Kalmar FF is a Swedish football club based in the city of Kalmar. They currently feature in the Swedish first division and won the Swedish first division in 2008.
Kalmar FF’s origin can be traced way back to 1910. On October 1,1910 IF Gota was established. But they had to alter their name to IF Gothia and were then admitted to the Riksidrottsforbundet.
In 1918 IF Gothia and Kamraterna were merged together to form Kalmar Idrotts Sallskap while Kalmar IK and Falken merged to form Kalmar AIK. In 1927 Kalmar Idrotts Sällskap changed its name to Kalmar FF.
It was in 1949 when Kalmar FF featured in the Swedish first division, the Allsvenskan. On July 31, 1949 Kalmar featured in their first ever Swedish first division match against Degerfors IF and lost 2-0.
Kalmar failed to establish themselves in the Swedish first division initially and between 1950 and 1955 became a yo-yo club. Then in 1955 they were relegated to the second division and spent the next 20 years there.
Kalmar FF then resurfaced and won their first ever Svenska Cupen but were relegated to Division 2. But they soon bounced back but didn’t manage to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in Swedish club football.
From the start of this century though things turned out for the better for Kalmar FF. They finished third and fifth in the league in 2005 and 2006 respectively and finished second in the league in 2007.
In 2008 however Kalmar achieved a marvelous feat by winning the first division title for the maiden time in their history.
Kalmar foster a huge rivalry with Kalmar AIK and Osters IF.
Kalmar FF play their home matches at the Fredriksskans stadium that can entertain a crowd of 10,000. The team is referred to as “The Pride of Småland”, which is the province that Kalmar is located in.
Some of the club’s achievements include:-1 Allsvenskan-3 Svenska Cupen-1 La Manga Cup