Mjøndalen IF

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Mjøndalen
Mjøndalen IF club logo.jpg
Full name Mjøndalen Idrettsforening
Founded August 22, 1910; 104 years ago (1910-08-22)
Ground Isachsen Stadion
Mjøndalen
Ground Capacity 4,350
Manager Vegard Hansen
League Tippeligaen
2014 1. Divisjon, 3rd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Mjøndalen IF is a Norwegian sports club from Mjøndalen, Buskerud, Norway. Of the different athletic endeavours that the club supports, it may be best known in Norway for its bandy national championship teams and internationally for its association football national championship teams that have competed in UEFA championships.

Football[edit]

Norwegian Cup[edit]

Mjøndalen has won the Norwegian Cup three times, 1933, 1934 and 1937.

Norwegian Premier League[edit]

After being promoted in 1971, Mjøndalen regularly played on the top-tier of Norwegian football (the Tippeligaen) in the 1970s and 1980s, and finished second in 1976 and 1986. Finishing runners-up in the Tippeligaen qualified them to represent Norway in the UEFA Cup the following season.

The last round of the 1976 season saw Mjøndalen beat giants SK Brann, a result which would have awarded them the league title if Lillestrøm SK had lost their game - which they did not. After Mjøndalen's silver medal in 1986, they were relegated the next season and were not promoted back to the top level until 1992. After the 1992 season, Mjøndalen had some financial challenges, and participated in the second, third and fourth tier of Norwegian football for a number of seasons.

Mjøndalen had a successful 2008 in Norwegian Second Division, and returned to Norway's First Division (Adeccoligaen) for 2009. The club qualified to compete in the promotion knock out stage of Adeccoligaen in both 2012 and 2013, and finally earned promotion to the Tippeligaen with a successful 2014 result. Mjøndalen's return to Tippeligaen for 2015 marks their first appearance in the top tier in 22 years.

European competitions[edit]

The Mjøndalen men's football team represented Norway in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, losing out in the first round, in 1969-70.

The Mjøndalen men's team represented Norway twice at the UEFA Cup competition, losing out in the first round in both 1977-78 and 1987-88.

Recent league record[edit]

Season Tier Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA Pts. Cup Notes
2001 D3/9 4 22 14 1 7 60 34 43
2002 D3/8 1 22 16 3 3 69 25 51 Lost playoffs for promotion
2003 D3/8 5 22 12 1 9 70 37 37 1st qualifying round
2004 D3/8 1 22 17 3 2 67 22 54 1st round Lost playoffs for promotion
2005 D3/8 2 22 20 1 1 102 19 61 1st round
2006 D3/7 1 20 18 1 1 102 22 55 1st round Promoted to 2. Division
2007 D2/4 2 26 14 7 5 62 34 49 2nd round
2008 D2/1 1 26 17 4 5 64 34 55 1st round Promoted to Adeccoligaen
2009 AL 11 30 10 9 11 38 39 39 Last 16
2010 AL 10 28 10 5 13 41 49 35 3rd round
2011 AL 10 30 10 10 10 42 51 40 3rd round
2012 AL 4 30 16 7 7 52 43 55 4th round
2013 AL 6 30 14 5 11 37 40 47 quarter final Lost playoffs for promotion
2014 1D promoted3 30 14 9 7 57 36 51 4th round Promoted to Tippeligaen
2015 (in progress) TL 10 10 3 3 4 15 21 12

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European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1969-70 Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Wales Cardiff City 1-7 1-5 2-12
1977-78 UEFA Cup 1. Round Germany Bayern Munich 0-8 0-4 0-12
1987-88 UEFA Cup 1. Round Germany Werder Bremen 0-5 1-0 1-5

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 January 2015[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Ivar Andreas Forn
2 Norway DF Ulrik Arneberg
3 Norway DF Joachim Solberg Olsen
4 Norway DF Martin Strange
5 Norway DF Karanveer Grewal
6 Norway MF Michael Stilson
7 Denmark FW Sanel Kapidzic
8 Norway MF Stian Rasch
9 Norway MF Mads Hansen
10 Norway MF Erik Midtgarden
11 Norway MF Christian Gauseth
12 Norway GK Andreas Håskjold
14 Ivory Coast MF Vamouti Diomande
15 Norway MF Stian Aasmundsen
16 Norway MF Mads Gundersen
No. Position Player
17 Norway MF Erlend Skagestad
18 United States DF Rhett Bernstein
19 Norway DF Joachim Mohn-Rishovd
20 The Gambia FW Alagie Sosseh
21 Norway MF Magnus Sylling Olsen
22 Norway DF Morten Sundli
23 Norway FW Tim André Nilsen
24 Senegal MF Amidou Diop (on loan from Molde)
25 Norway MF Bjarne Kortgaard Ingebretsen
Norway GK Marius Enger Sæthre
Norway DF Kristoffer Hoven
Norway MF Martin Dreyer Bakken
Norway MF Truls Ingebrigtsen
Sweden MF Andreas Haglund

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2014–15 and transfers summer 2015.

Bandy[edit]

Mjøndalen playing a bandy final against Frigg Oslo in 1947

The Mjøndalen sports club is also known for its bandy teams, a sport generally played on an iced over football field during the winter.[3] Mjøndalen has won 14 Norwegian championships, and the team has included several international players.[4] The Mjøndalen bandy teams play their home games on the Vassenga field, separated from the Mjøndalen Stadion by the Mjøndalen club house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ "Spillere". toppfotball.mif.no. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  3. ^ ibdb.bandysidan
  4. ^ http://www.bandyforbundet.no/konge-b.asp

Further reading[edit]

  • Myklebust, odd (2010). MIF i hundre : 1910-2010 : Mjøndalen IF - gjennom 100 år med lokal historikk (in Norwegian). Mjøndalen IF. ISBN 9788230315613. 

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