Aalesunds FK

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Aalesunds FK
Aalesunds FK logo.svg
Full nameAalesunds Fotballklubb
Nickname(s)Tangotrøyene (Tangoshirts), Tango, De oransje og blå (Orange and blue)
Short nameAaFK
Founded25 June 1914 (107 years ago) (1914-06-25)
GroundColor Line Stadion
Ålesund
Capacity10,778
ChairmanJan Petter Hagen
ManagerLars Arne Nilsen
LeagueEliteserien
20211. divisjon, 2nd of 16 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Aalesunds Fotballklubb, commonly known as Aalesund or AaFK, is a Norwegian football club from the town of Ålesund, that competes in the Eliteserien, the first tier of the Norwegian football league system. 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 Semi-final Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2003 Tippeligaen relegated 13 26 7 7 12 30 33 28 Quarter-final 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 Eliteserien relegated 15 30 8 8 14 38 50 32 Fourth round Relegated to 1. divisjon
2018 1. divisjon 3 30 18 5 7 58 31 59 First round
2019 1. divisjon promoted 1 30 25 4 1 67 25 79 Quarter-final Promoted to Eliteserien
2020 Eliteserien relegated 16 30 2 5 23 30 85 11 Cancelled Relegated to 1. divisjon
2021 1. divisjon promoted 2 30 16 10 4 68 43 58 Promoted to Eliteserien
2022 Eliteserien
[1]

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]

Color Line stadium in January 2018.

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 the 2006 1. divisjon became at the time a new record for attendances at the second tier of the Norwegian league system.

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 January 2022[2]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Serbia SRB Petar Golubović
5 DF Sweden SWE David Fällman
6 MF Norway NOR Erlend Segberg
7 MF Cape Verde CPV Erikson Lima
9 FW Chile CHI Niklas Castro
11 MF Norway NOR Simen Bolkan Nordli
13 GK United States USA Michael Lansing
14 MF Norway NOR Torbjørn Kallevåg
15 FW Norway NOR Kristoffer Ødemarksbakken
16 DF Norway NOR Jørgen Hatlehol
17 FW Senegal SEN Mamadou Diaw
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Norway NOR Isak Dybvik Määttä
20 MF Norway NOR Oscar Solnørdal
21 MF Norway NOR Markus Karlsbakk
22 FW Norway NOR Sigurd Hauso Haugen
24 GK Norway NOR Enock Mawete Mwimba
25 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Besim Šerbečić
32 MF Norway NOR Kristoffer Strand Ødven
33 DF Norway NOR Simen Rafn
34 DF Norway NOR Stian Aarønes Holte
37 DF Norway NOR Henrik Molvær Melland
38 DF Norway NOR Nikolai Søyset Hopland

Club officials[edit]

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

1. divisjon

Cup[edit]

Norwegian Cup

History of league positions (since 1963)[edit]

1963 1964–1967 1968–1976 1977–1978 1979 1980–1981 1982–1983 1984 1985–1993 1994 1995–1998 1999–2000 2001–2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007–2017 2018–2019 2020 2021 2022–
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).
  2. ^ "A-laget" [First team squad]. aafk.no (in Norwegian). Aalesunds FK.

External links[edit]