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Aulis Rytkönen

Full name: Taavi Aulis Rytkönen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 5, 1929 in Karttula, Pohjois-Savo, Finland
Died: April 16, 2014 in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: KuPS, Kuopio (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Football


In 1952 Aulis Rytkönen became the first professional Finnish footballer, signing with France’s Toulouse FC, after having played in Finland with KuPS Kuopio from 1945-51. He was Finnish player-of-the-year in 1949, 1950, and 1952. He played for Toulouse for eight years, winning the French Cup with them in 1957. Rytkönen later returned to Finland as player-coach with HJK Helsinki from 1960-66 and then coached them from 1967-71. He was Finnish national coach from 1975-78. In his international career he earned 37 caps, scoring seven goals.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Football Men's Football Finland FIN 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Football Finland FIN Final Standings 9T 1952-07-15 1 0 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Football Finland FIN Round One Match #1 2 1952-07-19 AUT 4, FIN 3 1
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