The Bothnian Derby: Finland-Sweden matches 1911-2021


Introduction
Official Matches
Overviews

Introduction

Finland and Sweden entertain a strong rivalry in ice hockey, in which both are multiple world champions and are seldom troubled by their Scandinavian counterparts from Denmark and Norway, but in football the record is rather one-sided: Sweden won roughly three quarters of the encounters and drew half of the remainder.
A peculiarity is the fact that four matches were played indoor (albeit with full teams and on a full-sized pitch); perhaps due to their hockey tradition, Finland are unbeaten in those.
Four of the last five matches were played in January, but in tropical places in Asia; in those unusual conditions Finland did also better than could be expected from the overall record, both countries winning and losing twice.


Official Matches

All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.

Game    Date     Venue               Result              Remark 

  1. 22-10-1911  Helsinki     Finland  2-5 Sweden    
  2. 27- 6-1912  Stockholm    Sweden   7-1 Finland     
  3. 24- 5-1914  Stockholm    Sweden   4-3 Finland      
  4. 29- 5-1919  Stockholm    Sweden   1-0 Finland      
  5. 28- 9-1919  Helsinki     Finland  3-3 Sweden        
  6. 30- 5-1920  Stockholm    Sweden   4-0 Finland     
  7. 19- 9-1920  Helsinki     Finland  1-0 Sweden       
  8. 29- 5-1921  Stockholm    Sweden   0-3 Finland         
  9.  5- 6-1922  Helsinki     Finland  1-4 Sweden      
 10. 20- 6-1923  Gävle        Sweden   5-4 Finland  
 11. 28- 7-1924  Helsinki     Finland  5-7 Sweden    
 12.  9- 6-1925  Göteborg     Sweden   4-0 Finland  
 13. 26- 7-1926  Helsinki     Finland  2-3 Sweden    
 14. 12- 6-1927  Stockholm    Sweden   6-2 Finland      
 15.  2- 9-1928  Helsinki     Finland  2-3 Sweden     
 16. 14- 6-1929  Stockholm    Sweden   3-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 17. 28- 9-1930  Helsinki     Finland  4-4 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 18.  3- 7-1931  Stockholm    Sweden   8-2 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 19. 16- 5-1932  Stockholm    Sweden   7-1 Finland          
 20. 10- 6-1932  Helsinki     Finland  1-3 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 21. 14- 7-1933  Stockholm    Sweden   2-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 22. 23- 9-1934  Helsinki     Finland  5-4 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 23. 12- 6-1935  Stockholm    Sweden   2-2 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 24. 27- 9-1936  Helsinki     Finland  1-2 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 25. 16- 6-1937  Solna        Sweden   4-0 Finland       [World Cup Qual., Nordic Cup]
 26. 15- 6-1938  Solna        Sweden   2-0 Finland   
 27.  4- 7-1938  Helsinki     Finland  2-4 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 28.  9- 6-1939  Solna        Sweden   5-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 29. 29- 8-1940  Helsinki     Finland  2-3 Sweden       
 30. 22- 9-1940  Solna        Sweden   5-0 Finland  
 31.  3-10-1943  Helsinki     Finland  1-1 Sweden   
 32. 26- 8-1945  Göteborg     Sweden   7-2 Finland   
 33. 30- 9-1945  Helsinki     Finland  1-6 Sweden           
 34. 15- 9-1946  Helsinki     Finland  0-7 Sweden        
 35. 24- 8-1947  Borås        Sweden   7-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 36. 19- 9-1948  Helsinki     Finland  2-2 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 37.  2-10-1949  Malmö        Sweden   8-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 38. 24- 9-1950  Helsinki     Finland  0-1 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 39.  2- 9-1951  Solna        Sweden   3-2 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 40. 13- 6-1952  Oslo         Finland  3-1 Sweden        [aet]
 41. 21- 9-1952  Helsinki     Finland  1-8 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 42.  5- 8-1953  Helsinki     Finland  3-3 Sweden        [World Cup Qual.]
 43. 16- 8-1953  Solna        Sweden   4-0 Finland       [World Cup Qual., Nordic Cup]
 44.  4- 6-1954  Göteborg     Sweden   6-0 Finland 
 45. 15- 8-1954  Helsinki     Finland 1-10 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 46. 28- 8-1955  Helsingborg  Sweden   3-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 47. 10- 6-1956  Helsinki     Finland  1-3 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 48. 19- 6-1957  Helsinki     Finland  1-5 Sweden        [aet]
 49. 22- 9-1957  Solna        Sweden   5-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 50. 20- 8-1958  Helsinki     Finland  1-7 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 51.  2- 8-1959  Malmö        Sweden   3-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 52. 22- 6-1960  Helsinki     Finland  0-3 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 53.  9- 8-1961  Norrköping   Sweden   4-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 54. 19- 6-1962  Helsinki     Finland  0-3 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 55. 14- 8-1963  Solna        Sweden   0-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 56.  2- 8-1964  Helsinki     Finland  1-0 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 57. 22- 8-1965  Luleå        Sweden   2-2 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 58.  4- 6-1966  Helsinki     Finland  1-0 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 59. 10- 8-1967  Solna        Sweden   2-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 60. 11- 9-1968  Helsinki     Finland  0-3 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 61. 22- 5-1969  Växjö        Sweden   4-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 62. 26- 8-1970  Helsinki     Finland  1-2 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 63. 20- 5-1971  Borås        Sweden   4-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 64.  8- 7-1973  Halmstad     Sweden   1-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 65. 29- 8-1973  Helsinki     Finland  1-2 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 66.  1- 6-1976  Helsinki     Finland  0-2 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 67. 11- 8-1976  Malmö        Sweden   6-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 68. 28- 6-1978  Borås        Sweden   2-1 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 69. 22- 5-1980  Helsinki     Finland  0-2 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 70.  1- 3-1981  Lahti        Finland  2-1 Sweden        [indoor]
 71. 29- 7-1981  Halmstad     Sweden   1-0 Finland       [Nordic Cup]
 72. 20- 2-1982  Lahti        Finland  2-2 Sweden        [indoor]
 73. 21- 2-1982  Lahti        Finland  2-1 Sweden        [indoor]
 74.  7- 9-1983  Helsinki     Finland  0-3 Sweden        [Nordic Cup]
 75.  6- 8-1986  Helsinki     Finland  1-3 Sweden      
 76. 15- 1-1988  Maspalomas   Sweden   1-0 Finland       
 77. 27- 5-1990  Solna        Sweden   6-0 Finland   
 78.  9- 9-1992  Helsinki     Finland  0-1 Sweden        [World Cup Qual.]
 79. 13-10-1993  Solna        Sweden   3-2 Finland       [World Cup Qual.]
 80.  1- 2-2001  Jönköping    Sweden   0-1 Finland       [indoor; Nordic Cup]
 81. 28- 5-2004  Tampere      Finland  1-3 Sweden      
 82. 25- 5-2006  Göteborg     Sweden   0-0 Finland  
 83. 12- 8-2009  Solna        Sweden   1-0 Finland  
 84.  7- 6-2011  Solna        Sweden   5-0 Finland       [European Champ. Qual.]
 85.  7-10-2011  Helsinki     Finland  1-2 Sweden        [European Champ. Qual.]
 86. 26- 1-2013  Chiang Mai   Sweden   3-0 Finland    
 87. 19- 1-2015  Abu Dhabi    Finland  1-0 Sweden      
 88. 10- 1-2016  Abu Dhabi    Sweden   3-0 Finland      
 89.  8- 1-2019  Doha         Finland  1-0 Sweden   
 90. 29- 5-2021  Solna        Sweden   2-0 Finland

Overviews

Total record:

Finland              90 11 11 68  96-297  33
Sweden               90 68 11 11 297- 96 147

Some more stats:

                     Pd  F  D  S  FG- SG
 
In Finland:          41  6  6 29  56-131
      Helsinki          37  4  5 28  49-124
      Lahti              3  2  1  0   6-  4  (all indoor)
      Tampere            1  0  0  1   1-  3
In Sweden:           43  2  5 36  35-158
      Solna             14  0  1 13   6- 47
      Stockholm         11  1  1  9  15- 44
      Göteborg           4  0  1  3   2- 17
      Borås              3  0  0  3   2- 13
      Malmö              3  0  0  3   2- 17
      Halmstad           2  0  1  1   1-  2
      Gävle              1  0  0  1   4-  5
      Helsingborg        1  0  0  1   0-  3
      Jönköping          1  1  0  0   1-  0  (indoor)
      Luleå              1  0  1  0   2-  2
      Norrköping         1  0  0  1   0-  4
      Växjö              1  0  0  1   0-  4
Elsewhere:            6  3  0  3   5-  8 


Finland - List of International Matches
Sweden - List of International Matches


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Last updated: 30 Jun 2021

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