Assyriska BK

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Assyriska BK
Assyriska goteborg.svg
Full name Assyriska Bollklubb
Nickname(s) ABK
Founded 1985; 32 years ago (1985)
Ground Ruddalens IP
Västra Frölunda, Gothenburg
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Zeki Celik
Manager Korosh Hatami
League Division 1 Södra
2016 Division 2 Västra Götaland, 1st

Assyriska BK is a Swedish football club based in Västra Frölunda, Gothenburg.[1] The club was formed in 1985 by Assyrian immigrants[2] and is currently playing in Division 1 Södra which is the third tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at Ruddalens IP in Västra Frölunda.[1] Assyriska BK are affiliated to the Göteborgs Fotbollförbund.[4]


The Assyrians who had settled in Gothenburg formed in 1976 the football club Göteborgs Assyriska Idrottsförening (GAIF) that was attached to the Assyriska Mesopotamiska Association in Gothenburg.[2]

After a couple years of football experience they formed in 1985 Assyriska BK (ABK) as a sports division of the Assyriska Mesopotamiska Association in Gothenburg. ABK was reformed into an independent association and formed with the objective of promoting their sporting interests in the Assyrian Association in Gothenburg. The club has its base within the Assyriska Association of Västra Frölunda with over 1,000 members.[2] Since their foundation Assyriska BK has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. Over the years the club has expanded and has today several youth teams.[5]

In year 2016 Assyriska BK was promoted for the first time in the club history to Division 1 which is the third tier of Swedish football.[6][7]


Assyriska BK's official fan club was formed in 2008 under the name Ultras Suryoye Göteborg also known as USG.[8]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 March 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 Sweden GK Nicolas Sharro
3 Sweden DF Sohell Kassal
5 Sweden DF Yafet Lemessa
7 Sweden MF Daniel Albano Neves
8 Sweden FW Ahrun Cicek
9 Sweden FW Mihael Jevtic
10 Sweden MF Simon Guli
12 Sweden MF Yadid Staifo (captain)
14 Sweden FW Ali Selim
21 Sweden DF Rany Younan
33 Sweden DF Sargon Cicek
45 Sweden DF Mattias Ucar
90 Sweden MF Naramsin Staifo
No. Position Player
95 Sweden DF Anton Lundqvist
99 Sweden FW Johan Friberg da Cruz
Sweden DF Daniel Stanisic
Sweden DF Visar Selimi
Sweden DF Patrick Dyrestam
Sweden DF Martin Johansson Zanjanchi
Sweden MF Galvan Ayoub
Sweden MF Eduard Zuta
Sweden MF Chadly Maduka
Sweden MF Joakim Olausson
Sweden MF Berahman Gholamreza
Sweden FW Daniel Garcia Olsson

Current staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Korosh Hatami
  • Assistant Coach: Jimmy Dixon
  • Player-Assistant Coach: Ahrun Cicek
  • Chiropractor: Ardavan Larizadeh

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1999 Tier 7 Division 6 Göteborg C 1st Promoted
2000 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 9th
2001 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 8th
2002 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 9th
2003 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 5th
2005 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 6th
2006* Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 5th
2007 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 4th
2008 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 1st Promoted
2009 Tier 5 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 9th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Götaland 2nd
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 2nd
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 4th
2014 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 4th
2015 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 7th
2016 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 1st Promoted

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level.[9] [10] [11]


  1. ^ a b "Assyriska BK – Kontakt". Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Assyriska BK – Historia". Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Tabell och resultat – Div 2 Västra Götaland, herrar –". Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Assyriska BK –". Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Assyriska BK – Ungdom". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  6. ^ "Assyriska BK har vunnit serien". Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Assyriska klart för ettan efter bragdsäsong". Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  8. ^ "Ultras Suryoye Göteborg". Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  9. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Assyriska BK". Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  10. ^ "Södra Götaland — Division 2 – Fotbollsserier 2010 – Fotboll –". Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  11. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Archived from the original on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 

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