Åland Islands official football team

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Åland Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Ålandish Islanders
Association Ålands Fotbollförbund
Head coach Thomas Nordström
Per-Åke Eriksson
Home stadium Wiklöf Holding Arena, Mariehamn
FIFA code AXL
First colours
Second colours
First international
Åland Islands Åland Islands 4–2 Sápmi 
(July, 1985)

The Åland Islands official football team (Swedish: Ålands förbundslag i fotboll) is the official football team for the Åland Islands, Finland, and is controlled by Ålands Fotbollförbund. They are not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA.

The team mainly competes in the Island Games. Åland hosted it in 1991 and 2009. The team won a silver medal in 2009 and bronze medal in 1989 and 1993. They also reached fourth place in 1991 and 2011.

Åland also has a successful club football side, IFK Mariehamn, which plays in the Finnish premier league (Veikkausliiga) and finished 4th in the league in 2013.

Tournament records[edit]

Island Games record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Faroe Islands 1989 Group phase 3rd 4 2 0 2 10 12
Åland Islands 1991 3rd place match 4th 4 2 0 2 3 3
Isle of Wight 1993 3rd place match 3rd 4 3 0 1 7 4
Gibraltar 1995 7th place match 7th 4 0 1 3 4 14
Jersey 1997 Did not enter
Gotland 1999 5th place match 6th 4 2 0 2 8 6
Isle of Man 2001 Did not enter
Guernsey 2003 Did not enter
Shetland 2005 7th place match 7th 5 2 0 3 6 10
Rhodes 2007 7th place match 7th 4 2 0 2 7 6
Åland Islands 2009 Final 2nd 5 3 1 1 10 7
Isle of Wight 2011 3rd place match 4th 4 1 1 2 8 11
Bermuda 2013 Did not enter
Jersey 2015 9th place match 9th 4 2 0 2 3 6
Total 10/14 42 18 3 21 66 79

Selected internationals opponents[edit]

Opponents Matches Win Draw Loss GF GA
 Bermuda 1 0 0 1 0 2
 Bornholm 1 1 0 0 6 2
 Falkland Islands 1 1 0 0 2 1
 Faroe Islands 1 0 0 1 1 7
 Frøya 1 1 0 0 3 1
 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 2 1
Gotland Gotland 3 1 0 2 4 7
 Greenland 5 5 0 0 17 8
 Guernsey 3 1 1 1 6 5
Isle of Man Isle of Man 4 2 0 2 6 5
 Isle of Wight 3 2 0 1 3 5
 Jersey 6 0 0 6 5 14
 Minorca 1 0 1 0 1 1
 Öland 2 1 1 0 6 3
 Rhodes 1 0 0 1 2 3
 Saare County 2 0 1 1 4 5
 Sápmi 3 2 0 1 5 4
 Sealand 1 0 1 0 2 2
 Shetland 4 3 0 1 8 5
 Western Isles 1 1 0 0 2 0
 Ynys Môn 3 1 0 2 8 8
Total 48 23 5 20 91 90

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were in the Island Games squad in 2011.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anton Axberg c. 1993 (age 22–23) 0 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
12 1GK Viktor Mattsson (1992-06-12) 12 June 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
22 1GK Johan Sundman (1978-02-12) 12 February 1978 (age 37) 2 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
2 2DF Fredrik Appel (1991-04-08) 8 April 1991 (age 24) 3 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
3 2DF Jacob Erikslund (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 25) 6 0 Unattached
13 2DF Erik Lundberg (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
14 2DF Samuel Fagerholm (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 24) 4 1 Åland Islands IFK Mariehamn
19 2DF John Matsson (1992-06-20) 20 June 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
21 2DF Tom Göstas c. 1986 (age 29–30) 0 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
23 2DF Simon Sjuls c. 1994 (age 21–22) 0 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
4 3MF Johan Carlsson (1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 34) 4 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
5 3MF Petter Isaksson (1989-09-11) 11 September 1989 (age 26) 13 2 Sweden Gimo IF
6 3MF Rezgar Amani (1992-07-01) 1 July 1992 (age 23) 5 0 Åland Islands IFK Mariehamn
7 3MF Simon Snickars (1989-08-07) 7 August 1989 (age 26) 7 1 Åland Islands SIFFK
16 3MF Fabian Söderdahl (1992-07-01) 1 July 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Åland Islands Hammarlands IK
17 3MF Kristoffer Weckström (1983-05-26) 26 May 1983 (age 32) 4 0 Sweden IFK Uppsala
18 3MF Andreas Jansson c. 1982 (age 33–34) 5 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
20 3MF Kenneth Vickström (1991-07-31) 31 July 1991 (age 24) 5 0 Åland Islands SIFFK
8 4FW Ken Fagerberg (1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 27) 0 0 Denmark AC Horsens
9 4FW Fredrik Rosenberg (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Åland Islands IF Östernäskamraterna
10 4FW Peter Lundberg (1981-04-15) 15 April 1981 (age 34) 4 5 Sweden Rynninge IK
11 4FW Jimmy Sundman (1989-03-07) 7 March 1989 (age 26) 9 1 Åland Islands SIFFK
15 4FW Alexander Weckström (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 28) 8 5 Sweden Rynninge IK

Kit manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer
1943–1998 Denmark Hummel
1998–2002 Italy Erreà
2002–2007 Germany Puma
2007–present Germany Adidas
2013–14 home kit
2013–14 away kit
2013–14 GK kit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ö-spelstruppen Herrlaget". Ålands fotbollförbund. 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

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