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.

Linda Sembrant
Linda Sembrant Jan 2013
Personal information
Full name Linda Birgitta Sembrant[1]
Date of birth 15 May 1987 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Uppsala, Sweden[3]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 32
Youth career
SK Servia
Upsala IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Bälinge IF
2006Lincoln Ladies (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2010 AIK 62 (6)
2011 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 22 (3)
2012–2014 Tyresö FF 30 (4)
2014–2019 Montpellier 99 (9)
2019– Juventus 0 (0)
National team
2008– Sweden[4] 109[5] (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2017

Club career

Sembrant began playing football with SK Servia, then progressed through the youth system of Bälinge IF.[6] Although her role model while growing up was the striker Henrik Larsson,[6] Sembrant became a defender.

Linda Sembrant and Marta
Sembrant (L) and Marta

Sembrant spent the 2006–07 off–season playing in England with Lincoln Ladies (then known as Lincoln City Ladies).[7] She then moved to AIK in 2008.[8] In November 2010 Sembrant switched to Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, after becoming captain of AIK.[9] One year later she moved to Tyresö FF.[10]

In 2012 Sembrant was part of the Tyresö team who won the Damallsvenskan championship, but she missed the end of the season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.[11] Tyresö suffered a financial collapse during the 2014 season, withdrawing from the league and letting all their players go. Sembrant secured a lucrative move to French club Montpellier.[12]

In July 2019, Sembrant move to Italy to sign with defending Serie A champions Juventus.[13]

International career

Sembrant represented Sweden at all youth levels, then won her first senior cap against England in February 2008.[14] She was withdrawn from the Sweden squad for Euro 2009 through injury.[15]

In 2011 Sembrant was called up to Sweden's squad for the World Cup in Germany.[16] She retained her place in the national selection for the 2012 London Olympics.[17]

On the occasion of Sembrant's 50th cap, she scored Sweden's goal in a 1–1 draw with Canada. The friendly match was staged in Los Angeles in November 2014.[18]

Sembrandt scored against Thailand at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was the opening goal in what was a 5-1 victory.[19]



Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Tyresö FF




  1. ^ "Linda Sembrant". Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile". Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973–2012". Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Sembrant, Linda". June 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Lincoln Land Linda Sembrant". Fair Game. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Linda Sembrant". Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  9. ^ Stefan Mellerborg (15 November 2010). "Linda Sembrant lämnar AIK" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  10. ^ More shock departures from Kopparbergs/Göteborg, Stensland and Sembrant leave W Soccer News
  11. ^ Nilsson, Alva (28 January 2013). "Korsbandsrapport Linda Sembrant" (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Sembrant går till Montpellier". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Welcome to Juventus, Linda Sembrant!".
  14. ^ "Dam: Lotta Schelin sänkte England". Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  15. ^ "Dam: Linda Sembrant borta från EM". Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  16. ^ "3. Linda Sembrant". FIFA. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  17. ^ "Linda Sembrant". British Broadcasting Corporation. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  18. ^ "Oavgjort för Sverige när Hurtig debuterade" (in Swedish). Västerbottens-Kuriren. 27 November 2014. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Sweden cruise past Thailand to make Women's World Cup last 16". France 24. 16 June 2019.

External links

2009 Algarve Cup

The 2009 Algarve Cup was the sixteenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 4 and 11 March 2009. It was won by Sweden who defeated holders the United States in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in the final-game.

2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 13th season of the UEFA Women's Champions League football tournament and the fifth since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup. The match was held at Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon on 22 May 2014. Reigning champions Wolfsburg played Champions League debutants Tyresö in the final and successfully defended their title.

Wolfsburg played the final for the second consecutive time, while Tyresö managed to reach the final in their first tournament appearance. It also marked the fifth time that a Swedish and a German club meet in the final.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the United States, Australia, Sweden and Nigeria. Matches were played from 8 to 16 June 2015.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 4

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 4 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland and Sweden.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the 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).

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

The women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 19 August 2016. It was the 6th edition of the women's Olympic football tournament. Together with the men's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament was held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final at the Maracanã Stadium. There were no player age restrictions for teams participating in the women's competition.

In March 2016, it was agreed that the competition would be part of IFAB's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time. Title holders and 2012 Summer Olympics gold Olympic medalists the United States, were eliminated in a loss against Sweden in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals. This marked the first time that the United States has not progressed to the semi-finals in a major international tournament. For the first time since the introduction of the women's tournament in 1996, three matches in the knockout stage were decided by a penalty shoot-out (two quarter-finals and one semifinal).

Germany won their first gold medal by defeating Sweden 2–1 in the final.

Canada won bronze after beating host Brazil with the same scoreline in the bronze medal game.

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.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Knockout stage

The knockout stage of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 12 to 19 August 2016. The top two teams from each group in the group stage and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the knockout stage.All times are local, BRT (UTC−3).

Karin Lissel

Karin Elisabet Lissel (born 25 March 1987) is a Swedish football defender who most recently played for Tyresö FF of the Damallsvenskan. She previously represented Hammarby IF DFF.

Tyresö won the Damallsvenskan title for the first time in the 2012 season as Lissel collected her first league winner's medal. She was captain of the team in the absence of the injured Johanna Frisk. With competition for places increasingly fierce, Lissel's playing time reduced during 2013 and she was linked with a mid-season transfer to Kvarnsvedens IK.Lissel has made three appearances for the senior Sweden women's national football team. After making her debut against China in July 2009, she was drafted into the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 squad as a late replacement for the injured Linda Sembrant.

List of FIFA Women's World Cup goalscorers

This article lists each country's goalscorers in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are 373 goalscorers for the 917 goals scored at the 8 editions of the World Cup final tournaments.


Numbers in green means the player finished as the tournament top scorer (or joint top scorer).

Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Sweden competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 20 August 2016. Swedish athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except for the sparsely attended 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. They extended their medal-winning streak to 47 straight Olympic Games by obtaining a silver in women's road race.

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.

Sweden women's national football team

The Sweden women's national football team (Swedish: svenska damfotbollslandslaget) represents Sweden in international women's football competition and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. The national team has won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), as well as three European Championship-silvers (1987, 1995, 2001). The team has participated in six Olympic Games, eight World Cups, as well as ten European Championships. Sweden won bronze medals at the World Cups in 1991, 2011 and 2019.

The 2003 World Cup-final was the second most watched event in Sweden that year. Lotta Schelin is the top goalscorer in the history of Sweden with 85 goals. Schelin surpassed Hanna Ljungberg's 72-goal record against Germany on 29 October 2014. The player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran, with 214. The team was coached by Thomas Dennerby from 2005 to 2012, and Pia Sundhage from 2012 to 2017. The head coach is Peter Gerhardsson.

After winning the two qualifying matches against Denmark for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Swedish Olympic Committee approved of record increases in investments for the women's team. The new budget granted over a million SEK (about US$150,000) for the team and 150,000 SEK (about US$25,000) per player for developing physical fitness. The new grants are almost a 100% increase of the 2005 and 2006 season funds.The developments and conditions of the Sweden women's national football team can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013.

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.

Juventus F.C. Women – current squad


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