Avesta AIK

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Avesta AIK
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Full name Avesta Allmänna Idrottsklubb
Nickname(s) AAIK
Founded 1905
Ground Avestavallen
Avesta
Sweden
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Jan Ingemar Hagman
Head Coach Mats Widlund
Coach Jonas Blomqvist
League Division 3 Södra Norrland
2012 Division 3 Södra Norrland, 8th

Avesta AIK is a Swedish football club located in Avesta, Sweden.[1]

Background[edit]

The club was founded in February 1905 as Avesta Absolutisters Idrottsklubb. The name was changed to Avesta Allmänna Idrottsklubb in 1916. The club now only participates in football but over the years has undertaken many different sports such as bandy, table tennis, boxing, athletics, gymnastics, skiing and bowling. The club has grown from 24 members at its inception to over 800 members at the present day.[2]

Since their foundation Avesta AIK has participated mainly in the upper and middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 3 Södra Norrland which is the fifth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the Avestavallen in Avesta.[4]

Avesta AIK are affiliated to Dalarnas Fotbollförbund.[5]

History[edit]

Avesta AIK has competed in the following divisions:

Season League Level Place Comment
2012 Division III, Södra Norrland 5 8  
2011 Division III, Södra Norrland 5 8  
2010 Division IV, Dalarna 6 1 Regional league of Dalarna. Promoted to Division III
2009 Division IV, Dalarna 6 5 Regional league of Dalarna
2008 Division IV, Dalarna 6 3 Regional league of Dalarna
2007 Division III, Södra Norrland 5 11 Relegated to Division IV
2006 Division II, Norra Svealand 4 12 Relegated to Division III
2005 Division III, Södra Norrland 4 3 Promoted to Division II
1997–2004 Regional leagues
1996 Division III, Södra Norrland 4 12 Relegated to Division IV
1995 Division III, Södra Norrland 4 7  
1994 Division III, Södra Norrland 4 3  
1993 Division III, Södra Norrland 4 8  
1992 Hösttrean, Södra Norrland 4 3  
Division II, Södra Norrland – vår 3 8 Relegated to Hösttrean
1991 Division III, Södra Norrland 4 1 Promoted to Division II
1974–1990 Regional leagues
1973 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 10 Relegated to Division IV
1972 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 8  
1971 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 9  
1970 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 5  
1969 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 4  
1968 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 9  
1967 Division II, Svealand 2 12 Relegated to Division III
1966 Division II, Svealand 2 9  
1965 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 1 Promoted to Division II
1964 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 2  
1963 Division II, Svealand 2 10 Relegated to Division III
1962 Division II, Svealand 2 8  
1961 Division II, Svealand 2 6  
1960 Division II, Svealand 2 4  
1959 Division II, Svealand 2 9  
1957/58 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 1 Promoted to Division II
1956/57 Division II, Svealand 2 11 Relegated to Division III
1955/56 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 1 Promoted to Division II
1954/55 Division III, Norra Svealand 3 2  
1953/54 Division II, Svealand 2 10 Relegated to Division III
1952/53 Division III, Norra 3 1 Promoted to Division II
1951/52 Division III, Norra 3 4  
1949/50 – 1950/51 Regional leagues
1948/49 Division III, Norra 3 8 Relegated to Division IV
1947/48 Division III, Norra 3 2  
1946/47 Division II, Norra 2 8 Relegated to Division III
1945/46 Division II, Norra 2 2 Best result so far, finishing only one point behind the league winner and a possibility to qualify for Allsvenskan
1944/45 Division II, Norra 2 7  
1943/44 Uppsvenska Sydvästra 3 1 Promoted to Division II
1942/43 Division II, Östra 2 10 Relegated to Division III
1941/42 Uppsvenska Sydvästra 3 1 Promoted to Division II
1940/41 Uppsvenska Sydvästra 3 1  
1939/40 Uppsvenska Västra 3 6  
1938/39 Uppsvenska Västra 3 5  
1937/38 Uppsvenska Västra 3 8  
1936/37 Uppsvenska Västra 3 5  
1935/36 Uppsvenska Västra 3 6  
1934/35 Uppsvenska Västra 3 3  

[6] [7] [8]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Avesta AIK have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2004 Not available Div 4 Dalarna Tier 5
2005 160 Div 3 Södra Norrland Tier 4
2006 161 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2007 99 Div 3 Södra Norrland Tier 5
2008 Not available Div 4 Dalarna Tier 6
2009 88 Div 4 Dalarna Tier 6
2010 130 Div 4 Dalarna Tier 6
2011 119 Div 3 Södra Norrland Tier 5
2012 126 Div 3 Södra Norrland Tier 5

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website and European Football Statistics website.[9] [10]

The attendance record was set in 1961 when 4,498 people attended the match with IK Brage.[11]

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