Kongsvinger IL

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Kongsvinger IL
Full name Kongsvinger Idrettslag
Sport association football, track and field athletics, handball, ice hockey, orienteering, skiing, skating
Founded 31 January 1892 (1892-01-31)
Based in Kongsvinger, Norway
Ballpark Gjemselund Stadion

Kongsvinger Idrettslag is a Norwegian sports club from the city of Kongsvinger in Hedmark, founded in 1892. It is known chiefly for its football team for men, but also does or have done well in other sports.


Kongsvinger IL has an athletics section. Until 2009, it too used Gjemselund Stadion, which got rubber track in 1986.[1] In 2009, Gjemselund Stadion was converted to a football only stadium, forcing the athletics section to use other stadiums in the region. A new stadium for track and field is however planned.

Grete Kirkeberg is one of the most famous athletes from Kongsvinger IL.


Kongsvinger IL has multiple football teams, ranging from professional teams to children's teams. The professional men's team plays in the Norwegian Premier League, while the women play in the Second Division (third highest).

Ice hockey[edit]

Kongsvinger Knights is Kongsvinger's ice hockey team and was founded 27 January 1961. Soon after, it became part of Kongsvinger Idrettslag. They play in Get-Ligaen, the top division in Norway.


There are also clubs for handball, skiing, skating and gymnastics.


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