Football in Åland
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Åland Islands have 10 football clubs that compete at different levels and age groups. Number of licensed players is about 700. The islands even have their own national team, Åland Islands official football team, despite not being a fully sovereign state or having membership to UEFA or FIFA. Åland Islands women's team is the winner of 2011 Island Games women's football tournament.
Football clubs of Åland play in leagues and competitions of Finland and Sweden. IFK Mariehamn plays currently in the Finnish premier league Veikkausliiga and a women’s team Åland United in the Finnish women's top division Naisten Liiga. Åland United won the 2009 Finnish Championship title.
- IFK Mariehamn - Veikkausliiga (Tier 1)
- SIFFK, a joint team between Sunds IF and IF Finströms Kamraterna - Kolmonen, SPL Turku district (Tier 4)
- Jomala IK – Nelonen, SPL Turku district (Tier 5)
- Hammarlands IK - Vitonen, SPL Turku district (Tier 6)
The Ålandscupen is an annual cup competition administered by the ÅFF that was first introduced in 1943.
The Åland FA organises a mini-league called ‘Poolspel’ for players from 6 – 12 years old.
Notable players from Åland
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