Maria Karlsson (footballer born 1983)

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Not to be confused with Maria Josefina Karlsson.
Maria Karlsson
Personal information
Full name Maria Karlsson
Date of birth (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Sturefors, Sweden
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Sturefors IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2010 Linköpings FC 156 (27)
BK Tinnis
Växjö FF
National team
2004–2008 Sweden[1] 11 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Maria Karlsson (born 14 May 1983) is a Swedish footballer who played for Linköpings FC in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She can play both defender and midfielder and she was a member of Sweden women's national football team.

At Linköpings Karlsson was known as Maria "Mia" Karlsson, due to the presence of younger team–mate and namesake Maria "Kalle" Karlsson. Both left the club after the 2010 Damallsvenskan season. The elder Karlsson was particularly well thought of by Linköpings as she had joined in 2000, when the club played outside the top division and were known as Kenty DFF.[2]

She subsequently played for local club BK Tinnis when her police training allowed.[3] In 2013 she was dual–signed to Växjö FF.[4]

Karlsson made her senior Sweden debut on 26 June 2004; a 2–1 Euro 2005 qualifying defeat to Italy in Benevento.[5] She was included in the squad for the final tournament.


  1. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973–2012" (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fyra lämnar LFC" (in Swedish). Linköpings Fotboll Club. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Ståhlberg, Ulf (12 July 2012). "Tinnis – bäst i Linköping" (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Utlåning av amatör med dubbel bosättning" (in Swedish). Östergötlands Fotbollförbund. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Karlsson, Maria" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 11 June 2013.