Aalesunds FK

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Aalesund
Aalesunds FK logo.svg
Full name Aalesunds Fotballklubb
Nickname(s) Tangotrøyene (Tangoshirts), Tango, De oransje og blå (Orange and blue)
Short name AaFK
Founded 25 June 1914 (103 years ago) (1914-06-25)
Ground Color Line Stadion
Ålesund
Ground Capacity 10,778
Chairman Reidar Mjelde
Manager Trond Fredriksen
League Tippeligaen
2016 Tippeligaen, 9th
Website Club website
Current season

Aalesunds Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club from the city of Ålesund, currently playing in the Norwegian Premier League. The club was founded on 25 June 1914. As of 2004, the football club had 835 members and several teams on both professional and amateur levels. These teams are the 1st and 2nd teams, junior team, and also several age-specific teams.

History[edit]

In 2009 the club won the Norwegian Cup for the first time in its history. They beat rival Molde FK in the Final, and thereby qualified for participation in the UEFA Europa League. Aalesund also won the 2011 Cup Final, where they beat SK Brann.

Recent domestic[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 1. Divisjon 6 30 13 8 9 65 51 47 Third round
2002 1. Divisjon promoted 2 30 19 7 4 77 26 64 Semifinal Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2003 Tippeligaen relegated 13 26 7 7 12 30 33 28 Quarterfinal Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2004 1. Divisjon promoted 2 30 21 1 8 67 36 64 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2005 Tippeligaen relegated 13 26 6 9 11 30 42 27 Fourth round Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2006 1. Divisjon promoted 2 30 17 9 4 71 35 60 Fourth round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2007 Tippeligaen 11 26 9 3 14 49 56 30 Fourth round
2008 Tippeligaen 13 26 7 4 15 29 42 25 Fourth round
2009 Tippeligaen 13 30 9 9 12 34 43 36 Winner
2010 Tippeligaen 4 30 14 5 11 46 37 47 Third round Europa League Third qualifying round
2011 Tippeligaen 9 30 12 7 11 36 38 43 Winner Europa League Play-off round
2012 Tippeligaen 11 30 9 11 10 40 41 38 Fourth round Europa League Third qualifying round
2013 Tippeligaen 4 30 14 7 9 55 44 49 Third round
2014 Tippeligaen 7 30 11 8 11 40 39 41 Fourth round
2015 Tippeligaen 10 30 11 5 14 42 57 38 Third round
2016 Tippeligaen 9 30 12 6 12 46 51 42 Third round
2017 (in progress) Eliteserien 14 28 7 8 13 34 46 29 Fourth round
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European[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Q3 Scotland Motherwell 1–1 0–3 1–4
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q1 Wales Neath 4–1 2–0 6–1
Q2 Hungary Ferencváros 3–1(aet) 1–2 4–3
Q3 Sweden Elfsborg 4–0 1–1 5–1
Play-off Netherlands AZ 2–1 0–6 2–7
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Q2 Albania Tirana 5–0 1–1 6–1
Q3 Cyprus APOEL 0–1 1–2 1–3

Supporters[edit]

The local supporter club for AaFK is called "Stormen", or "The Storm", with about 2000 members.

Rivalries[edit]

Rival football clubs in the city include Herd, Rollon, Skarbøvik and Spjelkavik, with Molde and Hødd traditionally being the main regional rivals. Hødd has been less competitive with AaFK in recent years, as they have not been in the same division for some time. More recent rivalries have centred on Molde and Strømsgodset, and to some extent Brann.

The club's supporters enjoy a good relationship with supporters of Oslo club Vålerenga, and it is not uncommon for supporters of one club to support the other in competitions where only one team participates. In the 2011 game against Neath in Wales, some supporters of 2010's Europa League opponents Motherwell also made their way to support the club.

Stadium[edit]

Aalesund played their home matches at Kråmyra Stadium until the 2005 season, when they relocated to the new Color Line Stadium with an approximate capacity of 11,000 people. Boosted by the new stadium, recent success and general increasing attendance in Norway, Aalesund has gone from attracting crowds of approximately 1,000 to regularly selling out their stadium [1] in only a few years. Their average attendance of 9,943 in Adeccoligaen 2006 became the new record for attendances at the second tier of the Norwegian league system.

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 April 2017

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

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Andreas Lie
2 Denmark DF Mikkel Kirkeskov
3 Iceland DF Daníel Leó Grétarsson
4 Finland DF Tero Mäntylä
5 Norway DF Oddbjørn Lie
6 Netherlands DF Kaj Ramsteijn
8 Norway MF Fredrik Carlsen
9 Sweden FW Valmir Berisha
10 Greece FW Thanasis Papazoglou (loan from Kortrijk)
11 Iceland MF Aron Elís Þrándarson
14 Ghana FW Edwin Gyasi
15 Brazil MF Marlinho
17 Norway MF Sondre Brunstad Fet
No. Position Player
18 Norway MF Vebjørn Hoff
21 Norway MF Bjørn Helge Riise
22 Iceland DF Adam Örn Arnarson
25 Norway GK Jan-Lennart Urke (on loan from Hødd)
30 Norway FW Mustafa Abdellaoue
32 Norway GK Sondre Sødergren
33 Norway DF Anders Waagan
36 Norway MF Emil Solnørdal
37 Norway DF Joakim Barstad
38 Norway MF Jørgen Hatlehol
41 Norway MF Markus Karlsbakk

For season transfers, see 2017 Aalesunds FK season.

Club officials[edit]

  • Head coach: Trond Fredriksen
  • Assistant coach: Karl Oskar Fjørtoft
  • Goalkeeper coach: Frank Mathiesen
  • Physical trainer: Bjørn Erik Melland
  • Youth coach: Jan Erik Sørnes
  • Youth coach: Erling Ytterland

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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