Jonsereds IF

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Jonsereds IF
Jonserads if logo.png
Full name Jonsereds Idrottsförening
Nickname(s) JIF or Jonserads
Founded 1921
Ground Jonsereds IP
Jonsered
Sweden
Ground Capacity 2,000
Head Coach Mikael Martinsson
League Division 2 Västra Götaland
2012 Division 2 Västra Götaland, 6th

Jonsereds IF is a Swedish football club located in Jonsered, about 14 km (8.7 mi) east of Gothenburg (Göteborg).[1] The club was founded on 2 May 1923 following the merger of Jonsereds GoIF and Bokedalens IF. Jonsereds IF currently plays in Division 2 Norra Götaland which is the fourth tier of Swedish football. They play their home matches at the Jonsereds IP.[2]

Background[edit]

Since their foundation in 1921 Jonsereds IF has participated mainly in the middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. In season of 1923–24, Jonserads were moved to Division 2, Västsvenska Serien. In their first year in the new division, Jonserads finished second behind IFK Uddevalla. They also finished third the next year. Then, after a few years, Jonsereds finished third and were transferred to Division 2 Södra. However, the following season, they finished 10th and were relegated to Division 3. Rebounding quickly, Jonsereds won Division 3 Västsvenska and were promoted to Västra. Their second stint in Division 2 did not progress so quickly and they finished 3rd, 4th, and 3rd again in the next three years. However, their standing quickly fell in the years that followed, and in 1940 they were back in the 3rd Division.

Jonsereds remained in Division 3 until 1966 when they played in Division 4 Göteborg a number of seasons. In the late 1970s they were back in Division 3 and in 1985 they earned a playoff with Skellefteå AIK. Unfortunately for Jonserads they lost the second match 1–0. Undeterred, Jonsereds fought back and three years later, were in Division 1 Södra. They did not fare particularly well, but in 1990 they were transferred to Västra for geographic reasons. After finishing 7th there, they were relegated to Division 2, but immediately promoted again the next season. In 1994, Jonsereds finished 11th in Division 1 Södra,forcing them into a relegation play-off game to keep their place in the division. In the first round of the playoff, they drew with Husqvarna IF 1–1 in the first game, and then won 4–1 in the second, allowing them through to the second round of the playoff. Their next opponent, Norrby IF, beat them 2–0 in the first game, and Jonsereds could not respond, only managing to tie the second game. This loss moved them down a division into Division 2 for the 1995 season.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 6th
1994 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 11th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
1995 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 4th
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 9th
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 8th
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
1999 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 5th
2000 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 4th
2001 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 4th
2002 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 9th
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 11th Relegated
2005 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 2nd
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 5th
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 3rd
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 8th
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 3rd
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 6th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Götaland 9th
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 6th
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Götaland

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

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonsereds IF web page" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Fotbollsverige.se – Division 2 Västra Götaland". Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  3. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Jonsereds IF". Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Västra Götaland — Division 2 – Fotbollsserier 2010 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-19.