IFK Västerås

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IFK Västerås
IFK Västerås.png
Full name Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Västerås
Founded 1898
Ground Swedbank Park
Västerås
Sweden
Chairman Björn Bisengård
Head Coach Azad Kalash
League Division 5 Västmanland
2010 Division 4 Västmanland, 11th (Relegated)

IFK Västerås is a Swedish football club located in Västerås.[1]

Background[edit]

Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Västerås were formed in 1898 and at their best played in series games in Sweden for several seasons in Sweden's next highest division; the first season in 1924/1925, and last time in 1987. The club has also had successes in athletics. The club is active in soccer, skiing, figure skating, and bowling. The club has formerly been active in ice hockey, but this section is, as of 2009, inactive.

Since their foundation IFK Västerås has participated mainly in the upper and middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 5 Västmanland which is the seventh tier of Swedish football.[2] They play their home matches at the Swedbank Park in Västerås.[3]

IFK Västerås are affiliated to the Västmanlands Fotbollförbund.[4]

Season to season[edit]

In their early history IFK Västerås competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1924-25 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellansvenska 6th
1925-26 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellansvenska 4th
1926-27 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellansvenska 2nd
1927-28 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellansvenska 2nd
1928-29 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 7th
1929-30 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 6th
1930-31 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 8th
1931-32 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 4th
1932-33 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 8th
1933-34 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 8th
1934-35 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 2nd
1935-36 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 8th
1936-37 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 4th
1937-38 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 5th
1938-39 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 8th
1939-40 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 8th
1940-41 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 7th
1941-42 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 7th
1942-43 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 8th
1943-44 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 4th
1944-45 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 3rd
1945-46 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 3rd
1946-47 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 5th
1947-48 Tier 2 Division 2 Nordöstra 10th Relegated
1948-49 Tier 3 Division 3 Norra 9th Relegated

[5] [6]

In recent seasons IFK Västerås have competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 7th
1995 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand '2nd Promotion Playoffs
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 8th
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 8th
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 10th Relegation Playoffs
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 6th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 12th Relegated
2001 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 9th Relegation Playoffs
2002 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 11th Relegated
2003 Tier 5 Division 4 Västmanland 3rd
2004 Tier 5 Division 4 Västmanland 1st Promoted
2005 Tier 4 Division 3 Östra Svealand 9th
2006* Tier 5 Division 3 Västra Svealand 11th Relegated
2007 Tier 6 Division 4 Västmanland 5th
2008 Tier 6 Division 4 Västmanland 6th
2009 Tier 6 Division 4 Västmanland 2nd
2010 Tier 6 Division 4 Västmanland 11th Relegated
2011 Tier 7 Division 5 Västmanland

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

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons IFK Västerås have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 121 Div 3 Östra Svealand Tier 4
2006 80 Div 3 Västra Svealand Tier 5
2007 Not available Div 4 Västmanland Tier 6
2008 Not available Div 4 Västmanland Tier 6
2009 70 Div 4 Västmanland Tier 6
2010 45 Div 4 Västmanland Tier 6

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [9]

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