Famous Finnish Sportspersons

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 1 Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

 2 Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg
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Famous As: Formula One Racing Driver
Birthdate: June 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

The son of former Formula One world champion Keke Rosberg, Nico Rosberg followed in his father's footsteps to win the 2016 Formula One world championship. After announcing his retirement as a racing driver, Nico Rosberg became an eco-entrepreneur, helping with the construction of self-autonomous and electric vehicles. Rosberg has also worked with charities like Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli.

 3 Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nastola, Finland

 4 Mika Häkkinen

Mika Häkkinen
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Famous As: Finnish racing driver
Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
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 5 Teemu Pukki

Teemu Pukki
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kotka

 6 Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
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 7 Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 22, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
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 8 Keke Rosberg

Keke Rosberg
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: December 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solna Municipality
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 9 Jari Litmanen

Jari Litmanen
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lahti, Finland
Called The Man of Glass for getting himself injured frequently during his career, Finnish former footballer Jari Litmanen has played for major clubs such as Liverpool and Ajax. The nine-time winner of the Finnish FA player of the year honor is also the only Finnish player to get a statue.
 

 10 Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savonlinna, Finland

Tuuka Rask a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Highly skilled, he won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender during the 2013-14 season. He also played for the national team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. His brother, Joonas Rask, is also a professional ice hockey player.

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 11 Teemu Selänne

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

 12 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

 13 Sami Hyypiä

Sami Hyypiä
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: October 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porvoo

 14 Jari Kurri

Jari Kurri
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki

 15 Matti Nykänen

Matti Nykänen
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Famous As: Ski jumper
Birthdate: July 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland
Died: February 4, 2019

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.

 16 Pekka Rinne

Pekka Rinne
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kempele

 17 Tommi Mäkinen

Tommi Mäkinen
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: June 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puuppola

 18 Heikki Kovalainen

Heikki Kovalainen
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: October 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Suomussalmi

 19 Robert Helenius

Robert Helenius
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 20 Marcus Grönholm

Marcus Grönholm
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: February 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kauniainen

 21 Juha Kankkunen

Juha Kankkunen
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: April 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Laukaa

 22 Makwan Amirkhani

Makwan Amirkhani
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kermanshah, Iran

 23 Lukáš Hrádecký

Lukáš Hrádecký
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: November 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

 24 Mikko Koivu

Mikko Koivu
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turku

 25 Ari Vatanen

Ari Vatanen
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Famous As: Rally driver, Politician
Birthdate: April 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastern Finland Province

 26 Jussi Jääskeläinen

Jussi Jääskeläinen
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mikkeli

 27 Saku Koivu

Saku Koivu
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turku

 28 Lasse Virén

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

 29 Kasperi Kapanen

Kasperi Kapanen
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kuopio

 30 Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 31 Mikael Granlund

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

 32 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

 33 Joel Pohjanpalo

Joel Pohjanpalo
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinki

 34 Henri Toivonen

Henri Toivonen
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Famous As: Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jyväskylä
Died: May 2, 1986

 35 Jesse Puljujarvi

Jesse Puljujarvi
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Famous As: Ice hockey winger
Birthdate: May 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Älvkarleby, Sweden

 36 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

 37 Olli Jokinen

Olli Jokinen
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuopio

 38 Mikael Forssell

Mikael Forssell
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Steinfurt

 39 Tim Sparv

Tim Sparv
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Famous As: Former Footballer defensive midfielder
Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oravais, Finland

 40 Miikka Kiprusoff

Miikka Kiprusoff
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Famous As: Ice hockey player Goaltender
Birthdate: October 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turku, Finland

 41 Jouko Ahola

Jouko Ahola
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Famous As: Powerlifter
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland

 42 Shefki Kuqi

Shefki Kuqi
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Famous As: Footballer Striker
Birthdate: November 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vučitrn, Kosovo

 43 Mika Salo

Mika Salo
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: November 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsinki

 44 Leo Komarov

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

 45 Esa Tikkanen

Esa Tikkanen
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Helsinki

 46 Roman Eremenko

Roman Eremenko
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Famous As: Footballer attacking midfielder
Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 47 Jari-Matti Latvala

Jari-Matti Latvala
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: April 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Töysä

 48 Henri Laaksonen

Henri Laaksonen
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: March 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lohja, Finland

With a career-best singles ranking of 85, Swiss tennis sensation Henri Laaksonen is definitely a player to look out for. Born to former tennis player Sandro Della Piana, Laaksonen began training in the sport at age 3. While he initially represented Finland, his birth country, he later began playing for Switzerland.

 49 Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Ristolainen
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turku

 50 Antti Niemi

Antti Niemi
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Famous As: association football player, association football manager
Birthdate: May 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oulu