Malmö Fotbollförening, or MFF, is the most successful football club in Sweden in terms of trophies won. The club have won the most Swedish championship titles and a record 14 national cup titles. They are the only club from the Nordic countries to have reached the final of the European Cup. In 2003 the club won the Swedish Cup for the first time, beating rivals Helsingborgs IF 3-1 in the final.
About Malmö FF in brief
Malmö Fotbollförening, commonly known as Malmö FF, or MFF, is the most successful football club in Sweden in terms of trophies won. The club have won the most Swedish championship titles and a record 14 national cup titles. They are the only club from the Nordic countries to have reached the final of the European Cup, the predecessor of the UEFA Champions League. In recent years the team qualified for two consecutive group stages of the Champions League in 2014 and 2015. In 2019 and 2020, the Malmio played in the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League. The main rivals of the MFF are fellow regional rivals the Helsingborg, historical domestic rival the IFK Göteborg and historically local Division 2 Södra Götaland side the IFM. The MFF Support are their official fan club. The team colours, reflected in their crest and kit, are sky blue and white, with sky blue shirts, white shorts and sky blue socks being the club’s traditional kit colours. They earned the 2nd place in the Division 2 Sydsvenska Serien, the highest level of competition in Sweden at the time, in 1934. They were relegated in 1934 as a penalty for breaking amateur regulations, breaking the rules against the common money for each game played. Although this was common at the times, the club achieved mid-table-table positions for nearly a decade until they achieved promotion to the Allsvenskan in 1931.
In 2003 the club won the Swedish Cup for the first time, beating rivals Helsingborgs IF 3-1 in the final. They won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal for winning the Swedish Championship in 1944. In the 1970s they won five Swedish championships and four Sven’ska Cupen titles. In 1979 they were runners-up in the 1979 European Champions Cup final, which they lost 1–0 to English club Nottingham Forest. They remain the only Nordic club to have been represented at the Intercontinental Cup, in which they competed for the 1979 title. In 1917 the club competed in the Sven’ska Mästerskapet, a cup tournament for the title of Swedish champions, but lost their first match in the second qualifying round 4–1 against the IF klubben Idrott. They continued to play in the cup until 1922, reaching the quarter-finals in 1920 when they were knocked out by the Landskrona BoIS. In 1920 the club earned the invitation of the Swedish Football Association to compete in official national competitions. In 1923 they were invited to the Swedish Football Association to compete in the 2nd Division Serien. In 1928 they won this division and were promoted to the first level of the Svensva Serien Västra, the highest level of competition at the time. In 1929 they were relegated after a single season and found themselves back in the Sydska Serien Vien.