Charlotte Rohlin

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Charlotte Rohlin
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Rohlin in April 2013
Personal information
Full name Barbro Charlotte Rohlin[1]
Date of birth (1980-12-02) 2 December 1980 (age 36)[2]
Place of birth Linköping, Sweden[3]
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1987–1994 BK Kenty
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2015 Linköpings FC 232 (16)
National team
2007–2015 Sweden[4] 77 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:48, 18 February 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:10, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Barbro Charlotte Rohlin (born 2 December 1980) is a Swedish former footballer who played as a defender and captained Damallsvenskan club Linköpings FC. She won 77 caps for the Sweden women's national football team between 2007 and 2015.

Club career[edit]

Rohlin began playing for Linköpings in 1987, while they were still attached to BK Kenty, and progressed up through the youth teams. In 2009 Rohlin rejected an approach from Philadelphia Independence of the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), to extend her contract with Linköpings.[5]

She decided to retire from football at the end of the 2015 season, taking a position in the club's marketing department.[6] At the time of her retirement, Rohlin was the player with most appearances for Linköpings with more than 300 matches played in all competitions (232 of them in the league).[7][8]

International career[edit]

At the 2007 edition of the Algarve Cup, Rohlin made her debut for the senior Sweden team in a 3–0 win over Finland. Her first appearance in the squad for a major tournament came at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[9]

She was selected for UEFA Women's Euro 2009 and scored Sweden's first goal at the tournament, in their 3–0 group stage win over Russia. Rohlin was also part of the team which secured third place at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. She featured in Sweden's 3–1 semi-final defeat to eventual winners Japan in Frankfurt. Sweden secured third place by beating France 2–1 in Sinsheim.

Rohlin missed the 2012 London Olympics with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. After a year out, she returned to club football in spring 2013 and immediately targeted a place in Sweden's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[10]

Although selected for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Rohlin was no longer first choice due to Nilla Fischer's switch to centre-back and the emergence of younger players such as Emma Berglund and Amanda Ilestedt. When Sweden performed poorly and crashed out without winning a game, Rohlin criticised the tactics of coach Pia Sundhage.[11]



Linköpings FC


  1. ^ "Association player list" (PDF). Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973–2012" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Walltin, Stenåke O. (1 March 2010). ""Lotta" Rohlin stark profil när LFC vann första SM-guldet!" (in Swedish). Svensk Damfotboll. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Pettersson, Gustaf (8 October 2015). "Charlotte Rohlin slutar med fotboll" (in Swedish). Linköpings FC. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Players standings 1977-2013". Linköpings FC (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Who will replace Charlotte Rohlin?". (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Charlotte Rohlin". UEFA. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Börjesson, Anette (1 April 2013). "Snart comeback för Charlotte Rohlin" (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Bergsten, Per (8 October 2015). "På jakt efter ett gyllene slut" (in Swedish). Östgöta Correspondenten. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 

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