FC Rosengård

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For the men's team, see FC Rosengård 1917.
FC Rosengård
Full name Fotboll Club Rosengård
Founded 7 September 1970; 46 years ago (1970-09-07) as Malmö FF Dam
12 December 2013; 2 years ago (2013-12-12) as FC Rosengård Malmö
Ground Malmö IP, Malmö
Ground Capacity 7,600
Chairman Håkan Wifvesson
Head Coach Jack Majgaard Jensen
League Damallsvenskan
2015 1st

FC Rosengård, formerly Malmö FF Dam (1970–2007) and LdB FC Malmö (2007–2013), is a professional football club based in Malmö, Scania, Sweden. The team was established as Malmö FF Dam in 1970 and has played a total of 35 seasons in the women's premier division,[1] of which 7 in the Division 1 (until 1987) and 28 in the Damallsvenskan (since its formation in 1988). The team has won the league a record ten times, the latest in 2015. As of the end of the 2015 season, the club ranks first in the overall Damallsvenskan table.[2] FC Rosengård play their home games at Malmö IP in Malmö. The club it merged with, FC Rosengård, has both men's and women's teams.[3]


On 7 September 1970 the board of Malmö FF took the decision to start a women's team as part of the main club. The team was called Malmö FF Dam—the word dam meaning lady—to distinguish the team from the men's division of the same club.

In 1986 the club won the Swedish Women's Football Division 1 for the first time. The Division 1 was Sweden's highest division until 1988 when the Damallsvenskan was formed. It took three seasons for the club to win the newly formed Damallsvenskan in 1990 and more success followed in 1991, 1993 and 1994. Malmö FF Dam would then finish as runners-up for seven consecutive seasons (from 1996 to 2002).

In April 2007, Malmö FF Dam started a rebranding of the team, including a new team name, jerseys, and logo. The team was renamed LdB FC Malmö on 11 April 2007. This meant that the club fully withdrew from Malmö FF and became a club of its own. The change of name was related to a 24 million SEK sponsorship deal with Swedish skincare firm Hardford; whose leading brand Lait de Beauté (lit. beauty milk) became the name of the club.[4]

Under the LdB FC Malmö name, the club won the Damallsvenskan championship in 2010, which qualified them for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League. A successful title defense campaign followed in the 2011 season. In the final match of the 2012 season they suffered a home defeat (0–1) to Tyresö FF, the result meant Tyresö FF were champions due to better goal difference.[5] In 2013, they clinched the title once again, with a (2–3) win away against Tyresö FF being the turning point of the season.

In October 2013, LdB FC Malmö merged with FC Rosengård, adopting the name of the latter.[3] The Damallsvenskan title wins of 2014 and 2015 added to the 2013 title (as LdB FC Malmö), made the club three times in a row title winners for the first time in its history.


FCR's Nilla Fischer (centre) in July 2011
FCR team in August 2015
As of 24 August 2016 [6]

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 Zecira Musovic
2 Denmark DF Nina Frausing Pedersen
3 Sweden DF Amanda Ilestedt
4 Sweden DF Emma Berglund (captain)
5 New Zealand DF Ali Riley
6 England DF Anita Asante
8 Finland MF Iina Salmi
9 Republic of Macedonia FW Nataša Andonova
10 Brazil FW Marta
11 Canada GK Erin McLeod
12 Sweden GK Sofia Lundgren
16 Sweden DF Lina Nilsson
17 Cameroon FW Gaëlle Enganamouit
No. Position Player
18 Sweden FW Lotta Schelin
19 Croatia MF Iva Landeka
21 Netherlands MF Lieke Martens
22 Sweden MF Hanna Persson
24 Sweden MF Ebba Wieder
25 Sweden DF Emma Pennsäter
27 Denmark MF Sofie Junge Pedersen
30 United States DF Ella Masar
35 Iceland FW Andrea Thorisson
36 Sweden DF Edina Filekovic
38 Sweden FW Rebecka Holm
43 Sweden FW Hanna Lundell
44 Sweden DF Linnea Svensson

Former players[edit]

For details of current and former players, see Category:FC Rosengård players.


Note: Achievements of Malmö FF Dam, LdB FC Malmö and FC Rosengård are all counted here





  1. ^ "Women's Top Division All Time Table" (in Swedish). SvFF. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Damallsvenskan All Time Table" (in Swedish). SvFF. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "LDB blir FC Rosengård". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "MFF dam byter namn till LDB Football Club". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Damallsvenskan 2012 Table and Results" (in Swedish). SvFF. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Truppen: FC Rosengårds Dam FC Rosengård

External links[edit]

Media related to FC Rosengård at Wikimedia Commons