FC Rosengård

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For the men's team, see FC Rosengård 1917.
FC Rosengård
FC Rosengård logo.svg
Full name Fotboll Club Rosengård
Founded 7 September 1970; 44 years ago (1970-09-07) as Malmö FF Dam
12 December 2013; 17 months ago (2013-12-12) as FC Rosengård Malmö
Ground Malmö IP, Malmö
Ground Capacity 7.600
Chairman Håkan Wifvesson
Manager Markus Tilly
League Damallsvenskan
2014 Damallsvenskan, 1st

FC Rosengård, formerly Malmö FF Dam (1970–2007) and LdB FC Malmö (2007–2013), is a professional football club based in Malmö, Scania, Sweden. The team was established as Malmö FF Dam in 1970 and has played 22 seasons in the women's premier division, Damallsvenskan. The team has eight championship gold medals, the latest from 2014. As of 2010, the club ranks first in the overall Damallsvenskan table.[1] FC Rosengård play their home games at Malmö IP in Malmö. The club it merged with, FC Rosengård, has both men's and women's teams.[2]

History[edit]

On 7 September 1970 the board of Malmö FF took the decision to start a women's team as part of the main club. The team was called Malmö FF Dam—the word dam meaning lady—to distinguish the team from the men's division of the same club.

In April 2007, Malmö FF Dam started a rebranding of the team, including a new team name, jerseys, and logo. The team was renamed LdB FC Malmö on 11 April 2007. This meant that the club fully withdrew from Malmö FF and became a club of its own. The change of name was related to a 24 million SEK sponsorship deal with Swedish skincare firm Hardford; whose leading brand Lait de Beauté (lit. beauty milk) became the name of the club.[3]

After six runner-up finishes since their 1994 title, the team finally won another Damallsvenskan championship in 2010, which qualified them for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League. LdB FC managed the feat to defend their title in Damallsvenskan for the 2011 season. In 2012, they lost the title to Tyresö FF in the final game of the season after a 0-1 defeat. In 2013, they won gold again, with the (2-3) win in the early series-finale against current arch-enemies Tyresö FF being the turning point of the season.

2014 squad[edit]

FCR's Nilla Fischer (centre) in July 2011
As of 3 July 2014 [4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Kathrin Längert
3 Sweden DF Amanda Ilestedt
5 New Zealand DF Ali Riley
6 England DF Anita Asante
7 Iceland MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (captain)
8 Netherlands MF Kirsten van de Ven
9 Sweden DF Elin Rubensson
10 Switzerland FW Ramona Bachmann
11 Sweden MF Anna Thörnqvist
11 Brazil FW Marta
14 Denmark FW Nicoline Sørensen
15 Sweden MF Therese Sjögran
No. Position Player
16 Sweden DF Lina Nilsson
17 Sweden FW Sofia Anker-Kofoed
18 Sweden DF Elin Björklund
19 Germany MF Katrin Schmidt
20 Sweden FW Sarah Mellouk
21 Croatia GK Doris Bačić
23 Sweden FW Nathalie Persson
24 Sweden FW Ebba Wieder
25 Sweden MF Emma Pennsäter
30 Sweden GK Zecira Musovic
31 Germany FW Anja Mittag

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
4 Sweden DF Malin Levenstad (on loan to AIK Fotboll Dam)

Former players[edit]

For details of current and former players, see Category:LdB FC Malmö players.

Achievements[edit]

Note: Achievements of Malmö FF Dam, LdB FC Malmö and FC Rosengård are all counted here

Domestic[edit]

  • Swedish Champions
    • Winners (9): 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

League[edit]

Cups[edit]

  • Svenska Cupen:
    • Winners (2): 1990, 1997
    • Runners-up (1): 2003
  • Swedish Championship play-offs
    • Winners (3): 1986, 1990, 1991
    • Runners-up (3): 1989, 1998, 1999
  • Svenska Supercupen:
    • Winners (3): 2011, 2012, 2015

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://svenskfotboll.se/damallsvenskan/historik/maratontabell-1988-/
  2. ^ "LDB blir FC Rosengård". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "MFF dam byter namn till LDB Football Club". sydsvenskan.se. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  4. ^ Truppen: FC Rosengårds A-lag, Dam FC Rosengård

External links[edit]

Media related to FC Rosengård at Wikimedia Commons