Rut Hedvig Lindahl Biography: Age, Height, Achievements, Facts & Net Worth

Rut Hedvig Lindahl is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Sweden national team and the club Wolfsburg. She previously had played with some well-known clubs like Chelsea, Linkopings FC, Kristianstads DFF, etc.  She made her international debut in the year 2002. She had acquired over 115 caps for the Sweden women’s national football team. She had broken the Elisabeth Leidinge’s record on 17th September 2015 in terms of most capped Swedish female goalkeeper with the number 113. In her carrier, till now she had won the 2015 Diamantbollen, after being one of three nominations for Damallsvenskan’s Most Valuable Player in 2014. In 2016, Lindahl was one of 5 nominees for Women’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year and was also picked for the WSL Team of the Year


Lindahl was born on 29th April 1983 in Swede. At the age of 13 decided to become a professional footballer. In her initial period, she used to play as forward as well as a goalkeeper but eventually chooses to continue with goalkeeping only.

She got selected into the Sormland team which was a temporary team that lasts only a few months, as a part of the team Lindahl learned and sharpen her goalkeeping skills. In 1998 she joined the national Sweden team, she participated at an Elite Girls Camp in Halmstad, where she luckily got selected for the AllStar team among the crowd of 83 players.











Lindahl married Sabine Willms in 2011, the couple is blessed with two children the first was born in 2014 while the other came in 2017.

Although many believe that she is a bi-sexual woman, Lindahl and her wife Williams believe it only as rumors. The couple is living a healthy and happy married life since 2011.


Lindahl first major club during her start in club football was Gropptorps IF, outside Katrineholm in Sodermanland, a boys’ team. She then played for the Torp IF, DFK Varmbol and Tunafors Sk. In 2001 she joined the Damallsvenskan with Malmo FF Dam after being scouted by Malmo and the national team coach Elisabeth Leidinge.

She played three seasons at Malmo, during which she faced strong competition from the national team goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson (at that time). She after three seasons in 2003 joined IF Trion on loan, then joint Linkopings FC where she spent five seasons.

After contributing seasons in some minor clubs, she got her biggest offer or deal form Chelsea in December 2014. Playing for Chelsea’s goalkeeper her performances glowed, in five-game, she maintained four clean sheets due to which the Chelsea coach hailed her as the best goalkeeper in the WSL. In 2015 she played a crucial role for the team to acquire the 2015 FA Women’s Cup Final and also her first FA WSL title.

After serving the Club in four seasons she made her departure to join the Wolfsburg on a one year deal starting from 17th July 2019. For her national team, she had brought a silver medal in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and had led its team to acquire the third place in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Clubs Season
DFK Varmbol 1996-98
Tunafors Sk 1998-2000
Malmo FF 2001-2003
IF Trion(loan) 2003
Linkopings FC 2004-2008
Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC 2009-2010
Kristianstads DFF 2011-2014
Chelsea 2015-19
Wolfsburg 2019-current



Linköpings FC

  • Svenska Cupen(2): 2006, 2008

Chelsea Ladies

  • FA WSL: 2015
  • FA Women’s Cup: 2014–1


  • Summer Olympic Games: Silver Medal, 2016
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup: Third place 2011


Nominee: Best Women’s Goalkeeper (to be announced on 23rd September)


Height: 5ft 10in

Weight: 74 kg

Eye color: Blue

Hair color: Blond


Full Name: Rut Hedvig Lindahl

Date of Birth: 29th April 1983

Place of Birth: Sweden

Playing Position: Goalkeeper

Nickname: Baby Horse


Relationships: Sabine Willms

Kids: two

HOBBIES: Playing football


One of the Women’s World Cup’s leading goalkeepers has issued a vigorous defense of the Video Assistant Referee penalty-kick decisions that have become a major talking point of the tournament. Sweden’s Hedvig Lindahl, a veteran of four World Cups and widely regarded as one of the top keepers in women’s soccer, believes that for all the hoopla about certain key decisions, VAR is having a positive impact.


Rut Hedvig Lindahl’s estimated Net Worth is 4 Million dollars



Twitter: @hedvig_lindahl

Instagram: @hedviglindahl

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