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 Second Division
2015 Second Division/ 1, 8th[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 2. Divisjon 8 26 9 7 10 34 42 34 First round
2016 (in progress) 2. Divisjon relegated 8 25 8 7 10 44 48 31 First round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon

Squad 2015[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 Adrian Mikkelsen
2 Norway DF Simon Johansen
3 Norway DF Marcus Ursin Ingebrigtsen
4 Norway DF Nijlas Eira
5 Norway DF Jan Hugo Simonsen
6 Norway DF Torkild Nilsen
7 Norway FW David Johansen
8 Norway MF Roman Brownell Nyemah
10 Norway MF Thomas Skoglund Windstad
11 Norway MF Kåre Harald Arntsen
No. Position Player
12 Norway GK Preben Schmiel
14 Norway MF Magnus Kjelseth
15 Norway MF Mathias Nicolaisen
17 Norway DF Knut-Jørgen Rørnes Evensen
18 Norway FW Eirik Nergård
19 Norway MF Kristian Randa Ellefsen
20 Norway MF Truls Torblå
21 Norway DF Robin Edvardsen Lorentzen
23 Norway MF Stian Johnsen
25 Norway DF Simon A. Salen Aune

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell 2. divisjon, avdeling 1 2015". 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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