Finland women's national football team

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Finland
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Nickname(s) Helmarit (the Boreal Owls) [1]
Association Football Association
of Finland

(Suomen Palloliitto)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Anna Signeul
Captain Tinja-Riikka Korpela
Most caps Laura Österberg Kalmari (130)
Top scorer Linda Sällström (46)
FIFA code FIN
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 30 Decrease2.svg 2 (26 June 2020) [2]
Highest14 (September 2005)
Lowest32 (March 2019)
First international
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0–0 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Mariehamn, 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 7–0 Armenia  Flag of Armenia.svg
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 9–0 Finland  Flag of Finland.svg
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2005 )
Best resultSemifinals (2005)

The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals. [3]

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The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.

As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the FIFA world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16. [4]

Managerial history

TenureCoachRecord
GWDLWin %
1973–77 Flag of Finland.svg Juhani Nirkkonen 121110008.33
1978 Flag of Finland.svg Simo Syrjävaara 3111033.33
1979–89 Flag of Finland.svg Kaj Österberg 44131219029.55
1989–92 Flag of Finland.svg Jyrki Nieminen 243417012.50
1993–96 Flag of Finland.svg Nils Suomalainen 244515016.67
1996–00 Flag of Finland.svg Reima Kokko 4611332023.91
2001–09 Flag of Finland.svg Michael Käld 107352250032.71
2010–16 Flag of Sweden.svg Andrée Jeglertz 76271336035.53
2017 Flag of Finland.svg Marko Saloranta 6204033.33
2017– Flag of Sweden.svg Anna Signeul 12444033.33

Coaching staff

Players

Current squad

The following squad was announced for two friendlies against Iceland on 13 and 17 June 2019.

Heidi Kollanen and Iina Salmi replaced Naumanen and Hälinen, who withdrew from the initial squad. [5]

Caps, goals and clubs as of 18 June 2019.

Head coach: Anna Signeul

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Paula Myllyoja (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 36)10 Flag of Finland.svg Åland United
121 GK Anna Tamminen (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 25)10 Flag of Finland.svg Åland United
321 GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela (captain) (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 34)830 Flag of England.svg Everton

32 DF Tuija Hyyrynen (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 32)1022 Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
52 DF Emma Koivisto (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 25)421 Flag of Sweden.svg Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
62 DF Anna Auvinen (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 33)140 Flag of Finland.svg HJK Helsinki
152 DF Natalia Kuikka (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 24)392 Flag of Sweden.svg Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
162 DF Anna Westerlund (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 31)1132 Flag of Finland.svg Åland United
222 DF Tiia Peltonen (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 25)70 Flag of Finland.svg Åland United

23 MF Elli Pikkujämsä (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 20)20 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka
43 MF Ria Öling (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 25)275 Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby
73 MF Adelina Engman (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 25)606 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
83 MF Olga Ahtinen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 22)221 Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby
103 MF Emmi Alanen (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 29)7218 Flag of Sweden.svg Växjö DFF
113 MF Nora Heroum (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 25)631 Flag of Italy.svg A.C. Milan
143 MF Julia Tunturi (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 24)190 Flag of Sweden.svg Eskilstuna United
203 MF Eveliina Summanen (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 22)81 Flag of Sweden.svg KIF Örebro
213 MF Iina Salmi (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 25) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax

94 FW Juliette Kemppi (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 26)403 Flag of England.svg London City Lionesses
134 FW Jenny Danielsson (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 25)206 Flag of Sweden.svg Kungsbacka DFF
174 FW Sanni Franssi (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 25)271 Flag of Denmark.svg Fortuna Hjørring
184 FW Linda Sällström (1988-07-13) 13 July 1988 (age 31)9037 Flag of France.svg Paris FC
194 FW Kaisa Collin (1997-04-16) 16 April 1997 (age 23)142 Flag of Sweden.svg Eskilstuna United
244 FW Heidi Kollanen (1997-06-06) 6 June 1997 (age 23) Flag of Italy.svg U.P.C. Tavagnacco

Recent results and schedules

  Win  Draw  Lose

2020

8 March 2020 2020 Cyprus Women's Cup Croatia  Flag of Croatia.svg3–2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Larnaca, Cyprus
13:00
Report
Stadium: AEK Arena
11 March 2020 2020 Cyprus Women's Cup Finland  Flag of Finland.svg4–2Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Larnaca, Cyprus
15:30
Report
Stadium: GSZ Stadium

Competitive record

World Cup

YearResult
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995
Flag of the United States.svg 1999
Flag of the United States.svg 2003
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007
Flag of Germany.svg 2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015
Flag of France.svg 2019
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023 To be determined
Total0/9

UEFA Women's Championship

YearResultGPWDLGFGAGD
1984 Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg 1987
Flag of Germany.svg 1989
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991
Flag of Italy.svg 1993
Flag of Germany.svg 1995
Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1997
Flag of Germany.svg 2001
Flag of England.svg 2005 Semifinals411258−3
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Quarterfinals420255±0
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Group stage302116−5
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Did not qualify
Total3/11113351119–8

Algarve Cup

Complete this table with details

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
Flag of Portugal.svg 1994 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 1995 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 1996
Flag of Portugal.svg 1997
Flag of Portugal.svg 1998 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 1999 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2000 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2001 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2002 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2003 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2005 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2007 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2008 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2009 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2010 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2011 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2012 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2013 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2014 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2015 _000000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2016
Flag of Portugal.svg 2017
Flag of Portugal.svg 2018
Total 11/25000000
Cyprus Women's Cup
YearResultGPWDLGFGAGD
2012 7th place411267−1
2013 7th place411256−1
2014 12th place401318−7
2015 9th place411237−4
2016 8th place401338−5
2018 11th place411247−3
Total2446142243−21
Nordic Football Championship
YearResultGPWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Finland.svg 1974 Third place200206−6
Flag of Denmark.svg 1975 Third place2002013−13
Flag of Sweden.svg 1976 Third place200215−4
Flag of Finland.svg 1977 Third place200205−5
Flag of Denmark.svg 1978 Third place311114−3
Flag of Norway.svg 1979 Third place311125−3
Flag of Sweden.svg 1980 Fourth place302118−7
Flag of Finland.svg 1981 Runners-up311134−1
Flag of Denmark.svg 1982 Fourth place301216−5
Total9/9233614956-47

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