Malmö FF (Women)

Malmö Fotbollförening, commonly known as Malmö FF, Malmö, or MFF, are a women's association football team from Malmö, who compete in Division 3 Skåne Sydvästra, the 5th level of women's football in Sweden.[2] Formed on 26 November 2019 and affiliated with the Scania Football Association, Malmö FF are based in Malmö, Scania, although the ground where the team will play their matches is still undecided.[3]

Malmö FF
Full nameMalmö Fotbollförening
Nickname(s)Di blåe (Scanian: The Blue Ones)[1]
Himmelsblått (Sky Blue)[1]
Short nameMFF
Founded7 September 1970; 51 years ago (1970-09-07) as Malmö FF Dam
26 November 2019; 2 years ago (2019-11-26) as Malmö FF
GroundEleda Stadion, Malmö
Capacity22,500
PresidentAnders Pålsson
Head coachFredrik Jahnfors
LeagueDivision 3 Skåne Sydvästra
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

On 7 September 1970 the board of Malmö FF took the decision to start a women's team as part of the main club. The team was called Malmö FF Dam – the word dam meaning lady – to distinguish the team from the men's division of the same club. In 1986 the club won the Swedish Women's Football Division 1 for the first time. The Division 1 was Sweden's highest division until 1988 when the Damallsvenskan was formed. It took three seasons for the club to win the newly formed Damallsvenskan in 1990 and more success followed in 1991, 1993 and 1994. Malmö FF Dam would then finish as runners-up for seven consecutive seasons (from 1996 to 2002). In April 2007, Malmö FF Dam started a rebranding of the team, including a new team name, jerseys, and logo. The team was renamed LdB FC Malmö on 11 April 2007. This meant that the club fully withdrew from Malmö FF and became a club of its own. That club is now known as FC Rosengård.

On 26 November 2019, an extraordinary annual members meeting of Malmö FF voted in favour of reintroducing a women's section. A merger with IF Limhamn Bunkeflo was rejected and it was decided that the new club would apply for a place at the lowest level of women's football in Sweden, Division 4 Skåne Sydvästra, for the 2020 season. Subsequently, a head coach was hired and eighteen players were recruited, many of them from levels as high as Division 1, the third level of the league system.

Current squadEdit

As of 29 August 2020.[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SWE Emma Svensson
2 DF   SWE Beatrice Andersson
3 MF   SWE Caroline Williamsdotter
4 DF   SWE Ida Hansson
5 MF   SWE Stina Stadig
6 MF   SWE Malin Gunnarsson
7 MF   SWE Cornelia Lindgren
8 FW   SWE Andrea Sjögren
9 FW   SWE Madeleine Hejde
10 FW   SWE Melina Skarström
11 DF   SWE Lovisa Wifvesson
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF   SWE Annelie Nilsson
14 DF   SWE Martina Sutalo
15 MF   SWE Elvira Ramel
16 GK   SWE Helena Ivarsson
17 DF   SWE Johanna Fredriksson
18 FW   SWE Anna Hellsten
19 DF   SWE Josefine Carlsson
20 DF   SWE Saga Fredriksson
21 DF   SWE Elin Björklund
22 MF   SWE Rebecka Holm
33 FW   SWE Emelie Erlandsson

ManagementEdit

OrganisationEdit

As of 8 December 2020[5][6]

Name Role
  Anders Pålsson President
  Niclas Carlnén Chief executive officer
  Pontus Hansson Secretary
  Daniel Andersson Sporting director
  Anne-Maj Jansson Sporting assistant
  Per Ågren Sporting director youth

Technical staffEdit

As of 8 January 2020[4]

Name Role
  Fredrik Jahnfors Head coach
  Emelie Erlandsson Assistant coaches
  Anders Nilsson
  Emelie Karlström Goalkeeping coach

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Törner, 2005, pp. 42.
  2. ^ "Fakta" [Facts]. mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar" [Contact information and competitions]. skaneboll.se (in Swedish). Skånes Fotbollförbund. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b "A-lag Dam" [First team squad]. mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Styrelse och valberedning". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Contact". mff.se. Malmö FF. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

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