2008 Malmö FF season

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Malmö FF
2008 season
Chairman Bengt Madsen
Manager Roland Nilsson
Stadium Malmö Stadion
Allsvenskan 6th
Svenska Cupen Round 4
Top goalscorer League: Ola Toivonen (14)
All: Ola Toivonen (14)
Highest home attendance 18,884 (31 March vs IFK Göteborg, Allsvenskan)
Lowest home attendance 2,214 (28 June vs Hammarby IF, Svenska Cupen)
Average home league attendance 9,763 (Allsvenskan only)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2008 season was Malmö FF's 97th in existence, their 73rd season in Allsvenskan and their 8th consecutive season in the league. They competed in Allsvenskan where they finished in 6th position and Svenska Cupen where they were knocked out in the fourth round. The season was Roland Nilssons first season as Malmö FF manager and the last season for the club at Malmö Stadion before moving to Swedbank Stadion for the 2009 season. To celebrate the club's 51 year stay at the stadium, an alternative home kit was used for the first and last match of the league season. The last league match at Malmö Stadion was played against GIF Sundsvall on 9 November and won 6–0 by Malmö FF.

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Jonas Sandqvist
2 Denmark DF Ulrich Vinzents
3 Sweden MF Robert Åhman-Persson
3 Sweden DF Daniel Theorin
4 Liberia DF Jimmy Dixon
5 Brazil DF Gabriel
6 Finland DF Markus Halsti
7 Sweden DF Anders Andersson
9 Sweden FW Niklas Skoog
10 Netherlands MF Rick Kruys
11 Sweden MF Jeffrey Aubynn
13 Sweden MF Babis Stefanidis
14 Sweden FW Guillermo Molins
15 Denmark MF Mike Jensen (on loan from Brøndby IF)
16 Sweden DF Christian Järdler
17 Sweden MF Joakim Nilsson
No. Position Player
18 Nigeria FW Edward Ofere
20 Sweden MF Ola Toivonen
21 Sweden MF Jimmy Touma
22 Sweden MF Robin Nilsson
23 Sweden MF Labinot Harbuzi
24 Sweden FW Agon Mehmeti
25 Sweden DF Behrang Safari
26 Sweden MF Jiloan Hamad
27 Sweden DF Anes Mravac
28 Sweden FW Alexander Nilsson
29 Sweden DF Jasmin Sudic
30 Sweden MF Daniel Andersson (Captain)
31 Finland FW Jonatan Johansson
35 Sweden GK Dejan Garača
40 Czech Republic GK Dusan Melichárek

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
2 DF  DNK Vinzents 4 0 0
3 MF  SWE Å-Persson 3 0 0
4 DF  LBR Dixon 3 0 0
5 DF  BRA Gabriel 2 0 0
6 DF  FIN Halsti 3 0 0
10 MF  NED Kruys 2 0 0
17 MF  SWE Aubynn 5 0 0
14 MF  SWE Molins 4 0 0
15 MF  DNK Jensen 2 0 0
16 DF  SWE Järdler 2 0 0
18 FW  NGR Ofere 6 0 0
20 MF  SWE Toivonen 7 0 0
23 MF  SWE Harbuzi 4 0 0
24 FW  SWE Mehmeti 1 0 0
25 DF  SWE Safari 2 0 0
29 DF  SWE Sudic 1 0 0
30 MF  SWE Andersson 6 0 1
31 FW  FIN Johansson 2 0 1

Source: Match reports in Competitive matches
Only competitive matches
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Sweden Roland Nilsson
Assistant manager Sweden Hans Gren
Assistant manager Sweden Leif Engqvist
Goalkeeping coach Sweden Jonnie Fedel
First team coach Sweden Staffan Tapper
Physician Sweden Rickard Dahan

Source: MFF-aren 2008. Malmö FF. July 2011. ISBN 978-91-977915-0-2. 

Other information[edit]

Chairman Sweden Bengt Madsen
Managing director Sweden Pelle Svensson
Sport director Sweden Hasse Borg
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Malmö Stadion (27,500 / )

Source: MFF-aren 2008. Malmö FF. July 2011. ISBN 978-91-977915-0-2. 

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Allsvenskan 6th 31 March 2008 9 November 2008
Svenska Cupen Second round Fourth round 1 May 2008 28 June 2008

Source: Competitions

Allsvenskan[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
3 IFK Göteborg 30 15 9 6 50 26 +24 54 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
4 Helsingborgs IF 30 16 6 8 54 41 +13 54 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
5 AIK 30 12 9 9 36 32 +4 45
6 Malmö FF 30 12 8 10 51 46 +5 44
7 Örebro SK 30 11 9 10 36 39 −3 42
8 Halmstads BK 30 11 8 11 41 38 +3 41
9 Hammarby IF 30 11 8 11 44 51 −7 41

Source: svenskfotboll.se
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 12 8 10 51 46 +5 44 7 4 4 27 20 +7 5 4 6 24 26 −2

Source: svenskfotboll.se

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A H A A H
Result D D D D W W W L W D L W D L L W L L D W L L L L W D W W W W

Source: svenskfotboll.se
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Kickoff times are in CEST.

Svenska Cupen[edit]

Kickoff times are in CEST.

Non competitive[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Match
Date
Competition or tour
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Scorers
GD
1 9 February Lyngby Boldklub Denmark 3 - 1 Mehmeti 10'
D. Andersson 39'
Ofere 51'
2
2 16 February Trelleborgs FF 1 - 1 Johansson 71' 0
3 23 February Nordsjælland Denmark 1 - 2 Hansson 55' -1
4 2 March Palm Beach Pumas United States 14 - 1 Molins 5'
Skoog 9', 11', 60', 65', 76'
Johansson 27, 31', 40', 51'
Mehmeti 71'
Nilsson 81'
Aubynn 85'
Hamad 89'
13
5 4 March UCF Knights United States 2 - 0 Mehmeti 39', 74' 2
6 11 March Mjällby AIF 1 - 0 Johansson 39' 1
7 15 March Lyn Norway 1 - 1 Skoog 22' 0
8 24 March H BK Häcken 2 - 3 Skoog 13', 59' -1

Source: Malmö FF[dead link]
1Malmö FF goals come first.
Country's flag depict country of foreign team to that of Malmö FF.
Ground: H = Home; A = Away; N = Neutral; HR = Home replacement; AR = Away replacement; GD = Goal difference

Mid-season[edit]

Match
Date
Competition or tour
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Scorers
GD
1 14 June FC Honka Finland 1 - 1 Sudic 35' 0
2 20 August Nordsjælland Denmark 1 - 0 Ofere 19' 1

Source: Malmö FF[dead link]
1Malmö FF goals come first.
Country's flag depict country of foreign team to that of Malmö FF.
Ground: H = Home; A = Away; N = Neutral; HR = Home replacement; AR = Away replacement; GD = Goal difference

References[edit]