Motala AIF

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Motala AIF
Motala AIF.png
Full name Motala Allmänna Idrottsförening
Nickname(s) MAIF
Founded 1907
Ground Motala Idrottspark
Motala
Sweden
Ground Capacity 8,500
Head Coach Björn Cervin
Coach Bo Johansson
League Division 1 Södra
2013 Division 2 Södra Svealand, 1st (Promoted)

Motala AIF is a Swedish football club located in Motala in Östergötland. Other sports that the club promotes include athletics, orienteering, ice hockey, road cycling and skiing.[1]

Background[edit]

Since their foundation on 29 August 1907 Motala AIF has participated mainly in the upper and middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The highlight was in 1957/1958 when the club played one season in the Allsvenskan. During this season MAIF's attendance record was broken when 13,058 spectators watched the match with Örgryte IS. In more recent years a source of pride was when MAIF played in the Superettan in the 2001 season. However, in total the club has played 25 seasons in the Swedish second tier. The club currently plays in Division 2 Södra Svealand which is the fourth tier of Swedish football. They play their home matches at the Idrottsparken Motala.[2]

Motala AIF are affiliated to the Östergötlands Fotbollförbund.[3]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 3rd
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 3rd
1995 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs - Promoted
1996 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 9th
1997 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 8th
1998 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 10th
1999 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 13th Relegated
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 1st Promotion Playoffs - Promoted
2001 Tier 2 Superettan 16th Relegated
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 9th
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 12th Relegated
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 3rd
2005 Tier 4 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 4th
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 6th
2009 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 12th Relegated
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 1st Promoted
2011 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 14th Relegated
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 4th
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Svealand 1st Promoted

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 January 2012

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

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Rickard Göthberg
2 Sweden DF Andreas Borg
3 Sweden DF Seb Stankenberg
4 Sweden DF Martin Ekström
5 Sweden DF Patrik Ullman
6 Sweden MF Besart Kalludra
7 Croatia MF Renato Rako
8 Sweden MF Liridon Silka
10 Sweden DF Robin Bornehav
11 Sweden MF Alexander Magnusson-Glad
12 Sweden FW Ibrahim Alushaj
No. Position Player
14 Sweden FW Daniel Swärd
15 Sweden MF Andreas Högberg
17 Kosovo MF Valon Silka
18 Sweden DF John Erlandsson
19 Sweden FW Gzim Krueziu
20 Sweden MF Pierre Johansson
21 Sweden MF Ilir Terbunja
22 Sweden GK Oskar Hermansson
24 Sweden MF Johannes Utay
25 Sweden MF Jonathan Hallin
26 Sweden DF Emil Herge

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Motala AIF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 279 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 4
2006 250 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 4
2007 374 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 4
2008 400 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2009 395 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2010 311 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 4
2011 277 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2012 253 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 4
2013 379 Div 2 Södra Svealand Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [8]

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