Hofors AIF

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Hofors AIF
Hofors AIF.png
Full name Hofors Allmänna Idrottsförening
Founded 1924
Ground Stålringen
Hofors
Sweden
Chairman Lennart Sköld
League Division 4 Gestrikland

Hofors AIF is a Swedish football club located in Hofors.[1]

Background[edit]

Hofors Allmänna Idrottsförening is a sports club from Hofors in Gästrikland and was formed in 1924. The club specialises in football, track and field and skiing. In the past the club has also participated in orienteering, bandy and swimming. The club's top athlete was middle distance runner Olle Åberg who took part in the Olympics in 1952 and set numerous world records.

Hofors AIF currently plays in Division 4 Gestrikland which is the sixth tier of Swedish football.[2] Between 1940/41 and 1942/43 the club played three seasons in the Second Division which at that time was second tier of the Swedish football league system. They play their home matches at the Stålringen in Hofors.[3]

The club is affiliated to Gestriklands Fotbollförbund.[4] Hofors AIF have competed in the Svenska Cupen on 17 occasions and have played 37 matches in the competition.[5] In the 1950 Svenska Cupen they reached the quarter-finals of the competition before going down 1–6 at home to AIK before 3,090 spectators.

Season to season[edit]

In their most successful period Hofors AIF competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1938–39 Tier 3 Division 3 Uppsvenska Västra 4th
1939–40 Tier 3 Division 3 Uppsvenska Västra 1st Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1940–41 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 8th
1941–42 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 4th
1942–43 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 9th Relegated
1943–44 Tier 3 Division 3 Östsvenska Norra 1st Promotion Playoffs
1944–45 Tier 3 Division 3 Östsvenska Norra 5th

[6] [7]

In recent seasons Hofors AIF have competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1999 Tier 7 Division 6 Gästrikland 1st Promoted
2000 Tier 6 Division 5 Gästrikland 6th
2001 Tier 6 Division 5 Gästrikland 7th
2002 Tier 6 Division 5 Gästrikland 11th Relegated
2003 Tier 7 Division 6 Gästrikland 3rd
2004 Tier 7 Division 6 Gästrikland 4th
2005 Tier 7 Division 6 Gästrikland 1st Promoted
2006* Tier 7 Division 5 Gästrikland 2nd Promoted
2007 Tier 6 Division 4 Gästrikland 8th
2008 Tier 6 Division 4 Gästrikland 9th
2009 Tier 6 Division 4 Gästrikland 5th
2010 Tier 6 Division 4 Gästrikland 4th
2011 Tier 6 Division 4 Gästrikland 1st Promoted

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

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