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Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Huuhkajat
(The Eagle-owls)
Association Football Association of Finland
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Markku Kanerva
Captain Tim Sparv
Most caps Jari Litmanen (137)
Top scorer Jari Litmanen (32)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code FIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 59 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)
Highest 33 (March 2007)
Lowest 110 (July–August 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 53 Increase 12 (3 March 2019)
Highest 30 (March 2002)
Lowest 125 (1962–63)
First international
Finland 2–5 Sweden 
(Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire; 22 October 1911)
Biggest win
 Finland 10–2 Estonia 
(Helsinki, Finland; 11 August 1922)
 Finland 8–0 San Marino 
(Helsinki, Finland; 17 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 13–0 Finland 
(Leipzig, Germany; 1 September 1940)
World Cup
Appearances 0
European Championship
Appearances 0

Finland national football team is the national football team of Finland.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Jari Litmanen 120 30 1989-present
2 Ari Hjelm 100 20 1983-1996
3 Sami Hyypiä 95 5 1992-present
4 Jonatan Johansson 91 17 1996-present
5 Joonas Kolkka 89 11 1994-present
6 Erkka Petäjä 83 0 1983-1994
7 Arto Tolsa 76 10 1964-1981
8 Toni Kuivasto 73 1 1997-present
9 Mika Nurmela 71 4 1992-2007
10 Mixu Paatelainen 70 18 1986-2000

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Jari Litmanen 30 120 1989-present
2 Ari Hjelm 20 100 1983-1996
3 Mixu Paatelainen 18 70 1986-2000
3 Mikael Forssell 18 59 1999-present
5 Verner Eklöf 17 32 1919-1927
5 Jonatan Johansson 17 91 1996-present
7 Aulis Koponen 16 39 1924-1935
7 Gunnar Åström 16 44 1923-1937
9 William Kanerva 13 51 1922-1938
9 Jorma Vaihela 13 33 1947-1954


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