Jitex BK

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Jitex BK
Founded 1971
Ground Åbyvallen, Mölndal
Ground Capacity 8,000
Manager Anders Holmvén
League Damallsvenskan
2014 11th, Damallsvenskan
Website Club home page

Jitex BK (Boll Klubb or Ball Club in English), a football club in Mölndal, Sweden was founded January 21, 1971 and plays in the Damallsvenskan.

Jitex BK is one of the most successful clubs in Swedish women's football, with six national championships and three victories in the Swedish Cup during the 1970s and 1980s. The Jitex name came from the first sponsor; Jitex fashion house. The team which has become known for their characteristic purple kit, was first trained by Sven Lundbeck. Famous Players during the successful era include Anette Börjesson, Elisabeth Leidinge, Anna Svenjeby and Pia Sundhage.

Financial problems in the early 1990s saw a 1993 merger with local rivals GAIS (Göteborgs Atlet-och Idrottssällskap or Gothenburg Athletics and Sports Association in English) and the adoption of the name Jitex BK/JG93. The team stumbled out of the Damallsvenskan in 1997. After reverting to the original name and transforming the team, the club has since climbed back up the leagues. Following victory in the 2005 Söderettan, the team played in the Damallsvenskan for 2006, but were relegated again the same year. In 2009 Jitex BK returned to the Damallsvenskan ahead of the 2010 campaign. Jitex BK were relegated from the Damallsvenskan in 2014, with few games remaining.

2014 squad[edit]

Before a match with Umeå IK in 2011
As of 19 April 2014

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 Jennifer Falk
2 Sweden DF Karolin Pettersson
3 United States DF Robyn Decker (captain)
4 Canada DF Emily Zurrer
5 Sweden DF Anna Furberg
6 Sweden MF Anna Hjälmkvist
7 Sweden DF Amanda Östervall
8 Sweden DF Linn Andersson
9 Sweden MF Filippa Curmark
10 Sweden FW Hanna Brorsson
11 Sweden MF Anna Oscarsson
No. Position Player
12 Chile FW Alexandra Vera
13 Sweden DF Maja Träff Williams
14 Iceland MF Soffía Arnþrúður Gunnarsdóttir
15 Republic of Ireland DF Emma Salomonsson
16 Sweden FW Sofie Erlandsson
17 Sweden FW Malin Thorén
18 Sweden MF Elin Eklund
19 Sweden FW Ida Pettersson
21 Sweden GK Matilda Andersson
21 Sweden GK Emelie Sandsjö

Former players[edit]

For details of current and former players, see Category:Jitex BK players.

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