Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

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Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Kopparbergsgoteborgfc.png
Full name Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Nickname(s) Göteborg FC
KGFC
Founded 1970
Ground Valhalla IP,
Göteborg
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Peter Bronsman
Manager Stefan Rehn
League Damallsvenskan
2013 4th

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC (sponsored by Kopparbergs brewery) is an association football club from Gothenburg, Sweden. The club was established in 1970 under the name Landvetters IF. In 2004 the team moved from Landvetter, a Gothenburg suburb, into Gothenburg city and changed its name accordingly. The team has played nine seasons in the Women's Premier Division (Damallsvenskan), but has not yet won a championship gold medal.[1]

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC play their home games at Valhalla IP stadium in Gothenburg. The team colours are blue, white and black.

Veteran Bo Falk was the coach of the team from 1999 until 2004. From 2005 until 2007, the coach was Martin Pringle.[2] He was replaced by Torbjörn Nilsson for the 2008 season.

Among the club's recent stars are Sweden internationals Jessica Landström, twins Kristin and Marie Hammarström, Jane Törnqvist, Johanna Almgren, and U.S. international Yael Averbuch. Other notable players who have represented the club in the past include American goalkeeper Hope Solo and Sweden's Lotta Schelin and Kristin Bengtsson.

In the 2010 Damallsvenskan season, the team finished as runners-up and qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round. In 2011 they won the Swedish Cup on a penalty shootout over Tyresö and they retained the trophy in 2012, beating Tyresö in the final again.[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 March 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 Netherlands GK Loes Geurts
2 Sweden DF Catrin Johansson
3 Sweden DF Beata Kollmats
4 Norway MF Andrine Hegerberg
5 Sweden DF Kathlene Fernström
6 Sweden MF Anna Ahlstrand
7 Norway FW Cathrine Dyngvold
8 Sweden DF Stina Segerström (captain)
9 Finland FW Annica Sjölund
No. Position Player
10 Sweden FW Johanna Almgren
11 Sweden MF Julia Wahlberg
12 Sweden GK Louise Högrell
14 Sweden FW Sara Lindén
16 Sweden MF Amanda Edgren
17 Netherlands MF Lieke Martens
18 Sweden FW Sofia Skog
19 Sweden DF Marlene Sjöberg
20 Netherlands FW Manon Melis

Honours[edit]

Winning the Supercupen in April 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kopparbergs Göteborg FC". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lottas förre tränare om hennes framsteg". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). 12 July 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Garin, Erik (27 June 2013). "Sweden – List of Women Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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