Kansallinen Liiga
Organising bodyFinnish Football Association
Founded1974
First seasonas Naisten SM-sarja,
1974
as Naisten Liiga,
2006
as Kansallinen Liiga,
2020
Country Finland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toNaisten Ykkönen
Domestic cup(s)Finnish Women's Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsKuPS
(2023)
Most championshipsHJK (23)
TV partnersRuutu
Sponsor(s)Subway
Websitekansallinenliiga.fi
Current: 2023 Kansallinen Liiga

The Kansallinen Liiga ('National League') is the premier division of women's football in Finland. It was previously called the Jalkapallon naisten SM-sarja ('Women's Football Finnish Championship Series') during 1974 to 2006 and the Naisten Liiga (Swedish: Damligan, 'Women's League') during 2006 to 2019, The first season under the name Kansallinen Liiga was played in 2020.[1]

Teams 2023

Club Location Home ground Head coach
FC Honka Espoo Tapiolan Urheilupuisto Canada Omar Adlani
Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (HJK) Helsinki Telia 5G Arena Finland Arttu Heinonen
Ilves Tampere Tammela Stadion Finland Anssi Ylinen
Helsingin Palloseura (HPS) Helsinki Hofs Areena Finland Mari Savolainen
Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) Kuopio Savon Sanomat Areena Finland Ollipekka Ojala
Pallokerho-35 (PK-35) Helsinki MagneCit Arena Finland Rami Rantanen
PK-35 Vantaa Vantaa Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion Finland Jari Väisänen
Oulu Nice Soccer (ONS) Oulu Raatin Stadion Finland Toni Koskinen
Turun Palloseura (TPS) Turku Turun urheilupuisto Finland Akusti Salonen
Åland United Lemland Wiklöf Holding Arena Finland Steve Beeks

Source: Suomen Palloliitto (Finnish Football Association)

List of champions

Vantaa were Naisten Liiga Finnish Champions four times, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi have won the most Finnish Champion women's titles.[2]

Kansallinen Liiga champions 2020–

Naisten Liiga champions 2007–2019

Naisten SM-sarja champions 1971–2006

Previous champions of Finland.

Top scorers 2007–present

Season Player Club Goals
2007 Finland Taru Laihanen FC Honka 21
2008 Finland Nina Hietanen FC Kuusysi 18
2009 Nigeria Rita Chikwelu FC United 22
2010 Finland Anna Auvinen NiceFutis 18
2011 United States Felicia Schroeder Åland United 22
2012 United States Manya Makoski Åland United 31
2013 Nigeria Cynthia Uwak Åland United 18
2014 Finland Sanna Saarinen PK-35 Vantaa 20
2015 Finland Heidi Kollanen Ilves 24
2016 Finland Sanni Franssi PK-35 Vantaa 20
2017 Finland Kaisa Collin PK-35 Vantaa 20
2018 North Macedonia Gentjana Rochi JyPK 20
2019 Finland Jutta Rantala HPK 22
2020 North Macedonia Gentjana Rochi KuPS 16
2021 North Macedonia Gentjana Rochi KuPS
26
2022 Albania Lavdije Begolli KuPS
25
2023 Finland Lotta Lindström HJK
15

See also

References

Content in this article is translated from the existing Finnish Wikipedia article at fi:Kansallinen Liiga; see its history for attribution.

  1. ^ "Kansallinen Liiga". kansallinenliiga.fi. Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  2. ^ "Finland - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  3. ^ "FC Hongan naiset Suomen mestareita". Länsiväylä. 7 October 2017.