The Swedish FA - General Information

Facts & Figures

  • 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 (co-founder of FIFA)
  • Clubs: 2,865 with a total of 1,054,240 members [2020]
  • Registered players: 323,424 (over 15 years of age), of which 86,281 are women [2020]
  • Registered futsal players: 167,434 (over 15 years of age), of which 50,532 are women [2020]
  • Inter-company football: 8,700 teams with 104,000 players
  • Seniors referees: 3,956, of which 350 are women [2020]
  • Full size pitches: 2,673 natural turf, 830 artificial, 6 hybrid and 204 gravel [2020].
  • 87 indoor arenas (twelve full-size with artificial turf) [2020].
  • International Team Colours: Yellow-blue-yellow
  • National Arena Men's Team: Friends Arena in Solna, capacity 50,000, inaugurated November 2012. (Prior to that: Råsunda Stadium in Solna, capacity 36,100, inaugurated 1937.)
  • National Arena Women's Team: Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg, capacity 16,596, inaugurated April 2009.
  • Attendance record: 52,943 (Sweden-West Germany 26.9 1965 at Råsunda) For women's nat. team: 25,882 (Sweden - Germany 6.4 2019 at Friends Arena)
  • 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 & 2019, Olympic runners-up 2016 & 2021, European Championship winners 1984, EC runners-up 1987, 1995 & 2001, EC third 1989, EC semifinalist 2013.
  • World Cup participation men: 1934, '38, '50, '58, '70, '74, '78, '90, '94, 2002, '06, '18.
  • World Cup participation women: 1991, '95, '99, 2003, '07, '11, '15, '19.
  • European Championships participation men: 1992, 2000, '04, '08, '12, '16, '20.
  • European Championships participation women: 1984, '87, '89, '91, '93, '95, '97, 2001, '05, '09, '13, '17.
  • Olympic participation men: 1908, '12, '20, '24, '36, '48, '52, '88, '92, 2016.
  • Olympic participation women: 1996, 2000, '04, '08, '12, '16, '20.
  • Most internationals: Anders Svensson 148 (1999-2013) & Caroline Seger 215 (2005-)
  • Most international goals: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 62 (2001-) and Lotta Schelin 88 (2004-17).

Board 2021

  • President: Karl-Erik Nilsson (since March 23rd 2012)
  • Vice president: Bert Andersson.
  • Board Members: Nina Lindström, Lena Wallgren, Annika Grälls, Jens T. Andersson and Suzanne Hällström.
  • General Secretary: Håkan Sjöstrand.

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