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Piteå Idrottsförening, commonly known as Piteå IF, is a Swedish football club located in Piteå that currently competes in Sweden's top-division women's league, Damallsvenskan.

Piteå IF
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Full namePiteå Idrottsförening
Founded1985; 34 years ago (1985)
GroundLF Arena
Piteå
Sweden
Capacity3,950
ChairmanBerndt Siljemark
CoachStellan Carlsson
LeagueDamallsvenskan
20181st
WebsiteClub website

In 2018, they won the Swedish national Championship for the first time.[1]

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HistoryEdit

The sports club was formed on 24 May 1918 but did not take up men's football until 1920 when they united with their local rival club IFK Piteå, which then was dissolved. The women's team was founded in 1985. Piteå IF's female section is currently playing in the highest league, Damallsvenskan, which it reached for the first time in 2009.[2]

The club has one of the largest football youth academies in the county of Norrbotten and is one of two clubs who arrange the large international youth soccer cup, the Piteå Summer Games.[3]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 December 2018[4][5]

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 Moa Öhman
2   DF Lena Blomkvist
3   DF Linnea Selberg
4   MF Josefin Johansson (captain)
6   DF Moa Similä
7   MF Linn Viklund
8   MF Julia Karlernäs
9   FW Madelen Janogy
10   FW Andrea Norheim
11   FW Cecilia Edlund
14   DF Faith Ikidi
No. Position Player
15   MF Ellen Löfkvist
16   FW Johanna Antti
17   MF Selina Henriksson
18   MF Nina Jakobsson
19   MF Elin Bragnum
20   DF Emelie Lövgren
21   DF Ronja Aronsson
23   DF June Pedersen
25   GK Cajsa Andersson
44   MF Jocelyn Blankenship

Former playersEdit

StadiumEdit

The club plays their home matches at LF Arena.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jens Kärrman (27 October 2018). "Piteå tog första guldet efter dramatik" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Piteå IF". Damfotboll. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Pitea Summer Games 2015". International Sports Entertainment Agency. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Truppen" (in Swedish). Piteå IF. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ "2017 Piteå IF" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 26 April 2016.

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