Diamantbollen

Diamantbollen, Swedish for the Diamond Ball, an annual award for Sweden's best female football player. The award is currently awarded by the Swedish Football Association and Sydsvenskans newspaper, in conjunction with its male equivalent, Guldbollen.

Diamantbollen
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Lotta Schelin receiving the Diamantbollen Award of 2006
Awarded forassociation football award
CountrySweden
Presented bySwedish Football Association, Sydsvenskan

Diamantbollen was first awarded in 1990 in cooperation between the Swedish Football Association and the newspaper Arbetet until 2000. Since 2001, the awards has been awarded by the Swedish Football Association and Sydsvenskan.[1] The precursor of this award, "Årets fotbollstjej" ("Soccer Girl of the Year"), was awarded by the Swedish Football Association and Dagens Nyheter from 1980 to 1989.[2]

Since 2002, the recipient of the award has received a blown crystal structure designed by Melanie Rydoff. The award is in the shape of a kernel with smooth concave top. At the top of the award, there is a silver leaf. The logo and player name are made by calligrapher Gun Larson.[3]

WinnersEdit

Årets fotbollstjej awardEdit

DiamantbollenEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diamantbollen". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 December 2011. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Diamantbollen" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Diamantbollen" (in Swedish). Melanierydoff.se. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  4. ^ Diamantbollen