Finland women's national football team

Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Helmarit (the Boreal Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association
of Finland

(Suomen Palloliitto)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAnna Signeul
CaptainTinja-Riikka Korpela
Most capsLaura Österberg Kalmari (130)
Top scorerLaura Österberg Kalmari (41)
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 31 Increase 1 (12 July 2019)[2]
Highest14 (September 2005)
Lowest32 (March 2019)
First international
 Finland 0–0 Sweden 
(Finland 7–0 Armenia 
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best resultSemifinals (2005)

The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.[3]

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, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.

As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the FIFA world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16.[4]

Competitive record

World Cup

Year Result
China 1991 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019
Total 0/8

European Championship

Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1984 Did Not Qualify
Norway 1987
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993
Germany 1995
Norway Sweden 1997
Germany 2001
England 2005 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 8 −3
Finland 2009 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 5 5 ±0
Sweden 2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 6 −5
Netherlands 2017 Did Not Qualify
Total 3/11 11 3 3 5 11 19 -8

Minor tournaments

Algarve Cup

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The Algarve Cup is a global invitational 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 Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Portugal 1994 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1995 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1996 did not enter
Portugal 1997 did not enter
Portugal 1998 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1999 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2000 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2001 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2002 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2003 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2004 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2005 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2006 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2007 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2008 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2009 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2010 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2011 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2012 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2013 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2014 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2015 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2016 did not enter
Portugal 2017 did not enter
Portugal 2018 did not enter
Total 11/25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nordic Football Championship
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
Finland 1974 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
Denmark 1975 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13
Sweden 1976 Third place 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
Finland 1977 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
Denmark 1978 Third place 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3
Norway 1979 Third place 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3
Sweden 1980 Fourth place 3 0 2 1 1 8 −7
Finland 1981 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
Denmark 1982 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
Total 9/9 23 3 6 14 9 56 -47
Cyprus Cup
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2012 7th place 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1
2013 7th place 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1
2014 12th place 4 0 1 3 1 8 −7
2015 9th place 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4
2016 8th place 4 0 1 3 3 8 −5
2018 11th place 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3
Total 24 4 6 14 22 43 −21
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