Finland - Women Player of the Year Awards

The female "Player of the Year" in Finland is elected by the national FA.


1976  Merja Sjöman                TPS Turku
1977  Soile Malm                  Into Kemi
1978  Åsa Wennström               IF-FK Finström
1979  Kirsi Koskela (gk)          Valtti Helsinki
1980  Merja Sjöman                TPS Turku
1981  Tarja Konttila              HJK Helsinki
1982  Anna-Maria Lehtonen         HJK Helsinki
1983  Hanna-Mari Sarlin           HJK Helsinki
1984  Tuula Sundman [1]           HJK Helsinki
1985  Marianne Sulen (gk)         HJK Helsinki
1986  Hanna-Mari Sarlin           HJK Helsinki
1987  Anu Toikka                  HerTo Helsinki
1988  Tiina Lehtola               AIK Solna (Swe)
1989  Soile Ojala                 PPF Helsinki
1990  Marja Aaltonen (gk)         Asker SK (Nor)
1991  Susanna Kuosmanen           HerTo Helsinki
1992  Pauliina Auveri             HJK Helsinki
1993  Anne Mäkinen                HJK Helsinki
1994  Johanna Lindell (gk)        Ilves Tampere
1995  Marianne Lindholm           KontU Helsinki
1996  Hanna Ekström               HJK Helsinki
1997  Kaisa Mustonen              Ilves Tampere
1998  Hanna Ekström               HJK Helsinki
1999  Laura Kalmari [2]           HJK Helsinki
2000  Sani Ylitalo                HJK Helsinki
2001  Sanna Valkonen              HJK Helsinki
2002  Sanna Valkonen              Umeå IK (Swe)
2003  Laura Kalmari [2]           Umeå IK (Swe)
2004  Anne Mäkinen                New Jersey Wildcats (Usa)
2005  Satu Kunnas (gk)            United Pietarsaari
2006  Laura Kalmari [2]           Djurgården/Älvsjö AB (Swe)
2007  Tiina Salmen                Amazon Grimstad (Nor)
2008  Linda Sällström             Djurgårdens IF (Swe)
2009  Laura Kalmari [2]           AIK Solna (Swe)
2010  Laura Kalmari [2]           Sky Blue FC (Usa)
2011  Linda Sällström             Linköpings FC (Swe)
2012  Maija Saari                 AIK Solna (Swe)
2013  Tinja-Riikka Korpela (gk)   Lillestrøm SK (Nor)

Most Awards per Player

5  Laura Kalmari [2]      1999, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010
2  Hanna Ekström          1996, 1998
   Anne Mäkinen           1993, 2004
   Hanna-Mari Sarlin      1983, 1986
   Merja Sjöman           1976, 1980
   Linda Sällström        2008, 2011
   Sanna Valkonen         2001, 2002

gk = goalkeeper

[1] later Okkola
[2] later Österberg Kalmari


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Last updated: 13 Feb 2014

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