Lena Mari Anette Videkull
Date of birth
9 December 1962
Place of birth
1981–1985 Trollhättans IF
1986 Kronängs IF
1987–1988 Öxabäck IF
Malmö FF Dam
Sweden [2 ] 111
Malmö FF Dam
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2007
Lena Mari Anette Videkull (born 6 December 1962) is a Swedish former association football forward who won 111 caps for the Sweden women's national football team, scoring 71 goals.
Club career [ edit ]
Videkull won the
Damallsvenskan championship six times in her career. She was the league's top goalscorer on a record six occasions. [3 ]
International career [ edit ]
Videkull made her senior
Sweden debut in the final of the first UEFA championships for national women's teams in May 1984. Sweden beat [4 ] England 1–0 in the first leg at Ullevi, then prevailed in a penalty shootout at Kenilworth Road, Luton after a 1–0 defeat.
Sweden reached the final again in the next edition of the
UEFA championships in 1987. Videkull scored in the final but the Swedes lost 2–1 to Norway. In May 1989 Videkull scored in a women's international match at Wembley Stadium, adding to Pia Sundhage's opening goal as Sweden beat England 2–0 in a curtain–raiser for the Rous Cup. [5 ]
In 1991 Videkull helped Sweden to a third place finish at the inaugural
FIFA Women's World Cup and in 1993 collected the Diamantbollen award for the best female footballer in the country. She briefly retired after featuring for Sweden in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, which they hosted, but was tempted into a comeback for the 1996 Summer Olympics. [6 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Videkull is a
lesbian and lives with her partner Nina and their daughter, Felicia. [7 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Lena Videkull – FIFA competition record