Lindome GIF

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Lindome GIF
Lindome GIF.png
Full name Lindome Gymnastik-och Idrottsförening
Founded 1928
Ground Lindevi IP
Lindome
Sweden
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman Johnny Styffe
Head Coach Conny Winge
Coach Thomas Björk
Johan Nexborn
Tomas Rudevärn
League Division 2 Västra Götaland
2012 Division 2 Västra Götaland, 3rd

Lindome GIF is a Swedish football club located in Lindome in Mölndal Municipality, Västra Götaland County.[1]

Background[edit]

The club was formed on 31 January 1928 under the name Lindome IF through the merger of Lindome JUF, Anderstorps IF and Stationens IF. In 1960 the name was changed to Lindome GoIF (Lindome gymnastik och idrottsförening).

The original club members were farmers and youth members of the Jordbrukarungdomens Förbund (Farmers' Youth League) and the motive was simply that by engaging in sport, members could have fun together. Sports that the club engaged in included football but also table tennis, bandy, boxing, swimming and athletics.[2]

Since their foundation Lindome GIF has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. However, in 2007 the club won Division 2 Västra Götaland and were promoted to Division 1 Södra where they spent two seasons. The club currently plays in Division 2 Västra Götaland which is the fourth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the Lindevi IP in Lindome.[4]

Lindome GIF are affiliated to the Göteborgs Fotbollförbund.[5]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1998 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 8th
1999 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 12th Relegated
2000 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 2nd Promoted
2001 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 9th
2002 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 3rd
2003 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 1st Promoted
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 3rd Promoted
2006* Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 14th Relegated
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 9th
2009 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 14th Relegated
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 3rd
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 4th
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 3rd
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [6] [7] [8]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Lindome GIF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 212 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 3
2006 157 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2007 255 Div 2 Västra Götaland Tier 4
2008 287 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2009 224 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2010 229 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [9]

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