Harstad IL

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Harstad IL
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Full name Harstad Idrettslag
Founded 1 March 1903
Ground Harstad stadion,
Harstad
Chairman Rolf Olsen
Manager Stein Berg-Johansen
League Third Division
2011 Second Division/ 4, 12th (Relegated)[1]

Harstad Idrettslag is a Norwegian association football club from Harstad, Troms.

The club formerly had sections for track and field, skiing and speed skating, but this was discontinued in 1987. The club colors are yellow and black,[2] and their home field is Harstad stadion. This was Norway's first football stadium with artificial turf.[3]

The men's football team currently plays in the Third Division, the fourth tier of Norwegian football. The team last played in the Norwegian First Division in 1997. After that they had a long run in the Second Division. It played in the Third Division in 2003, but won their group and won the playoff 5–2 on aggregate against Innstranden. In 2008 they were back in the Third Division, won the league but lost the playoff to Bodø/Glimt 2 with 6–5 on aggregate after extra time. The next season they won the playoff, beating Stålkameratene 3–2 on aggregate. After two season in the Second Division, Harstad was again relegated in 2011.

The club also won the Northern Norwegian Cup nine times: in 1932, 1938, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1962 and 1968.[4] A well-known player from that era is Trygve Bornø.[2]

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2009 3. Divisjon promoted 1 20 18 2 0 139 16 56 First round Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2010 2. Divisjon 5 26 13 2 11 58 51 41 First round
2011 2. Divisjon relegated 12 26 7 4 15 41 58 25 First round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2012 3. Divisjon promoted 2 22 15 4 3 72 24 49 Second round Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2013 2. Divisjon 10 26 8 8 10 44 44 32 Second round
2014 2. Divisjon 8 26 12 3 11 46 33 39 Second round
2015 (in progress) 2. Divisjon 10 6 1 2 3 4 13 5 First round

Squad 2011/2012[edit]

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 Odd Magne Knoph Myre
12 Norway GK Jarle Jakobsen
24 Norway GK Espen Bendiksen
2 Norway DF Simon Johansen
3 Norway DF Sigurd Madsen
20 Norway DF Henrik Fjellstad
22 Norway DF Christian Johannessen
6 Norway MF Are Brodtkorb
8 Norway MF Esben Bjøri
No. Position Player
14 Norway MF Magnus Kjelseth
19 Norway MF Daniel Edvardsen
9 Norway FW Frank Balteskard
10 Norway FW Fredrik Notice
18 Norway FW David Johansen
7 Norway Torkild Nilsen
16 Norway Eirik Sund Karlsen
17 Norway Anders Jenssen
23 Norway Kjell-Gunnar Vangen
25 Norway Fredrik Linden

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 2. divisjon, avdeling 3 2011". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. 
  2. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Harstad Idrettslag". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Ingebrigtsen, Knut (19 October 2006). "Harstad med Norges første kunstgressbane" (in Norwegian). Harstad IL. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  4. ^ RSSSF

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