Sarpsborg 08 FF

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Sarpsborg 08
Sarpsborg 08 FF logo.svg
Full name Sarpsborg 08 Fotballforening
Founded 15 January 2008; 6 years ago (2008-01-15)
Ground Sarpsborg Stadion
Sarpsborg
Norway
Ground Capacity 4,700[1]
Chairman Hans Petter Arnesen
Coach Brian Deane
League Tippeligaen
2013 Tippeligaen, 14th
Home colours
Away colours

Sarpsborg 08 Fotballforening is a Norwegian football club based in Sarpsborg, currently playing in Tippeligaen. Sarpsborg 08 played in Adeccoligaen from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, the club was promoted to the Tippeligaen, the top league in Norway, but finished last and was relegated back to Adeccoligaen in 2011. In 2012, they were promoted again. They play their home games at Sarpsborg Stadion.

History[edit]

Football in Sarpsborg has traditionally been dominated by Sarpsborg FK (SFK), which won the Norwegian Cup six times and played 20 seasons in the top division, and to a lesser extent IL Sparta, which won the Norwegian Cup in 1952 and played nine seasons in the top division. However, after SFK's relegation from the 1974, no teams from Sarpsborg played in the top division for the next two decades. In 1999, 16 teams in the Sarpsborg-area joined forces to create a team that could compete in the top divisions of Norwegian football, called Sarpsborg Fotball, which overtook SFK's spot in the league-system. In its first season the team was relegated from the 2000, and several clubs including both SFK and Sparta, withdrew from the collaboration.

The remaining clubs in the "Sarpsborg Fotball"-project formed a new club called Borg Fotball, which won promotion to the Second Division in 2002, but was relegated again in 2003. Meanwhile, Sparta was promoted to the Second Division the same season, and re-entered the collaboration club which now was renamed FK Sparta Sarpsborg. The club earned promotion to Adeccoligaen (the second tier of Norwegian football) in 2005.

At the end of the 2007 season, the last major club in the district, Sarpsborg FK, joined the collaboration of teams and ended a rather long and hefty rivalry between the two clubs. At the same time, in an effort to unite the different fractions within the collaboration, the jersey was changed and the club renamed itself Sarpsborg Sparta FK. This name remained a source of contention throughout the 2008 season, however, and a new name, Sarpsborg 08 FF, was adopted in 2009.

The 2009 season started badly for Sarpsborg, and it appeared they would be fighting against relegation to the Second Division. The situation worsened when the Football Association of Norway determined that Sarpsborg 08 had submitted an unrealistic budget when they obtained their license to play in the First Division, and were penalized three points in June, leaving Sarpsborg in a relegation spot.[2] However, after Roar Johansen became coach, the second part of the season went well for the team, which not only climbed out of the relegation spots, but finished fifth, allowing them to participate in the qualification matches for the 2010 Norwegian Premier League. In the semi-final match of the qualification, Sarpsborg defeated local rivals Fredrikstad FK 2–0 (who were therefore relegated from the Premier League).[3] In the home match of the qualification final, Sarpsborg defeated Kongsvinger 3–2,[4] but lost the second leg 3–1 and remained in the First Division.[5]

The 2010 season ended with a 4–0 home-win against Alta. This meant that the team ended in second place, after league-winner Sogndal, and won the right to play in the 2011 edition of the Tippeligaen.

The 2011 season started with a surprising 3–0 win against Molde in Ole Gunnar Solskjær first match as manager of Molde. But after a good start, Sarpsborg was relegated back to Adeccoligaen on 23 October 2011, when they lost 3–0 away at Brann with three rounds left to play.

On 3 January 2013, former Sheffield United striker Brian Deane was appointed as coach.

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 3. Divisjon 2 22 11 4 7 49 28 37 First round
2002 3. Divisjon 2 22 16 5 1 67 27 53 First round
2003 3. Divisjon promoted 1 22 17 4 1 88 24 55 Second round Promoted to the 2. Division
2004 2. Divisjon 2 26 16 4 6 63 38 52 Second round
2005 2. Divisjon promoted 1 26 21 1 4 90 28 64 Second round Promoted to the 1. Divisjon
2006 1. Divisjon 10 30 11 6 13 44 56 37 First round
2007 1. Divisjon 13 30 8 8 14 50 52 32 Second round Avoided relegation because Raufoss had its license revoked
2008 1. Divisjon 10 30 10 7 13 45 43 37 Third round
2009 1. Divisjon 5 30 15 5 10 47 38 47 Second round
2010 1. Divisjon promoted 2 28 16 6 6 54 36 54 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2011 Tippeligaen relegated 16 30 5 6 19 31 65 21 Fourth round Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2012 1. Divisjon promoted 2 30 19 6 5 73 43 63 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2013 Tippeligaen 14 30 8 7 15 40 58 31 Second round

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Current squad[edit]

As of 22 April, 2014.[7]

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

No. Position Player
3 Norway DF Andreas Nordvik
4 Norway DF Kjetil Berge
5 Iceland MF Thórarinn Ingi Valdimarsson
6 Norway DF Christian Brink
7 Norway FW Martin Wiig
8 Iceland MF Guðmundur Þórarinsson
11 Norway MF Kristoffer Tokstad
12 Norway MF Olav Øby
13 Norway DF Ole Hansen (captain)
14 Norway FW Badr Rahhaoui
15 Norway DF Sindre Wormdahl
No. Position Player
16 Norway DF Joachim Thomassen
17 Denmark MF Steffen Ernemann
19 Ivory Coast FW Franck Dja Djedjé
22 Denmark DF Claes Kronberg
23 Norway MF Tom Breive
25 Norway MF Martin Andersen
26 Norway DF Martin Jensen
27 Jamaica GK Duwayne Kerr
31 Norway GK Christian Sukke
36 Norway MF Bojan Zajić
69 France DF Jérémy Berthod
99 Nigeria FW Aaron Samuel

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2012–13 and transfers summer 2013.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadion" (in Norwegian). Sarpsborg 08 FF. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Haraldsen, Stian (2009-06-25). "Mister tre poeng og havner på nedrykksplass" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ Eide, Ole Kåre (2009-11-07). "Har snudd Sarpsborg på hodet" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  4. ^ "KIL fikk viktige bortemål, Sarpsborg vant" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 1009-11-09. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  5. ^ Pettersen, Gry (2009-11-12). "Tapte opprykkskampen" (in Norwegian). Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian). 
  7. ^ "Sarpsborg 08 Tippeligaen 2013". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 

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