FK Lofoten

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FK Lofoten
Full name Fotballklubben Lofoten
Founded 10 December 1992
Ground Stranda stadion
Ground Capacity 3000
Coach Ignàc Tepszics
League 3. Divisjon
2013 3. Divisjon / 11, 4th[1]
Website Club home page

FK Lofoten is a Norwegian football club, currently playing in the 3. Divisjon. The club was formed as a merger between Svolvær IL and Kabelvåg IL in 1992. The club played in the 1. Divisjon in the 1999 season, but was relegated after one season.

History[edit]

The club played in the 1. Divisjon in the 1999 season, but they were however relegated in their only season at the second tier. In the decisive match on 17 October 1999, Lofoten had to win away against Sogndal while Byåsen and Skjetten had to draw if Lofoten was going to avoid relegation. Lofoten did their job by beating Sogndal 2–0, and in the match between Byåsen and Skjetten the score was 1-1 after 90 minutes. Byåsen did however score a winning goal in the stoppage time and Lofoten were relegated.

The goal for the 2000 season was to again win promotion. Lofoten won their 2. Divisjon group, but lost the play-off matches for promotion against Mandalskameratene. After the 2. Divisjon was changed from eight to four groups, the group-winners would automatically win promotion. Lofoten was fighting for promotion for a couple of years, but never managed to win their group again. Due to the poor economy the club lost several of its most important players, and as a consequence Lofoten was relegated to the 3. Divisjon in 2005.

The club was promoted to the 2. Divisjon in 2007, after winning their 3. Divisjon group and beat Innstrand 4–3 on aggregate in the play-off matches for promotion.

In the 2007 Norwegian Football Cup, Lofoten won the qualifying matches against Grovfjord, and was drawn against the 2. Divisjon team Mjølner in the first round. After eliminating Mjølner, Lofoten met the regional greats Bodø/Glimt in the second round. Lofoten lost 1–3 after extra time at home against the 1. Divisjon team.

In the 2008 season, Lofoten finished last in their 2. Divisjon group and were relegated to the 3. Divisjon.

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1999 1. Divisjon relegated 11 26 8 6 12 38 47 30 Second round relegated to the 2. Divisjon
2000 2. Divisjon 1 22 20 0 2 90 25 60 Third round
2001 2. Divisjon 3 26 15 6 5 63 43 51 First round
2002 2. Divisjon 5 26 11 8 7 53 41 41 Second round
2003 2. Divisjon 6 26 12 4 10 41 46 40 Third round
2004 2. Divisjon 10 26 10 2 14 50 66 32 Third round
2005 2. Divisjon relegated 13 26 7 2 17 40 89 23 Second round relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2006 3. Divisjon 2 22 15 1 6 77 30 46 First round
2007 3. Divisjon promoted 1 18 14 3 1 62 14 45 Second round promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2008 2. Divisjon relegated 14 26 3 2 21 35 90 11 First round relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2009 3. Divisjon 5 20 8 2 10 47 54 26 First qualifying round
2010 3. Divisjon 4 22 13 3 6 64 40 42 First qualifying round
2011 3. Divisjon 6 22 11 3 8 64 45 36 First qualifying round
2012 3. Divisjon 7 22 7 6 9 53 60 27 Second qualifying round
2013 3. Divisjon 4 22 11 4 7 48 44 37 Second qualifying round
2014 (in progress) 3. Divisjon 10 20 5 0 15 39 63 15 First qualifying round
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Current squad[edit]

Updated 10 August 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Norway DF Sondre Sortland
3 Norway DF Lars Petter Nordby Sortland
4 Norway DF Markus Andersen
5 Hungary DF Tamas Geri
6 Norway DF Trygve Eriksen (captain)
7 Norway MF Markus Johnsen
8 Norway FW Andre Nordheim (vice-captain)
9 Norway MF Steffen Sundklakk Røed
10 Norway FW Sigve Emil Lied Edvardsen
No. Position Player
11 Norway FW Julian Gjertsen
12 Norway GK Kai Kamsvåg
14 Norway MF Øystein Rist
15 Norway MF Espen Celius Steffensen
16 Norway MF Kjell-Egil Ingebrigtsen
17 Norway MF Runar Malvin Hansen
18 Norway MF Mikal Kristensen
20 Norway DF Jon-Helge Lied Thom
22 Norway DF Ivan Jokic

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2011–12.

Honours[edit]

  • Champions 2. divisjon avd. 8: 1997, 1998 and 2000
  • Champions 3. divisjon avd. 17: 1994 and 1996
  • Champions 3. divisjon avd. Hålogaland: 2007
  • Best Finish: 11th place i 1. divisjon (1999)
  • Best Cup Run: 3rd round i 2000, 2003 and 2004

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 3. divisjon, avdeling 11 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tabell". Fotball.no (in Norwegian). NFF. Retrieved 19 July 2013.