Larvik Turn

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Larvik Turn
Full name Larvik Turn & Idrettsforening
Founded 1865 (club), 1906 (football group)
Ground Lovisenlund
Larvik
Chairman Steinar Islan (club), Frank Duvholt (football group)
Manager Robin Andreassen
League Third Division
2011 Third Division/ 5, 9th[1]

Larvik Turn & Idrettsforening is a Norwegian sports club that does football, handball, athletics, wrestling, and gymnastics.

The club was founded as early as 1865, and has been playing football since 1906. The football team was at its best during the 1950s, when it won the Norwegian Premier League three times; in 1953, 1955, and 1956. The club's only cup final appearance came in 1956, but this match was lost 2-1 to Skeid. Former Norwegian internationals Gunnar Thoresen, Hallvar Thoresen, Tom Sundby and Gunnar Halle have all played for Larvik Turn & I.F.

The most prominent representative of the athletics section is Lars Martin Kaupang, who holds the Norwegian record in 1500 metres with 3:37.4 minutes.

League participations[edit]

First Level: 1937-1948 (League wasn't played between 1939-1947 due to German invasion), 1952–1962

Second Level: 1948-1952, 1963, 1973-1977 (5 seasons)

Third Level: 1964-1967 (4 seasons), 1970-1972 (3 seasons), 1978-1982 (5 seasons), 1988, 1997-1998 (2 seasons)

Fourth Level: 1968-1969 (2 seasons), 1983-1987 (5 seasons), 1989-1996 (8 seasons), 1999-

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 3. divisjon, avdeling 5 2011". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. 

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