Finland - Women Player of the Year Awards

The female "Player of the Year" in Finland is elected by the national FA. The Player of the Year in the Finnish domestic league is elected on the basis of a vote among the players themselves.


Player of the Year

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)
2014  Tinja-Riikka Korpela (gk)   Bayern München (Ger)

Most Awards per Player

5  Laura Kalmari [2]            1999, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010
2  Hanna Ekström                1996, 1998
   Tinja-Riikka Korpela (gk)    2013, 2014
   Anne Mäkinen                 1993, 2004
   Hanna-Mari Sarlin            1983, 1986
   Merja Sjöman                 1976, 1980
   Linda Sällström              2008, 2011
   Sanna Valkonen               2001, 2002


Player of the Year in the Finnish Domestic League

1995  Minna Mustonen              PuiU Helsinki
1996  Laura Kalmari [2]           PuiU Helsinki
1997  Johanna Lindell (gk)        Ilves Tampere
1998  Hanna Ekström               HJK Helsinki
1999  Terhi Uusi-Luomalahti       HJK Helsinki
2000  Laura Kalmari [2]           HJK Helsinki
2001  Terhi Uusi-Luomalahti       HJK Helsinki
2002  Heidi Kackur                United Pietarsaari
2003-2006  not elected
2007  Eveliina Sarapää            Honka Espoo
2008  Jaana Lyytikäinen           Honka Espoo
2009  Tuija Hyyrynen              HJK Helsinki
2010  Heidi Kivelä                Ilves Tampere
2011  Jaana Lyytikäinen           PK-35 Vantaa
2012  Manya Makoski               ÅU Mariehamn
2013  Tiina Saario                ÅU Mariehamn
2014  Ria Öling                   TPS Turku

Most Awards per Player

2  Laura Kalmari [2]            1996, 2000
   Jaana Lyytikäinen            2008, 2011
   Terhi Uusi-Luomalahti        1999, 2001

gk = goalkeeper

[1] later Okkola
[2] later Österberg Kalmari


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Last updated: 20 Aug 2015

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