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The club was founded in 1891 by a group of young athletes living on the royal island Djurgården in central Stockholm. With an original focus on winter sports, football and athletics, the club quickly branched into other sports, becoming one of Sweden's most successful sports clubs of the 20th and 21st century.
Today the most popular sections are ice hockey and football, with 16 and 11 Swedish national championship titles respectively. Other popular sections are bandy, handball and floorball. The club has won 418 Swedish championships through 2011.
While the club has a considerable fan base all over Sweden, the strongest concentration of Djurgården fans is found in the affluent urban districts of Östermalm and Vasastan (eastern and northern parts of the inner city) and in many of the suburbs of the nation's capital. In 1981 the main supporter club "Blue Saints" was formed, but due to its notorious fans and bad reputation, the supporter club changed its name to Järnkaminerna, literally "The Iron Furnices" (An old nickname for Djurgården from the 1950s). Since 2005, Fabriken is Djurgårdens TIFO group, they have 2 Ultras groups too, UCS (Ultra caos Stockholm), and Ultras Sthlm.
Famous Djurgården supporters
- His Majesty Carl XVI Gustav King of Sweden
- Fredrik Reinfeldt Prime Minister of Sweden
- Olof Palme former Prime Minister of Sweden
- Stefan Persson Vice President of H&M
- Carl-Henric Svanberg
- Loa Falkman Opera Singer
- Christer Fuglesang First Scandinavian in space
- Martin Soneby Swedish Comedian
- Djurgårdens IF (American football) – American football.
- Djurgårdens IF Bandy – Bandy.
- Djurgårdens IF (Table tennis) – Table tennis.
- Djurgårdens IF Boule – Boule.
- Djurgårdens IF (Bowling) – Bowling.
- Djurgårdens IF (Boxing) – Boxing.
- Djurgårdens IF (wrestling) – wrestling.
- Djurgårdens IF (Cycling) – Cycling.
- Djurgårdens IF (athletics) – athletics.
- Djurgårdens IF (fencing) – fencing.
- Djurgårdens IF (Golf) – Golf.
- Djurgårdens IF (Handball) – Handball.
- Djurgårdens IF Handikappfotboll – handicap football.
- Djurgårdens IF (Floorball) – Floorball.
- Djurgårdens IF (skating) – Figure skating.
- Djurgårdens IF (Slalom) – Slalom.
- Djurgårdens IF Dam – Women's football.
- Bengtsson, Janne (2004-02-24). "Dif glänser i slaget om titlarna". Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
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