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 (214)[1]
Top scorer Lotta Schelin (85)[2]
Home stadium Gamla Ullevi
FIFA code SWE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 8 Decrease 2 (23 December 2016)
Highest 3 (June 2007)
Lowest 8 (September–December 2015)
First international
Sweden 0–0 Finland 
(Mariehamn, Finland; 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan 
(Gothenburg, 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)
 England 4–0 Sweden
(Hartlepool, England; 3 August 2014)
 Brazil 5–1 Sweden
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 06 August 2016)
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 Championship-silvers (1987, 1995, 2001). The team has participated in six Olympic Games, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. 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 85 goals. Schelin surpassed Hanna Ljungberg's 72-goal record against Germany on 29 October 2014.[3] The player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran, with 214. 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.[4]

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]

FIFA Women's World Cup record FIFA Women's World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Third place 3rd 6 4 0 2 18 7 6 4 2 0 13 3
Sweden 1995 Quarter-final 5th 4 2 1 1 6 4 Qualified as hosts
United States 1999 Quarter-final 6th 4 2 0 2 7 6 6 6 0 0 18 5
United States 2003 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 10 7 6 5 0 1 27 4
China 2007 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 4 8 7 1 0 32 6
Germany 2011 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 10 6 10 8 2 0 40 6
Canada 2015 Round of 16 16th 4 0 3 1 5 8 10 10 0 0 32 1
France 2019 To be determined
Total Best: Runners-up 7/7 33 18 5 10 59 42 46 40 5 1 162 25

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games Football Tournament record Olympic Games qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
United States 1996 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 5 4 2 1 1 6 4
Australia 2000 Group stage 6th 3 0 1 2 1 4 10 8 2 0 25 11
Greece 2004 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 4 5 12 9 0 3 37 11
China 2008 Quarter-final 6th 4 2 0 2 4 5 13 10 2 1 42 13
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter-final 7th 4 1 2 1 7 5 16 13 2 1 50 12
Brazil 2016 Runners-up 2nd 6 1 3 2 4 8 17 12 4 1 40 10
Japan 2020 To be determined
Total Best: Runners-up 6/6 25 7 6 12 24 32 72 54 11 7 200 61

UEFA Women's Euro[edit]

UEFA Women's Euro record UEFA Women's Euro qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1984 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 6 4 6 6 0 0 26 1
Norway 1987 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 4 6 5 0 1 14 3
West Germany 1989 Third place 3rd 2 1 0 1 3 3 6 2 3 1 11 4
Denmark 1991 Did not qualify 6 4 2 0 13 3
Italy 1993 Did not qualify 6 3 2 1 18 4
Germany 1995 Runners-up 2nd 3 1 0 2 9 8 6 5 0 1 25 2
NorwaySweden 1997 Semi-finals 3rd 4 3 0 1 6 2 6 5 1 0 26 2
Germany 2001 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 7 4 8 5 2 1 28 10
England 2005 Semi-finals 3rd 4 1 2 1 4 4 8 6 1 1 26 5
Finland 2009 Quarter-final 5th 4 2 1 1 7 4 8 8 0 0 31 0
Sweden 2013 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 1 1 13 3 Qualified as hosts
Netherlands 2017 Qualified 8 7 0 1 22 3
Total Best: Champions 10/12 app. 33 18 4 11 59 36 74 56 11 7 240 37
*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 to 2016.[10]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Argentina 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Australia 10 6 3 1 21 8 +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 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4
 Brazil 10 3 2 5 9 14 –5
 Canada 19 12 3 4 39 22 +17
 China PR 24 10 8 7 32 24 +8
 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 54 30 12 12 88 51 +37
 England 23 13 7 3 44 20 +24
 Faroe Islands 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10
 Finland 37 30 6 1 118 16 +102
 France 19 11 2 6 39 25 +14
 Germany 26 7 0 19 32 49 −17
 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
 Iran 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7
 Iceland 15 12 1 2 52 10 +42
 Italy 21 15 4 2 40 11 +29
 Japan 12 5 3 5 25 13 +12
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 14 0 +14
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Moldova 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9
 Netherlands 19 10 5 4 32 13 +19
 Nigeria 4 2 2 0 9 5 +4
 North Korea 4 4 0 0 5 1 +4
 Northern Ireland 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7
 Norway 52 19 12 21 83 85 −2
 Poland 7 7 0 0 27 1 +26
 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 5 5 0 0 16 2 +14
 Serbia and Montenegro 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
 Slovakia 4 4 0 0 13 1 +12
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 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 12 11 0 1 40 6 +34
 Ukraine 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 United States 38 7 11 20 38 66 −28
 Wales 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11

Recent schedule and results[edit]

2016[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2016

Further information: 2016 in Swedish football

2017[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2017

Further information: 2017 in Swedish football

Squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 Algarve Cup.[12]

Caps and goals as of 24 January 2017.[12]

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 33) 132 0 England Chelsea L.F.C.
2 2DF Jonna Andersson (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 24) 11 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
3 2DF Linda Sembrant (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 29) 78 7 France Montpellier HSC
4 2DF Emma Berglund (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 28) 51 1 Sweden FC Rosengård
5 2DF Nilla Fischer (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 32) 153 21 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
6 2DF Magdalena Eriksson (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 23) 20 4 Sweden Linköpings FC
7 3MF Lisa Dahlkvist (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 30) 122 11 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
8 4FW Lotta Schelin (1984-02-27) 27 February 1984 (age 32) 173 85 Sweden FC Rosengård
9 4FW Kosovare Asllani (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 27) 94 25 England Manchester City W.F.C.
10 3MF Lina Hurtig (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 21) 3 1 Sweden Linköpings FC
11 4FW Stina Blackstenius (1996-02-05) 5 February 1996 (age 21) 15 3 France Montpellier HSC
12 1GK Hilda Carlén (1991-08-13) 13 August 1991 (age 25) 5 0 Sweden Piteå IF
13 3MF Elin Rubensson (1993-05-11) 11 May 1993 (age 23) 39 0 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
14 3MF Hanna Folkesson (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 28) 28 0 Sweden FC Rosengård
15 2DF Jessica Samuelsson (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 25) 42 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
16 2DF Hanna Glas (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
17 3MF Caroline Seger (1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 31) 163 23 France Olympique Lyonnais
18 4FW Fridolina Rolfö (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 23) 15 4 Germany FC Bayern Munich
19 4FW Pauline Hammarlund (1994-05-07) 7 May 1994 (age 22) 12 4 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
20 2DF Hanne Gråhns (1992-08-29) 29 August 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
21 4FW Mimmi Larsson (1994-04-09) 9 April 1994 (age 22) 2 1 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
22 3MF Olivia Schough (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 25) 48 8 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
23 1GK Zecira Musovic (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Sweden FC Rosengård

Most capped players[edit]

# Name Sweden career Caps
1 Sjögran, ThereseTherese Sjögran 1997–2015 214
2 Schelin, LottaLotta Schelin 2004–present 173
3 Svensson, VictoriaVictoria Svensson 1996–2009 166
4 Seger, CarolineCaroline Seger 2005–present 163
5 Bengtsson, KristinKristin Bengtsson 1991–2005 157
6 Fischer, NillaNilla Fischer 2001–present 153
7 Andersson, MalinMalin Andersson 1994–2005 151
8 Sundhage, PiaPia Sundhage 1975–1996 146
9 Thunebro, SaraSara Thunebro 2004–2015 132
9 Lindahl, HedvigHedvig Lindahl 2002–present 132
10 Ljungberg, HannaHanna Ljungberg 1996–2008 130
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 24 January 2017.[13]

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player Sweden career Goals Caps Goals per game
1 Schelin, LottaLotta Schelin 2004–present 85 173 0.49
2 Ljungberg, HannaHanna Ljungberg 1996–2008 72 130 0.55
3 Videkull, LenaLena Videkull 1984–1996 71 111 0.64
4 Sundhage, PiaPia Sundhage 1975–1996 71 146 0.49
5 Svensson, VictoriaVictoria Svensson 1996–2009 68 166 0.40
6 Andersson, MalinMalin Andersson 1994–2005 38 151 0.25
7 Andelén, AnneliAnneli Andelén 1985–1995 37 88 0.42
8 Asllani, KosovareKosovare Asllani 2008–present 25 94 0.27
9 Johansson, HelenHelen Johansson 1981–1995 23 88 0.26
9 Seger, CarolineCaroline Seger 2005–present 23 163 0.14
10 Moström, MalinMalin Moström 1998–2006 21 113 0.19
10 Fischer, NillaNilla Fischer 2001–present 21 153 0.14
10 Sjögran, ThereseTherese Sjögran 1997–2015 21 214 0.10

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sjögran Caps and goals
  2. ^ Schelin Caps and goals
  3. ^ "Förlust i Örebro mot Tyskland". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Mats Bråstedt. "'SOK lovar damerna en storsatsning'". Expressen.se. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  5. ^ Algarve Cup
  6. ^ Nordic Women's Championships 1974–1982 rsssf.com/ Retrieved 09–03–13.
  7. ^ Cyprus Tournament (Women) 1990–1993 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  8. ^ North America Cup 1987 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  9. ^ Australia Cup 1999–2004 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12–10–2013.
  10. ^ "Sveriges motståndare 1937–2016" (in Swedish). SvFF. 
  11. ^ "Brazil vs. Sweden - Football Match Summary - August 16, 2016". ESPN FC. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Team
  13. ^ Sweden - Caps and Goals

External links[edit]

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