Simo Syrjävaara

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Simo Syrjävaara
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-06-14) 14 June 1941 (age 77)
Place of birth Rauma, Finland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
19601962 Rauman Pallo (12)
19631965 Åbo IFK 64 (6)
19661968 Upon Pallo 39 (9)
1969 Reipas 18 (2)
19701972 FC Kuusysi 61 (9)
National team
1964–1968 Finland 25 (1)
Teams managed
1973–1975 Finland U23
1976–1978 Finland (assistant)
1978 Finland women
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 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.

Association football team field sport

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. [1] He capped 25 times for Finland national team. [2]

Mestaruussarja was the top division of Finnish football from 1930 to 1989. It was replaced by Veikkausliiga in 1990.

Åbo IFK association football club

Åbo IFK is a sports club from Turku, Finland. The club was founded in 1908, and originally represented the Swedish-speaking minority of Turku/Åbo.

Reipas Lahti

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After his player career Syrjävaara worked as an assistant coach for Finland national team and a head coach for Finland women's team and Finland national futsal team. [1]

Finland womens national football team womens national association football team representing Finland

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.

Finland national futsal team

The Finnish national futsal team represents Finland in international futsal competitions. The team is run under supervision of the Football Association of Finland. It has never qualified for the World Cup or the European Championships. On 21.2.2019 rankings Finland is 35th globally and 20th in Europe.


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  1. 1 2 "Simo Syrjävaara täyttää 70 vuotta" (in Finnish). Finnish Football Association. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. European National Football 1872–2013 Matches Database. Retrieved 14 June 2013.