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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: 2,997 with a total of more than 1 Million members [2017]
  • Registered players: 359,726 (over 15 years of age), of which 91,780 are women [2017]
  • Registered futsal players: 171,924 (over 15 years of age), of which 50,989 are women [2017]
  • Inter-company football: 8,700 teams with 104,000 players
  • Seniors referees: 3,663, of which 183 are women [2017]
  • Pitches: 2,562 natural turf, 997 artificial, 81 indoor arenas (seven full-size) [2017].
  • 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: 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, Olympic runners-up 2016, 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.
  • European Championships participation men: 1992, 2000, '04, '08, '12, '16.
  • 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
  • Most internationals: Anders Svensson 148 (1999-2013) & Therese Sjögran 214 (1997-2015)
  • Most international goals: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 62 (2001-16) and Lotta Schelin 88 (2004-17).

Board

  • President: Karl-Erik Nilsson (since March 23rd 2012)
  • Vice presidents: Jörgen Eriksson and Lars Christer Olsson.
  • Board Members: Bert Andersson, Rose-Marie Frebran, Annica Grälls, Anette Karhu.
  • General Secretary: Håkan Sjöstrand.

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