Djurgårdens IF Fotbollsförening – known as Djurgårdens IF, Djurgården Fotboll, Djurgården, Djurgår'n, Dif or DIF – is the association football department of Djurgårdens IF. Founded 1891 on the island Djurgården, the club's home ground is Tele2 Arena, situated in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm. Competing in the highest Swedish tier, the club has won the league twelve times and the cup five times; the league titles have been won during three separate eras. The first period was the 1910s; the second era occurred in the 1950s and 60s, when Djurgården won the league four times. The most recent era was the first half of the 00s when they won both the league and the cup three times. Fans of the club, called djurgårdare, are found all over Sweden. However, Östermalm, where Djurgården's former home ground Stadion is situated, is by some considered the club's heartland. Djurgården is affiliated to the Stockholms Fotbollförbund. Djurgårdens IF was founded by John G. Jansson, on 12 March 1891 at a café in Alberget 4A in the island Djurgården.
Most of the founding members were young working class men. The club focused on winter sports and athletics; the first real football field in Stockholm was created in 1896. Djurgårdens IF's football department was formed in 1899, with the help of former GAIS player Teodor Andersson. Djurgården played their first match in July 1899, a 1–2 loss against AIK; the first real achievement was made in 1902 when the team finished second in the tournament Rosenska Pokalen. Just two years in 1904, the first Swedish Championship final of the club was played, ending in a defeat against Örgryte IS; the team finished second in three more finals before the first Championship victory came in 1912 after two draws in the final matches against Örgryte, a replay which Djurgården won. The club won three more Swedish Championships in the early years, in 1915 against Örgryte, 1917 against AIK and 1920 against IK Sleipner. However, DIF never managed to win Svenska Serien, the top Swedish league of the period, before the club's first great era ended.
Between 1911 and 1935, Tranebergs Idrottsplats was the homeground for Djurgården. For the 1912 Summer Olympics, Stockholms Stadion was built, it became Djurgården's permanent home arena in 1936. The club did not qualify for the first season of Allsvenskan, only reached that league twice between 1924 and 1944, being directly relegated back down to Division 2 both times; the club did play three seasons in the third highest league, Division 3, between 1929 and 1932. From 1944 on, the club became a stable Allsvenskan club. In 1951, the team became runners-up in Svenska Cupen after Malmö FF; the second great era took place in the 1950s and 1960s, winning Allsvenskan four times during the period. Djurgården's fifth Swedish championships, first Allsvenskan championship, was taken in the 1954–55 season under the lead of Frank Soo. In the 1955–56 season, Djurgården became the first Swedish team to enter the European Cup. Beating Gwardia Warszawa in the first round, Djurgården advanced to quarter finals against Scottish Hibernian that they lost by 1–4 over two matches.
In 1959, both the football team and Djurgårdens IF's hockey team won their respective Swedish Championships of Sweden's two most popular sports, a remarkable happening. The 1959 title was secured on Råsunda Stadium, in front of 48,894 people, marking a record attendance for Djurgården, with a team of Sven Tumba, Birger Eklund, Lars Broström, John Eriksson, Hans Karlsson, Gösta Sandberg, Olle Hellström, Stig Gustafsson, Arne Arvidsson, Hans Mild and Sigge Parling; the year after, in the 1960 season Djurgården finished 11th and was relegated to Division 2. The team only needed one year to return to Allsvenskan. In 1964 and 1966, Djurgården took its seventh and eight championships, with 1966 marking the end of the career of Gösta Sandberg. Sandberg played 322 league scored 77 goals. Gösta Sandberg is known as "Mr Djurgården" and was in 1991 named "Djurgårdare of the century". Sandberg played for the club's Bandy and Ice Hockey section, he died on his way home after attending the Tvillingderbyt in 2006.
It's during this era that the nickname "Järnkaminerna" was established, due to the club's physical playing style. The ideal of a strong and uncomprimising Djurgården player might be traced back to the club's working-class roots; the 1970s saw no greater successes. Gary Williams became the first foreign player in the team in the 1977 season; the 1980s was not a good decade for the club, being relegated from Allsvenskan in 1981, losing two promotion play-offs, before making a one-year visit in the highest league in 1986, although DIF returned two years and stayed in Allsvenskan for five consecutive seasons, but had no greater success except losing the Championship final in 1988. In 1987, Djurgårdens IF Fotboll presented a 12 million SEK deficit and transformed into an aktiebolag. Former England striker Teddy Sheringham had a brief spell at Djurgården early in his career, as a 19-year-old loanee in 1985; the 1990s saw Djurgården being relegated from Allsvenskan no less than three times, being promoted back two times.
During this decade, the club was close to bankruptcy. The 1995 season ended badly. In the middle
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