BK Astrio

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BK Astrio
BK Astrio.png
Full name Bollklubben Astrio
Founded 1933
Ground Söndrums IP
Chairman Otto Hallgren
Head Coach Anders Wallin
Coach Peter Karlsson
League Division 4 Halland Elit
2010 Division 4 Halland Elit, 5th

BK Astrio is a Swedish association football club located in Halmstad, Sweden. The club currently plays in Division 4.



BK Astrio was established on July 30, 1933, by Stig and Orvar Nilsson with Eric Andreasson, Torsten Lasson, and Donald Lasson. The founding members were impressed by the Austrian team Astrio Vienna when they played against Halmstads BK. They thought Astrio was unique and decided to register their team under that name.[1]

The team colors were red shirts with black pants and black socks. The team record for their first year was 5–2–1. The following season they played 33 matches with a 13–7–13 record. The team arranged for games to be played in Onsjö park with much success. By the end of the year, BK Astrio had 29 members. In 1935, the club started a handball division. In 1936, the team changed their colors and began to play with a green jersey and green socks. From 1937–1939, the club did not participate in any games due to World War II. The team resumed play in 1940. The team played for the first time in Division 2 Halland Halmstadserien Series and won it with 13–3–2 record. In 1941, the team advanced to Division 1 Södra Halland where they stayed until 1943. The team bounced in and out of Division 1 throughout the 1940s.[2]

On January 20, 1952, introduced Eric Andreasson in a new sports stadium located at Basta Liden later Jutarums IP. In 1953, the club was relegated to Division 3 but was promoted the following year. In 1957, the club was placed seventh in Division 1. On July 18, 1958, the youth division was formed. In 1968, the divisions were renamed and BK Astrio was subsequently placed in Division 5 South Halland. In 1974, the team advanced to Division 4.[3]

In 1980, BK Astrio made it to the Division 3 qualifiers to advance to Division 2. The team met with Vastra Frolunda, Trelleborgs FF and Alvesta and opened at home against Alvesta. Unfortunately, the team lost. During the 1991–1993 seasons, BK Astrio played in Division 2. During this time, the team brought up several talented players such as Mats Jingblad[4] and Erik Wahlstedt[5] who both played Allsvenskan and represented the national team. Other notable players are Stefan Jönsson and Nils Backstrom.[6]

In 1992, the club sold Erik Wahlstedt to IFK Göteborg which helped the financial security of the club. In 2000, a new stadium at Hallägra was constructed. On August 17, 2002, Söndrums IP was opened.[7]

BK Astrio are affiliated to the Hallands Fotbollförbund.[8]

Youth Side[edit]

In 2004, the youth side P91 won their division. The following year P91 won again as well as the P93 youth side. The youth team was successful and in 2006, Per Gulda was selected for the Swedish Under 15 squad.[9] The following year Gulda was picked for the Under 16 team under Abuu Eriksson.

Women's Side[edit]

In 1978, BK Astrio added a women's side which has been very successful. Two years later in 1980, they won Division 5 South Halland. The following year, the women were placed fourth in Division 4. In 1982, the women's team won Division 4 Halland. In 1983, they won Division 3. In 1988, the women's team advanced to Division 2 and won the division. In 1989, the team advanced to Division 1 and achieved fifth place. The women's team won Division 1 in 1990. The team played in Division 1 throughout the 1990s. In 1999, the women won Division 1. In 2001, the women were relegated to Division 2, the first time in the club's history. In 2002, the women won Division 2 and were promoted to Söderettan. By 2006, the ladies were playing in Division 3 Halland.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1990 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 2nd Promoted
1991 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 5th Vårserier (Spring Series)
Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 4th Höstserier (Autumn Series)
1992 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 7th Vårserier (Spring Series)
Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 3rd Höstserier (Autumn Series)
1993 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 11th Relegated
1994 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 11th Relegated
1995 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 3rd
1996 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 9th
1997 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 9th
1998 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 4th
1999 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 2nd
2000 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 4th
2001 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
2002 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 5th
2003 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
2004 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
2005 Tier 5 Division 4 Halland 2nd Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
2006* Tier 5 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 9th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
2007 Tier 6 Division 4 Halland 6th
2008 Tier 6a Division 4 Halland Elit 11th Relegated
2009 Tier 6b Division 4 Halland 3rd Promoted
2010 Tier 6a Division 4 Halland Elit 5th
2011 Tier 6a Division 4 Halland Elit 10th
2012 Tier 6a Division 4 Halland Elit 10th
2013 Tier 6a Division 4 Halland Elit 7th

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [10] [11] [12]


In recent seasons BK Astrio have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2006 154 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5
2007 Not available Div 4 Halland Tier 6
2008 Not available Div 4 Halland Elit Tier 6
2009 83 Div 4 Halland Tier 6
2010 138 Div 4 Halland Elit Tier 6

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [13]


Year Coach
1933–1940 Self trained
1941 Eric Andreasson
1942 Edvin Vibo
1943–1947 Torsten Lasson
1948–1952 Stig Fika Carlsson
1953 Tortsen Lasson
1954–1955 Sigo Bjers
1956–1958 Sven Malmberg
1959–1960 Hans Åke Johansson
1961–1962 Essbjörn Persson
1963 Ingemar Pettersson
1964–1965 Frank Johansson
1966 Kenneth Håkansson
1967–1969 Carl Axel Bengtsso
1970 Lars Olof Jingbladh
1971 Hans Åke Johansson / Kurt Johansson
1972 Matias Toth
1974 Lars Olof Jingbladh
1975–1977 Rolf Johansson Block
1978–1980 Olle Eriksson
1981–1982 Kjell Åke Nilsson
1983–1985 Robin Buhr
1986–1987 Lars Olof Jingbladh
1988–1991 Mats Jingbladh
1992 Lenart Ljung
1993–1994 Ulf Sjölin
1995–1996 Mikael Bengtsson
1998–2001 Kenneth Sjöblom
2002–2003 Stefan Jonsson
2004–2006 Peter Lennartsson
2007–2008 Nils Bäckström
2009– Ulf Sjölin



Year Chairman
1933–1934 Ebbe Svensson
1935–1936 Sture Jonsson
1937 Folke Pehrsson
1938–1944 Botvid Bengtsson
1945–1946 Tage Jonsson
1947–1953 Ake Rolf
1954–1956 Hugo JOhansson
1957–1959 Tortsen Lasson
1960 Sven Arne Nilsson
1961–1964 Thure Rehngren
1965–1974 Börje Klang
1975–1986 Ingvar Andersson
1987–1992 Bengt Boström
1993–1996 Rolf Elver
1997–2005 Anders Karlsson
2006– Otto Hallgren


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