Myresjö/Vetlanda FK

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Myresjö/Vetlanda FK
Full nameMyresjö/Vetlanda Fotbollsklubb
Founded1943 as Myresjö IF
2013 as Myresjö/Vetlanda FK
GroundMyrvalla, Myresjö
ChairmanTommy Halldin
Head CoachMartin Nilsson
LeagueDivision 3 Nordöstra Götaland
2014Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland, 2nd

Myresjö/Vetlanda FK is a Swedish football club located in Myresjö in Vetlanda Municipality, Jönköping County.[1]

Background[edit]

Myresjö Idrottsförening were founded in 1943 with the founding members seeking club participation in the sports of orienteering, running, skiing, athletics, football and bandy. However, only football and skiing have had a longer life. Ice hockey and table tennis were introduced in the 1950s but both ended in the late 60s.

Over the last 50 years Myresjö IF has participated mainly in the upper and middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. In their early days Myresjö IF's football team resided in the lower divisions. In 1959 the team were in Division 7 and began to progress up the league. In 1968 they won Division 4 and took the step up to Division 3. 1977 the team won its Division 3 section in superior style, but missed out on promotion by losing in the Division 2 qualification playoffs. However, in 1981 they were successful in progressing to Division 2 Södra, which was at that time the second tier of the Swedish football. The club played at this level for 12 of the next 16 seasons, their best season being in 1987 when they finished 4th in Division 1 Södra.[2]

Since their foundation Myresjö IF has participated mainly in the upper and middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland which is the fifth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the Myrvalla in Myresjö.[4]

Their home ground was inaugurated in 1962 with a gravel training pitch added in 1967 and a grass training pitch in 1977. In 1978 the name Myrvalla was adopted. The clubhouse was completed in Spring 1982 in time for the club's premiere in Division 2 Södra. The main stand was opened on 28 July 1987 in a match against a match against Örgryte IS.

Many leading Swedish clubs played at Myrvalla over the years in league or cup matches. These include Halmstad BK, Malmö FF, Helsingborgs IF, IF Elfsborg and Kalmar FF to name a few. In the 1980s British teams – Queens Park Rangers F.C., Rangers and Nottingham Forest – played friendlies at Myrvalla.[5]

In early 2013, Myresjö IF merged with Vetlanda FF and Bäckseda IF to create the club Myresjö/Vetlanda FK.[1] Myresjö/Vetlanda FK are affiliated to Smålands Fotbollförbund.[6] The club's best season in the Svenska Cupen was in 1991 when they reached the semi-final.[7]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1964 Tier 4 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 8th
1965 Tier 4 Division 4 Småland Nordvästra 6th
1966 Tier 4 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 2nd
1967 Tier 4 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 3rd
1968 Tier 4 Division 4 Småland Sydöstra 1st Promoted
1969 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 2nd
1970 Tier 3 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 3rd
1971 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 4th
1972 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 7th
1973 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 6th
1974 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 9th
1975 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 3rd
1976 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 2nd
1977 Tier 3 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 1st Promotion Playoffs
1978 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 7th
1979 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 3rd
1980 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 3rd
1981 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
1982 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 10th
1983 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 8th
1984 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 11th
1985 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 11th
1986 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 10th
1987 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 4th
1988 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 13th Relegated
1989 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra 6th
1990 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra 1st Promoted
1991 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 6th Vårserier (Spring Series)
1991 Tier 2 Division 1 Höstettan Västra 3rd Höstserier (Autumn Series)
1992 Tier 2 Division 1 Västra 6th Vårserier (Spring Series)
1992 Tier 2 Division 1 Höstettan Södra 5th Höstserier (Autumn Series)
1993 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 11th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 1st Promoted
1995 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 12th Relegated
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 1st Promoted
1997 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 12th Relegated
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 7th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 2nd
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 9th
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 6th
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 4th
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 5th
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 5th Playoffs
2006* Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 12th Relegated
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 3rd
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 2nd
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
2010 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 4th
2011 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 12th Relegated
2013 Tier 5 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 3rd As Myresjö/Vetlanda FK
2014 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 2nd

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [8] [9] [10]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Myresjö IF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2001 283 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 3
2002 266 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 3
2003 244 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 3
2004 302 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 3
2005 304 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 3
2006 241 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2007 239 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 4
2008 190 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 4
2009 225 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 4
2010 151 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2011 197 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website and European Football Statistics website. [11] [12]

The attendance record for Myresjö IF was set in 1988 when 3,099 spectators attended the match against Halmstad BK.[13]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Samarbetsplan MIF – VFF – BIF". idrottonline.se (in Swedish). Myresjö/Vetlanda FK. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Myresjö IF – Historia". Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  3. ^ "Nordöstra Götaland - Division 3 – Fotbollsserier 2011 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  4. ^ "Tabell och resultat – Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland, herrar – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  5. ^ "Myresjö IF – Historia". Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  6. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Myresjö/Vetlanda FK – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Myresjö IF – Historia". Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  8. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Myresjö IF". Archived from the original on 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  9. ^ "Myresjö IF – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  10. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  11. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  12. ^ "European Football Statistics – Attendances". Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  13. ^ "Myresjö IF – Historia". Retrieved 2011-08-23.

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