FK Mjølner

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FK Mjølner
FK Mjølner.gif
Full nameFotballklubben Mjølner
Founded1932
GroundNarvik Stadion
Narvik
Capacity8,000 (1999)
ChairmanTage Karlsen
Head coachJan Tore Bakli
League3. divisjon
20192. divisjon Group 2, 14th of 14 (relegated)

FK Mjølner is a Norwegian football club from Narvik. It currently plays in the 3. divisjon, after having been relegated from the 2. divisjon in 2019. The club played at the top tier in 1972 and 1989.

History[edit]

Logo of Narvik FK.

It is named after Mjöllnir in Norse mythology. It was formed in 1932 when Støa Mjølner (until 1926: FK Steady 1919 Mjølner) and King Mjølner (until 1921: FK Freidig 1918 Mjølner) merged.[citation needed] The club was called Mjølner until 1994, when the name was changed to Mjølner-Narvik. In October 1997 the club merged with local rivals FK Narvik/Nor. The merger club took the name Narvik FK. In February 2005 Narvik FK changed the name back to FK Mjølner.

FK Mjølner was the first club from Northern Norway allowed to play in the Norwegian top division. Before the 1972 season clubs from the north could not gain promotion to the top division. Mjølner played against the best in the 1972 and 1989 seasons, but were relegated both times after just one season.

With the exception of those two seasons, FK Mjølner stayed on the second tier from 1970 to 1991. 1992 saw Mjølner at the third level, which by then was called the 2. divisjon. They got promoted back to the second tier, where they stayed for three seasons from 1993 until they got relegated again in 1995. They played in the 2. divisjon in 1996 and 1997, then merged with Narvik/Nor, and continued playing in that division as Narvik FK until 2001, when they were relegated to the 3. divisjon (fourth tier). After one season at that level they were promoted back to the 2. divisjon again, but in 2004 they were again relegated to the 3. divisjon. With their old name FK Mjølner started the 2005 season in 3. divisjon. In 2010 it won all 26 matches in the 3. divisjon, contested a playoff to win promotion, and succeeded by beating IL Stålkameratene 8–2 on aggregate.

The club has a record 13 Northern Norwegian Cup championships, 9 as Mjølner, and 4 as Narvik/Nor.

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2009 3. divisjon 2 20 18 2 0 109 11 56
2010 3. divisjon promoted 1 22 22 0 0 113 11 66 Promoted to the 2. divisjon
2011 2. divisjon 8 26 12 4 10 39 32 40 First round
2012 2. divisjon relegated 12 26 7 6 13 26 41 27 Second round Relegated to the 3. divisjon
2013 3. divisjon 2 22 17 3 2 75 25 54 First round
2014 3. divisjon promoted 1 22 18 3 1 76 15 57 First round Promoted to the 2. divisjon
2015 2. divisjon relegated 13 26 5 3 18 21 67 18 Second round Relegated to the 3. divisjon
2016 3. divisjon 4 22 12 6 4 54 31 42 Second round
2017 3. divisjon promoted 1 26 20 2 4 72 31 62 First round Promoted to the 2. divisjon
2018 2. divisjon 7 26 13 5 8 41 41 44 Third round
2019 2. divisjon relegated 14 26 6 5 15 30 54 23 First round Relegated to the 3. divisjon

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 26 February 2020[1]

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 Joakim Evjen
12 Norway GK Daniel Christensen
Norway DF Øyvind Normann Storsveen
8 Latvia DF Nikita Kalinins
Norway DF Truls Torblå
Norway DF Simon Bakke
Norway DF Johan Evjen
England DF Chris John
No. Position Player
17 Norway MF Johannes Aase
6 Norway MF Johan Aanes Andersen
23 Norway MF Sander Rørvik
Norway MF Marcus Johnsen
Norway MF Tobias Mikalsen
Norway MF Thomas Åsheim
30 Norway MF Mathias Nicolaisen
Latvia MF Edgars Vērdiņš
Norway MF Matias Claeson
10 Norway FW Marchus Kajander

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teams". Retrieved 25 February 2020.

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