List of Malmö FF players
- This list is about Malmö FF players with at least 100 league appearances. For a list of all Malmö FF players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Malmö FF players. For the current Malmö FF first-team squad, see First-team squad.
Malmö Fotbollförening, also known simply as Malmö FF, is a Swedish professional association football club based in Malmö. The club is affiliated with Skånes Fotbollförbund (The Scanian Football Association), and plays its home games at Swedbank Stadion. Formed on 24 February 1910, Malmö FF have won seventeen national championship titles and fourteen national cup titles, making them the most successful club in Sweden in terms of total trophies won. They have also won the highest Swedish league, Allsvenskan, on three occasions when the title of Swedish champions was not decided by the outcome of that league, adding up to a total of 20 league titles for the club.[A] The team competes in Allsvenskan as of the 2014 season; this is Malmö FF's 14th consecutive season in the top flight, and their 79th overall. The main rivals of the club are Helsingborgs IF, IFK Göteborg and, historically, IFK Malmö. Since playing their first competitive match, more than 450 players have made a league appearance for the club, of whom 88 players have made at least 100 appearances; those players are listed here.
Defender Krister Kristensson is the player with the most league appearances in the club's history, having made 348 appearances between 1963 and 1978, scoring seven goals. Kristensson also played for the Sweden national football team, and ended his career with 38 international caps. Forward Hans Håkansson is the player who has scored the most goals in league matches for Malmö FF, with 163 goals in 192 matches; Bo Larsson holds the record of most goals scored in Allsvenskan with 119 goals in the league.
|Kristensson, KristerKrister Kristensson[C] *||Sweden||DF||1963–1978||348||7||626||16|
|Nilsson, ErikErik Nilsson||Sweden||FB||1934–1953||326||1||600||4|
|Andersson, RoyRoy Andersson||Sweden||DF||1968–1983||317||21||624||49|
|Larsson, BoBo Larsson[D] *||Sweden||U||1962–1966
|Andersson, RolandRoland Andersson||Sweden||DF||1968–1974
|MollerJan Möller[E][F] *||Sweden||GK||1972–1980
|Fedel, JonnieJonnie Fedel[F] *||Sweden||GK||1984–2001||293||0||588||1|
|Andersson, DanielDaniel Andersson||Sweden||MF||1995–1998
|Persson, TorbjörnTorbjörn Persson[G] *||Sweden||DF||1980–1995||281||10||574||39|
|Ohlsson, JörgenJörgen Ohlsson||Sweden||DF||1991–2003||266||34||464||53|
|Andersson, MagnusMagnus Andersson[H] *||Sweden||DF||1975–1988||265||12||568||28|
|Bengtsson, HelgeHelge Bengtsson[I] *||Sweden||GK||1934–1951||265||0||501||3|
|Erlandsson, IngemarIngemar Erlandsson||Sweden||DF||1976–1987||230||14||473||46|
|Svahn, IngvarIngvar Svahn||Sweden||HB||1957–1968
|Tapper, StaffanStaffan Tapper||Sweden||MF||1967–1979||222||42||407||99|
|Svensson, ToreTore Svensson||Sweden||GK||1951–1961||215||0||433||1|
|Persson, OlofOlof Persson||Sweden||DF||1997–2001
|Nyhlén, NiclasNiclas Nyhlén||Sweden||MF||1987–1996||205||16||410||33|
|Rosén, KjellKjell Rosén||Sweden||FB||1939–1950||204||41||379||108|
|GranstromLars Granström[J] *||Sweden||MF||1960–1966
|Nilsson, AndreasAndreas Nilsson||Sweden||HB||1928–1940||201||59||371||168|
|JonssonEgon Jönsson[K] *||Sweden||HB||1943–1955||200||99||405||269|
|Mattisson, HansHans Mattisson||Sweden||MF||1996–2006||200||21||350||39|
|HakanssonHans Håkansson[L] *||Sweden||FW||1927–1938||192||163||350||341|
|Elmstedt, BertilBertil Elmstedt||Sweden||FW||1956–1969||192||36||350||94|
|Ljungberg, AndersAnders Ljungberg||Sweden||MF||1967–1968
|Tapper, BörjeBörje Tapper||Sweden||FW||1939–1951||191||91||371||298|
|Hult, NilsNils Hult||Sweden||GK||1960
|Svensson, LennartLennart Svensson||Sweden||HB||1956–1966||183||34||336||102|
|Andersson, AndersAnders Andersson||Sweden||MF||1990–1997
|Nilsson, StellanStellan Nilsson||Sweden||HB||1940–1950||179||68||336||166|
|Nilsson, BertilBertil Nilsson||Sweden||MF||1953–1960
|Thillberg, HenryHenry Thillberg||Sweden||FW||1951–1962||177||42||367||149|
|Roslund, IvarIvar Roslund||Sweden||HB||1925–1937||169||71||311||179|
|Vinzents, UlrichUlrich Vinzents||Denmark||DF||2006–2012||166||0||247||2|
|Palmér, AndersAnders Palmér||Sweden||MF||1980–1988||158||26||348||73|
|Bergquist, ArthurArthur Bergquist||Sweden||FB||1950–1957||158||5||302||10|
|Nilsson, SvenSven Nilsson||Sweden||FB||1931–1940||158||3||302||4|
|Sandberg, Carl-ErikCarl-Erik Sandberg||Sweden||FW||1938–1947||156||31||269||130|
|Hjertsson, SvenSven Hjertsson[K] *||Sweden||FB||1942–1954||156||10||319||30|
|Sandbring, SuneSune Sandbring||Sweden||FB||1949–1958||153||0||305||1|
|Christoffersson, AlgotAlgot Christoffersson||Sweden||FB||1923–1933||150||5||295||28|
|Hjertsson, KjellKjell Hjertsson||Sweden||HB||1940–1950||148||3||270||15|
|Ohlin, JörgenJörgen Ohlin||Sweden||FB||1956–1958
|Elanga, JosephJoseph Elanga||Cameroon||DF||2000–2005
|Prytz, RobertRobert Prytz||Sweden||MF||1977–1982
|Nilsson, BjörnBjörn Nilsson||Sweden||FW||1979–1986||134||28||265||66|
|Larsson, TommyTommy Larsson||Sweden||MF||1969–1978||134||26||255||50|
|Nilsson, GustafGustaf Nilsson||Sweden||FW||1940–1950||132||65||265||205|
|Hansson, ÅkeÅke Hansson||Sweden||HB||1950–1957||132||14||292||59|
|Molins, GuillermoGuillermo Molins||Sweden||MF||2006–2011
|Torstensson, JohnJohn Torstensson||Sweden||FB||1920–1931||128||21||370||53|
|Arvidsson, MatsMats Arvidsson||Sweden||DF||1978–1987||127||10||294||24|
|Cervin, ToreTore Cervin||Sweden||FW||1972–1980||126||55||258||110|
|Olsberg, CurtCurt Olsberg||Sweden||MF||1967–1973||126||36||226||70|
|Osmanovski, YkselYksel Osmanovski||Sweden||FW||1995–1998
|Hamad, JiloanJiloan Hamad||Sweden||MF||2008–2013||126||22||203||34|
|Andersson, TommyTommy Andersson||Sweden||FW||1969–1979||123||28||256||73|
|Engqvist, LeifLeif Engqvist[G] *||Sweden||MF||1985–1991||123||25||288||57|
|Martinsson, GunnarGunnar Martinsson||Sweden||HB||1926–1938||119||6||232||19|
|Wirmola, JonasJonas Wirmola||Sweden||DF||1994–2000||117||3||223||7|
|Karlsson, OveOve Karlsson||Sweden||FB||1936–1943||114||0||178||1|
|Larsson, DanielDaniel Larsson||Sweden||FW||2009–2012||113||31||168||46|
|Skoog, NiklasNiklas Skoog||Sweden||FW||2001–2008||112||49||191||97|
|Kindvall, NiclasNiclas Kindvall||Sweden||FW||1996–2000||111||31||193||54|
|Halsti, MarkusMarkus Halsti||Finland||DF||2008–||111||6||187||8|
|Larsson, ÅkeÅke Larsson||Sweden||FB||1952–1959||111||2||207||3|
|Gustafsson, CharlesCharles Gustafsson||Sweden||HB||1954–1961||108||50||231||141|
|Lundqvist, GertGert Lundqvist||Sweden||FB||1954–1962||107||5||214||16|
|Rydell, IngvarIngvar Rydell||Sweden||FW||1948–1953||106||68||210||162|
|Dahlin, JohanJohan Dahlin||Sweden||GK||2009–2013||105||0||152||0|
|Isberg, TureTure Isberg||Sweden||FW||1924–1932||104||31||187||70|
|Andersson, PatrikPatrik Andersson[M] *||Sweden||DF||1989–1992
|Roth, MikaelMikael Roth||Sweden||DF||1998–2002||102||0||166||2|
|Asper, MattiasMattias Asper||Sweden||GK||2002–2006||100||0||161||0|
Since 1940, 28 players have held the position of club captain for Malmö FF. The first club captain was Sture Mårtensson, who was captain from 1940 to 1949. Mårtensson is also the longest-serving captain. Krister Kristensson, who was captain from 1970 to 1978, has the distinction of having won the most trophies as captain; he won five Allsvenskan titles and four Svenska Cupen titles. The current club captain is midfielder Guillermo Molins who has held the captaincy since the beginning of the 2014 season.
|Mårtensson, StureSture Mårtensson||Sweden||HB||1940–1949||First known club captain and
longest-serving captain in Malmö FF's history.
|Bengtsson, HelgeHelge Bengtsson||Sweden||GK||1949||—|
|Nilsson, ErikErik Nilsson||Sweden||FB||1949–1953||—|
|Hjertsson, SvenSven Hjertsson||Sweden||FB||1953–1954||First captain not from Malmö and suburbs|
|Sandbring, SuneSune Sandbring||Sweden||FB||1954–1958||—|
|Svensson, ToreTore Svensson||Sweden||GK||1959–1961||First captain not from Scania|
|Ohlin, JörgenJörgen Ohlin||Sweden||FB||1966||—|
|Svensson, AndersAnders Svensson||Sweden||HB||1967–1968||First captain to make less than 100 appearances.|
|Kristensson, KristerKrister Kristensson||Sweden||DF||1970–1978||Won more trophies than any other Malmö FF captain.|
|Tapper, StaffanStaffan Tapper||Sweden||MF||1979||Co-captained with Bo Larsson.|
|Larsson, BoBo Larsson||Sweden||U||1979||Co-captained with Staffan Tapper.|
|Andersson, RolandRoland Andersson||Sweden||DF||1980–1983||—|
|Erlandsson, IngemarIngemar Erlandsson||Sweden||DF||1984–1987||—|
|Andersson, MagnusMagnus Andersson||Sweden||DF||1988||—|
|Ljung, RogerRoger Ljung||Sweden||DF||1989||—|
|Persson, TorbjörnTorbjörn Persson||Sweden||DF||1993–1995||—|
|Nyhlén, NiclasNiclas Nyhlén||Sweden||MF||1996||—|
|Fedel, JonnieJonnie Fedel||Sweden||GK||1996–1998||—|
|Mattisson, HansHans Mattisson||Sweden||MF||1998–2000||—|
|Persson, OlofOlof Persson||Sweden||DF||2001||—|
|Mattisson, HansHans Mattisson||Sweden||MF||2002–2003||First captain to have a second captaincy spell.|
|Andersson, PatrikPatrik Andersson||Sweden||DF||2004–2005||—|
|Andersson, DanielDaniel Andersson||Sweden||MF||2005–2012||—|
|Vinzents, UlrichUlrich Vinzents||Denmark||DF||2012||First non-Swedish club captain.|
|Hamad, JiloanJiloan Hamad||Sweden||MF||2012–2013||—|
|Molins, GuillermoGuillermo Molins||Sweden||MF||2014–||—|
- The title of "Swedish Champions" has been awarded to the winner of four different competitions over the years. Between 1896 and 1925 the title was awarded to the winner of Svenska Mästerskapet, a stand-alone cup tournament. No club were given the title between 1926 and 1930 even though the first-tier league Allsvenskan was played. In 1931 the title was reinstated and awarded to the winner of Allsvenskan. Between 1982 and 1990 a play-off in cup format was held at the end of the league season to decide the champions. After the play-off format in 1991 and 1992 the title was decided by the winner of Mästerskapsserien, an additional league after the end of Allsvenskan. Since the 1993 season the title has once again been awarded to the winner of Allsvenskan.
- For up to date statistics and referencing for current Malmö FF players on this list, see the statistics section at svenskfotboll.se: click on the relevant player's name there to verify that the statistics displayed on this list are correct. For players who are no longer part of the squad, but who played in Malmö FF after 2010, see www.soccerway.com, and enter the player's name into the search field in the upper-right-hand corner and press enter to verify the player's statistics.
- Krister Kristensson holds the club records for most league appearances and most appearances in total.
- Bo Larsson holds the club records for most Allsvenskan goals scored and most goals scored in one Allsvenskan season.
- Jan Möller holds the club and Allsvenskan records for most Allsvenskan medals won with 14 medals, Möller won 12 medals with Malmö FF and two medals while playing for Trelleborgs FF.
- Jan Möller and Jonnie Fedel shares the club and Allsvenskan records for goalkeeper with least conceded goals in a single season with 11 goals.
- Torbjörn Persson and Leif Engqvist shares the club and Allsvenskan records for most consecutive Allsvenskan championships with 5 consecutive championships.
- Magnus Andersson holds the club and Allsvenskan records for shortest time between a players debut and championship won with 2 months and 18 days between his debut and when he won Allsvenskan with Malmö FF.
- Helge Bengtsson holds the club and Allsvenskan records for goalkeeper with most consecutive matches without defeat with 40 matches. The record was set between 6 May 1949 and 6 November 1950.
- Lars Granström holds the club record for youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 159 days. The record was set in an Allsvenskan match against Djurgårdens IF on 15 May 1960.
- Egon Jönsson and Sven Hjertsson shares the club and Allsvenskan records for most consecutive matches without defeat with 49 matches. The record was set between 6 May 1949 and 1 June 1951.
- Hans Håkansson holds the club records for most league goals scored and most goals in one season in any league.
- Patrik Andersson holds the club record for most international caps for the Sweden national football team.
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