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Sweden women's national football team

Sweden women's national football team

The Sweden women's national football team (Swedish: Svenska damfotbollslandslaget) represents Sweden at international women's association football competitions and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association.


The Swedish team has been traditionally recognized as one of the world's best women's teams and won the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. Like the equally successful men's counterpart, the women's team also became runners-up at a World Cup (2003) and three European Championships (1987, 1995 and 2001), as well as participating at six Olympic Games, eight World Cups and ten European Championships. Sweden also finished third at the 1991, 2011 and 2019 World Cups.

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 Caroline Seger, with 229. The team was coached by Thomas Dennerby from 2005 to 2012, and Pia Sundhage from 2012 to 2017. The current 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 from its beginnings until 2013 can be seen in the 2013 three-part Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport.


Team image

Home stadium

The Sweden women's national football team play their home matches at Gamla Ullevi.

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. All times are local.


  Win   Draw   Lose   Postponed or void   Fixture



Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of 17 February 2023.

Technical staff

Manager history

Statistics as of 26 July 2022.


Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Denmark  and Norway  on 7 and 11 April 2023, respectively.

Caps and goals are correct as of 11 April 2023, after the match against Norway .

Recent call-ups

The following players have been named to a Sweden squad in the last 12 months.


  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to injury
  • POS Match was postponed
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • RET Retired from the national team
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue

Previous squads

Player records

Active players in bold, statistics as of 6 September 2022.

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

Olympic Games

UEFA Women's Championship

Algarve Cup

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.

Head-to-head record

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record from 1973.

FIFA world rankings

As of 21 April 2021

  Worst Ranking    Best Ranking    Worst Mover    Best Mover  



  • Olympic Games
Silver medalist: 2016, 2020
  • FIFA Women's World Cup
Runner-up: 2003
Third place: 1991, 2011, 2019


  • UEFA Women's Euro
Champion: 1984
Runner-up: 1987, 1995, 2001
Third place: 1989 (not determined after 1993)


  • Algarve Cup
Champion: 1995, 2001, 2009, 2018
Runner-up: 1996
Third place: 1994, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Nordic Championship
Champion: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
Runner-up: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1982
  • Cyprus Tournament
Champion: 1990, 1992
  • North America Cup
Champion: 1987
  • Australia Cup
Champion: 2003

See also

  • Sport in Sweden
    • Football in Sweden
      • Women's football in Sweden
  • Sweden women's national football team
    • Sweden women's national football team results
    • List of Sweden women's international footballers
  • Sweden women's national under-19 football team
  • Sweden women's national under-17 football team
  • Sweden women's national futsal team



External links

  • Official website (in Swedish)
  • FIFA profile
  • [[1] Sweden international footballers (1973–2017)]
  • [[2] Sweden international matches (1973–2017)]

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