Mjøndalen IF

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Mjøndalen
Mjøndalen IF club logo.jpg
Full name Mjøndalen Idrettsforening
Founded August 22, 1910; 103 years ago (1910-08-22)
Ground Mjøndalen Stadion
Mjøndalen
Ground Capacity 2,100 (1,500 Seated)
Manager Vegard Hansen
League Adeccoligaen
2013 Adeccoligaen, 6th

Mjøndalen IF is a Norwegian sports club from Mjøndalen, Buskerud, Norway. It has won the Norwegian Football Cup three times. Mjøndalen has also finished runners-up in the top tier of the Norwegian football league two times, each time qualifying them for participation in the UEFA Cup.

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 in the 1970s and 1980s, and finished second in 1976 and 1986. The last round of the 1976 season saw Mjøndalen beat giants SK Brann away in front of a crowd of 22,401, a result which would have awarded them the league title if Lillestrøm SK had lost their game - which they did not. The last time Mjøndalen played in the Norwegian Premier League (Tippeligaen) was in 1992. After this, the club has participated on the second, third and fourth tier of Norwegian football.

European competitions[edit]

The men's football team have played twice in UEFA Cup, seasons UEFA Cup 1977-78 and UEFA Cup 1987-88, against German teams, and once in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1969-70, against Welsh team Cardiff City, losing both legs, 1-7 home, and 1-5 away.

Recent years[edit]

In recent times, the men's team won its group of the Norwegian Second Division in 2008, and was promoted to Adeccoligaen.

Recent league record[edit]

Season 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 (in progress) 1D 6 20 10 6 4 38 21 36 4th round

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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 22 April, 2014[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 Forn
2 Norway DF Ulrik Arneberg
3 Norway DF Joachim Solberg
4 Norway DF Martin Strange
5 Norway DF Karanveer Grewal
6 Norway MF Bjarne Kortgaard Ingebretsen
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Sanel Kapidzic
8 Norway MF Stian Rasch
9 Norway MF Mads Hansen
10 Norway MF Erik Midtgarden
11 Norway MF Christian Gauseth
No. Position Player
12 Norway GK Andreas Håskjold
13 Norway GK Marius Sæthre
14 Ivory Coast MF Vamouti Diomande
15 Norway MF Stian Aasmundsen
16 Norway MF Mads Gundersen
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

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2011–12 and transfers summer 2012.

Bandy[edit]

Mjøndalen playing a bandy final against Frigg Oslo in 1947

The club is known for its bandy section,[3] with 14 Norwegian championships[4] and several international players. They play their home games at Vassenga.

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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