Örgryte IS

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Örgryte IS
Full name Örgryte Idrottsällskap
Nickname(s) Sällskapet (The Society)
Founded 1887
Ground Valhalla IP,
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Mattias Asserståhl
Head coach Marcus Lantz
League Division 1 Södra
2013 Superettan, 15th (Relegated)

Örgryte IS, short for Örgryte Idrottsällskap, and commonly referred to as ÖIS, is a Swedish sports club based in Gothenburg. It consists of four sections, namely bowling, football, track and field and wrestling. However, the club is best known for its football section. It's the oldest football club in Sweden. The club was founded in 1887 which makes it one of the oldest active sports clubs in the country.


A chart showing the progress of Örgryte IS through the swedish football league system. The different shades of gray represent league divisions.

The club was founded on 4 December 1887 and participated in the first football match in Sweden on 22 May 1892. Örgryte IS has won 12 national championship titles and one national cup title. After having economical problems Örgryte Fotboll AB went into bancruptcy in February 2011. The upshot of the bancruptcy was that Örgryte was relegated to the third Swedish division, Division 1 Södra. Their home arena is Gamla Ullevi. The club is affiliated to the Göteborgs Fotbollförbund.[1]

In 2007 the youth part of the football section started to accept girls as well as boys.[2]


The name of the official supporter club is ÖIS Supporterklubb Balders Hage. There are also other groups of fans. The second largest supporter club is the Ultras-influenced Inferno Örgryte.

According to a recent survey, Örgryte IS is the third most popular team in Gothenburg, with 11% of the football fans supporting them. The other local teams with a notable following are IFK Göteborg, GAIS and BK Häcken.

Famous supporters of the club include Marcus and Peter Birro, Björn Afzelius and Leif Pagrotsky.


The strongest rivalry is with IFK Göteborg, also from Gothenburg. The derbies between the two teams are often the games with the highest attendance in Swedish football; crowds of over 40000 fans are not uncommon. The other big rivalry is with GAIS.

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 July 2014[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Fredrik Andersson
2 Sweden MF Robin Ingvarsson
3 Sweden DF Tobias Bratt
5 Sweden DF Carl Hawunger
6 Sweden DF Hannes Sahlin
7 Sweden MF Jakob Lindström (vice captain)
8 Sweden MF Andreas Östling
9 Syria FW George Mourad (captain)
10 Sweden FW Oskar Wallén
12 Sweden GK Johan Hagman
13 Sweden FW Johan Hedman
14 Sweden MF Daniel Paulson
16 Sweden MF Sebastian Ohlsson
17 Sweden MF Robin Kačaniklić
No. Position Player
18 Sweden MF Jacob Ericsson
19 Sweden MF André Nilsson
20 Sweden FW Mathias Strinäs
21 Sweden DF Adam Rosén
22 Sweden FW Henrik Carlsson
23 Sweden DF Rasmus Haraldsson
24 Cameroon MF Frantz Pangop
27 Sweden MF Måns Ekvall (on loan from Helsingborgs IF)
31 Sweden FW Nicolas Sandberg
44 Sweden DF David Leinar
85 Sweden FW Stellan Carlsson
Sweden MF Filip Holländer
Sweden FW Anton Henriksson

Current youth players with first-team experience[edit]

As of 19 March 2014[A]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Sweden MF Max Karlsson
No. Position Player
Sweden MF Pascal Olsson

Out on loan[edit]

As of 10 August 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
15 Sweden DF Faramarz Gosheh (at Torslanda IK until 8 January 2015)
No. Position Player
25 Sweden MF Meriton Qoraj (at Torslanda IK until 8 January 2015)

Retired numbers[edit]


  • Swedish Champions[B]
    • Winners (12): 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1985




^ Current youth players who at least have sat on the bench in a competitive match.
B. ^ The title of "Swedish Champions" has been awarded to the winner of four different competitions over the years. Between 1896 and 1925 the title was awarded to the winner of Svenska Mästerskapet, a stand-alone cup tournament. No club were given the title between 1926 and 1930 even though the first-tier league Allsvenskan was played. In 1931 the title was reinstated and awarded to the winner of Allsvenskan. Between 1982 and 1990 a play-off in cup format was held at the end of the league season to decide the champions. After the play-off format in 1991 and 1992 the title was decided by the winner of Mästerskapsserien, an additional league after the end of Allsvenskan. Since the 1993 season the title has once again been awarded to the winner of Allsvenskan.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar - Göteborgs Fotbollförbund - Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Efter 120 år får tjejer spela i Öis". Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  3. ^ "A-laget" (in Swedish). Örgryte IS. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Svenska mästare 1896–1925, 1931–". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-11-25. 

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