Finnish Footballer of the Year

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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".

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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Finnish Footballer of the Year

Men

Flag of Finland.svg FINNISH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR Flag of Finland.svg
YEARSPORTS JOURNALISTSFOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
1947 Leo Turunen
1948 Thure Sarnola
1949 Aulis Rytkönen
1950 Aulis Rytkönen
1951 Kalevi Lehtovirta
1952 Aulis Rytkönen
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 [1]
2009 Sami Hyypiä Sami Hyypiä
2010 Sami Hyypiä Sami Hyypiä
2011 Roman Eremenko [2] Roman Eremenko
2012 Niklas Moisander [3] Niklas Moisander [4]
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 [5]

Women

Flag of Finland.svg FINNISH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR Flag of Finland.svg
YEARFOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
1976 Merja Sjöman
1977 Soile Malm
1978 Åsa Wennström
1979 Kirsi Koskela
1980 Merja Sjöman
1981 Tarja Konttila
1982 Anna-Maria Lehtonen
1983 Hanna-Mari Sarlin
1984 Tuula Sundman (later Tuula Okkola)
1985 Marianne Sulen
1986 Hanna-Mari Sarlin
1987 Anu Toikka
1988 Tiina Lehtola
1989 Soile Ojala
1990 Marja Aaltonen
1991 Susanna Kuosmanen
1992 Pauliina Auveri
1993 Anne Mäkinen
1994 Johanna Lindell
1995 Marianne Lindholm
1996 Hanna Ekström
1997 Kaisa Mustonen
1998 Hanna Ekström
1999 Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)
2000 Sani Ylitalo
2001 Sanna Valkonen
2002 Sanna Valkonen
2003 Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)
2004 Anne Mäkinen
2005 Satu Kunnas
2006 Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)
2007 Tiina Salmén
2008 Linda Sällström
2009 Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)
2010 Laura Kalmari (later Laura Österberg Kalmari)
2011 Linda Sällström
2012 Maija Saari
2013 Tinja-Riikka Korpela
2014 Tinja-Riikka Korpela
2015 Tinja-Riikka Korpela
2016 Tinja-Riikka Korpela
2017 Natalia Kuikka
2018 Anna Westerlund [6]

See also

Finnish Football Manager of the Year title has been awarded in Finland since 1981. The nomination is made by Finnish Football Managers' Association.

Notes

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2010-10-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. Lajien parhaat 2011 on valittu Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Hyypiä ja Moisander palkittiin
  4. Vuoden parhaita palkittiin Captain’s Ball –gaalassa
  5. "Finland - Player of the Year Awards". RSSSF.
  6. "Finland - Women Player of the Year Awards". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF.

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