Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC (sponsored by Kopparbergs brewery) is an association football club from Gothenburg, Sweden. The club was established in 1970 under the name Landvetters IF. In 2004 the team moved from Landvetter, a Gothenburg suburb, into Gothenburg city and changed its name accordingly. The team has played nine seasons in the Women's Premier Division (Damallsvenskan), but has not yet won a championship gold medal.[1]

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC play their home games at Valhalla IP stadium in Gothenburg. The team colours are blue, white and black.

Veteran Bo Falk was the coach of the team from 1999 until 2004. From 2005 until 2007, the coach was Martin Pringle.[2] He was replaced by Torbjörn Nilsson for the 2008 season.

Among the club's recent stars are Sweden internationals Jessica Landström, twins Kristin and Marie Hammarström, Jane Törnqvist, Johanna Almgren, and U.S. international Yael Averbuch. Other notable players who have represented the club in the past include Americans Hope Solo and Christen Press and Sweden's Lotta Schelin and Kristin Bengtsson.

In the 2010 Damallsvenskan season, the team finished as runners-up and qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round. In 2011 they won the Swedish Cup on a penalty shootout over Tyresö and they retained the trophy in 2012, beating Tyresö in the final again.[3]

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
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Full nameKopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Nickname(s)Göteborg FC
KGFC
Founded1970
GroundValhalla IP,
Gothenburg
Capacity4,000
ChairmanPeter Bronsman
ManagerMarcus Lantz
LeagueDamallsvenskan

Current squad

As of 9 April 2019[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Loes Geurts
2 Sweden DF Catrine Johansson
3 Sweden DF Beata Kollmats (captain)
4 United States DF Taylor Leach
5 Finland DF Emma Koivisto
6 Sweden MF Julia Roddar
7 Sweden DF Emma Pennsäter
8 Norway MF Vilde Bøe Risa
9 Sweden MF Filippa Curmark
10 Sweden MF Elin Rubensson
No. Position Player
11 Sweden FW Pauline Hammarlund
13 Sweden GK Jennifer Falk
14 Finland MF Natalia Kuikka
15 Sweden FW Julia Zigiotti Olme
16 Sweden FW Karin Lundin
17 Sweden FW Amanda Johnsson Haahr
18 Sweden MF Hanna Andersson
20 Sweden DF Felicia de Feo
21 Sweden FW Rebecka Blomqvist
19 Sweden MF Evelyn Ijeh

Honours

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Winning the Supercupen in April 2013

Record in UEFA Women's Champions League

  • Further information: Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in European football.

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Kopparbergs/Göteborg's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2011–2012 Round of 32 Croatia Osijek 4–0 a 7–0 11–0
Round of 16 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 1–0 a 3–2 4–2
Quarter-final England Arsenal 1–3 a 1–0 2–3
2012–2013 Round of 32 Serbia Spartak Subotica 1–0 a 3–0 4–0
Round of 16 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 1–1 a 3–2 4–3
Quarter-final France Juvisy 0–1 a 1–3 1–4

a First leg.

References

  1. ^ "Kopparbergs Göteborg FC". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Lottas förre tränare om hennes framsteg". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). 12 July 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ Garin, Erik (27 June 2013). "Sweden – List of Women Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Player squad 2019". www.goteborgfc.se. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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Annica Sjölund

Annica Maria Sjölund (born 31 March 1985) is a Finnish football striker, who last played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She previously played for FC United Pietarsaari and Åland United in Finland's Naisten Liiga and Jitex BK, Älvsjö AIK and AIK in Sweden.

Arna Ásgrímsdóttir

Arna Sif Ásgrímsdóttir (born 12 August 1992) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a defender for Icelandic club Þór/KA and the Iceland national team. She had previously played for Valur in Iceland and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in Sweden.

Beata Kollmats

Beata Kollmats (born 6 July 1992) is a Swedish footballer who plays for the Swedish Damallsvenskan club Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. Initially a midfielder, she later developed into a center back.

Catrine Johansson

Catrine Johansson (born 18 December 1991) is a Swedish footballer. She plays as a defender for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Damallsvenskan.

Elin Landström

Elin Landström (born 2 June 1992) is a Swedish footballer. She currently plays in defense for Damallsvenskan club Linköpings FC and have previously played for Umeå IK and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.

Elin Rubensson

Elin Ingrid Johanna Rubensson (born 11 May 1993) is a Swedish football midfielder currently playing in the Damallsvenskan for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and the Swedish National Team. She was part of and played an important role for Sweden at the Under 19 Championship in 2012.

Filippa Curmark

Filippa Curmark (born 2 August 1995) is a Swedish footballer midfielder who plays for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.

Jane Törnqvist

Jane Törnqvist (born 9 May 1975) is a Philippine-born Swedish former footballer who most recently played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. A tough tackling central defender, she wore number 3 for her club. She played 109 games for the Swedish national team before retiring from international football in 2005.

Jennifer Falk

Jennifer Miley Falk (born 26 April 1993) is a Swedish footballer goalkeeper who plays for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.

Jessica Julin

Jessica Carola Julin (born 6 December 1978) is a Finnish former footballer who played in either defence or midfield. She spent several seasons in the Swedish Damallsvenskan representing Umeå IK, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, AIK and Stattena IF. After making her debut for the Finland women's national football team in 1997, Julin won 118 caps and participated at UEFA Women's Euro 2005 and UEFA Women's Euro 2009.

A Swedish–speaking Finn, Julin was born on Finland's Independence Day. She grew up in Jakobstad. After moving to Sweden and playing for Umeå IK in 1998 and 1999, Julin accepted a scholarship to University of South Carolina and played varsity soccer from 2000 to 2002. She then returned to Umeå but was Cup-tied for the 2003 UEFA Women's Cup Final because she had played for HJK in their 8–0 defeat to Frankfurt in the quarter final. Julin featured in both legs of the following year's final and collected a winners' medal.In 2005, she moved on to Martin Pringle's Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC to ensure first team football ahead of the 2005 European Championships in England. Finland reached the semi final with Julin starting all four matches. Julin wound down her career in Sweden with spells at AIK and Stattena.

She made her debut for the senior Finland women's national football team in March 1997; against Norway in the Algarve Cup. Julin also played in all four matches Finland hosted at UEFA Women's Euro 2009, including the quarter final defeat by England. She retired from international football after the tournament.After the 2010 season Julin retired from playing to become the assistant manager of Jitex BK. She took over as manager of IF Böljan for the 2012 season following two years at Jitex.In 2014 Julin moved to coach Hovås Billdal IF and also made a playing comeback with the Elitettan club. After leading the club to a best ever fifth-place finish in the 2015 season, she resigned her position.

Julia Zigiotti Olme

Julia Margareta Zigiotti Olme (born 24 July 1997) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a forward for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and the Sweden women's national football team.

Zigiotti Olme was "in shock" to be called up to the senior Sweden national team in September 2018. She was pleased that one of the opponents were Italy, as her mother is Italian. Zigiotti Olme was a childhood Juventus F.C. supporter, and she idolised Alessandro Del Piero. In May 2019 she was selected by Sweden for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Kristin Hammarström

Anna Kristin Hammarström (born 29 March 1982), born in Glanshammar, Sweden, is a former football goalkeeper who played for KIF Örebro DFF and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She represented Sweden women's national football team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. She is the twin sister of fellow national team footballer Marie Hammarström.In November 2013 both sisters announced their immediate retirement from football. A year later, after the birth of her first child, Hammarström was reportedly in talks with Sweden coach Pia Sundhage about a playing comeback.

Linda Sembrant

Linda Birgitta Sembrant (born 15 May 1987) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Juventus and the Sweden national team.

Loes Geurts

Loes Geurts (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlus ˈxøːrts]; born 12 January 1986) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan. Since making her international debut in 2005, Geurts has collected over 100 caps for the Netherlands women's national football team. She kept goal for the Netherlands at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.

Maren Mjelde

Maren Nævdal Mjelde (born 6 November 1989) is a Norwegian international footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Norway national team. She previously played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish Damallsvenskan, Turbine Potsdam of the Frauen-Bundesliga and both Arna-Bjørnar and Avaldsnes IL of the Norweigen Toppserien. Her elder brother, Erik Mjelde, is a footballer with Sandefjord Fotball.

Pauline Hammarlund

Pauline Louise Hammarlund (born 7 May 1994) is a Swedish football striker currently playing for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan. She played previously for Linköpings FC and Piteå IF. She is an under-19 international.

Rebecka Blomqvist

Rebecka Blomqvist (born 24 July 1997) is a Swedish footballer forward who plays for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.

Stina Segerström

Stina Segerström (born 17 June 1982) is a Swedish football defender who last played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and the Swedish national team. She was voted rookie of the year (Sweden) in 2006. She has captained KIF Örebro DFF and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.

Vilde Bøe Risa

Vilde Bøe Risa (born 13 July 1995) is a Norwegian football midfielder, who plays for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish Damallsvenskan.

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