Ari Nyman

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Ari Nyman
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-07) 7 February 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Turku, Finland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender (football), Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Inter Turku
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 FC Inter 124 (3)
2007–2009 FC Thun 64 (1)
2009– FC Inter 138 (2)
National team
2004– Finland 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2011

Ari Nyman (born 7 February 1984) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays for FC Inter Turku and the Finland national football team. He can play both as a defensive midfielder or centre-back. Nyman has also played at right-back for Finland.


FC Inter Turku[edit]

Nyman played his first match in 2000 when he was only 16 years old. In 2002, he was named for the best under-21 player in Finland. He served as a loyal member of Inter for six seasons, before leaving abroad. He visited Vålerenga,[1] before joining FC Thun in Axpo Super League.

FC Thun[edit]

Nyman was signed by FC Thun for almost one million euros in 2007. He immediately broke into the Thun side and played regularly in the first team.

Thun was relegated after scandalous[2] season 2007-2008 and Nyman stated that he wants to leave. He was on trial with VfB Stuttgart, but didn't get an offer.

Back to Turku[edit]

It was rumoured for a long time, that unhappy Nyman was moving back to Inter Turku because of Thun's financial problems. Finally in April 2009, Inter announced that Nyman had signed for three years. He was labeled the successor to Dominic Chatto as a controlling midfielder.[3]


Nyman made his debut for the Finnish national football team against Bahrain on 1 December 2004. He is a back-up of Finland's defence, usually playing at right-back for Finland as a substitute for Petri Pasanen. He played for Finland on youth levels and in 2002 was voted for the under-21 footballer of the year.


Personal awards and achievements[edit]

  • Veikkausliiga Rookie of the Year: 2002
  • Finnish Under-21 Footballer of the Year: 2006


  1. ^ "Ari Nyman Vålerengan testiin". MTV3. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Sex scandal rocks Thun football club". SwissInfo. 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Nyman, Ramirez and "better than Hooiveld" Verino join Inter". Nordic Football News. 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

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