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Sweden
Nickname(s) Blågult
(the Blue-Yellow)
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Janne Andersson
Captain Andreas Granqvist
Most caps Anders Svensson (148)
Top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimović (62)
Home stadium Friends Arena
FIFA code SWE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 14 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 2 (November 1994)
Lowest 45 (March 2015, October–November 2015, March 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 18 Increase 2 (3 March 2019)
Highest 2 (May–June 1949, October 1949, July 1950)
Lowest 48 (September 1980, May 1981)
First international
 Sweden 11–3 Norway 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 12 July 1908)
Biggest win
 Sweden 12–0 Latvia 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 29 May 1927)
 Sweden 12–0 Korea Republic 
(London, England; 5 August 1948)
Biggest defeat
Template:Fbo 12–1 Sweden 
(London, England; 20 October 1908)
World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1934)
Best result Runners-up (1958)
European Championship
Appearances 6 (first in 1992)
Best result Semi-finals (1992)

Sweden national football team is the national football team of Sweden. They made it to 2nd place in the 1958 FIFA World Cup, and the semi-finals in the Euro 1992.

Most appearances

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Anders Svensson 1999–2013 130 21
2 Thomas Ravelli 1981–1997 143 0
3 Andreas Isaksson 2002–2016 133 0
4 Kim Källström 2001–2016 131 16
5 Olof Mellberg 2000–2012 117 8
6 Zlatan Ibrahimović 2001–2016 116 62
Roland Nilsson 1986–2000 116 2
8 Björn Nordqvist 1963–1978 115 0
9 Niclas Alexandersson 1993–2008 109 7
10 Henrik Larsson 1993–2009 106 37

Top scorers

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Zlatan Ibrahimović 2001–2016 62 116
2 Sven Rydell 1921–1932 49 43
3 Gunnar Nordahl 1942–1948 43 33
4 Henrik Larsson 1993–2009 37 106
5 Gunnar Gren 1939–1958 32 57
6 Kennet Andersson 1990–2000 31 83
7 Marcus Allbäck 1999–2008 30 74
8 Martin Dahlin 1991–1997 29 60
9 Agne Simonsson 1956–1961 27 51
10 Tomas Brolin 1990–1995 26 47


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