Djurgårdens IF Fotboll (women)

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Djurgårdens IF
Djurgardens IF skold.png
Full name Djurgården Idrottsförening Fotbollsförening
Nickname(s)Blåränderna (The Blue Stripes)
Järnkaminerna (The Iron Stoves)
Short name DIF
Founded 2003;15 years ago (2003) as 'Djurgården/Älvsjö'
Ground Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Capacity 14,417
Chairman Lars-Erik Sjöberg
Manager Yvonne Ekroth
League Damallsvenskan
2015 Elitettan, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club website

Djurgårdens IF (formerly Djurgården/Älvsjö (2003–2007)) is a football club from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The team play their home games on Stockholm Olympic Stadium [1] The team colours are white and blue. The club is affiliated to the Stockholms Fotbollförbund. [2]

Stockholm Capital city in Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Stockholm Olympic Stadium stadium at Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Olympic Stadium, most often called Stockholms stadion or simply Stadion, is a stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by architect Torben Grut, it was opened in 1912, its original use was as a venue for the 1912 Olympic Games. At the 1912 Games, it hosted the athletics, some of the equestrian, some of the football, gymnastics, the running part of the modern pentathlon, tug of war, and wrestling events. It has a capacity of 13,145–14,500 depending on usage and a capacity of nearly 33,000 for concerts.




During the 1960s, a women's team representing Djurgårdens IF under the lead of Gösta Sandberg met Öxabäcks IF and won 2–1. [3] In 1984 the team was promoted to Damallsvenskan for the first time. [3]

Gösta Sandberg Swedish association football, bandy and ice hockey player

Gösta "Knivsta" Sandberg,, was a Swedish footballer, ice hockey and bandy player in Djurgårdens IF. In 1956 he received Guldbollen and he was voted ”Djurgårdare of the century” in 1991. His nickname derives from the town he was born and grew up in, Knivsta. He has been capped 52 times for the national team in football, 8 times in hockey and 3 times in bandy.

Öxabäcks IF is a sports club in Öxabäck, Sweden, established in 1931. The women's soccer section was established in 1966 as one of the earliest women's soccer teams in Sweden and adopted the name "Öxabäck/Marks IF" in 1991 to show up more of its connections with Mark Municipality before adopting the previous name some years later.

Damallsvenskan Swedish womens association football top division

The Damallsvenskan, also known as OBOS Damallsvenskan for sponsorship reasons, Swedish for ladies' all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred to as the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.

In 1988, Djurgården reached Damallsvenskan for the first time by finishing first in Division 1 Norra. [4] In the 1989 season, Djurgården finished fourth in Damallsvenskan and played play-off semifinals, which they lost on away goals (1–1) to Jitex BK. [4]

The 1989 Damallsvenskan was the second season of the Damallsvenskan. Matches were played between 21 April and 29 September 1989. Jitex BK won the league by one point from Malmö FF. Defending champions Öxabäck IF came in third. In the playoffs, Jitex won the finals.

Jitex BK association football club

Jitex BK is a football club in Mölndal, Sweden, that competes in Swedish Women's Football Division 1, the third tier of Swedish women's football. The club was founded January 21, 1971 and previously played in the Elitettan, Sweden's second highest division, and the top division league, the Damallsvenskan.

After finishing second in the 1991 Damallsvenskan, Djurgården lost again to Jitex BK in the semi-finals of the play-off. [5] The season after, Djurgården got relegated after finishing 11th in Damallsvenskan. [5] Djurgården again won promotion to Damallsvenskan in the 1996 season. [5]

Djurgården/Älvsjö merger

In 2003, Djurgårdens IF and five-time Swedish champions Älvsjö AIK merged to form Djurgården/Älvsjö, where Djurgården owned 51 percent and Älvsjö AIK 49 percent. [6] The new team consisted of a mix of Djurgården and Älvsjö players, including Swedish footballers Victoria Svensson, Elin Flyborg, Linda Fagerström, Ulrika Björn, and Jane Törnqvist and coached by Thomas Dennerby. [7]

Älvsjö AIK Sports club in Älvsjö, Sweden

Älvsjö AIK FF is a Swedish football club located in Älvsjö within Stockholm Municipality.

Elin Flyborg is a retired Swedish footballer. Flyborg was part of the Djurgården Swedish champions' team of 2003.

Anna Linda Christine Fagerström is a Swedish former football midfielder who played for Bälinge IF, Hammarby IF and Djurgårdens/Älvsjö in the Damallsvenskan and Bollstanäs SK in Division 1. With Djurgårdens she played the 2005 European Cup's final.

Djurgården/Älvsjö won Damallsvenskan in their first year with a team consisting of Jill Buchwald, Katarina Wicksell, Jane Törnqvist, Therese Brogårde, Jenny Curtsdotter, Helene Nordin, Helen Fagerström, Nadja Gyllander, Sara Thunebro, Josefine Christensen, Ann-Marie Norlin, Malin Nykvist, Linda Fagerström, Tina Kindvall, Jennie Jonsson, Annica Svensson, Linda Nöjd, Victoria Svensson, Elin Flyborg, Sara Johansson, Ulrika Björn, and Jessica Landström. [8]

Jill Buchwald is a retired Swedish footballer. Buchwald was part of the Djurgården Swedish champions' team of 2003 and 2004.

Katarina Wicksell is a retired Swedish footballer. Wicksell was part of the Djurgården Swedish champions' team of 2003 and 2004.

Jane Törnqvist International footballer

Jane Törnqvist is a Philippine-born Swedish former footballer who most recently played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. A tough tackling central defender, she wore number 3 for her club. She played 109 games for the Swedish national team before retiring from international football in 2005.

Djurgården/Älvsjö won Damallsvenskan again in 2004. [9] The team consisted of Maja Åström, Jill Buchwald, Katarina Wicksell, Jane Törnqvist, Therese Brogårde, Jenny Curtsdotter, Helen Fagerström, Nadja Gyllander, Sara Thunebro, Kristin Bengtsson, Emma Liljegren, Ann-Marie Norlin, Malin Nykvist, Linda Fagerström, Jennie Jonsson, Anna Hall, Annica Svensson, Ingrid Bohlin, Marijke Callebaut, Victoria Svensson, Sara Johansson, Venus James, and Jessica Landström. [10]

During the 2004–05 season, the team were runners up in the UEFA Women's Cup after having lost the final against 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam [11]

From the 2007 season, the team competed as Djurgårdens IF. [3] In 2007, the team signed German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer to replace their retiring keeper Bente Nordby. [12]

Elitettan (2012–15)

In the 2012 Damallsvenskan season, Djurgården finished eleventh and was relegated to Elitettan. [13] In the late 2013, Djurgårdens IF Dam joined the men's football department of Djurgårdens IF Fotboll form having been their own department. [14]

In October 2015, Djurgårdens IF secured a promotion place to the 2016 Damallsvenskan. [15]


Stockholm Olympic Stadium Stockholms Olympiastadion, 070310.JPG
Stockholm Olympic Stadium

Djurgårdens IF play their home games on Stockholm Olympic Stadium. [1] They have also played their matches as Hjorthagens IP, Älvsjö IP, Kristinebergs IP and Östermalms IP.

Current squad

As of 18 January 2018 [16]

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

1 Flag of Iceland.svg GK Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir
2 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Ingibjörg Sigurdardottir
3 Flag of Sweden.svg DF Kim Sundlöv
4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg MF Sheila van den Bulk
5 Flag of Sweden.svg DF Julia Walentowicz
6 Flag of Norway.svg DF Ingrid Ryland
7 Flag of Germany.svg MF Michelle Wörner
8 Flag of Sweden.svg MF Malin Diaz
9 Flag of Sweden.svg FW Mia Jalkerud (captain)
10 Flag of Sweden.svg MF Irma Helin
Flag of the United States.svg DF Madeline Bauer
Flag of Sweden.svg MF Julia Spetsmark
11 Flag of Sweden.svg MF Fanny Andersson
12 Flag of Sweden.svg MF Emilia Brodin
15 Flag of Sweden.svg GK Petra Kümin
16 Flag of Sweden.svg MF Tempest-Marie Norlin
17 Flag of Sweden.svg DF Evelina Finndell
18 Flag of Sweden.svg FW Tilde Lindwall
19 Flag of Sweden.svg DF Filippa Pettersson
20 Flag of Sweden.svg FW Julia Westergren
Flag of Ghana.svg FW Portia Boakye
Flag of Ghana.svg FW Sherifatu Sumaila
Flag of Finland.svg FW Wilma Sjoholm


Anders Johansson managed Djurgarden in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Anders Johansson.jpg
Anders Johansson managed Djurgården in the 2008 and 2009 seasons.


Djurgarden/Alvsjo at UEFA-Women's Cup Final 2005 in Potsdam, Germany UEFA-Women's Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam 1.jpg
Djurgården/Älvsjö at UEFA-Women's Cup Final 2005 in Potsdam, Germany




  • Svenska Cupen:
    • Champions (3): 1999–2000, 2004, 2005
    • Runner-up (3): 1998–99, 2001, 2010


Record in UEFA competitions

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

2004–2005 Second qualifying round Flag of Greece.svg Aegina 5–0
Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao 3–2
Flag of England.svg Arsenal 0–1
Quarter-final Flag of Sweden.svg Umeå 1–02–1 a3–1
Semi-final Flag of England.svg Arsenal 1–01–1 a2–1
Final Flag of Germany.svg Turbine Potsdam 1–30–2 a1–5
2005–2006 Second qualifying round Flag of Iceland.svg Valur Reykjavík 2–1
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Alma Almaty 3–0
Flag of Serbia.svg Mašinac Niš 7–0
Quarter-final Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague 2–0 a0–02–0
Semi-final Flag of Germany.svg Turbine Potsdam 3–2 a2–55–7

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