2007 SK Brann season

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Brann stadion before the first home match against Strømsgodset

The 2007 season was SK Brann's 99th season and their 21st consecutive season in the Norwegian Premier League. Brann won the Norwegian Premier League in 2007. In the end they finished 6 points ahead of its nearest rival, Stabæk. The team did cause a small sensation, and bitter disappointment among tens of thousands of Brann-supporters who had gathered in Bergen to watch the game live, on 20 October by losing to Ålesund 1-2 in the 24th of 26 rounds, a match where a draw would have set aside all doubt about Brann's league win.[1] However two days later, Viking defeated Brann's last rival to the gold medals Stabæk with a 2-1 result, thereby securing Brann the first league championship since 1963 anyway.[2]

Brann also qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Cup for the first time after beating Club Brugge from Belgium in the qualifier. The team won its first victory in the group stage of the UEFA Cup by defeating the Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb. On 21 December the draw for the Round Of 32 of The UEFA Cup was made and Brann will face a tough test against Premiership side Everton who won all four of the games in Group A. The first leg was lost at home 0 -2, 13 February. The return leg is at Goodison Park a week later. They lost the return leg 6-1

The Norwegian football cup ended for Brann in the 4th round, as in the 2006 season, where they was defeated by Viking.

Information[edit]

Manager: Mons Ivar Mjelde
League: Norwegian Premier League
Shirt supplier: Kappa
Shirt sponsor: Sparebanken Vest
Average league attendance: 17,225
League: Champions
Norwegian Cup: 4th round (0-2 vs. Viking)
UEFA Cup: Qualified for Round of 32
Top goal scorer: Thorstein Helstad (22 in league, 27 in total)
Player of the year: Thorstein Helstad

Squad[edit]

As of July 2007. Matches and goals updated as of 28 October and is for league only. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Johan Thorbjørnsen
3 Norway DF Bjørn Dahl
4 Norway DF Cato Guntveit
5 United States DF Ramiro Corrales
6 Norway MF Helge Haugen (until July 2007)
6 Norway DF Azar Karadas
7 Norway MF Hassan El Fakiri
7 Norway MF Ardian Gashi (until July 2007)
8 Norway MF Martin Andresen (C)
9 Norway MF Jan Gunnar Solli
10 Norway FW Bengt Sæternes (until July 2007)
11 Norway MF Petter Vaagan Moen
12 Norway GK Håkon Opdal
No. Position Player
13 Norway MF Erik Huseklepp
14 The Gambia MF Tijan Jaiteh
15 Norway DF Erlend Hanstveit
16 Sweden FW Joakim Sjöhage
17 Norway MF Eirik Bakke
18 Iceland DF Ólafur Örn Bjarnason
19 Norway MF Nicolai Misje
20 Norway FW Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen (until June 2007)
21 Iceland DF Kristján Örn Sigurðsson
22 Norway FW Thorstein Helstad
26 Norway DF Knut Walde
28 Iceland DF Ármann Björnsson
77 Scotland FW Robbie Winters

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Norway MF Tore Kannelønning (on loan to Løv-Ham)
Norway FW Thor Jørgen Spurkeland (on loan to Fyllingen)
Norway MF Erlend Storesund (on loan to Løv-Ham)
Norway MF Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen (on loan to Strømsgodset)
No. Position Player
Norway FW Arve Walde (on loan to Løv-Ham)
Cameroon MF Arnaud Monkam (loan to Løv-Ham)
Norway GK Kenneth Udjus (loan to Løv-Ham)
Norway DF Yaw Ihle Amankwah (on loan to Fana)

Transfers[edit]

Players in[edit]

Only first team squad transfers

Winter 2006/07

Summer 2006/07

Players out[edit]

Only first team squad transfers

Winter 2006/07

Summer 2006/07

Results [20][edit]

Date Host Agg. Visitor Ground Attendance Tournament
25 February OB 3-2 Brann Fionia Park, Odense 3,004 Royal League
1 March Brøndby 3-0 Brann Brøndby Stadion, Brøndby 5,471 Royal League
10 April Stabæk 0-1 Brann Nadderud Stadion, Bærum 6,262 Tippeligaen
16 April Brann 3-1 Strømsgodset Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,161[21] Tippeligaen
22 April Brann 4-1 Vålerenga Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,579[21] Tippeligaen
29 April Rosenborg 3-0 Brann Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim 21,850 Tippeligaen
6 May Brann 2-2 Start Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,106[21] Tippeligaen
13 May Sandefjord 2-3 Brann Storstadion, Sandefjord 6,872 Tippeligaen
16 May Brann 2-2 Fredrikstad Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,886[21] Tippeligaen
20 May Trio 0-5 Brann Kvednabekkjen kunstgras, Husnes 2,810 Norwegian Cup
28 May Odd Grenland 0-2 Brann Skagerak Arena, Skien 5,430 Tippeligaen
10 June Brann 3-1 Lillestrøm Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,455 Tippeligaen
13 June Øygard 0-5 Brann Straume idrettspark, Fjell 3,000 Norwegian Cup
17 June Lyn 6-0 Brann Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 12,070 Tippeligaen
20 June Brann 2-1 Aalesund Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,149 Tippeligaen
24 June Viking 3-1 Brann Viking Stadion, Stavanger 16,600 Tippeligaen
27 June Kopervik 0-5 Brann Åsebøen stadion, Kopervik 1,893 Norwegian Cup
1 July Brann 2-1 Tromsø Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,625 Tippeligaen
Summer break
19 July Carmarthen Town 0-8 Brann Richmond Park, Carmarthen 769 UEFA cup
1st qualifying round
22 July Brann 3-0 Stabæk Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,182 Tippeligaen
25 July Viking 2-0 Brann Viking Stadion, Stavanger 13,184 Norwegian Cup
29 July Strømsgodset 2-4 Brann Marienlyst Stadion, Drammen 8,198 Tippeligaen
2 August Brann 6-3 Carmarthen Town Brann Stadion, Bergen 4,587 UEFA cup
1st qualifying round
8 August Vålerenga 2-0 Brann Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 17,806 Tippeligaen
11 August Brann 3-2 Rosenborg Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,580 Tippeligaen
16 August Brann 2-1 Sūduva Brann Stadion, Bergen 7,400 UEFA cup
2nd qualifying round
26 August Start 1-1 Brann Sør Arena, Kristiansand 11,025 Tippeligaen
30 August Sūduva 3-4 Brann Sūduva stadium, Marijampolė - UEFA cup
2nd qualifying round
2 September Brann 1-0 Sandefjord Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,250 Tippeligaen
16 September Fredrikstad 0-4 Brann Nye Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad 12,277 Tippeligaen
20 September Brann 0-1 Club Brugge Brann Stadion, Bergen 10,471 UEFA cup
First Round
23 September Brann 4-0 Odd Grenland Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,398 Tippeligaen
30 September Lillestrøm 1-5 Brann Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm 11,426 Tippeligaen
4 October Club Brugge 1-2 Brann Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges 14,750 UEFA cup
First Round
8 October Brann 3-1 Lyn Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,765 Tippeligaen
20 October Aalesund 2-1 Brann Color Line Stadion, Ålesund 10,780 Tippeligaen
25 October Brann 0-1 Hamburg Brann Stadion, Bergen 13,029 UEFA cup
Group stage
28 October Brann 5-2 Viking Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,824 Tippeligaen
4 November Tromsø 3-0 Brann Alfheim Stadion, Tromsø 7,450 Tippeligaen
8 November Rennes 1-1 Brann Route de Lorient, Rennes 11,291 UEFA cup
Group stage
29 November Brann 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb Brann Stadion, Bergen 9,962 UEFA cup
Group stage
5 December Basel 1-0 Brann St. Jakob-Park, Basel 13,800 UEFA cup
Group stage

Highlights[edit]

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  • 8 October: Brann had one hand and four fingers on the trophy after defeating F.C. Lyn Oslo 3-1 at home, thus creating a nine point gap down to Stabæk I.F. with three rounds remaining. Brann only needed one point, or a Stabæk-loss/draw in one of the last three matches to win the league.
  • 22 October: It became official. After Stabæk lost 1-2 against Viking F.K. away, Brann became the champions for the first time in 44 years. Brann had a nine point gap down to Stabæk, with two rounds remaining, and could thus call themselves champions for the third time in history after their wins in 1962 and 1963.
  • 25 October: Brann lost their first game in the Group stage of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup after a 0-1 defeat at home against Hamburger SV.
  • 28 October: Brann defeated Viking 5-2 on Brann Stadion, and was awarded the trophy as the 2007 Norwegian Premier League Champions.
  • 5 November: Martin Andresen notified the fans that he would leave Brann after the season. He signed a 3-year deal with Vålerenga on 6 November.

Matches (goals)[edit]

The table shows matches and goals in the Norwegian Premier League, Norwegian Cup, Royal League and European Cup/UEFA Cup, and was last updated after the game against FC Basel on 5 December 2007.[24]

No. Position Player Premiership Norwegian Cup Europe Royal League Total
1 GK Johan Thorbjørnsen 3 (0) 3 (0) 3 (0) 1 (0) 10 (0)
12 GK Håkon Opdal 25 (0) 1 (0) 7 (0) 2 (0) 35 (0)
24 GK Kenneth Udjus 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
3 DF Bjørn Dahl 15 (0) 4 (0) 9 (0) 2 (0) 30 (0)
5 DF Ramiro Corrales 11 (1) 3 (0) 3 (0) 0 (0) 17 (1)
15 DF Erlend Hanstveit 19 (0) 4 (0) 9 (1) 2 (0) 34 (1)
18 DF Ólafur Örn Bjarnason 25 (0) 3 (0) 10 (1) 2 (0) 40 (1)
21 DF Kristján Örn Sigurðsson 24 (4) 3 (0) 7 (2) 0 (0) 34 (6)
26 DF Knut Walde 3 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 4 (0)
6 DF/FW Azar Karadas 8 (4) 0 (0) 6 (1) 0 (0) 14 (5)
28 DF/FW Ármann Smári Björnsson 15 (2) 6 (5) 5 (2) 2 (0) 28 (9)
4 DF/MF Cato Guntveit 16 (0) 2 (1) 7 (1) 2 (0) 27 (2)
6 MF Helge Haugen 4 (0) 3 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 8 (0)
7 MF Hassan El Fakiri 9 (1) 0 (0) 5 (0) 0 (0) 14 (1)
7 MF Ardian Gashi 11 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 2 (0) 18 (0)
8 MF Martin Andresen 23 (6) 1 (0) 4 (0) 2 (1) 30 (7)
9 MF Jan Gunnar Solli 25 (2) 3 (2) 9 (2) 0 (0) 37 (6)
11 MF Petter Vaagan Moen 25 (5) 2 (0) 8 (2) 2 (0) 37 (7)
13 MF Erik Huseklepp 22 (1) 4 (0) 10 (1) 2 (0) 38 (2)
14 MF Tijan Jaiteh 11 (0) 1 (0) 4 (0) 0 (0) 16 (0)
17 MF Eirik Bakke 10 (1) 3 (0) 7 (1) 0 (0) 20 (2)
19 MF Nicolai Misje 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
30 MF Arnaud Monkam 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0)
20 MF/FW Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen 1 (0) 2 (1) 0 (0) 1 (0) 4 (1)
9 FW Migen Memelli 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0)
10 FW Bengt Sæternes 10 (5) 1 (2) 0 (0) 1 (0) 12 (7)
16 FW Joakim Sjöhage 3 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0) 0 (0) 6 (0)
22 FW Thorstein Helstad 24 (22) 2 (1) 7 (3) 2 (1) 35 (27)
77 FW Robbie Winters 19 (5) 4 (3) 5 (7) 0 (0) 28 (15)

References[edit]

  1. ^ - Der kunne du blitt helten, Erik ("There you could have been the hero Erik") VG, 20 October 2007(Norwegian)
  2. ^ Brann er årets seriemester ("Brann is the year's league champion") NRK, 22 October 2007 (Norwegian)
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  10. ^ Sportsklubben Brann - Ekte lidenskap har et navn
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  12. ^ "Ystaas klar for Notodden" (in Norwegian). Telen. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2007. 
  13. ^ a b Sportsklubben Brann - Ekte lidenskap har et navn
  14. ^ Forlater Brann (FotballMagasinet.no)
  15. ^ a b Roar Lyngøy (22 April 2007). "Memelli solgt til GAIS" (in Norwegian). bt.no. Archived from the original on 1 April 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2007. 
  16. ^ a b 100% Fotball
  17. ^ Strømsgodset
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  20. ^ "Brann.no's list of results 2007". Retrieved 18 January 2008. 
  21. ^ a b c d "Snitt på 17 000 så langt denne sesongen". SK Brann. 21 May 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  22. ^ "Ramiro Corrales kan glippe for Brann" (in Norwegian). bt.no. 22 April 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  23. ^ "Corrales blir spilleklar" (in Norwegian). bt.no. 22 April 2007. Archived from the original on 17 March 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2007. 
  24. ^ Sportsklubben Brann - Ekte lidenskap har et navn