Pia Sundhage

  • Date of birth : 13/02/1960
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
The official website for European football

Pia Sundhage

Under a new coach, Pia Sundhage, hosts Sweden are serious contenders to reclaim the title they won in the inaugural year of 1984.

Pia Sundhage

Under a new coach, Pia Sundhage, hosts Sweden are serious contenders to reclaim the title they won in the inaugural year of 1984.

Date of birth: 13 Feburary 1960

Playing career:
Falköpings KIK, Jitex BK, Östers IF. S.S. Lazio, Stattena IF, Hammarby IF DFF

Coaching career: Hammarby IF DFF, Boston Breakers, Kolbotn IL, KIF Örebro DFF, United States, Sweden

Having been in the Sweden team that won the first official European title in 1984, Sundhage returned home in October 2012 to try and repeat the feat on home soil as coach. A prolific scorer as a player, winning four Swedish titles with Jitex in an 18-year career, she made her international debut aged 15 in 1975 and won 146 caps, scoring 71 goals. Among those was the first goal scored by a woman at Wembley in a 2-0 win in England in 1989.

Becoming player-coach of Hammarby in 1992, she had assistant roles at Vallentuna BK, AIK Fotball and Philadelphia Charge before Boston gave her a head position, leading them to the 2003 title in the last season of the professional WUSA league. Returning to Europe for spells in Sweden and Norway, she assisted Marika Domanski Lyfors with China at the 2007 World Cup before taking charge of the US, who she led to two Olympic gold medals and the 2011 World Cup final, which they lost on penalties to Japan. After the 2012 Olympic success, she opted to become Sweden coach on a four-year deal, having won 91 of her 107 games in charge of the US.

Last updated: 07/07/13 14.21CET


Match log

Match log
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/09/2016 01:36 CET
21.09.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0PolandPoland
26.10.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina0-1SwedenSweden
31.10.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden5-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
05.04.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-4SwedenSweden
08.05.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
14.06.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland1-3SwedenSweden
19.06.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-5SwedenSweden
21.08.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundPolandPoland0-4SwedenSweden
13.09.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
17.09.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0ScotlandScotland
08.06.2015Women's World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden3-3NigeriaNigeria
08.06.2015Women's World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUnited States3-1AustraliaAustralia
12.06.2015Women's World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUnited States0-0SwedenSweden
12.06.2015Women's World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUnited States0-0SwedenSweden
16.06.2015Women's World CupFinal tournament - Group stageNigeriaNigeria0-1United StatesUSA
16.06.2015Women's World CupFinal tournament - Group stageAustraliaAustralia1-1SwedenSweden
20.06.2015Women's World CupRound of 16GermanyGermany4-1SwedenSweden
22.06.2015Women's World CupRound of 16USAUnited States2-0ColombiaColombia
26.06.2015Women's World CupQuarter-finalsChina PRChina0-1United StatesUSA
30.06.2015Women's World CupSemi-finalsUSAUnited States2-0GermanyGermany
05.07.2015Women's World CupFinalUSAUnited States5-2JapanJapan
17.09.2015UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageMoldovaMoldova0-3SwedenSweden
22.09.2015UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageSwedenSweden3-0PolandPoland
27.10.2015UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageSwedenSweden1-0DenmarkDenmark
08.04.2016UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageSlovakiaSlovakia0-3SwedenSweden
02.06.2016UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stagePolandPoland0-4SwedenSweden
06.06.2016UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageSwedenSweden6-0MoldovaMoldova
15.09.2016UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageSwedenSweden2-1SlovakiaSlovakia
20.09.2016UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageDenmarkDenmark2-0SwedenSweden

General info

  • Name: Pia Sundhage
  • Date of birth: 13/02/1960
  • Country: Sweden

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Women's EURO 2015/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: Women's Under-19 (Preliminary round)
    23/09/97: Ukraine 0-8 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Sweden WOCO131012
Sweden WU-1813922
Last updated: 21/09/2016 01:36 CET