So you’re looking for the best floorball players in the world. The crème-de-la-crème, the best of what floorball has to offer. Then you’re at the right address!
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In this article, we’re giving you all the information you want to know and much more. It’s not just a list, it’s a guide.
The list has been compiled by InnebandyMagazinet and covers the whole of 2019. But for a year, the players listed below can call themselves the best in their field.
Without further ado, here are the world’s best floorball players in the world in 2020 (chosen based on their game in 2019). At the bottom of the article, you’ll even find a bonus!
10. Sami Johansson, Finland & Classic (Finland)
Sami Johansson, born June 27, 1993, is the first one on this list. He made it to the top 10 for the first time in his career. With Finland, he won the gold medal at two consecutive WFCs, in 2016 and 2018. During these tournaments, the forward scored 5 (5+0) and 11 (8+3) points.
With his club Classic, Johansson won the Salibandyliiga last season by beating TPS in a best-of-7 series 4-1. Currently – although this hasn’t been taken into account for this top 10 player election – Johansson is leading the Salibandyliiga with at the moment of writing 72 points (52+20) after 22 games.
In the video below, you can see Johansson score 8+2 points in one game, in the Salibandyliiga match between Classic and Steelers.
9. Peter Kotilainen, Finland & Happee (Finland)
Peter Kotilainen has been on his best during the last two WFCs. In 2016, this brought him to the 4th place of the top 10 players worldwide, and the same position was reached in 2018. Now, he’s fallen back a bit, but still at the honorable 9th place.
At the WFC 2016, Kotilainen scored 16 (10+6) points in just six games. He became the tournament’s top scorer and MVP. In 2018, 7 (5+2) points were added to his total, but his focus will be on December 2020: the WFC Helsinki.
During the current season, Kotilainen has been injured for quite a while. However, with only 13 games played (out of the possible 25 so far), he gained 32 (20+12) points and reached the second spot of the top scorer’s list of his team Happee. Happee has only just made it to the playoffs spots; the team ends up at 8th (or potentially 7th) place in the Salibandyliiga.
Kotilainen’s life hasn’t been easy for him. In ‘My Story’, he speaks about it and tells how floorball has helped him. In case you’ve never seen this short (6 min) documentary: we would highly recommend watching it!
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