Finland women's national football team

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Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Helmarit (the Pearl Owls)
Association Football Association
of Finland

(Suomen Palloliitto)
Head coach Andrée Jeglertz
Captain Tinja-Riikka Korpela
Most caps Laura Österberg Kalmari (130)
Top scorer Laura Österberg Kalmari (41)
FIFA ranking 23 Steady
Highest FIFA ranking 14 (September 2005)
Lowest FIFA ranking 23 (March 2014)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Finland 0–0 Sweden 
(Mariehamn, 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
 Finland 7–0 Armenia 
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 9–0 Finland 
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances 11 (First in 1984)
Best result Semifinals (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.

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.

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Result
China 1991 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
Total 0/7

European Championship[edit]

Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1984 Did Not Qualify
Norway 1987
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993
Germany 1995
Norway Sweden 1997
Germany 2001
England 2005 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 8 −3
Finland 2009 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 5 5 ±0
Sweden 2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 6 −5
Total 3/11 11 3 3 5 11 19 -8

Minor tournaments[edit]

Nordic Football Championship
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
Finland 1974 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
Denmark 1975 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13
Sweden 1976 Third place 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
Finland 1977 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
Denmark 1978 Third place 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3
Norway 1979 Third place 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3
Sweden 1980 Fourth place 3 0 2 1 1 8 −7
Finland 1981 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
Denmark 1982 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
Total 9/9 23 3 6 14 9 56 -47
Cyprus Cup
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2012 Sixth place 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1
2013 Seventh place 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1
2014 12th place 4 0 1 3 1 8 −7
Total 12 2 3 7 12 21 −9

Managers[edit]

  • Correct as of 21 June 2013
Tenure Coach Record
G W D L Win %
1973–77 Finland Juhani Nirkkonen 12 1 1 10 08.33
1978 Finland Simo Syrjävaara 3 1 1 1 33.33
1979–89 Finland Kaj Österberg 44 13 12 19 29.55
1989–92 Finland Jyrki Nieminen 24 3 4 17 12.50
1993–96 Finland Nils Suomalainen 24 4 5 15 16.67
1996–00 Finland Reima Kokko 46 11 3 32 23.91
2001–09 Finland Michael Käld 107 35 22 50 32.71
2010– Sweden Andrée Jeglertz 39 14 6 19 35.90

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was announced for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification against Austria on 14 June 2014 and Bulgaria on 18 June .[1] [2]

Caps and goals as of 15 June 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Minna Meriluoto (1985-10-04) 4 October 1985 (age 29) 50 0 Sweden Vittsjö GIK
23 1GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 28) 54 0 Sweden Tyresö FF
2 2DF Maija Saari (C) (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 28) 76 7 Sweden AIK
3 2DF Tuija Hyyrynen (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 26) 64 0 Sweden Umeå IK
4 2DF Susanna Lehtinen (1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 31) 79 3 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
5 2DF Emma Koivisto (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 20) 9 0 Finland FC Honka
8 2DF Katri Nokso-Koivisto (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982 (age 32) 87 2 Finland PK-35 Vantaa
16 2DF Anna Westerlund (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 25) 69 1 Norway Lillestrøm SK
6 3MF Riikka Ketoja (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Finland Kokkola Futis 10
7 3MF Annika Kukkonen (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 24) 51 2 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
10 3MF Emmi Alanen (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 23) 40 8 Sweden Umeå IK
11 3MF Nora Heroum (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 20) 26 0 Finland Åland United
13 3MF Heidi Kivelä (1988-11-06) 6 November 1988 (age 26) 6 0 Finland PK-35 Vantaa
17 3MF Sanna Saarinen (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 23) 5 0 Finland PK-35 Vantaa
3MF Linda Ruutu (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Finland PK-35 Vantaa
14 4FW Sanna Talonen (1984-06-15) 15 June 1984 (age 30) 100 32 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
15 4FW Juliette Kemppi (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 20) 8 1 Finland Åland United
19 4FW Adelina Engman (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 20) 20 4 Finland Åland United
20 4FW Annica Sjölund (1985-03-31) 31 March 1985 (age 29) 66 16 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Coaching staff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naisten A-maajoukkue MM-karsintaotteluihin" (in Finnish). Finnish Football Association. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Andrée Jeglertz täydensi MM-karsintajoukkuettaan" (in Finnish). Finnish Football Association. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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