Syrianska Football Club, also known simply as Syrianska FC, are a Swedish professional football club based in Södertälje, Stockholm County. The club were founded by Syriac Orthodox Aramean immigrants in 1977, as Suryoyo Sportklubb or simply Suryoyo SK. In 1986 the name was changed to Syrianska SK, but later the club adopted its present name as the club grew and advanced through the league system. After two years in Superettan, Syrianska were promoted to the highest tier in Swedish football, Allsvenskan in 2010, for the first time in the club's history, making them the 61st team to play in Allsvenskan.
The Syriac (Aramean) people do not have an official national team, and Syrianska is often viewed as its substitute.
The club has a fan base from all over the world. Their promotion to Allsvenskan gained extensive coverage in Swedish TV sports programs, documentaries and magazines, as well as in non-Swedish magazines.Close