Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball

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Kongsvinger
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Full name Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball
Nickname(s) KIL
Founded 31 January 1892; 124 years ago (1892-01-31)
Ground Gjemselund Stadion
Kongsvinger
Ground Capacity 5,202
Coach Luis Berkemeier Pimenta
League OBOS-ligaen
2015 2. Divisjon, 1st (promoted)

Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kongsvinger in Hedmark, founded in 1892. Its home ground is Gjemselund Stadion. It is part of sporting association, Kongsvinger IL.

Honours[edit]

Recent history[edit]

Despite limited financial resources, Kongsvinger played in the Norwegian Premier League for 17 straight seasons between 1983 and 1999. Among the club's achievements were a silver medal in the league in 1992, bronze in 1986 and 1987 and a 1–1 draw against football powerhouse Juventus in the UEFA Cup 1993-94. Kongsvinger dropped out of the top flight in 1999, in the end struggling both financially and on the pitch. Only two years later another relegation sent the team down to the Second Division, level three in Norwegian football. After a mediocre interlude in the 2002 season, former HamKam player Vegard Skogheim took over the job as Kongsvinger manager in 2003, instilling new enthusiasm into a young squad of part-timers. In 2003, the team went undefeated in their division and secured promotion back to the First Division, the second-highest level. The success continued in 2004, and the newly promoted team surprised many experts by managing third place in the league, and thereby earning the right to two playoff matches for promotion against the club that finished third last in the Norwegian Premier League, Bodø/Glimt. Kongsvinger won the first match 1–0, but lost the second 0–4, giving away both the aggregate win and the right to play in the Premier League to Bodø/Glimt. Kongsvinger finished First League as 3rd and qualified for promotion-relegation play-offs in 2009 season. Kongsvinger beat Sogndal 3–1 on November 6 at home and faced with Sparta Sarpsborg 08. The club lost first match its rival 3–2 at away on November 9 but beat it 3–1 (5–4 aggregate) at home on November 12 and returned to Norwegian Premier League after 10 years absence. The team got relegated and was back in the First Division for the 2011 season. The club was relegated to the Second Division in 2013.

Season by season[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 1. Divisjon relegated 14 30 8 5 17 33 57 29 Second round Relegated to 2. Divisjon
2002 2. Divisjon 7 26 11 4 11 36 31 37 Second round
2003 2. Divisjon promoted 1 26 22 4 0 62 23 70 Second round Promoted to 1. Divisjon
2004 1. Divisjon 3 30 16 5 9 53 42 53 Fourth round Lost playoffs for promotion
2005 1. Divisjon 10 30 11 4 15 41 48 37 Second round
2006 1. Divisjon 7 30 11 10 9 39 42 42 Third round
2007 1. Divisjon 4 30 16 5 9 56 42 53 Third round
2008 1. Divisjon 13 30 8 6 16 33 58 30 Third round
2009 1. Divisjon promoted 3 30 18 2 10 52 37 56 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen through playoffs
2010 Tippeligaen relegated 15 30 4 8 18 27 58 20 Fourth round Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2011 1. Divisjon 7 30 14 7 9 50 36 49 Third round
2012 1. Divisjon 9 30 12 3 15 44 48 39 Third round
2013 1. Divisjon relegated 14 30 7 10 13 37 54 31 Third round Relegated to the 2. Divisjon
2014 2. Divisjon 4 26 15 3 8 61 42 48 Third round
2015 2. Divisjon promoted 1 26 20 2 4 63 19 62 Third round Promoted to OBOS-ligaen
2016 (in progress) 1. Divisjon 7 10 4 2 4 20 16 14

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European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup 1R Sweden Öster 4–1 3–1 7–2
2R Italy Juventus 1–1 0–2 1–3
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Wales Ebbw Vale F.C. 3-0 6-1 9-1
2R Netherlands FC Twente 0-2 0-0 0-2

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 April 2016[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Otto Fredrikson
2 Norway DF Fredrik Mani Pålerud
3 Norway DF Jørgen Richardsen
4 Norway DF Adrian Ovlien
5 Norway MF Christian Røer
6 Norway MF Johan Peter Vennberg
7 Ivory Coast MF Emile Noe Dadjo
8 Norway MF Martin Ellingsen
9 Norway FW Adem Güven
10 Norway DF Espen Nystuen
11 Spain FW Maikel
No. Position Player
13 Norway MF Harald Holter
14 Norway MF Markus Skjellum
15 Russia DF Kirill Suslov
16 Norway MF Harald Holter
17 Portugal MF Helio Pinto
18 Norway FW Mats Moldskred
20 Norway MF Ørjan Røyrane
21 Norway FW Simen Stølen
22 Norway DF Lars Rydje
23 Spain GK Daniel Rojas

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2011–12 and transfers summer 2012.

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
12 Norway GK Alexander Pedersen (at Hønefoss)

Former managers[edit]

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ "A-laget spillere". kil.no. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 

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