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Odd
Odds BK.PNG
Full name Odds Ballklubb
Nickname(s) Oddrane
Founded 31 March 1894; 120 years ago (31 March 1894)
Ground Skagerak Arena
Skien
Ground Capacity 12,500
Chairman Trond Haukvik
Manager Dag-Eilev Fagermo
League Tippeligaen
2014 Tippeligaen, 3rd
Current season

Odds Ballklubb, commonly known as Odd, is a Norwegian football club from Skien. Originally the football section of a multi-sports club, founded in 1894 nine years after the club's founding. All other sports than football were discontinued and the club became dedicated to football only. Odd plays in the Norwegian top division, Tippeligaen, and holds the record winning the Norwegian Football Cup the most times, the last coming in 2000. The club was known as Odd Grenland between 1994 and 2012.

History[edit]

IF Odd was founded in 1885,[1] and is thus one of the older sports clubs in Norway still in existence. The name derives from Viktor Rydberg's novel Seierssverdet, where one of the main characters was a Norwegian athlete called Orvar Odd.[citation needed]

In the beginning, IF Odd was mainly focused on gymnastics, and also had sections for Nordic skiing and track and field.[1] A sub-section for football named Odds BK was founded on 31 March 1894.[2] This was the club's second effort to do so, some time after English workers at nearby Skotfoss brought the game of football to Skien, and the city[dubious ] decided to buy a football. Odd is counted as Norway's oldest football team still in existence.

Logo under the "Odd Grenland" era.

Odd started a cooperation with the local club Pors in 1994, and changed their names to Odd Grenland and Pors Grenland, in an effort to represent the district of Grenland. In conjunction with the name change, a public limited company named Grenland Fotball was founded.[2] Pors Grenland withdrew from the cooperation in December 2009,[3] and in January 2013 Odd Grenland decided to change its name back to Odds BK because they wanted to be a club for the entire county of Telemark.[4]

Odd won the Norwegian Football Cup in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931 and 2000,[2] more than any other team in Norway. In the late 20th century, the men's team struggled in the lower divisions for many years, but made it back to the Tippeligaen in 1999 and stayed there until they were relegated in 2007. The team had survived relegation twice; first in 2005 after a dreadful start of the campaign, then in 2006 when the team only survived relegation by beating Bryne in the relegation playoffs. In 2007 the team was relegated to the Norwegian First Division after being beaten by Bodø/Glimt in the relegation playoffs. In 2008, with three games still to play, Odd secured the promotion back to the Tippeligaen after winning 4-0 at home against Hødd.

On 25 September 2011, Odd player Jone Samuelsen scored what is claimed to be the longest headed goal ever scored in a match, in a match against Tromsø, when he headed the ball from within his own half of the pitch into Tromsø's open goal, the goalkeeper having come forward for a late corner in the match. Norwegian Police were invited to measure the distance, and calculated the length as to be 58.13 metres.[5]

Home ground[edit]

Skagerak Arena viewed from Sparebank 1 tribune

The home ground is Skagerak Arena (capacity 13,500). Largest crowd: Approx 12,500 people in 1984 cup semi final against Viking. The stadium was rebuilt to hold a capacity of between 13,000 and 14,000, and was finished in 2008. It is named Skagerak Arena after local sponsor Skagerak Energi.

First-team squad[edit]

As of the 2014 season.[6]

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 André Hansen
2 Norway DF Emil Jonassen
3 Kosovo MF Ardian Gashi
4 Norway DF Vegard Bergan
5 Norway DF Thomas Grøgaard
6 Norway MF Christer Kleiven
7 Norway FW Ole Jørgen Halvorsen
8 Norway MF Jone Samuelsen
9 Norway FW Henrik Kjelsrud Johansen
10 Albania MF Herolind Shala
11 Norway FW Frode Johnsen
12 Norway GK Sondre Løvseth Rossbach
No. Position Player
14 Norway MF Fredrik Nordkvelle
16 Norway MF Jonathan Lindseth
18 Finland DF Jarkko Hurme
19 Norway FW Snorre Krogsgård
20 Norway MF Fredrik Oldrup Jensen
21 Norway DF Steffen Hagen (Captain)
22 Norway MF Håvard Storbæk
23 Norway DF Lars Kristian Eriksen
24 Norway GK Viljar Myhra
25 Norway MF Mathias Fredriksen
26 Nigeria FW Bentley
-- Norway DF Espen Ruud
-- Norway MF Oliver Berg

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

For season transfers, see transfers summer 2014 and transfers winter 2013–14.

Achievements[edit]

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2003 Tippeligaen 4 26 11 5 10 46 43 38 Third round
2004 Tippeligaen 8 26 9 8 9 47 44 35 Third round
2005 Tippeligaen 9 26 9 6 11 28 51 33 Quarterfinal
2006 Tippeligaen 12 26 7 8 11 30 38 29 Third round
2007 Tippeligaen relegated 12 26 8 3 15 33 43 27 Semifinal Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2008 1. Divisjon promoted 1 30 20 5 5 76 44 65 Semifinal Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2009 Tippeligaen 4 30 12 10 8 53 44 46 Semifinal
2010 Tippeligaen 5 30 12 10 8 48 41 46 Semifinal
2011 Tippeligaen 5 30 14 6 10 44 44 48 Fourth round
2012 Tippeligaen 10 30 11 7 12 40 43 39 Fourth round
2013 Tippeligaen 7 30 11 7 12 43 39 40 Fourth round
2014 Tippeligaen 3 30 17 7 6 52 32 58 *Final
  • Will be played 23rd November against Molde

European record[edit]

Overview[edit]

As of October 2014
Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup 2 6 1 2 3 8 11 –3
Total 2 6 1 2 3 8 11 –3

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup 1R Sweden Helsingborgs IF 2–2 1–1 3–3 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2004–05 UEFA Cup 2Q Lithuania FK Ekranas 3–1 1–2 4–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Netherlands Feyenoord 0–1 1–4 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q
Notes
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 1R: First round

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Odd Grenland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Tollefsen, Morten (28 March 2007). "Litt om ODDS BALLKLUBB" (in Norwegian). Odd Grenland. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Saga, Else Jorunn (2 December 2009). "Pors ut av Grenland fotball" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Odd stryker Grenland fra klubbnavnet" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Norwegian News Agency. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Halfway-line Norwegian header set for record books". BBC Sport. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "altomfotball.no: Odd - Tippeligaen" (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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