Arna-Bjørnar

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Arna-Bjørnar
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Full nameArna-Bjørnar Fotball
Founded2000; 18 years ago (2000)
GroundArna stadion, Ytre Arna
Capacity1,200
ChairmanVidar Rønhovde
ManagerMorten Kalvenes
LeagueToppserien (women)
2. Divisjon (men)
2018
2012
Toppserien, 3rd (women)
Third Division / 7, 1st (promoted) (men)[1]
Arna Stadion

Arna-Bjørnar Fotball is a Norwegian football club from Arna, Bergen.

It was founded in late 2000 as a merger between the football branches from IL Bjørnar and Arna T&IL, and replaced Bjørnar IL in the league system from 2001. The women's team has played since then in the Toppserien apart from the 2005 season when it was in the First Division.

Prominent members of the women's team (2009) are goalkeepers Reidun Seth and Erika Skarbø, and Nigerian keeper Precious Dede brought in to cover while Skarbø recovers from a long-term wrist injury. Arna-Bjørnar has earned a reputation for developing young players and the squad includes the former and current Norway Under-19 captains, Maren Mjelde and Kristine Hegland, and prominent former Under-19 players Caroline Walde and Ingrid Ryland, both now Under-23 players, as well as senior international Madeleine Giske who played in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007. The team has players in Norway's Under-17 team also.

Arna-Bjørnar's women's team is trained by Morten Kalvenes, brother of former Burnley player Christian Kalvenes.

In February 2011 the club had 13 players selected for Norway's international teams at senior level, Under-23, Under-19 and Under-17.[2]

The men's team currently plays in the Norwegian Third Division, and reached the second round of the Norwegian Football Cup in 2012, when they lost 1–0 to Hødd[3] who won the cup that season.

History[edit]

Women's team[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 TS 3 18 13 2 3 41 27 41 semi-final
2002 TS 5 18 8 2 8 44 38 26 runner-up
2003 TS 6 18 6 4 8 43 48 22 final 16
2004 TS 9 18 4 1 13 31 54 13 quarter-final Relegated to 1. Division
2005 1. Division 1 18 17 1 0 89 10 52 final 16 Promoted to Toppserien
2006 TS 5 18 11 2 5 60 26 35 quarter-final
2007 TS 4 22 12 4 6 47 34 40 semi-final
2008 TS 5 22 12 5 5 58 26 41 quarter-final
2009 TS 5 22 9 6 7 37 35 33 quarter-final
2010 TS 4 22 14 1 7 55 26 43 semi-final
2011 TS 4 22 16 1 5 64 19 49 quarter-final
2012 TS 3 22 14 5 3 61 21 47 semi-final
2013 TS 3 22 10 8 4 39 24 38 quarter-final
2014 TS 3 22 14 0 8 58 21 42 second round
2015 TS 7 22 7 5 10 35 45 26 third round
2016 TS 8 22 7 4 11 22 38 25 third round
2017 TS 6 22 9 8 5 39 28 35 semi-final
2018 TS 3 22 11 6 5 53 26 39 quarter-final

Players[edit]

Current women's squad[edit]

As of 8 July 2018.[4]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold  Australia
2 Defender Karoline Heimvik Haugland  Norway
3 Defender Victoria Tangen  Norway
4 Defender Kristine Karstad  Norway
5 Defender Ingrid Østervold Stenevik  Norway
6 Midfielder Vilde Bøe Risa (Captain)  Norway
7 Forward Elise Stenevik  Norway
8 Midfielder Andrine Mo  Norway
9 Defender Sigrid Hansen  Norway
10 Midfielder Maria Dybwad Brochmann  Norway
12 Goalkeeper Josefine Ervik  Norway
13 Defender Cecilie Redisch Kvamme  Norway
14 Midfielder Lisa Fjeldstad Naalsund  Norway
15 Forward Amalie Vevle Eikeland  Norway
16 Forward Ine Marie Thoresen Wedaa  Norway
17 Midfielder Rikke Bogetveit Nygard  Norway
18 Defender Kristin Muller  Norway
19 Forward Emilie Nautnes  Norway
22 Goalkeeper Sandra Stavenes  Norway
24 Defender Charlotte Ulvesæter Nilsen  Norway

Former players[edit]

Men's team[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 3. Divisjon 7 22 8 3 11 37 50 27
2002 3. Divisjon 9 22 6 3 13 37 51 21 First round
2003 3. Divisjon 8 22 8 4 10 45 55 28 First qualifying round
2004 3. Divisjon 6 22 10 3 9 37 49 33 First round
2005 3. Divisjon 3 22 12 3 7 49 38 39 First qualifying round
2006 3. Divisjon 2 20 12 1 7 41 30 37 First qualifying round
2007 3. Divisjon 7 22 9 2 11 44 53 29 Second qualifying round
2008 3. Divisjon 10 22 7 3 12 48 58 24 Second qualifying round
2009 3. Divisjon 4 22 11 2 9 41 43 35 First qualifying round
2010 3. Divisjon 3 22 14 1 7 67 36 43 First round
2011 3. Divisjon 6 26 12 4 10 52 41 42 Second qualifying round
2012 3. Divisjon promoted 1 26 19 4 3 83 32 61 Second round Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2013 2. Divisjon relegated 14 26 8 1 17 28 67 25 First round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 3. divisjon, avdeling 7 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  2. ^ Bergen's national team
  3. ^ Nydal, Trond Roger (9 May 2012). "Historiske Arna-Bjørnar ute av cupen" (in Norwegian). Bergensavisen. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Arna-Bjørnar Kvinner Senior A". Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).

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