FK Mjølner

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FK Mjølner
Logo.
Full name Fotballklubben Mjølner
Founded 1932
Ground Narvik Stadion
Narvik
Ground Capacity 8,000 (1999)
Chairman Hugo Storø
Manager Ivar Morten Normark
League Third Division
2012 Second Division/ 4, 12th (Relegated)[1]

FK Mjølner is a Norwegian football club from Narvik. It currently plays in the Second Division, after having been promoted from the Third Division in 2010. The club played at the top tier in 1972 and 1989.

History[edit]

Logo of Narvik FK.

It is named after Mjöllnir in Norse mythology. It was formed in 1932 when Støa Mjølner (until 1926: FK Steady 1919 Mjølner) and King Mjølner (until 1921: FK Freidig 1918 Mjølner) merged.[citation needed] The club was called Mjølner until 1994, when the name was changed to Mjølner-Narvik. In October 1997 the club merged with local rivals FK Narvik/Nor. The merger club took the name Narvik FK. In February 2005 Narvik FK changed the name back to FK Mjølner.

FK Mjølner was the first club from Northern Norway allowed to play in the Norwegian top division. Before the 1972 season clubs from the north could not gain promotion to the top division. Mjølner played against the best in the 1972 and 1989 seasons, but were relegated both times after just one season.

With the exception of those two seasons, FK Mjølner stayed on the second tier from 1970 to 1991. 1992 saw Mjølner at the third level, which by then was called the Second Division. They got promoted back to the second tier, where they stayed for three seasons from 1993 until they got relegated again in 1995. They played in the Second Division in 1996 and 1997, then merged with Narvik/Nor, and continued playing in that division as Narvik FK until 2001, when they were relegated to the Third Division (fourth tier). After one season at that level they were promoted back to the Second Division again, but in 2004 they were again relegated to the Third Division. With their old name FK Mjølner started the 2005 season in Third Division. In 2010 it won all 26 matches in the Third Division, contested a playoff to win promotion, and succeeded by beating IL Stålkameratene 8–2 on aggregate.

The club has a record 13 Northern Norwegian Cup championships, 9 by Mjølner, and 4 by Narvik/Nor.

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2009 3. Divisjon 2 20 18 2 0 109 11 56
2010 3. Divisjon promoted 1 22 22 0 0 113 11 66 Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2011 2. Divisjon 8 26 12 4 10 39 32 40 First round
2012 2. Divisjon relegated 12 26 7 6 13 26 41 27 Second round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2013 3. Divisjon 2 22 17 3 2 75 25 54 First round
2014 (in progress) 3. Divisjon 1 17 15 1 1 63 11 46 First round

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 2. divisjon, avdeling 4 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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