Aulis Rytkönen

Finnish association football player
Rytkönen in c. 1940

Taavi Aulis Rytkönen (5 January 1929 – 16 April 2014) was a Finnish footballer.[1] He became the country's first professional player when he signed for France's Toulouse FC in 1952.

He was born in Karttula, Finland.

He played for Finland at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He also worked as national coach from 1975 to 1978. He was chosen Finland's Player of the Year in 1949, 1950, and 1952.[2]

Rytkönen died in Helsinki, Finland, aged 85.


  1. "Finland mourns pioneering striker Rytkönen". Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  2. Finland - Player of the Year Awards

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