IFK Göteborg–Malmö FF rivalry
|Locale||Gothenburg and Malmö|
|First meeting||18 June 1922|
|Latest meeting||4 November 2018|
IFK Göteborg 0–3 Malmö FF
|Next meeting||15 May 2019|
IFK Göteborg vs. Malmö FF
|Meetings total||Competitive: 175|
|Most wins||Malmö FF (73)|
|Largest victory||11 September 1949|
IFK Göteborg 2–9 Malmö FF
Although not technically a derby, the fixture between IFK Göteborg and Malmö FF is one of the fiercest sporting rivalries in Swedish football, sometimes referred to as the "Mesta mästarmötet" (English: Clash of the greatest champions).
The two clubs are the most successful in Swedish football; Malmö FF have won 20 Swedish championship titles, an all time Swedish record, while IFK Göteborg have won 18 titles. However, since these titles have been awarded differently throughout the years Malmö FF have won most top tier league, Allsvenskan, titles with 23, IFK Göteborg have won the top tier league 13 times.
The two clubs top the All-time Allsvenskan table with Malmö FF being 82 points ahead of IFK Göteborg after the conclusion of the 2018 season. Together they have won 38 Swedish championships, 36 Allsvenskan titles and 21 Svenska Cupen titles. Only AIK have played more seasons in Allsvenskan than the two clubs.
The two clubs are also the only Swedish clubs to have reached the final of European competition, IFK Göteborg won the UEFA Cup (Present day UEFA Europa League) in 1981-82 and again in 1986-87 while Malmö FF were runners-up in the 1978-79 European Cup (Present day UEFA Champions League).
- 1 Shared player history
- 2 Statistics
- 3 Last five head-to-head fixtures
- 4 Honours
- 5 All-time results
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The two lists are incomplete.
There have been few direct transfers between the rivals, the most recent transfer was on 12 January 2018.
|22 January 2003||Jon Inge Høiland||IFK Göteborg||Malmö FF|
|17 November 2003||Peter Ijeh||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg|
|14 July 2005||Thomas Olsson||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg|
|12 January 2018||Søren Rieks||IFK Göteborg||Malmö FF|
There have also been a few players who have played for both clubs although transferred via another club.
|Robert Prytz||Malmö FF||1977–1982
|Dan Corneliusson||IFK Göteborg||1978–1983||Stuttgart
|Joakim Persson||Malmö FF||1992–1996||Atalanta||IFK Göteborg||1998–1999|
|Mats Lilienberg||IFK Göteborg||1995–1996||Halmstads BK||Malmö FF||2000–2002|
|Mathias Ranégie||IFK Göteborg||2007–2008||BK Häcken
Go Ahead Eagles
|Tobias Sana||IFK Göteborg||2009–2012||Ajax||Malmö FF||2015–2017|
Played for one, managed the other
|Roland Nilsson||IFK Göteborg||1983–1989||Malmö FF||2008–2011|
|Michael Andersson||IFK Göteborg||1986–1988||Malmö FF||2000–2001|
Managed both clubs
Josef Stroh is the only man to have managed both clubs.
|Manager||IFK Göteborg career||Malmö FF career|
|Span||G1||W||D||L||Win %||Span||G1||W||D||L||Win %|
1 Only competitive matches are counted.
|IFK Göteborg wins||Draws||Malmö FF wins|
- Table correct as of 4 November 2018
Last five head-to-head fixtures
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team||Venue||Competition|
|1 April 2017||IFK Göteborg||1–1||Malmö FF||Ullevi||Allsvenskan|
|27 August 2017||Malmö FF||2–2||IFK Göteborg||Swedbank Stadion||Allsvenskan|
|10 March 2018||Malmö FF||1–0||IFK Göteborg||Malmö IP||Svenska Cupen|
|7 May 2018||Malmö FF||1–2||IFK Göteborg||Stadion||Allsvenskan|
|4 November 2018||IFK Göteborg||0–3||Malmö FF||Gamla Ullevi||Allsvenskan|
- Table correct as of 5 November 2017
IFK Göteborg in the league at home
Malmö FF in the league at home
1 Awarded 0-3 after the original match had been suspended with the score at a 0–0 as a result of a spectator scandal.
Results at home in Cup matches
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|28 June 1970||Malmö Stadion||3,611||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg||Svenska Cupen (Preliminary round)|
|8 November 1975||Malmö Stadion||2,799||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg||Svenska Cupen (Quarter-final)|
|29 October 1977||Ullevi||11,997||IFK Göteborg||Malmö FF||Svenska Cupen (Round 6)|
|9 May 1984||Malmö Stadion||8,833||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg||Svenska Cupen (Quarter-final)|
|7 June 1989||Ullevi||4,411||IFK Göteborg||Malmö FF||Svenska Cupen (Semi-final)|
|6 May 1999||Malmö Stadion||4,676||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg||Svenska Cupen (Semi-final)|
|27 April 2001||Gamla Ullevi||5,528||IFK Göteborg||Malmö FF||Svenska Cupen (Quarter-final)|
|10 November 2013||Swedbank Stadion||2,787||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg||Svenska Supercupen|
|10 March 2018||Malmö IP||4,135||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg||Svenska Cupen (Quarter-final)|
|Malmö FF wins||IFK Göteborg wins|
Results at neutral venues
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|2 July 1986||Råsunda||11,656||Malmö FF||IFK Göteborg||Svenska Cupen Final|
|Malmö FF wins||IFK Göteborg wins|
- "Malmö FF vs Göteborg". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "Svenska mästare 1896-1925, 1931-". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "Allsvenska maratontabellen 1924/25-2010". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "1981/82: Eriksson plots Göteborg success". uefa.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "1986/87: IFK back on top". uefa.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "1978/79: Forest join élite club". uefa.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "Höiland klar för Malmö FF". expressen.se (in Swedish). Expressen. 22 January 2003. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- "Peter Ijeh klar för IFK Göteborg". aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 17 November 2003. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- "Olsson överens med IFK Göteborg". svenskafans.com (in Swedish). Svenskafans. 14 July 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- "Välkommen till Malmö FF, Sören Rieks!". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
- "IFK Göteborg 0–3 Malmö FF". svenskfotboll.se. The Swedish Football Association. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.