Nilla Fischer

Åsa Nilla Maria Fischer (born 2 August 1984) is a Swedish footballer for Linköpings FC and the Swedish national team.[5] She was previously the captain of LdB FC Malmö.

Nilla Fischer
Nilla Fischer (cropped)
Nilla Fischer in 2013
Personal information
Full name Åsa Nilla Maria Fischer[1]
Date of birth 2 August 1984 (age 35)[2]
Place of birth Kristianstad, Sweden[3]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Linköpings FC
Number 5
Youth career
Verums GoIF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Vittsjö GIK (0)
2000–2003 Kristianstad/Wä DFF (0)
2003–2011 LdB FC Malmö 136 (24)
2012–2013 Linköpings FC 33 (2)
2013–2019 VfL Wolfsburg 125 (11)
2019– Linkopings FC 0 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Sweden U17 12[4] (3[4])
2001–2004 Sweden U20 24[4] (4[4])
2001– Sweden 175[4] (23[4])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:18, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Career

Fischer won most of her caps for Sweden as a defensive midfielder after her debut versus Norway in January 2001.[6] Approaching a century of appearances, she was converted to a centre back by coach Pia Sundhage in 2013.[7]

The change in position coincided with an upturn in goalscoring form for Fischer, who scored three times for hosts Sweden at UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[8] Her performances in Sweden's run to the semi-finals prompted a contract offer from European Champions VfL Wolfsburg and Fischer agreed to move to Germany from 1 January 2014.[9] In August 2013 the clubs reached a deal for "grateful" Fischer's immediate transfer.[10] Fischer played the first competitive game for her new side in the Bundesliga 2013–14 season opener against Bayern Munich in front of a home crowd of 8,249 fans on 7 September 2013.

Personal life

In 2013 Fischer gave an interview to QX magazine in which she announced her intention to marry her partner Mariah-Michaela. They married in December 2013.[11]

Honours

Club

LdB FC Malmö
VfL Wolfsburg

Country

Sweden
Sweden U19
Sweden U17
  • Nordic Cup: Winner 2000, Runner-up 2001 [13]

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Nilla Fischer". Sports-Reference.com. 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. ^ a b c d e f Caps and goals
  5. ^ Nilla Fischer till Linköping Svenskfotboll.se
  6. ^ "Fischer, Nilla" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  7. ^ Juvet, Jo (21 May 2013). "Confident Fischer's case for Sweden's defence". UEFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  8. ^ Johansson, Robert (15 July 2013). "Fischer enjoys her goalscoring glory". UEFA.com. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Wolfsburg seal deal for Sweden defender Fischer". UEFA.com. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Fischer completes Wolfsburg move". UEFA.com. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  11. ^ Weinemo, Pontus (3 July 2013). "Fischer gifter sig med flickvännen efter EM" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  12. ^ Nordic cup 2004
  13. ^ Nordic cup 2000, 2001
  14. ^ 2016 FIFPro Award

External links

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Group C

Group C of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the teams from USA, North Korea, Colombia and Sweden. The games were played on 28 June, 2 July and 6 July 2011. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.

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.

2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 15th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the seventh season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on 26 May 2016, between German team Wolfsburg and French team Lyon.

Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4–3 on penalties (1–1 after extra time) to win their third European title.

FIFPro

The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (English: International Federation of Professional Footballers), generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 63 national players' associations. In addition, there are five candidate members and eight observers.

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).

Hässleholm Municipality

Hässleholm Municipality (Hässleholms kommun) is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Its seat is located in the city Hässleholm.

The present municipality was created in 1974 when the former City of Hässleholm (itself incorporated in 1914) was amalgamated with seven surrounding municipalities. Back in 1863 there were twenty-nine local government units (all rural) in the area.

The municipal coat of arms was granted in 1920 and registered for the new municipality in 1974. The cross symbolizes the railway junction, which is the origin of the town Hässleholm. The hazelnuts allude to the name Hässleholm, which roughly translates as "Hazel-isle".

At 1,306.27 km2 Hässleholm is the second largest municipality in Skåne County by total area. By land area Hässleholm is the largest in Skåne County with 1,268.53 km2 (Kristianstad Municipality short after with 1,246.25 km2), much due to its relatively small water area of 37.74 km2.

Kristianstads DFF

Kristianstads DFF is a women's association football club from Kristianstad, Sweden. The club is affiliated to the Skånes Fotbollförbund.

Linköpings FC

Linköpings Fotboll Club is an association football club from Linköping, Sweden. The club was established in 2003 when Kenty DFF women's football club decided to merge with the premier division ice hockey club Linköpings HC under the new name Linköpings FC. The club's goal was both to establish women's football as a sport in Linköping and eventually become one of the top four teams.

Marissa Callaghan

Marissa Callaghan (born 2 September 1985) is a Northern Irish women's association football player from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She currently plays as a player-coach as a midfielder for Cliftonville Ladies and is the captain of the Northern Ireland women's national football team.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013

The 2013 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as Women's Euro 2013, was the 11th European Championship for women's national football teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament, held in Sweden from 10 to 28 July 2013, became the most-watched in the history of the Women's Euros. It concluded with Germany, the defending champions, winning their sixth consecutive and eighth overall Women's Euro title after defeating Norway in the final.Sweden were selected as hosts by UEFA's Executive Committee in 2010, meaning their team automatically qualified for the final tournament. The other eleven finalists were decided by a qualifying competition, featuring 44 teams, staged between March 2011 to October 2012. It was the last time the finals featured twelve teams, as from 2017 onwards they will be expanded to include sixteen teams.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Group A

Group A of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 consisted of Denmark, Finland, Italy and the host nation Sweden. Matches were staged in Gothenburg and Halmstad from 10–16 July 2013.

Sweden won the group and advanced to the knockout stage along with group runners-up Italy. Denmark progressed as one of the best third-placed teams, but only after a drawing of lots. Finland finished bottom of the group and so were also eliminated from the tournament.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 statistics

These are the statistics for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, which took place in Sweden.

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 Player of the Year Award

The UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award (previously known as the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award) is an association football award given to the female footballer that is considered the best player playing for a football club in Europe during the previous season. The award was announced in 2013, two years after the creation of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, the equivalent award for male footballers.Nadine Angerer, Lena Goeßling, and Lotta Schelin made the shortlist for the inaugural year, with Nadine Angerer being selected as the winner on 5 September 2013 during the round of 32 and 16 draws for the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League.

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.

Vittsjö

Vittsjö is a locality situated in Hässleholm Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 1,665 inhabitants in 2010.

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