Fridolina Rolfö

Fridolina Rolfö (born 24 November 1993) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a forward for Frauen-Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg. She is a member of the Swedish national team.[2]

Fridolina Rolfö
Sweden - Denmark, 8 April 2015 (16465110944)
Rolfö in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth 24 November 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Kungsbacka, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 14
Youth career
IFK Fjärås
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Tölö IF
2011–2013 Jitex 59 (16)
2014–2016 Linköpings FC 51 (16)
2017–2019 Bayern Munich 40 (18)
2019- VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
National team
2011-12 Sweden U19 15 (3)
2015– Sweden 37 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:50, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Club career

After joining from Tölö IF, Rolfö scored nine league goals for Jitex BK in her debut Damallsvenskan season, 2011. Her favoured position was on the right wing, so she could cut inside and shoot with her strong left foot.[3] She was named the 2011 Women's Junior Player of the Year by Göteborgs-Posten,[4]

Rolfö signed for Linköpings FC in 2014 and scored a hat-trick on her UEFA Women's Champions League debut against English champions Liverpool.[5]

In November 2016, it was announced that Rolfö would sign for current Frauen-Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich. She signed an 18-month contract, starting from 1 January 2017.[6] In each of her three seasons in Germany FC Bayern Munich finished runners up to VFL Wolfsburg in the League.[7]

In May 2019, current Frauen-Bundesliga champions VFL Wolfsburg announced the signing of Rolfö to a two-year contract.[8]

International career

Rolfö played for Sweden under-19 international[9] team at the 2011-12 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. She helped Sweden win the competition by defeating Spain 1–0 in extra time.[10]

Rolfö's club form with Linköpings caught the eye of national team coach Pia Sundhage, who promptly handed Rolfö a debut cap in Sweden's 2–1 friendly defeat by Germany at Behrn Arena on 29 October 2014. In her five-minute substitute appearance she almost scored but was denied by German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer.[11]

Rolfö played in the 2016 Olympics helping Sweden to a silver medal after losing in the final to Germany.[1] Rolfö did not feature in the 2–1 loss in Rio.

In June 2019 Rolfö scored her first goal in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in a 5-1 win over Thailand.[12]

Honours

Linköpings FC
Sweden
Sweden U19

References

  1. ^ a b Fridolina Rolfo Archived 2016-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ Statistics in the SFA's website
  3. ^ Sköld, Johan (8 April 2012). "Fridolina – bara bättre och bättre" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. ^ Fridolina Rolfo. nbcolympics.com
  5. ^ "Rolfö rolls Liverpool over, Wolfsburg hold nerve". UEFA. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. ^ "FCB-Frauen verpflichten Fridolina Rolfö" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Frauen-Bundesliga - Wikipedia". en.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  8. ^ "Rolfö joins She-Wolves". Rolfö joins She-Wolves. 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  9. ^ Profile in UEFA's website
  10. ^ "Sweden U19 vs. Spain U19 - 14 July 2012 - Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  11. ^ Hilmersson, Eric (29 October 2014). "Schelin blev tidernas bästa målskytt" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Sweden book place in last 16 of World Cup as Thailand endure another rout". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

External links

2011 Damallsvenskan

The 2011 Damallsvenskan was the 39th edition of the premier women's football championship in Sweden, and the 24th season of the Damallsvenskan era. Contested by twelve teams, it ran from 9 April to 15 October 2011. Defending champion LdB FC Malmö won its sixth title with a one-point advantage over Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, which also repeated as the runner-up, qualifying too for the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League. Umeå IK, Tyresö FF and KIF Örebro followed in the table within a ten points distance. On the other hand, 1985 champion Hammarby IF and newly promoted Dalsjöfors GoIF were relegated as the two bottom teams. With 16 goals Malmö's Manon Melis's repeated as the season's top scorer, ex-aequo with 7th-placed Kristianstads DFF's Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir.

2012 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2012 Final Tournament was held in Antalya, Turkey between 2 and 14 July 2012. Players born after 1 January 1993 were eligible to participate in this competition.

2014 Damallsvenskan

The 2014 Damallsvenskan, part of the 2014 Swedish football season, was the 27th season of Damallsvenskan since its establishment in 1988. The season started on 13 April 2014 and ended on 19 October 2014. LdB Malmö, which was renamed to FC Rosengård in December 2013, were the defending champions and won the title with several match days before the end of the season.Originally the season featured 12 teams, but due to Tyresö FF's midseason withdrawal, the season ended with 11 teams; nine returned from the 2013 season and the other two were promoted from Elitettan. On 28 September 2014, with few fixtures remaining in the season, relegation was confirmed for Jitex BK after they were defeated by Kristianstads.

2016–17 FC Bayern Munich (women) season

The 2016–17 season was the 27th edition of Bayern Munich's women's section since the creation of the Frauen Bundesliga. In it the team tried to defend its second consecutive Frauen Bundesliga title and made its third appearance in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

2017 Algarve Cup

The 2017 Algarve Cup was the 24th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 1 to 8 March.

2017–18 DFB-Pokal Frauen

The 2017–18 DFB-Pokal was the 38th season of the cup competition, Germany's second-most important title in women's football.

Wolfsburg defeated Bayern Munich after penalties to win their fourth consecutive title.

2017–18 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2017–18 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 28th season of Germany's premier women's football league. It ran from 2 September 2017 to 3 June 2018.

The fixtures were published on 10 July 2017.VfL Wolfsburg won their second straight and fourth overall title.

2018 Algarve Cup

The 2018 Algarve Cup was the 25th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 28 February to 7 March 2018.Because the final between the Netherlands and Sweden was cancelled, the trophy was awarded to both teams.

2018–19 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2018–19 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 29th season of Germany's premier women's football league. It ran from 15 September 2018 to 12 May 2019.VfL Wolfsburg won their third straight and fifth overall title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group F

Group F of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 11 to 20 June 2019. The group consisted of Chile, Sweden, Thailand and the United States. The top two teams, the United States and Sweden, advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".The most successful teams have been the United States, with ten titles, followed by Norway and Sweden, with four. Norway's titles all came in the early years of the tournament, while the USA has won all its titles since 2000, including nine in thirteen years since 2003. Germany has won three times, and China has won twice. The USA, Norway and Germany are the only nations to have won both the FIFA Women's World Cup and the Algarve Cup.

The Algarve Cup, as an annual event featuring most of the world's top women's football teams, has no parallel in the men's game, given that there are fewer professional women's leagues and thus fewer scheduling conflicts. It is played in late February or early March, at the same time as the Cyprus Cup and the SheBelieves Cup. Since 2016 the SheBelieves Cup has attracted some of the top ranked teams, and thus shifted attention from the Algarve Cup. The SheBelieves Cup is now considered to be the top international tournament outside of FIFA or continental tournaments.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 20 August in Brazil.In addition to the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro, matches were played in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, São Paulo, and Manaus. All six cities hosted matches during the 2014 World Cup, with the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio the only Olympic venue not to have been a World Cup venue.Associations affiliated with FIFA might send teams to participate in the tournament. Men's teams were restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed, while there were no age restrictions on women's teams. The Games made use of about 400 footballs.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group E

Group E of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included hosts Brazil, China, South Africa and Sweden. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team also advanced if they were among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

Kungsbacka

Kungsbacka (pronunciation) is a locality and the seat of Kungsbacka Municipality in Halland County, Sweden, with 19,057 inhabitants in 2010.It is one of the most affluent parts of Sweden, in part due to its simultaneous proximity to the countryside and the large city of Gothenburg. Its mayor since 2014 is Hans Forsberg.

Sweden at the FIFA Women's World Cup

The Sweden women's national football team has represented Sweden at the FIFA Women's World Cup on eight occasions in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. There were runners up once. and three times bronze medalists: in 1991, in 2011 and in 2019.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group B

Group B of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Germany, Italy, Russia and Sweden. The matches were played from 17 to 25 July 2017.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 4

Group 4 of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying competition consisted of five teams: Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, and Moldova. The composition of the eight groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 20 April 2015.The group was played in home-and-away round-robin format. The group winners qualified directly for the final tournament, while the runners-up also qualified directly if they were one of the six best runners-up among all eight groups (not counting results against the fifth-placed team); otherwise, the runners-up advance to the play-offs.

VfL Wolfsburg (women)

Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V., commonly known as VfL Wolfsburg, is a German women's football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. The club is currently playing in the top division of Germany the Bundesliga. The club has won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2013 and 2014.

VfL Wolfsburg (women) – current squad

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