For the 18th time, Innebandymagazinet awards the world’s best floorball player together with national team coaches and international media. Emil Johansson, defender in IBF Falun and Sweden’s national team, gets the 2022 award. This is the second time Johansson has won the award.

Why Johansson

Emil Johansson is a complete floorball player, offensively and defensively. As captain of both IBF Falun and the Swedish national team, he takes great responsibility on the pitch and gets a lot of playing time in important matches. He’s also the best when it counts the most, he showed that with two important goals early in the last World Championship final. In 2022, Johansson won Swedish Championship gold, World Games gold and World Championship gold.

— Very cool and the best individual prize you can get in our sport. I feel that I’m at the highest level in Sweden and internationally and I’ve had a very good year as a player, says Emil Johansson.

Facts about Emil Johansson

Born: August 14, 1992
Position: Defender
Grip: Left
Club: IBF Falun
Original club: Ersboda SK

World’s best floorball players 2022

1. Emil Johansson, SWE
2. Alexander Galante Carlström, SWE
3. Tobias Gustafsson, SWE
4. Marek Beneš, CZE
5. Eemeli Salin, FIN
6. Albin Sjögren, SWE
7. Hampus Ahrén, SWE
8. Ondřej Němeček, CZE
9. Justus Kainulainen, FIN
10. Christoph Meier, SUI

World’s best player year by year

2022: Emil Johansson, Sweden
2021: Tobias Gustafsson, Sweden
2020: Kim Nilsson, Sweden
2019: Emil Johansson, Sweden
2018: Eero Kosonen, Finland
2017: Alexander G. Carlström, Sweden
2016: Alexander G. Carlström, Sweden
2015: Rasmus Enström, Sweden
2014: Kim Nilsson, Sweden
2013: Rasmus Enström, Sweden
2012: Mika Kohonen, Finland
2011: Mika Kohonen, Finland
2010: Mika Kohonen, Finland
2009: Mika Kohonen, Finland
2008: Magnus Svensson, Sweden
2007: Anders Hellgård, Sweden
2006: Anders Hellgård, Sweden
2005: Mika Kohonen, Finland

Facts about the award

World’s best floorball players have been awarded since year 2005, making this the 18th time. Winners are selected by Innebandymagazinet in cooperation with national team coaches and international media from the most influential floorball countries. Mika Kohonen has been awarded most (5) times.


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