110 (July–August 2017)
First international
Finland 2–5 Sweden 
(Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire; 22 October 1911)
Biggest win
 Finland 10–2 Estonia 
(Helsinki, Finland; 11 August 1922)
 Finland 8–0 San Marino 
(Helsinki, Finland; 17 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 13–0 Finland 
(Leipzig, Germany; 1 September 1940)
World Cup
Appearances0
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2020)
Best resultGroup stage, 2020

Finland national football team is the national football team of Finland.

Player records[change | change source]

As of 21 June 2021[4]

Most appearances[change | change source]

Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Jari Litmanen 137 32 1989–2010
2 Sami Hyypiä 106 5 1992–2010
Jonatan Johansson 106 22 1996–2010
4 Ari Hjelm 100 20 1983–1996
5 Joonas Kolkka 98 11 1994–2010
6 Teemu Pukki 94 30 2009–present
7 Mikael Forssell 87 29 1999–2014
8 Erkka Petäjä 84 0 1983–1994
9 Tim Sparv 83 1 2009–present
10 Arto Tolsa 77 10 1964–1981

Top scorers[change | change source]

Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Jari Litmanen 32 137 0.23 1989–2010
2 Teemu Pukki 30 94 0.32 2009–present
3 Mikael Forssell 29 87 0.33 1999–2014
4 Jonatan Johansson 22 106 0.21 1996–2010
5 Ari Hjelm 20 100 0.2 1983–1996
6 Mika-Matti Paatelainen 18 70 0.23 1986–2000
7 Verner Eklöf 17 32 0.53 1919–1927
8 Aulis Koponen 16 39 0.41 1924–1935
Gunnar Åström 16 44 0.36 1923–1937
10 Alexei Eremenko 14 57 0.25 2003–2013

References[change | change source]

  1. Palkittu Bubi käväisi yllättäen palkitsemistilaisuudessa Archived 2008-06-16 at the Wayback Machine HS.fi – Kaupunki
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. Mamrud, Roberto. "Finland - International Player Records". RSSSF.