We are IFK Göteborg

We want to move forward by contributing to a better Gothenburg on all levels. As simple as that. And this is how we do it to succeed.

Our purpose
We want to improve Gothenburg. This does not mean that we lower our sporting goals. We are and will be an all-Swedish top team. The enormous love we receive from our supporters deserves success. Our mens first team knows what the club brand stands for and understands the importance of never giving up. At the same time, we want to contribute to the whole city feeling better, even outside the football field.

Our vision
IFK Göteborg should always be a club that everyone looks up to. On and off the plane. This is our vision and therefore IFK Göteborg is much more than a successful first team. Our Academy gives girls and boys the chance to play football, from first ball contact all the way up to junior level. With football as a starting point, we run a number of CSR projects that bring joy, hope and contribute to integration in Gothenburg. We know that not everyone is called Glenn in Gothenburg, but we are IFK Göteborg and address ourselves to everyone.

We always think ahead
Our business is about constantly being a competence leader, both on and off the field. Therefore, an important part of our everyday life is to think and dare new. It’s about how we play football, but also about how we address both commercial and social challenges.

Our core values
At IFK Göteborg, we start from three core values: friendship, passion and professionalism. They are more than words, they signal how everyone within IFK Göteborg acts. We talk about everyone from the mens first team to the staff at Kamratgården, from the youth coach who puts the cones out on a cold winter evening to the scout who travels another night to see a possible new acquisition, from the twelve-year-old girl who plays her first match to the seasoned staff.

Our promise
We can not promise to win every match or take gold every year, but we can give a promise here and now:

IFK Göteborg gives everything to the final whistle. Then we continue to fight.

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Our history

It started in a cafe in Gothenburg in 1904 and it will never end.
Or to quote one of the greatest in the blue-white history, Bertil “Bebben” Johansson, “Blue-white never dies”.

The question is if Arthur Wingren, John Säwström and the others at Café Olivedal that fateful October day in their wildest fantasies could have imagined what was to unfold as a consequence of forming comrade association XXXIX.

Like IFK Göteborg becoming Swedish champions for the first time, only four years later in 1908.

That an athletic boy from Surte by the name of “Black Filip” Johansson would become the Swedish league’s first goal king between 1924-25 by scoring 39 goals, a record that has yet to be surpassed to this day.

That 52 194 spectators – a Swedish record – would sit on the bleachers at Ullevi on a summer day in 1959 to witness the derby between IFK Göteborg and Örgryte.

That IFK Göteborg one year (1969) would become Swedish champions only to leave the highest series altogether the following year (1970).

That one of the world’s most famous Swedish footballers, Sven-Göran Eriksson, would start his top career as a coach in a blue-white association.

That IFK Göteborg in 1982 would score a hat trick by winning the Swedish Championship, the Swedish Cup, and the UEFA Cup.

That a Swedish club team for the second time in 1987 would win the UEFA Cup.

That a Swedish club team on four occasions in the 90’s would reach the Champions League, thus letting Manchester United and Barcelona fight for the second spot after the clear group winner Blue-white.

That guys like Gunnar Gren, Torbjörn Nilsson, Glenn Hysén, Glenn Strömberg and Thomas Ravelli would grow to become world class players in IFK Göteborg.

That Gunnar Larsson during his 20 years as chairman (1982-2001) would enjoy 10 Swedish Championship gold wins alongside the international victories.

That the first Kamratgården in the Delsjö area would be built in 1961 and be followed up by a more modern and contemporary facility in 2012.

That the most dedicated fans would develop a supporter culture that is the best and most colourful in the country.

That the association would be referred to as “The People’s Team”.

It all started in a café in Olivedal on October 4 1904.

It will continue until the end of time.

Quick facts

Founded: 1904.
Number of Swedish Championships won: 18.
Number of Swedish Cup won: 8.
Number of UEFA Cup won: 2.
Participation in the Champions League: 4 (1992/93, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97).
Most matches played in the Swedish league: Bengt ”Fölet” Berndtsson, 348.
Most goals scored in the Swedish league: Filip ”Svarte–Filip” Johansson, 180.
Most A-team matches played: Mikael Nilsson, 609.
Most A team goals scored: Filip ”Svarte–Filip” Johansson, 333.

Foto: Fredrik Aremyr

IFK Göteborg in the community

Our city – Our team

For a comradery association with a strong bond to the city and a strong brand with many supporters comes a great responsibility.
Gothenburg is a segregated city facing major challenges. The feeling of security, belief in the future and participation varies greatly throughout Gothenburg. Different actors in Gothenburg need to work together, if we are to successfully unite the city.

How are we going to succeed?

With football as a tool, we will help to break barriers to increase the sense of participation, security and improve the health of the city’s inhabitants.

We believe in Gothenburg.
We believe in collaboration.
That’s what ”IFK Göteborg in the community” is about.

Matchdag 2017 Gamla Ullevi

Stadium and club facilities

Gamla Ullevi is our stadium and Kamratgården is our training ground.

Gamla Ullevi

Visiting address: Ullevigatan 5, Göteborg.
Postal address: Box 349, S-401 25, Göteborg, Sweden.

Year of inauguration: 2009.
Stadium capacity: 18 000 spectators.

Three clubs and one national team share the stadium. IFK Göteborg, Gais and Örgryte IS play their home games in one of the most friendliest stadiums in Sweden. It is also the national stadium for women’s football. The Alliance between the three clubs is unique. Nowhere else in the Nordic region do three so successful clubs share a stadium.

In addition to the three clubs and the national team the arena hosts the world’s biggest youth tournament – Gothia Cup. The U21 European Championship in 2009 was also played at Gamla Ullevi.

Sports aside, we will do everything to ensure that the stadium is the friendliest stadium in Sweden. Both devoted supporters and families will be able to enjoy football here.

Kamratgården

IFK Göteborg´s club and training center opened on the first of October in 1961. Kamratgården is beautifully situated in the recreation area surrounding the Delsjö lake. The facility accommodates the administration office and training grounds for the first team as well as the youth team. The sport center was totally renovated in 2011.

At present there are two full size pitches on the training ground, one with hybrid grass. There’s also an indoor pitch with artificial grass.

Indoors the facility accommodates a fully equipped gym and a restaurant for the staff/personnel and players. Once a year a gathering with social activities is arranged for players and members. It is possible for other clubs and associations to make educational visits to Kamratgården. They will be guided by Donald Niklasson, a player from the gold team of 1969.

Prioritet Serneke Arena

The IFK Göteborg Academy is located in the Nordic region’s largest multisport facility. The arena, located in Kviberg, is 45,300 square meters in size and includes skiing facilities, full-size indoor football field, two sports halls, elementary school, gymnasium, clinic for athletes, conference rooms, hotels and restaurants. Read more at: www.prioritetsernekearena.se

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Buy tickets

Buy your tickets to the games with IFK Göteborg online here.

It’s also possible to buy the tickets in our official store Blåvittshopen at the stadium Gamla Ullevi.

Address
Blåvittshopen
Parkgatan 53 B
411 38 Göteborg

Phone: +46-31-703 73 13

E-mail: shopen@ifkgoteborg.se

Blåvittshopen

Buy your merchandise in our official store.

Visit the store at stadium Gamla Ullevi.

Address
Blåvittshopen
Parkgatan 53 B
411 38 Göteborg

Phone: +46-31-703 73 13

E-mail: shopen@ifkgoteborg.se

Contact us

Contact information for IFK Göteborg.

IFK Göteborg
Kamratgårdsvägen 50
SE-416 55 Göteborg
SWEDEN

Phone: +46-31-703 73 00
Email: info@ifkgoteborg.se

Partners

Fredrik Wallin, Sales Manager, phone: +46-31-703 73 11, email: fredrik.wallin@ifkgoteborg.se.

Media

Marcus Modéer, Media & Information Manager, email: marcus.modeer@ifkgoteborg.se.

You must be an accredited member of the media on assignment to be considered for media credentials.

Scouts

Please contact scouting@ifkgoteborg.se regarding access to tickets.

Academy

Jonas Olsson, Academy Manager, phone: +46-31-703 73 02, email: jonas.olsson@ifkgoteborg.se.