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"IFK Göteborg - best in Göteborg, and in Sweden" Göteborg Things to Do Tip by Calcio

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  IFK GÖTEBORG-Hammarby 2003
by Calcio
  • IFK GÖTEBORG-Hammarby 2003 - Göteborg
      IFK GÖTEBORG-Hammarby 2003
    by Calcio
  • IFK GÖTEBORG-Hammarby 2003 - Göteborg
      IFK GÖTEBORG-Hammarby 2003
    by Calcio

Sweden’s most successful club ever this year celebrated their 100-years-jubileum. They have won the Uefa Cup twice (81/82 and 86/87), reached the semifinal in the European Cup (lost on penalties against Barcelona, 1986) and the quarterfinal of the Champions League (lost on away goals to Bayern Munich, 94/95).
Between that they have also been very successful in the Champions League, and have beaten teams like Milan, Barcelona, Manchester United, Galatasaray, Bayern Munich, Porto and many more.
They have won the Swedish league 17 times, most of all Swedish clubs.

Unfortunately, since it’s my favourite-club, they have had some tough years lately. After their last league title in 1996 it hasn’t been any more titles, at all. The best results are two losses in the cupfinal, and 2002 they were even close to get relegated to the second division, but won thankfully the qualification game against Frölunda.

Now it do seems like they are on their way back. They were close to win the league again this season, finished third in the end, and went all the way to the final of the cup. The economy has gone from almost catastrofic to good again. And that means that the board once again can try to get the best Swedish players to the club.
Right now the club is first in their Royal League-group (Nordic Championships) and the supporters have big hopes for 2005.

During my time as a IFK-supporter the club have always had the best Swedish players in the team. From Torbjörn Nilsson (probably the best attacker in Europe in the beginning of the 1980-ties), Glenn Strömberg (later on a legend in Atalanta, Italy), Glenn Hysén (later on the captain for Liverpool), to the 1990-ties Jesper Blomqvist (later on in both Milan and Manchester United), Stefan Rehn, Stefan Pettersson (Ajax-legend), Joachim Björklund (Valencia, Glasgow Rangers), Andreas Andersson (Milan) until these days George Mourad, Peter Ijeh, Håkan Mild and Kalle Svensson.
It has been some tough seasons, but I’m sure the club is on the right way again!


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  • Written Dec 6, 2004
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