Maria Bergkvist

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Maria Bergkvist
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Maria Bergkvist in April 2015
Personal information
Full name Maria Bergkvist
Date of birth (1977-08-12) 12 August 1977 (age 45)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 177.5 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Umeå IK
Youth career
Remsle UIF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Bollsta IK
1999–2007 Umeå IK
International career
2006 Sweden 7 (0)
Managerial career
2009–2014 Umeå IK (assistant)
2015–2016 Umeå IK
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:48, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:48, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Maria Bergkvist (born 12 August 1977) is a Swedish football coach and former player who was the manager of Damallsvenskan club Umeå IK. In her playing career she was a defender for Umeå and the Sweden national team.

Club career[edit]

While playing for Umeå between 1999 and 2007 Bergkvist won six Damallsvenskan titles and two UEFA Women's Cups (now known as UEFA Women's Champions League).[1] She returned to the club as an assistant coach in 2009.[2] After five years as an assistant, Bergkvist took the head coach job for Umeå's 2015 campaign.[1]

International career[edit]

Bergkvist won her first cap for Sweden aged 28, starting a 1–1 draw with England in Cyprus on 9 February 2006.[3] She made a total of seven national team appearances,[4] all in 2006.[5]


  1. ^ a b Bjurner, Moa (14 November 2014). "Bergkvist ny tränare i Umeå IK" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ Dahlgren, Jonny (3 January 2009). "Maria Bergqvist får tränarjobb i Umeå IK" (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Aronsson målskytt och Maria Bergqvist debutant mot England" (in Swedish). Svensk Damfotboll. 9 February 2006. Retrieved 9 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973–2015" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Damlandslagets spelare 2006" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 9 November 2015.

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