FK Lofoten

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FK Lofoten
FK Lofoten.jpg
Full name Fotballklubben Lofoten
Founded 10 December 1992; 25 years ago (1992-12-10)
Ground Stranda stadion
Capacity 3000
Coach Terje Hansen
League 4. Divisjon
2017 4. Divisjon, 2nd [1]
Website Club website

FK Lofoten is a Norwegian football club, currently playing in the 4. Divisjon. The club was formed as a merger between Svolvær IL and Kabelvåg IL in 1992. The club played in the 1. Divisjon in the 1999 season, but was relegated after one season.

History[edit]

The club played in the 1. Divisjon in the 1999 season, but they were however relegated in their only season at the second tier. In the decisive match on 17 October 1999, Lofoten had to win away against Sogndal while Byåsen and Skjetten had to draw if Lofoten was going to avoid relegation. Lofoten did their job by beating Sogndal 2–0, and in the match between Byåsen and Skjetten the score was 1-1 after 90 minutes. Byåsen did however score a winning goal in the stoppage time and Lofoten were relegated.

The goal for the 2000 season was to again win promotion. Lofoten won their 2. Divisjon group, but lost the play-off matches for promotion against Mandalskameratene. After the 2. Divisjon was changed from eight to four groups, the group-winners would automatically win promotion. Lofoten was fighting for promotion for a couple of years, but never managed to win their group again. Due to the poor economy the club lost several of its most important players, and as a consequence Lofoten was relegated to the 3. Divisjon in 2005.

The club was promoted to the 2. Divisjon in 2007, after winning their 3. Divisjon group and beat Innstrand 4–3 on aggregate in the play-off matches for promotion.

In the 2007 Norwegian Football Cup, Lofoten won the qualifying matches against Grovfjord, and was drawn against the 2. Divisjon team Mjølner in the first round. After eliminating Mjølner, Lofoten met the regional greats Bodø/Glimt in the second round. Lofoten lost 1–3 after extra time at home against the 1. Divisjon team.

In the 2008 season, Lofoten finished last in their 2. Divisjon group and were relegated to the 3. Divisjon.

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1999 1. Divisjon relegated 11 26 8 6 12 38 47 30 Second round relegated to the 2. Divisjon
2000 2. Divisjon 1 22 20 0 2 90 25 60 Third round
2001 2. Divisjon 3 26 15 6 5 63 43 51 First round
2002 2. Divisjon 5 26 11 8 7 53 41 41 Second round
2003 2. Divisjon 6 26 12 4 10 41 46 40 Third round
2004 2. Divisjon 10 26 10 2 14 50 66 32 Third round
2005 2. Divisjon relegated 13 26 7 2 17 40 89 23 Second round relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2006 3. Divisjon 2 22 15 1 6 77 30 46 First round
2007 3. Divisjon promoted 1 18 14 3 1 62 14 45 Second round promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2008 2. Divisjon relegated 14 26 3 2 21 35 90 11 First round relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2009 3. Divisjon 5 20 8 2 10 47 54 26 First qualifying round
2010 3. Divisjon 4 22 13 3 6 64 40 42 First qualifying round
2011 3. Divisjon 6 22 11 3 8 64 45 36 First qualifying round
2012 3. Divisjon 7 22 7 6 9 53 60 27 Second qualifying round
2013 3. Divisjon 4 22 11 4 7 48 44 37 Second qualifying round
2014 3. Divisjon relegated 10 22 6 0 16 43 76 18 First qualifying round relegated to the 4. Divisjon
2015 4. Divisjon promoted 1 22 19 2 1 103 16 59 First qualifying round promoted to the 3. Divisjon
2016 3. Divisjon relegated 11 22 7 0 15 45 69 21 Second qualifying round relegated to the 4. Divisjon
2017 4. Divisjon 2 22 15 5 2 109 38 50 First qualifying round
2018 (in progress) 4. Divisjon 6 18 7 4 7 50 37 25 Second qualifying round
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Current squad[edit]

Updated 21 April 2018 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Steinar Jensen
2 Norway DF Hugo Nilsen
3 Norway DF Kristian Elverland Haugnes
4 Norway MF Steffen Sundklakk Røed
5 Norway MF Eirik Solhaug
6 Lithuania MF Dalius Kersis
7 Norway FW Ola Johan Antonsen-Meløy
8 Norway MF Ruben Falk Jensen
9 Norway FW Julian Bakke Gjertsen
10 Lithuania FW Haroldas Vaineikis
11 Norway DF Vetle Engstad Olsen
No. Position Player
12 Norway GK Henrik Charlsen
14 Norway MF Henning Johnsen Holand
16 Norway MF Sigurd Ekrem
17 Portugal MF Miguel Grilo Neves
19 Norway MF Edvard Helmersen Lind (captain)
20 Norway DF Håkon Severin Lied Thom
21 Norway FW Szymon Owczarek
22 Norway MF Eirik Solhaug
23 Norway MF Tommy Rød
27 Norway DF Ade Pratt

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2016–17.

Honours[edit]

  • Champions 2. divisjon avd. 8: 1997, 1998 and 2000
  • Champions 3. divisjon avd. 17: 1994 and 1996
  • Champions 3. divisjon avd. Hålogaland: 2007
  • Best Finish: 11th place i 1. divisjon (1999)
  • Best Cup Run: 3rd round i 2000, 2003 and 2004

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 3. divisjon, avdeling 11 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tabell". Fotball.no (in Norwegian). NFF. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.