The Kölen/Kjølen Derby: Norway-Sweden matches 1908-2017


Introduction
Official Matches
Overviews

Introduction

Just three years after the countries split up, Norway and Sweden faced each other in the first ever international match for both (like England and Scotland, Argentina and Uruguay, Austria and Hungary, and Belgium and France). Neither played more often against any other opponent, but in football (unlike several other sports) the difference in strength was too great to get a real rivalry going.
The tone was set as early as that first encounter in Gothenburg, won 11-3 by the hosts, who once more would reach double digits in the fixture, winning 10-0 in the first meeting after World War II. Sweden won its first six matches against the western neighbours and did not lose until the seventeenth meeting; Norway did claim four consecutive wins in the thirties, around the 1936 Berlin Olympics where Norway claimed the bronze medals after defeating Turkey, the hosts and Poland, while Sweden suffered a shock first round loss against Japan, but Sweden chalked up ten successive wins in the fixture between 1968 and 1976 and roughly outscored Norway by two goals to one over the years.
In addition, they can easily outbid Norway's 1936 bronze, thanks to winning the 1948 Olympics football tournament and collecting two more bronze medals, in 1924 and 1952. At the World Cup, Sweden were losing finalists as organisers in 1958 and reached the last four on three further occasions (1938, 1950 and 1994), while Norway never even got as far as the quarterfinals.


Official Matches

All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.

Game   Date     Venue                       Result                 Remark

  1. 12- 7-1908 Göteborg            Sweden   11-3 Norway 
  2. 11- 9-1910 Kristiania          Norway    0-4 Sweden           
  3. 17- 9-1911 Stockholm           Sweden    4-1 Norway  
  4. 16- 6-1912 Kristiania          Norway    1-2 Sweden           
  5.  3-11-1912 Göteborg            Sweden    4-2 Norway 
  6.  8- 6-1913 Stockholm           Sweden    9-0 Norway  
  7. 26-10-1913 Kristiania          Norway    1-1 Sweden           
  8. 28- 6-1914 Kristiania          Norway    0-1 Sweden           
  9. 25-10-1914 Stockholm           Sweden    7-0 Norway   
 10. 27- 6-1915 Kristiania          Norway    1-1 Sweden            
 11. 24-10-1915 Stockholm           Sweden    5-2 Norway
 12.  2- 7-1916 Stockholm           Sweden    6-0 Norway     
 13.  1-10-1916 Kristiania          Norway    0-0 Sweden             
 14. 19- 8-1917 Helsingborg         Sweden    3-3 Norway    
 15. 16- 9-1917 Kristiania          Norway    0-2 Sweden           
 16. 26- 5-1918 Stockholm           Sweden    2-0 Norway  
 17. 15- 9-1918 Kristiania          Norway    2-1 Sweden           
 18. 29- 6-1919 Kristiania          Norway    4-3 Sweden           
 19. 14- 9-1919 Göteborg            Sweden    1-5 Norway 
 20. 27- 6-1920 Kristiania          Norway    0-3 Sweden           
 21. 26- 9-1920 Stockholm           Sweden    0-0 Norway      
 22. 19- 6-1921 Kristiania          Norway    3-1 Sweden           
 23. 18- 9-1921 Stockholm           Sweden    0-3 Norway  
 24. 23- 8-1922 Stockholm           Sweden    0-0 Norway   
 25. 24- 9-1922 Kristiania          Norway    0-5 Sweden           
 26. 16- 9-1923 Kristiania          Norway    2-3 Sweden           
 27. 21- 9-1924 Stockholm           Sweden    6-1 Norway           [Nordic Championship]
 28. 23- 8-1925 Oslo                Norway    3-7 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 29.  9- 6-1926 Stockholm           Sweden    3-2 Norway           [Nordic Championship] 
 30. 26- 6-1927 Oslo                Norway    3-5 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 31.  7- 6-1928 Stockholm           Sweden    6-1 Norway           [Nordic Championship]   
 32. 29- 9-1929 Oslo                Norway    2-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 33.  6- 7-1930 Stockholm           Sweden    6-3 Norway           [Nordic Championship]  
 34. 27- 9-1931 Oslo                Norway    2-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 35.  1- 7-1932 Göteborg            Sweden    1-4 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 36. 24- 9-1933 Oslo                Norway    0-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 37.  1- 7-1934 Stockholm           Sweden    3-3 Norway           [Nordic Championship]  
 38. 22- 9-1935 Oslo                Norway    0-2 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 39.  5- 7-1936 Göteborg            Sweden    2-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]
 40. 26- 7-1936 Stockholm           Sweden    3-4 Norway           
 41. 19- 9-1937 Oslo                Norway    3-2 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]   
 42.  4- 9-1938 Oslo                Norway    2-1 Sweden           
 43.  2-10-1938 Solna               Sweden    2-3 Norway           [Nordic Championship]  
 44.  2- 6-1939 Solna               Sweden    3-2 Norway           
 45. 14- 6-1939 København           Norway    1-0 Sweden           [DBU's 50th Anniversary]
 46. 17- 9-1939 Oslo                Norway    2-3 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 47. 21-10-1945 Solna               Sweden   10-0 Norway        
 48. 15- 9-1946 Oslo                Norway    0-3 Sweden           
 49. 28- 6-1947 Helsinki            Sweden    5-1 Norway           [SPL's 40th Anniversary]
 50.  5-10-1947 Stockholm           Sweden    4-1 Norway           [Nordic Championship]  
 51. 19- 9-1948 Oslo                Norway    3-5 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 52.  2-10-1949 Solna               Sweden    3-3 Norway           [Nordic Championship]  
 53. 24- 9-1950 Oslo                Norway    1-3 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
 54. 30- 9-1951 Göteborg            Sweden    3-4 Norway           [Nordic Championship]  
 55. 21- 7-1952 Tampere             Sweden    4-1 Norway           [Olympic Games]
 56.  5-10-1952 Oslo                Norway    1-2 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 57. 18-10-1953 Solna               Sweden    0-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 58.  7- 6-1954 Solna               Sweden    3-0 Norway           [SFF's 50th Anniversary]
 59. 19- 9-1954 Oslo                Norway    1-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 60. 25- 9-1955 Solna               Sweden    1-1 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 61. 16- 9-1956 Oslo                Norway    3-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 62. 18- 6-1957 Turku               Sweden    0-0 Norway           [SPL's 50th Anniversary]
 63. 13-10-1957 Solna               Sweden    5-2 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 64. 14- 9-1958 Oslo                Norway    0-2 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]     
 65. 18-10-1959 Göteborg            Sweden    6-2 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 66. 18- 9-1960 Oslo                Norway    3-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 67. 22-10-1961 Göteborg            Sweden    2-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 68. 21- 6-1962 Oslo                Norway    0-2 Sweden           [European Champ. Qual.]
 69. 16- 9-1962 Oslo                Norway    2-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 70.  4-11-1962 Malmö               Sweden    1-1 Norway           [European Champ. Qual.]
 71. 14- 8-1963 Göteborg            Sweden    0-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 72. 20- 9-1964 Oslo                Norway    1-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 73. 31-10-1965 Solna               Sweden    0-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 74. 18- 9-1966 Oslo                Norway    2-4 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 75.  3- 9-1967 Oslo                Norway    3-1 Sweden           [European Champ. Qual.]
 76.  5-11-1967 Solna               Sweden    5-2 Norway           [Eur. Ch. Q./Nordic Ch.]  
 77. 15- 9-1968 Oslo                Norway    1-1 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]    
 78.  9-10-1968 Solna               Sweden    5-0 Norway           [World Cup Qualifier]
 79.  1- 6-1969 Göteborg            Sweden    4-2 Norway           [Nordic Championship]    
 80. 19- 6-1969 Oslo                Norway    2-5 Sweden           [World Cup Qualifier]
 81. 13- 9-1970 Oslo                Norway    2-4 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]      
 82.  8- 8-1971 Malmö               Sweden    3-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]
 83. 17- 9-1972 Oslo                Norway    1-3 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]
 84.  8- 8-1974 Göteborg            Sweden    2-1 Norway           [Nordic Championship]
 85. 30- 6-1975 Solna               Sweden    3-1 Norway           [European Champ. Qual.]
 86. 13- 8-1975 Oslo                Norway    0-2 Sweden           [European Champ. Qual.]
 87. 16- 6-1976 Solna               Sweden    2-0 Norway           [World Cup Qualifier]
 88. 22- 9-1976 Oslo                Norway    3-2 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]
 89. 26- 5-1977 Göteborg            Sweden    1-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]
 90.  7- 9-1977 Oslo                Norway    2-1 Sweden           [World Cup Qualifier]
 91. 28- 6-1979 Göteborg            Sweden    2-0 Norway           [Nordic Championship]  
 92. 15- 8-1979 Oslo                Norway    2-0 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]  
  -. 28- 2-1981 Lahti (indoor)      Sweden    4-2 Norway       [!]
 93. 11- 8-1982 Oslo                Norway    1-0 Sweden           [Nordic Championship]
 94. 22- 5-1985 Göteborg            Sweden    1-0 Norway           
 95. 12- 8-1987 Oslo                Norway    0-0 Sweden           
  -. 26- 4-1988 Katrineholm         Sweden    0-0 Norway       [*]
 96. 22- 8-1990 Stavanger           Norway    1-2 Sweden           
 97.  8- 8-1991 Oslo                Norway    1-2 Sweden           
 98. 26- 8-1992 Oslo                Norway    2-2 Sweden             
 99.  5- 6-1994 Solna               Sweden    2-0 Norway           
100.  4- 2-2000 La Manga            Norway    1-1 Sweden
101. 17- 4-2002 Oslo                Norway    0-0 Sweden             
102. 22- 1-2004 Hongkong            Norway    3-0 Sweden
103.  8- 6-2005 Solna               Sweden    2-3 Norway        
104. 14- 8-2013 Solna               Sweden    4-2 Norway       
105.  8- 6-2015 Oslo                Norway    0-0 Sweden           
106. 13- 6-2017 Oslo                Norway    1-1 Sweden           

[!] match official for Sweden but not for Norway and therefore not included in the overviews
[*] match official for Norway but not for Sweden and therefore not included in the overviews

Overviews

Total record:

Norway              106 24 23 59 144-273  71
Sweden              106 59 23 24 273-144 141

Some more stats:

                     Pd  N  D  S  NG- SG
 
In Norway :          51 15 11 25  70-102
In Sweden:           49  7 10 32  67-161
Elsewhere:            6  2  2  2   7- 10


Norway - List of International Matches (link to RSSSF Norway)
Sweden - List of International Matches


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Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 18 Jan 2018

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