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Football in Stockholm

Location of Greater Stockholm teams of the national league system.
Red pog.svg Red: Allsvenskan; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Superettan; Orange pog.svg Blue: Division 1 Norra; Blue pog.svg Blue: Division 2 Norra Svealand; Green pog.svg Green: Division 2 Södra Svealand; Purple pog.svg Purple: Division 3 Östra Svealand; Pink pog.svg Pink: Division 3 Södra Svealand.

Football in Stockholm organises about 60,000 players[1] and is governed by Stockholm Football Association since 1917. Stockholm has several of Sweden's leading football clubs, and the city is home to 39 teams in the national league system and more than 100 amateur leagues regulated by the Stockholm Football Association. At the moment there are three Stockholm teams in the first-tier Allsvenskan, four in the second-tier Superettan, four in the third-tier Division 1.

Stockholm's most successful teams are AIK and Djurgårdens IF, with eleven national championship golds. Hammarby IF has one national championship gold, which was won in 2001. AIK played their first national championship final in 1898 Svenska Mästerskapet.[2]

Friends Arena in Solna, is the national stadium of Sweden national football team and the largest stadium in Sweden. It is also home ground to AIK. Tele2 Arena is the home ground for both Hammarby IF and Djurgårdens IF since 2013. The old ground of AIK was called Råsunda Stadium and was active up until 2012. Djurgårdens IF played at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium until 2013 and Hammarby IF had their home games at Söderstadion until 2013.


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HistoryEdit

 
AIK squad of 1900.

AIK started a football department in 1896 and played in the 1898 Svenska Mästerskapet final, which they lost to Örgryte IS of Gothenburg.[3] In 1899, AIK played Djurgårdens IF, in their first match, which ended 2–1 to AIK on Ladugårdsgärdet.[4] Their rivalry later became Tvillingderbyt.

Football in Stockholm was early organised into leagues and in the 1902 season AIK, AIK II, Djurgårdens IF, IF Sleipner, IF Swithiod, Norrmalms SK, and Östermalms SK played in the Svenska Bollspelsförbundets första serie that Djurgården won.[5]

In the 1924–25 season, AIK and Hammarby IF participated in the first Allsvenskan. Later also Westermalms IF (debut in 1926–27), Djurgårdens IF (debut in 1927–28), Reymersholms IK (debut in 1941–42), Assyriska Föreningen (debut in 2005), IF Brommapojkarna (debut in 2007) and Syrianska FC (debut in 2011) have participated in Allsvenskan.

In 2001, three Stockholm teams ended top-three in Swedish top-tier Allsvenskan, Hammarby IF won, Djurgårdens IF Fotboll finished second and AIK finished third.

TeamsEdit

Most successful teamsEdit

Team Swedish champions Svenska Cupen Supercupen Domestic total
AIK 11 8 1 19
Djurgårdens IF 11 4 0 15
Hammarby IF 1 0 0 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Football department in 1896.
  2. ^ Football department in 1899.
  3. ^ Football department in 1915.
  4. ^ as Arameiska-Syrianska KIF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.stff.se/om-stff/fakta/
  2. ^ Alsiö, Martin; Frantz, Alf; Lindahl, Jimmy; et al., eds. (2004). 100 år: Svenska fotbollförbundets jubileumsbok 1904-2004, del 2: statistiken. Vällingby: Stroemberg Media Group. ISBN 91-86184-59-8. 
  3. ^ Cederquist, Jonas (2010). Stockholms fotbollshistoria 1880–2010 [History of Football in Stockholm 1880–2010] (in Swedish). Stockholmia förlag. ISBN 978-91-7031-222-9. 
  4. ^ Cederquist, Jonas (2010). Stockholms fotbollshistoria 1880–2010 [History of Football in Stockholm 1880–2010] (in Swedish). Stockholmia förlag. ISBN 978-91-7031-222-9. 
  5. ^ Cederquist, Jonas (2010). Stockholms fotbollshistoria 1880–2010 [History of Football in Stockholm 1880–2010] (in Swedish). Stockholmia förlag. ISBN 978-91-7031-222-9.