Netherlands-Sweden matches 1908-2011


Introduction
Official Matches
Overviews

Introduction

Sweden were the first 'eternal' opponents of the Netherlands at a major international tournament. The two teams played in 5 matches at 4 consecutive Olympic Games between 1908 and 1924, with 3 of the 5 matches reaching extra time. In both 1908 and 1924 the encounters were to decide the bronze medalists, in Sweden's home Olympics in 1912 it was a first round match and in 1920 the match featured as a quarterfinal. Only in 1924 were Sweden victorious, and that only after a replay, against a Dutch team which had given the eventual winners from Uruguay the fight of their life in the semifinals, only losing 1-2 after a highly controversial late penalty awarded to the South Americans.

Since then, the two countries only met twice more at major final tournaments, with both matches finishing goalless, in stark contrast to the eight matches the two played in Stockholm, which averaged nearly 6 goals a game. Overall, the Dutch team won more matches than they lost, but Sweden outscored Oranje in the 23 encounters played in a period spanning more than a century. The two first met in a qualifying tournament for the 2012 European Championship.


Official Matches

All matches listed are friendlies unless otherwise stated.

Game Date        Venue         Result                       Remark

  1. 23-10-1908  London        Netherlands 2-0 Sweden       [Olympic Games]
  2. 25-10-1908  Den Haag      Netherlands 5-3 Sweden
  3. 29- 6-1912  Stockholm     Sweden      3-4 Netherlands  [Olympic Games, aet]
  4.  9- 6-1919  Amsterdam     Netherlands 3-1 Sweden  
  5. 24- 8-1919  Stockholm     Sweden      4-1 Netherlands
  6. 29- 8-1920  Antwerpen     Netherlands 5-4 Sweden       [Olympic Games, aet]
  7.  8- 6-1924  Paris         Netherlands 1-1 Sweden       [Olympic Games, aet]
  8.  9- 6-1924  Paris         Sweden      3-1 Netherlands  [Olympic Games]
  9. 13-11-1927  Amsterdam     Netherlands 1-0 Sweden 
 10.  9- 6-1929  Stockholm     Sweden      6-2 Netherlands
 11.  9- 6-1948  Amsterdam     Netherlands 1-0 Sweden 
 12.  8- 6-1950  Stockholm     Sweden      4-1 Netherlands
 13. 14- 5-1952  Amsterdam     Netherlands 0-0 Sweden  
 14. 19- 5-1954  Stockholm     Sweden      6-1 Netherlands
 15. 29- 4-1964  Rotterdam     Netherlands 0-1 Sweden 
 16. 19- 6-1974  Dortmund      Netherlands 0-0 Sweden       [World Cup]
 17.  4- 9-1974  Stockholm     Sweden      1-5 Netherlands
 18. 27- 4-1983  Utrecht       Netherlands 0-3 Sweden  
 19. 26- 6-2004  Faro/Loulé    Netherlands 0-0 Sweden       [European Champ., aet, 5-4 pen]
 20. 18- 8-2004  Stockholm     Sweden      2-2 Netherlands
 21. 19-11-2008  Amsterdam     Netherlands 3-1 Sweden 
 22. 12-10-2010  Amsterdam     Netherlands 4-1 Sweden       [European Champ. Qual.]
 23. 11-10-2011  Stockholm     Sweden      3-2 Netherlands  [European Champ. Qual.]


Overviews


Total record:

Netherlands          23 10  5  8  44- 47  25
Sweden               23  8  5 10  47- 44  21


Some more stats:

                     Pd  N  D  S  NG- SG

In the Netherlands:   9  6  1  2  17- 10
In Sweden:            8  2  1  5  18- 29
Elsewhere:            6  2  3  1   9-  8



Netherlands - List of International Matches


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Prepared and maintained by Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 16 Mar 2012

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