Ari Nyman

Ari Nyman (born 7 February 1984) is a retired Finnish footballer. He played both as a defensive midfielder or centre-back. Nyman has also played at right-back for Finland.

Ari Nyman
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Nyman in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-07) 7 February 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Turku, Finland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender, Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 FC Inter 124 (3)
2007–2009 FC Thun 64 (1)
2009–2018 FC Inter 281 (3)
National team
2004–2010 Finland 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


FC Inter TurkuEdit

Nyman played his first match in 2000 when he was only 16 years old. In 2002, he was named for the best under-21 player in Finland. He served as a loyal member of Inter for six seasons, before leaving abroad. He visited Vålerenga,[1] before joining FC Thun in Axpo Super League.

FC ThunEdit

Nyman was signed by FC Thun for almost one million euros in 2007. He immediately broke into the Thun side and played regularly in the first team.

Thun was relegated after scandalous[2] season 2007–2008 and Nyman stated that he wants to leave. He was on trial with VfB Stuttgart, but didn't get an offer.

Back to TurkuEdit

It was rumoured for a long time, that unhappy Nyman was moving back to Inter Turku because of Thun's financial problems. Finally in April 2009, Inter announced that Nyman had signed for three years. He was labeled the successor to Dominic Chatto as a controlling midfielder.[3]

Nyman decided to retire, after the 2018 season.[4]


Nyman made his debut for the Finnish national football team against Bahrain on 1 December 2004. He is a back-up of Finland's defence, usually playing at right-back for Finland as a substitute for Petri Pasanen. He played for Finland on youth levels and in 2002 was voted for the under-21 footballer of the year.


  1. ^ "Ari Nyman Vålerengan testiin". MTV3. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 12 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sex scandal rocks Thun football club". SwissInfo. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Nyman, Ramirez and "better than Hooiveld" Verino join Inter". Nordic Football News. 2 April 2009. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Ari Nyman pelaa huomenna viimeisen kotiottelunsa Interissä Archived 21 January 2019 at the Wayback Machine,, 20 October 2018

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