Bodens BK

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Boden
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Full name Bodens Bandyklubb
Nickname(s) BBK
Founded 1916; 101 years ago (1916)
Ground Boden Arena,
Boden, Sweden
Ground Capacity 5,300 seats, FIFA 2-star qualification
Chairman Olle Lindström
Manager Pyotr Gitselov
League Division 2 Norrland
2016 Division 2 Norrland, 5th

Bodens BK is a Swedish football club located in Boden in Norrbotten. The club, formed 1916, is currently playing in the fourth tier of Swedish football, Division 2.

Linguistics[edit]

Note that the s in the first part of the club name (Bodens) is the Swedish possessive s, meaning that it is not correct to call the club just Bodens. Correct forms are Bodens Bandyklubb (the complete name, very formal), Bodens BK (abbreviated formal), BBK (abbreviated informal), or just Boden (since there are no other football clubs with the town name Boden in their name). Bandyklubb means bandy club, but the club has actually not been playing bandy since 1966.

History[edit]

During the three seasons of 2003 to 2005, Boden played in the second highest division, Superettan, which made them the northernmost team in Swedish professional football by a margin of 400 km or more, depending on season.

After successfully staying up with some margin in 2003, the ensuing season saw Boden barely scrape through to avoid relegation on the last day of the season. The 2005 Superettan campaign appeared to be the most successful thus far, and included memorable victories against teams such as the previous year's top-flight residents Örebro SK (1–0) and AIK (5–1). With 24 games played and stunning form Boden seemed safe at mid-table, but failure to win or even draw any of their last six games, together with the Phoenix-like resurrection of near-discarded Mjällby AIF, saw the latter team secure a new contract while relegating Boden to the newly recreated Division 1.

For the 2006 season, the club which had managed to keep hold of several key players, entertained an outspoken ambition of instantly returning to Superettan. However, injuries to important staff such as the two main new signings, New Zealand striker Brent Fisher and American midfielder Ryan Caugherty, as well as poor results away from home, meant the team finished at a mediocre 8th place. The following season resulted in another mid-table finish. In 2008, Boden were relegated from Division 1 after finishing last, failing to record a single win in their last nine games.

Unlike what had been the case after their Superettan relegation in 2005, Boden did manage to immediately bounce back from Division 2 in 2009. In their first season back at Sweden's fourth tier level since 1998, the club produced a strong season finish, winning eight out of their last nine games and eventually the league, five points clear of local rivals IFK Luleå. Once back in Division 1, the objective for 2010 was survival, which was ensured only in the last game of the season, when Boden defeated Carlstad United away from home, leapfrogging that team into 10th place and a renewed contract. Unable to repeat the accomplishment, Boden were again relegated to Division 2 in 2011, finishing nine points from safety and winning only four league games.

In the two years that followed, Boden were unable to regain promotion, finishing fifth in Division 2 on both occasions. In 2014, the club produced an eighth-place finish, after uninspiring results.

Organization[edit]

The club is affiliated to the Norrbottens Fotbollförbund[1]

Achievements[edit]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1994 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Norrland 2nd Promoted
1995 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 5th
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 5th
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 10th Relegated
1998 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Norrland 1st Promoted
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 8th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 2nd
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 2nd
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promoted
2003 Tier 2 Superettan 11th
2004 Tier 2 Superettan 13th
2005 Tier 2 Superettan 14th Relegated
2006* Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 8th
2007 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 7th
2008 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 14th Relegated
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 10th
2011 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 13th Relegated
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 5th
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 5th
2014 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 8th
2015 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 4th
2016 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 5th

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level.[2]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Bodens BK FF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2002 537 Division 2 Norrland Tier 3
2003 2,158 Superettan Tier 2
2004 1,880 Superettan Tier 2
2005 2,537 Superettan Tier 2
2006 1,043 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2007 1,043 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2008 1,038 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2009 1,352 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2010 809 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2011 1,190 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2012 345 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2013 460 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2014 490 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2015 355 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2016 301 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website.[3]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player[4]
1 Canada GK Matt Silva
3 Sweden DF Jakob Johansson-Inga
4 Sweden MF Kevin Roberts
5 Sweden DF Andreas Wärja
7 Sweden FW Elias Öhman
8 Sweden DF Victor Hannu
9 Sweden FW Viktor Selini
10 Sweden FW Max Wårell
11 Sweden FW Filip Daunfeldt
14 Sweden MF Tomas Eriksson
15 Sweden MF Erik Stenberg
16 England FW Nick Kennedy
19 Sweden DF Emil Johansson
22 Sweden GK Anton Olofsson
23 England FW Leon Taylor
No. Position Player
24 Sweden MF Max Nyqvist
32 Colombia DF Alejandro Gutierrez
33 England DF Brandon Green
77 United States DF Michael Mercado
89 Sweden MF Kevin Brännström
100 Sweden MF Arish Nouri

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