Since 2016, the Swedish Floorball Federation has paid tribute to floorball legends, who have had an important role in the history of Swedish Floorball. Now four more legends have been elected to Swedish Floorball Hall of Fame.
The new additions this year are:
Sara Kristoffersson, player
Martin Olofsson, player
Sofia Pettersson, player
Jan-Erik Vaara, player/coach
Sara Kristoffersson had a long national team career where she participated in four Women’s World Floorball Championships and won four golds. She was an extremely sharp forward, hard to stop and dangerous. In the club team she had her main successes in Falun and Kais Mora, with several National Championship bronze and silver medals.
Martin Olofsson won five Men’s World Floorball Championships gold medals during his career, was elected to the WFC All Star team four times and was twice named the Most Valuable Player at the WFC. He had a long career in the club Örnsköldsvik where he won one c silver.
Sofia Pettersson was the women’s national team’s first goalkeeper in four World Floorball Championships and a player that you could always trust. She has been named Goalkeeper of the Year twice and had great success in the club teams she played in.
Jan-Erik Vaara has one of the best track records in the history of floorball. He made his national team debut as a 17-year-old and won four National Championship golds, two World Floorball Championships golds and one European Championship gold. After his playing career he became the national team head coach in first the women’s team and then the men’s national team. There he won a total of five World Floorball Championships golds (three with the women and two with the men).
Read more and heck all Hall of Fame elections from the Swedish Floorball Federation Hall of Fame page!