Swedish national football team

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Logo Svenska Fotbollförbundet.svg
Nickname (s) Blågult or Tre Kronor
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet
confederacy UEFA
Technical sponsor adidas
Head coach SwedenSweden Janne Andersson
Assistant coach Peter Wettergren
captain Andreas Granqvist
Record scorer Zlatan Ibrahimović (62)
Record player Anders Svensson (148)
Home stadium Friends Arena (since 2012)
FIFA rank 17. (1579 points)
(as of July 16, 2020)
First jersey
Second jersey
Balance sheet
1052 games
518 wins
228 draws
306 defeats
First international match Sweden 11-3 Norway ( Gothenburg , Sweden ; July 12, 1908 )
SwedenSweden NorwayNorway
Biggest wins Sweden 12-0 Latvia ( Stockholm , Sweden ; August 29, 1927 ) Sweden 12-0 South Korea ( London , England ; August 5, 1948 )
SwedenSweden LatviaLatvia

SwedenSweden Korea EmpireKorea
Biggest defeat United Kingdom 12-1 Sweden ( London , England ; Oct 20, 1908 )
United Kingdom 1801United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland SwedenSweden
Successes in tournaments
World Championship
Participation in the finals 12 ( first : 1934 )
Best results Second, 1958
European Championship
Participation in the finals 6 ( first : 1992 )
Best results Semifinals, 1992
Olympic games
bronze 1924
gold 1948
bronze 1952
(As of January 12, 2020)

The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in football - internationals . Game operations for the men's national team, like the women's national team and the various youth selections , are organized by Svenska Fotbollförbundet , the Swedish football association. The greatest success of the country selection is, in addition to a gold medal at the Olympic Games in London in 1948, a runner-up world title. In total, the team has so far participated in eleven world and five European championships , each of which has acted as “host” once. Sweden is the first country to have played 1,000 international matches. In addition to 1944, due to Swedish neutrality, games could also take place in the World War 1914–1918 and 1939–1945, in which no or very few international matches were held in many other countries.


Early years

The Swedish national team at their first international match on July 12, 1908

The Swedish football association Svenska Fotbollförbundet was founded in 1904. On July 12, 1908, the Swedish national team played their first international match against Norway on the Balders Hage sports field in front of 3,000 spectators , which they won 11: 3. It is the highest scoring game in Swedish international history to date. Erik Bergström and Erik Börjesson each made four scorers' lists.

List of Sweden : O. Eriksson - Malm , Andersson - Olsson , Lindman , T. Eriksson - G. Bergström , E. Bergström , Börjesson , Gustafsson , Ansén

Swedish goal scorers : 1: 1 (14th) Gustafsson, 2: 1 (24th) Börjesson, 3: 1 (27th) E. Bergström, 4: 1 (29th) E. Bergström, 5: 1 (44th) E. Bergström, 6: 2 (60.) Börjesson, 7: 2 (63.) Lindman, 8: 3 (75.) Börjesson, 9: 3 (79.) Gustafsson, 10: 3 (86.) Börjesson, 11 : 3 (89.) E. Bergström

In the fall of the year, the selection at the Olympic Games played for the first time in a tournament. The tournament favorite was waiting in the opening game with the English amateur national team , who clearly prevailed with a 12-1 win. To date, this is the biggest defeat in the history of the Swedish national team. After France 's 1:17 defeat against Denmark in the semi-finals, the latter withdrew, so that the Swedish selection was allowed to compete in the game for third place. After a 2-0 defeat against the Dutch team , they still had to be content with fourth place. At the Olympic Games in 1912 , the game for third place was reissued in the round of 16, after a hard-fought game the Netherlands secured the victory again and reached the quarter-finals with a 4: 3 after extra time, while Sweden found themselves in the consolation round. Italy was too strong there in the first round and prevailed 1-0.

First successes and failures

After the First World War , the Swedish selection took part in the 1920 Olympic Games . The team was involved in the two highest-scoring games. In the first round Greece was clearly outclassed with 9-0, before the feared opponent Netherlands prevailed in the quarter-finals with 5-4 after extra time. After all, Herbert Karlsson was the tournament's top scorer with seven goals.

At the 1924 Olympic Games , the Swedish national team was the tournament's surprise team. In the opening game on July 25, one of the favorites, the Belgian selection , was overrun with 8: 1. This is still considered one of the greatest sensations today. A 5-0 win over Egypt then made it into the semi-finals. Switzerland proved to be too strong there, but with a 3-1 win in the replay against the Netherlands, a medal was won for the first time in the game for third place.

National team after an international match against Norway in 1930

In 1928 the team did not take part in the Olympic Games and in 1930 not in the World Cup. After no Olympic competition took place in 1932, the Swedish selection did not play again until the World Cup in 1934 in a major international tournament. Sweden qualified for the finals in Italy with clear victories against Estonia and Lithuania . Thanks to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Argentina , the team made it to the quarter-finals, where Germany won 2-1.

At the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936 , the national selection made a fool of itself. Against the huge outsider Japan , the team lost 3-2 and were allowed to travel home after the first game. When qualifying for the World Cup in 1938 , the Swedish selection was drawn into a group with the selection of the German Empire , Finland and Estonia and was able to qualify as second in the group for the final round. There they were lucky and received a bye for the round of 16, as the opponent from Austria did not take part due to the fact that they were "brought home to the Reich". In the quarter-finals, the Cuban national team was outclassed 8-0 before Hungary destroyed their dream of the final with a 5-1 win. In the game for third place against Brazil , Sweden was able to take a 2-0 lead through goals from Sven Jonasson and Arne Nyberg , but the South Americans turned u. a. the game with two goals from top scorer Leônidas and won the bronze medal with a 4-2 victory.

Years of success

The Swedish national team celebrated their greatest successes in the late 1940s and 1950s. At the Olympic Games in London in 1948 , the national team won the gold medal with a 3-1 victory over Yugoslavia in the final . Two years later, third place was achieved at the 1950 World Cup . This made people aware of the Scandinavian kickers in southern Europe and some national players switched to Italy, Spain or France as professionals. Since the Swedish Association rejected professional football, these players were not nominated for the national team in the following years, so that there was a significant drop in performance. Although the bronze medal could still be won at the Olympic Games in 1952 , a number of selected players left Sweden heading south. The national selection missed qualifying for the 1954 World Cup and the 1956 Olympic Games .

The Swedish national team at the 1958 World Cup

For the 1958 World Cup, the national team's selection committee reviewed the nomination guidelines and brought five Swedes playing abroad into the squad for the tournament. At the World Cup in their own country, the team made it to the final. The tough semi-final against the German national team (also called the Battle of Gothenburg ) led to a strong aversion to Sweden in Germany. In the final, the Swedish selection met the Brazilian selection, which won the World Cup for the first time in the final with the highest number of goals in World Cup history with a 5-2 win with two goals each from Vavá and Pelé .

Setbacks and a small comeback

For a long time, the Swedish national team was unable to build on the successes of that decade. The qualification for the Olympic Games and the European Championships was regularly missed. It was not until the 1970 World Cup that they appeared on the international stage again, but unfortunately they were eliminated in the preliminary round due to the poorer goal difference against Uruguay .

At the 1974 World Cup , there was once again a small ray of hope in Swedish World Cup history. In the draw, the team was only considered in Pot 4 of the “outsiders”. In Group III , the team met Bulgaria , the Netherlands and Uruguay again. As a surprising runners-up in the group behind the tournament favorites Netherlands, they made it into the second final round unbeaten and without conceding a goal. Although there proved to Poland and Germany too strong, by a final 2: 1 victory against Yugoslavia but the team finished fifth.

The 1978 World Cup was again disappointing. As the bottom of the group behind Austria , Brazil and Spain , Sweden said goodbye to international tournaments for twelve years.

Return and small successes

Only when they qualified for the 1990 World Cup did the Swedish national team rise again, after having won the four-country tournament (1988) in Germany. Nevertheless, the team failed after three 1: 2 defeats against Brazil, Costa Rica and Scotland in the preliminary round.

By hosting the European Championships in 1992 , Sweden took part in a European Championship for the first time. There the team reported back with a bang in international football and made it to the semi-finals, where they narrowly failed against the German national team. In 1994 they achieved another respectable success with 3rd place at the World Cup in the USA.

This was followed by a short dry spell until qualifying for EURO 2000 . However, the selection failed without a win in the preliminary round. At the 2002 World Cup , Sweden was drawn into the so-called death group with England, Argentina and Nigeria and was considered a blatant outsider. However, the team was unbeaten group winners. In the round of 16, the team met the surprise team from Senegal . The Swedish team were unhappy with a goal from Henri Camara in the 104th minute of the game with 1: 2 with a golden goal .

The Swedish national team at the 2006 World Cup before meeting Trinidad and Tobago

For the 2006 World Cup in Germany , the Swedish national team qualified as one of the two best runners-up in the group after only the two games against group winners Croatia were lost. In the preliminary round of Group B, the team did not get beyond a disappointing 0-0 in the first game against the underdog Trinidad and Tobago, although they created numerous chances. The second game against Paraguay was won 1-0 shortly before the end of the game. In the third and final group game they drew 2-2 against England. With the draw, Sweden reached the second round in Group B behind England. Sweden lost 2-0 in the round of 16 against hosts Germany. Stars like Zlatan Ibrahimović , Freddie Ljungberg and Kim Källström could not set any accents either. In addition, Sweden had to play undernumbered for almost a full hour due to a dismissal and was also unable to convert a penalty in the second half.

Swedish football fans during the 2006 World Cup in Dortmund

With the qualification for the European Championship the fifth participation in a tournament succeeded. Again, the team could not convince and was eliminated in the preliminary round. In the subsequent qualification for the 2010 World Cup , the results for the Swedish selection were mixed. Although they only lost their two games against Denmark , after two draws against Portugal and a draw against Albania , the team failed to qualify for the tournament as third in the table. Lars Lagerbäck then resigned as national coach and was replaced by Erik Hamrén .

In qualifying for the 2012 European Championship finals , Sweden met Hungary , San Marino , the reigning World Cup finalists the Netherlands , Moldova and Finland . The first game in Solna against Hungary ended in a 2-0 win. The second qualifying game, which was again a home game (this time in Malmö ), ended with a 6-0 win against San Marino. The team lost their third game, in Amsterdam , 1: 4 against the group favorites from the Netherlands.

Sweden won 2-1 against Moldova in March 2011, the second leg in Moldova 4-1. In the neighborhood duel with Finland, Sweden retained the upper hand 5-0. In September Sweden saw their second qualifying defeat against Hungary (1: 2) in Budapest . The Scandinavians were able to rehabilitate themselves in Serravalle . San Marino was defeated 5-0. In October the qualification ended with a 2-1 win in Finland and a 3-2 win against the Netherlands. As the best runners-up in the group, the team managed to qualify directly.

At the European Championship finals, the team met co-hosts Ukraine , England and France . Against the Ukraine the game was lost after a 1-0 lead with 1: 2. Against England, the Scandinavians lost 2: 3 after a 2-1 lead in the meantime. That was tantamount to leaving. Sweden won the final game against the already qualified French 2-0.

In qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals , the eleven faced Kazakhstan , Faroe Islands , EM semi-finalists Germany , Ireland and Austria . The Swedes won the first game in Malmö against Kazakhstan 2-0. In Tórshavn , Sweden just won 2-1 against the Faroe Islands. However, the game against Germany in Berlin should be memorable . By the 62nd minute, Sweden were down 4-0. However, the team equalized within 30 minutes with Zlatan Ibrahimović , Mikael Lustig , Johan Elmander and Rasmus Elm (in stoppage time). Sweden finished second and qualified for the play-offs, where they were eliminated by Portugal .

In the following preliminary round for the European Championship 2016 in France , Sweden was drawn into a group with Austria, Russia , Montenegro , Moldova and Liechtenstein again. Sweden finished third and qualified for the play-offs in which they prevailed against Denmark . They were then drawn into a group with Ireland , Italy and Belgium . The opening game against Ireland ended with a division of points and the following games against Italy and Ireland were lost, so that the Swedish team was eliminated after the group stage.

In qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia , the Swedish team played against the Netherlands , Belarus , vice-European champions France , Bulgaria and Luxembourg . Sweden finished second behind France and ahead of the Netherlands and thus took part in the play-offs where they met Italy. The first leg in Solna was won 1-0, in the second leg a draw was enough to participate in the final round. There you were with world champions Germany, who did not survive the group stage, South Korea and Mexico in one group. The South Americans and Swedes advanced, the Scandinavians only failed in the quarter-finals at England (0: 2), which was later to become fourth in the tournament.

In League B of the UEFA Nations League, Sweden faced Turkey and Russia in Group 2. Due to the better goal difference, they prevailed against the Russians and rose to the highest league, League A, for the 2020/21 season. The qualification for the European Championship 2021 was successfully completed with 21 points behind Spain and before the eliminated neighbor Norway .


Participation of Sweden in the world championship finals

The Swedish national team first took part in the second World Cup, the finals of which were held in Italy in 1934. In total, she qualified eleven times for a final tournament and was once automatically qualified as a host. As the host team, she achieved her best result in the 1958 finals as vice world champion. In addition, she was twice in the semi-finals, in 1994 she came third.

year Host country Participation until ... Last opponent Result Trainer Comments and special features
1930 Uruguay not participated
1934 Italy Quarter finals Germany 8th. József Nagy ( Squad )
1938 France 3rd place match Brazil Fourth József Nagy ( Squad )
1950 Brazil Final round Brazil , Uruguay , Spain Third George Raynor ( Squad )
1954 Switzerland not qualified - In the qualification of Belgium failed
1958 Sweden final Brazil Vice world champion George Raynor Only loss of an organizer in the final ( squad )
1962 Chile not qualified - In qualifying at the Switzerland failed
1966 England not qualified - In the qualification of Germany failed
1970 Mexico Preliminary round Uruguay , Italy , Israel 9. Orvar Bergmark ( Squad )
1974 Germany Intermediate round Poland , Germany , Yugoslavia 5. Georg Ericson ( Squad )
1978 Argentina Preliminary round Brazil , Spain , Austria 13. Georg Ericson ( Squad )
1982 Spain not qualified - In the qualification of Scotland and Northern Ireland failed
1986 Mexico not qualified - In the qualification to Germany and Portugal failed
1990 Italy Preliminary round Brazil , Costa Rica , Scotland 21st Olle Nordin ( Squad )
1994 United States 3rd place match Bulgaria Third Tommy Svensson ( Squad )
1998 France not qualified In the qualification of Scotland and Austria failed
2002 South Korea / Japan Round of 16 Senegal 13. Lars Lagerbäck / Tommy Söderberg Out in extra time by Golden Goal
( squad )
2006 Germany Round of 16 Germany 14th Lars Lagerbäck ( Squad )
2010 South Africa not qualified In the qualification of Denmark and Portugal failed
2014 Brazil not qualified Failed in the playoff games of the qualification to Portugal .
2018 Russia Quarter finals England 7th Janne Andersson In the playoff games of qualification, the four-time world champion Italy eliminated. 0-2 loss to England.


  • The pairing Sweden - Brazil is (next to Germany - Argentina) the most common pairing at world championships. So far, both teams have met seven times. Brazil won five times, two games ended 1: 1.
  • The 1: 7 against Brazil in the 1950 final round is Sweden's biggest defeat in the World Cup.
  • Sweden are the only team that reached the final at the home World Cup but failed to win.

Participation of Sweden in the European Championship finals

Sweden has taken part in the European Championship finals six times so far, once as an automatically qualified host for eight participants, four times for 16 and once for 24 participants. The best result was the semifinals participation as the host team in 1992, in the same year they took part in a finals for the first time.

year Host country Participation until ... Last opponent Result Comments and special features
1960 France not participated
1964 Spain not qualified In the quarter-finals at the defending champion and later vice European champions USSR failed.
1968 Italy not qualified In the qualification of Bulgaria failed, but that also did not reach the final round.
1972 Belgium not qualified The defending champion Italy failed in qualifying , but they did not reach the finals either.
1976 Yugoslavia not qualified In qualifying later in the host and the Fourth Yugoslavia failed.
1980 Italy not qualified In qualifying on defending champion and third later Czechoslovakia failed.
1984 France not qualified In the qualification of Romania failed.
1988 BR Germany not qualified In the qualification of Italy failed.
1992 Sweden Semifinals Germany -
1996 England not qualified In qualifying at the Switzerland and Turkey failed.
2000 Netherlands and Belgium Preliminary round Belgium , Italy , Turkey - After defeats against co-hosts Belgium in the opening game and Italy as well as a draw against Turkey, they were eliminated as bottom group.
2004 Portugal Quarter finals Netherlands - Defeat on penalties
2008 Austria and Switzerland Preliminary round Greece , Russia , Spain - After a win against defending champion Greece, as well as defeats against Russia and the eventual European champions Spain, retired as third in the group
2012 Poland and Ukraine Preliminary round Ukraine , England , France - In the preliminary round, the first two games against co-hosts Ukraine and England were lost, which meant that the quarter-finals were missed. The game against France was only relevant for France, but the Swedish victory was ultimately only decisive for France's placement.
2016 France Preliminary round Ireland , Italy , Belgium - After a draw and two defeats, knocked out last in the group.
2021 Europe qualified Opponents in the qualification were the Faroe Islands , Malta , neighboring Norway , Romania and Spain .

Participation in the Summer Olympic Games for senior national teams (6 times)

1908 in London Fourth
1912 in Stockholm Preliminary round
1920 in Antwerp Quarter finals
1924 in Paris Third
1928 in Amsterdam not participated
1936 in Berlin Round of 16
1948 in London Olympic champion
1952 in Helsinki Third

Note: In contrast to the SvFF, FIFA no longer takes the games of 1952 into account .


The Swedish national soccer team before the World Cup qualifier on June 7, 2013.

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the European Championship 2021 qualifiers against Romania on November 15 and against the Faroe Islands on November 18, 2019

  • Performance data as of January 12, 2020 (after the game against Kosovo)
Surname birthday Games Gates society Last use
Karl-Johan Johnsson January 28, 1990 007th 00 DenmarkDenmark FC Copenhagen October 16, 2018
Kristoffer Nordfeldt June 23, 1989 011 00 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Swansea City 18th November 2019
Robin Olsen January 8, 1990 036 00 ItalyItaly Cagliari Calcio 15th November 2019
Pierre Bengtsson April 12, 1988 029 00 DenmarkDenmark FC Copenhagen 15th November 2019
Marcus Danielson April 8, 1989 003 01 SwedenSweden Djurgårdens IF January 9, 2020
Riccardo Gagliolo April 28, 1990 001 00 ItalyItaly Parma Calcio 18th November 2019
Andreas Granqvist (C)Captain of the crew April 16, 1985 088 09 SwedenSweden Helsingborgs IF 15th November 2019
Filip Helander April 22, 1993 011 00 ScotlandScotland Glasgow Rangers 18th November 2019
Pontus Jansson February 13, 1991 023 00 EnglandEngland Brentford FC 18th November 2019
Victor Lindelof 17th July 1994 033 03 EnglandEngland Manchester United 15th November 2019
Mikael Funny December 13, 1986 082 06th BelgiumBelgium KAA Gent 15th November 2019
Albin Ekdal (C)Captain of the crew July 28, 1989 050 00 ItalyItaly Sampdoria Genoa 15th November 2019
Emil Forsberg October 23, 1991 049 08th GermanyGermany RB Leipzig 15th November 2019
Dejan Kulusevski April 25, 2000 001 00 ItalyItaly Parma Calcio 18th November 2019
Sebastian Larsson June 6, 1985 118 08th SwedenSweden AIK Solna 15th November 2019
Kristoffer Olsson June 30, 1995 014th 00 RussiaRussia FK Krasnodar 15th November 2019
Ken Sema September 30, 1993 007th 00 ItalyItaly Udinese Calcio 18th November 2019
Mattias Svanberg January 5, 1999 001 01 ItalyItaly Bologna FC 18th November 2019
Gustav Svensson February 7, 1987 027 00 United StatesUnited States Seattle Sounders 15th November 2019
Muamer Tanković February 22, 1995 005 00 SwedenSweden Hammarby IF January 12, 2020
Sebastian Andersson July 15, 1991 009 03 GermanyGermany 1. FC Union Berlin 18th November 2019
Marcus Berg 17th August 1986 076 21st RussiaRussia FK Krasnodar 15th November 2019
John Guidetti April 15, 1992 028 03 SpainSpain Deportivo Alavés 18th November 2019
Alexander Isak September 21, 1999 012 04th SpainSpain Real Sociedad 18th November 2019
Robin Quaison October 9, 1993 015th 07th GermanyGermany 1. FSV Mainz 05 15th November 2019

National coach

An official national coach, in Swedish Förbundskapten , has only existed since 1962. Before that there was a selection committee ( Uttagningskommittén ), which determined the nominations of the players. During the game, the chairman of the committee was usually responsible for the selection. That is why they are often referred to as national coaches.

However, the team had unofficially a kind of full-time national coach with the Englishman George Raynor , who oversaw the selection in the late 1940s and 1950s and led to the runner-up in 1958. In 1948 Sweden was looked after by Rudolf Kock at the Olympic gold medal . In 1962 Lennart Nyman became the first official national coach.

Janne Andersson has been national coach since 2016
Terms of office National coach
since 2016 SwedenSweden Janne Andersson
2009-2016 SwedenSweden Erik Hamrén
2004-2009 SwedenSweden Lars Lagerbäck
2001-2004 SwedenSweden Tommy Söderberg and Lars Lagerbäck
1998-2001 SwedenSweden Tommy Soderberg
1991-1997 SwedenSweden Tommy Svensson
1990 SwedenSweden Nisse Andersson
1986-1990 SwedenSweden Olle Nordin
1980-1986 SwedenSweden Lars "Laban" Arnesson
1970-1979 SwedenSweden Georg "Åby" Ericson
1965-1970 SwedenSweden Orvar Bergmark
1962-1965 SwedenSweden Lennart Nyman

Record player

Sweden ranks ninth together with Kuwait in the ranking of players with at least 100 international matches . Of the currently active national players, only Sebastian Larsson has played more than 100 internationals with 109 games.

Thomas Ravelli and Björn Nordqvist were world record holders from June 10, 1995 to May 21, 1996 with 127 to 130 games and from June 3, 1978 to December 15, 1978 with 109 to 115 games . On September 6, 2013, Anders Svensson set Thomas Ravelli's record in a 2-1 win in Ireland. On September 10, 2013, he increased it in the game against Kazakhstan to 144 games and has been the sole record holder since then.

rank Surname Calls Gates position Period World Cup games EM games Record international player
01. Not so Svensson 148 21st midfield 1999-2013 5 9 since September 6, 2013
02. Thomas Ravelli 143 0 goal 1981-1997 10 4th July 13, 1994 to September 10, 2013
03. Andreas Isaksson 133 0 goal 2002-2016 3 13
04th Kim Källström 131 16 midfield 2001-2016 4th 12
05. Sebastian Larsson 118 8th midfield 2008– 4th 7th
06th Olof Mellberg 117 8th Defense / midfield 1997-2011 8th 13
07th Roland Nilsson 116 2 Defense 1986-2000 10 5
0 Zlatan Ibrahimović 116 62 attack 2001-2016 5 13
09. Björn Nordqvist 115 0 Defense 1963-1978 10 0 September 22, 1976 to July 13, 1994
10. Niclas Alexandersson 109 7th midfield 1993-2008 8th 4th

As of November 15, 2019

Record goal scorers

On September 4, 2014, Zlatan Ibrahimović replaced Sven Rydell as the Swedish top scorer with his 50th international goal. Rydell initially set Karl Gustafsson's record in a 6-2 win against Hungary on July 12, 1925 with his 22nd international goal and replaced him as the record scorer with his 23rd goal. Gustafsson, who had scored the first goal in the history of the national team in the first international match of the Swedish selection against Norway (see above), had been successful for Sweden 22 times in 32 games between 1908 and 1918. Of the currently active national players, Marcus Berg has scored the most international goals with 19 goals.

rank Surname Gates Calls Quota Period WM / OL goals EM goals
01. Zlatan Ibrahimović 62 116 0.53 2001-2016 0 6th
02. Sven Rydell 49 43 1.14 1923-1932 - / 6
03. Gunnar Nordahl 43 33 1.30 1942-1948 7th
04th Henrik Larsson 37 106 0.35 1993-2009 5 4th
05. Gunnar Gren 33 57 0.58 1940-1958 1/ 3
06th Know Andersson 31 83 0.37 1990-2000 5 1
07th Marcus Allbäck 30th 74 0.41 1999-2008 1 1
08th. Martin Dahlin 29 60 0.48 1991-1997 4th 0
09. Agne Simonsson 27 51 0.53 1957-1967 4th
10. Tomas Brolin 26th 47 0.55 1990-1995 4th 3

Other well-known former national players

In the jersey of the Swedish national team there were other players who gained international fame on the one hand in club football, but also as top performers in the national jersey.

See also

Web links

Commons : Sweden national soccer team  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The FIFA / Coca-Cola World Ranking. In: fifa.com. July 16, 2020, accessed July 21, 2020 .
  2. svenskfotboll.se: "Mållöst i landskamp nr 1000"
  3. Ranking of the greatest sensations in football (ELO) ( Memento of the original from June 24, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.eloratings.net
  4. The placements from 5th place onwards were determined by FIFA without any placement games. See: All-time FIFA World Cup Ranking 1930–2010 (PDF; 200 kB)
  5. Andersson's troop inför avgörandet , svenskfotboll.se, accessed on November 9, 2019 (Swedish)
  6. de.fifa.com
  7. svenskfotboll.se: "Herr: Viktig seger i Dublin"
  8. svenskfotboll.se: "Anders Svensson slog Ravellis record" ( memento of the original from September 26, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / svenskfotboll.se
  9. FIFA does not count the first game in the context of the Olympic qualification against Hungary on May 4, 1963.
  10. European national football teams 1872 - 2018 matches database , on eu-football.info, accessed on June 16, 2019
  11. svenskfotboll.se: Sveriges landslagsmän 1908-2018
  12. rsssf.com: Goalscoring for Sweden National Team