Djurgårdens IF Fotboll (women)

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 Stockholms Fotbollförbund.[2]

Djurgårdens IF
Djurgårdens IF logo.svg
Full nameDjurgården Idrottsförening Fotbollsförening
Nickname(s)Blåränderna (The Blue Stripes)
Järnkaminerna (The Iron Stoves)
Short nameDIF
Founded2003; 19 years ago (2003) as 'Djurgården/Älvsjö'
GroundStockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Capacity14,417
ChairmanLars-Erik Sjöberg
ManagerMagnus Pålsson
LeagueDamallsvenskan
20219th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

StartEdit

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]

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]

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 mergerEdit

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]

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]

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.[8]

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[10]

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.[11]

Elitettan (2012–15)Edit

In the 2012 Damallsvenskan season, Djurgården finished eleventh and was relegated to Elitettan.[12] In the late 2013, Djurgårdens IF Dam joined the men's football section of Djurgårdens IF Fotboll form having been their own section.[13]

In October 2015, Djurgårdens IF secured a promotion place to the 2016 Damallsvenskan.[14]

StadiumEdit

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 squadEdit

As of 23 June 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   SWE Ellen Andersson (On loan at Mallbackens IF)
4 DF   SWE Sanna Kullberg
5 DF   SWE Julia Walentowicz
6 DF   DEN Kamilla Karlsen
7 FW   USA Hayley Dowd
8 MF   SWE Nellie Lilja
10 MF   SWE Tilde Lindwall
11 MF   RSA Linda Motlhalo
12 MF   SWE Ebba Wieder
14 DF   SWE Sara Olai
15 GK   SWE Elvira Björklund
16 FW   SWE Stinalisa Johansson
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   SWE Sara Lilja-Vidlund
18 FW   SWE Alice Bergström
19 FW   SWE Lova Lundin
20 DF   SWE Emelie Lövgren
21 DF   GHA Portia Boakye
22 MF   SWE Tove Almqvist
24 MF   SWE Louise Hvarfner
28 MF   SWE Nea Flyborg
29 MF   SWE Nicole Ruiz Granados
30 GK   USA Kelsey Daugherty
31 MF   SWE Louise Larsson
32 DF   SWE Stella Eriksson

Former playersEdit

ManagersEdit

 
Anders Johansson managed Djurgården in the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

HonoursEdit

 
Djurgården/Älvsjö at UEFA-Women's Cup Final 2005 in Potsdam, Germany

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

CupEdit

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

EuropeanEdit

Record in UEFA competitionsEdit

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

Competition Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2004–2005 Second qualifying round   Aegina 5–0
  Athletic Bilbao 3–2
  Arsenal 0–1
Quarter-final   Umeå 1–0 2–1 a 3–1
Semi-final   Arsenal 1–0 1–1 a 2–1
Final   Turbine Potsdam 1–3 0–2 a 1–5
2005–2006 Second qualifying round   Valur Reykjavík 2–1
  Alma Almaty 3–0
  Mašinac Niš 7–0
Quarter-final   Sparta Prague 2–0 a 0–0 2–0
Semi-final   Turbine Potsdam 3–2 a 2–5 5–7

a First leg.

RecordsEdit

  • Highest attendance: 6,068 vs. Umeå IK (2003)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Stockholms Fotbollförbund – Svenskfotboll.se". Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
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  4. ^ a b "Tabeller 1989 – 1985 – Djurgårdens IF DFF – Fotboll – IdrottOnline Klubb". Djurgårdens IF – Fotboll.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b c "Tabeller 1999 – 1990 – Djurgårdens IF DFF – Fotboll – IdrottOnline Klubb". Djurgårdens IF – Fotboll. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015.
  6. ^ "En omställning som bara Umeå IK har klarat". En blogg om internationell damfotboll.
  7. ^ "Drömmen om ett starkt lag". DN.SE.
  8. ^ a b http://www.difarkivet.se/dif_sm_guld_seniorer.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  9. ^ "Andra raka guldet för Djurgården/Älvsjö". Aftonbladet.
  10. ^ "Potsdam restore German pride". UEFA.com. 1 July 2006.
  11. ^ "UEFA Women's Champions League". UEFA.com.
  12. ^ "Tyresö vann – Djurgården och AIK ute". unt.se.
  13. ^ "DIF:s damer går ihop med herrarna". stockholmdirekt.se. 29 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Djurgården uppflyttat - kan bli ensamt Stockholmslag i damallsvenskan".
  15. ^ Sveriges Radio. "Damfotboll: tränare utsedd för sammanslaget lag". sverigesradio.se.
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  17. ^ a b "Benny Persson till Djurgården/Älvsjö". DN.SE. 12 June 2005.
  18. ^ "Ny tränare för Djurgårdens damer". svt.se. 12 October 2007.
  19. ^ Tjernberg, Urban (3 November 2010). "Hammarbys och Djurgårdens fotbollsdamer får nya tränare". SvD.se.
  20. ^ "Djurgåfrden tror påf sina talanger". Tipselit. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015.
  21. ^ "Blir tränare i DIF". norrteljetidning.se. 30 October 2012.
  22. ^ "DIF Fotboll – Stark försäsong av damernas A-lag". dif.se. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015.
  23. ^ "I år ska Elin Nilsson och Djurgården ta klivet till allsvenskan". norrteljetidning.se. 11 April 2015.
  24. ^ "Yvonne Ekroth är ny tränare för Djurgården".
  25. ^ "Joel Riddez ny tränare för Djurgården".
  26. ^ "Magnus Pålsson ny tränare för damerna".

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