Djurgårdens IF: the iron furnaces
You would not be blamed if your sole reason for watching Swedish football team Djurgårdens IF was because of their incredible nickname (yes, The Iron Furnaces…), yet there is a whole lot more to this successful club from Stockholm. Djurgårdens IF tickets are now available to buy and sell via StubHub so you can find out why!
A long, long history in football
Djurgårdens IF was formed way back in 1891 on Djurgården, an island of central Stockholm, consisting of mostly working-class men. It wasn't until 1899 that the club eventually played its first game, a loss against AIK, now a heated rival Stockholm team. A period of relative success followed, until the Allsvenskan division was formed in 1924, which the team struggled to get into for a number of years. By 1944, Djurgårdens IF had eventually become a stable Allsvenskan club, going on to win the league on many occasions. Throughout the decades, the aggressive, physical playing nature of the team earned them the nickname The Iron Furnaces, and Djurgårdens IF became one of the most supported clubs in Sweden. To see the action for yourself, buy and sell your Djurgårdens IF tickets via StubHub now!
Djurgårdare: loyal fans throughout Sweden
Although Djurgårdare, dedicated fans of Djurgårdens IF, can be found across Stockholm and Sweden, it's widely considered that the östermalm district in central Stockholm, where the former home ground (now the Stockholm Olympic Stadium) is situated, is the heart of the club. Notable fans include musician Thåström, former Prime Minister of Sweden Fredrik Reinfeldt and the first Scandinavian in space, Christer Fuglesang. Fans hold a deeply ingrained rivalry with AIK, a team also founded in central Stockholm in 1891, just three weeks before Djurgårdens IF. Due to this notable similarity, games between the two clubs are known as Tvillingderbyt, or Derby of the Twins. An extremely popular fixture and a heated, intense atmosphere make for an exciting battle amongst two of the oldest clubs in Sweden. Hammarby IF, who in 2013 began sharing the Tele2 Arena as a home ground with Djurgårdens IF, are also main rivals. Hailing from a nearby central Stockholm district, this fixture again serves as a melting pot of heated Swedish sporting emotion! It's a one of a kind experience. Make sure you don't miss out on the chance of being at one with the Djurgårdare! See the passion for yourself, with Djurgårdens IF tickets available to buy and sell via StubHub now.
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