Umeå IK

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Umeå IK
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Full nameUmeå Idrottsklubb
Founded20 July 1917; 104 years ago (20 July 1917)[1]
GroundUmeå energi arena sol, Umeå[1]
ChairmanKrister Ruth
ManagerSamuel Fagerholm
WebsiteClub website

Umeå IK (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈʉ̌ːmɛɔ ˈîːkoː]) is a professional association football club based in the city of Umeå, in northern Sweden, and currently playing Elitettan, the second tier of women's football in Sweden.

They were one of the most successful football clubs in the world in the early 2000s, winning seven Swedish championships between 2000 and 2008, four Swedish Cups (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007) and the UEFA Women's Champions League twice, in 2003 and 2004. They also reached the Champions League finals in 2002, 2007 and 2008. A number of Swedish and international stars played for the club during that period, most notably Brazilian star Marta.

Umeå IK play their home games at Umeå energi arena (formerly known as Gammliavallen) in Umeå. The team colours are black and yellow. The club is affiliated to the Västerbottens Fotbollförbund.[2]


Established in 1917 as a general sports club, the women's football section began competing in 1985 in the Swedish fourth division. In 1986, they won the division and were promoted to the third division. In 1991, the club began paying its players, 35kr per game, and implemented a more regular training schedule than other Swedish teams in the hopes of turning the team into a European contender.

In 1996 the team reached the Premier Division (Damallsvenskan) only to be relegated the following year. In 1998 they were promoted again. The years following the second promotion saw an enormous amount of success for the club, winning seven Swedish championships in 9 years (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008).[3] In the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, five out of the starting eleven on the silver medal winning Swedish national team played for Umeå IK. In 2004, Brazilian star Marta signed with the club. The club went unbeaten in the 2006 Damallsvenskan season.

After their last championship title in 2008, the club's fortunes faltered, with several high profile players leaving and the club being forced to restructure itself to avoid bankruptcy in 2011. The re-organisation, however, was not enough to reverse the direction of the club, and after a tumultuous 2016 season which included going a month without a head coach, the club finished last in the league, and was relegated to the second division.[4] They would spend the next three years in Elitettan before being promoted back to the top flight in 2019.[5]

After finishing in eleventh in the 2020 Damallsvenskan season, the club was relegated again, only year after their return to the top flight.[6] A few days after the end of the season, head coach Robert Bergström announced his resignation after four years with the club.[7]

During the upcoming season, the team played in Elitettan, and on 9 Octobebr 2021, Umeå IK defeated IF Brommapojkarna, 6–2, on home soil and qialifyied for the 2022 Damallsvenskan.[8]


Current squad[edit]

Before a match in July 2011
Before a match in April 2013
As of 11 October 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Sweden SWE Agnes Granberg
3 DF Nigeria NGA Glory Ogbonna
4 DF Sweden SWE Jasmin Nejati
6 DF Sweden SWE Johanna Nyman
7 MF Sweden SWE Elin Nilsson
10 MF Sweden SWE Sara Mellouk
15 MF Sweden SWE Olivia Holm
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Sweden SWE Lisa Dahlkvist
23 MF Sweden SWE Emma Åberg-Zingmark
28 FW Sweden SWE Monica Bah
MF Poland POL Patrycja Jerzak
FW Finland FIN Henna-Riikka Honkanen
FW Sweden SWE Tilde Westman
MF Finland FIN Vilda Koivisto
MF Spain ESP Rosita

Former players[edit]

For details of former players, see Category:Umeå IK players.

Retired numbers[edit]

6 Sweden Malin Moström, Midfielder (1995–2006, 2007) [9]

Record in UEFA competitions[edit]

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Umeå's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2001–2002 Second qualifying round Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1–0
Bulgaria Varna 3–0
Hungary Femina Budapest 6–0
Quarter-final Russia Ryazan 3–1 4–1 a 7–2
Semi-final Finland HJK Helsinki 1–0 2–1 a 3–1
Final Germany Frankfurt 0–2 (Germany Frankfurt)
2002–2003 Second qualifying round Faroe Islands Klaksvík 7–0
Estonia Levadia Tallinn 4–0
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 6–1
Quarter-final France Toulouse 0–0 2–0 a 2–0
Semi-final Germany Frankfurt 1–1 a.e.t. (7p–6p) 1–1 a 2–2
Final Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 3–0 4–1 a 7–1
2003–2004 Second qualifying round Northern Ireland Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers 15–0
Romania Clujana Cluj-Napoca 6–0
Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–1
Quarter-final Russia Energy Voronezh 2–1 a 2–1 4–2
Semi-final Denmark Brøndby 3–2 a 1–0 4–2
Final Germany Frankfurt 5–0 3–0 a 8–0
2004–2005 Second qualifying round Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 7–1
Belarus Bobruichanka Bobruisk 5–1
Serbia Mašinac Niš (Host) 8–0
Quarter-final Sweden Djurgården Stockholm 1–2 a 0–1 1–3
2006–2007 Second qualifying round Ukraine Legenda Chernihiv 2–0
Spain Espanyol Barcelona 3–0
Norway Kolbotn (Host) 2–1
Quarter-final Netherlands Saestum Zeist 6–1 a 5–2 11–3
Semi-final Norway Kolbotn 5–1 a 6–0 11–1
Final England Arsenal 0–0 0–1 a 0–1
2007–2008 Second qualifying round Romania Clujana Cluj-Napoca 3–1
Belarus Universitet Vitebsk 2–0
Russia Rossiyanka Khimki 2–2
Quarter-final Belgium Rapide Wezemaal 4–0 a 6–0 10–0
Semi-final France Olympique Lyon 1–1 a 0–0 1–1 (agr)
Final Germany Frankfurt 2–3 1–1 a 3–4
2008–2009 Second qualifying round Iceland Valur Reykjavík 5–1
Kazakhstan Alma Almaty 6–0
Italy Verona 4–0
Quarter-final England Arsenal 2–3 a 6–0 8–3
Semi-final Russia Zvezda Perm 0–2 a 2–2 2–4
2009–2010 Round of 32 Ukraine Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv 5–0 a 6–0 11–0
Round of 16 Russia Rossiyanka Khimki 1–0 a 1–1 2–1
Quarter-Final France Montpellier 2–2 0–0 a 2–2 (agr)
Semi-Final France Olympique Lyon 2–3 a 0–0 2–3
2010–2011 Qualifying round Israel Tel Aviv University 3–0
Cyprus Apollon Limassol (Host) 1–4
Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK Sarajevo 1–0

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  1. ^ a b c d "Umeå IK". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 December 2011. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Västerbottens Fotbollförbund". Swedish Football Association. Archived from the original on 12 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Vad hände sen med Umeå IK - dominanter på 2000-talet".
  4. ^ "The rise and fall of Umeå IK, Europe's first giant of women's football". 13 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Umeå klart för damallsvenskan: "Helt otroligt"".
  6. ^ "Umeå åker ur damallsvenskan".
  7. ^ "Efter degraderingen – huvudtränaren lämnar Umeå IK". 17 November 2020.
  8. ^ Hannes Nyberg, Anna Quayle (9 October 2021). "Umeå IK tillbaka i Damallsvenskan" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  9. ^ Skogh, Karin (26 June 2007). "Malin Moström gör kort comeback". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2013.

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