Kalmar FF

Kalmar Fotbollsförening, usually abbreviated as Kalmar FF or KFF is a football club from Kalmar in southeastern Sweden. The biggest success of the club is to win the Swedish Championship 2008. Moreover, the team was able to win three times the Svenska Cupen and appeared often as a participant in the European Cup in appearance. Currently the club plays in the Swedish league.

  • 2.1 National
  • 2.2 International


Early years (1910-1927)

The club was founded in 1910 under the name IF Göta. However, since there already were other clubs of that name, the club changed in 1912 after joining the Riksidrottsförbundet in IF Gothia. As 1918 in Kalmar the sports field Fredriksskans was inaugurated, all local clubs came together for a conference. There, the idea of a merger between IF Gothia and the local representative of the Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna was decided so that emerged from the club, the club Kalmar Idrottssällskap, who renamed in 1927 in Kalmar FF.

Between the second and third league (1927-1949)

1927 rose Kalmar FF in the second class Division 2 Sydsvenska on. The walkover in the Allsvenskan was just missed the following year as a table runner behind IFK Malmö. The team was unable to build in the years that followed on this success and increased in 1931 together with the local rival Kalmar AIK in the low ranks from, but both teams managed an immediate return. After two years in the back of the midfield was 1935, but repeated passage in the third division.

This time missed Kalmar FF direct resurgence. In 1937, with one point behind IFK Värnamo of the season and missed victory in the following years, the club sat firmly in the upper middle of his third league season. 1943 succeeded the relay victory and after the rise in games against Högadals IS prevailed and the promotion back to the second division.

In the first year after the rise Kalmar FF fought against relegation and could the two relegated Olofströms IF and BK Landora point behind. From the following season the team itself, however, constitute the front table area without being able to initially engage in the promotion race. After 1947, the second division was concentrated from four to two seasons, the club two years later the championship succeeded in Südstaffel the second division and thus the first-time promotion to the Allsvenskan.

First years in the Allsvenskan (1949-1955)

After Kalmar FF debuted on July 31, 1949 in the 0-2 defeat against Degerfors IF in the Swedish Elite Series, you put on 4 September of the year at the home game against Malmö FF with 15,093 viewers a record in Fredriksskans on. At the end of the season the club managed as a table Ninth relegation. In the second year of Erstligazugehörigkeit the team managed only two wins this season and with only ten points were relegated the club from the Allsvenskan.

1953 Kalmar FF was re- Season winner in the South and thus returned to the first division. Again, the team from Småland handed a ninth place in the table to remain in the Swedish House of Lords, but again the league was missed in the second year.

Years in the second division (1955-1975)

The direct re-emergence was missed as runner-up behind IFK Malmö and in subsequent seasons to Kalmar FF found in a relegation battle again. Some of the gear in the third division was prevented only by goal difference. In the late 1960s courts succeeded again in the upper middle of the table get out without going through a third place in 1969.

According to other places in the no man's land of the table reached 1973, the team again in third place and missed a year later with a point behind Örgryte IS only just the relay victory. In the season 1975 Kalmar FF won 21 of the 26 season games and managed so as first table in the south after twenty years of second-class return to the Allsvenskan.

Allsvenskan and first titles (1976-1985)

The first season after the re-emergence was mixed for Kalmar FF. Although ultimately succeeded by a sixth place in the table and therefore safely avoid relegation, but there were also major setbacks, such as the 2:9 debacle against IFK Sundsvall hundredth of top-flight clubs. In the season 1977, the team knew how to surprise and the third place earned points with runner- IF Elfsborg. The following year, the team moved the first time the finals of the Svenska Cupen, but missed by a 0-2 defeat against champions Malmö FF win the trophy. As inferior Cup finalist, the team moved the first time in the European Cup, but in the European Cup Winners' Cup 1978/79 the team failed in the first round at Hungary's Ferencvaros.

In the following seasons to Kalmar FF established in the middle of the first division. In the summer of 1981 the club celebrated its first title, as was defeated 4-0 in the final of the Svenska Cupen IF Elfsborg. Only one relegation place was occupied in the league, IFK Eskilstuna could be defeated by a 2-0 win and a 2-2 draw. The following year, again just jumped a relegation place out, the club failed this time in the Relegation to Gefle IF and was relegated to the second division.

Kalmar FF secured as a relay winner a place in the relegation. After a 0-1 defeat against Djurgårdens IF a 3-1 win in the return filed for direct re- ascent to the Swedish House of Lords. As table seventh in the season 1984 the team moved into the championship final, but failed already at the start of Hammarby IF. The following year, succeeded the runner-up in the regular season, in the final mean two defeats against Örgryte IS in the first round again early exit.

Crash and return (1986-2003)

The team was unable to build on the successes and had to leave in 1986 as the first league table next to last. As a second division was known to surprise in the cup and a 2-0 final win over GAIS succeeded the second triumph of the club's history. In Division 1 Södra but the club only reach eight victories and one point back to the safe shore you had to Skövde AIK with the transition to the third league start.

Kalmar FF succeeded with only two defeats season as champions of Division 2 Södra the direct return to the second division, where one could establish itself in the midfield. 1994 succeeded the runner-up of Südstaffel, so that the club qualified for the play-offs for the Allsvenskan. The return to the Elite series was missed after a 1:4 defeat and a 2-2 draw against Hammarby IF. Subsequently, however, followed the new crash and 1996 had the club again with 23 points as the last in the third league dismount.

Again, Kalmar FF and failed to re-emergence, in 22 games this season, the teams remained unbeaten. Also in Division 1 Södra, the club was able to dominate the league and was against Landskrona BoIS Season winner. In the Allsvenskan team came eleventh. In the following relegation the team lost 1:2 to kick off at GAIS and had to descend directly back to a 1-1 draw in the return leg.

In the second division in 2000 was only one place in the back of the midfield, the distance to the relegation zone was three points. The team was consolidated and a master of Superettan succeeded in the following year, the resurgence. The reputation of a lift team seemed to manifest, as in the 2002, only the last place in the standings jumped out the second division but with seven points ahead of runner- Trelleborg FF and 19 points dominates the space occupied by Åtvidabergs FF first Nichtaufstiegsplatz and thus accomplished the renewed resurgence been.

Establishment in the Allsvenskan championship and (since 2004)

As a climber Kalmar FF could earn fifth place in the 2004. In the following season the team reached the third place, by which they reported back as a participant in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in the international arena. In 2006, she moved in the cup competition semi-finals, a year later, in addition to the runner-up title succeeded the third Cup triumph of the club's history, as the champion IFK Göteborg was defeated 3-0.

After the team Kalmar FF had the 2008 season dominates over long distances and shone especially by scoring prowess, it secured on the final day, November 9 of this year for the first time in club history the Swedish Championship. Here, a 2-2 draw at Halmstad BK enough to IF Elfsborg one point behind in second place to refer to. With Patrik Ingelsten, enter the 19 gates, and the 15 -goal Viktor Elm, the team also made it two of the three top scorers. Like last year, the cup final was reached, however, went lost to last year's finalists IFK Gothenburg.

After the beginning of the following year with a 1-0 victory over IFK Gothenburg another title was added with a goal by Daniel Mendes after winning the Supercupen, the team failed in the summer of already in their first games in the Champions League. Due to the away goals rule the club in 2009/10 dropped out after a 0-2 away defeat at the Hungarian representatives from Debreceni Vasutas SC despite a 3-1 home success in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. In particular, weakened by a number of outlets - many performers had made with the title winning international attention - could the club in the years that followed the successes not confirm and slid in the championship table in the middle range from. In the National Cup, he moved again in 2011 to the final one, but national champion Helsingborgs IF won with a 3-1 win the Double.



Kalmar FF won in their history once the Lennart Johansson - Cup for the Swedish championship title three times and the Svenska Cupen. In addition, the team was two more times in the cup final.

  • Swedish Champion: 2008
  • Swedish Cup: Winner: 1981, 1987, 2007
  • Finalist: 1978, 2008


As Cup finalist in 1978 Kalmar FF moved for the first time in the European Cup. Best Merits was on the international stage were reaching the second round of the European Cup Winners' Cup in the 1987/88 season, when the team was eliminated from the competition after a 1-0 home win against Sporting Lisbon by a 0-5 defeat in Portugal, and reaching the first round of the UEFA Cup in 2008/ 09 when, after two successful qualifying rounds only the away goals rule in comparison with the traditional Dutch club Feyenoord that meant leaving.

Known player

  • Ari da Silva Ferreira1
  • David Elm
  • Rasmus Elm
  • Viktor Elm
  • Johnny Erlandsson
  • Patrik Ingelsten1
  • Peter Karlsson1
  • Billy Lansdowne1
  • Olle Lind
  • Jan- Åke Lundberg