Egersunds IK

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Egersund
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Full name Egersunds Idrettsklubb
Nickname(s) Tigrene (The Tigers)
Founded 16 September 1919
Ground Idrettsparken, Egersund
Chairman Per Trygve Årstad
Head coach Bengt Sæternes
League 2. Divisjon
2012 2. Divisjon / 3, 10th[1]

Egersunds IK is a Norwegian sports club club from Egersund in Rogaland. The club has sections for football, handball and athletics, and is most known for its football team, which plays in the 2. Divisjon, the third tier of the Norwegian football league system.

History[edit]

The inhabitants of Egersund first started playing football late in the 19th century, after influence from the English pottery-workers in the city. In the beginning the football was not organized, but during the spring of 1909 Egersund Fodboldsklubb was founded. The club, who played in kits with yellow and black stripes, did not play any competitive matches, but is today considered the forerunner of Egersunds IK. After the First World War, the gymnastics club Egersunds TF created a football-team, and Egersunds IK was founded in September 1919 when the football section of Egersunds TF broke out to create its own club. The club soon joined the Football Association of Norway, and played its first match against Vidar.[2]

Egersunds IK first match in the Norwegian Cup was a 0–3 loss against Viking in the first round of the 1925 Norwegian Cup. The club played in local leagues until 1939, when they qualified for the top-tier of the new nationwide league, Norgesserien (League of Norway). The club's first season was interrupted by the Second World War, and when the league was reorganized after the war, Egersund ended up at the second tier. Further relegations followed, and the club has never been in the top tier of Norwegian football again. In 1957, Egersund were promoted to the second tier, and started one of the better periods of the club's history. A cup match away at Viking in Stavanger in 1960, drew a crowd of 4,269, the greatest attendance for any Egersund match, home or away. In the 1961 Norwegian Cup, Egersund eliminated Flekkefjord and Start to reach the third round of the Norwegian Cup, for the first time in history, where they lost 3–0 against Skeid at Bislett Stadion.[2]

In the early 2000s, Egersund played most seasons in the 3. Divisjon, regularly fighting for promotion to the 2. Divisjon. In 2006, the club employed former Northern Ireland international Jimmy Quinn as manager, but he left after a brief time. In 2011, the club finished second in the 3. Divisjon behind Start 2, As Start was relegated from Tippeligaen, their reserve could not play at the third tier and Egersund was promoted instead.[3] The next season the team managed to survive a season in 2. Divisjon without being relegated, for the first time in nearly 30 years. The manager since 2012 is former Norway international Bengt Sæternes.[2] The club reached the third round of the Norwegian Cup in 2012, for the first time since 1961, after eliminating Vidar 11–10 in a penalty shoot-out.[4]

Notable footballers[edit]

Kjell Iversen was the first former Egersunds-player to represent Norway, when he made his debut against Kuwait in 1982.[2] Bengt Sæternes is another former Egersund player that has been capped for Norway. Jørgen Tengesdal, Kai Ove Stokkeland, Johan Lædre Bjørdal, Valon Berisha, Veton Berisha and Zlatko Tripic has played in Tippeligaen after starting their career in Egersund. Most of these players have moved to Viking, which helps Egersund with development of young players. Tripic' transfer to Molde in 2011, caused resentment in Viking, who considered discontinuing the cooperation with Egersund.[5]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2003 3. Divisjon 3 22 12 6 4 53 31 42 First round
2004 3. Divisjon promoted 1 22 17 4 1 57 17 55 First round Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2005 2. Divisjon relegated 12 26 5 8 13 34 51 23 First round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2006 3. Divisjon 3 22 13 3 6 53 30 42 First round
2007 3. Divisjon 9 26 9 6 11 42 44 33 First round
2008 3. Divisjon 6 26 13 4 9 58 39 43 First qualifying round
2009 3. Divisjon 3 26 17 4 5 75 35 55 First round
2010 3. Divisjon 2 26 19 1 6 76 28 58 Second qualifying round
2011 3. Divisjon promoted 2 26 15 9 2 83 23 54 First round Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2012 2. Divisjon 10 26 9 8 9 46 45 35 Third round
2013 2. Division 7 26 10 5 11 41 45 35 Second round

Source:[6]

Athletics[edit]

The club hosted the Norwegian half-marathon championships in 1990,[7] the relays championship in 1996,[8] and the short course cross-country running championships in 2009.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 2. divisjon, avdeling 3 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The history of EIK". Egersunds IK. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "EIK jubler for opprykk" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. 20 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Fintland, Ola (9 May 2012). "Vill EIK-jubel etter straffedrama" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Nilssen, Stig (3 August 2011). "Viking rasende etter at Molde snappet talent" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Egersund". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Amedia. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.friidrett.no/stevner/statistikk/nm/Documents/amhalfmar.htm
  8. ^ http://www.friidrett.no/stevner/statistikk/nm/Documents/am4x100.htm
  9. ^ http://www.friidrett.no/stevner/statistikk/nm/Documents/am3kmt.htm

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