IFK Luleå

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IFK Luleå
IFK Luleå.png
Full nameIdrottsföreningen
Kamraterna Luleå
FoundedSeptember 20, 1900
GroundSkogsvallen
Luleå
Sweden
Capacity5,000
CoachBrian Wake
LeagueDivision 1 Norra
2019Division 2 Norrland, 1st (Promoted)
WebsiteClub website

IFK Luleå is a Swedish football club formed in 1900, located in Luleå. The club merged with Luleå FF and played under the name Luleå FF/IFK from 1986 to 1989.

History[edit]

A chart showing the progress of IFK Luleå through the swedish football league system. The different shades of gray represent league divisions.

IFK Luleå was originally founded in the year 1900, but went dormant after some years. In 1920, the sports club IK Gyltzau won the Norrbotten district championship in bandy and this club was then renamed as a revived IFK Luleå, which continued to play bandy for many years. In 1932 and 1934 the bandy district championship was won again, now under the IFK name.[1]

IFK Luleå played one season in the Allsvenskan in 1971, the top-tier of Swedish football, but after a promising start their stay was short-lived as they were relegated at the end of the season. In the late 1980s and most of the 1990s the club enjoyed their heyday by playing in Division 1 Norra, which at that time was the second tier of Swedish football. Over the last decade IFK Luleå have been competing in the Division 2 Norrland which is now the fourth tier of the Swedish football league system. For 4 consecutive seasons between 2006 and 2009 they have experienced the frustration of finishing in second position and consequently missing out on promotion.

In 2010 under new coach Fredrik Waara did they finally finish in first place and receive promotion to Division 1 Norra where they finished in tenth place during the next two seasons.

The club is affiliated to the Norrbottens Fotbollförbund.[2]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 5th
1994 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 3rd
1995 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 6th
1996 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 9th
1997 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 7th
1998 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 14th Relegated
1999 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Norrland 4th
2000 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Norrland 1st Promotion play-offs
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promotion play-offs
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 4th
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 7th
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 3rd
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 7th
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 2nd
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 2nd
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 2nd
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 2nd
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promoted
2011 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 10th
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 10th
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 5th
2014 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 10th
2015 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 3rd
2016 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 11th Relegation play-offs
2017 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 14th Relegated
2018 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 5th
2019 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promoted
2020 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level.[3][4][5]

Attendances[edit]

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

Season Average attendance Division/section Level
2005 362 Div 2 Norrland Tier 3
2006 336 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2007 487 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2008 280 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2009 699 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2010 485 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2011 866 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2012 441 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2013 560 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2014 432 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2015 774 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2016 616 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2017 427 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2018 ? Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2019 ? Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2020 Div 1 Norra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website.[6]

Achievements[edit]

League[edit]

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Eric Sköld (ed.): Boken om bandy, Uppsala: Bygd och Folk Förlag (1948), pp. 360-2 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Norrbottens Fotbollförbund – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  3. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – IFK Luleå". Archived from the original on 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  4. ^ "Norrland - Division 2 – Fotbollsserier 2010 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  5. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Archived from the original on 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  6. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2010-11-14.