Finland women's national bandy team

The Finland women's national bandy team (Finnish: Suomen naisten jääpallomaajoukkue, Swedish: Finlands damlandslag i bandy) represents Finland in the Women's Bandy World Championship and other international bandy competitions. It is governed by the Finnish Bandy Association, a member of the Federation of International Bandy (FIB).

Finland women's national bandy team
Suomen naisten jääpallomaajoukkue (Finnish)
Finlands damlandslag i bandy (Swedish)
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Finland is the badge used on player jerseys.
AssociationFinnish Bandy Association
Head coachTopi Rytkönen[1]
Most gamesPirjo Ahonen (63)[2]
First international
Finland 3 – 14 Sweden
(Kemi, Finland; 1980)
World Championship
Appearances10 (first in 2004)
Best resultSilver Silver (2023)
A bandy international between Finland and Norway in the 2004 Women's World Championship in Lappeenranta


The first recorded international match between women's bandy teams from Sweden and Finland took place in Helsinki, Finland in 1935 at the Helsingfors Ice Stadium, where a portion of the match was captured by British Pathé.[3]

The next documented international friendly match played by the Finnish national team was held in Kemi in 1980 and ended in a Swedish victory, with a final score of 3–14.[4]

Women's Bandy World ChampionshipEdit

The team has participated in every Women's Bandy World Championship since the first tournament in 2004, which was hosted by Finland in Lappeenranta. Ten years later, Finland hosted the 2014 Women's Bandy World Championship and Lappeenranta once again served as the host city. As of 2022, the team has won five bronze medals, in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2022.

Tournament recordEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

  • 2004  Won Bronze Medal
  • 2006 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2008  Won Bronze Medal
  • 2010 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2012  Won Bronze Medal
  • 2014  Won Bronze Medal
  • 2016 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2018 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2020 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2022  Won Bronze Medal[5]
  • 2023  Won Silver Medal

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Naisten maajoukkueen tarkkailuryhmä kaudelle 2020-2021 valittu". Finnish Bandy Association (in Finnish). 9 November 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  2. ^ Koskela, Kristina; Karlsson, Tobias; Hoppu, Tuomas, eds. (2020). Jääpallokirja 2020 (PDF) (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Jääpalloliito. p. 149. ISSN 0784-0411. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Ice Hockey At Helsingfors On Sleeve As Ice Hockey At Halsingfors News In A Nutshell (1935)". Archived from the original on 13 December 2021 – via
  4. ^ "about women´s bandy - HISTORY OF FINNISH AND INTERNATIONAL WOMEN`S BANDY". Archived from the original on 26 March 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ Pavitt, Michael (27 March 2022). "Sweden beat Norway to win Women's Bandy World Championships for 10th time". Retrieved 27 March 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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