2007 Malmö FF season

The 2007 season was Malmö FF's 96th in existence, their 72nd season in Allsvenskan and their 7th consecutive season in the league. They competed in Allsvenskan where they finished in 9th position and Svenska Cupen where they were knocked out in the third round. The result in Allsvenskan was the club's worst league performance since the 2001 season when they also finished 9th, as a result of this, manager Sören Åkebys contract was not renewed and Roland Nilsson was announced as the new Malmö FF manager in October 2007.

Malmö FF
2007 season
ChairmanBengt Madsen
ManagerSören Åkeby
StadiumMalmö Stadion
Allsvenskan9th
Svenska CupenRound 3
Top goalscorerLeague: Júnior (9)
All: Júnior (16)
Highest home attendance22,746 (7 August vs Helsingborgs IF, Allsvenskan)
Lowest home attendance7,805 (28 October vs IF Elfsborg, Allsvenskan)
Average home league attendance13,364 (Allsvenskan only)
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PlayersEdit

SquadEdit

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   SWE Håkan Svensson
2 DF   DEN Ulrich Vinzents
3 DF   SWE Daniel Theorin
4 DF   LBR Jimmy Dixon
5 DF   BRA Gabriel
7 DF   SWE Anders Andersson
8 FW   BRA Júnior
9 FW   SWE Niklas Skoog
10 FW   FIN Jari Litmanen
11 MF   SWE Yksel Osmanovski
13 MF   SWE Babis Stefanidis
14 DF   NOR Jon Inge Høiland
16 DF   SWE Christian Järdler
17 MF   SWE Joakim Nilsson
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   NGA Edward Ofere
19 MF   SWE Johan Andersson
20 MF   SWE Ola Toivonen
21 DF   CIV Raoul Kouakou
22 MF   SWE Robin Nilsson
23 MF   SWE Labinot Harbuzi
24 MF   SWE Philip Milenković
25 DF   SWE Behrang Safari
26 FW   SWE Marcus Pode
27 MF   SWE Anes Mravac
30 MF   SWE Daniel Andersson (Captain)
31 FW   FIN Jonatan Johansson
34 FW   SWE Guillermo Molins
35 GK   SWE Jonas Sandqvist

Squad statsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen Other
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   SWE Håkan Svensson 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 DF   DEN Ulrich Vinzents 38 1 25 0 2 0 11 1
3 FW   SWE Daniel Theorin 9 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
4 DF   LBR Jimmy Dixon 29 0 21 0 0 0 8 0
5 DF   BRA Gabriel 23 0 13 0 2 0 8 0
7 MF   SWE Anders Andersson 36 0 25 0 1 0 10 0
8 FW   BRA Júnior 32 16 21 9 1 2 10 5
9 FW   SWE Niklas Skoog 19 7 16 5 0 0 3 2
11 MF   SWE Yksel Osmanovski 34 4 23 1 1 0 10 3
13 MF   SWE Babis Stefanidis 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF   NOR Jon Inge Høiland 16 2 14 1 1 1 1 0
16 DF   SWE Christian Järdler 21 1 12 0 2 0 7 1
17 MF   SWE Joakim Nilsson 23 0 13 0 1 0 9 0
18 FW   NGA Edward Ofere 25 5 14 0 1 4 10 1
19 MF   SWE Johan Andersson 8 2 5 0 2 2 1 0
20 FW   SWE Ola Toivonen 35 7 24 3 2 2 9 2
21 DF   CIV Raoul Kouakou 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
22 MF   SWE Robin Nilsson 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
23 MF   SWE Labinot Harbuzi 14 0 12 0 0 0 2 0
24 DF   SWE Philip Milenković 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 DF   SWE Behrang Safari 35 0 24 0 1 0 10 0
26 FW   SWE Marcus Pode 16 1 7 0 2 1 7 0
27 DF   SWE Anes Mravac 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 MF   SWE Daniel Andersson 34 4 23 4 2 0 9 0
31 FW   FIN Jonatan Johansson 29 6 21 6 1 0 7 0
34 MF   SWE Guillermo Molins 13 0 9 0 2 0 2 0
35 GK   SWE Jonas Sandqvist 34 0 26 0 1 0 7 0
MF   SWE Daniel Sliper 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
GK   SWE Jonnie Fedel 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF   SWE Erdin Demir 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW   SWE Agon Mehmeti 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF   SWE Joakim Persson 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
MF   POR Paulo Sérgio 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

ClubEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head Coach First Team   Sören Åkeby
Assistant Coach First Team   Anders Johansson
Assistant Coach First Team   Alf Westerberg

Source: MFF-aren 2007. Malmö FF. 2007.

Other informationEdit

Chairman   Bengt Madsen
Sport director   Hasse Borg
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Malmö Stadion (27,500 / )

Source: MFF-aren 2007. Malmö FF. 2007.

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Allsvenskan 9th 7 April 2007 28 October 2007
Svenska Cupen Round 2 Round 3 1 May 2007 24 May 2007

Source: Competitions

AllsvenskanEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Halmstads BK 26 9 9 8 33 41 −8 36
8 Helsingborgs IF 26 9 8 9 49 37 +12 35
9 Malmö FF 26 9 7 10 29 28 +1 34
10 Gefle IF 26 9 7 10 29 30 −1 34
11 GAIS 26 7 8 11 24 37 −13 29
Source: svenskfotboll.se
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
26 9 7 10 29 28  +1 34 4 5 4 15 12  +3 5 2 6 14 16  −2

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
GroundAHAHHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAAHAH
ResultDWLWDWDDWLLWLDLDWWLDWLLLWL
Position44823324257456788697788979
Source: see below
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Kickoff times are in CEST.

7 April 2007 Round 1 IF Elfsborg 1 – 1 Malmö FF Borås
16:00 Holmén   37' (Report) Johansson   28' Stadium: Borås Arena
Attendance: 12,637
Referee: Martin Hansson (Holmsjö)
16 April 2007 Round 2 Malmö FF 1 – 0 GAIS Malmö
19:00 Júnior   2' (Report) Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 17,602
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Stocksund
22 April 2007 Round 3 Trelleborgs FF 2 – 1 Malmö FF Trelleborg
15:00 Augustsson   32'
Mensah   42'
(Report) D.Andersson   59' Stadium: Vångavallen
Attendance: 9,045
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Stockholm)
28 April 2007 Round 4 Malmö FF 4 – 0 AIK Malmö
16:00 Júnior   24', 48'
Toivonen   37'
Johansson   77'
(Report) Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 15,876
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Eskilstuna)
8 May 2007 Round 5 Malmö FF 1 – 1 Hammarby IF Malmö
19:00 D.Andersson   9' (Report) Eguren   32' Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 15,607
Referee: Åke Andreasson (Stenungsund)
15 May 2007 Round 6 Helsingborgs IF 0 – 1 Malmö FF Helsingborg
19:00 (Report) Toivonen   26' Stadium: Olympia
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Eskilstuna)
20 May 2007 Round 7 Örebro SK 1 – 1 Malmö FF Örebro
17:00 Richardsson   90' (Report) D.Andersson   34' Stadium: Behrn Arena
Attendance: 7,973
Referee: Markus Strömbergsson (Gävle)
27 May 2007 Round 8 Malmö FF 1 – 1 Gefle IF Malmö
17:00 Høiland   2' (Report) Westlin   38' Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 11,408
Referee: Åke Andreasson (Stenungsund)
11 June 2007 Round 9 IF Brommapojkarna 0 – 1 Malmö FF Stockholm
19:00 (Report) Skoog   80' Stadium: Stockholms Stadion
Attendance: 3,410
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Stockholm)
14 June 2007 Round 10 Malmö FF 1 – 2 Halmstads BK Malmö
19:00 Johansson   77' (Report) Tahirović   44'
Rosén   71'
Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 14,328
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Stocksund)
26 June 2007 Round 11 Malmö FF 1 – 2 Kalmar FF Malmö
20:00 Osmanovski   42' (Report) Sorin   10'
Ari   73'
Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 12,927
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Eskilstuna)
2 July 2007 Round 12 IFK Göteborg 1 – 2 Malmö FF Gothenburg
19:00 Berg   69' (Report) Skoog   21'
Júnior   90'
Stadium: Ullevi
Attendance: 11,270
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Stocksund)
7 July 2007 Round 13 Djurgårdens IF 1 – 0 Malmö FF Stockholm
16:00 Kusi-Asare   69' (Report) Stadium: Stockholms Stadion
Attendance: 11,515
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Eskilstuna)
17 July 2007 Round 14 Malmö FF 1 – 1 Djurgårdens IF Malmö
20:00 Johansson   56' (Report) Davids   29' Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 15,976
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Stockholm)
1 August 2007 Round 15 Hammarby IF 1 – 0 Malmö FF Stockholm
20:00 Paulinho   8' (Report) Stadium: Söderstadion
Attendance: 14,063
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Eskilstuna)
7 August 2007 Round 16 Malmö FF 1 – 1 Helsingborgs IF Malmö
20:00 Júnior   34' (Report) Omotoyossi   54' Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 22,746
Referee: Martin Hansson (Holmsjö)
13 August 2007 Round 17 Halmstads BK 1 – 3 Malmö FF Halmstad
19:00 Arvidsson   11' (Report) Johansson   20'
Júnior   67'
Skoog   90'
Stadium: Örjans Vall
Attendance: 10,127
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Stockholm)
18 August 2007 Round 18 Malmö FF 2 – 0 IF Brommapojkarna Malmö
16:00 D.Andersson   41'
Júnior   41'
(Report) Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 10,100
Referee: Sven-Martin Åkesson (Solna)
26 August 2007 Round 19 AIK 3 – 1 Malmö FF Solna
17:00 Figueiredo   6', 65'
Pavey   11'
(Report) Toivonen   89' Stadium: Råsunda
Attendance: 23,212
Referee: Markus Strömbergsson (Gävle)
1 September 2007 Round 20 Malmö FF 0 – 0 Trelleborgs FF Malmö
16:00 (Report) Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 9,186
Referee: Håkan Jonasson (Helsingborg)
17 September 2007 Round 21 Malmö FF 1 – 0 Örebro SK Malmö
19:00 Júnior   48' (Report) Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 8,954
Referee: Markus Strömbergsson (Gävle)
24 September 2007 Round 22 Gefle IF 2 – 1 Malmö FF Gävle
19:00 Oremo   59'
Bapupa   90'
(Report) Skoog   87' Stadium: Strömvallen
Attendance: 4,423
Referee: Keijo Hyvärinen (Haparanda)
1 October 2007 Round 23 Kalmar FF 2 – 0 Malmö FF Kalmar
19:00 Santin   28'
Ingelsten   35'
(Report) Stadium: Fredriksskans
Attendance: 6,261
Referee: Markus Strömbergsson (Gävle)
6 October 2007 Round 24 Malmö FF 0 – 2 IFK Göteborg Malmö
16:00 (Report) Selakovic   34'
Hysén   73'
Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 11,219
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Stockholm)
22 October 2007 Round 25 GAIS 1 – 2 Malmö FF Gothenburg
19:00 Christoforidis   53' (Report) Skoog   10'
Johansson   28'
Stadium: Ullevi
Attendance: 3,423
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Stocksund)
28 October 2007 Round 26 Malmö FF 1 – 2 IF Elfsborg Malmö
15:00 Júnior   11' (Report) A.Svensson   12'
M.Svensson   60'
Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 7,805
Referee: Åke Andreasson (Stenungsund)

Svenska CupenEdit

Kickoff times are in CEST.

1 May 2007 Round 2 Stenungsunds IF 0 – 11 Malmö FF Stenungsund
15:00 (Report) Ofere   3', 49', 66', 83'
Pode   9'
Júnior   23', 60'
J.Andersson   42', 83'
Toivonen   73', 88'
Stadium: Nösnäsvallen
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Antti Kanerva (Olofstorp)
24 May 2007 Round 3 Landskrona BoIS 2 – 1 Malmö FF Landskrona
19:00 Dahlgren   15'
Nezirovac   39'
(Report) Høiland   89' Stadium: Landskrona IP
Attendance: 2,982
Referee: Håkan Jonasson (Helsingborg)

Non competitiveEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Match
Date
Competition or tour
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Scorers
GD
1 10 February 2007 H Stadslaget 1 - 0 Sliper 51' 1
2 17 February 2007 H HB Køge  4 - 0 Júnior 11'
Toivonen 36'
Skoog 62'
Järdler 76'
4
3 24 February 2007 H Herfølge Boldklub  0 - 1 -1
4 28 February 2007 H Östers IF 0 - 1 -1
5 3 March 2007 H Nordsjælland  2 - 1 Osmanovski 23'
Júnior 45'
1
6 7 March 2007 H Örgryte IS 4 - 0 Vinzents 30'
Skoog 49'
Nilsson 84'
Toivonen 89'
4
7 16 March 2007 Larnaca   N AGF  1 - 2 Ofere 58' -1
8 19 March 2007 Larnaca   N Örebro SK 0 - 1 -1
9 24 March 2007 H Lyn  2 - 1 Júnior 14'
Osmanovski 90'
1
10 28 March 2007 H Falkenbergs FF 2 - 0 Júnior 49'
Osmanovski 63'
2
11 1 April 2007 A Halmstads BK 1 - 0 Júnior 6' 1

Source: MFF-aren 2007. Malmö FF. 2007.
1Malmö FF goals come first.
Country's flag depict country of foreign team to that of Malmö FF.
Ground: H = Home; A = Away; N = Neutral; HR = Home replacement; AR = Away replacement; GD = Goal difference

Mid-seasonEdit

Match
Date
Competition or tour
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Scorers
GD
1 27 July 2007 A Hansa Rostock  0 - 1 -1

Source: MFF-aren 2007. Malmö FF. 2007.
1Malmö FF goals come first.
Country's flag depict country of foreign team to that of Malmö FF.
Ground: H = Home; A = Away; N = Neutral; HR = Home replacement; AR = Away replacement; GD = Goal difference