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Finland is a country known for their love of sports and physical activity.

By Rob

Finland is a country known for their love of sports and physical activity. Over the years, several Finnish athletes have enjoyed international success. According to suomiveikkaus.com, after their love of sports, Finns are also known to enjoy betting on sports. Out of hundreds of athletes, here's our list of top Finnish athletes and betting favourites for Finnish sports betting fans.


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1.Teemu Pukki

Teemu Pukki is one of the best footballers in 2021 who plays as a striker for Norwich City. Since he joined the club in 2018, Pukki has scored 29 goals in the league for his team and helped his team to get promoted to the Premier League. He was even named the EFL Championship Player of the Season and was awarded the golden boot.

2.Lukáš Hrádecký

Another talented football player, Lukáš Hrádecký is the goalkeeper for the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. His incredible ability to block the ball put him in the spotlight as one of the best keepers in the 2020 Euros, both for his ability and his unique style. There's no doubt that he was a central part of the Finnish national football team when they qualified for the first time for the 2020 UEFA European Championships.

3.Iivo Niskanen

Iivo Niskanen is considered to be one of the best cross-country skiers in the world today and not just in Finland. The two-time Olympic champion has consistently shown an uparalleled level of energy and dedication. According to the International Ski Federation, Niskanen ranked fourth in the world ranking of cross-country skiers and has won several bronze and gold medals both in the Olympics and the World Championships.

4.Toni Kohonen

After an interesting career change from locksmith to pesapallo player, Toni Kohonen is known as one of the top pesapallo (or baseball) players today. He plays for Kouvola Ballbooters and has won an astounding 10 Finnish Championships. Named Baseball Player of the Year three times, there's no doubt he will keep adding to his collection of medals and awards.

5.Patrik Laine

Patrik Laine is a familiar name to any ice hockey fan, being one of the most successful and young players in his field. The young 23-year old was the second pick in the 2016 NHL draft and was highlighted as the IIHF World Championship's most valuable player in the same year. 2019-2020 was an even stronger season for Laine where he scored two goals for the Jets in the opening game in the season.

6.Aleksander Barkov

The captain of the NHL's Florida Panthers is another well-known ice hockey player and one of the best defensive forwards in ice hockey. Barkov was awarded the Frank J.Selke Trophy in 2021 after another stellar season in 2020-2021 when he led the Panthers to victory with 26 goals. The young athlete has been unstoppable since the start of his career, scoring at least 52 in the last six seasons he played in.

7.Henri Laaksonen

Henri Laaksonen is a Swiss-Finnish tennis player who has been playing since he was just three years old. At the young age of 16, Laaksonen was already named the European champion in the under-16 category. Fast forward to 2021, Laaksonen won the 2021 French Open match against Roberto Bautista Agut.

8.Enni Rukajärvi

Enni Rukajärvi is a Finnish professional snowboarder and the first ever female to win the X Games Slopestyle in 2011. And if that wasn't already impressive, she's also the first Finnish female to win a medal at the X Games.

9.Nina Chydenius

Nina Chydenius is a Finnish runner representing Gamlakarleby IF. The lightning-fast endurance runner won gold in the Kaleva Games and bronze in the Tampere 5000 meters in 2021. At the peak of her career Chydenius ranked third in the Nordic Champions (10,000 meters).

10. Ella Junnila

Ella Junnila is a 22-year old Finnish high jumper who represented Finland in the 2018 Athletics Championships. The following year, Junnila won bronze at the European Athletics U23 Championships. She also set a new Finnish record at 194cm at the Paavo Nurmi Games, making her one of the top high jumpers in Finland.


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