Brommapojkarna

Founded In
1942
Location
Stockholm, Sweden

Brommapojkarna

About Brommapojkarna

Idrottsföreningen Brommapojkarna, widely known as Brommapojkarna and sometimes known by the simplified name BP, was first established in 1942. The team is noted for its youth academy, which has produced a number of talented players and Brommapojkarna are recognised as the largest football club in Europe, in terms of the number of active teams and players contracted to the club. This total includes the various youth teams and women's teams. The team is affiliated with the Stockholm Football Association.

Over the years, Brommapojkarna have had partnership agreements with a number of foreign-based clubs. The best-known of these agreements occured in 1999, when the team became affiliated with Manchester United. The deal was signed after Manchester United secured the signing of Brommapojkarna player Bojan Djordjic. The affiliation with Manchester United has since come to an end and BP now have an affiliation with Manchester City instead.

Having spent most of its history in the second tier of Swedish football, Brommapojkarna gained promotion to the the top flight for the first time after defeating BK Häcken in a promotion play-off match in 2006. The club have subsequently bounced between the first and second tiers, failing to fully establish themselves as an Allsvenskan side. To date, major honours have been out of BP's reach.

Three of the best-known players to emerge from the club's youth academy are Anders Limpar, who went on to play for Arsenal, Bojan Djordjic, who transferred to Manchester United and John Guidetti, who joined Manchester City. Amongst the other notable players to play for the side are Kjell Jonevret and Pablo Piñones Arce.

Brommapojkarna currently play their home matches at Grimsta Idrottsplats in Vällingby. The stadium opened its doors for the first time in 1963 and underwent renovations in both 1986 and 2006. It is able to hold a maximum of 8,000 supporters and matches are played on an artificial turf.