Linköpings FC

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Linköpings FC
Linköpings HC Logo.svg
Full name Linköpings Fotboll Club
Nickname(s) LFC
Founded 2003
Ground Linköping Arena,
Linköping
Ground Capacity 8,500
Chairman Christer Mård
Manager Martin Sjögren
League Damallsvenskan
2013 Damallsvenskan, 3rd
Website Club home page

Linköpings Fotboll Club is an association football club from Linköping, Sweden. The club was established in 2003 when Kenty DFF women's football club decided to merge with the premier division ice hockey club Linköpings HC under the new name Linköpings FC. The club's goal was both to establish women's football as a sport in Linköping and eventually become one of the top four teams.

In 2004, Linköpings FC finished their first year in the women's premier division (Damallsvenskan) in sixth place. The following two seasons the club reached its goal of finishing top four in the league with a fourth place finish in 2005 and a third place finish in 2006. The club also won Svenska Cupen ("The Swedish Cup") for the first time in 2006, defeating Umeå IK 3-2 in the cup final. They finished sixth in 2007 which was a failure for the club. In 2008 they led a long time through the series but still they finished second behind Swedish giants Umeå IK. Though, some consolation came when they won Svenska Cupen the same season, beating Umeå 1-0 in the final.

From 2004 to 2007 Linköpings FC increased their annual turnover from 2,4 million SEK to 5,0 million SEK.[1] At the same time their average attendance dropped from 1,609 in the 2004 season to 997 in 2006.[1] In 2007, Frida Östberg left the team after two years. Later, the team signed Jessica Landström after her debut for the national team. In February, they signed Brazilian internationals Cristiane and Daniela.

Current squad[edit]

As of August 7, 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 United States GK Katlynn Fraine
2 Norway GK Hilde Gunn Olsen
3 Denmark DF Janni Arnth Jensen
5 Portugal MF Jéssica Silva
6 Denmark MF Mariann Gajhede Knudsen
7 Sweden DF Charlotte Rohlin (captain)
8 Sweden DF Jennie Nordin
9 Sweden FW Stina Blackstenius
10 Sweden MF Emma Lennartsson
11 Netherlands MF Renée Slegers
12 Portugal MF Cláudia Neto
No. Position Player
13 Sweden MF Tove Almqvist
14 Sweden FW Fridolina Rolfö
15 Sweden DF Jessica Samuelsson
16 Denmark FW Pernille Harder
17 Sweden FW Venera Rexhi
18 Finland FW Linda Sällström
19 Norway MF Kristine Minde
20 Sweden DF Magdalena Ericsson
21 Sweden DF Maja Krantz
25 Sweden FW Jonna Andersson

Former players[edit]

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

Staff[edit]

  • » Martin Sjögren - Head Coach
  • » Leif Eriksson - Goalkeeper Coach
  • » Pierre Söderfjord - Fitness Coach
  • » Joakim Karlsson - Kit Manager
  • » Maria Lindström Team Builder
  • » Marie Ryding-Ederö Technical Coach
  • » Torsten Schepull Team Doctor
  • » Lennart Palmefors Physio
  • » Rolf "Loben" Gustavsson Advisor

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LFCs Vision" (in Swedish). Linköpings Fotboll Club. Retrieved 2007-04-18. [dead link]

External links[edit]