@DandalBs brings us our weekly round-up of all the news from the Swedish domestic game. As well as the national team reaching the semi-finals at the Olympics, it’s been a busy week of transfers.
Above: Sweden celebrate reaching the Semi-Finals at the Olympics yesterday with victory over host nation Japan. Photo: Getty Images
FA Women’s Super League side Arsenal have confirmed the signing Frida Maanum after she recently departed Linköping after four years. The 22 year-old who can play in defence or midfield scored 22 goals in 80 games for Linköping and holds 33 caps for Norway, for whom she represented in the 2017 UEFA European Championships.
Linköping have announced the arrival of Ukrainian national team player Nadiia Kunina on a three and a half year contract. The 21 year-old has been with Champions League competitor Zhytlobud-1 since she was 18 and “can play in all offensive positions”.
Julia Karlernäs has joined BK Häcken after a year with Spanish side Sevilla. The 27 year-old midfielder, who has previously won the Damallsvenskan with Piteå, holds five caps for Sweden. She signs on a two and a half year deal.
Rosengård’s signing spree continues with the arrival of Australia’s hugely impressive Olympic goalkeeper Teagan Micah. The 23 year-old is in fine form in recent months after a stellar W-League season with Melbourne City. She joins from top Norwegian side Sandviken on a two year contract. Although they have not commented, Micah’s arrival suggests that current first choice goalkeeper, Canadian international Stephanie Labbé is going elsewhere, with Paris St. Germain rumoured.
Danish defender Kamilla Karlsen joins Djurgården from Fleury 91 in the French D1. The 21 year-old has experience from several years with top Copenhagen side Bröndby and has represented the Danish youth national teams. She will cover the loss of Gudrun Arnardottir, who went to Rosengård.
Vittsjö forward Beatrice Persson has left club for Danish side Brøndby. This means it is a possibility that she will play in their upcoming UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers in Kristianstad in August. The 21 year-old has mostly played as a substitute this season.
Växjö have announced the signing of 20 year-old Australian defender Winonah Heatley. The youngster had a hugely impressive season in the W-League with Brisbane Roar last time round and this is her first move outside of Australia.
Djurgården has signed 18 year-old talent Alice Bergströmfrån from Elitettan side Älvsjö. The young winger will see out the 2021 season with Älvsjö before making the move to Djurgården.
KIF Örebro’s leading goal scorer Karin Lundin, who scored 11 goals last season will be leaving for a yet unnamed European club, although there is strong speculation that it will be Fiorentina.
The Damallsvenskan is presently on a break for the Olympic Games and returns on 20th August with the set of fixtures below:
Round Thirteen Fixtures:
Växjö v Vittsjö
Hammarby v Eskilstuna United
AIK v Djurgården
Piteå v Linköping
Rosengård v KIF Örebro
Kristianstads v BK Häcken
The Elitettan is on a break until the next round of matches which will be played on 7-8th August. The games scheduled for those dates are shown below:
Next matches: IF Brommapojkarna, IFK Norrköping, Bollstanäs SK v Jitex Mölndal, IFK Kalmar v Alingsås FC United, IK Uppsala v Älvsjö AIK FF, Mallbackens IF Sunne v Lidköpings FK, Sundsvalls DFF v Morön BK, Umeå IK v Borgeby FK.