Nickname: "Litti" or "Kuningas" ("The King")
Club: AFC Ajax
Jari Litmanen is a Finnish footballer, widely considered the country's greatest ever. An icon of Finnish football, he was chosen as the best Finnish player of the last 50 years by the Football Association of Finland in the UEFA Jubilee Awards in 2004. Litmanen also finished 42nd on the Suuret suomalaiset ("Greatest Finns") voting the same year.
As a player he has represented Reipas Lahti, HJK Helsinki, MyPa and FC Lahti in Finland as well as Ajax, Barcelona, Liverpool and Hansa Rostock abroad. Litmanen is a classic playmaker with excellent technique and vision, and has played either as an attacking midfielder or withdrawn forward throughout his career. He became the first Finnish footballing superstar while playing for Ajax in the mid-1990s, but consistent injury troubles have plagued his career in later years.
He was the best player of the Ajax team in 1994-96. Scored 15 Champions League goals in 21 matches those 2 seasons. In the league he scored 31 goals in 53 matches. Was voted as 3rd best player of Europe (behind Weah and Klinsmann) in 1995.
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