Linköpings FC

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Linköpings FC
Linköpings HC Logo.svg
Full nameLinköpings Fotboll Club
Nickname(s)LFC
Founded2003
GroundLinköping Arena,
Linköping
Capacity8,500
ChairmanMaria Hagström
ManagerOlof Unogård
LeagueDamallsvenskan
20185th
WebsiteClub 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 15 July 2019.[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 Emma Holmgren
2 Sweden GK Matilda Haglund
3 Sweden DF Linn Bogren
4 Sweden DF Lisa Lantz
5 Sweden DF Nilla Fischer
6 Sweden DF Elin Landström
8 Sweden MF Wilma Thörnkvist
9 Sweden FW Lina Hurtig
10 Sweden MF Emma Lennartsson
11 Sweden FW Mimmi Larsson
No. Position Player
14 Sweden DF Anna Oskarsson
15 Norway MF Frida Maanum
16 Sweden MF Filippa Angeldahl
17 Denmark FW Dajan Hashemi
19 Sweden DF Sabina Ravnell
20 Sweden FW Stina Blackstenius
21 Sweden FW Alva Selerud
22 Iceland MF Anna Rakel Petursdottir

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
2018–2019 Round of 32 Ukraine Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv 6–1 f 4–0 10–1
Round of 16 France Paris Saint-Germain 2–3 0–2 f 2–5

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). Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "SM-guld till Linköpings FC" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2015.

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