Famous Finnish Athletes

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 1 Matti Nykänen

Matti Nykänen.
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: July 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jyväskylä

Matti Nykänen was a Finnish ski jumper widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time. Over the course of his career, he won five Winter Olympic medals and nine World Championship medals. He won the International Masters Championship for veteran ski jumpers in 2008. He had a tumultuous personal life and faced several legal issues.

 2 Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi.
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: June 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2, 1973
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 3 Teemu Selänne

Teemu Selänne.
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki

 4 Tony Halme

Tony Halme.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: January 8, 2010

 5 Leo Komarov

Leo Komarov.
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Narva

 6 Lasse Virén

Lasse Virén
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: July 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Myrskylä, Finland

 7 Mikael Granlund

Mikael Granlund
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oulu
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 8 Kari Lehtonen

Kari Lehtonen
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki

 9 Kaisa Makarainen

Kaisa Makarainen
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ristijärvi, Finland

 10 Tero Pitkämäki

Tero Pitkämäki
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ilmajoki

 11 Hannes Kolehmainen

Hannes Kolehmainen
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: December 9, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland
Died: January 11, 1966

 12 Aleksander Barkov, Jr.

Aleksander Barkov, Jr.
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Birthdate: September 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tampere

 13 Ashprihanal Pekka Aalto

Ashprihanal Pekka Aalto
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Famous As: Ultramarathon Runner
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 14 Tapio Rautavaara

Tapio Rautavaara
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nokia, Finland
Died: September 25, 1979

 15 Ville Ritola

Ville Ritola
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 18, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Peraseinajoki, Finland
Died: April 24, 1982

 16 Volmari Iso-Hollo

Volmari Iso-Hollo
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: January 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ylöjärvi, Finland
Died: June 23, 1969

 17 Viljo Heino

Viljo Heino
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Iitti, Finland
Died: September 15, 1998