Avaldsnes IL

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Avaldsnes IL
Avaldsnes IL logo.svg
Full nameAvaldsnes Idrettslag
Founded16 June 1937; 82 years ago (1937-06-16)
GroundAvaldsnes Idrettssenter
Capacity1000
ManagerChristiane Lessa
LeagueToppserien (women)
2019Toppserien, 5th (women)

Avaldsnes Idrettslag is a Norwegian sports club from Avaldsnes, Karmøy, Rogaland. It was founded on 16 June 1937. The club has sections for football and handball.

Women's football[edit]

The women's team began play in 1989, winning the 1st Division of West Norway in 1997, before the team was dissolved in 1999 and then resurrected in 2002.[1] The women's football team currently plays in the Toppserien, the first tier of Norwegian women's football, after promotion from the First Division in 2012, becoming the first club from Karmøy to play in the top league of any sport in Norway.[2][3] They reached the final of the Norwegian Women's Cup in 2013 and 2015 but lost in the final both times.

The footballer Cecilie Pedersen has previously represented Norway while playing for Avaldsnes.[4]

They finished the 2015 season in second place, their highest finish in the Toppserien to date, and qualified to the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Women's football squad[edit]

As of 27 April 2020[5]

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 Louise Alexandra Högrell
3 Norway DF Oda Arnesen
4 Norway DF Nathalie Utvik
5 United States DF Robyn Decker
6 Norway MF Olaug Tvedten
10 Norway FW Cecilie Pedersen
11 Brazil FW Duda
12 New Zealand GK Victoria Esson
13 Norway DF Maria Min Xiu Sørenes
No. Position Player
15 United States FW Stephanie Ribeiro
16 Norway FW Anna Langås Jøsendal
17 Norway MF Hanna Dahl
19 Norway MF Helene Clausen Haavik
20 Nigeria FW Rasheedat Ajibade
21 Norway DF Malin Rasmussen
22 Norway FW Natalie Velde
23 Norway MF Anita Langåker Underhaug
24 Norway MF Ylinn Tennebø
25 Norway FW Anna Østrem
Norway FW Andrea Norheim
Norway FW Elise Thorsnes
Australia DF Clare Polkinghorne
Australia MF Katrina Gorry

Former players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Recent women's seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2009 D2 5 18 7 3 8 43 54 24 Not Qualified
2010 D2 promoted 1 22 17 2 3 116 42 53 Not Qualified Promoted to Division 1
2011 D1 6 20 8 5 7 35 37 29 2nd round
2012 D1 promoted 1 22 20 1 1 73 20 61 3rd round Promoted to Toppserien
2013 TS 4 22 10 3 9 39 33 33 Final Lost Cup final to Stabæk 1–0
2014 TS 5 22 12 2 8 56 27 38 Semi-final [6]
2015 TS 2 22 16 3 3 60 15 51 Final Lost Cup final to LSK Kvinner 3–2
2016 TS 2 22 18 2 2 50 17 56 Quarter-final
2017 TS 2 22 15 3 4 51 17 48 Final Beat Vålerenga 1-0 in the final to win the Cup
2018 TS 9 22 5 6 11 24 38 21 3rd round
2019 TS 5 22 9 7 6 40 33 34 Quarter-final

UEFA Competition Record[edit]

Competition Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2016-2017 Qualifying round Northern Ireland Newry City 11–0
Portugal CF Benfica 6–1
Finland PK-35 Vantaa (Host) 2–0
Round of 32 France Lyon 0–5 2–5 a 2–10
2017–2018 Qualifying round Montenegro Breznica Pljevlja (Host) 2–1
Israel Kiryat Gat 6–2
Serbia Spartak Subotica 2–0
Round of 32 Spain Barcelona 0–2 0–4 a 0–6
2018-2019 Qualifying round Portugal Sporting CP 3–2
North Macedonia Dragon 2014 3–0
Croatia Osijek (Host) 2–2
Round of 32 France Lyon 0–5 0–2 a 0–7

a First leg.

Men's football[edit]

The men's football team currently plays in the Fourth Division, the fifth tier of Norwegian football, after relegation in 2012.[7] The men's team also played in the Third Division between 2005 and 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historikk (in Norwegian)". Avaldsnes (team web site). Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  2. ^ Nesvik, Morten; Larsen, Eirin (7 October 2012). "– Større enn de klarer å ta innover seg" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  3. ^ Odden, Mathis Tjøtta (8 October 2012). "Avaldsnes klare for Toppserien" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  4. ^ Lyngøy, Roar (12 May 2011). "Ny ordkrig mellom Pedersen og Avaldsnes" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. Archived from the original on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Avaldsnes Damer Elite". Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Tabell Toppserien 2013". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  7. ^ Haram, Hein Georg F. (6 October 2012). "Avaldsnes rykker ned" (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. Retrieved 9 October 2012.

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