Aalesunds FK

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Aalesund
Aalesunds FK logo.svg
Full nameAalesunds Fotballklubb
Nickname(s)Tangotrøyene (Tangoshirts), Tango, De oransje og blå (Orange and blue)
Short nameAaFK
Founded25 June 1914 (104 years ago) (1914-06-25)
GroundColor Line Stadion
Ålesund
Capacity10,778
ChairmanReidar Mjelde
ManagerLars Bohinen
League1. divisjon
20181. divisjon, 3rd of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Aalesunds Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club from the city of Ålesund, currently playing in the 1. divisjon, the second 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 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 Eliteserien relegated 15 30 8 8 14 38 50 32 Fourth round
2018 1. divisjon 3 30 18 5 7 58 31 59 First 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]

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 2 April 2018

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
3 Iceland DF Daníel Leó Grétarsson
4 Norway DF Jonas Grønner
5 Norway DF Oddbjørn Lie
6 Netherlands DF Kaj Ramsteijn
7 Cape Verde MF Erikson Spinola Lima
8 Norway MF Fredrik Carlsen
9 Sweden FW Valmir Berisha
10 Iceland FW Hólmbert Friðjónsson
11 Iceland MF Aron Elís Þrándarson
13 Norway GK Tarjei Aase Omenås
14 Senegal FW Pape Habib Guèye
No. Position Player
15 Norway DF Ståle Steen Sæthre
16 Norway DF Jørgen Hatlehol
17 Norway MF Sondre Brunstad Fet
19 England DF Jernade Meade
20 Norway DF Robert Sandnes
21 Norway MF Jens Petter Hauge (on loan from Bodø/Glimt)
22 Iceland DF Adam Örn Arnarson
23 Norway FW Torbjørn Agdestein
30 Croatia DF Nikola Tkalčić (on loan from Sarpsborg 08)
32 Norway GK Sondre Sødergren
36 Norway MF Emil Solnørdal
41 Norway MF Markus Karlsbakk

For season transfers, see 2018 Aalesunds FK season.

Club officials[edit]

  • Head coach: Lars Bohinen
  • 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]

Notable Players[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).

External links[edit]