Finland women's national football team


The Finland women's national football team, also known as nickname The Boreal Owls ( fi, Helmarit), represents
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in international
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. The team, controlled by the
Football Association of Finland The Football Association of Finland ( fi, Suomen Palloliitto, abbr. SPL; sv, Finlands Bollförbund) is the governing body of football (soccer), football in Finland. It was founded in Helsinki on 19 May 1907. The SPL organises the Finland national ...

Football Association of Finland
(SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with
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and beaten
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. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals. The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari,
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Sanna Valkonen
and Anne Mäkinen. As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the
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world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16.


The beginning

The Finland women's national football team played its first international match in 1973 against Sweden. The game was played in Mariehamn, Åland.

Team image


The Finland women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "''Helmarit (''the Boreal Owls'')"''.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.



Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of February 2021 * Head coach: * Assistant coach: Marianne Miettinen * Assistant coach: Marko Saloranta * Assistant coach: Mika Sankala * Goalkeeping coach: Aki Moilanen

Manager history


Current squad

The following players were called up for the match against the Sweden women's national football team, Sweden on 25 November 2021. ''Caps and goals accurate up to 27 October 2020.''

Recent call ups

The following players have been called up to the squad in the past 12 months.


*Tinja-Riikka Korpela (????–)


''*Active players in bold, statistics correct as of 15 June 2021.''

Most capped players


Top goalscorers


Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

:''*Draws include knockout matches decided on Penalty shoot-out (association football), penalty kicks.''

UEFA Women's Championship

:''*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.''

Algarve Cup

''Complete this table with details'' The Algarve Cup is a global invitational International competitions in women's football, tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the FIFA Women's World Cup, Women's World Cup and Football at the Summer Olympics, Women's Olympic Football.

Cyprus Women's Cup

Nordic Football Championship

See also

*Sports in Finland **Football in Finland ***Women's football in Finland *Football Association of Finland, Football Association of Finland (SPL) ;National sports team, National teams ;Women's *Finland women's national football team **Finland women's national football team results **List of Finland women's international footballers *Finland women's national under-20 football team *Finland women's national under-17 football team ;Men's *Finland national football team


External links

Official websiteFIFA profile
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