Göteborgs FF

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Göteborgs FF
Göteborgs FF.png
Full name Göteborgs Fotbollförening
Founded 1897
Ground Walhalla IP (historical),
Majvallen (present),
Gothenburg
Sweden
Chairman Magnus Olsson
League Division 4 Göteborg B
2016 Division 4 Göteborg B, 6th

Göteborgs FF is a Swedish football club located in Gothenburg.[1]

Background[edit]

Göteborgs Fotbollförening was founded on 20 August 1897 and is located in Gothenburg. The club is two times runners-up in Svenska Mästerskapet (first in 1899 and then in 1903) which decided the Swedish Champions in early Swedish football. The club was considered a feeder club of Örgryte IS, and played their home matches at Walhalla IP which was owned by Örgryte.

The club participated in the two first seasons of Svenska Serien, finishing fifth in 1910, and being excluded after the season, but then being readmitted the next season since two clubs withdrew after only one game. They finished sixth that season, but where excluded once again to never return to a national league again, even though they played in Svenska Mästerskapet after that.

In recent years Göteborgs Fotbollförening has participated mainly in the lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 4 Göteborg B which is the sixth tier of Swedish football.[2] They play their home matches at the Majvallen in Gothenburg.[3]

Göteborgs FF are affiliated to the Göteborgs Fotbollförbund.[4] Göteborgs FF have competed in the Svenska Cupen on 23 occasions and have played 74 matches in the competition.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Season to season[edit]

In the 1940s Göteborgs FF competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1942–43 Tier 3 Division 3 Västsvenska Södra 7th
1943–44 Tier 3 Division 3 Västsvenska Södra 2nd
1944–45 Tier 3 Division 3 Västsvenska Södra 1st Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1945–46 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 7th
1946–47 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra 8th Relegated
1947–48 Tier 3 Division 3 Västra 9th Relegated

[6] [7]

In recent seasons Göteborgs FF have competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1999 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 6th
2000 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 8th
2001 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 4th
2002 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 6th
2003 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 6th
2004 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 10th
2005 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 7th
2006* Tier 7 Division 5 Göteborg B 9th
2007 Tier 7 Division 5 Göteborg B 11th Relegated
2008 Tier 8 Division 6 Göteborg C 1st Promoted
2009 Tier 7 Division 5 Göteborg B 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 8th
2011 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 1st Promoted
2012 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordvästra Götaland 12th Relegated
2013 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 7th
2014 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 7th
2015 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 8th
2016 Tier 6 Division 4 Göteborg B 6th

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [8] [9] [10]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Göteborgs FF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2012 118 Div 3 Nordvästra Götaland Tier 5
2013 57 Div 4 Göteborg B Tier 6
2014 57 Div 4 Göteborg B Tier 6
2015 62 Div 4 Göteborg B Tier 6

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [11]

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level.[12] [13] [14] |}

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