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Number of Finnish football players in top-level leagues abroad 2015-2020, by gender

As of 2019, there were 42 male footballers and 23 female footballers playing in top-tier divisions outside of Finland. For 2020, the Finnish Football Association aims to have 40 male players and 35 female players in top-level leagues abroad.

Football is a beloved hobby sport in Finland, but it falls behind ice hockey in popularity as professional spectator sport.

Number of Finnish football players in top-level leagues abroad from 2015 to 2019, with a forecast up to 2020, by gender

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Worldwide, Finland

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

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*The figure refers to the target of the Finnish Football Association.

The source does not specify the date of the report.

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