Welcome!

...to the official web site of the Swedish Football Association.

The English section is constructed as a framework of pages with general information on Swedish football and some guidance to the more detailed information on the football competition in Sweden. In the latter case we have tried to supply the (Swedish) pages with explaining notes to make it comprehensible to a non-Scandinavian. Since the code of football is global we hope that you will find this useful.

Clic your way through the pages with the help of the links in the left column. When selecting one of the links more sub-sections will be displayed further down in the same list.

The Swedish Football Association

  • Address: Box 1216, SE-171 23 Solna, Sweden
  • Telephone: +46-8-735 09 00
  • Telefax: +46-8-735 09 01
  • E-mail: svff@svenskfotboll.se
  • Founded: 1904
  • Clubs: 3,189 with a total of more than 1 Million members [2013]
  • Registered players: 336,215 (over 15 years of age), of which 89,362 are women [2013]
  • Inter-company football: 8,700 teams with 104,000 players
  • Seniors referees: 4,260, of which 253 are women [2011]
  • Education: 20,000 individuals in training programs annually (leadership and coaching)
  • Pitches: 5,789 (of which 3,950 grass, 1.310 gravel and 529 artificial turf pitches)
  • International Team Colours: Yellow-blue-yellow
  • National Arena: Friends Arena, capacity 50,000, inaugurated November 2012.
    (Prior to that: Råsunda Stadium, capacity 36,100, inaugurated 1937.
  • Attendance record: 52,943 (Sweden-West Germany 26.9 1965 at Råsunda)
    For women's nat. team: 20,302 (Sweden - Switzerland 8.5 2002 at Råsunda)
  • International Honours Men: WC runners-up 1958, WC third 1950 & 1994, Olympic winners 1948, Olympic third 1924 & 1952, European Championship semifinalist 1992
  • International Honours women: WC runners-up 2003, WC third 1991 & 2011, EC winners 1984, EC runners-up 1987, 1995 & 2001, EC third 1989
  • World Cup participation men: 1934, '38, '50, '58, '70, '74, '78, '90, '94, 2002, '06
  • World Cup participation women: 1991, '95, '99, 2003, '07, '11
  • European Championships participation men: 1992, 2000, '04, '08, '12
  • European Championships participation women: 1984, '87, '89, '91, '93, '95, '97, 2001, '05, '09, '13
  • Olympic participation men: 1908, '12, '20, '24, '36, '48, '52, '88, '92
  • Olympic participation women: 1996, 2000, '04, '08, '12
  • Most internationals: Anders Svensson 148 (1999-2013)
    & Therese Sjögran 187 (as of Nov 2013) (1997--)
  • Most international goals: Sven Rydell 49 (1923-32)
    Hanna Ljungberg 72 (1996-2008).
  • President: Karl-Erik Nilsson (since March 23rd 2012)
    Vice presidents: Rose-Marie Frebran and Jörgen Eriksson
  • Board Members: Kenneth Håkansson, Anneli Larsson, Bert Andersson, Per Darnell.
  • General Secretary: Mikael Santoft