Djurgårdens IF Dam

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Djurgårdens IF Dam
Full name Djurgården Idrottsförening Damfotbollsförening
Nickname(s) DIF
Founded 2003; 11 years ago (2003) as 'Djurgården/Älvsjö'
Ground Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm
Ground Capacity 14,417
Chairman Anders Emanuelson
Head Coach Marcelo Fernandez
League Elitettan
2012 Damallsvenskan, 11th (relegated)
Website Club home page

Djurgårdens IF (also Djurgården Damfotboll, formerly Djurgården/Älvsjö) is a football club from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The club was established when the women's divisions of Djurgårdens IF and Älvsjö AIK merged in 2003, forming a new club owned to 51% by Djurgården and to 49% by Älvsjö. Counting the two separate teams Djurgården Damfotboll has 12 seasons in the Women's Premier Division (Damallsvenskan). All together the club has 7 gold medals in the Swedish Championship counting the one from 2003, the year of the merger, and the following year 2004. During the 2004/2005 season, the team were runners up in the UEFA Women's Cup. Älvsjö AIK also won the gold from 1995-1999, a total of 5 gold medals.

The team played their home games on Stockholms stadion between 2003 and 2005, the Olympic arena of the 1912 Summer Olympics, located in Stockholm city. From the 2005 season, the team has played at Kristinebergs IP.[1] The team colours are white and blue. In 2007, the team signed German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer to replace their retiring keeper Bente Nordby.[1]

The club is affiliated to the Stockholms Fotbollförbund.[2]

Current squad[edit]

As of July 4, 2014: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Rebecca Rudner
3 Sweden DF Linda Bengtsson
4 Sweden DF Elin Nilsson
5 Sweden DF Elin Borg
6 Sweden DF Mikaela Uthas
7 Sweden DF Mikaela Sundlöv
8 Sweden FW Olga Langenskiöld
9 Sweden FW Mia Jalkerud
10 Sweden FW Madeleine Stegius
11 Sweden FW Alexandra Höglund
No. Position Player
12 Sweden MF Jacquelina Bachteler
13 Sweden DF Sofia De Besche
14 Sweden MF Lilja Björk
15 Sweden GK Maja Ohlsson
16 Sweden MF Sofia Nilsson
17 Sweden FW Maria Poli
18 Sweden DF Caroline Frånberg
19 Sweden DF Emelie Eriksson
20 Sweden MF Irma Helin


Djurgården/Älvsjö at UEFA-Women's Cup Final 2005 in Potsdam, Germany


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