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2012 Malmö FF season

Malmö FF
2012 season
Chairman Håkan Jeppsson
Manager Rikard Norling
Stadium Swedbank Stadion
Allsvenskan 3rd
Top goalscorer League:
Mathias Ranégie (10)
All:
Mathias Ranégie (16)
Highest home attendance 23,638 (10 May vs. Helsingborgs IF)
Lowest home attendance 10,088 (27 August vs. IFK Norrköping)
Average home league attendance 14,799
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012 season was Malmö FF's 101st in existence, their 77th season in Allsvenskan and their 12th consecutive season in the league. They competed in Allsvenskan where they finished in 3rd position. Malmö FF also participated in one competition in which the club continued playing in for the 2013 season, 2012–13 Svenska Cupen. The season was Rikard Norlings first full season as the club's manager as he joined the club halfway through the 2011 season. Ulrich Vinzents was appointed new club captain as the former captain, Daniel Andersson, announced that he would prioritise his coaching career as one of Malmö FFs three assistant managers. However, injury problems for the club's defender saw Andersson playing ten out of twelve league matches before the break for UEFA Euro 2012 and thus also holding the captaincy, Andersson continued to play sporadically after the summer break. Appointed captain Vinzents was injured in an early stage of the season and Miiko Albornoz was brought into the starting eleven, Albornoz held the position until the end of the season. Due to these circumstances third captain Jiloan Hamad held the captaincy for the majority of the matches throughout the season.

SummaryEdit

AllsvenskanEdit

The competitive league season started on 2 April when Malmö FF played against Gefle IF in a home fixture at Swedbank Stadion, the match ended in a draw 0–0. The spring season lasted until 24 May when Allsvenskan took a break due to the UEFA Euro 2012, Malmö's last match in the league before the break was the away fixture against GIF Sundsvall with resulted in a 1–1 draw. The league resumed play on 2 July when Malmö played at home against AIK where Malmö took and impressive 4–0 victory. The season then continued until early November with Malmö playing their last match of the season against AIK at Råsunda, this match was the last ever Allsvenskan fixture at the stadium before demolition, only two additional matches in the group stage of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League remained for AIK to play at the stadium. The fixture AIK vs Malmö FF was also the very first match held at the stadium in 1937, the last fixture was officially requested from AIK.

Malmö FF struggled to score in the early stages of the season and didn't record a goal until 64th minute in the third league game of the season, home against Kalmar FF, this was also the club's first win for the season. The first away fixture for the season against BK Häcken was lost 5–0, the club's biggest loss in the league since the 2001 season. The team continued to play well at home, winning all five home games after the first fixture to the break for the UEFA Euro 2012 with a goal difference of 10–1. However, the team were clearly struggling away from home, in six away fixtures the team only managed to win the match against Djurgårdens IF after a late goal in the 88th minute. The remaining away fixtures before the UEFA Euro 2012 break resulted in three drawn and two lost matches, the away fixture goal difference at this time was 10–15. At the time of the break Malmö FF occupied second position in the league table, eight points behind leaders IF Elfsborg and one point ahead of third placed AIK, Mathias Ranégie was the club's best goalscorer with five goals in the league.

Malmö FF continued to win at home, winning the two first home matches after the break against AIK and GAIS. However the team lost surprisingly away from home against the relegation threatened Örebro SK who had only won one match before this. Just after this set of matches Malmö started winning away from home when the team took two away wins in a row against GAIS and Gefle IF. When Malmö lost away against leaders Elfsborg with 4–1 and drew with Häcken at home in a goalless match Malmö dropped from second to third in the league table behind Häcken and Elfsborg with 9 matches left to play. The team continued to drop points in some important matches, specifically losing their first home game of the season against IFK Göteborg 2–1, this resulted in a drop in the table to fourth place. After this match Malmö improved and won four matches in a row to top the table for the first time with two matches left of the season. Malmö were level at points with Elfsborg and two points ahead of third placed Häcken. The last home game of the season at Swedbank Stadion against already relegated Örebro resulted in a 1–1 draw, Malmö now positioned second had to win their last game against AIK at the same time as Elfsborg lost points at home against Åtvidabergs FF. However this proved to a difficult scenario as AIK took a comfortable lead after 33 minutes at the same time as Elfsborg were leading at home. AIK later increased their lead to 2–0 which became the final score. Åtvidaberg later equalised against Elfsborg for the match to end 1–1, however this was enough for Elfsborg to be crowned league champions. Malmö dropped down to a final third place as Häcken won their last game of the season away from home against Sundsvall 2–1. Mathias Ranégie became Malmö FF's best goalscorer of the season with 6 goals scored even though he was sold to Italian side Udinese on the last day of the summer transfer window.

Svenska CupenEdit

It was decided in late 2011 that the format of the cup was to be changed to the fall–spring format instead of the current calendar year format. On 6 August the round of the tournament was drawn with Malmö facing Sandvikens IF at Jernvallen in Sandviken, the match was played on 20 August 2012. Malmö were 3–1 down until the 76th minute of the match and looked to be heading out of the competition, one goal each from Mathias Ranégie (who had previously scored the opening goal after three minutes) and Tokelo Rantie took the match to extra time. Two additional goals from Rantie to complete his hat-trick and one goal from Wílton Figueiredo turned the game to Malmö's favour and the club eventually made it through with a final score of 6–3. Malmö went on to compete in the tournament's group stage in March 2013.

Key eventsEdit

PlayersEdit

SquadEdit

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

No. Position Player
2 Denmark DF Ulrich Vinzents (captain)
3 Sweden DF Jasmin Sudić
4 Sweden DF Daniel Andersson
5 Sweden DF Pontus Jansson
6 Finland DF Markus Halsti
7 Sweden FW Daniel Larsson
8 Sweden MF Erik Friberg
9 Brazil MF Wílton Figueiredo
10 Sweden MF Jiloan Hamad
11 Sweden MF Simon Thern
13 Sweden FW Mathias Ranégie
14 Sweden DF Miiko Albornoz
15 Sweden DF Filip Helander
17 Sweden MF Ivo Pękalski
18 Sweden MF Amin Nazari
No. Position Player
19 Sweden FW Dardan Rexhepi
20 Brazil DF Ricardinho
21 Sweden MF Jimmy Durmaz
22 Sweden DF Filip Stenström
23 Sweden DF Matias Concha
24 Sweden MF David Löfquist (on loan from Parma)
25 Denmark GK Robin Olsen
27 Sweden GK Johan Dahlin
28 Sweden FW Alexander Nilsson
29 South Africa FW Tokelo Rantie (on loan from Stars of Africa)
30 Sweden GK Viktor Noring (on loan from Trelleborgs FF)
30 Sweden GK Zlatan Azinović
31 Sweden MF Simon Kroon
32 Sweden MF Tobias Lewicki

Players in/outEdit

InEdit

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
22 DF  SWE Filip Stenström 20 EU IF Limhamn Bunkeflo Loan return Winter 2013 N/A lb07.se
30 GK  SWE Dejan Garača 20 EU IF Limhamn Bunkeflo Loan return Winter 2011 N/A lb07.se
25 GK  DEN Robin Olsen 21 EU IFK Klagshamn Transfer Winter 2014 N/A mff.se
8 MF  SWE Erik Friberg 25 EU Seattle Sounders FC United States Transfer Winter 2014 N/A mff.se
32 MF  SWE Tobias Lewicki 18 EU Youth system Promoted Winter 2013 N/A fotbolltransfers.com
11 MF  SWE Simon Thern 19 EU Helsingborgs IF Transfer Winter 2014 N/A mff.se
30 GK  SWE Viktor Noring 21 EU Trelleborgs FF Loan Winter 2012 N/A mff.se
23 DF  SWE Matias Concha 32 EU VfL Bochum Transfer Summer 2014 N/A mff.se
29 FW  RSA Tokelo Rantie 21 Non-EU Stars Of Africa Academy South Africa Loan Summer 2013 N/A mff.se
30 GK  SWE Zlatan Azinović 24 EU Trelleborgs FF Transfer Summer 2012 N/A mff.se
24 MF  SWE David Löfquist 26 EU Parma Italy Loan Summer 2012 N/A mff.se

OutEdit

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
24 FW  SWE Agon Mehmeti 22 EU Palermo Italy End of contract Winter Free sydsvenskan.se
30 GK  SWE Dejan Garača 21 EU Syrianska FC End of contract Winter Free mff.se
25 GK  CZE Dušan Melichárek 28 EU Slovácko Czech Republic End of contract Winter Free fcslovacko.cz
5 MF  SER Miljan Mutavdžić 25 Non-EU Radnički 1923 Serbia End of contract Winter Free sydsvenskan.se
16 DF  POR Yago Fernández 23 EU Girona Spain End of contract Winter Free sydsvenskan.se
11 MF  SWE Jeffrey Aubynn 34 EU GAIS End of contract Winter Free mff.se
23 DF  SWE Tobias Malm 19 EU Trelleborgs FF Loan Winter N/A trelleborgsff.se
32 MF  SWE Tobias Lewicki 19 EU Youth system Demoted Summer N/A skanskan.se
MF  NED Rick Kruys 27 EU Excelsior Netherlands Transfer Summer N/A sbvexcelsior.nl
21 MF  SWE Jimmy Durmaz 23 EU Gençlerbirliği Turkey Transfer Summer N/A genclerbirligi.org.tr
30 GK  SWE Viktor Noring 21 EU Trelleborgs FF Loan return Summer N/A mff.se
13 FW  SWE Mathias Ranégie 28 EU Udinese Italy Transfer Summer N/A mff.se

Squad statsEdit

Number Position Name 2012 Allsvenskan 2012–13 Svenska Cupen Others Total
Appearances Goals Appearances Goals Appearances Goals Appearances Goals
2 DF Ulrich Vinzents 8 0 0 0 7 0 15 0
3 DF Jasmin Sudić 9 0 1 0 9 0 19 0
4 DF Daniel Andersson 16 1 1 0 7 0 24 1
5 DF Pontus Jansson 30 1 0 0 9 0 39 1
6 DF Markus Halsti 13 1 0 0 8 0 21 1
7 FW Daniel Larsson 30 4 1 0 10 4 41 8
8 MF Erik Friberg 24 0 0 0 8 2 32 2
9 MF Wílton Figueiredo 22 5 1 1 9 1 32 7
10 MF Jiloan Hamad 30 6 1 0 9 0 40 6
11 MF Simon Thern 28 3 1 0 11 1 40 4
13 FW Mathias Ranégie 19 10 1 2 8 4 28 16
14 DF Miiko Albornoz 27 3 1 0 9 0 37 3
15 DF Filip Helander 12 0 0 0 9 0 21 0
17 MF Ivo Pękalski 21 1 0 0 3 0 24 1
18 MF Amin Nazari 1 0 0 0 7 0 8 0
19 FW Dardan Rexhepi 13 0 1 0 9 1 23 1
20 DF Ricardinho 28 2 1 0 11 0 40 2
21 MF Jimmy Durmaz 15 6 0 0 9 2 24 8
22 DF Filip Stenström 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
23 DF Matias Concha 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
24 MF David Löfquist 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
25 GK Robin Olsen 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
27 GK Johan Dahlin 29 0 0 0 10 0 39 0
28 FW Alexander Nilsson 17 2 1 0 8 2 26 4
29 FW Tokelo Rantie 11 3 1 3 1 0 13 6
30 GK Viktor Noring 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
30 GK Zlatan Azinović 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Simon Kroon 1 0 0 0 6 0 7 0
32 MF Tobias Lewicki 1 0 0 0 6 0 7 0
FW Dino Islamovic 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
DF Pa Konate 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
MF Pawel Cibicki 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
MF Egzon Sekiraca 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Disciplinary recordEdit

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
2 DF  DEN Vinzents 1
3 DF  SWE Sudić 1
5 DF  SWE Jansson 2
6 DF  FIN Halsti 1 1
8 MF  SWE Friberg 6
9 MF  BRA Figueiredo 6
10 MF  SWE Hamad 2
11 MF  SWE Thern 1
13 FW  SWE Ranégie 3
14 MF  SWE Albornoz 5
15 MF  SWE Helander 1
17 MF  SWE Pękalski 2
19 FW  SWE Rexhepi 1
20 DF  BRA Ricardinho 6
21 MF  SWE Durmaz 2
27 GK  SWE Dahlin 3
28 FW  SWE Nilsson 1
29 FW  RSA Rantie 1

Source: svenskfotboll.se
Only competitive matches
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.
Notes: Allsvenskan only

ClubEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head Coach First Team Sweden Rikard Norling
Assistant Coach First Team Sweden Jörgen Pettersson
Assistant Coach First Team Sweden Daniel Andersson
Assistant Coach First Team and Fitness Coach England Simon Hollyhead
First Team Coach / Head Coach U-21 Sweden Leif Engqvist
Head Coach Youth Academy Sweden Mats Engqvist
Youth Talent Coach Sweden Staffan Tapper
Goalkeeping Coach Sweden Jonnie Fedel
Physiotherapist Sweden Wilner Registre

Source: Malmö FF

Other informationEdit

Chairman Sweden Håkan Jeppsson
Managing director Sweden Per Nilsson
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Swedbank Stadion (24,000 / 105x70 m)

Source: Malmö FF and Swedbank Stadion

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Allsvenskan 3rd 2 April 2012 4 November 2012

Source: Competitions

AllsvenskanEdit

Main article: 2012 Allsvenskan

League tableEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 IF Elfsborg (C) 30 18 5 7 48 29 +19 59 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 BK Häcken 30 17 6 7 67 36 +31 57 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Malmö FF 30 16 8 6 49 33 +16 56 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 AIK 30 15 10 5 41 27 +14 55
5 IFK Norrköping 30 15 7 8 50 43 +7 52
6 Helsingborgs IF 30 13 11 6 52 33 +19 50

Source: svenskfotboll.se
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 16 8 6 49 33 +16 56 10 3 1 25 5 +20 6 5 5 24 28 −4

Source: svenskfotboll.se

Results by roundEdit

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H A H A H H A
Result D L W W W L D W W D W D W L W W W D L W D W D L W W W W D L
Position 10 14 9 6 2 4 6 4 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 1 2 3

Source: see below
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

MatchesEdit

Kickoff times are in UTC+2.

Svenska CupenEdit

2012–13Edit

The tournament continued into the 2013 season.

Kickoff times are in UTC+2.

Non competitiveEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Mid-seasonEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ mff.se "Agon och Dejan lämnar" (in Swedish). 
  2. ^ mff.se "Robin Olsen ny målvakt i Malmö FF" (in Swedish). 
  3. ^ mff.se "Jeff slutar i MFF" (in Swedish). 
  4. ^ "Malmö FF värvar Erik Friberg från Seattle Sounders" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  5. ^ "Simon Thern klar!" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Omid till Ängelholm" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Tobias Malm spelar i TFF 2012" (in Swedish). trelleborgsff.se. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Ulrich ny holdkaptajn" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  9. ^ "Malmö FF lånar Viktor Noring" (in Swedish). mff.se. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nytt kontrakt för Johan Dahlin" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  11. ^ "Filip Helander tecknar A-lagskontrakt" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  12. ^ "Malmö FF har gjort klart med Matias Concha" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  13. ^ "Tokelo Rantie är klar för Malmö FF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Zlatan Azinovic till Malmö FF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ranégie till Udinese". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Löfquist klar för MFF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.