Kristiansund BK

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Kristiansund BK
Kristiansund BK.gif
Full name Kristiansund Ballklubb
Nickname(s) KBK
Founded 2 September 2003; 12 years ago (2 September 2003)
Ground Atlanten stadion,
Kristiansund, Norway
Ground Capacity c. 4 000
Chairman Vidar Solli
Coach Christian Michelsen
League 1. Divisjon
2015 1. Divisjon, 3rd

Kristiansund BK is a Norwegian football club located in Kristiansund. It currently plays in the Norwegian First Division. 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 and Trond Andersen.[1] In addition have players like Ola Lyngvær, Jan Erlend Kruse, Arild Stavrum, Ole Erik Stavrum and Andre Flem has played for different clubs in the Norwegian Premier League, and Clausenengen has been called a "talent factory".[2] Nevertheless, the football clubs from Kristiansund has had limited success,[1] with Kristiansund FK's spell in the First Division in 1991[3] and Clausenengen in 1999[4] 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 NOK 750,000 per year.[1] Kristiansund BK was founded on 2 September 2003 and replaced Kristiansund FK in the Third Division,[5] with the other two clubs continuing to play in the lower divisions.

The club finished second behind Træff in their Third Division group in 2004[6] and won promotion to the Second Division in 2005 after beating Volda in the 4-2 on aggregate in the promotion playoff.[7] In 2006, Kristiansund finished seventh in their first season in the Second Division.[8] Ahead of the 2007-season, Geir Midtsian replaced Ole Gunnar Iversen as head coach[9][10] and with New Zealand international Kris Bright on the team, who scored 23 goals in 26 matches for the club,[11] Kristiansund BK started to look like a contender for promotion and finished fifth in 2007 and fourth in 2008.[5] The team also eliminated the Rosenborg in the second round of the 2008 Norwegian Football Cup.[12]

After finishing third in 2009,[13] the club's goal was promotion to the First Division,[14] and in March 2010 Kristiansund BK and Surnadal IL started a cooperation with Molde FK on developing local players.[15] In August 2010 Molde FK loaned out Elias Valderhaug and Jacob Falch Meidell to Kristiansund BK to help out in the race for promotion,[16] but the team finished second behind Hødd.[17] After a suffering from bad results in the beginning of the 2011-season, Midtsian decided to withdrew as head coach in July 2011,[10] while his assistants Per Eirik Bentz and Torgeir Fredly was in charge until the club hired a new head coach.[18] The team's results improved in the second half of the season and finished second behind Bærum.[17]

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.[19] After playing 21 matches without losing, the club was promoted to the First Division on 16 September 2012, as winners of their 2012 Norwegian Second Division group in 2012.[17][20]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2006 D2 7 26 11 5 10 44 33 38 1st round
2007 D2 5 26 14 6 6 57 35 48 2nd round
2008 D2 4 26 14 2 10 56 32 44 3rd round
2009 D2 3 26 14 4 8 54 37 46 2nd round
2010 D2 2 26 17 4 5 60 35 55 2nd round
2011 D2 2 24 15 3 6 55 29 48 2nd round
2012 D2 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 (in progress) 1D 1 17 12 3 2 26 13 39 1st round

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player[21]
1 Norway GK Alexander Hovdevik
2 Norway DF Joakim Bjerkås
4 Senegal MF Bocar Seck (on loan from Bærum)
5 Norway DF Dan Peter Ulvestad
6 Norway FW Tor Erik Torske
7 Norway MF Daniel Berg
8 Norway MF Pål Erik Ulvestad
9 Sweden MF Liridon Kalludra
10 Norway MF Sverre Økland
11 Ivory Coast FW Daouda Bamba
14 Norway DF Espen Næss Lund
15 Norway DF Erlend Sivertsen
16 Norway FW Jonas Rønningen
No. Position Player
19 Norway DF Andreas Hopmark
20 Senegal FW Amidou Diop (on loan from Molde)
22 Norway MF Ole Rødahl
23 Sweden GK Conny Månsson
24 Norway MF Sondre Sørli
28 Norway FW Mahmoud El Haj
34 Norway MF Sigur Koksvik
39 Senegal FW Jean Alassane Mendy
77 Norway FW Rozhat Shaswari
86 Norway MF Andreas Rødsand
92 Norway MF Kamer Qaka (on loan from Sarpsborg 08)
99 Senegal DF Aliou Coly

References[edit]

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

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