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Greatest ever Finnish player?

  • Aulis Rytkönen

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Arto Tolsa

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Ari Hjelm

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Atik Ismail

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Jari Litmanen

    Votes: 16 69.6%
  • Verner Eklöf

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sami Hyypiä

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Mika-Matti Paatelainen

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Gunnar Åström

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Olli Huttunen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Stig-Göran Myntti

    Votes: 0 0.0%

Greatest Finnish player through times

664 Views 20 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Kee
We're going towards the poll about who the greatest Nordic player of all times is, but before reaching this goal, we must find out who the greatest ever Finnish player is. Lionheart gave me this list of players; I hope no other Finns feels any have been left out.
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I voted for Litmanen, with my other main candidate being Hyppiä. The reason why I chose Litmanen, other than him being a tottaly fantastic player, whom I wish played regular as he's proving he deserves with Ajax, is that Jari won the CL-throphy before anyone had heard of Hyppiä. He's a living legend, who I'd love to see back at Ajax, because legends shouldn't be benched :).
Why didn't this poll include Miika Juntunen? :)

BTW, it was me who voted for Arto Tolsa
As one of the two in this poll I know about, I voted for Litmanen.
The other is Hyppïa but IMO he's not as good as Litmanen is/was
I voted for Aulis Rytkönen but I was also thinking of voting for Ari Hjelm & Gunnar Åström as they are two of the best all-time goal scorers in the Finnish NT. Mika-Matti Paatelainen is also a fantastic player. I must say this was a hard choice. I guess everyone else only knows Hyypiä & Litmanen besides the Finns that is. Who voted for Paatelainen?
Jari Litmanen, no doubt about it. Players like Hjelm and Paatelainen sure have scored a bunch of goals for our NT, but I think that they are far behind Litmanen. What have they accomplished in a club level? Litmanen was the top-scorer in CL and one of the main reasons why Ajax won the Champions League. He was also voted as the third best player in Europe. Litti is also our NT's leading scorer together with Hjelm despite the fact that he has played as an attacking midfielder. If we counted the goals he has assisted as well he would be in his own class. I must admit that I've never seen players like Tolsa or Rytkönen play but Litmanen was so unbeleviable in the mid-90s that I really don't believe they were as good as him. And the best is that we can still see Litti showing pieces of his old magic..
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Looks like Litmanen is the clear winner here. I find it quite odd that Hyypiä hasn't received any votes.
I voted Sport FM guru Atik Ismail.:)
But were is Olavi "Olli" Rissanen?

He is at least most skillfull Finnish player ever!

He's technique was unique!
Can`t be anyone else than Scandinavias Maradona, Jari Litmanen, can it?
Robban said:
Can`t be anyone else than Scandinavias Maradona, Jari Litmanen, can it?
Scandinavias's Maradona. That could also be Michael Laudrup:)
Michael Laudrup doesnt need comperance, he's a living legend!!:D

Yakubu said:

Scandinavias's Maradona. That could also be Michael Laudrup:)
And Brolin.

Anyway, my vote went for MR.Litmanen :)
I have ofcourse voted for :heart: Litmanen. He's a living legend in Amsterdam :proud: I hope he will return one day :)
I wonder if thats possible, he's quite old isnt he??
30 or something.

It would definitely be great if he'd move back to Ajax. Maybe already for next season:hopefull::D
Then he is a little old to be joining any of his old clubs isnt he??:undecide:
not if he joins this year :hopefull: :heart:
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