Finland - International Player Records

These figures are according to the Finnish FA, which means that they include all Olympic and amateur matches until 1988. Standings up to and including 7 Sep 2014.


Appearances for Finland National Team

                               Caps  Goals   First   Last
  1. Jari Litmanen               137     32    1989   2010
  2. Sami Hyypiä                 105      5    1992   2010
     Jonatan Johansson           105     22    1996   2010
  4. Ari Hjelm                   100     20    1983   1996
  5. Joonas Kolkka                98     11    1994   2010
  6. Mikael Forssell              87     29    1999   2014 *
  7. Erkka Petäjä                 84      0    1983   1994
  8. Arto Tolsa                   77      9    1964   1981
  9. Petri Pasanen                76      1    2000   2013 *
     Hannu Tihinen                76      5    1999   2009
 11. Toni Kuivasto                75      1    1997   2009
 12. Mika Nurmela                 71      4    1992   2007 *
 13. Mika-Matti Paatelainen       70     18    1986   2000
 14. Aki Riihilahti               69     11    1998   2007
 15. Juhani Peltonen              68+    10    1955   1970
     Esko Ranta                   68      0    1971   1980
 17. Antti Niemi (gk)             67      0    1992   2007
 18. Hannu Turunen                66      3    1979   1987
 19. Teemu Tainio                 63      6    1998   2014 *
 20. Shefki Kuqi                  62      7    1999   2010
     Miikka Toivola               62      4    1968   1980
 22. Roman Eremenko               61      5    2007   2014 *
     Markus Heikkinen             61      0    2002   2011 *
     Olli Huttunen (gk)           61      0    1980   1992
     Stig-Göran Myntti            61      5    1945   1958
     Mika Väyrynen                61      5    2002   2014 *
 27. Erik Holmgren                60      2    1986   1995
     Marko Myyry                  60      2    1986   1996
     Esa Pekonen                  60      2    1981   1989
 30. Jukka Ikäläinen              59      3    1980   1989
     Markku Kanerva               59      1    1986   1995
     Kari Ukkonen                 59      4    1983   1996
 33. Alexei Eremenko              57     14    2003   2013 *
     Frans Karjagin               57      0    1929   1941
 35. Veikko Asikainen             56      0    1938   1955
     Jari Europaeus               56      0    1983   1991
     Jussi Jääskeläinen (gk)      56      0    1998   2010 *
     Aki Lahtinen                 56      0    1979   1989
     Pertti Mäkipää               56+     2    1962   1970
     Kai Pahlman                  56     13    1954   1968
 41. Jouko Suomalainen            54      2    1970   1978
 42. Ari Heikkinen                51      1    1989   1994
     Timo Kautonen                51+     0    1964   1976
 44. William Kanerva              50     13    1922   1938
     Max Viinioksa                50      1    1926   1935 
 46. Toni Kallio                  49      2    2000   2010
     Kari Laukkanen (gk)          49      0    1985   1996
 48. Leo Houtsonen                48      1    1978   1986
 49. Tommy Lindholm               47+    11+   1965   1974
     Matti Paatelainen            47     11    1970   1977
     Ari Valvee                   47      8    1980   1989
 52. Mika Lipponen                46     11    1983   1991
     Jyrki Nieminen               46      9    1976   1986
 54. Jarkko Wiss                  45      3    1996   2007
     Harri Ylönen                 45      1    1995   2002
 56. Kalevi Lehtovirta            44     12    1947   1959
 57. Niklas Moisander             43      2    2008   2014 *
     Erkki Vihtilä                43      0    1971   1979
     Gunnar Åström                43     16    1923   1937
 60. Hjalmar Kelin                42      7    1920   1928
     Arvo Närvänen                42      1    1924   1937
     Janne Saarinen               42      0    2000   2008
 63. Olavi Rissanen               40      7    1969   1979
     Eino Soinio                  40      2    1912   1927
 65. Kasper Hämäläinen            39      7    2008   2013 *
     Peter Kopteff                39      1    2002   2006
     Pauno Kymäläinen             39      0    1975   1985
     Kaarlo Oksanen               39      0    1929   1937
     Tim Sparv                    39      1    2009   2014 *
     Kim Suominen                 39      4    1993   1996
 71. Aulis Koponen                38     16    1924   1935
     Antti Sumiala                38      9    1992   2004
 73. Erik Beijar                  37      4    1948   1964
     Ernst Grönlund               37     10    1931   1940
     Lars Näsman (gk)             37+     0    1965   1971
     Aulis Rytkönen               37      7    1948   1964
     Kari Virtanen                37      1    1979   1986
 78. Tommi Grönlund               36      2    1995   2002
     Petri Järvinen               36      4    1989   1996
     Ismo Lius                    36      4    1984   1990
     Kurt Martin                  36      0    1945   1954
     Jari Rantanen                36      4    1983   1989
     Daniel Sjölund               36      2    2003   2012 *
 84. Matti Mäkelä                 35      2    1961   1972
     Kurt Weckström               35     10    1931   1943
 86. Seppo Kilponen               34      0    1966   1971
     Janne Lindberg               34      1    1993   1996
     Ilkka Remes                  34      1    1982   1992
     Pasi Tauriainen              34      1    1986   1993
     Jorma Vaihela                34     13    1947   1954
 91. Semi Nuoranen                33      2    1961   1972
     Teemu Pukki                  33      8    2009   2014 *
     Kimmo Tarkkio                33      3    1986   1992
 94. Kari Arkivuo                 32      1    2005   2014 *
     Verner Eklöf                 32     17    1919   1927
     Aki Heiskanen                32      7    1974   1978
     Raimo Saviomaa               32      0    1968   1974
     Simo Valakari                32      0    1996   2003
 99. Mika Kottila                 31      6    1998   2004
     Veli Lampi                   31      0    2006   2013 *
     Pentti Larvo                 31      4    1929   1937
     Jarl Malmgren                31      6    1928   1938
103. Viljo Halme (gk)             30      0    1932   1939
     Perparim Hetemaj             30      4    2009   2014 *
     Jari Ilola                   30      1    1998   2007
     Seppo Pyykkö                 30      1    1976   1981

gk = goalkeeper


Goalscoring for Finland National Team

                              Goals   Caps   First   Last
  1. Jari Litmanen                32    137    1989   2010
  2. Mikael Forssell              29     87    1999   2014 *
  3. Jonatan Johansson            22    105    1996   2010
  4. Ari Hjelm                    20    100    1983   1996
  5. Mika-Matti Paatelainen       18     70    1986   2000
  6. Verner Eklöf                 17     32    1919   1927
  7. Aulis Koponen                16     38    1924   1935
     Gunnar Åström                16     43    1923   1937
  9. Alexei Eremenko              14     57    2003   2013 *
 10. William Kanerva              13     50    1922   1938    
     Kai Pahlman                  13     56    1954   1968
     Jorma Vaihela                13     34    1947   1954
 13. Kalevi Lehtovirta            12     44    1947   1959
 14. Joonas Kolkka                11     98    1994   2010
     Tommy Lindholm               11+    47+   1965   1974
     Mika Lipponen                11     46    1983   1991
     Matti Paatelainen            11     47    1970   1977
     Aki Riihilahti               11     69    1998   2007
 19. Kalle Fallström              10     19    1923   1928
     Ernst Grönlund               10     37    1931   1940
     Juhani Peltonen              10     68+   1955   1970  
     Kurt Weckström               10     35    1931   1943
 23. Nuutti Lintamo                9     23    1930   1939
     Jyrki Nieminen                9     46    1976   1986
     Antti Sumiala                 9     38    1992   2004
     Arto Tolsa                    9     77    1964   1981  
     Jarl Öhman                    9     12    1911   1922
 28. Teemu Pukki                   8     33    2009   2014 *
     Ari Valvee                    8     47    1980   1989
 30. Aki Heiskanen                 7     32    1974   1978    
     Kasper Hämäläinen             7     39    2008   2013 *
     Atik Ismail                   7     26    1977   1984
     Hjalmar Kelin                 7     42    1920   1928
     Shefki Kuqi                   7     62    1999   2010
     Olavi Lahtinen                7     28    1953   1958
     Aatos Lehtonen                7     19    1936   1941
     Albin Lönnberg                7     21    1925   1935
     Nils Rikberg                  7     15    1952   1960 
     Olavi Rissanen                7     40    1969   1979
     Aulis Rytkönen                7     37    1948   1964
 41. Hannu Kankkonen               6     25    1954   1965
     Mika Kottila                  6     31    1998   2004
     Aarne Linna                   6     18    1919   1926
     Jarl Malmgren                 6     31    1928   1938
     Teemu Tainio                  6     63    1998   2014 *
 46. Yrjö Asikainen                5      9    1949   1955
     Roman Eremenko                5     61    2007   2014 *
     Matti Hiltunen                5     21    1953   1962
     Sami Hyypiä                   5    105    1992   2010
     Njazi Kuqi                    5     12    2005   2013 *
     Yrjö Kylmälä                  5      7    1934   1939
     Stig-Göran Myntti             5     61    1945   1958
     Roni Porokara                 5     23    2006   2013 *
     Hannu Tihinen                 5     76    1999   2009
     Mika Väyrynen                 5     61    2002   2014 *

* The player is still active.

+ Contains the Finnish FA 60th anniversary match Nordic XI vs Soviet
Union in 1967. In the Nordic XI, there were two players from Sweden,
Norway and Denmark each, the rest were from Finland. Tommy Lindholm
scored one goal in that match.


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