Player Profil

Marko Kantele

rank 1
n&b 14
pdc 0
challenge tour 0

  • The Trooper - Iron Maiden
  • August 24 1968
  • Vääksy
  • 21 g Magnum
  • @MarkoKantele
  • markokantele

Marko Kantele has participated in no less than five PDC World Championships and won 14 SDC or PDCNB Pro Tour events, making him one of the most succesful players from Finland.

After Kim Viljanen, Marko Kantele  is the second most succesful Finnish player, as he has won thirteen  SDC and PDCNB Pro Tours.

He won his first in 2014, as he won the second event in Sweden.

But already in 2009 he met the PDC, as he participated in the PDC World Championship, as the first ever player from Finland. He won 5-2 in legs against Lourence Ilagan in the preliminary round, before losing 3-1 in sets against Ronnie Baxter in the first round.

In 2018 he once again qualified for the World Championship, in which he lost 3-0 against John Henderson in the first round.

In 2019 Marko Kantele went to Q-School and secured himself a Tour Card alongside Darius Labanauskas and Madars Razma. He also won one of the PDCNB Pro Tour events at Iceland.

At the moment Marko Kantele is the holder of the highest ever registered average at the PDC Nordic & Baltic Pro Tour, as he averaged 105,8 against Ulf Ceder in the Pro Tour 5 in 2019.

At the end of the 2019 season, Marko Kantele qualified for the World Championship 2020 through the PDC Nordic & Baltic ranking.
He met William O’Connor in the first round and lost by 3-0.

He also managed to go to the World Championship 2021, as Kim Viljanen had to withdraw. Once again John Henderson proved to much in the first round.

Unfortunately he lost his Tour Card after the 2020 season

In the season of 2023, Marko Kantele won no less than four Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour events, meaning he ended up as the winner of the season, which was the first time ever for the Finn.

  • PDCNB Pro Tour 2023
  • SDC Sweden2014, 2023
    SDC Finland2015
    PDCNB Norway2017
    PDCNB Sweden2018
    PDCNB Finland2017, 2018, 2023
    PDCNB Iceland2019, 2021, 2023
    PDCNB Latvia2022, 2024
    PDCNB Denmark2023
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