There are three different Finnish Player of the Year Awards in Finland. The sports journalists have elected their male "Player of the Year" since 1947, the Football Association of Finland theirs since 1953. In 1976 the FA began selecting a female "Player of the Year".
|FINNISH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR|
|YEAR||SPORTS JOURNALISTS||FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION|
|1953||Mauno Rintanen||Mauno Rintanen|
|1954||Matti Hiltunen||Pekka Kupiainen|
|1955||Matti Jokinen||Matti Jokinen|
|1956||Lauri Lehtinen||Lauri Lehtinen|
|1957||Alpo Lintamo||Alpo Lintamo|
|1958||Kai Pahlman||Kai Pahlman|
|1959||Unto Nevalainen||Unto Nevalainen|
|1960||Juhani Peltonen||Juhani Peltonen|
|1961||Olli Heinonen||Olli Heinonen|
|1962||Juhani Peltonen||Juhani Peltonen|
|1963||Olli Heinonen||Olli Heinonen|
|1964||Juhani Peltonen||Juhani Peltonen|
|1965||Juhani Peltonen||Lars Näsman|
|1966||Matti Mäkelä||Pertti Mäkipää|
|1967||Lars Näsman||Timo Kautonen|
|1968||Timo Nummelin||Jouni Jalonen|
|1969||Seppo Kilponen||Tommy Lindholm|
|1970||Timo Kautonen||Timo Kautonen|
|1971||Arto Tolsa||Arto Tolsa|
|1972||Miikka Toivola||Miikka Toivola|
|1973||Jouko Suomalainen||Jouko Suomalainen|
|1974||Arto Tolsa||Arto Tolsa|
|1975||Göran Enckelman||Göran Enckelman|
|1976||Aki Heiskanen||Ari Mäkynen|
|1977||Arto Tolsa||Arto Tolsa|
|1978||Atik Ismail||Miikka Toivola|
|1979||Seppo Pyykkö||Seppo Pyykkö|
|1980||Aki Lahtinen||Aki Lahtinen|
|1981||Juha Dahllund||Aki Lahtinen|
|1982||Pasi Rautiainen||Olli Huttunen|
|1983||Kari Ukkonen||Kari Ukkonen|
|1984||Olli Huttunen||Olli Huttunen|
|1985||Ismo Lius||Jukka Ikäläinen|
|1986||Esa Pekonen||Petri Tiainen|
|1987||Ari Hjelm||Ari Hjelm|
|1988||Mika-Matti Paatelainen||Mika-Matti Paatelainen|
|1989||Ari Heikkinen||Jari Europaeus|
|1990||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1991||Marko Myyry||Marko Myyry|
|1992||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1993||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1994||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1995||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1996||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1997||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1998||Jari Litmanen||Jari Litmanen|
|1999||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2000||Sami Hyypiä||Jari Litmanen|
|2001||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2002||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2003||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2004||Antti Niemi||Antti Niemi|
|2005||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2006||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2007||Jussi Jääskeläinen||Jussi Jääskeläinen|
|2008||Petri Pasanen||Sami Hyypiä|
|2009||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2010||Sami Hyypiä||Sami Hyypiä|
|2011||Roman Eremenko||Roman Eremenko|
|2012||Niklas Moisander||Niklas Moisander|
|2013||Niklas Moisander||Niklas Moisander|
|2014||Roman Eremenko||Roman Eremenko|
|2015||Roman Eremenko||Tim Sparv|
|2016||Lukáš Hrádecký||Lukáš Hrádecký|
|2017||Lukáš Hrádecký||Lukáš Hrádecký|
|2018||Lukáš Hrádecký||Lukáš Hrádecký|
|2019||Teemu Pukki||Teemu Pukki|
|2020||Lukáš Hrádecký||Teemu Pukki|
|FINNISH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR|
|1984||Tuula Sundman (later Tuula Okkola)|
|1999||Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)|
|2003||Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)|
|2006||Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)|
|2009||Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)|
|2010||Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)|
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