Eskilstuna City FK

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Eskilstuna City FK
Eskilstuna City FK.png
Full name Eskilstuna City Fotbollklubb
Founded 1907
Ground Tunavallen
Eskilstuna
Sweden
Ground Capacity 7,800
Chairman Peter Lindqvist
Head Coach Peder Ståhl
League Division 2
2013 Division 1 Norra, 14th (Relegated)

Eskilstuna City FK is a Swedish football club located in Eskilstuna. The club is playing in Division 1.[1]

Background[edit]

The club, formed on 1 November 1907 as IK City, is playing in Division 2 Södra Svealand, the fourth highest Swedish league. IK City played one season in the highest league of Sweden, Allsvenskan, in 1925–26, finishing last. The club changed to its present name before the 2000 season. They play their home matches at the Tunavallen in Eskilstuna.[2] City FK is currently the biggest football club in Eskilstuna. As well, the club played in Division 2 for 23 straight years — from 1988 until their promotion in 2011.

Since 2006, Eskilstuna Södra FF have had a cooperation agreement with Eskilstuna City FK, which has enabled young City players to be loaned in the middle of season to the lower division club.

In November 2007, the City FK reached an agreement, called Eskilstuna Elitfotboll, with local rivals IFK Eskilstuna. The agreement stipulates that the City shall constitute the city's top team with a view to progressing to the Allsvenskan while IFK will play a development role. The agreement covers a three-year period and it must then be re-negotiated and renewed every two years.

In terms of the respective clubs' playing history, the contractual implications may seem a little surprising given IFK’s stronger record. However, City now play in a higher division than IFK and are more solid financially. City promoted to Division 1 in 2011, after remaining in the Division 2 for 23 straight years, by winning their section.

Eskilstuna City FK are affiliated to the Södermanlands Fotbollförbund.[3]

Season to season[edit]

IK City played in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 6th
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 5th
1995 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 6th
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 3rd
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 3rd
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 6th
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 7th

[4] [5] [6]

In recent seasons Eskilstuna City FK have competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 6th
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 7th
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 6th
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 5th
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 10th Relegation Playoffs
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norra Svealand 10th
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Svealand 5th
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Svealand 2nd
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Svealand 2nd
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Svealand 7th
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Svealand 9th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Svealand 1st Promoted
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 6th
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 14th Relegated

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [7] [8] [9]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Eskilstuna City FK have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2003 424 Div 2 Västra Svealand Tier 3
2004 506 Div 2 Västra Svealand Tier 3
2005 359 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 3
2006 372 Div 2 Östra Svealand Tier 4
2007 841 Div 2 Östra Svealand Tier 4
2008 824 Div 2 Södra Svealand Tier 4
2009 454 Div 2 Södra Svealand Tier 4
2010 333 Div 2 Södra Svealand Tier 4
2011 677 Div 2 Södra Svealand Tier 4
2012 812 Div 1 Norra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [10]

Achievements[edit]

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