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Molde
Molde Fotball Logo.svg
Full name Molde Fotballklubb
Short name MFK
Founded 19 June 1911; 106 years ago (1911-06-19)
Ground Aker Stadion
Ground Capacity 11,800
Chairman Odd Ivar Moen
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær
League Eliteserien
2017 Eliteserien, 2nd
Website Club website
Current season

Molde Fotballklubb [²mɔldə] is a Norwegian football club from Molde that currently plays in the Eliteserien, the Norwegian top division. Founded on 19 June 1911, Molde was originally known as International. Molde are three-time league champions (2011, 2012, 2014) and four-time Norwegian Cup winners (1994, 2005, 2013, 2014), and have finished second in the league a further eight times. Molde is one of only two Norwegian clubs to have participated in the UEFA Champions League.

Its home matches are played at the 11,800-capacity Aker Stadion. The stadium was inaugurated in 1998, and was a gift from local businessmen Kjell Inge Røkke and Bjørn Rune Gjelsten. The club was formerly based at Molde stadion, which hosted the club's record attendance of 14,615. Molde's supporter club is called Tornekrattet ("Thorn bush", a reference to the city's nickname "The Town of Roses") and was founded after the 1994 Norwegian Football Cup final victory.[1] Molde has its strongest rivalry with Rosenborg.

Until the beginning of the 1970s, the club mainly played in local lower division leagues, except for a short visit in the Hovedserien in the 1957–58 season. In 1974, Molde was back in the top division and finished second in the league, and have since then become one of Norway's leading clubs and generally stayed in the top division. Molde also finished second in the league in 1987, when the club lost the championship to Moss in the decisive match of the season.

During the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, Molde was the second-best team in Norway (behind 13-times in a row champions Rosenborg), with league silver medals in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2002, and cup championships in 1994 and 2005, as well as participation in the UEFA Champions League in the 1999–2000 season, when Real Madrid, Porto and Olympiacos visited Molde.

As of 2017, the club has approximately 1000 members and around 55 teams in three departments.[2] Ole Gunnar Solskjær is the club's current manager, having been appointed on 21 October 2015.

History[edit]

Early years (1911–63)[edit]

Molde FK was founded on 19 June 1911 by a group gathered by Klaus Daae Andersen (born 30 September 1873); they named J. Ferdinand Dahl as the inaugural chairman.[3] On a general election on 24 April 1912, it was decided that the club would be named International,[4] perhaps because the opponents were primarily visitors from cruise ships or trading vessels,[5] or that it was to make room for the many Danes who worked in the Gideon engine factory.[4] The same year, on 5 August, the club played its first competitive match, an away match against Kristiansund which ended 2–2.[4] The rising interest and activity in football in neighbouring towns caused the club to change its name to "Molde Fotballklubb" in 1915.[6]

The breakthrough (1964–77)[edit]

On 2 August 1964, Molde shocked nine-time Norwegian Cup champions and nine-time Norwegian League Champions Fredrikstad by eliminating them from the 1964 Norwegian Cup in the third round with a 3–2 win at home. Jan Fuglset, Torkild Brakstad and Harry Hestad, amongst others, played at Molde during that period.[7] The club played in local lower leagues, save for a short visit in the top division in the 1957–58 season. In 1970, Molde was promoted to the second tier and played there for three seasons until its promotion to the First Division with a 5–1 away win against Sogndal on 16 September 1973.[8]

In 1974, Molde returned to the premier division following the debut of several talented players in the first team, which coincided with the return of top level players like Fuglset, Brakstad and Hestad. Molde shocked the established clubs in their first season of the Norwegian First Division, leading the league in 9 of 22 matchdays. Ahead of the final match of the season, Molde would win the league if they defeated Sarpsborg and Viking lost against Strømsgodset. However, both Molde and Viking won their last match, meaning Molde won the silver medal after finishing one point behind champions Viking.[7]

Since then, Molde has generally stayed in the top division and has become one of Norway's leading clubs. The club has produced a respectable number of national team players, and players who have gone professional in foreign leagues.

Ups and downs (1978–93)[edit]

Between 1978 and 1984, Molde did not play on the same level in two consecutive years. Molde was relegated from the First Division in every even-numbered year, and promoted to the First Division in every odd-numbered year, making it three consecutive promotions and relegations. In fact, Molde and Brann did not play at the same level these years, as Brann were promoted when Molde was relegated and the other way around.[9]

In 1982, Molde played in their first cup final, despite being relegated from the 1982 Norwegian First Division. They lost the final at Ullevaal Stadion 3–2 against Brann.[10]

The 1987 season was the closest Molde came to winning the league championship before winning it in 2011, when a draw at home against Moss would have ensured the title. Despite numerous goal scoring opportunities, Moss won the match 2–0 at Molde stadium, thus winning the league championship, while Molde won their second silver medal.[11] The attendance of 14,615 set the record at the old Molde stadion.

Molde played their second cup final in 1989. The first match against Viking ended in a 2–2 draw, and the subsequent replay was won 2–1 by Viking.[12]

When Molde again was relegated from Norwegian Premier League in 1993, the club was in major economic difficulties following a number of projects, the most notably of which was an extension of the main stand at Molde stadion.[13] Local businessmen Kjell Inge Røkke and Bjørn Rune Gjelsten started to invest in the club, and since 1993 they have invested approximately 500 million kr on old debts, new players and the new stadium.[14][15][16]

The silver generation (1994–2000)[edit]

Åge Hareide was the main coach of Molde in 1994, when they finished second in their First Division group and was thus re-promoted to Tippeligaen. Molde also met their main rivals Rosenborg in the semi-final of the 1994 Norwegian Cup, and with 4–3 win on aggregate, Molde qualified for their third cup final. After having lost to Molde, Rosenborg head coach Nils Arne Eggen called Molde's playing style for "arse-football" ("rævvafotball"). Molde won their first title by defeating Lyn 3–2 at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo.[17][18]

Molde striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær was signed by Manchester United after his successful two-season spell at Molde

During the 1995 season, Molde became known for their three strikers: Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Arild Stavrum and Ole Bjørn Sundgot. In their first league match, Molde won 6–0 against Brann in Bergen, with Solskjær scoring two goals and Stavrum and Sundgot also contributing in one of Brann's heaviest-ever losses at home.[19] With six-straight wins, Molde stayed in the top two positions of the league throughout the season, but eventually finished second, 15 points behind Rosenborg.[20]

Solskjær scored 31 goals in 42 matches for Molde and was sold to Manchester United on 29 July 1996 as Molde finished in eighth position that season. In 1997, Molde finished fourth in the league, and Erik Brakstad replaced Åge Hareide as head coach ahead of the 1998 season.[21]

In 1998, Molde played their first 21 matches without losing, a Norwegian record until 2009, when Rosenborg went 26 matches undefeated.[22] In the 22nd round, Molde lost against Vålerenga while Rosenborg defeated Kongsvinger to surpass Molde at the top of the table. Rosenborg player Mini Jakobsen subsequently said, "It was fun as long as you managed to keep up. Thank you for helping to create tension in the Premier League!" On 26 September 1998, Rosenborg won 2–0 against Molde in the 23rd round and won the championship, with Molde settling for second place.

In 1999, Molde had a successful season, finishing second in the league and reaching the semi-final of the 1999 Norwegian Cup, where they were eliminated by Brann. Molde also participated in the UEFA Champions League, where Molde was drawn against CSKA Moscow in the second qualifying round. In the first match in Moscow, Molde lost 2–0, while in the second leg, 19-year-old Magne Hoseth had his big break-through with two goals when CSKA was defeated 4–0[23] to send Molde to the third qualifying round, where they met Mallorca. The first leg against Mallorca ended 0–0 at home. Away at Mallorca were Molde one goal behind for a long time, but Andreas Lund became the big hero when he equalized on a penaltyin the 84th minute. With a 1–1 aggregate score, Molde qualified for the group stage on away goals,[21] and Molde became the team from the smallest city to have qualified for the group stage of Champions League until Unirea Urziceni repeated the feat in 2009–10.[24] In the group stage, Molde were drawn against Real Madrid, Porto and Olympiacos, and with one win and five losses, Molde finished last in their group. On the occasion of Molde's 100-year anniversary in 2011, the readers of the local newspaper Romsdals Budstikke voted 1999 as the best year in the history of the club.[25]

From "Gunder method" to relegation (2001–2006)[edit]

On 6 November 2000, after the sacking of Erik Brakstad, Gunder Bengtsson was announced head coach for two years.[26] After one season, Bengtsson and his assistant Kalle Björklund were signed for three more years.[27] In 2002, Gunder Bengtsson led Molde to second place in the league, but like when he won the league with Vålerenga in 1983 and 1984, there was not much enthusiasm around the club's sixth silver medal because of the defensive tactics and lack of local players in the squad.[28]

In the first six matches of the 2003 season, Molde collected five points. On 22 May 2003, Bengtsson was fired and replaced by Odd Berg.[29][30] In the third round of 2003 Norwegian Cup, Molde were eliminated by second-tier club Skeid.[31] Despite the change in the coaching staff, Molde was struggling in the relegation zone throughout the season, but after a 3–2 win away against Sogndal in the last match of the season, Molde avoided the relegation playoffs.[32] In 2004, the team led by Reidar Vågnes, former assistant coach under Erik Brakstad, but Molde only managed 11th place, four points clear of relegation.

In 2005, Bo Johansson became head coach of Molde, and on 15 June 2005, Molde won 3–2 against Nybergsund to qualify for the fourth round of the Norwegian Cup, having lost in the third round for three consecutive years.[33] Molde finished 12th in the league and had to play in the relegation playoff against Moss, which Molde won 5–2 on aggregate. Molde won their second Norwegian Cup title on 6 November 2005 when they won 4–2 after extra time against Lillestrøm in the final.[34] Bo Johansson left Molde after only one season with the club, and on Christmas Eve, Arild Stavrum was announced as the new head coach.[35]

Following the Norwegian Cup champions, Molde played in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup. On 25 August 2006, they were drawn to face Scottish giants Rangers in the first round. They were eliminated 2–0 on aggregate after holding Rangers to a 0–0 draw at the Aker stadion.[36] The same year, Molde was relegated, having been in the relegation zone for the last four seasons. The relegation became final after losing 8–0 against Stabæk at Nadderud in the second-last match of the season. Arild Stavrum was fired at the end of the season.[37]

A new era (2007–present)[edit]

In December 2006, Kjell Jonevret became head coach after Stavrum was fired, though Ove Christensen was the club's first choice.[38] With Jonevret as coach, Molde won the 2007 First Division and was again promoted back to the Tippeligaen.

After the promotion, Molde recorded a 5–1 win against Vålerenga on the last day of Moldejazz 2008,[39][40] as well as eliminating Brann from the cup with an impressive 8–0 win at home four days later.[41] Regardless of these strong results, Molde finished ninth in their comeback season in the top flight.

Molde was again the second-best team in Norway in 2009 after champions Rosenborg, who that season overtook Molde's 1998 unbeaten streak.[22] Conversely, Molde ruined Rosenborg's march for the double with a 5–0 win at Aker Stadion in the quarter-final of 2009 Norwegian Cup. In the final, Molde met their local rivals Aalesunds FK, but Aalesund won the cup on penalty shoot-out.

After only 20 points during the first 22 matches in the 2010 Tippeligaen, Kjell Jonevret was fired and replaced by Uwe Rösler.[42] Under Rösler, Molde collected 20 points in the last eight matches and avoided relegation.[43] Despite the poor performance by the team, Baye Djiby Fall, who spent the season on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow, became the first Molde player since Jan Fuglset in 1976 to be the top goalscorer in Tippeligaen.[44]

Prior to the club's 100-year anniversary, former Molde and Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjær returned to Molde to manage the club.[45] In the opening match of 2011 Tippeligaen, his first competitive match, Molde lost 3–0 away against newly promoted Sarpsborg 08.[46] On 19 June 2011, Molde celebrated their anniversary with a 2–0 win against Sogndal[47] and positioned themselves at the top of the league table. Molde was leading the league until they eventually won their first championship on 30 October 2011, when Rosenborg, the only team that could mathematically have still beaten them to first place with two matches remaining, lost 6–3 at home to Brann.[48]

Molde successfully defended their title in 2012 by beating Hønefoss 1–0 on 11 November, with one match remaining in the season.

Although Molde could only finish sixth behind champions Strømgodset in the 2013 Tippeligaen, they defeated Rosenborg 4–2 on 24 bNovember to win the Norwegian Cup for the third time in their history.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær left the club to sign for Premier League side Cardiff City on 2 January 2014. Under new manager Tor Ole Skullerud, Molde won their first domestic league and cup double in 2014, however Skullerud was fired in August 2015 due to a run of mediocre results and Solskjær (whose run at Cardiff lasted just nine months) was brought back to the team.

Kjell Jonevret, Molde manager 2007–2010 
Uwe Rösler, Molde manager 2010 
Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Molde manager 2011–2014, 2015– 
Tor Ole Skullerud, Molde manager 2014–2015 

Stadium[edit]

Molde's current stadium is the Aker Stadion, formerly known as Molde Stadion, located at Reknes, by the seashore of central Molde. The 212 million kr cost was mostly paid for by investor Kjell Inge Røkke, after whom the ground has been nicknamed "Røkkeløkka". The official name of the new stadium was Molde Stadion until 3 May 2006, when the stadium name changed to Aker Stadion following a sponsorship deal with Røkke's company Aker. The stadium was inaugurated on 18 April 1998, when the stadium was officially opened by Prime Minister and Molde fan Kjell Magne Bondevik.[49] In the opening match, Molde defeated Lillestrøm 4–0 in their first home match of the season, attracting 13,010 spectators.[50] Tommy Berntsen scored the first goal on Aker Stadion with an own goal, while Daniel Berg Hestad was the first Molde player to score a goal at the new stadium.[51] The all-time spectator record was set on 26 September when Molde hosted Rosenborg in front of 13,308 people.[52] When Molde qualified for the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League group stage, the stadium was converted to an all-seater, with seats being installed on the lower sections of the short end stands. This reduced the attendance capacity permanently because the club chose not to remove the seats afterwards.[53] Today the capacity of Aker Stadion is 11,800.[49]

Before moving to Aker Stadion in the beginning of the 1998 season, Molde had been playing their home matches at Molde Idrettspark (at the time called Molde stadion, currently Molde Idrettspark), a municipal-owned multi-use venue,[54] since 1955. Molde Idrettspark was inaugurated on 28 August 1955, when Kristiansund was defeated 1–0.[13] About 2,500 spectators attended the inaugural match.[13] The first top-tier league match was played here on 28 July 1957, when Molde managed a 1–1 draw against Sandefjord in the first round of 1957–58 Norwegian Main League.[13] When Molde earned a promotion to the 1974 Norwegian First Division, the main stand was expanded.[13] The unsurpassed record attendance at Molde Idrettspark is 14,615 in a match against Moss in 1987.[55][56] Today, Molde Idrettspark is used by Træff and Molde 2.

Players and staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 November 2017[57]

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

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Andreas Linde
2 Sweden DF Isak Ssewankambo
4 Norway DF Ruben Gabrielsen (Captain)
5 Finland DF Joona Toivio
6 Norway DF Stian Rode Gregersen
7 Norway MF Mathias Normann (on loan from Brighton)
8 Senegal MF Babacar Sarr
9 Sweden MF Mattias Moström
10 Iceland FW Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
11 Norway MF Martin Ellingsen
14 Norway MF Petter Strand
15 Faroe Islands DF Sonni Nattestad
17 Norway MF Fredrik Aursnes
19 Norway MF Eirik Hestad
No. Position Player
20 Cameroon FW Thomas Amang
21 Norway MF Tobias Svendsen
22 Denmark DF Christoffer Remmer
24 Norway MF Eman Markovic
25 Iceland FW Óttar Magnús Karlsson
26 Norway GK Mathias Eriksen Ranmark
27 Norway DF Martin Ove Roseth
28 Senegal FW Ibrahima Wadji
29 Norway DF Vegard Forren
30 Norway FW Erling Braut Håland
32 Sweden MF Christopher Telo
33 Norway FW Fredrik Brustad
42 Norway GK Jonatan Strand Byttingsvik
51 Norway DF Leo Skiri Østigård


For transfers, see transfers winter 2016–17.

Reserve squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2017[58]

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

No. Position Player
39 Norway FW Elias Edison Mordal
40 Norway MF Elias Arntsen
41 Norway MF Jesper Kjølstad Nyheim
42 Norway GK Jonatan Strand Byttingsvik
43 Norway FW Lars Josef Ranheim
44 Norway DF Simen Hagbø
46 Norway MF Hermann B. Svendsen
47 Norway FW Christian Dahl
48 Norway MF Thomas G. Nerland
49 Norway FW Sivert Gussiås
No. Position Player
50 Norway DF Thor-Olav Moe
51 Norway DF Leo Skiri Østigård
52 Norway GK Eirik Iversen
53 Norway GK Hermann Ræstad
54 Norway FW Henrik Jenset
55 Norway DF Andreas Uran
56 Norway FW William Røsok
57 Norway MF Mikael Wenaas
58 Norway DF Emil Breivik
59 Norway MF Tobias Hestad

Players 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
Brazil GK Neydson (at Elverum until 31 December 2017)
Norway DF Ole Martin Rindarøy (at Sogndal until 31 December 2017)
Norway MF Etzaz Hussain (at Odd until 31 December 2017)
No. Position Player
Norway DF Kristian Fredrik Aasen Strande (at Brattvåg until 31 December 2017)
Brazil MF Agnaldo (at Vila Nova until 31 December 2017)
Norway MF Ola Ormset Husby (at Brattvåg until 31 December 2017)

Former players[edit]

Player records[edit]

All current players are in bold

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær[61]
Assistant manager Erling Moe
Assistant manager Mark Dempsey
Goalkeeping coach Per Magne Misund
Coach Trond Strande
Fitness coach Børre Steenslid
Physiotherapist Lars Håvard Sæbø
Manual therapist Rune Roksvåg
Doctor Endre Skjølberg
Doctor Kjell Erik Strømskag
Doctor Dag Sunde
Player coordinator Marcus Andreasson
Equipment manager Tore Monsen
Analysis manager Petter Rudi
Performance analyst Thomas Ulven
Performance analyst Jonas Lian Hansen

[62]

Administrative staff[edit]

Position Staff
Chairman Odd Ivar Moen
Managing director Øystein Neerland

[62]

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Doubles[edit]

  • League and Cup: 2014

Non-official[edit]

Records[edit]

Accomplishment Record
Most matches Daniel Berg Hestad 900 [63] (666 competetive)
Most goals Jan Fuglset 164
Most goals scored in a league-game 6, Jan Fuglset vs. Strømsgodset in 1976
Longest unbeaten run 21 games in 1998
Greatest victory in Eliteserien 8–0 Moss in 1996
Heaviest loss in Eliteserien 0–8 Stabæk in 2006

Source:[56]

European history[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1975–76 UEFA Cup 1R Sweden Östers IF 1–0 0–6 1–6
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1R Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow 3–3 0–4 3–7
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1R Belgium Waregem 0–0 1–5 1–5
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Belarus Dinamo-93 Minsk 2–1 1–1 3–2
1R France Paris Saint-Germain 2–3 0–3 2–6
1996–97 UEFA Cup QR Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 0–0 1–2 1–2
1998–99 UEFA Cup 2Q Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–0 0–2 0–2
1999–00 UEFA Champions League 2Q Russia CSKA Moscow 4–0 0–2 4–2
3Q Spain Mallorca 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
Group E Portugal Porto 0–1 1–3 4th
Spain Real Madrid 0–1 1–4
Greece Olympiacos 3–2 1–3
2000–01 UEFA Cup 1R Spain Rayo Vallecano 0–1 1–1 1–2
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Faroe Islands 2–0 4–0 6–0
1R Portugal União de Leiria 3–1 0–1 3–2
2R Portugal Benfica 0–2 1–3 1–5
2006–07 UEFA Cup 2Q Latvia Skonto 0–0 2–1 2–1
1R Scotland Rangers 0–0 0–2 0–2
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q Latvia Jelgava 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
3Q Germany VfB Stuttgart 2–3 2–2 4–5
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 2Q Latvia Ventspils 3–0 1–1 4–1
3Q Switzerland Basel 0–1 1–1 1–2
UEFA Europa League PO Netherlands Heerenveen 2–0 2–1 4–1
Group E Denmark Copenhagen 1–2 1–2 4th
Germany VfB Stuttgart 2–0 1–0
Romania Steaua București 1–2 0–2
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 2–0 1–0 3–0
3Q Poland Legia Warsaw 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
UEFA Europa League PO Russia Rubin Kazan 0–2 0–3 0–5
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Slovenia Gorica 4–1 1–1 5–2
3Q Ukraine Zorya Luhansk 1–2 1–1 2–3
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Armenia Pyunik 5–0 0–1 5–1
3Q Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 3–3 1–1 4–4 (a)
UEFA Europa League PO Belgium Standard Liège 2–0 1–3 3–3 (a)
Group A Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–2 3–1 1st
Netherlands Ajax 1–1 1-1
Scotland Celtic 3–1 2–1
R32 Spain Sevilla 1-0 0–3 1–3

Source:[64]

Recent history[edit]

Season League Cup Europe Top goalscorer
Division Pos G W D L GS GA Pts Att Name Goals
2007 1. Divisjon promoted 1 30 22 3 5 62 28 69 6,344 First round Mame Biram Diouf 10
2008 Tippeligaen 9 26 8 6 12 39 43 31 8,203 Semifinal José Mota 12
2009 Tippeligaen 2 30 17 5 8 62 35 56 7,965 Final Mame Biram Diouf 16
2010 Tippeligaen 11 30 10 10 10 42 45 40 8,413 Third round UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying round Baye Djiby Fall 16
2011 Tippeligaen 1 30 17 7 6 54 38 58 9,818 Quarterfinal Pape Paté Diouf 12
2012 Tippeligaen 1 30 19 5 6 51 31 62 9,362 Semifinal UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying round
UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stage
Davy Claude Angan 13
2013 Tippeligaen 6 30 12 8 10 47 38 44 8,828 Winner UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying round
UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-off round
Daniel Chima 9
2014 Tippeligaen 1 30 22 5 3 62 24 71 9,243 Winner UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying round Mohamed Elyounoussi 13
2015 Tippeligaen 6 30 15 7 8 62 31 52 8,952 Quarterfinal UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying round
UEFA Europa League - Group stage
Ola Kamara 14
2016 Tippeligaen 5 30 13 6 11 48 42 45 8,392 Third round UEFA Europa League - Round of 32 Mohamed Elyounoussi
Harmeet Singh
5
2017 Eliteserien 2 30 16 6 8 50 35 54 7,785 Semifinal Björn Bergmann Sigurdarson 16

List of Molde managers[edit]

As of match played 4 November 2017[65]

Manager Period Record
G W D L GF GA Win %
Åge Hareide 1 Jan 1990 – 18 Aug 1991 46 21 10 15 82 70 045.65
Ulrich Møller (interim) 18 Aug 1991 – 31 Dec 1993 6 4 0 2 10 5 066.67
Jan Fuglset and Ulrich Møller 1 Jan 1992 – 31 Dec 1993 52 22 10 20 80 72 042.31
Åge Hareide 1 Jan 1994 – 31 Dec 1997 124 64 23 37 250 177 051.61
Erik Brakstad 1 Jan 1998 – 31 Dec 2000 104 55 19 30 213 157 052.88
Gunder Bengtsson 1 Jan 2001 – 22 May 2003 67 36 12 19 148 80 053.73
Odd Berg 22 May 2003 – 31 Dec 2003 27 11 2 14 36 41 040.74
Reidar Vågnes 1 Jan 2004 – 5 Mar 2005 59 19 14 26 77 86 032.20
Bo Johansson 18 Mar 2005 – 31 Dec 2005 33 15 6 12 57 55 045.45
Arild Stavrum 1 Jan 2006 – 8 Nov 2006 31 8 6 17 54 73 025.81
Kjell Jonevret 1 Jan 2007 – 30 Aug 2010 125 61 27 37 233 172 048.80
Uwe Rösler 31 Aug 2010 – 31 Dec 2010 8 6 2 0 11 3 075.00
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 1 Jan 2011 – 2 Jan 2014 125 69 25 31 236 143 055.20
Tor Ole Skullerud 13 Jan 2014 – 6 Aug 2015 65 42 12 11 146 56 064.62
Erling Moe (interim) 7 Aug 2015 – 21 Oct 2015 15 7 4 4 24 17 046.67
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 21 Oct 2015 – present 76 41 12 23 132 96 053.95

History of league positions (since 1963)[edit]

1963–
1970
1971–
1973
1974–
1978
1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984–
1993
1994 1995–
2006
2007 2008–
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Molde also briefly appeared among the championship contestants in 1958, but the league was differently organized at the top levels until 1963.[66]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

In December 2013, Molde signed a four-year deal with Nike starting January 2014.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1980 Hummel Opel
1981-1982 Storebrand
1983–1986 Glamox
1987–1989 Norsk Tipping
1990 ?
1991 Expert
1992-1999 Diadora G-Sport
2000-2001 Commit
2002 Umbro
2003–2013 Sparebanken Møre
2014– Nike

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