GIF Nike

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GIF Nike
GIF Nike Lomma.png
Full name Gymnastik-och Idrottsföreningen Nike
Founded 1919
Ground Lomma IP
Lomma
Sweden
Ground Capacity 6,500
Chairman Lars Sätmark
Head Coach Peter Olsson
Coach David Brandberg
Thomas "Junior" Andersson
League Division 2 Västra Götaland
2013 Division 2 Södra Götaland, 9th

GIF Nike is a Swedish football club located in Lomma in Skåne.[1]

Background[edit]

The club was formed in May 1919 and its first chairman was named Tage de la Motte. The current chairman is Lars Sätmark.

Since their foundation GIF Nike has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. During two seasons, 1965 and 1966, Nike played in Division 2 which at that time was the second tier of Swedish football.The club's attendance record was set for a derby match against IFK Malmö in June 1965 with 6,426 spectators at Lomma IP. Nike won the match 1–0.

In 2007 GIF Nike played in Division 2 after winning in Division 3 in 2006. GIF Nike is not just a football club as floorball is also prominent. In the summer of 2006 the badminton section was disbanded. GIF Nike's colours were established as red after the team in the 1970s voted for this. The inspiration is said to have come from Liverpool.

The club currently (2014) plays in Division 2 Västra Götaland which is the fourth tier of Swedish football.[2] They play their home matches at the Lomma IP.[3]

In 2009 and 2010 GIF Nike finished in tenth position in Division 2 Södra Götaland and faced the relegation playoffs. On each occasion they were successful beating FC Trelleborg in 2009 and Höörs IS in 2010.[4]

GIF Nike are affiliated to the Skånes Fotbollförbund.[5]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Sydvästra 4th
1994 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Sydvästra 4th
1995 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Sydvästra 6th
1996 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Sydvästra 2nd Promoted
1997 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 8th
1998 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 12th Relegated
1999 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Västra 10th Relegation Playoffs
2000 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Västra 5th
2001 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Nordvästra 2nd Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
2002 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 3rd
2003 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 7th
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 4th
2005 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 5th
2006* Tier 5 Division 3 Södra Götaland 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 6th
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 7th
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 9th

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [6] [7] [8]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons GIF Nike have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 263 Div 3 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2006 165 Div 3 Södra Götaland Tier 5
2007 177 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2008 182 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2009 193 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2010 153 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [9]

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