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Hammarby IF FF
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Full nameHammarby Idrottsförening Fotbollförening[1]
Nickname(s)Bajen[note 1]
Short nameHIF
Founded7 March 1897; 121 years ago (1897-03-07) (as Hammarby IF)
13 August 1915; 103 years ago (1915-08-13) (football department)
GroundTele2 Arena, Stockholm
Capacity33,000
OwnerHammarby IF Fotbollförening – 51%
AEG – 45%
ChairmanRichard von Yxkull
Head coachStefan Billborn
LeagueAllsvenskan
2018Allsvenskan, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Hammarby Idrottsförening Fotbollförening, more commonly known as Hammarby IF, Hammarby Fotboll (official name) or simply Hammarby[1] (Swedish pronunciation: [²hamːarˌbyː] or, especially locally, [-ˌbʏ]), is a Swedish football club based at Tele2 Arena in Johanneshov but founded in the neighbouring Södermalm district of Stockholm City Centre, an area the club considers its heartland.

Competing in Sweden's first tier, Allsvenskan,[2] Hammarby are placed twelfth in the all-time Allsvenskan table,[3] and has won the league once, in 2001.

The club's colours are green and white, which is reflected in its crest and kit. Between 1918 and 1978, however, the club played in black-and-yellow striped home shirts, which since often form the club's away colors.

It is known for its vociferous fans and for having the highest average attendance in the Nordic countries.[4] Drawing inspiration from England, Hammarby fans introduced football chants to the Swedish terraces in 1970.[5]

Hammarby is one of largest football clubs in Europe in terms of the number of active players of all ages – with some 3,000 players in its organisation.[6][7]

Hammarby Fotboll is affiliated with the Stockholms Fotbollförbund (Stockholm Football Association).[8]

History[edit]

Axel Robert Schönthal is credited as the founding force of Hammarby Roddförening.

In 1889, Hammarby Roddförening ("Hammarby Rowing Association") was established in Södermalm, with engineer Axel Robert Schönthal, the first chairman, being credited as the founder.[9] By 1897, it had diversified into different sports, and was renamed Hammarby Idrottsförening ("Hammarby Sports Club"), or Hammarby IF for short.[10][11]

1915–1940s: Establishment of football club[edit]

In 1915, the sporting ground Hammarby IP was built in Södermalm. Due to a lack of football pitches in Stockholm, several other clubs proposed to merge with Hammarby IF to get access to the stadium. An offer from Klara SK was accepted and Hammarby officially established a football department on 13 August 1915.[12][13] The club played its first competitive game two days later, and won 5–0 against Västerås SK in the "Östsvenska serien", a local league.[14] In 1916, Hammarby competed in Svenska Mästerskapet, a cup by then held to decide the Swedish Champions, for the first time.[15] In 1918, Hammarby also merged with Johanneshofs IF, a club from the neighbouring district Johanneshov.[16]

In 1920, Hammarby first competed in the Svenska Serien, by then the highest league in Swedish football.[17] During the upcoming years, Hammarby had a strong showing where they went to the finals of Svenska Mästerskapet in 1922, losing 1–3 to GAIS.[10][18]

Hammarby qualified to compete in Allsvenskan's inaugural season in 1924. On 3 August said year, Rikard Larsson became Hammarby's first goalscorer in Allsvenskan, and also the first goalscorer in the league's history, in a 1–5 loss against Örgryte IS.[19] The club would eventually finish last in the 1924–25 Allsvenskan, and were relegated to Division 2, which was then the second highest league in Sweden.[10]

The Hammarby team of 1934.

During the upcoming years, Hammarby failed to produce any sort of challenge in Swedish football. Several star players emigrated to the United States,[18] transferred to other clubs or opted to instead play ice hockey for Hammarby.[10] In 1936–37 and 1937–38, the club won the second division, but lost the playoff matches that would have promoted them to Allsvenskan.[20][21] Instead, Hammarby got promoted in 1938–39, where they knocked out IFK Norrköping following outstanding performances from goalkeeper and star player Sven "Svenne Berka" Bergqvist.[22]

Hammarby would, however, suffer from another relegation, finishing last in Allsvenskan in 1939–40. Back in Division 2, the club finished in the top four for the next six years. In the 1946–47 season, the club finished at the foot of the table, and because of a restructuring of the league system, the club got relegated to Division 4.

1950s–1960s: A period of yo-yoing[edit]

Nacka Skoglund was a renowned Hammarby player.

Hammarby did not return to the second highest league until the 1950–51 season. In the 1954–55 season, the club returned to Allsvenskan, but this time it finished sixth and managed to stay for another season. However, the club underwent yo-yoing, having been promoted and relegated between Allsvenskan and Division 2 seven times until 1970. Nacka Skoglund, one of the league's top players who played for Hammarby from 1944–49, returned to Hammarby to play from 1964–67.[23] In his return debut, he landed a corner kick into the goal minutes into the match;[23] in 1984, the club erected the Nackas Hörna (Nacka's corner) statue with his kick as the pose.

1970s–1980s: Stable Allsvenskan years[edit]

In the 1970 Allsvenskan season, Hammarby had acquired only 3 points in the spring portion of the season, but during the autumn, showed a dramatic improvement. With star players Kenneth Ohlsson and Ronnie Hellström, and with a crowd that tried out supporter songs for the first time, the club went through the autumn half undefeated and finished in fifth place, its best showing in Allsvenskan. The club would stay in Allsvenskan through the rest of the 1970s, attracting large crowds, despite not returning above fifth place. Also in 1978, the club changed from black/yellow to green/white colours.

In the 1982 season, Swedish football introduced a playoff system for the top 8 teams in Allsvenskan to decide a champion. The playoffs consisted of two matches in which the aggregate score would determine who would advance. The club had placed second overall that season and had not lost a home game. After defeating Örgryte in the quarter-finals, and coming back from a 1–3 deficit to beat Elfsborg 4–3 in the semi-finals, Hammarby was in the final against IFK Göteborg. Hammarby won its away match 2–1 to a sold-out crowd, but lost 1–3 in its home match.[note 2]

In the following year, Hammarby finished fifth in the league, but lost to AIK in the play-offs. In the Svenska Cupen tournament, Hammarby reached the finals but lost against IFK. However, since IFK qualified for the UEFA Cup that year, Hammarby qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, its first major international competition, where the club lost to Finland's FC Haka in the second round. The Hammarby squads finished consistently in the top six in the league every year through 1987.[24]

In 1988, Hammarby finished last in the standings and were relegated to the second tier.[24] Although the club placed first in 1989,[25] it finished last in 1990.[24]

1990s–2000s: Tough nineties, restructuring, champions[edit]

A chart showing the progress of Hammarby IF through the Swedish football league system. The different shades of grey represent the various league tiers.

Hammarby would stay in the second tier in 1991 and 1992, but in 1993, the team finished in first place and were promoted to Allsvenskan. In 1995 Allsvenskan, the team finished last and were relegated, but returned to the 1998 Allsvenskan with a third-place finish.[26] The football department was formed out of Hammarby Idrottsförening (Hammarby IF) in 1915.

In 1999, Hammarby IF was reorganised as an umbrella organisation, with each of the individual sports departments breaking off to form independent clubs; the football club was then named Hammarby IF Fotbollförening (Hammarby IF FF).[27] In 2001, the football club split the A team, B team and youth team into separate legal entities called Hammarby Fotboll, in which the parent football club owns a majority stake. Hammarby Fotboll is affiliated with the Stockholms Fotbollförbund (Stockholm Football Association).[8]

Prior to the 2001 Allsvenskan season, the club had financially tough times, leading experts to conclude that the team was weak, and one journalist predicted a last place finish.[citation needed] Halfway through the 2001 season, manager Sören Cratz was informed that his contract would not be extended because the club's board wanted Hammarby to play a positive, attacking and fun football, something the board did not think that Cratz did.[note 3] However, the club took the lead in the standings and in the second-to-last match, which was against Örgryte IS on 21 October, the club won 3–2 and secured its first ever Allsvenskan championship. An estimated fifty to seventy thousand fans gathered in Södermalm and Medborgarplatsen to celebrate the gold after the final game, the size of which had only been seen with the Swedish national football and handball teams.[citation needed]

Hammarby stayed in Allsvenskan for the rest of the 2000s: In 2003 Allsvenskan the club finished second, and participated in the second qualifying and first rounds of the 2004–05 UEFA Cup. In 2006 Allsvenskan, Hammarby placed third overall and advanced to the UEFA Intertoto Cup, where they won their third round match, which advanced the team to the second qualifying and first rounds of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup.

In 2007, Bajen finished on the sixth place, and didn't qualify for any European cups. In 2008, Hammarby finished ninth, but 2009 was a disastrous year where the team finished last in the league and was relegated to the second tier known as Superettan.

2010–2014: Superettan[edit]

The 2010 Superettan was a letdown for supporters who had hoped to make the visit to Sweden's second tier short, as the team finished 8th. In the 2010 Svenska Cupen, Hammarby fared better, winning against multiple Allsvenskan opponents, until the finals where the team lost 0–1 to Helsingborgs IF. In the 2011 Superettan season, the club finished in a tie for 11th, its worst overall ranking in 64 years. The club was almost relocated to the third tier, until a game-winning kick in the season's final match against Ängelholm. After the season of 2011, Hammarby dismantled their development team HTFF, which was established in 2003. In 2012 Superettan, the club finished fourth, and in 2013 Superettan the club finished fifth. In 2014, in the last round of the season, Hammarby were promoted to the first tier, Allsvenskan, by finishing first in Superettan.

2015–: Top-flight comeback[edit]

The 2015 season started off well, with Hammarby managing an impressive 1–2 away win against local rivals AIK in the 2015 Swedish Cup, which also was the first Stockholm derby involving Hammarby since 2009. This was followed up with a 2–0 win in the season opener against BK Häcken, and in the fourth round Hammarby defeated their other local rivals Djurgårdens IF with 2–1. The summer was, however, tougher for the club, with Hammarby playing 10 consecutive league games without winning, before managing to defeat Falkenbergs FF at home with 3–0. Eventually, Hammarby finished at 11th place in their first Allsvenskan season since 2009.

The 2016 and 2017 seasons showed only a slight improvement for Hammarby, with the team ending in the ninth position in both years in the league. Hammarby fared better in the local derbys. In 2016 Hammarby defeated the local rival Djurgården in all three fixtures. In 2017 the first encounter ended with a draw and the second with a Hammarby victory. The second local rival, AIK, managed to defeat Hammarby by 3–0 in the first encounter in the league and a draw (0–0) in the second. Hammarby however beat AIK in the Swedish cup, earlier in the year. In 2017 the Hammarby - AIK encounters ended with one Hammarby win and one draw. Both Djurgården and AIK, however, fared much better overall than Hammarby in the league.

Colours, badge and kit[edit]

Colours and badge[edit]

When Hammarby Roddförening (Hammarby RF) was founded in 1889, the club's crest consisted of a white flag with three green horizontal lines. They drew inspiration from two other competing rowing clubs in Stockholm that used two blue respectively two red lines on a white flag, but chose the colour green since it represented hope. Hammarby eventually added a third stripe when it discovered that Göteborgs RF used a similar green-white flag with two stripes.[28]

Kit[edit]

When Hammarby IF founded its football club in 1915, it determined the kit to be the following: a white hat with a five-pointed green star, a white shirt with "HIF" on its chest, white shorts and black socks.[29] Following the merger with Johanneshovs IF 1918, the club changed its football team apparel to Johanneshov's black-and-yellow striped shirts, blue shorts and black socks with yellow stripes.[30] The first section to use the new kit was Hammarby Bandy, with the football section adopting it not much later.[31]

In the 1960s, the club changed from blue pants to black. When "Nacka" Skoglund rejoined the club in 1964, he donated the club a set of black shorts because he thought the team's blue shorts looked awful.[31]

In 1978, 60 years after the merger with Johanneshov, Hammarby changed its home colours from black and yellow to white shirts, green shorts and white socks. In 1997, the striped shirts returned, but with green and white colours, with green shorts and white socks. The yellow and black colours were retained for the away and third kits. Since 1997, only a few exceptions have been made to the green-and-white-striped home and the black-and-yellow-striped away shirts: In 2002 and 2014–2016, the team wore all-white jerseys, and in 2011 the team wore an all-grey away kit.

Previous Hammarby midfielder Nahir Besara wearing the 2013 home kit.

Puma is Hammarby's kit manufacturer.[32] Also visible on the club's kit are the logos of the following sponsors: Jobman, a workwear company; automakers Volkswagen; Safecon, a construction-equipment company; Intersport, a sporting-goods retailer; MECA, a company in the automotive aftermarket; Sefina pantbank, a pawnbroker; Silja Line, a cruiseferry brand; Yokohama, a tire company; Fronta, a professional-merchandise company; Den gröne Jägaren, a bar and restaurant; Kvarnen, another bar and restaurant; and league sponsors Svenska Spel, a state-owned gambling company (whose logo is on the right sleeve of the shirts of all Allsvenskan teams).[33]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest)
1994–1995 Puma Oddset
1996–1998 Folksam or Oddset
1999 Folksam or Falcon
2000–2001 Folksam, Falcon or Kungsörnen
2002–2003 Coop
2004–2005 Siemens
2005–2006 Kappa
2006 BenQ-Siemens
2007 Nike UNICEF
2008–2009 Finlux
2010–2011 Pepsi
2011 Kappa
2012 None
2013 Herbalife
2014
2015–2017 Puma LW
2018 Jobman Workwear
2019- Craft

Supporters[edit]

Hammarby supporters during a home game against IFK Värnamo in 2013.

The club's nickname is "Bajen" (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbajɛn]). A fan of Hammarby is referred to as a bajare or a hammarbyare.

Hammarby has historically been regarded as a club with a mainly working-class fan base, due to its connection with the formerly working-class (but today gentrified) Södermalm district of Stockholm. Nowadays the club attracts fans from all parts of society.[34][35] A large part of their fan base still tends to support left-wing politics than those of their local rivals AIK and Djurgården, according to a 2016 poll.[36]

Hammarby has strong ties to Söderort, the southern part of Stockholm urban area.[34] A 2012 poll showed that Hammarby was the most popular club in Söderort; 37 percent of those living there who had a favourite club chose Hammarby.[37]

Hammarby's training ground, Årsta Idrottsplats, is located in the district of Johanneshov, while some of the older youth teams still play at Hammarby IP in Södermalm.

Rivalries[edit]

The club's main rivals are Djurgårdens IF and AIK, also from the Stockholm urban area. Hammarby and Djurgården have been tenants at the same arena, Tele2 Arena, since 2013.

Attendances[edit]

Hammarby has had the highest attendance in Scandinavia during the last four seasons (in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) with an average between 20,500 and 25,507.[4][38][39]

Hammarby's average attendance for the 2015 season was 25,507, a new record high for Swedish top-division football. The former record was set back in 1959, when Örgryte IS had an average home attendance of 25,490.[40]

Club culture[edit]

A terrace choreography from Hammarby supporters during a game against Örebro SK in 2016.

The club's unofficial hymn is "Just idag är jag stark". Released in 1979, it was performed and co-written by Kenta Gustafsson, who was a notable Hammarby fan. The recording has been the team's entrance music since 2004.[41]

Hammarby has several supporter clubs, the largest of which, Bajen Fans, has over 9,000 members and is one of the largest in Scandinavia.[42] Hammarby also has a number of ultras such as Hammarby Ultras, Ultra Boys, Söder Bröder, and E1 Ultras – who together organize the club's terrace choreography. Hammarby Ultras won "Tifo of the year" in both 2000 and 2005, a prize handed out by the Swedish Football Association.[43]

The club is known for its vociferous fans. Drawing inspiration from England, Hammarby fans introduced football chants to the Swedish terraces in 1970.[5] In the 1982 finals against IFK Göteborg, Hammarby supporters attracted much attention for bringing a live samba band to the stands to accompany their chants, inspired by supporters in South America.[44] In 2008, sports broadcaster Setanta Sports listed Söderstadion, Hammarby's home ground at the time, as the 11th noisiest stadium in the world.[45]

Before the first home game of the season, Hammarby fans gather at Medborgarplatsen on Södermalm and march together along Götgatan, cross the bridge Skanstullsbron, to the stadium in Johanneshov. The tradition has taken place since 1998 and yearly attract some 10,000 supporters.[34][46]

Hammarby supporters during the annual opening day march to the stadium.

Notable Hammarby supporters[edit]

Writer and illustrator Stig "Slas" Claesson (1928–2008), a prominent supporter of Hammarby.

Hammarby has had a slew of celebrity fans throughout the years, most notably people from the culture field living in Södermalm. The popular recording artist Alice Babs released the song Vårat gäng ("Our Gang") in 1942 as a homage to the club.[47] Critically acclaimed author Per Anders Fogelström, who rose to fame with his 1960 novel Mina drömmars stad ("City of My Dreams"), with a narrative that follows a group of working-class people in Södermalm between 1860 and 1880, was also a supporter of Hammarby.[48] In 1962 writer and illustrator Stig "Slas" Claesson penned a short story, Supportern ("The Supporter"), about his love for the club. [49]

Hollywood actors Alexander Skarsgård and Joel Kinnaman are supporters of Hammarby, and have acted in several skits to promote the club.[50]

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 9 August 2018[51][52]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Johan Wiland
2 Sweden DF Simon Sandberg
3 Brazil DF Neto Borges
4 Denmark DF Bjørn Paulsen
5 Sweden DF David Fällman
6 Sweden MF Jiloan Hamad (vice captain)
7 Sweden MF Imad Khalili
8 Denmark MF Jeppe Andersen
9 Norway FW Sander Svendsen
10 Sweden MF Kennedy Bakircioglu (captain)
11 Montenegro MF Vladimir Rodić
No. Position Player
13 Denmark DF Mads Fenger
14 Sweden MF Junes Barny
16 Sweden MF Leo Bengtsson
19 Gabon MF Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali
20 Ghana MF Abdul Halik Hudu
21 Sweden DF Oscar Krusnell
22 Sweden FW Muamer Tanković
25 Sweden GK Davor Blažević
27 Sweden GK Benny Lekström
40 Serbia FW Nikola Đurđić
77 Norway DF Mats Solheim

Current youth players with first-team experience[edit]

As of 28 October 2018[A]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
27 Sweden GK Edrisa Bojang
30 Sweden MF Olle Edlund
31 Sweden MF Elias Durmaz
No. Position Player
31 Sweden MF Kevin Jarrett
32 Sweden DF Alex Douglas

Out on loan[edit]

As of 12 August 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
17 Sweden MF Dušan Jajić (at IK Frej until the end of the 2018 season)[B]
18 Iraq MF Rebin Asaad (at IK Frej until the end of the 2018 season)[B]
No. Position Player
23 Sweden DF Marcus Degerlund (at IFK Göteborg until the end of the 2018 season)

Retired numbers[edit]

10 – Kennedy Bakircioglu[53]

12 – Fans of the club

Notable players[edit]

Kenneth Ohlsson is the player with the most appearances for Hammarby Fotboll with 396 matches.
Sven Bergqvist earned 35 caps for the Swedish national team between 1935 and 1943.

List criteria:

  • player has made more than 300 appearances overall for the club, or
  • player has won Guldbollen,[54] is a member of the Swedish football Hall of Fame,[55] has been named Allsvenskan top scorer of the year,[56] or
  • player has been picked as a top ten club profile, decided by the supporters in 2004 in an official voting called "Tidernas största Bajenprofiler".[57]
Name Nationality Hammarby Fotboll
career
Total
appearances
Total
goals
Guldbollen Hall of Fame Allsvenskan
top goalscorer
Top ten club profile
Sven Bergqvist Sweden 1932–1946 212 0 Yes
Lennart Skoglund Sweden 1946–1949
1964–1967
113 28 Yes Yes
Ronnie Hellström Sweden 1966–1974 169 0 1971
1978
Yes Yes
Kenneth Ohlsson Sweden 1966–1983 396 83 Yes
Mats Werner Sweden 1971–1984 251 46 1979
Billy Ohlsson Sweden 1972–1978
1980–1986
219 94 1980
1984
Yes
Klas Johansson Sweden 1975–1989 314 12 Yes
Ulf Eriksson Sweden 1979–1983
1985–1989
176 55 Yes
Sten-Ove Ramberg Sweden 1979–1989 250 14 Yes
Lars Eriksson Sweden 1985 –1988
1998–2001
123 0 Yes
Mikael Hellström Sweden 1990–2005 301 18
Kennedy Bakircioglu Sweden 1999–2003
2012–2018
269 79 Yes

Management[edit]

Organisation[edit]

As of 8 March 2018}[58][59]
Name Role
Sweden Richard von Yxull Chairman
Sweden Björn Ekblom Secretary
Sweden Henrik Kindlund Managing Director
Sweden Markus Nilsson Deputy Managing Director
Sweden Jesper Jansson Director of football
Sweden Ola Larsson Technical director
Sweden Mikael Hjelmberg Head of scouting
Sweden Joakim Rydberg Head of youth academy
Sweden Martin Sundgren Chief academy coach
Sweden Peter Kleve Head of club operations

Technical staff[edit]

As of 28 January 2018[51][60][61]
Name Role
Sweden Stefan Billborn Head coach
Sweden Joachim Björklund Assistant coach
Sweden Pablo Piñones Arce Assistant coach
Sweden Jimmy Lidberg Fitness coach
Sweden Mikael "Mille" Olsson Goalkeeping coach
Sweden Mikael Klotz Head of medical team
Sweden Linda Eisersjö Physiotherapist
Sweden Andreas Gavelius Physiotherapist
Sweden Anders Bitén Equipment manager
Sweden Stefan Olsson U19 head coach
Sweden Lukas Syberyjski U19 assistant coach
Sweden Fredrik Samuelsson U17 head coach
Sweden Thomas Lyth U17 assistant coach
Sweden Gustav Scheutz U19 and U17 goalkeeping coach
Sweden Nebez Kurban U19 and U17 fitness coach

Managerial history[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Cups[edit]

European[edit]

Futsal[edit]

International play[edit]

European games[edit]

Hammarby has occasionally qualified for play in competitions where the team has competed with clubs from other European countries.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Agg. Notes
1983–84 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round Albania 17 Nëntori Tirana 4–0 1–2 5–2
Second round Finland Haka 1–1 1–2 2–3
1985–86 UEFA Cup First round Bulgaria Pirin Blagoevgrad 3–1 4–0 7–1
Second round Scotland St Mirren 3–3 2–1 5–4
Third round West Germany 1. FC Köln 2–1 1–3 3–4
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round Belarus FC Gomel 4–0 2–2 6–2
Third round Netherlands Heerenveen 0–2 0–2 0–4
2002–03 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 1–1 0–4 1–5
2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Iceland ÍA 2–0 2–1 4–1
First round Spain Villarreal 1–2 0–3 1–5
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Faroe Islands Klaksvík 1–0 2–1 3–1
Second round Republic of Ireland Cork City 1–1 1–0 2–1
Third round Netherlands Utrecht 0–0 1–1 (a)1–1 Winner
2007–08 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Norway Fredrikstad 2–1 1–1 3–2
First round Portugal Braga 2–1 0–4 2–5

Records[edit]

Other departments[edit]

Women[edit]

Before a match with Älta IF in 2013
Before a match with Älta IF in 2013

Hammarby IF DFF are the women's football club affiliated to Hammarby Fotboll. Hammarby Damfotbollförening was first founded in 1970 as a section under Hammarby IF. In 1999 the association was reorganized and all the underlying sections got separated into an umbrella organization.[27] Before the start of the 2017 season, Hammarby IF DFF was merged with Hammarby Fotboll.[66][67]

Hammarby won the top tier Damallsvenskan in 1985 and two national cups in 1994 and 1995.[68] In 1994 it was also the championship's runner-up. Previously, the team had been the cup's runner-up in its first three editions (1981–83).[69] The home ground of the women's team is Hammarby IP, although occasionally they have played competitive games at Zinkensdamms IP and Tele2 Arena.[70]

Futsal[edit]

In May 2016, Hammarby announced that they would establish a men's senior futsal team. Playing their home games in Eriksdalshallen, Hammarby competed in the Swedish second tier, Division 1 Södra Svealand, during their inaugural season.[71] In 2017, Hammarby won promotion to the Swedish Futsal League, the premier championship.[72]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Current youth players who at least have sat on the bench in a competitive match.
  2. ^ a b Hammarby IF have a cooperation with IK Frej and might temporarily loan out and recall players to them during the season.
  3. ^ The title of "Swedish Champions" has been awarded to the winner of four different competitions over the years. Between 1896 and 1925 the title was awarded to the winner of Svenska Mästerskapet, a stand-alone cup tournament. No club were given the title between 1926 and 1930 even though the first-tier league Allsvenskan was played. In 1931 the title was reinstated and awarded to the winner of Allsvenskan. Between 1982 and 1990 a play-off in cup format was held at the end of the league season to decide the champions. After the play-off format in 1991 and 1992 the title was decided by the winner of Mästerskapsserien, an additional league after the end of Allsvenskan. Since the 1993 season the title has once again been awarded to the winner of Allsvenskan.[62]

Works cited[edit]

  • Persson, Gunnar (1996). Hammarby IF: En klubbhistoria 1897–1997 (in Swedish). Strömbergs Bokförlag. ISBN 91-7151-097-4.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bajen" is a short form of a mock-English pronunciation of "Hammarby".
  2. ^ In 1982, IFK Göteborg, who won the Allsvenskan championship, would later go on to win the UEFA Cup, as the first, and so far only, Swedish team to do so.
  3. ^ Cratz would later be cheered upon and praised by Hammarby fans in 2002 when he managed Swedish competing team Helsingborgs IF in a match against Hammarby.

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