The Dalkurd starting eleven lining up before a game wearing their green home kit.
Dalkurd FF is a Swedishfootball club, located in Borlänge, Sweden. The club was formed in 2004 by Kurdish immigrants. The club started in Division 7, Sweden's next lowest division, in 2005 and is best known for their record-fast trip to Division 1, Sweden's third highest league, winning every division they had participated in from their debut season in 2005 to 2009 and thus being awarded promotion to the next division during all of these five years. The sequence came to an end in 2010, when they finished 6th in the Division 1 Norra and thus missed promotion but remained in the Division 1 Norra for the 2011 season, where they finished 4th. Dalkurd FF are affiliated to the Dalarnas Fotbollförbund.
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The club was formed in 2004 by some local inhabitants from Borlänge. The club started as a social project by the management. The purpose with the club was to contribute to the youngsters in Borlänge by offering activities for them. IK Brage helped financing the project. In the first season the squad consisted of an average age of 17 years. Beside contributing to the youngsters, the chairman, Ramazan Kizil, had a high expectation from the football players and an ultimate goal: he wanted to take Dalkurd to the professional levels of the Swedish league. Dalkurd won every division they participated in from their very first season in 2005 to 2009. By this uncommon success they got a lot of media attention, both in Sweden and in other countries.
The club narrowly avoided catastrophe when travelling home from Spain in March 2015. The club had initially intended to fly from Barcelona to Düsseldorf on Germanwings Flight 9525, but changed their booking at the last minute when they decided the layover in Germany would be too long. Flight 4U 9525 crashed into the French Alps on March 24, killing everyone on board.
The club plays in green shirts, shorts and socks. The crest consist of a round circle with the flag of Kurdistan as well as two Dalecarlian horses. "Dal" and "Kurd FF" is spelled out in white letters on the top and bottom of the crest, as well as the year 2004.