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Swedish Football Association

Swedish Football Association
UEFA
Association crest
Founded 1904
Headquarters Solna
FIFA affiliation 1904
UEFA affiliation 1954
President Karl-Erik Nilsson
Website svenskfotboll.se
A Malmö Aviation aircraft displaying the Svenska Fotbollförbundet logo.
Sweden's first national football team, from left Thor Eriksson, Gustaf Bergström, Karl Gustafsson, Nils Andersson, Ove Erickson, Thodde Malm, Erik Börjesson, Kalle Ansén, Sven Olsson, Erik Bergström and Hans Lindman (1908)
Allsvenskan match between GAIS and Malmö FF in 2006

The Swedish Football Association (football leagues — Allsvenskan for men and Damallsvenskan for women — and the men's and women's national teams. It is based in Solna and is a founding member of both FIFA and UEFA. SvFF is supported by 24 district organisations.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Early history 2
  • Competitions 3
    • Men's football 3.1
    • Women's football 3.2
    • Junior 3.3
    • Cups 3.4
  • National teams 4
    • Men's 4.1
    • Men's U21 4.2
    • Men's U19 4.3
    • Men's U17 4.4
    • Women's 4.5
    • Women's U19 4.6
    • Women's U17 4.7
  • District Football Associations 5
  • Footnotes 6
  • External links 7

Background

Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)(English:Swedish Football Association) was founded on 18 December 1904 and is the sports federation responsible for the promotion and administration of organised football in Sweden and also represents the country outside of Sweden. SvFF is affiliated to the Swedish Sports Confederation (RF) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

Karl-Erik Nilsson has been the President since 2012. In 2009 there were 3,359 clubs affiliated to the Svenska Fotbollförbundet with a total of more than a million members, of whom about 500,000 were active players. Together, they accounted for almost one third of the total Swedish sports movement activities.[1]

SvFF administers the Swedish men's respectively women's national football teams, other football teams and

  • Swedish Football Association (official website)
  • Svenska Fotbollslandslagen Facebook
  • Sweden at FIFA site
  • Sweden at UEFA site

External links

  1. ^ "The Swedish FA – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Swedish Football of Today – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Swedish Football of Today – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Swedish Football of Today – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  5. ^ "Milestones of Swedish Football – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Milestones of Swedish Football – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  7. ^ "The Swedish League System – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-10. 

Footnotes

The 24 district organisations are as follows:[8]

Swedish football is built on a single pyramid league system. While the SvFF administers the top leagues, the 24 district or regional associations administers youth football and the lower tier leagues from Division 4 (men) and Division 3 (women), respectively, and further below.[7]

District Football Associations

Year Round Position GP W D L
2013 Runner-up 2nd 2 0 1 1
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

Women's U17

Year Round Position GP W D L
1998 Semi-final 3rd 4 3 0 1
1999 Champion 1st 3 2 0 1
2000 Third place 3rd 3 1 1 1
2002 Group stage 8th 3 0 1 2
2000 Semi-final 3rd 4 1 2 1
2006 Group stage 5th 3 0 3 0
2008 Semi-final 4th 4 1 2 1
2009 Runner-up 2nd 5 3 2 1
2012 Champion 1st 5 4 1 0
2013 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2
2014 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2
2015 Qualified
UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
Year Round Position GP W D L
2010 Quarter-final 6th 4 2 1 1
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Women's U19

Year Round Position GP W D L
1984 Champion 1st 4 3 0 1
1987 Runner-up 2nd 2 1 0 1
1989 Third place 3rd 2 1 0 1
1995 Runner-up 2nd 3 2 0 1
1997 Semi-final 3rd 4 3 0 1
2001 Runner-up 2nd 5 3 0 2
2005 Semi-finals 3rd 4 1 2 1
2009 Quarter-final 5th 4 2 1 1
2013 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 1 1
UEFA Women's Championship
Year Round Position GP W D L
1991 Third place 3rd 6 4 0 2
1995 Quarter-final 5th 4 2 0 2
1999 Quarter-final 6th 4 2 0 2
2003 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2
2007 Group stage 11th 3 1 1 1
2011 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1
2015 Round of 16 16th 4 0 3 1
FIFA Women's World Cup

Women's

Year Round Position GP W D L
2013 Semi-final 3rd 4 1 3 0
UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship
Year Round Position GP W D L
2013 Third place 3rd 7 4 1 2
FIFA U-17 World Cup

Men's U17

Year Round Position GP W D L
1991 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2
FIFA U-20 World Cup

Men's U19

Year Round Position GP W D L
1986 Quarter-final 5th 2 0 1 1
1990 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1
1992 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2
1998 Quarter-final 6th 3 1 0 2
2004 Fourth place 4th 5 3 1 1
2009 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1
2015 Champions 1st 5 2 2 1
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Men's U21

Year Round Position GP W D L
1992 Semi-final 4th 4 2 1 1
2000 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2
2004 Quarter-final 7th 4 1 3 0
2008 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2
2012 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2
UEFA European Football Championship
Year Round Position GP W D L
1934 Quarter-final 8th 2 1 0 1
1938 Fourth place 4th 3 1 0 2
1950 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2
1958 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1
1970 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1
1974 Group stage 2 5th 6 2 2 2
1978 Group stage 1 13th 3 0 1 2
1990 Group stage 21st 3 0 0 3
1994 Third place 3rd 7 3 3 1
2002 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1
2006 Round of 16 14th 4 1 2 1
FIFA World Cup

Men's

Swedish national teams has participated in the following finals.

National teams

Cups

Junior

Women's football

Men's football

Svenska Fotbollförbundet is responsible for organising the following competitions:

Swedish Football
Women's League Structure

Damallsvenskan (Tier 1)
Elitettan (Tier 2)
Women's Division 1 (Tier 3)
Women's Division 2 (Tier 4)
Women's Division 3 (Tier 5)
Women's Division 4 (Tier 6)
Women's Division 5 (Tier 7)
Women's Division 6 (Tier 8)

Swedish Football
League Structure

Allsvenskan (Tier 1)
Superettan (Tier 2)
Division 1 (Tier 3)
Division 2 (Tier 4)
Division 3 (Tier 5)
Division 4 (Tier 6)
Division 5 (Tier 7)
Division 6 (Tier 8)
Division 7 (Tier 9)
Division 8 (Tier 10)

Competitions

In 1906 the name Svenska Fotbollförbundet (Swedish Football Association) was officially accepted and the following year SvFF was officially voted into FIFA. On 12 July 1908, Sweden's first international match was played in which Norway were defeated 11–3 in Gothenburg. However the Olympics were a disappointment for Sweden, losing 1–12 to England and 0–2 to the Netherlands.[6]

The first Swedish national football championship was played in 1896 but it was 7 years later in 1903 that the bandy at that time and not ice hockey or field hockey). In 1904 Sweden was one of 7 nations that founded FIFA.[5]

Early history

SvFF had a turnover 2008 of 554 MSEK.[4]

The Swedish Football Association Football Gala is held annually in November since 2005. It includes the award for the best male player (Guldbollen) and female players (Diamantbollen).

Since 1999 SvFF has been the sole owner of Sweden's national stadium, the Råsunda Stadium in Solna. The national arena also houses the SvFF. In 2012 a new 50,000 seated National Stadium ('Swedbank Arena') was completed. The new venue is also situated in Solna, not far from the present one.[3]

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