Kristiansund BK

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Kristiansund
Kristiansund BK.gif
Full nameKristiansund Ballklubb
Nickname(s)KBK, Uglan (The owls)
Founded2 September 2003; 15 years ago (2 September 2003)
GroundKristiansund Stadion
Capacity4,444[1]
ChairmanVidar Solli
CoachChristian Michelsen
LeagueEliteserien
2018Eliteserien, 5th of 16
Current season

Kristiansund BK is a Norwegian football club located in Kristiansund that currently plays in Eliteserien. Kristiansund BK was formed in the autumn of 2003, when two rival clubs of Kristiansund, Kristiansund FK and Clausenengen FK, agreed to establish a new elite team.

History[edit]

Since Magnar Isaksen won a bronze medal in the 1936 Summer Olympics, many footballers from Kristiansund have played for the Norwegian national team, including Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Øyvind Leonhardsen, Trond Andersen, Ole Stavrum and Georg Hammer.[2] In addition, players like Ola Lyngvær, Jan Erlend Kruse, Arild Stavrum, Ole Erik Stavrum, André Flem and Christian Michelsen have played for different clubs in the Norwegian top division, and Clausenengen has been called a "talent factory".[3] Nevertheless, the football clubs from Kristiansund have had limited success,[2] with Kristiansund FK's spell in the 1. divisjon in 1991[4] and Clausenengen in 1999[5] as the most recent.

In 2003, the local bank Sparebank 1 Nordvest initiated a merge between Kristiansund FK and Clausenengen, with the bank as the main sponsor of the new club paying 750,000 kr per year.[2] Kristiansund BK was founded on 2 September 2003 and replaced Kristiansund FK in the 3. divisjon,[6] with the other two clubs continuing to play in the lower divisions.

The club finished second behind Træff in their 3. divisjon group in 2004[7] and won promotion to the 2. divisjon in 2005 after beating Volda in the 4-2 on aggregate in the promotion play-offs.[8] In 2006, Kristiansund finished seventh in their first season in the 2. divisjon.[9] Ahead of the 2007 season, Geir Midtsian replaced Ole Gunnar Iversen as head coach[10][11] and with New Zealand international Kris Bright on the team, who scored 23 goals in 26 matches for the club,[12] Kristiansund BK started to look like a contender for promotion and finished fifth in 2007 and fourth in 2008.[6] The team also eliminated Rosenborg in the second round of the 2008 Norwegian Football Cup.[13]

After finishing third in 2009,[14] the club's goal was promotion to the 1. divisjon,[15] and in March 2010 Kristiansund BK and Surnadal IL started a partnership with Molde FK for developing local players.[16] In August 2010 Molde FK loaned out Elias Valderhaug and Jacob Falch Meidell to Kristiansund BK to help out in the race for promotion,[17] but the team finished second behind Hødd.[18] After suffering bad results in the beginning of the 2011-season, Midtsian decided to withdrew as head coach in July 2011,[11] while his assistants Per Eirik Bentz and Torgeir Fredly were left in charge until the club hired a new head coach.[19] The team's results improved in the second half of the season and they finished second behind Bærum.[18]

On 10 November 2011, Kristiansund BK announced that they had hired Geir Bakke, who had previously worked as assistant coach at the first-tier clubs Vålerenga and Stabæk, as head coach starting from 1 January 2012.[20] After playing 21 matches without losing, the club was promoted to the 1. divisjon on 16 September 2012, as winners of their 2012 2. divisjon group.[18][21]

Christian Michelsen succeeded Bakke as head coach in 2014. After making the play-offs rounds in the 2014 and 2015 seasons of the 1. divisjon, Kristiansund BK were promoted to Eliteserien after finishing in first place in 2016.

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2006 2D 7 26 11 5 10 44 33 38 1st round
2007 2D 5 26 14 6 6 57 35 48 2nd round
2008 2D 4 26 14 2 10 56 32 44 3rd round
2009 2D 3 26 14 4 8 54 37 46 2nd round
2010 2D 2 26 17 4 5 60 35 55 2nd round
2011 2D 2 24 15 3 6 55 29 48 2nd round
2012 2D promoted1 26 22 2 2 77 18 68 2nd round Promoted
2013 1D 9 30 12 6 12 47 44 42 2nd round
2014 1D 4 30 13 10 7 53 39 49 3rd round
2015 1D 3 30 14 7 9 37 30 49 4th round
2016 1D promoted1 30 19 5 6 47 30 62 1st round Promoted
2017 ES 7 30 10 10 10 44 46 40 Quarter-final
2018 ES 5 30 13 7 10 46 41 46 3rd round
2019 (in progress) ES 7 14 6 3 5 17 15 21 4th round

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2018[22]

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

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Sean McDermott
3 Norway DF Christoffer Aasbak
4 France DF Christophe Psyché
5 Norway DF Dan Peter Ulvestad
6 Norway DF Andreas Hopmark
7 Norway FW Torgil Øwre Gjertsen
8 Sweden MF Haris Cirak
9 Kosovo MF Liridon Kalludra
10 Norway MF Sverre Økland
11 Kosovo FW Flamur Kastrati
12 Estonia GK Andreas Vaikla
13 Norway FW Bendik Bye
14 Norway FW Jesper Isaksen
No. Position Player
15 Norway DF Erlend Sivertsen
16 Faroe Islands MF Meinhard Olsen
17 Norway FW Krisotffer Hoven
18 Norway DF Christopher Lindquist (on loan from Strømsgodset)
19 Senegal DF Aliou Coly
20 Cameroon FW Thomas Amang (on loan from Molde)
21 Senegal MF Amidou Diop
22 Norway MF Bent Sørmo
23 Norway DF Pål Erik Ulvestad
24 Norway MF Sondre Sørli
25 Norway DF Henrik Gjesdal
27 Estonia DF Brent Lepistu
30 Senegal GK Serigne Mor Mbaye

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2017–18 and transfers summer 2018.

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
20 Sweden FW Simon Alexandersson (on loan at Dalkurd until 31 December 2019)

History of league positions[edit]

2004–
2005
2006–
2012
2013–
2016
2017–
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRISTIANSUND STADION". Kristiansund BK. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "KBKs historie" (in Norwegian). Kristiansund BK. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  3. ^ "– Klubben må utvikle landslagsspillere igjen" (in Norwegian). Tidens Krav. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  4. ^ "1. divisjon 1991, Group A". RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  5. ^ "1. divisjon 1999". RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Toppkamp på Varden" (in Norwegian). FK Fyllingsdalen. 3 August 2012. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Norwegian Third Division 2004". RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Norwegian Third Division 2005". RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 11 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Tabell 2. divisjon, avdeling 2 2006". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Her er FKTs nye trener" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Gir seg i KBK" (in Norwegian). Tidens Krav. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  12. ^ "- Har det Bryne mangler" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. 6 September 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  13. ^ "RBK slått ut på straffer". Norwegian News Agency (in Norwegian). ABC Nyheter. 7 June 2008. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Tabell 2. divisjon, avdeling 2 2009". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Ikke opprykk for KBK = Midtsian-exit" (in Norwegian). fotballmagasinet.no. 14 April 2010. Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  16. ^ "KBK-samarbeid med Molde" (in Norwegian). Tidens Krav. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  17. ^ "Får nabohjelp til opprykk" (in Norwegian). NRK. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  18. ^ a b c "Trenar Geir Bakke: – Andreplass to år på rad var nok" (in Norwegian). NRK. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  19. ^ "Lover glød og innsats" (in Norwegian). Tidens Krav. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  20. ^ "Har funnet ny KBK-trener" (in Norwegian). Tidens Krav. 10 November 2011.
  21. ^ "Solskjærs hjemby klar for 1. divisjon" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisa. 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  22. ^ Kristiansund BK squad kristiansundbk.no

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