Fridolina Rolfö

Fridolina Rolfö (born 24 November 1993) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a forward for Frauen-Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg. She is a member of the Swedish national team.[2]

Fridolina Rolfö
Rolfö in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993
Place of birth Kungsbacka, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 14
Youth career
IFK Fjärås
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Tölö IF
2011–2013 Jitex 59 (16)
2014–2016 Linköpings FC 51 (16)
2017–2019 Bayern Munich 40 (18)
2019– VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
National team
2011–12 Sweden U19 15 (3)
2015– Sweden 37 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:50, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Club career

After joining from Tölö IF, Rolfö scored nine league goals for Jitex BK in her debut Damallsvenskan season, 2011. Her favoured position was on the right wing, so she could cut inside and shoot with her strong left foot.[3] She was named the 2011 Women's Junior Player of the Year by Göteborgs-Posten,[4]

Rolfö signed for Linköpings FC in 2014 and scored a hat-trick on her UEFA Women's Champions League debut against English champions Liverpool.[5]

In November 2016, it was announced that Rolfö would sign for current Frauen-Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich. She signed an 18-month contract, starting from 1 January 2017.[6] In each of her three seasons in Germany FC Bayern Munich finished runners up to VFL Wolfsburg in the League.[7]

In May 2019, current Frauen-Bundesliga champions VFL Wolfsburg announced the signing of Rolfö to a two-year contract.[8]

International career

Rolfö played for Sweden under-19 international[9] team at the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. She helped Sweden win the competition by defeating Spain 1–0 in extra time.[10]

Rolfö's club form with Linköpings caught the eye of national team coach Pia Sundhage, who promptly handed Rolfö a debut cap in Sweden's 2–1 friendly defeat by Germany at Behrn Arena on 29 October 2014. In her five-minute substitute appearance she almost scored but was denied by German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer.[11]

Rolfö played in the 2016 Olympics helping Sweden to a silver medal after losing in the final to Germany.[12] Rolfö did not feature in the 2–1 loss in the Gold Medal Match, after suffering a tournament ending injury in the Quarter-Final against the USA.[13]

In June 2019 Rolfö scored her first goal in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in a 5–1 win over Thailand.[14]

Matches and goals scored at World Cup & Olympic tournaments

Key (expand for notes on “world cup and olympic goals”)
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Lineup Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain

Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Result The final score.

W – match was won
L – match was lost to opponent
D – match was drawn
(W) – penalty-shoot-out was won after a drawn match
(L) – penalty-shoot-out was lost after a drawn match

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament
Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament
Goal Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Min Score Result Competition
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
1
2016-8-3[m 1] Rio de Janeiro  South Africa 76.

off 76' (on Schough)

1–0 W

Group match
2
2016-8-6[m 2] Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 64.

off 64' (on Schough)

1–5 L

Group match
3
2016-8-9[m 3] Brasília  China PR Start

0–0 D

Group match
4
2016-8-12[m 4] Brasília  United States 18.

off 18' (on Blackstenius)

1–1 (pso 4–3) (W)

Quarter-Final
France 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
5
2019-6-11[m 5] Rennes  Chile 65.

off 65' (on Anvegård)

2–1 W

Group match
1
6
2019-6-16[m 6] Nice  Thailand 46.

off 46' (on Janogy)

42 3-0

5–1 W

Group match
7
2019-6-20[m 7] Le Havre  United States s.

on 56' (off Schough)

0–2 L

Group match
8
2019-6-24[m 8] Paris  Canada 89.

off 89' (on Hurtig)

1–0 W

Round of 16
9
2019-6-29[m 9] Rennes  Germany 90+5.

off 90+5' (on Hurtig)

2–1 W

Quarter-Final
10
2019-7-6[m 10] Nice  England 27.

off 27' (on Hurtig)

2–1 W

3rd Place Match

Matches and goals scored at European Championship tournaments

Goal Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Min Score Result Competition
2017 European Championship
1
2017-7-17[m 11] Breda  Germany 56.

off 56' (on Blackstenius)

0–0 D

Group match
2
2017-7-21[m 12] Deventer  Russia s.

on 46' (off Schough)

2–0 W

Group match
3
2017-7-25[m 13] Doetinchem  Italy s.

on 46' (off Asllani)

2–3 L

Group match
4
2017-7-29[m 14] Doetinchem  Netherlands 73.

off 73' (on Folkesson)

0–2 L

Quarter-Final

Honours

Linköpings FC
Sweden
Sweden U19

References

  1. Fridolina Rolfo Archived 2016-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. Statistics in the SFA's website
  3. Sköld, Johan (8 April 2012). "Fridolina – bara bättre och bättre" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. Fridolina Rolfo. nbcolympics.com
  5. "Rolfö rolls Liverpool over, Wolfsburg hold nerve". UEFA. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. "FCB-Frauen verpflichten Fridolina Rolfö" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  7. "Frauen-Bundesliga – Wikipedia". en.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  8. "Rolfö joins She-Wolves". Rolfö joins She-Wolves. 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  9. Profile in UEFA's website
  10. "Sweden U19 vs. Spain U19 – 14 July 2012 – Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  11. Hilmersson, Eric (29 October 2014). "Schelin blev tidernas bästa målskytt" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  12. "2016 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Germany: Gold Medal Match". ESPN.
  13. Lawson, Sophie (15 August 2016). "Rolfö's Olympics is over". Vavel. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  14. "Sweden book place in last 16 of World Cup as Thailand endure another rout". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
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