IFK Östersund

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IFK Östersund
IFK Östersund.png
Full name Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Östersund
Founded 1906; 112 years ago (1906)
Ground Jämtkraft Arena
Östersund
Sweden
Chairman Sören Björklund
Head Coach Ben Smith
League Division 2 Norrland

IFK Östersund is a Swedish football club located in Östersund in Jämtland.[1]

Background[edit]

Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Östersund were founded on 7 March 1906 at the Café Temperance in Östersund. The club subsequently joined the IFK movement and specialised in a range of sports including football, bandy, ice hockey, handball, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, ski jumping, cycling, athletics, basketball, curling, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting and orienteering.[2]

Since their foundation IFK Östersund has participated mainly in the upper and middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club's best period was in the 1950s and 1960s when they played a number of seasons in Division 2 Norrland which at that time was the second tier of Swedish football. The club currently plays in Division 3 Mellersta Norrland which is the fifth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the Hofvallens IP in Östersund. The ground was first opened in 1917 but its current appearance reflects the work undertaken in 1936 when Hofvallen was redeveloped.[4]

IFK Östersund are affiliated to the Jämtland-Härjedalens Fotbollförbund.[5] In 1996/1997 the Ope IF, IFK Östersund, Ostersund / Torvalla FF clubs decided to work together on a joint venture to establish an elite new football club named Östersunds FK.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Sweden DF Emil Jonasson
3 Sweden DF Christoffer Fryklund (captain)
4 Sweden MF Ludvig Sundström
5 Sweden DF Robin Fryklund
6 Sweden DF Max Hjalmarsson
7 Sweden MF Philip Fredriksson
8 Sweden MF Tom Perman
9 Sweden FW Patrik Lindgren
10 Sweden MF Felix Nordin
11 Sweden MF Henrik Dillner
12 Sweden DF Olle Hallström
14 Scotland FW Lewis Baker
16 England DF Kevin Mbuti
No. Position Player
17 Sweden DF Markus Svärd
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Edji Mbunga
21 England MF Jordan Potter
22 England MF Lewis Whiteley
23 Sweden FW Mattias Jonsson
24 Sweden DF Anton Rapp
25 Sweden MF Jens Olsson
27 Sweden MF Viktor Ageskär
28 England MF David Kuba-Kuba
30 Sweden GK Eric Roman
Sweden GK Anton Sundström
Sweden MF Tobias Sundström

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 7th
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 11th Relegated
1995 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 1st Promoted
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 11th Relegated
1997 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 6th
1998 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 10th Relegated
1999 Tier 5 Division 4 Jämtland/Härjedalen 2nd
2000 Tier 5 Division 4 Jämtland/Härjedalen 5th
2001 Tier 5 Division 4 Jämtland/Härjedalen 1st Promoted
2002 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 1st Promoted
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 11th Relegated
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 11th Relegated
2005 Tier 5 Division 4 Jämtland/Härjedalen 2nd Promoted
2006* Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 3rd
2007 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 4th
2008 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 7th
2009 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 6th
2010 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 8th
2011 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 10th Relegated
2012 Tier 6 Division 4 Jämtland/Härjedalen 1st Promoted
2013 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 2nd Promoted

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons IFK Östersund have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 Not available Div 4 Jämtland/Härjedalen Tier 5
2006 105 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2007 121 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2008 91 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2009 126 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2010 160 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5

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

The highest attendance at Hofvallen was 5,355 spectators who attended the match with Marma IF (in Division 2 Norrland) on 5 October 1957.[12]

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