Västerås IK Fotboll

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Västerås IK
Västerås IK.png
Full name Västerås Idrottsklubb
Founded 1913
Ground Apalby IP
Västerås
Sweden
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman Arne Andersson
Head Coach Martin Gustafsson
Coach Johan Persson
League Division 2 Norra Svealand
2012 Division 2 Norra Svealand, 3rd

Västerås IK is a Swedish football club located in Västerås.[1]

Background[edit]

Since their foundation in 1913, Västerås IK has participated mainly in the middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. Their peak came early in the club's history when Västerås IK competed in the inaugural 1924–25 Allsvenskan season. The club's stay at in the top tier was short-lived, however, and they were relegated at the end of the season having won only two games. As of the 2014 season, the club plays in Division 2 Norra Svealand, which is the fourth tier of Swedish football.[2] They play their home matches at the Apalby IP in Västerås.[3]

Västerås IK are affiliated to the Västmanlands Fotbollförbund.[4]

Season to season[edit]

In their early seasons Västerås IK competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Group Position Movements
1924-25 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 11th Relegated
1925-26 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellansvenska Serien 3rd
1926-27 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellansvenska Serien 3rd
1927-28 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellansvenska Serien 9th Relegated
1928-29 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellansvenska 8th
1929-30 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellansvenska 11th Relegated

[5] [6]

In recent seasons Västerås IK have competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Group Position Movements
1993 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 12th Relegated
1994 Tier 5 Division 4 Västmanland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1995 Tier 5 Division 4 Västmanland 1st Promoted
1996 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 10th Relegated
1997 Tier 5 Division 4 Västmanland 1st Promoted
1998 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Svealand 2nd Promotion playoff
1999 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Svealand 11th Relegated
2000 Tier 5 Division 4 Västmanland 2nd Promotion playoff - promoted
2001 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 4th
2002 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 5th
2003 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Svealand 9th
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norra Svealand 6th
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 5th
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 5th
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 8th
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 5th
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 10th Relegation playoff
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 6th
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 3rd
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 11th Relegation playoff
2014 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [7] [8] [9]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Västerås IK have had the following average attendances:

Season Average attendance Division / Section Level
2005 187 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 3
2006 242 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2007 175 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2008 177 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2009 183 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2010 141 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2011 200 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2012 119 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2013 167 Div. 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [10]

The attendance record for Västerås IK was 3,924 spectators for the match against Sandvikens IF in Division 2 Norra on 16 September 1945.[11]

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