Sweden women's national football team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blueyellow)
Association Swedish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Pia Sundhage
Captain Caroline Seger
Lotta Schelin
Most caps Therese Sjögran (213)
Top scorer Lotta Schelin (80)
Home stadium Gamla Ullevi
FIFA code SWE
FIFA ranking 7 Decrease 2 (10 July 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 3 (June 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 7 (July 2015)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Sweden 0–0 Finland 
(Mariehamn, Finland; 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan 
(Göteborg, Sweden; 23 June 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Norway 4–0 Sweden
(Hamar, Norway; 21 January 1996)
 Norway 4–0 Sweden
(Quarteira, Portugal; 17 March 1996)
 China PR 4–0 Sweden
(Guangzhou, China; 14 January 1998)
Sweden 0–4 Norway 
(Uddevalla, Sweden; 24 July 2004)
Sweden 0–4 Germany 
(Parchal, Portugal; 5 March 2012)
 United States 4–0 Sweden
(Parchal, Portugal; 7 March 2012)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1991)
Best result Runners-up (2003)
European Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1984)
Best result Champions (1984)

Sweden women's national football team (Swedish: Damlandslaget) officially represents Sweden in women's association football (soccer). Sweden won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, a success the team has not managed to repeat, it has however won one World Cup-silver (2003) as well as three European Cup-silvers (1987, 1995, 2001). The team has participated in three Olympic Games, four World Cups, as well as seven European Cups. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The 2003 World Cup-final was the second most watched event in Sweden that year. Lotta Schelin is the top goalscorer in the history of Sweden with 80 goals. Schelin surpassed Hanna Ljungberg's 72-goal record against Germany on 29 October 2014.[1] The player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran, with 209. The team was coached by Thomas Dennerby from 2005 to 2012, and the current trainer is Pia Sundhage, who joined in September '12 after most recently winning the Olympic gold medal in London with the United States. Sundhage's contract goes into effect in December 2012.

After winning the two qualifying matches against Denmark for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Swedish Olympic Committee approved of record increases in investments for the women's team. The new budget granted over a million SEK (about US$150,000) for the team and 150,000 SEK (about US$25,000) per player for developing physical fitness. The new grants are almost a 100% increase of the 2005 and 2006 season funds.[2]

The developments and conditions of the Sweden women's national football team can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013.

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
China 1991 Third Place 3rd 6 4 0 2 18 7
Sweden 1995 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 0 2 6 4
United States 1999 Quarter-Finals 6th 4 2 0 2 7 6
United States 2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 2 10 7
China 2007 Group Stage 11th 3 1 1 1 3 4
Germany 2011 Third Place 3rd 6 5 0 1 10 5
Canada 2015 Round of 16 16th 4 0 3 1 5 8
Total 7/7 - 32 18 4 11 58 39

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
SwedenEngland 1984 Champion 1 4 3 0 1 6 4
Norway 1987 Runners-up 2 2 1 0 1 4 4
West Germany 1989 Third Place 3 2 1 0 1 3 3
Denmark 1991 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Quarter finals - 1 0 0 1 2 3
EnglandGermanyNorwaySweden 1995 Runners-up 2 3 2 0 1 12 10
NorwaySweden 1997 Semifinals 3 4 3 0 1 6 2
Germany 2001 Runners-up 2 5 3 0 2 7 4
England 2005 Semifinals 3 4 1 2 1 4 4
Finland 2009 Quarterfinals 5 4 2 1 1 7 4
Sweden 2013 Semifinals 3 5 3 1 1 13 3
Total 10/11 34 19 4 11 64 41

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
United States 1996 First round 6 3 1 0 2 4 5
Australia 2000 First round 6 3 0 1 2 1 4
Greece 2004 Fourth place 4 5 2 0 3 4 5
China 2008 Quarter finals 6 4 2 0 2 4 5
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter finals 7 4 1 2 1 7 5
Brazil 2016 To be determined 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5/5 - 19 6 3 11 20 24
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Titles[edit]

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record, from 1973–2013.[7] Updated after World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina October 26, 2013.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Argentina 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Australia 9 6 2 1 20 7 +13
 Azerbaijan 2 2 0 0 20 0 +20
 Belarus 2 2 0 0 12 0 +12
 Belgium 4 4 0 0 13 3 +10
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Brazil 7 3 1 3 8 7 +1
 Canada 17 12 2 3 38 20 +18
 China PR 23 9 7 7 29 24 +5
 Colombia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 8 2 +6
 Czechoslovakia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Denmark 50 28 11 11 82 46 +36
 England 22 13 7 2 44 16 +28
 Finland 36 29 6 1 115 16 +99
 France 18 11 2 5 39 22 +17
 Germany 21 6 0 15 24 37 −13
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Great Britain 1 0 1 0 0 0 ±0
 Hungary 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21
 Iceland 14 12 1 1 51 8 +43
 Italy 21 15 4 2 40 11 +29
 Japan 12 4 3 5 22 13 +9
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 14 0 +14
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Netherlands 17 9 4 4 29 12 +17
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 North Korea 4 4 0 0 5 1 +4
 Norway 49 17 11 21 79 83 −4
 Poland 4 4 0 0 16 1 +15
 Portugal 8 7 0 1 27 6 +21
 Republic of Ireland 6 5 1 0 22 1 +21
 Romania 4 4 0 0 22 0 +22
 Russia 4 4 0 0 8 1 +7
 Scotland 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Serbia and Montenegro 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
 Slovakia 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8
 South Africa 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8
 Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6
 Spain 10 7 3 0 32 6 +26
  Switzerland 10 10 0 0 38 3 +35
 Ukraine 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 United States 35 6 9 20 36 65 −29
 Wales 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11

2015 fixtures[edit]

Results[edit]

13 January 2015
18:30 CET (UTC+1)
Sweden  3–2  Norway
Asllani Goal 48'60'
Schelin Goal 78'
Report Herlovsen Goal 26'33'
La Manga Stadium, La Manga
Referee: Marta Frias Acwedo (Spain)

12 February 2015
16:00 EET (UTC+2)
Finland  0–3  Sweden
Schelin Goal 28'
Jakobsson Goal 63'
Fischer Goal 75'
Eerikkilä Training Centre, Uusimaa
Attendance: 183
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (Finland)

4 March 2015
16:00 WET (UTC±0)
Germany  2–4  Sweden
Marozsán Goal 2'
Laudehr Goal 3'
Seger Goal 30'71'
Jakobsson Goal 54'84'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

6 March 2015
13:30 WET (UTC±0)
Sweden  0–2  Brazil
Marta Goal 20'
Andressa Goal 68'
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Referee: Liang Qin (China)

9 March 2015
17:30 WET (UTC±0)
Sweden  3–0  China PR
Asllani Goal 4'
Schelin Goal 33' (pen.)
Jakobsson Goal 39'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Maria Carvajal (Chile)

11 March 2015
12:00 WET (UTC±0)
Sweden  1–2  Germany
Jakobsson Goal 64' Report Mittag Goal 3'
Popp Goal 52'
Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Liang Qin (China)

5 April 2015
18:15 CEST (UTC+2)
Sweden  1–3   Switzerland
Schelin Goal 60' Report Bachmann Goal 23'
Humm Goal 37'
Bernauer Goal 81'
Tunavallen, Eskilstuna
Attendance: 3,543
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

8 April 2015
17:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Sweden  3–3  Denmark
Schelin Goal 30'62'
Seger Goal 67'
Report Petersson Goal 53'
Nielsen Goal 56'
Harder Goal 90+3'
Tele2 Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,154
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (France)

30 May 2015
22:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Sweden  2–1  Netherlands
Schelin Goal 53'
Asllani Goal 60'
Report Melis Goal 43'
York Stadium, Toronto
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)

8 June 2015
15:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Sweden  3–3  Nigeria
Oparanozie Goal 21' (o.g.)
Fischer Goal 31'
Sembrant Goal 60'
Report Okobi Goal 50'
Oshoala Goal 53'
Ordega Goal 87'
Investors Group Field, Winnipeg
Attendance: 31,148
Referee: Ri Hyang Ok (Korea DPR)

12 June 2015
19:00 CDT (UTC−5)
United States  0–0  Sweden
Report
Investors Group Field, Winnipeg
Attendance: 32,716
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

16 June 2015
18:00 MDT (UTC−6)
Australia  1–1  Sweden
De Vanna Goal 5' Report Jakobsson Goal 15'
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

16 June 2015
21:00 EDT (UTC−4)
Germany  4–1  Sweden
Mittag Goal 24'
Šašić Goal 36' (pen.)78'
Marozsán Goal 88'
Report Sembrant Goal 82'
TD Place Stadium, Ottawa
Referee: Ri Hyang Ok (Korea DPR)

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Lotta Schelin France Lyon 7
2 Sofia Jakobsson France Montpellier 6
3 Kosovare Asllani France Paris Saint-Germain 4
4 Caroline Seger France Paris Saint-Germain 3
5 Nilla Fischer Germany Wolfsburg 2
Linda Sembrant France Montpellier

2016 fixtures[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

Norway  v  Sweden

Sweden  v   Switzerland


31 March 2016
Friendly
Sweden  v  Iran

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[8]

Caps and goals as of 21 June 2015.

Head coach: Pia Sundhage

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hedvig Lindahl (1983-04-29) 29 April 1983 (age 32) 111 0 England Chelsea
2 2DF Charlotte Rohlin (1980-12-02) 2 December 1980 (age 34) 77 7 Sweden Linköpings FC
3 2DF Linda Sembrant (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 28) 58 6 France Montpellier HSC
4 2DF Emma Berglund (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 26) 37 0 Sweden FC Rosengård
5 2DF Nilla Fischer (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 31) 134 20 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
6 2DF Sara Thunebro (1979-04-26) 26 April 1979 (age 36) 132 5 Sweden Eskilstuna United
7 3MF Lisa Dahlkvist (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 28) 98 9 Sweden KIF Örebro
8 4FW Lotta Schelin (c) (1984-02-27) 27 February 1984 (age 31) 153 80 France Olympique Lyon
9 4FW Kosovare Asllani (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 26) 79 21 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 4FW Sofia Jakobsson (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 25) 60 11 France Montpellier HSC
11 4FW Jenny Hjohlman (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 25) 13 1 Sweden Umeå IK
12 1GK Hilda Carlén (1991-08-13) 13 August 1991 (age 23) 1 0 Sweden Piteå IF
13 3MF Malin Diaz (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 21) 11 0 Sweden Eskilstuna United
14 2DF Amanda Ilestedt (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 22) 10 1 Sweden FC Rosengård
15 3MF Therese Sjögran (1977-04-08) 8 April 1977 (age 38) 213 21 Sweden FC Rosengård
16 2DF Lina Nilsson (1987-06-17) 17 June 1987 (age 28) 68 3 Sweden FC Rosengård
17 3MF Caroline Seger (c) (1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 30) 141 21 France Paris Saint-Germain
18 2DF Jessica Samuelsson (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 22) 24 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
19 4FW Emma Lundh (1989-06-26) 26 June 1989 (age 26) 11 2 Sweden AIK Fotboll
20 3MF Emilia Appelqvist (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 25) 5 0 Sweden Piteå IF
21 1GK Carola Söberg (1982-07-29) 29 July 1982 (age 33) 11 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
22 3MF Olivia Schough (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 24) 23 1 Sweden Eskilstuna United
23 2DF Elin Rubensson (1993-05-11) 11 May 1993 (age 22) 22 0 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Förlust i Örebro mot Tyskland". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Mats Bråstedt. "'SOK lovar damerna en storsatsning'". Expressen.se. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  3. ^ Nordic Women's Championships 1974–1982 rsssf.com/ Retrieved 09–03–13.
  4. ^ Cyprus Tournament (Women) 1990–1993 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  5. ^ North America Cup 1987 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  6. ^ 1999–2004 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  7. ^ "Sveriges motståndare 1937–2011" (in Swedish). SvFF. 
  8. ^ 2015 World cup roster

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
European Champions
1984 (First title)
Succeeded by
1987 Norway