Sandvikens IF

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Sandvikens IF
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Full name Sandvikens Idrottsförening
Nickname(s) Järngänget (The Iron Gang)
Stålmännen (The Steel Men)
Rödvästarna (The Red Vests)
Founded 1918; 96 years ago (1918)
Ground Jernvallen,
Sandviken
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman Peter Svensson
Head Coach Tony Andersson
Coach Mats Axelsson
League Division 2
2013 Division 1 Norra, 12th (Relegated)
A chart showing the progress of Sandvikens IF through the swedish football league system. The different shades of gray represent league divisions.
Sandviken playing a 1956–57 Allsvenskan game at home against IFK Norrköping.

Sandvikens IF is a Swedish football club located in Sandviken. The club, formed 6 June 1918, has played 21 seasons in the highest Swedish league, but is currently playing in the third highest Swedish league, Division 1. Sandvikens IF are affiliated to the Gestriklands Fotbollförbund.[1]

As Sandviken is an industrial community, dominated by the steel and metal corporation Sandvik, the team has been much influenced by this. The name of the home ground, Jernvallen, would translate approximately as The Iron Ground, while the nicknames Järngänget and Stålmännen are self-explaining. Stålmännen has a double meaning, as it also is the plural form of Stålmannen, the Swedish name for Superman.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 11th Relegated
1995 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 5th
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 6th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 8th
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 8th
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 12th Relegated
2003 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 6th
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 6th
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 3rd
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 3rd
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 5th
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 6th
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 5th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 2nd Promoted
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 9th
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 12th Relegated

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [2] [3] [4]

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 April 2013[5] 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 Andersson
2 Sweden DF Jimmy Hansson
3 Sweden DF Oskar Vejlo
4 Sweden DF David Svanberg
5 Sweden DF Sereya Mobaraki
6 Sweden DF Jesper Karlsson
7 Sweden MF Hjalmar Öhagen
8 Sweden MF Jens Åberg
9 Sweden MF Andreas Gillström
10 Sweden FW Joel Stillmark
11 Sweden MF Marcus Olofsson
12 Sweden FW Emil Wigren
No. Position Player
13 Sweden DF Jonathan Hellström
14 Sweden FW Björn Berglund
15 Sweden MF Andreas Sipuri
17 Sweden MF Linus Larsson
18 Sweden MF Oliver Ekroth
19 Sweden MF Gustav Källberg
20 United States FW Seth Rudolph
21 Sierra Leone DF David Simbo
22 Sweden MF Tobias Wanke
23 England DF Jack Sharples
24 United States MF Andrew Stadler
30 Sweden GK Tobias Wennergrund

Achievements[edit]

  • Allsvenskan:
    • Best placement (3rd): 1935-36 - and gained thereby the Little Silver medals.

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