Arna-Bjørnar

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Arna-Bjørnar
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Full name Arna-Bjørnar Fotball
Founded 2000
Ground Arna stadion, Ytre Arna
Chairman Vidar Rønhovde
Manager Morten Kalvenes
League Toppserien (women)
2. Divisjon (men)
2013
2012
Toppserien, 3rd (women)
Third Division / 7, 1st (promoted) (men)[1]
Arna Stadion

Arna-Bjørnar Fotball is a Norwegian football club from Arna, Bergen.

It was founded in late 2000 as a merger between the football branches from IL Bjørnar and Arna T&IL, and replaced Bjørnar IL in the league system from 2001. The women's team has played since then in the Toppserien apart from the 2005 season when it was in the First Division.

Prominent members of the women's team (2009) are goalkeepers Reidun Seth and Erika Skarbø, and Nigerian keeper Precious Dede brought in to cover while Skarbø recovers from a long-term wrist injury. Arna-Bjørnar has earned a reputation for developing young players and the squad includes the former and current Norway Under-19 captains, Maren Mjelde and Kristine Hegland, and prominent former Under-19 players Caroline Walde and Ingrid Ryland, both now Under-23 players, as well as senior international Madeleine Giske who played in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007. The team has players in Norway's Under-17 team also.

Arna-Bjørnar's women's team is trained by Morten Kalvenes, brother of former Burnley player Christian Kalvenes.

In February 2011 the club had 13 players selected for Norway's international teams at senior level, Under-23, Under-19 and Under-17.[2]

The men's team currently plays in the Norwegian Third Division, and reached the second round of the Norwegian Football Cup in 2012, when they lost 1–0 to Hødd[3] who won the cup that season.

History[edit]

Women's team[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 TS 3 18 13 2 3 41 27 41 semi-final
2002 TS 5 18 8 2 8 44 38 26 runner-up
2003 TS 6 18 6 4 8 43 48 22 final 16
2004 TS 9 18 4 1 13 31 54 13 quarter-final Relegated to 1. Division
2005 1. Division 1 18 17 1 0 89 10 52 final 16 Promoted to Toppserien
2006 TS 5 18 11 2 5 60 26 35 quarter-final
2007 TS 4 22 12 4 6 47 34 40 semi-final
2008 TS 5 22 12 5 5 58 26 41 quarter-final
2009 TS 5 22 9 6 7 37 35 33 quarter-final
2010 TS 4 22 14 1 7 55 26 43 semi-final
2011 TS 4 22 16 1 5 64 19 49 quarter-final
2012 TS 3 22 14 5 3 61 21 47 semi-final
2013 TS 3 22 10 8 4 39 24 38 quarter-final

2012 squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Jaime Michelle Souza
3 Norway MF Tonje Christiansen
4 Norway DF Caroline Walde
6 Norway DF Vilde Bøe Risa
7 Norway MF Kristine Hegland
8 Norway DF Astrid Grøttå Ree
9 Iceland MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir
10 Norway MF Tina Algrøy
11 Norway FW Åsne Takle Eide
No. Position Player
12 Norway GK Aurora Mikalsen
13 Norway DF Cecilie Kvamme
14 Norway FW Lisa Naalsund
15 Norway MF Amalie Eikeland
16 Norway FW Ine Wedaa
17 Norway DF Nora Holstad Berge
18 Norway MF Ingrid Ryland
19 Norway FW Hege Hansen

Men's team[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 3. Divisjon 7 22 8 3 11 37 50 27
2002 3. Divisjon 9 22 6 3 13 37 51 21 First round
2003 3. Divisjon 8 22 8 4 10 45 55 28 First qualifying round
2004 3. Divisjon 6 22 10 3 9 37 49 33 First round
2005 3. Divisjon 3 22 12 3 7 49 38 39 First qualifying round
2006 3. Divisjon 2 20 12 1 7 41 30 37 First qualifying round
2007 3. Divisjon 7 22 9 2 11 44 53 29 Second qualifying round
2008 3. Divisjon 10 22 7 3 12 48 58 24 Second qualifying round
2009 3. Divisjon 4 22 11 2 9 41 43 35 First qualifying round
2010 3. Divisjon 3 22 14 1 7 67 36 43 First round
2011 3. Divisjon 6 26 12 4 10 52 41 42 Second qualifying round
2012 3. Divisjon promoted 1 26 19 4 3 83 32 61 Second round Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2013 2. Divisjon relegated 14 26 8 1 17 28 67 25 First round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 3. divisjon, avdeling 7 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Bergen's national team
  3. ^ Nydal, Trond Roger (9 May 2012). "Historiske Arna-Bjørnar ute av cupen" (in Norwegian). Bergensavisen. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian). 
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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