Medkila IL

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Medkila
Medkila IL logo.svg
Full nameMedkila Idrettslag
Founded1944; 75 years ago (1944)
GroundHarstad Stadion,
Harstad, Norway
ChairmanEvan Didriksen
ManagerMargunn Haugenes (women)
LeagueToppserien (women)
2. Divisjon (men)
2017Toppserien, 12th (women) (relegated)[1]

Medkila IL is a football team from Harstad in North Norway, most notable for its women's football team which is playing in the Toppserien, the first tier of Norwegian women's football.

Medkila first came to prominence after winning the 2003 Norwegian Women's Cup while playing in the First Division. Medkila knocked out Leknes FK (1-10), Grand Bodø (1-5), IF Fløya (2-1), IL Sandviken (6-1) and Team Strømmen (1-3), and beat Kolbotn (2-1) in the final.[2] That same year they were promoted to Toppserien for the first time. Medkila couldn't avoid relegation in their first season in top-flight and were back in 1. divisjon for the 2005 season.

Five years later they were promoted for the 2011 Toppserien, but as last time they were relegated after only one season.[3] In 2012 they finished second in the first division, earning a playoff against Kattem for the chance to win promotion. They lost the playoff, but subsequently, Kattem withdrew their team from the league, and after Fart declined the offer to remain in Toppserien, Medkila were promoted after all.[4] In 2013, Medkila's women survived comfortably in 9th place in the Toppserien.[5]

Medkila also fields a men's team, which played in the Third Division (fourth tier) from 1995 to 2010 and again from 2013.

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2003 1. Divisjon promoted 2 18 13 3 2 57 27 42 Winner Promoted to the Toppserien
2004 Toppserien relegated 10 18 2 1 15 12 65 7 Third round Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2005 1. Divisjon 6 18 6 2 10 24 42 20 Third round
2006 1. Divisjon 5 18 8 4 6 35 25 28 Second round
2007 1. Divisjon 5 18 7 6 5 24 16 27 Quarterfinal
2008 1. Divisjon 4 18 8 4 6 22 25 28 Second round
2009 1. Divisjon 6 22 9 5 8 35 30 32 Third round
2010 1. Divisjon promoted 2 22 14 2 6 39 18 44 Third round Promoted to the Toppserien
2011 Toppserien relegated 11 22 3 3 16 20 63 12 Quarterfinal Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2012 1. Divisjon promoted 2 22 15 4 3 48 15 49 Third round Promoted to the Toppserien
2013 Toppserien 9 22 7 5 10 27 44 26 Quarterfinal
2014 Toppserien 10 22 4 3 15 18 62 15 Quarterfinal
2015 Toppserien 11 22 5 2 15 28 63 17 Quarterfinal
2016 Toppserien 11 22 2 5 15 21 50 11 Quarterfinal
2017 Toppserien relegated 12 22 1 2 19 9 69 5 Second round Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2018 1. divisjon 5 22 10 4 8 29 26 34 Second round
2019 (in progress) 1. divisjon 5 18 9 4 5 32 31 31 Third round

Honours[edit]

Current women's squad[edit]

As of 18 July 2016.[6]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Megan Kufeld  United States
2 Defender Anja Rasmussen  Norway
4 Forward Emilie Kristiansen  Norway
5 Midfielder Anna Wulff Iversen  Norway
6 Forward Martine Olsen  Norway
7 Defender Alexandra Jean Quincey (Captain)  United States
8 Defender Mette Aasvik Skau  Norway
9 Midfielder Kristine Amundsen  Norway
10 Forward Tiffany McCarty  United States
11 Forward Lotte Fossem  Norway
14 Midfielder Maria Hustad  Norway
15 Forward Camilla Hansen  Austria
16 Midfielder Ida Marie Fossem  Norway
17 Defender Marianne Linaker  Norway
18 Defender Louise Normann  Norway
19 Forward Hedda Jakobsen  Norway
20 Defender Rebekka Hansen  Norway
21 Defender Fanny Johansson  Sweden
22 Defender Sigrun Linaker Dybvik  Norway
23 Defender Silje Helen Johansen  Norway

Former players[edit]

Recent history men[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2010 3. Divisjon relegated 7 22 9 5 8 56 41 32 Not Qualified Relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2011 4. Divisjon 3 22 14 3 5 74 43 45 Not Qualified
2012 4. Divisjon promoted 1 20 18 1 1 100 23 55 Not Qualified Promoted to the 3. Divisjon
2013 3. Divisjon promoted 1 22 17 4 1 71 24 55 First qualifying round Promoted to the 2. Divisjon
2014 2. Divisjon relegated 14 26 2 1 23 13 91 7 First round Relegated to the 3. Divisjon
2015 3. Divisjon 10 22 4 4 14 20 52 16 First qualifying round
2016 3. Divisjon relegated 12 22 1 2 19 21 80 5 First qualifying round Relegated to the 4. Divisjon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabell Toppserien 2013". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  2. ^ Verdens Gang
  3. ^ Soccerway Archived 2011-10-03 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Karlsen, Thomas (6 February 2013). "Medkila til Toppserien". Fotballmagasinet.no (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  5. ^ Table 2013
  6. ^ "Medkila Kvinner Senior A". Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 18 July 2016.