2008 Djurgårdens IF season

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Djurgården
2008 season
Chairman Bo Lundquist
Manager Siggi Jónsson
Stadium Stockholms Stadion
Allsvenskan 12th
Svenska Cupen 3rd round
2008–09 UEFA Cup 2nd qualifying round
Top goalscorer League:
Sebastian Rajalakso (7)

All:
Jones Kusi-Asare & Sebastian Rajalakso (7)
Highest home attendance 22,312 (24 September vs AIK, Allsvenskan)
Lowest home attendance 5,012 (5 October vs GIF Sundsvall, Allsvenskan)

Djurgården will in the 2008 season compete in the Allsvenskan, Svenska Cupen and UEFA Cup

Djurgården started the season fantastic with 9 matches without a defeat. With many injuries on key players, such as old Swedish nationalplayer Mattias Jonson, Finnish legend Aki Riihilahti and new Finnish star Daniel Sjölund, and bad playing Djurgården ended 12th, their worst season since 1999. The new 20-year-old from Enköpings SK, Sebastian Rajalakso scored most goals.

Squad[edit]

As of July 2, 2008.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Sweden MF Philip Hellqvist
4 Sweden DF Patrik Haginge
6 Finland DF Toni Kuivasto (vice-captain)
7 Nigeria MF Prince Ikpe Ekong
8 Germany DF Jan Tauer
9 Sweden FW Jones Kusi-Asare
10 Brazil MF Enrico Cardoso Nazaré
11 Finland FW Daniel Sjölund
12 Sweden FW Mattias Jonson (vice-captain)
14 Sweden DF Kebba Ceesay
15 The Gambia GK Pa Dembo Touray
16 Sweden DF Markus Johannesson (captain)
No. Position Player
18 Sweden FW Mikael Dahlberg
19 Brazil FW Thiago Quirino da Silva
20 Sweden MF Martin Andersson
21 Sweden FW Kristian Junegard
22 Slovenia MF Andrej Komac
23 South Africa MF Lance Davids
24 Sweden DF Peter Magnusson
25 Sweden MF Sebastian Rajalakso
27 Sweden FW Johan Oremo
28 Sweden MF Kristoffer Näfver (on loan from Örebro SK)
29 Finland MF Aki Riihilahti
30 Sweden GK Oskar Wahlström

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Sweden DF Dennis Boskailo (on loan to Falkenbergs FF)
3 Sweden DF Robert Stoltz (on loan to Enköpings SK)
13 Sweden DF Per Johansson (on loan to Örebro SK)
24 Sweden MF Christoffer Karlsson (on loan to Åtvidabergs FF)
17 Sweden FW Stefan Batan (on loan to Assyriska FF)

Transfers[edit]

Players in[edit]

Date No. Player From Comments Link
2008-01-01 25 Sweden Sebastian Rajalakso Sweden Enköpings SK [1]
2008-01-01 20 Sweden Martin Andersson Sweden Enköpings SK [2]
2008-01-01 13 Sweden Per Johansson Sweden BK Forward Back from loan [3]
2008-03-31 26 Serbia Nebojša Marinković Serbia FK Partizan Loan [4]
2008-06-17 4 Sweden Patrik Haginge Sweden Örebro SK [5]
2008-06-27 7 Nigeria Prince Ikpe Ekong Sweden GAIS [6]
2008-07-01 24 Sweden Peter Magnusson Sweden Vasalund [7]
2008-07-03 27 Sweden Johan Oremo Sweden Gefle IF [8]
2008-07-29 28 Sweden Kristoffer Näfver Sweden Örebro SK Loan [9]

Players out[edit]

Date No. Player To Comments Link
2007-11-30 7 Sweden Johan Arneng Norway Aalesunds FK [10]
2007-01-01 27 Switzerland Feliciano Magro Sweden IFK Norrköping [11]
2008-01-08 20 Sweden Patrick Amoah Spain Ciudad de Lorquí [12]
2008-01-01 25 Sweden Eldin Kozica End of contract [13]
2008-02-08 4 Sweden Dennis Boskailo Sweden Falkenbergs FF Loan [14]
2008-02-25 3 Sweden Robert Stoltz Sweden Enköpings SK Loan [15]
2008-02-26 35 Sweden Tommi Vaiho Sweden IK Frej Loan [16]
2008-06-13 5 Iceland Sölvi Ottesen Denmark SønderjyskE [17]
2008-07-02 26 Serbia Nebojša Marinković Serbia FK Partizan End of Loan [18]
2008-07-29 13 Sweden Per Johansson Sweden Örebro SK Loan [19]
2008-07-31 17 Sweden Stefan Batan Sweden Assyriska FF Loan [20]

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Iceland Sigurður Jónsson
Assistant manager Finland Paul Lindholm
Goalkeeping coach Sweden Kjell Frisk
Fitness coach Iceland Palmar Hreinsson

Last updated: 26 July
Source: Djurgårdens IF

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Adidas
Sponsor(s): ICA

Home 2008
Away 2008

Other information[edit]

Chairman Sweden Bo Lundquist
Sport director Sweden Bo Andersson
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stockholm Stadion (14 417 / 105x70 m)

Last updated: 26 July
Source: Djurgårdens IF and Stockholm Stadion

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

No. Pos Nat Player Total Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen 2008–09 UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2   Sweden Philip Hellquist 9 1 7 0 2 1 0 0
3   Sweden Robert Stoltz 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4   Sweden Patrik Haginge 21 0 17 0 0 0 4 0
5   Iceland Sölvi Ottesen 10 3 9 2 1 1 0 0
6   Finland Toni Kuivasto 28 0 24 0 1 0 3 0
7   Nigeria Prince Ikpe Ekong 18 1 14 0 0 0 4 1
8   Germany Jan Tauer 26 1 22 1 1 0 3 0
9   Sweden Jones Kusi-Asare 35 7 29 6 2 1 4 0
10   Brazil Enrico Cardoso Nazaré 28 4 22 2 2 0 4 2
11   Finland Daniel Sjölund 13 1 10 1 0 0 3 0
12   Sweden Mattias Jonson 14 2 14 2 0 0 0 0
13   Sweden Per Johansson 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
14   The Gambia Kebba Ceesay 9 0 7 0 1 0 1 0
15   The Gambia Pa Dembo Touray 29 0 23 0 2 0 4 0
16   Sweden Markus Johannesson 30 0 26 0 1 0 3 0
17   Sweden Stefan Batan 11 1 9 0 2 1 0 0
18   Sweden Mikael Dahlberg 31 2 27 2 0 0 4 0
19   Brazil Thiago Quirino da Silva 26 4 22 2 2 2 2 0
20   Sweden Martin Andersson 14 0 13 0 1 0 0 0
22   Slovenia Andrej Komac 31 3 26 2 1 1 4 0
23   South Africa Lance Davids 28 0 24 0 0 0 4 0
24   Sweden Peter Magnusson 12 0 11 0 0 0 1 0
25   Sweden Sebastian Rajalakso 29 7 27 7 0 0 2 0
26   Serbia Nebojsa Marinkovic 5 1 3 0 2 1 0 0
27   Sweden Johan Oremo 18 4 14 3 0 0 4 1
28   Sweden Kristoffer Näfver 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
29   Finland Aki Riihilahti 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
30   Sweden Oskar Wahlström 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
  Sweden Robbin Sellin 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
  Sweden August Bergman 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
  Sweden Tobias Forsberg 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
  The Gambia Yanbuka Ceesay 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Goals[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Allsvenskan[edit]

Matches[edit]

Results for Djurgårdens IF for season 2008.

NOTE: scores are written DIF first

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp TV Djurgården scorers Attendance
2008-03-30 Idrottsparken Norrköping 2–1 Allsvenskan Canal + Dahlberg, Rajalakso 15 651
2008-04-05 Stadion Malmö 1–1 Allsvenskan TV4 Rajalakso 13 379
2008-04-09 Strömvallen Gefle 2–1 Allsvenskan PPV Rajalakso, Kusi-Asare 4 328
2008-04-13 Stadion Halmstad 2–1 Allsvenskan PPV Rajalakso, Ottesen 8 947
2008-04-16 Behrn Arena Örebro 1–1 Allsvenskan TV4 Sport Rajalakso 10 195
2008-04-21 Stadion GAIS 0–0 Allsvenskan PPV 9 237
2008-04-24 Råsunda AIK 1–1 Allsvenskan Canal + Quirino 34 173
2008-04-28 Stadion Ljungskile 2–1 Allsvenskan PPV Jonson, Ottesen 8 915
2008-05-04 Norrporten Arena Sundsvall 0–0 Allsvenskan PPV 5 047
2008-05-07 Råsunda (H) Hammarby 0–2 Allsvenskan Canal + 20 346
2008-05-10 Fredriksskans Kalmar 1–5 Allsvenskan TV4 Kusi-Asare 7 668
2008-07-02 Stadion Elfsborg 0–2 Allsvenskan Canal + 10 241
2008-07-06 Vångavallen Trelleborg 1–1 Allsvenskan PPV Jonson 4 128
2008-07-12 Råsunda (H) Göteborg 1–2 Allsvenskan TV4 Tauer 10 713
2008-07-21 Olympia Helsingborg 0–2 Allsvenskan Canal + 12 737
2008-07-27 Råsunda (H) Helsingborg 1–2 Allsvenskan PPV Oremo 10 114
2008-08-10 Malmö Stadion Malmö 2–1 Allsvenskan PPV Kusi-Asare, Sjölund 10 052
2008-08-17 Stadion Gefle 2–0 Allsvenskan PPV Kusi-Asare, Enrico 6 712
2008-08-24 Örjans Vall Halmstad 2–1 Allsvenskan PPV Dahlberg, Komac 5 621
2008-09-01 Stadion Örebro 0–0 Allsvenskan PPV 8 140
2008-09-15 Ullevi GAIS 1–2 Allsvenskan PPV Oremo 3 060
2008-09-24 Råsunda (H) AIK 1–1 Allsvenskan Canal + Oremo 22 312
2008-09-28 Starke Arvid Ljungskile 1–0 Allsvenskan PPV Kusi-Asare 2 725
2008-10-02 Stadion Norrköping 1–1 Allsvenskan TV4 Sport Enrico 5 332
2008-10-05 Stadion Sundsvall 3–1 Allsvenskan PPV Komac, Rajalakso, Quirino 5 012
2008-10-20 Råsunda Hammarby 0–3 Allsvenskan Canal + 12 483
2008-10-25 Stadion Kalmar 0–1 Allsvenskan TV4 7 823
2008-10-29 Borås Arena Elfsborg 0–1 Allsvenskan Canal + 8 319
2008-11-01 Ullevi Göteborg 1–3 Allsvenskan Canal + Kusi-Asare 8 070
2008-11-09 Stadion Trelleborg 1–3 Allsvenskan None Rajalakso 5 300

Svenska Cupen[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp TV Djurgården scorers Attendance
2008-05-01 Stadsparksvallen Råslätt 9–0 Svenska Cupen None Quirino(2), Kusi-Asare, Ottesen, Marinković, Bergman, Sellin, Forsberg 1 281
2008-05-17 Strömvallen Sirius 2–4 Svenska Cupen TV4 Hellqvist, Komac

UEFA Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
TV
Report
1 17 July UEFA Cup First qualifying round HR FloraEstonia 0 – 0
2 31 July UEFA Cup First qualifying round A Estonia FloraEstonia 2 – 2
3 14 August UEFA Cup Second qualifying round HR RosenborgNorway 2 – 1 Viasat Sport
4 28 August UEFA Cup Second qualifying round A Norway RosenborgNorway 0 – 5 TV2 Zebra Norway

Friendlies[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Time Djurgården scorers Attendance
2008-02-09 Stadshagen BP 2–0 Friendly 13:00 Enrico, Dahlberg 2 000
2008-02-16 Södertälje Denmark FC Copenhagen 1–4 Friendly 13:00 Kusi-Asare 1 345
2008-02-23 Behrn Arena Örebro 2–1 Friendly 15:00 Dahlberg, Batan 2 114
2008-02-27 Årsta IP Sirius 1–2 Friendly 16:00 Rajalakso 725
2008-03-01 Strömvallen Gefle 3–2 Friendly 13:30 Dahlberg (2), Kusi-Asare 498
2008-03-09 Stadshagen Enköping 3–0 Friendly 13:00 Kusi-Asare, Y Ceesay, Hellqvist
2008-03-12 Portugal Browns Club GAIS 2–2 Friendly 17:00 Kusi-Asare, Almerares
2008-03-19 Portugal Alcochete AIK 0–2 Friendly 17:00
2008-03-24 Stadshagen Finland Mariehamn 1–0 Friendly 15:00 Kusi-Asare 750
2008-06-13 Finland Wiklöf Holding Arena Finland Mariehamn 2–3 Friendly 19:00 Johannesson, Kusi-Asare
2008-06-13 Finland Ratina Stadion Finland Tampere United 1–0 Friendly 17:30 Hellqvist
2008-06-27 Borgvallen, Hummelsta! Örebro 0–3 Friendly
2008-10-15 Kristinebergs IP IK Frej 1–0 Friendly 18:30 Quirino

Djurgården League Top Goalscorers/Assist in the Allsvenskan 2008 Season[edit]

Updated 10 November 2008

Djurgården League Top Goalscorers/Assist in the UEFA Cup 2008–09[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Current squad". DIF.se. Archived from the original on 7 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-29.