Linköpings FC

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Linköpings FC
Linköpings HC Logo.svg
Full name Linköpings Fotboll Club
Nickname(s) LFC
Founded 2003
Ground Linköping Arena,
Ground Capacity 8,500
Chairman Christer Mård
Manager Martin Sjögren
League Damallsvenskan
2015 Damallsvenskan, 4th

Linköpings Fotboll Club is an association football club from Linköping, Sweden. The club was established in 2003 when Kenty DFF women's football club decided to merge with the premier division ice hockey club Linköpings HC under the new name Linköpings FC. The club's goal was both to establish women's football as a sport in Linköping and eventually become one of the top four teams.

In 2004, Linköpings FC finished their first year in the women's premier division (Damallsvenskan) in sixth place. The following two seasons the club reached its goal of finishing top four in the league with a fourth-place finish in 2005 and a third-place finish in 2006. The club also won Svenska Cupen ("The Swedish Cup") for the first time in 2006, defeating Umeå IK 3-2 in the cup final. They finished sixth in 2007 which was a failure for the club. In 2008 they led a long time through the series but still they finished second behind Swedish giants Umeå IK. Though, some consolation came when they won Svenska Cupen the same season, beating Umeå 1-0 in the final.

From 2004 to 2007 Linköpings FC increased their annual turnover from 2,4 million SEK to 5,0 million SEK.[1] At the same time their average attendance dropped from 1,609 in the 2004 season to 997 in 2006.[1] In 2007, Frida Östberg left the team after two years. Later, the team signed Jessica Landström after her debut for the national team. In February, they signed Brazilian internationals Cristiane and Daniela.

Current squad[edit]

Linköpings FC team in November 2014
As of 23 June 2016.[2]

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 Cajsa Andersson
2 Sweden GK Matilda Haglund
3 Denmark DF Janni Arnth Jensen
6 Denmark MF Mariann Gajhede Knudsen
9 Sweden FW Stina Blackstenius
10 Sweden MF Emma Lennartsson
11 Netherlands MF Renée Slegers
12 Portugal MF Cláudia Neto
13 Sweden MF Tove Almqvist
14 Sweden FW Fridolina Rolfö
No. Position Player
15 Sweden DF Jessica Samuelsson
16 Denmark FW Pernille Harder
17 Sweden MF Venera Rexhi
19 Norway MF Kristine Minde
20 Sweden DF Magdalena Ericsson (captain)
21 Sweden DF Maja Krantz
23 Ukraine MF Vera Djatel
24 Sweden MF Emilia Larsson
25 Sweden DF Jonna Andersson

Former players[edit]

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


  • » Martin Sjögren - Head Coach
  • » Leif Eriksson - Goalkeeper Coach
  • » Pierre Söderfjord - Fitness Coach
  • » Joakim Karlsson - Kit Manager
  • » Maria Lindström Team Builder
  • » Marie Ryding-Ederö Technical Coach
  • » Torsten Schepull Team Doctor
  • » Lennart Palmefors Physio
  • » Rolf "Loben" Gustavsson Advisor




  1. ^ a b "LFCs Vision" (in Swedish). Linköpings Fotboll Club. Archived from the original on February 7, 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Team" (in Swedish). Linköpings FC. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "SM-guld till Linköpings FC" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 

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