IK Sirius Fotboll

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IK Sirius
IK Sirius.png
Full name Idrottsklubben Sirius
Nickname(s) Blåsvart (blue-black)
Founded 1907; 107 years ago (1907)
Ground Studenternas IP,
Uppsala
Ground Capacity 7,600
Chairman Ove Sjöblom
Head coach Kim Bergstrand
League Superettan
2013 Division 1 Norra, 1st (Promoted)
Home colours
Away colours

IK Sirius is a Swedish football club located in Uppsala. The club is affiliated to the Upplands Fotbollförbund.[1]

History[edit]

A chart showing the progress of IK Sirius through the swedish football league system. The different shades of gray represent league divisions.

Early success[edit]

The club was formed in 1907, with its first success coming in 1924 when they reached the Svenska Mästerskapet final (not to be confused with Svenska Serien, which never acquired an official status of deciding the Swedish Champions). In the final, they were trounced 5-0 by Fässbergs IF.

The Allsvenskan years[edit]

The club spent the next forty years in lower division anonymity, before favourable economic circumstances enabled them to gain promotion to Allsvenskan in 1968, although they were relegated after just one season. The club's high point was arguably in the years 1973-1974, when the club again gained promotion to the highest league and its squad contained a number of high-profile players, such as Roland Grip, then a member of the Swedish national team.

Obscurity and comeback[edit]

After the club's relegation from Allsvenskan in 1974, the club played in the second division until they plummeted to fourth division level following a couple of hard years in the beginning of the 1980s. The 1990s were mostly spent at a second tier level, i.e. the old Division 1, corresponding to the modern Superettan. The club then played the first five years of the 21st century in Division 2, before returning to Division 1 in 2006 (although still playing at a third tier level).

With new manager Magnus Pehrsson and prodigal son and goal-getter Olle Kullinger (starting his career with IF VP and later also having played with Enköpings SK, Halmstads BK and IF Brommapojkarna in Superettan and Allsvenskan) bearing the captaincy, the club finished the season in second place, which meant they had to qualify in order to gain promotion to Superettan. IK Sirius played the first leg at home against Väsby United on 25 October. Due to some seriously poor defending, Väsby were able to go 1-0 up just before the half-time break. Sirius recovered slightly in the second period, and were able to equalise in the 83rd minute. In the second leg, in front of about 1000 travelling fans, Sirius were completely dominant but also rather wasteful with their chances. They managed, however to break the deadlock in the 73rd minute, Olle Kullinger managing to knock a rebound past the Väsby keeper. With the aggregate score of 2-1, Sirius celebrated their 100th anniversary in the Superettan, much to the delight of their fans.

Recent years[edit]

Magnus Pehrsson resigned as manager and Pär Millqvist was appointed and brought in Gary Sundgren as his assistant manager. After a strong first half of the season the club finished 7th in Superettan 2007. The team struggled through most of the 2008-season but finally finished 12:th and avoided relegation. Millqvist and Sundgren was sacked after the first six games and youth-team coaches Johan Mattsson and Andreas Brännström lead the team for the rest of the season.

In preparation for the 2009 season they appointed Jens T Andersson from Väsby and AIK as new manager. Like the season before they struggled in the bottom of the league and with just five games left to play of the season Jens T Andersson resigned as manager due to the lack of good results. Assistant coach Andreas Brännström were once again hired as new head manager but this time he could not save the team from degradation.

In 2010 IK Sirius played in the third tier Division 1 Norra and finished 2nd in the table 5 points behind rivals Västerås SK and as a result they went trough to the Superettan play-offs, where they went head-to-head with Jönköpings Södra. After a 0-1 defeat at home they lost the away game with 3-0 and faced another season in Division 1 Norra.

2011 the team was voted by all the managers of the league as favourites to win but failed to live up to the expectations. They finished 3rd in Division 1 Norra, just 2 points from finishing first and goal-difference kept them from the second spot which leads to Superettan play-offs. As a result coach Andreas Brännström and his assistant Antonio Andric was forced to leave the club after the season.

On 17 November the club announced that the ex-Brommapojkarna manager Kim Bergstrand had been appointed as the new head coach.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 11th
1994 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 9th
1995 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 11th
1996 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 12th Relegated
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 1st Promoted
1998 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 7th
1999 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 13th Relegated
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 3rd
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 2nd
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 7th
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 6th
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 10th Relegation Playoffs
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norra Svealand 2nd Promoted
2006* Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 2nd Promoted
2007 Tier 2 Superettan 7th
2008 Tier 2 Superettan 12th
2009 Tier 2 Superettan 15th Relegated
2010 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 2nd Promotion Playoffs
2011 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 3rd
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 3rd
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 1st Promoted

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [2]

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 22 January 2014[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Jonas Bylund
2 Sweden DF Elliot Käck
3 Sweden DF Karl Larson
4 Sweden DF Oscar Pehrsson
6 United States DF Patrick Hopkins
7 Sweden MF Niklas Thor
8 Sweden MF Kim Skoglund
9 Sweden FW Ante Björkebaum
10 Sweden FW Joakim Runnemo
11 Uruguay MF Alexis Bayón
12 Sweden MF Johan Arneng
14 Sweden MF Ian Sirelius
15 Sweden MF Joel Rydstrand
No. Position Player
16 Sweden MF Johan Andersson
17 Sweden DF Mathias Benker
18 Sweden MF Jakob Björk
19 Sweden FW Christer Gustafsson
20 Nigeria MF Moses Ogbu
21 Sweden DF Viktor Lövgren
23 Algeria MF Dalil Benyahia
24 Sweden MF Kerim Mrabti
25 Sweden DF Carl Nyström (captain)
27 Sweden MF Jonatan Berg
30 Sweden GK Martin Karlsson
33 Sweden GK Andreas Andersson
90 Sweden FW Stefan Silva

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2013–14.

Notable players[edit]

The following players are either listed on the official IK Sirius website[4] or have represented their national team.

Management[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

As of 16 November 2013
Name Role
Sweden Kim Bergstrand Head Coach
Sweden Thomas Lagerlöf Assistant Coach

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons IK Sirius FK have had the following average attendances:

IK Sirius home stadium Studenternas IP.
Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 626 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 3
2006 964 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2007 3,332 Superettan Tier 2
2008 1,851 Superettan Tier 2
2009 1,498 Superettan Tier 2
2010 1,166 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2011 1,164 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2012 1,721 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2013 1,773 Div 1 Norra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [5]

Achievements[edit]

Cup[edit]

League[edit]

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Upplands Fotbollförbund - Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  2. ^ "GAIS - Lagfacta - IK Sirius". Retrieved 05.09.2010. 
  3. ^ "A-laget" (in Swedish). IK Sirius Fotboll. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kultspelarna - siriuspublikens egna favoriter". Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar - Svenska Fotbollförbundet - svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2010-12-09.