Linköpings FC

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Linköpings FC
Full name Linköpings Fotboll Club
Nickname(s) LFC
Founded 2003
Ground Linköping Arena,
Linköping
Ground Capacity 8,500
Chairman Maria Hagström
Manager Olof Unogård
League Damallsvenskan
2017 1st
Website Club website

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.

History[edit]

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 28 April 2018.[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 Hilda Carlén
2 Sweden GK Matilda Haglund
3 Denmark DF Janni Arnth Jensen (captain)
4 Denmark DF Maja Kildemoes
5 Sweden DF Lisa Lantz
6 Sweden DF Elin Landström
8 Sweden DF Wilma Thörnkvist
9 Sweden FW Lina Hurtig
10 Sweden MF Emma Lennartsson
11 Sweden MF Tove Almqvist
12 Sweden DF Linn Bogren
No. Position Player
13 Denmark MF Johanna Rasmussen
14 Finland MF Emmaliina Tulkki
15 Norway MF Frida Maanum
16 Denmark FW Nicoline Sørensen
18 Sweden MF Kosovare Asllani
19 Sweden MF Filippa Angeldahl
20 Sweden DF Anna Oscarsson
21 Sweden FW Alva Selerud
23 Sweden FW Marija Banušić
27 England FW Natasha Dowie

Former players[edit]

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

Achievements[edit]

Record in UEFA Women's Champions League[edit]

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Linköping's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2009–2010 Qualifying round Moldova Roma Calfa 11–0
Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 3–0
Romania Clujana Cluj-Napoca 6–0
Round of 32 Switzerland FC Zürich 2–0 f 3–0 5–0
Round of 16 Germany Duisburg 1–1 f 0–2 1–3
2010–2011 Round of 32 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 7–0 f 5–0 12–0
Round of 16 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1–0 2–0 f 3–0
Quarter-final England Arsenal 1–1 f 2–2 3–3 (agr)
2014–2015 Round of 32 England Liverpool FC 1–2 f 3–0 4–2
Round of 16 Russia Zvezda Perm 0–3 5–0 f 5–3
Quarter-final Denmark Brøndby 1–1 0–1 f 1–2
2017–2018 Round of 32 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 1–0 f 3–0 4–0
Round of 16 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1–1 f 3–0 4–1
Quarter-final England Manchester City 0–2 f 3–5 3–7

f First leg.

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  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 26 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "SM-guld till Linköpings FC" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 

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