Markaryds IF

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Markaryds IF
MarkarydsIF.png
Full name Markaryds Idrottsförening
Nickname(s) MIF
Founded 1924
Ground Skärsjövallen
Markaryd
Sweden
Chairman Magnus Nilsson
Head Coach Daniel Nilsson
Coach Christian Karlsson
League Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland
2010 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland, 7th

Markaryds IF is a Swedish football club located in Markaryd in Kronoberg County.[1]

Background[edit]

Markaryds Idrottsförening were founded in 1924. MIF is a small club with a "village character". They currently have an active youth section with approximately 150-175 players. Membership within the club is growing steadily.[2]

Since their foundation Markaryds IF has participated mainly in the middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland which is the fifth tier of Swedish football.[3] Their best years were from 1988 to 1991 when MIF spent 4 seasons in Division 1 Södra, which was then the second tier of Swedish football. They play their home matches at the Skärsjövallen in Markaryd.[4]

Markaryds IF are affiliated to Smålands Fotbollförbund.[5]

Recent History[edit]

In recent seasons Markaryds IF have competed in the following divisions:

2011 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2010 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2009 - Division III, Södra Götaland
2008 - Division II, Södra Götaland
2007 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2006 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2005 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2004 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2003 - Division IV, Småland Västra Elit
2002 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2001 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2000 - Division IV, Småland Sydvästra
1999 - Division IV, Småland Sydvästra
1998 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
1997 - Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
1996 - Division III, Sydöstra Götaland
1995 - Division II, Södra Götaland
1994 - Division II, Södra Götaland
1993 - Division II, Södra Götaland [6] [7] [8]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Markaryds IF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 261 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 4
2006 162 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5
2007 348 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5
2008 270 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2009 187 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5
2010 198 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5

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

The club attendance record was set in 1985 when 3,006 spectators attended Skärsjövallen for the match with Halmstad BK.[10]

More recently 1,550 people attended the derby match with Hinneryds IF in 2007 which MIF won to secure the Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland league title.[11]

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