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Djurgårdens IF is a Swedish sports club with several departments, located in Stockholm.

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History

The club was founded in 1891 by a group of young athletes living on the royal island Djurgården in central Stockholm. With an original focus on winter sports, football and athletics, the club quickly branched into other sports, becoming one of Sweden's most successful sports clubs of the 20th and 21st century.

Today the most popular departments are ice hockey and football, with 16 and 11 Swedish national championship titles respectively. Other popular departments are bandy, handball and floorball. The club has won 411 Swedish championships until 2009.[1]

Fans

While the club has a considerable fan base all over Sweden, the strongest concentration of Djurgården fans is arguably found in the affluent urban district of Östermalm and in many of the suburbs of the nation's capital. Formerly known as "Blue Saints", the main supporter club goes by the name of Järnkaminerna, literally "The Iron Stoves". Since 2005, Fabriken is Djurgårdens TIFO group, they have 2 Ultras groups to, UCS (Ultra caos Stockholm), and Ultras Sthlm. The club has two fierce rivals AIK and Hammarby IF.

Major departments

Other departments

References

  1. ^ Bengtsson, Janne (2004-02-24). "Dif glänser i slaget om titlarna". Svenska Dagbladet. http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/sport/did_6957077.asp. Retrieved 2007-04-05.  
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