Upsala IF

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Upsala IF
Upsala IF.png
Full name Upsala Idrottsförening
Nickname(s) UIF
Founded 1904
Ground Ekebydalens IP
Uppsala
Sweden
Chairman Mikael Madeon
Head Coach Thomas Folkesson
League Division 3 Östra Svealand,
2013 Division 4 Uppland 2nd (Promoted)

Upsala IF is a Swedish football club located in Uppsala.[1]

Background[edit]

Upsala IF was formed on 11 December 1904 when IK Swithiod and Erikslunds IK decided to merge. It was intended that the new club would be named Allmänna Idrottsklubben, Uppsala, but the club were refused entry into the Riksidrottsförbundet (Swedish Sports Confederation) because of the similarity to a name used by AIK in the northern suburbs of Stockholm. The name was eventually changed at the beginning of 1907 to Upsala Idrottsförening and the club joined the RF.[2]

UIF provides a classic example of a multi-sport club with five active sections covering boxing, football / youth football, athletics, handball and orienteering. Over the years the club had as many as 14 sports in its programme including bandy, ice-hockey, chess, tennis, cycling, skiing, walking and swimming but these sports are no longer active. The club currently has nearly 2,000 members.[3]

Since their foundation Upsala IF has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system.

Upsala IF are affiliated to Upplands Fotbollförbund.[4]

Recent History[edit]

In recent seasons Upsala IF have competed in the following divisions:

2014 - Division IV, Uppland
2013 - Division IV, Uppland
2012 - Division IV, Uppland
2011 - Division III, Norra Svealand
2010 - Division IV, Uppland
2009 - Division IV, Uppland
2008 - Division IV, Uppland
2007 - Division IV, Uppland
2006 - Division IV, Uppland
2005 - Division IV, Uppland
2004 - Division V, Uppland Norra
2003 - Division IV, Uppland
2002 - Division IV, Uppland
2001 - Division III, Norra Svealand
2000 - Division IV, Uppland/Gotland Höst
2000 - Division IV, Uppland Östra
1999 - Division III, Norra Svealand [5] [6] [7]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Upsala IF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2009 Not available Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2010 71 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2011 127 Div 3 Norra Svealand Tier 5
2012 58 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2013 71 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2014 Div 3 Östra Svealand, Tier 5

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

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