IFK Göteborg–Malmö FF rivalry

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Mesta Mästarmötet
City or region Gothenburg and Malmö
Teams involved IFK Göteborg
Malmö FF
First contested 18 June 1922
Number of meetings Competetive: 166
Most wins Malmö FF (67)
Most recent meeting 10 August 2014
Malmö FF 2–2 IFK Göteborg
Largest victory 11 September 1949
IFK Göteborg 2–9 Malmö FF

The fixture between IFK Göteborg and Malmö FF is although not a derby one of the most significant sporting rivalries in Swedish football, sometimes referred to as the "Mesta Mästarmötet" (English: Clash of the champions).[1] The two clubs are the most successful in Swedish football. IFK Göteborg are the club who have won most Swedish championships with their 18 titles, Malmö FF are trailing this number with 17 titles.[2] However since these titles have been awarded differently throughout the years Malmö FF have won most top tier league, Allsvenskan, titles with 20, IFK Göteborg have won the top tier league 13 times. The two clubs top the All-time Allsvenskan table with Malmö FF being 15 points ahead of IFK Göteborg after the conclusion of the 2013 season.[3] Together they have won 35 Swedish championships, 33 Allsvenskan titles and 20 Svenska Cupen titles. Only AIK have played more seasons in Allsvenskan than the two clubs. The two clubs are also the only Swedish clubs to have reached the final of European competition, IFK Göteborg won the UEFA Cup (Present day UEFA Europa League) in 1981-82 and again in 1986-87 while Malmö FF were runners-up in the 1978-79 European Cup (Present day UEFA Champions League).[4][5][6]

Shared player history[edit]

Transfers[edit]

The two lists are incomplete.

There have been few direct transfers between the rivals, the most recent transfer was on 14 July 2005.

Date Name From To
22 January 2003[7] Jon Inge Høiland IFK Göteborg Malmö FF
17 November 2003[8] Peter Ijeh Malmö FF IFK Göteborg
14 July 2005[9] Thomas Olsson Malmö FF IFK Göteborg

There have also been a few players who have played for both clubs although transferred via another club.

Name From Period Via To Period
Robert Prytz Malmö FF 1977–1982
1993–1995
Rangers IFK Göteborg 1985–1986
Dan Corneliusson IFK Göteborg 1978–1983 Stuttgart
Como
FC Wettingen
Malmö FF 1990–1992
Joakim Persson Malmö FF 1992–1996 Atalanta IFK Göteborg 1998–1999
Mats Lilienberg IFK Göteborg 1995–1996 Halmstads BK Malmö FF 2000–2002
Mathias Ranégie IFK Göteborg 2007–2008 BK Häcken
Go Ahead Eagles
Malmö FF 2011–2012

Played for one, managed the other[edit]

Manager Played for Managed
Team Span Team Span
Roland Nilsson IFK Göteborg 1983–1989 Malmö FF 2008–2011
Michael Andersson IFK Göteborg 1986–1988 Malmö FF 2000–2001

Managed both clubs[edit]

Josef Stroh is the only man to have managed both clubs.

Manager IFK Göteborg career Malmö FF career
Span G1 W D L Win % Span G1 W D L Win %
Austria Josef Stroh 1959–1960 33 18 6 9 54.5 1955–1958 87 44 21 22 50.6

1 Only competitive matches are counted.

Statistics[edit]

IFK Göteborg wins Draws Malmö FF wins
League 60 38 59
Svenska Cupen 1 0 7
Svenska Supercupen 0 0 1
Total 61 38 67
Table correct as of 10 August 2014

Last five head-to-head fixtures[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Competition
25 April 2013 IFK Göteborg 1–1 Malmö FF Gamla Ullevi Allsvenskan
25 August 2013 Malmö FF 3–1 IFK Göteborg Swedbank Stadion Allsvenskan
10 November 2013 Malmö FF 3–2 IFK Göteborg Swedbank Stadion Svenska Supercupen
7 April 2014 IFK Göteborg 0–3 Malmö FF Gamla Ullevi Allsvenskan
10 August 2014 Malmö FF 2–2 IFK Göteborg Swedbank Stadion Allsvenskan

Honours[edit]

Team Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen Supercupen Total
Malmö FF 20 14 1 34
IFK Göteborg 13 6 1 20
Combined 33 20 2 55
Table correct as of 10 November 2013

All-time results[edit]

Results at home in Cup matches[edit]

Date Venue Attendance Matches Competition
Team 1 Score Team 2
28 June 1970 Malmö Stadion 3,611 Malmö FF
2–1
IFK Göteborg Svenska Cupen (Preliminary round)
8 November 1975 Malmö Stadion 2,799 Malmö FF
2–1
IFK Göteborg Svenska Cupen (Quarter-final)
29 October 1977 Ullevi 11,997 IFK Göteborg
2–3
Malmö FF Svenska Cupen (Round 6)
9 May 1984 Malmö Stadion 8,833 Malmö FF
4–1
IFK Göteborg Svenska Cupen (Quarter-final)
7 June 1989 Ullevi 4,411 IFK Göteborg
0–2
Malmö FF Svenska Cupen (Semi-final)
6 May 1999 Malmö Stadion 4,676 Malmö FF
1–2
IFK Göteborg Svenska Cupen (Semi-final)
27 April 2001 Gamla Ullevi 5,528 IFK Göteborg
1–2
Malmö FF Svenska Cupen (Quarter-final)
10 November 2013 Swedbank Stadion 2,787 Malmö FF
3–2
IFK Göteborg Svenska Supercupen
Malmö FF wins IFK Göteborg wins
7
1

Results at neutral venues[edit]

Date Venue Attendance Matches Competition
Team 1 Score Team 2
2 July 1986 Råsunda 11,656 Malmö FF
2–1
IFK Göteborg Svenska Cupen Final
Malmö FF wins IFK Göteborg wins
1
0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malmö FF vs Göteborg". mff.se (in Swedish) (Malmö FF). 2 October 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Svenska mästare 1896-1925, 1931-". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Allsvenska maratontabellen 1924/25-2010". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "1981/82: Eriksson plots Göteborg success". uefa.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "1986/87: IFK back on top". uefa.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "1978/79: Forest join élite club". uefa.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Höiland klar för Malmö FF". expressen.se (in Swedish) (Expressen). 22 January 2003. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Peter Ijeh klar för IFK Göteborg". aftonbladet.se (in Swedish) (Aftonbladet). 17 November 2003. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Olsson överens med IFK Göteborg". svenskafans.com (in Swedish) (Svenskafans). 14 July 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
Bibliography

Smitt, Rikard (2009). Ända sen gamla dagar... (in Swedish). Project Management. ISBN 978-91-633-5767-1. 

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