Sweden

The founding of Malmö FF

This day in football history On 24 February 1910, a group of 19 footballers founded Malmö FF. They have since become Sweden’s most decorated club, with a silverware cabinet that includes a record 18 Swedish championships. It took the club 34 years to win their first title, but it kick-started one of their most successful periods. …

I got relegated

This is what it’s like for a player (hint: 1/10 would not do again) That’s me on the right Fans of all ages were crying and consoling each other in the stands. Just five years ago, in 2011, they had watched our club, Helsingborgs IF, win the domestic treble. We were the first Swedish club in history …

Gefle IF celebrate win with their one traveling fan

Sometimes being alone isn’t so lonely (@awaydays_) One Gefle IF supporter, identified only as Peter, was devoted enough to make the journey from Gävle, Sweden to Kalmar — a six-hour drive each way—for the club’s Allsvenskan match against Kalmar FF despite the team being winless since August. His loyalty was rewarded with a 1–0 win and the …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes home in international farewell Volvo film

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5SRQUxdNppg Sweden’s 1–0 loss to Belguim in their final Euro 2016 group-stage match marked the end of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career. So to commemorate the occasion, Volvo has somehow already released a tender farewell video starring one of their nation’s greatest ever footballers and his family. The film starts with a reenactment of the very …

Amateur footballer sent off for provocative farting

Adam Lindin Ljungkvist A player in Sweden’s seventh division was sent off for farting during a match. And as strange as that sounds, it kind of makes complete sense once you’ve taken a look at the picture above. From the Guardian: Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, who was playing at left-back in the match between Järna SK’s …