Finnish soccer player, probably the best player Finland has ever provided. Played first in Finland, in Lahti, from where he moved to Ajax of Amsterdam. There he was the star in the team, which also won European Champions Cup. In the same team also played many other famous such players, such as Edgar Davids, Patrick Kluivert, and Edvin van der Sar. In one of Ajax's years Litmanen was also almost selected player of the year in Europe, but the title went instead to George Weah of A.C. Milan. From Ajax Litmanen moved to F.C. Barcelona, and a year later in 2000 to FC Liverpool, England.