Dalkurd FF

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Dalkurd FF
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Full name Dalkurd Fotbollsförening
Founded 26 September 2004; 10 years ago (2004-09-26)
Ground Domnarvsvallen,
Borlänge
Ground Capacity 6,500
Chairman Ramazan Kizil
Manager Andreas Brännström
League Division 1 Norra
2014 Division 1 Norra, 3rd

Dalkurd FF is a Swedish football club, located in Borlänge, Sweden. The club was formed in 2004 by Kurdish immigrants. The club started in Division 7, Sweden's next lowest division, in 2005 and is best known for their record-fast trip to Division 1, Sweden's third highest league, winning every division they had participated in from their debut season in 2005 to 2009 and thus being awarded promotion to the next division during all of these five years. The sequence came to an end in 2010, when they finished 6th in the Division 1 Norra and thus missed promotion but remained in the Division 1 Norra for the 2011 season, where they finished 4th. Dalkurd FF are affiliated to the Dalarnas Fotbollförbund.[1]

History[edit]

The club was formed in 2004 by some local inhabitants from Borlänge. The club started as a social project by the management. The purpose with the club was to contribute to the youngsters in Borlänge by offering activities for them. IK Brage helped financing the project. In the first season the squad consisted of an average age of 17 years. Beside contributing to the youngsters, the chairman, Ramazan Kizil, had a high expectation from the football players and an ultimate goal: he wanted to take Dalkurd to the professional levels of the Swedish league. Dalkurd won every division they participated in from their very first season in 2005 to 2009. By this uncommon success they got a lot of media attention, both in Sweden and in other countries.

The club narrowly avoided catastrophe when travelling home from Spain in March 2015. The club had initially intended to fly from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, but changed their booking at the last minute when they decided the layover in Germany would be too long.[2] Flight 4U 9525 crashed into the French Alps on March 24, killing everyone on board.

Supporters[edit]

Roj Fans is the official supporterclub for Dalkurd FF.[3] They are an independent non-profit making organisation. The founding year was 2010.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
2005 Tier 8 Division 6 Dalarna Mellersta 1st Promoted
2006 Tier 7 Division 5 Dalarna Södra 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 6 Division 4 Dalarna 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 5 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 6th
2011 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 4th
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 8th
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 2nd Promotion Playoffs
2014 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 3rd

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new tier being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [4]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 April 2015[5]

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 Frank Pettersson
2 Sweden DF Benjamin Hjertstrand
3 Sweden DF George Mousally
4 Sweden DF Jesper Nyholm
5 United States DF David Abidor
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Armin Tanković
6 Sweden MF Simon Stenberg
8 Sweden MF Diego Montiel
9 The Gambia FW Omar Jagne
10 Sweden MF Ahmed Awad
11 Sweden FW Erik Törnros
No. Position Player
12 Sweden GK Sander Dahlberg
14 Sweden MF Simon Stenberg
15 Sweden DF Alexander Ekblad
18 Romania MF Alin Vigariu
19 Sweden FW Celal Serhanoglu
20 Republic of Macedonia MF Predrag Ranđelović
21 Sweden DF Peshraw Azizi
22 Sweden DF Diyar Altin
23 Sweden FW Adam Persson
24 Sweden MF Halil Milli
25 Sweden FW Mattias Mete

Notable players[edit]

The following players either have played a match for their national team or played in a highest level of a league.

Management[edit]

Organisation[edit]

Name Role
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Ramazan Kizil Chairman
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Diljen Otlu Managing Director
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Adil Kizil Sport Director
SwedenIraqi Kurdistan Ismail Dundar Secretary

Technical staff[edit]

Name Role
Sweden Andreas Brännström Manager
Sweden Poya Asbaghi Assistant manager
Sweden Daniel Brandt Goalkeeping/fitness coach
Sweden Janne Lövgren Kit manager

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Dalkurd FF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2007 Not available Div 4 Dalarna Tier 6
2008 179 Div 3 Södra Norrland Tier 5
2009 456 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2010 298 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2011 315 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2012 365 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2013 282 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2014 466 Div 1 Norra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [6]

Honours[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]

Official[edit]

Other websites[edit]