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 (204)
Top scorer Lotta Schelin (75)
Home stadium Gamla Ullevi
FIFA code SWE
FIFA ranking 5 Steady (19 December 2014)
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 (Swedish: Damlandslaget) officially represents Sweden in women's association football (soccer). Sweden won the European Competition for Women's Football 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. Lotta Schelin is the top goalscorer in the history of Sweden with 73 goals. Schelin surpassed Hanna Ljungberg's 72-goal record against Germany on 29 October 2014.[1] The player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran, with 200. 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 two 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.[2]

The developments and conditions of the Sweden women's national football team can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013.

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.[10] 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

2015 fixtures[edit]

Results[edit]

13 January 2015
18:30 CET (UTC+1)
Sweden  3–2  Norway
Asllani Goal 48', 60'
Schelin Goal 78'
Report Herlovsen Goal 26', 33'
La Manga Stadium, La Manga
Referee: Marta Frias Acwedo (Spain)

12 February 2015
16:00 EET (UTC+2)
Finland  0–3  Sweden
Schelin Goal 28'
Jakobsson Goal 63'
Fischer Goal 75'
Eerikkilä Training Centre, Uusimaa
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (Finland)

4 March 2015
16:00 WET (UTC±0)
Germany  v  Sweden
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António

6 March 2015
13:30 WET (UTC±0)
Sweden  v  Brazil
Estádio Municipal, Lagos

9 March 2015
17:30 WET (UTC±0)
Sweden  v  China PR
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António

5 April 2015
18:15 CEST (UTC+2)
Sweden  v  Switzerland

8 April 2015
17:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Sweden  v  Denmark

8 June 2015
15:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Sweden  v  Nigeria

12 June 2015
19:00 CDT (UTC−5)
United States  v  Sweden

16 June 2015
18:00 MDT (UTC−6)
Australia  v  Sweden

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kosovare Asllani France Paris Saint-Germain 2
Lotta Schelin France Lyon 2
2 Nilla Fischer Germany Wolfsburg 1
Sofia Jakobsson France Montpellier 1

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The squad for the friendly against Norway in La Manga on January 13, 2015.[11]

Caps and goals as of 29 October 2014.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2 2DF Emma Berglund (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 26) 28 0 Sweden FC Rosengård
3 2DF Linda Sembrant (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 27) 49 3 France Montpellier
4 2DF Mia Carlsson (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Sweden Kristianstad DFF
5 2DF Nilla Fischer (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 30) 122 18 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
6 2DF Sara Thunebro (1979-04-26) 26 April 1979 (age 35) 114 5 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
7 3MF Lisa Dahlkvist (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 28) 87 9 Sweden KIF Örebro
8 4FW Lotta Schelin (c) (1984-02-27) 27 February 1984 (age 31) 141 73 France Lyon
9 4FW Kosovare Asllani (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 25) 68 18 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 4FW Sofia Jakobsson (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 24) 47 5 France Montpellier
11 3MF Hanna Folkesson (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 26) 18 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
12 1GK Hilda Carlén (1991-08-13) 13 August 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Sweden Piteå IF
13 3MF Malin Diaz (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 21) 7 0 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
15 3MF Therese Sjögran (1977-04-08) 8 April 1977 (age 37) 200 21 Sweden FC Rosengård
17 3MF Caroline Seger (1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 29) 128 18 France Paris Saint-Germain
18 4FW Fridolina Rolfö (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
21 1GK Carola Söberg (1982-07-29) 29 July 1982 (age 32) 5 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
22 3MF Olivia Schough (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 23) 17 1 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
23 2DF Elin Rubensson (1993-05-11) 11 May 1993 (age 21) 12 0 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Förlust i Örebro mot Tyskland". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Mats Bråstedt. "'SOK lovar damerna en storsatsning'". Expressen.se. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  3. ^ FIFA Women's Invitatonal Tournament 1988 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-10-2013.
  4. ^ Inofficial European Women's Championship 1979 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-10-2013.
  5. ^ Nordic Women's Championships 1974–1982 rsssf.com/ Retrieved 09–03–13.
  6. ^ Cyprus Tournament (Women) 1990–1993 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  7. ^ North America Cup 1987 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  8. ^ 1999–2004 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  9. ^ Troia Tournament (Held in Portugal) 1991 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-10-2013.
  10. ^ "Sveriges motståndare 1937–2011" (in Swedish). SvFF. 
  11. ^ "Sundhages trupp mot Norge". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). 18 December 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

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