Sweden women's national football team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blueyellow)
Association Swedish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Pia Sundhage
Asst coach Lilie Persson
Captain Lotta Schelin
Most caps Therese Sjögran (195)
Top scorer Hanna Ljungberg (72)
Home stadium Gamla Ullevi
FIFA code SWE
FIFA ranking 5 Steady
Highest FIFA ranking 3 (June 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 6 (March 2005)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Sweden 0–0 Finland 
(Mariehamn, Finland; 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan 
(Göteborg, Sweden; 23 June 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Norway 4–0 Sweden
(Hamar, Norway; 21 January 1996)
 Norway 4–0 Sweden
(Quarteira, Portugal; 17 March 1996)
 China PR 4–0 Sweden
(Guangzhou, China; 14 January 1998)
Sweden 0–4 Norway 
(Uddevalla, Sweden; 24 July 2004)
Sweden 0–4 Germany 
(Parchal, Portugal; 5 March 2012)
 United States 4–0 Sweden
(Parchal, Portugal; 7 March 2012)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1991)
Best result Runners-up (2003)
European Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1984)
Best result Champions (1984)

Sweden women's national football team are a football team officially representing Sweden in women's football. They won the unofficial European Championships in 1984, a success the team has not managed to repeat, it has however won one World Cup-silver (2003) as well as three European Cup-silvers (1987, 1995, 2001). The team has participated in three Olympic Games, four World Cups, as well as seven European Cups. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The 2003 World Cup-final was the second most watched event in Sweden that year. The top goal scorer in team history is Hanna Ljungberg with 72 goals. The player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran, with 195. The team was coached by Thomas Dennerby from 2005 to 2012, and the current trainer is Pia Sundhage, who joined in September '12 after most recently winning the Olympic gold medal in London with the United States. Sundhage's contract goes into effect in December 2012.

After winning the 2 qualifying matches against Denmark for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Swedish Olympic Committee approved of record increases in investments for the women's team. The new budget granted over a million SEK (about US$150,000) for the team and 150,000 SEK (about US$25,000) per player for developing physical fitness. The new grants are almost a 100% increase of the 2005 and 2006 season funds.[1]

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
China 1991 Third Place 3 6 4 0 2 18 7
Sweden 1995 Quarter finals 5 4 2 0 2 6 4
United States 1999 Quarter finals 6 4 2 0 2 7 6
United States 2003 Runners-up 2 5 4 0 2 10 7
China 2007 Group Stage 11 3 1 1 1 3 4
Germany 2011 Third Place 3 6 5 0 1 10 5
Canada 2015 Qualified 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7/7 - 28 18 1 10 53 31

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
SwedenEngland 1984 Champion 1 4 3 0 1 6 4
Norway 1987 Runners-up 2 2 1 0 1 4 4
West Germany 1989 Third Place 3 2 1 0 1 3 3
Denmark 1991 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Quarter finals - 1 0 0 1 2 3
Germany 1995 Runners-up 2 3 2 0 1 12 10
NorwaySweden 1997 Semifinals 3 4 3 0 1 6 2
Germany 2001 Runners-up 2 5 3 0 2 7 4
England 2005 Semifinals 3 4 1 2 1 4 4
Finland 2009 Quarterfinals 5 4 2 1 1 7 4
Sweden 2013 Semifinals 3 5 3 1 1 13 3
Total 10/11 34 19 4 11 64 41

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
United States 1996 First round 6 3 1 0 2 4 5
Australia 2000 First round 6 3 0 1 2 1 4
Greece 2004 Fourth place 4 5 2 0 3 4 5
China 2008 Quarter finals 6 4 2 0 2 4 5
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter finals 7 4 1 2 1 7 5
Brazil 2016 To be determined 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5/5 - 19 6 3 11 20 24
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Titles[edit]

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record, from 1973–2013.[9] Updated after World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina October 26, 2013.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Argentina 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Australia 9 6 2 1 20 7 +13
 Azerbaijan 2 2 0 0 20 0 +20
 Belarus 2 2 0 0 12 0 +12
 Belgium 4 4 0 0 13 3 +10
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Brazil 7 3 1 3 8 7 +1
 Canada 17 12 2 3 38 20 +18
 China PR 23 9 7 7 29 24 +5
 Colombia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 8 2 +6
 Czechoslovakia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Denmark 50 28 11 11 82 46 +36
 England 22 13 7 2 44 16 +28
 Finland 36 29 6 1 115 16 +99
 France 18 11 2 5 39 22 +17
 Germany 21 6 0 15 24 37 −13
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Great Britain 1 0 1 0 0 0 ±0
 Hungary 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21
 Iceland 14 12 1 1 51 8 +43
 Italy 21 15 4 2 40 11 +29
 Japan 11 4 3 4 21 11 +10
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 14 0 +14
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Netherlands 17 9 4 4 29 12 +17
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 North Korea 4 4 0 0 5 1 +4
 Norway 49 17 11 21 79 83 −4
 Poland 4 4 0 0 16 1 +15
 Portugal 8 7 0 1 27 6 +21
 Republic of Ireland 6 5 1 0 22 1 +21
 Romania 4 4 0 0 22 0 +22
 Russia 4 4 0 0 8 1 +7
 Scotland 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Serbia and Montenegro 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
 Slovakia 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8
 South Africa 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8
 Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6
 Spain 10 7 3 0 32 6 +26
 Switzerland 10 10 0 0 38 3 +35
 Ukraine 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 United States 35 6 9 20 36 65 −29
 Wales 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11

2014 fixtures[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

8 February
20:50 UTC+1
France  3 – 0  Sweden
Thiney Goal 14'
Necib Goal 48', 82'
Report
Stade de la Licorne, Amiens
Attendance: 8,377
Referee: Graziella Pirriatore (Italy)

5 March
18:00 UTC 0
Sweden  2 – 0  Denmark
Asllani Goal 15'
Rohlin Goal 18'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)

7 March
13:30 UTC 0
Sweden  1 – 0  United States
Schelin Goal 24' Report
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Yeimy Martinèz (Colombia)

10 March
14:40 UTC 0
Japan  2 – 1  Sweden
Ogimi Goal 48'
Miyama Goal 89' (pen.)
Report Sembrant Goal 42'

12 March
11:00 UTC 0
Iceland  2 – 1  Sweden
Gunnarsdóttir Goal 28'
Þorsteinsdóttir Goal 31'
Report Göransson Goal 90'
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Referee: Casey Rebelt (Australia)

5 April
19:30 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  0–4  Sweden
Report Asllani Goal 8' (pen.)
Schelin Goal 18'
Lundh Goal 84'
Nilsson Goal 87'
Shamrock Park, Portadown
Attendance: 100
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (Hungary)

8 May
18:30 UTC+2
Sweden  3–0  Northern Ireland
Sjögran Goal 12'
Seger Goal 28'
Nilsson Goal 74'
Report
Myresjöhus Arena, Växjö
Attendance: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
Referee: 4,655

14 June
17:30 UTC+1
Scotland  1 – 3  Sweden
Little Goal 19' (pen.) Report Seger Goal 13'
Asllani Goal 27', 52'

19 June
19:00 UTC+1
Faroe Islands  0 – 5  Sweden
Report Seger Goal 11'
Schough Goal 19'
Schelin Goal 35', 50'
Lundh Goal 84'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Referee: Sofia Karagiorgi (Cyprus)

3 August
England  v  Sweden


21 August
Poland  v  Sweden


13 September
15:30 UTC+2
Sweden  v  Bosnia-Herzegovina

17 September
18:30 UTC+2
Sweden  v  Scotland

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kosovare Asllani France Paris Saint-Germain 4
Lotta Schelin France Olympique Lyonnais 4
3 Caroline Seger France Paris Saint-Germain 3
4 Emma Lundh Sweden AIK 2
Lina Nilsson Sweden FC Rosengård 2
6 Antonia Göransson Germany Turbine Potsdam 1
Charlotte Rohlin Sweden Linköpings FC 1
Olivia Schough Germany FC Bayern 1
Linda Sembrant Sweden Tyresö FF 1
Therese Sjögran Sweden FC Rosengård 1

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The squad for the 2014 Algarve Cup was announced on 12 February 2014.[10]

Head coach: Pia Sundhage

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hedvig Lindahl (1983-04-29)April 29, 1983 (aged 30) 93 0 Sweden Kristianstads DFF
2 2DF Charlotte Rohlin (1980-12-20)December 20, 1980 (aged 33) 68 6 Sweden Linköpings FC
3 2DF Linda Sembrant (1987-05-15)May 15, 1987 (aged 26) 40 1 France Montpellier
4 2DF Amanda Ilestedt (1993-01-17)January 17, 1993 (aged 21) 3 1 Sweden FC Rosengård
5 2DF Nilla Fischer (1984-08-20)August 20, 1984 (aged 29) 111 18 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
6 2DF Sara Thunebro (1979-04-26)April 26, 1979 (aged 34) 115 5 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
7 3MF Lisa Dahlkvist (1987-02-06)February 6, 1987 (aged 27) 77 9 Sweden Tyresö FF
8 4FW Lotta Schelin (c) (1984-02-27)February 27, 1984 (aged 30) 129 63 France Olympique Lyonnais
9 4FW Kosovare Asllani (1989-07-29)July 29, 1989 (aged 24) 58 13 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 4FW Sofia Jakobsson (1990-04-23)April 23, 1990 (aged 23) 37 5 France Montpellier
11 4FW Antonia Göransson (1990-09-16)September 16, 1990 (aged 23) 43 7 Germany Turbine Potsdam
12 1GK Carola Söberg (1982-07-29)July 29, 1982 (aged 31) 1 0 Sweden Tyresö FF
13 3MF Emmelie Konradsson (1989-04-09)April 9, 1989 (aged 24) 10 0 Sweden Umeå IK
14 4FW Hanna Folkesson (1988-06-15)June 15, 1988 (aged 25) 5 0 Sweden Umeå IK
15 3MF Therese Sjögran (1977-04-08)April 8, 1977 (aged 36) 187 19 Sweden FC Rosengård
16 2DF Lina Nilsson (1987-06-17)June 17, 1987 (aged 26) 47 0 Sweden FC Rosengård
17 3MF Caroline Seger (1985-03-19)March 19, 1985 (aged 28) 116 15 France Paris Saint-Germain
18 2DF Jessica Samuelsson (1992-01-30)January 30, 1992 (aged 22) 13 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
19 2DF Emma Lundh (1989-06-26)June 26, 1989 (aged 24) 1 0 Sweden AIK
20 3MF Emilia Appelqvist (1990-02-21)February 21, 1990 (aged 24) 1 0 Sweden Piteå IF
21 1GK Stephanie Öhrström (1987-01-12)January 12, 1987 (aged 27) 0 0 Italy A.S.D. AGSM Verona F.C.
22 3MF Olivia Schough (1991-03-11)March 11, 1991 (aged 22) 9 0 Germany FC Bayern Munich
23 4FW Elin Rubensson (1993-05-11)May 11, 1993 (aged 20) 3 0 Sweden FC Rosengård

Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mats Bråstedt. "'SOK lovar damerna en storsatsning'". Expressen.se. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  2. ^ FIFA Women's Invitatonal Tournament 1988 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-10-2013.
  3. ^ Inofficial European Women's Championship 1979 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-10-2013.
  4. ^ Nordic Women's Championships 1974–1982 rsssf.com/ Retrieved 09–03–13.
  5. ^ Cyprus Tournament (Women) 1990–1993 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  6. ^ North America Cup 1987 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  7. ^ 1999–2004 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  8. ^ Troia Tournament (Held in Portugal) 1991 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-10-2013.
  9. ^ "Sveriges motståndare 1937–2011". SvFF.  (Swedish)
  10. ^ "Rutinerade namn tillbaka till Algarve Cup". svenskfotboll.se. 2014-02-12. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
European Champions
1984 (First title)
Succeeded by
1987 Norway