Dalkurd FF

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Dalkurd FF
Dalkurd FF.png
Full name Dalkurd Fotbollsförening
Founded 26 September 2004; 12 years ago (2004-09-26)
Ground Domnarvsvallen,
Ground Capacity 6,500
Chairman Ramazan Kizil
Manager Poya Asbaghi Johan Sandahl
League Superettan
2015 Division 1 Norra, 1st (promoted)
The Dalkurd starting eleven lining up before a game wearing their green home kit.

Dalkurd FF is a Swedish football club, located in Borlänge, Sweden. The club was formed in 2004 by Kurdish immigrants Iraqi Kurdistan. 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.[1]


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.[citation needed] 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.[2] 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.[3] Flight 4U 9525 crashed into the French Alps on March 24, killing everyone on board.


Roj Fans is the official supporterclub for Dalkurd FF.[4] They are an independent non-profit making organisation. The founding year was 2010.

Colours and crest[edit]

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.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
2005 Tier 7 Division 6 Dalarna Mellersta 1st Promoted
2006 Tier 7 Division 5 Dalarna Södra 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 6 Division 4 Dalarna 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 5 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 6th
2011 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 4th
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 8th
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 2nd Promotion Playoffs
2014 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 3rd
2015 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 1st Promoted

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new tier being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [5]


Current squad[edit]

As of 29 August, 2016[6][7]

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

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Frank Pettersson
3 Sweden DF Jesper Nyholm
4 Sweden DF George Mousally
5 Sweden DF Benjamin Hjertstrand
6 Sweden MF Dusan Djuric
7 Sweden MF Rawez Lawan
8 Sweden MF Diego Montiel
9 The Gambia MF Omar Jagne
10 State of Palestine FW Ahmed Awad
11 Sweden FW Erik Törnros
12 Sweden GK Mathias Ahlnander
14 Sweden MF Simon Stenberg
No. Position Player
15 Sweden DF Alexander Ekblad
16 Sweden MF Henrik Löfkvist
18 Spain MF Jalid Kerkich Amar
19 Sweden DF Kujtim Bala
20 Republic of Macedonia MF Predrag Ranđelović
21 Sweden DF Peshraw Azizi (Captain)
22 Germany MF Mirkan Aydin
23 Sweden FW Adam Persson
24 Sweden MF Heradi Rashidi
25 Nigeria FW Oke Akpoveta
26 Kosovo FW Leonard Pllana
27 Sweden DF Tom Söderberg

Notable players[edit]

The following players either have played a match for their national team or played in a highest level of a league.



Name Role
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Ramazan Kizil Chairman
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Adil Kizil Sport Director
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Ismail Dundar Secretary

Technical staff[edit]

Name Role
Sweden Poya Asbaghi Coach
Sweden Johan Sandahl Coach
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Adil Kizil Goalkeeping
Sweden Janne Lövgren Kit manager


In recent seasons Dalkurd FF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2007 Not available Div 4 Dalarna Tier 6
2008 179 Div 3 Södra Norrland Tier 5
2009 456 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2010 298 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2011 315 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2012 365 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2013 282 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2014 466 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2015 475 Div 1 Norra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [8]





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