Victoria Sandell Svensson

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Victoria Sandell Svensson
Victoria Sandell Svensson in Jan 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Victoria Margareta Sandell Svensson
Date of birth (1977-05-18) 18 May 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Borås, Sweden
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1981 Gällstad IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Nittorps IK
1992–1997 Jitex BK
1998–2002 Älvsjö AIK
2003–2009 Djurgårdens IF[a]
National team
1993 Sweden U16 8[1] (9)
1993–1996 Sweden U20 31[1] (18)
1996–2009 Sweden 166[2] (68)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04 September 2009

Victoria Margareta Sandell Svensson (born 18 May 1977) is a former Swedish female football player. She was team captain on the Swedish women's national team and Djurgårdens IF Dam, captaining the national team during the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was known as Victoria Svensson until she married Camilla Sandell in April 2008 and added her surname to her own.[3]

In 1998, and again in 2003, she won the Diamantbollen, an award given to the best female player in Sweden each year.[4][5] Also in 1998, 2001, and 2003 Sandell Svensson scored the most goals in the Damallsvenskan.

Sandell Svensson retired after Sweden's Euro 2009 quarter-final defeat to Norway. She had 166 caps and 68 goals.[2][1][6]

Sandell Svensson can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013. In 2008, she married Cecilia Sandell.[7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Älvsjö AIK FF
Djurgården/Älvsjö

Individual[edit]

International tournaments with the national team[edit]

International tournaments with the national team U-20[edit]

  • Nordic Cup: Winner 1994 [12]

International tournaments with the national team U-16[edit]

  • Nordic Cup: Winner 1993 [13]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 2003–2006 as Djurgården/Älvsjö.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Caps and goals
  2. ^ a b Caps and Goals 1996 - 2009
  3. ^ Bråstedt, Mats (26 July 2008). "Victoria Svensson talar ut om kärleken till frun". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Diamantbollen". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 December 2011.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Diamantbollen" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Huggins, Trevor (5 September 2009). "Emotional Sandell Svensson bows out". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Victoria Sandell Svensson: "Jag åkte från EM till IVF-kliniken", mama.nu (schwedisch). 6 January 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.difarkivet.se/dif_sm_guld_seniorer.pdf
  9. ^ Silver ball 2003
  10. ^ http://fogis.se/fotbollsgalan/tidigare-vinnare/ovriga-utmarkelser/
  11. ^ Australia Cup
  12. ^ Nordic cup 1994
  13. ^ Nordic cup 1993