Finland women's national football team

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Finland
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Nickname(s) Helmarit (the Pearl 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 Laura Österberg Kalmari (41)
FIFA code FIN
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 28 Increase2.svg 3 (7 December 2018) [2]
Highest14 (September 2005)
Lowest31 (September 2018)
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]

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Football Association of Finland sports governing body in Finland

The Football Association of Finland is the governing body of football in Finland. It was founded in Helsinki on 19 May 1907.

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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.

Laura Österberg Kalmari Finnish association football player

Laura Elina Österberg Kalmari is a Finnish former professional football (soccer) player. Immediately prior to her retirement in early 2012, she had been playing as a forward for American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) team Sky Blue FC. She is the Finland women's national football team's most capped player and all-time record goalscorer.

Sanna Valkonen association football player

Sanna Margit Valkonen is a Finnish former football defender. She played for KontU, PuiU, MPS Malmin and HJK Helsinki in the Naisten Liiga, Boston Renegades in the W-League, and Umeå IK, AIK Fotboll and KIF Örebro in the Damallsvenskan. She was named Finnish Footballer of the Year in 2001 and 2002.

Anne Mäkinen footballer

Anne Maarit Mäkinen is a Finnish former footballer who last played for Swedish club AIK in Stockholm. She was a central midfielder.

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]

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

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
Total0/8

European 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

Minor tournaments

Algarve Cup

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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.

The Algarve Cup, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events.

Portuguese Football Federation governing body of association football in Portugal

The Portuguese Football Federation is the governing body of football in Portugal. It organises the Campeonato de Portugal, the Taça de Portugal, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, youth levels, women's football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men's and the women's national football teams. Formed in 1914, it is based in the city of Oeiras.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

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
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
Cyprus 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

Managers

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

Players

The following squad was announced for UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualification against Portugal and Spain on 16 and 20 September 2016. [5]

Group 2 of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying competition consisted of five teams: Spain, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, and Montenegro. The composition of the eight groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 20 April 2015.

Portugal womens national football team womens national association football team representing Portugal

The Portugal women's national football team represents Portugal in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

The Spain women's national football team represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Caps and goals as of 21 September 2016.

Head coach: Andrée Jeglertz

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Minna Meriluoto (1985-10-04) 4 October 1985 (age 33)580 Flag of Finland.svg HJK Helsinki
231 GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela (vc) (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 32)710 Flag of Germany.svg FC Bayern München

32 DF Tuija Hyyrynen (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 31)841 Flag of Denmark.svg Fortuna Hjørring
52 DF Emma Koivisto (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 24)221 Flag of the United States.svg Florida State Seminoles
62 DF Katarina Naumanen (1995-07-24) 24 July 1995 (age 23)90 Flag of Finland.svg HJK Helsinki
22 DF Maija Saari (c) (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 32)9511 Flag of Norway.svg Vålerenga Fotball
162 DF Anna Westerlund (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 29)921 Flag of Norway.svg Lillestrøm SK

83 MF Olga Ahtinen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of Finland.svg Turun Palloseura
103 MF Emmi Alanen (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 27)6314 Flag of Sweden.svg Vittsjö GIK
113 MF Nora Heroum (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 24)481 Flag of Italy.svg Brescia Calcio Femminile
153 MF Natalia Kuikka (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 23)242 Flag of the United States.svg Florida State Seminoles
73 MF Annika Kukkonen (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 28)752 Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF FF
43 MF Ria Öling (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 24)131 Flag of Spain.svg Santa Teresa CD
203 MF Linda Ruutu (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 29)141 Flag of Finland.svg HJK Helsinki
143 MF Iina Salmi (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 24)30 Flag of Sweden.svg FC Rosengård

134 FW Jenny Danielsson (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 24)113 Flag of Spain.svg Sporting de Huelva
194 FW Adelina Engman (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 24)426 Flag of Sweden.svg Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
224 FW Sanni Franssi (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 23)71 Flag of Switzerland.svg FC Zürich Frauen
94 FW Juliette Kemppi (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 24)233 Flag of Norway.svg Kolbotn IL
184 FW Linda Sällström (1988-07-13) 13 July 1988 (age 30)7129 Flag of Sweden.svg Vittsjö GIK

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Siiri Välimaa (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990 (age 28)00 Flag of Norway.svg Kolbotn IL v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal; 7 June 2016 PRE
DF Janni Laakso (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 22)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro; 12 April 2016 PRE
DF Katri Mattsson (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982 (age 36)1003 Flag of Finland.svg FC Ilves v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain; 27 October 2015
DF Tia Painilainen (1996-10-25) 25 October 1996 (age 22)00 Flag of the United States.svg Arizona Wildcats v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal; 7 June 2016 PRE
MF Kaisa Björn (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 29)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Ilves v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro; 12 April 2016 PRE
MF Riikka Ketoja (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 24)50 Flag of Sweden.svg Sunnanå SK v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia; 9 March 2015
MF Sanna Saarinen (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 27)173 Flag of Finland.svg PK-35 Vantaa v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro; 12 April 2016
MF Julia Tunturi (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 22)60 Flag of Finland.svg Åland United v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland; 9 March 2016
MF Ella Vanhanen (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 25)00 Flag of Finland.svg Åland United v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro; 12 April 2016 PRE
FW Tia Hälinen (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 (age 25)30 Flag of Spain.svg Santa Teresa CD v. Flag of Norway.svg  Norway; 29 May 2015

Coaching staff

Andrée Alexander Jeglertz is a Swedish football manager and former professional player who manages Umeå FC.

Mika Sankala is a Finnish football manager and a former footballer. He is currently the assistant coach for Finland women's national football team.

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