Pors Grenland

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Pors Grenland
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Full name Pors Grenland Fotball
Nickname(s) Pors
Founded May 25, 1905; 109 years ago (1905-05-25)
Ground Pors Stadion
Porsgrunn
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman Kjell Inge Davik
Manager John Erling Kleppe
League Second Division
2012 Second Division/ 3, 8th[1]

Pors Grenland is a Norwegian football club from Porsgrunn, currently playing in the Second Division. Pors plays in blue jerseys, and their home ground is Pors Stadion. Notable former players include Jan Halvor Halvorsen and Erik Pedersen.

History[edit]

It was founded on May 25, 1905 under the name Lyn, and changed its name to IF Pors in 1914 because the original name was already in use. Since 1994 the name has been Pors Grenland. The best performances of the team was in 1948–49 and 1970 when they played in the top division. The team has had unsuccessful bids for promotion to the premier division in 1972, 1979, 1981 and 1983. Until 1999 Pors Grenland was the only Telemark team to have reached the premier division.

Concurrent with the 1994 name change the club entered into a still ongoing elite-level athletics partnership with the other and dominant Grenland football club, Odd Grenland. In February 2005 IF Pors retained other sports activities whereas Pors Grenland Fotball was siphoned off as a separate sports team, however still under the auspices of IF Pors. In December 2009, the financial cooperation between Pors Grenland and Odd Grenland was terminated.

Between 2004 and 2006 the team played in the First Division but then slipped down to the Second Division where they have been playing since.

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2005 1. Divisjon 6 30 13 11 6 47 45 50 Third round
2006 1. Divisjon relegated 13 30 10 5 15 51 65 35 Third round Relegated to the 2. Divisjon
2007 2. Divisjon 7 26 10 5 11 39 44 35 Second round
2008 2. Divisjon 4 26 15 6 5 62 41 51 Third round
2009 2. Divisjon 2 26 18 3 5 76 44 57 First round
2010 2. Divisjon 9 26 11 4 11 41 41 37 First round
2011 2. Divisjon 11 26 8 5 13 42 53 29 First round
2012 2. Divisjon 8 26 10 6 10 40 36 36 Second round
2013 2. Divisjon 5 26 12 5 9 44 44 41 Second round
2014 2. Divisjon relegated 12 26 7 5 14 43 60 26 Second round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 2. divisjon, avdeling 3 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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