(The Blue and Yellow)
|Association||Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)|
|Head coach||Peter Gerhardsson|
|Most caps||Therese Sjögran (214)|
|Top scorer||Lotta Schelin (88)|
|Home stadium||Gamla Ullevi|
|Current||5 (18 December 2020)|
|Highest||3 (June 2007)|
|Lowest||11 (June 2018)|
| Sweden 0–0 Finland |
(Mariehamn, Finland; 25 August 1973)
| Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan |
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 23 June 2010)
| Brazil 5–1 Sweden |
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 6 August 2016)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1991)|
|Best result||Runners-up (2003)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1984)|
|Best result||Champions (1984)|
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 been traditionally recognized as one of the world's best women's teams and has won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984. Like the equally successful men's counterpart, the female one also gained a 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 only second time Sweden ever reached the final of a FIFA World Cup after the 1958 FIFA World Cup Final, and 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 Sweden women's national football team plays their home matches on the Gamla Ullevi.
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|Head coach||Peter Gerhardsson|
Caps and goals accurate up to and including date month year.
The following players have been named to the Sweden squad in the last 12 months.
This list may be incomplete, and caps and goals may be incorrect.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Hedvig Lindahl||29 April 1983||170||0||Atlético Madrid||v. Iceland, 22 September 2020|
|DF||Emma Kullberg||25 September 1991||2||0||Göteborg||v. Iceland, 22 September 2020|
|DF||Lotta Ökvist||17 February 1997||0||0||Manchester United||2020 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Filippa Angeldal||14 July 1997||2||1||Göteborg||2020 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Hanna Bennison||16 October 2002||0||0||Rosengård||2020 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Julia Karlernäs||6 October 1993||4||0||Sevilla||2020 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Elin Rubensson||11 May 1993||69||3||Göteborg||2020 Algarve Cup INJ|
|FW||Fridolina Rolfö||24 November 1993||46||11||VfL Wolfsburg||v. Iceland, 22 September 2020|
|FW||Madelen Janogy||12 November 1995||10||4||Hammarby IF||2020 Algarve Cup|
- PRE: Preliminary squad
- RET: Retired from the national team
- *Active players in bold, statistics as of 23 February 2021.
Most capped players
|Christer Molander||1||0||1||0||0||0||25 August 1973||25 August 1973|
|Hasse Karlsson||12||7||1||4||19||10||26 July 1974||2 October 1976|
|Tord Grip||7||6||1||0||17||3||18 June 1977||21 October 1978|
|Ulf Bergquist||7||3||3||1||10||4||5 July 1979||27 July 1979|
|Ulf Lyfors||51||34||11||6||135||39||28 June 1980||30 September 1987|
|Gunilla Paijkull||43||30||6||7||100||30||27 April 1988||29 November 1991|
|Bengt Simonsson||60||37||6||17||153||69||8 March 1992||31 August 1996|
|Marika Domanski-Lyfors||135||71||26||38||277||142||9 October 1996||16 June 2005|
|Thomas Dennerby||113||68||18||27||240||112||28 August 2005||15 September 2012|
|Pia Sundhage||81||43||18||20||156||72||23 October 2012||29 July 2017|
|Peter Gerhardsson||15||11||2||2||34||6||19 September 2017||-|
- *Statistics as of 24 October 2018.
Results and fixtures
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Lose Fixtures
|4 March 2020 2020 Algarve Cup||Sweden||0–1||Germany||Algarve, Portugal|
|16:30||Report||Huth 34'||Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
|7 March 2020 2020 Algarve Cup||Denmark||2–1||Sweden||Lagos, Portugal|
||Stadium: Lagos Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
|10 March 2020 2020 Algarve Cup||Sweden||2–0||Portugal||Faro/Loulé, Portugal|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
|27 October 2020 Euro 2021 qualifying||Sweden||2–0||Iceland||Gothenburg|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Gamla Ullevi|
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|1 December 2020 Euro 2021 qualifying||Slovakia||0–6||Sweden||Trnava, Slovakia|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Anton Malatinský Stadium|
Referee: Karoline Wacker (Germany)
|19 February 2021 Friendly||Austria||1–6||Sweden||Paola, Malta|
||Stadium: Hibernians Stadium|
Referee: Zuzana Valentová (Slovakia)
|23 February 2021 Friendly||Malta||0–3||Sweden||Paola, Malta|
|14:30 UTC+2||Stadium: Hibernians Stadium|
Referee: Maria Ferrieri (Italy)
Head-to-head records against other teams
The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record, from 1973 to 2018.
- As of 2020
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2||2||0||0||4||0||+4|
|Republic of Ireland||6||5||1||0||22||1||+21|
|Serbia and Montenegro||2||2||0||0||9||1||+8|
- UEFA Women's Euro
- Champion: 1984
- Olympic Games
- Silver Medal, 2016
- Algarve Cup
- Nordic Championship
- Champion: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
- Cyprus Tournament
- Champion: 1990, 1992
- North America Cup
- Champion: 1987
- Australia Cup
- Champion: 2003
Women's World Cup record
|FIFA Women's World Cup Finals||FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|1995||Quarter-finals||5th||4||2||1||1||6||4||Qualified as hosts|
|2015||Round of 16||16th||4||0||3||1||5||8||10||10||0||0||32||1|
|2023||To be determined||To be determined|
Olympic Games record
|Olympic Games football tournament||Olympic Games qualification|
|2024||To be determined|
UEFA Women's Euro record
|UEFA Women's Euro Finals||UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|1991||Did not qualify||6||4||2||0||13||3|
|1993||Did not qualify||6||3||2||1||18||4|
|2013||Semi-finals||3rd||5||3||1||1||13||3||Qualified as hosts|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
- **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Algarve Cup record
The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.
|2016||Did not enter|
- List of Sweden women's international footballers
- Sweden women's national football team
- Sweden women's national football team results
- Sweden women's national under-20 football team
- Sweden women's national under-19 football team
- Sweden women's national under-17 football team
- Sweden women's national futsal team
- Sjögran Caps and goals
- Schelin Caps and goals
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
- "Förlust i Örebro mot Tyskland". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- Mats Bråstedt. "'SOK lovar damerna en storsatsning'". Expressen.se. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
- Sweden – Caps and Goals
- "Fischer missar EM-kvalet mot Lettland". SVT Sport (in Swedish). 13 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
- "Stjärnorna saknas – missar EM-kvalet mot Lettland". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). 13 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
- Sweden – Förbundskapten
- "Sveriges motståndare 1973–2016" (in Swedish). SvFF.
- Algarve Cup
- Nordic Women's Championships 1974–1982 rsssf.com/ Retrieved 09–03–13.
- Cyprus Tournament (Women) 1990–1993 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- North America Cup 1987 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- Australia Cup 1999–2004 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sweden women's national association football team.|
- Official website
- FIFA profile
- Sweden international footballers (1973–2017)
- Sweden international matches (1973–2017)
| European Champions
1984 (First title)