|Date of birth||14 June 1941|
|Place of birth||Rauma, Finland|
|1979–1990||Finland U19, Finland U17|
|1999–2004||Finland national futsal team|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Simo Syrjävaara (born 14 June 1943) is a Finnish former footballer and a retired football manager.
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.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
Syrjävaara played 182 matches in the Finnish premier division Mestaruussarja for Åbo IFK, Upon Pallo, Reipas and FC Kuusysi.He capped 25 times for Finland national team.
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