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Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC (sponsored by Kopparbergs brewery) is an association football club from Gothenburg, Sweden. The club was established in 1970 under the name Landvetters IF. In 2004 the team moved from Landvetter, a Gothenburg suburb, into Gothenburg city and changed its name accordingly. The team has played nine seasons in the Women's Premier Division (Damallsvenskan), but has not yet won a championship gold medal.[1]

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
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Full nameKopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Nickname(s)Göteborg FC
KGFC
Founded1970
GroundValhalla IP,
Gothenburg
Capacity4,000
ChairmanPeter Bronsman
ManagerMarcus Lantz
LeagueDamallsvenskan

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC play their home games at Valhalla IP stadium in Gothenburg. The team colours are blue, white and black.

Veteran Bo Falk was the coach of the team from 1999 until 2004. From 2005 until 2007, the coach was Martin Pringle.[2] He was replaced by Torbjörn Nilsson for the 2008 season.

Among the club's recent stars are Sweden internationals Jessica Landström, twins Kristin and Marie Hammarström, Jane Törnqvist, Johanna Almgren, and U.S. international Yael Averbuch. Other notable players who have represented the club in the past include Americans Hope Solo and Christen Press and Sweden's Lotta Schelin and Kristin Bengtsson.

In the 2010 Damallsvenskan season, the team finished as runners-up and qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round. In 2011 they won the Swedish Cup on a penalty shootout over Tyresö and they retained the trophy in 2012, beating Tyresö in the final again.[3]

Current squadEdit

As of 9 April 2019[4]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Loes Geurts
2   DF Catrine Johansson
3   DF Beata Kollmats (captain)
4   DF Taylor Leach
5   DF Emma Koivisto
6   MF Julia Roddar
7   DF Emma Pennsäter
8   MF Vilde Bøe Risa
9   MF Filippa Curmark
10   MF Elin Rubensson
No. Position Player
11   FW Pauline Hammarlund
13   GK Jennifer Falk
14   MF Natalia Kuikka
15   FW Julia Zigiotti Olme
16   FW Karin Lundin
17   FW Amanda Johnsson Haahr
18   MF Hanna Andersson
20   DF Felicia de Feo
21   FW Rebecka Blomqvist
19   MF Evelyn Ijeh

HonoursEdit

 
Winning the Supercupen in April 2013

Record in UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Kopparbergs/Göteborg's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2011–2012 Round of 32   Osijek 4–0 a 7–0 11–0
Round of 16   Fortuna Hjørring 1–0 a 3–2 4–2
Quarter-final   Arsenal 1–3 a 1–0 2–3
2012–2013 Round of 32   Spartak Subotica 1–0 a 3–0 4–0
Round of 16   Fortuna Hjørring 1–1 a 3–2 4–3
Quarter-final   Juvisy 0–1 a 1–3 1–4
2019–2020 Round of 32   Bayern Munich 1–0 1–2a 2–2

a First leg.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kopparbergs Göteborg FC". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Lottas förre tränare om hennes framsteg". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). 12 July 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ Garin, Erik (27 June 2013). "Sweden – List of Women Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Player squad 2019". www.goteborgfc.se. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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