Billingsfors IK

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Billingsfors IK
Billingsfors IK.png
Full name Billingsfors Idrottsklubb
Nickname(s) BIK
Founded 1906
Ground Lövåsvallen
Billingsfors
Sweden
Coach Morten Haugeneset
Pontus Nordwall
Mike Weiland
League Division 6 Dalsland
2010 Division 6 Dalsland, 9th

Billingsfors IK is a Swedish football club located in Billingsfors, close to Bengtsfors, Västra Götaland County.[1]

Background[edit]

Billingsfors Idrottsklubb were formed on 26 May 1906 and played one season in the Allsvenskan, the highest Swedish league, in 1946–47. BIK were relegated at the end of the season, finishing bottom of the table with just three draws. While the club is positioned last in the all-time Allsvenskan table it is a great achievement for BIK to have played at this level.

In their early years Billingsfors IK participated mainly in the upper divisions of the Swedish football league system but then their fortunes plummeted and in recent decades they have been entrenched in the lower divisions. The club currently plays in Division 6 Dalsland which is the eighth tier of Swedish football.[2] They play their home matches at the Lövåsvallen in Billingsfors.[3]

Billingsfors IK are affiliated to the Dalslands Fotbollförbund.[4]

Season to season[edit]

In their early history Billingsfors IK competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1931–32 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordvästra 1st Promoted
1932–33 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 3rd
1933–34 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 6th
1934–35 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 3rd
1935–36 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 1st Promotion Playoffs
1936–37 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 4th
1937–38 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 4th
1938–39 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 5th
1939–40 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 8th
1940–41 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 8th
1941–42 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 5th
1942–43 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 4th
1943–44 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 1st Promotion Playoffs
1944–45 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 7th
1945–46 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 1st Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1946–47 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 12th Relegated
1947–48 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydvästra 8th
1948–49 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydvästra 10th Relegated
1949–50 Tier 3 Division 3 Västra 9th Relegated

[5] [6]

In recent seasons Billingsfors IK have competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1999 Tier 6 Division 5 Dalsland 9th
2000 Tier 6 Division 5 Dalsland 11th Relegated
2001 Tier 7 Division 6 Dalsland 4th
2002 Tier 7 Division 6 Dalsland 9th
2003 Tier 7 Division 6 Dalsland 5th
2004 Tier 7 Division 6 Dalsland 1st Promoted
2005 Tier 6 Division 5 Dalsland 11th
2006* Tier 7 Division 5 Dalsland 10th
2007 Tier 7 Division 5 Dalsland 12th Relegated
2008 Tier 8 Division 6 Dalsland 6th
2009 Tier 8 Division 6 Dalsland 9th
2010 Tier 8 Division 6 Dalsland 9th
2011 Tier 8 Division 6 Dalsland

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level.[7] [8] [9]

Achievements[edit]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Billingsfors IK have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2009 Not available Div 6 Dalsland Tier 8
2010 70 Div 6 Dalsland Tier 8

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website.[10]

On 30 May 2006 a strengthened Billingsfors IK played GAIS in a jubilee match to celebrate BIK's 100-year anniversary in 2006. The match was a great spectacle with almost 850 paying spectators at the Lövåsvallen.

Players[edit]

  • Sweden Ingvar Rydell – Played for Billingsfors IK when the team played in the Allsvenskan. He then went to Malmö FF and was the Allsvenskan top-scorer in the 1949–50 season. He also played in the Swedish national team.

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