Sweden national bandy team
Swedish Bandy Association|
|Head coach||Jonas Claesson|
Sweden 12 – 1 Finland |
Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire 11 March 1907
Sweden 33 – 5 Belarus |
Irkutsk, 30 January 2014
Sweden 0 – 8 Soviet Union |
Stockholm, 24 February 1963
|Bandy World Championship|
|Appearances||38 (first in 1957)|
|Best result||Champions (1981, 1983, 1987, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2017)|
Sweden has been playing friendlies against Finland and Norway since the early 20th Century. In 1907 and 1909 there were also occasional games against Russia and Denmark. The games were set up informally from 1907 and in official internationals from 1919. Agreements were made to play friendlies against Soviet Union in the late 1940s, but the plans did not come to realization.
Finland, Norway and Sweden played bandy at the Winter Olympics in Oslo in 1952. After having seen them there, the Soviet Union invited these three countries to a four nation bandy tournament in 1954. This was the first time a Soviet national bandy team met other national bandy teams. The four countries used somewhat different rules prior to this tournament, but the rules were adjusted to be the same for the future. Sweden won the tournament.
Sweden has been taking part in the bandy world championships since the start in 1957. The team has never finished worse than third place and has won the championship 12 times as of 2017[update]. Sweden won the first ever world championship for women in 2004.
In the 2009 World Championship Sweden won in the final against Russia. Sweden repeated the victory in the 2010 World Championships, this time in Moscow, the first time Sweden has won a bandy world championship in the capital of Russia. This was the tenth victory in the world championships for Sweden.
The record for senior men's senior team appearances for the Swedish national bandy team is held by former Borlänge/Stora Tuna BK, Falu BS, Västerås SK Bandy, IFK Vänersborg, Sandvikens AIK and Tillberga IK Bandy player Per Fosshaug, who played for the team 129 times.
World Championship record
|Soviet Union 1965||Bronze|
|Soviet Union 1973||Silver|
|Soviet Union 1981||Gold|
|Soviet Union 1989||Bronze|
|Finland and Sweden 2001||Silver|
|Sweden and Norway 2013||Silver|
|GK||39||Andreas Bergwall||Västerås SK|
|GK||38||Anders Svensson||Dynamo Kazan|
|DF||26||Martin Johansson||Villa Lidköping BK|
|DF||30||Per Hellmyrs||Dynamo Moscow|
|DF||26||Linus Pettersson||Zorky Krasnogorsk|
|DF||36||Andreas Westh||Bollnäs GIF|
|DF||37||Daniel Välitalo||Dynamo Kazan|
|MF||25||Erik Säfström||Sandvikens AIK|
|MF||31||Hans Andersson||Dynamo Kazan|
|MF||27||Johan Löfstedt||Vetlanda BK|
|MF||28||David Pizzoni Elfving||Hammarby IF|
|MF||26||Daniel Berlin||Dynamo Moscow|
|MF||32||Ulf Einarsson||Hammarby IF|
|MF||26||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK|
|FW||23||Adam Gilljam||Hammarby IF|
|FW||30||Daniel Andersson||Villa Lidköping BK|
|FW||31||Patrik Nilsson||Hammarby IF|
|FW||18||Erik Pettersson||Sandvikens AIK|
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