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Sweden women's national football team are a football team officially representing Sweden in women's football. They won the unofficial European Championships in 1984
1984 in sports
1984 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.-Alpine Skiing:* Alpine Skiing World Cup:** Men's overall season champion: Pirmin Zurbriggen, Switzerland** Women's overall season champion: Erika Hess, Switzerland...

, a success the team has not managed to repeat, it has however won one World Cup-silver (2003
2003 in sports
2003 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.-Alpine skiing:* Alpine Skiing World Cup** Men's overall season championship: Stephan Eberharter, Austria** Women's overall season championship: Janica Kostelić, Croatia-American football:...

) as well as three European Cup
UEFA Women's Championship
The UEFA European Women's Championship, also called the UEFA Women's Euro and unofficially the "European Cup", held every fourth year, is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the UEFA Confederation...

-silvers (1987
1987 in sports
1987 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.-Alpine skiing:* Alpine Skiing World Cup** Men's overall season champion: Pirmin Zurbriggen, Switzerland** Women's overall season champion: Maria Walliser, Switzerland-American football:...

, 1995
1995 in sports
1995 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.-Alpine skiing:* Alpine Skiing World Cup** Men's overall season champion: Alberto Tomba, Italy** Women's overall season champion: Vreni Schneider, Switzerland-American football:...

, 2001
2001 in sports
2001 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.-Alpine skiing:* Alpine Skiing World Cup** Men's overall season champion: Hermann Maier, Austria** Women's overall season champion: Janica Kostelić, Croatia-American football:...

). The team has participated in three Olympic Games
Olympic Games
The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate...

, four World Cups, as well as seven European Cups. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The 2003 World Cup-final was the second most watched event in Sweden that year. The top goal scorer in team history is Hanna Ljungberg
Hanna Ljungberg
Hanna Carolina Ljungberg is a Swedish football player, playing the position of forward. She plays for the club side Umeå IK and for the Swedish national football team. She debuted for Sweden, at age 17, on February 6, 1996 where Sweden won 8-0 against Spain.She is not related to Swedish male...

 with 72 goals. The player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran
Therese Sjögran
Therese Sjögran is a female midfielder for Sky Blue FC of Women's Professional Soccer and the Swedish Women's National Team. Although her club number is 11, she wears the number 15 for the national team....

, with 167. Since 2005, the team has been coached by Thomas Dennerby
Thomas Dennerby
Thomas Dennerby, born on August 13, 1959 in Enskede, is a Swedish football coach, currently heading Sweden women's national football team.Dennerby was previously a player in Hammarby IF and Spårvägens IF, as well as the national U21 team. He has also worked as a police officer...

.

After winning the 2 qualifying matches against Denmark
Denmark women's national football team
The Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association .-World Cup:*1970 : Winner *1971 : Winner...

 for the Beijing 2008 Olympics
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 August to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate...

, the Swedish Olympic Committee approved of record increases in investments for the women's team. The new budget granted over a million SEK
Swedish krona
The krona has been the currency of Sweden since 1873. Both the ISO code "SEK" and currency sign "kr" are in common use; the former precedes or follows the value, the latter usually follows it, but especially in the past, it sometimes preceded the value...

 (about 150,000 USD) for the team and 150,000 SEK (about 25,000 USD) per player for developing physical fitness. The new grants are almost a 100% increase of the 2005 and 2006 season funds.

Competitive record


In 1971 and 1978 an unofficial world championship for women was held, Sweden also ended 3rd in the unofficial UEFA Women's Championship held in 1979.

World Cup

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1991 Third Place 3 6 4 0 2 18 7
  1995 Quarter finals
4 2 0 2 6 4
  1999 Quarter finals
4 2 0 2 7 6
  2003 Runners-up 2 5 4 0 2 10 7
  2007 Group Stage
3 1 1 1 3 4
  2011 Third Place 3 6 5 0 1 10 5
Total 6/6
28 18 1 10 53 31

European Championship

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
   1984
1984 European Competition for Women's Football
The 1984 European Competition for Women's Football was won by Sweden on penalties against England. It comprised four qualifying groups, and the winner of each went through to the semi-finals which were played over two legs, home and away...

Champion 4 3 0 1 6 4
  1987
1987 European Competition for Women's Football
The 1987 European Competition for Women's Football took place in Norway. It was won by the hosts in a final against defending champions Sweden. Once again, the competition began with four qualifying groups, but this time a host nation was selected for the semi-final stage onwards after the four...

Runners-up 2 1 0 1 4 4
  1989
1989 European Competition for Women's Football
The 1989 European Competition for Women's Football took place in West Germany. It was won by the hosts in a final against defending champions Norway...

Third Place 2 1 0 1 3 3
  1991 Did Not Qualify
  1993 Quarter finals 1 0 0 1 2 3
  1995 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 12 10
   1997 Semifinals 4 3 0 1 6 2
  2001 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 7 4
  2005 Semifinals 4 1 2 1 4 4
  2009 Quarter finals 4 2 1 1 7 4
  2013
UEFA Women's Euro 2013
The 2013 UEFA Women's Championship, or just Women's Euro 2013, will be held in Sweden from 10 July to 28 July, 2013.- Bids :Candidates of European national associations of staging UEFA Women's Euro 2013 were...

TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9/10 29 16 3 10 51 38

Olympic Games

  • 1996 – 1st round
  • 2000 – Quarter finals
  • 2004
    Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament
    -Seeding:-Group E:---------Group F:---------Group G:---------------------Knockout stage:-Quarter finals:-------------Semi finals:-----Bronze medal match:-Final:-Medalists:...

     – 4th place
  • 2008 – Quarter finals
  • 2012
    Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics
    Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in London and several other cities in the United Kingdom, from 25 July to 11 August. The finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA are invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23...

     – Qualified

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks
Penalty shootout (football)
A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Current squad


On 30 May 2011, Dennerby announced the 21-player squad for the 2011 World Cup.

Coaches

  • 1973 : Christer Molander
  • 1974–76 : Hasse Karlsson
  • 1977–78 : Tord Grip
    Tord Grip
    Tord Grip is a Swedish football manager. Prior to England's exit in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was one of Sven-Göran Eriksson's assistant coaches of the English national football team....

  • 1979 : Ulf Bergquist
  • 1980–87 : Ulf Lyfors
  • 1988–91 : Gunilla Paijkull
  • 1992–96 : Bengt Simonsson
  • 1996–2005 : Marika Domanski-Lyfors
  • 2005– : Thomas Dennerby
    Thomas Dennerby
    Thomas Dennerby, born on August 13, 1959 in Enskede, is a Swedish football coach, currently heading Sweden women's national football team.Dennerby was previously a player in Hammarby IF and Spårvägens IF, as well as the national U21 team. He has also worked as a police officer...


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