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Fridolina Rolfö (born 24 November 1993) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a forward for Frauen-Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg. She is a member of the Swedish national team.[2]

Fridolina Rolfö
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Rolfö in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Kungsbacka, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 14
Youth career
IFK Fjärås
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Tölö IF
2011–2013 Jitex 59 (16)
2014–2016 Linköpings FC 51 (16)
2017–2019 Bayern Munich 40 (18)
2019– VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
National team
2011–12 Sweden U19 15 (3)
2015– Sweden 37 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:50, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

After joining from Tölö IF, Rolfö scored nine league goals for Jitex BK in her debut Damallsvenskan season, 2011. Her favoured position was on the right wing, so she could cut inside and shoot with her strong left foot.[3] She was named the 2011 Women's Junior Player of the Year by Göteborgs-Posten,[4]

Rolfö signed for Linköpings FC in 2014 and scored a hat-trick on her UEFA Women's Champions League debut against English champions Liverpool.[5]

In November 2016, it was announced that Rolfö would sign for current Frauen-Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich. She signed an 18-month contract, starting from 1 January 2017.[6] In each of her three seasons in Germany FC Bayern Munich finished runners up to VFL Wolfsburg in the League.[7][circular reference]

In May 2019, current Frauen-Bundesliga champions VFL Wolfsburg announced the signing of Rolfö to a two-year contract.[8]

International careerEdit

Rolfö played for Sweden under-19 international[9] team at the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. She helped Sweden win the competition by defeating Spain 1–0 in extra time.[10]

Rolfö's club form with Linköpings caught the eye of national team coach Pia Sundhage, who promptly handed Rolfö a debut cap in Sweden's 2–1 friendly defeat by Germany at Behrn Arena on 29 October 2014. In her five-minute substitute appearance she almost scored but was denied by German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer.[11]

Rolfö played in the 2016 Olympics helping Sweden to a silver medal after losing in the final to Germany.[1] Rolfö did not feature in the 2–1 loss in Rio.

In June 2019 Rolfö scored her first goal in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in a 5–1 win over Thailand.[12]

HonoursEdit

Linköpings FC
Sweden
Sweden U19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fridolina Rolfo Archived 2016-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ Statistics in the SFA's website
  3. ^ Sköld, Johan (8 April 2012). "Fridolina – bara bättre och bättre" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. ^ Fridolina Rolfo. nbcolympics.com
  5. ^ "Rolfö rolls Liverpool over, Wolfsburg hold nerve". UEFA. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. ^ "FCB-Frauen verpflichten Fridolina Rolfö" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Frauen-Bundesliga – Wikipedia". en.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  8. ^ "Rolfö joins She-Wolves". Rolfö joins She-Wolves. 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  9. ^ Profile in UEFA's website
  10. ^ "Sweden U19 vs. Spain U19 – 14 July 2012 – Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  11. ^ Hilmersson, Eric (29 October 2014). "Schelin blev tidernas bästa målskytt" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Sweden book place in last 16 of World Cup as Thailand endure another rout". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

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