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The Sápmi football team is a football team representing the Sámi people, who inhabit northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The team is not a member of UEFA or FIFA, and therefore does not participate in their competitions, though is member of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations. It is organized by FA Sápmi.
|Head coach||Jon Steinar Eriksen|
| Åland 4–2 Sápmi |
| Sápmi 21–1 Monaco |
(24 November 2006)
| Sápmi 0–6 East Germany U23 |
|VIVA World Cup|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2006)|
|Best result||Champions (2006)|
Sápmi participated in the KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup in 2005 in Northern Cyprus, losing matches against Northern Cyprus and Kosovo and finishing third. In November 2006, Sápmi took part in – and won – the inaugural VIVA World Cup in Occitania, organised by the NF-Board. Sápmi overcame both the host nation and Monaco to win the trophy, scoring an impressive 42 goals in 3 games. They hosted the next finals in 2008, defeating Kurdistan to finish third, before travelling to Padania in 2009 where they again finished third. Sápmi have not participated in a VIVA World Cup since.
Sápmi footballers who have played for both the Norwegian national side and the Sápmi team include Morten Gamst Pedersen, Sigurd Rushfeldt and Tom Høgli. Steffen Nystrøm, of Tromsø IL has played for the Norway under-21 team, and made his Sápmi debut in the VIVA World Cup.
World Cup recordEdit
|VIVA World Cup|
|2010||Did not enter|
|ConIFA World Football Cup|
|2018||Did not qualify|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Alexander Ellingsen||2 July 1997||Alta|
|13||GK||Andreas Mortensen||Skjervøy FK|
|2||DF||Roy Arild Rasmussen||Kautokeino IL|
|3||DF||Mikkel Ole Eira||Kautokeino IL|
|4||DF||Jon Steinar Eriksen||13 February 1984||Bossekop UL|
|5||DF||Svenn Johansen||Tromsdalen UIL|
|6||DF||Raymond Johnsen||Grovfjord IL|
|12||DF||Hans Åge Yndestad||24 July 1980||Ulfstind IL|
|9||MF||Lars Iver Strand||7 May 1983|
|14||MF||John Eriksson||IFK Östersund|
|15||MF||Jirijoonas Kanth||16 June 1987||Someron Voima|
|16||MF||Simen Kjær||SK Hardhaus|
|17||MF||Ante Smuk||2 September 1988||IL Norild|
|18||MF||Mads Petter Utsi||Porsanger IL|
|19||MF||Frank Ole Vars||Kautokeino IL|
|20||MF||Per Isak Vars||Kautokeino IL|
|7||FW||Øyvind Garfjell||Lyngen/Karnes IL|
|8||FW||Morten Moldskred||13 June 1980||Finnsnes IL|
- Games played under the auspices of the NF-Board only – the all-time appearance record holders are Erik Sandvärn, Mikael Renström& Kalle Tjäder with 7 caps each
- "Members – CONIFA". CONIFA. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
- "Sápmi (Lapland) International Matches". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "TUIL-spiller på landslag" (in Norwegian). Tromso.no. Retrieved 28 May 2014.