Stabæk Fotball

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Stabæk
Stabaek IF logo.svg
Full nameStabæk Fotball
Nickname(s)De Blaa
(The Blue Ones)
Founded16 March 1912; 109 years ago (1912-03-16)
GroundNadderud Stadion
Capacity4,938
ChairmanEspen Moe
Head coachEirik Kjønø
LeagueEliteserien
2020Eliteserien, 8th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Stabæk Fotball is a Norwegian professional football club based in Bærum, a suburb of Oslo. It is part of the multi-sport organization Stabæk IF. Founded in 1912, the club’s name is an archaic spelling of the suburban area Stabekk, from which it once originated. The club currently competes in the Eliteserien, the top tier of Football in Norway. Their home stadium is the Nadderud Stadion after a three-year-long stay at the Telenor Arena. Their current chairman is Espen Moe. Eirik Kjønø is the current head coach of the club since taking over on 9 July 2021.[1]

History[edit]

After years of lean seasons, they won their first title in 1998 as they emerged victorious in the Norwegian Cup, beating Rosenborg BK 3–1 in the final. After having been relegated to 1. divisjon after a poor 2004 season, they experienced a successful period under new manager Jan Jönsson, during which they returned to the league in 2005, won the 2008 Tippeligaen, their first, and reached the final of the Norwegian Cup, culminating in a very successful 2008 season for the club. Stabæk subsequently won the 2009 Norwegian Super Cup but finished a disappointing 12th and 10th place in the 2010 and 2011 league seasons, respectively, thus narrowly avoiding relegation both times.

Stabæk holds longstanding rivalries with Bærum SK, FK Lyn and Vålerenga, both in the league and by geographical location. The team’s home colors, entirely blue, have earned them the nickname “De Blaa” (The Blue Ones). In 2009, Stabæk became the first Norwegian association football club with both their men's and women’s teams in the premier divisions. Lillestrøm followed suit the next year.

On 30 November 2015, Billy McKinlay was appointed as manager of the club on a two-year contract.[2] McKinlay resigned as manager on 8 July 2016, after being knocked out of the UEFA Europa League by Welsh club Connah's Quay Nomads.[3]

Stadium[edit]

Nadderud Stadion

Stabæk played home games at the Nadderud Stadion until 2008. They then moved into the Telenor Arena, which had a capacity of 15,000 people. Their stay at the Telenor Arena became shorter than desired; after a three year-long stay at the indoor arena, they moved back to the Nadderud Stadion due to economic issues with the new arena. The women's team, Stabæk FK, also currently plays home games at Nadderud Stadion. Nadderud Stadion has a capacity of 4,938 spectators.[4]

The club's record home attendance was set on 13 September 2009, when 13,402 spectators attended Telenor Arena to watch a game against Rosenborg BK. The record attendance at Nadderud Stadion of approximately 10,000 spectators dates from the quarter-final of the 1970 Norwegian Cup, a game Stabæk lost 2–4 against Strømsgodset.[4]

Chairman[edit]

On 4 February 2010, Einar Schultz was elected chairman of Stabæk, replacing Ingebrigt Steen Jensen. Schultz has held various positions in the Stabæk system over the last five years. In February 2012, Kjell Johnsen was elected the new chairman of Stabæk Fotball. Johnsen was replaced in 2013 by Espen Moe.

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 5 Greece Panachaiki  – 1–1 3rd Symbol delete vote.svg
Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn 5–0  –
Belgium Racing Genk  – 3–4
Russia Dynamo Moscow 1–1  –
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Serbia Vojvodina 1–2 2–3 3–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999–00 UEFA Cup First round Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 0–2 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Malta Floriana 2–0 1–1 3–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second round France Auxerre 0–2 0–3 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Northern Ireland Linfield 4–0 1–1 5–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
First round Belgium Anderlecht 1–2 1–0 2–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Finland Haka 3–1 3–1 6–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
First round France Sochaux 0–5 0–4 0–9 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round France Rennes 2–1 0–2 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Albania Tirana 4–0 1–1 5–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Third qualifying round Denmark Copenhagen 0–0 1–3 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round Spain Valencia 0–3 1–4 1–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Belarus Dnepr Mogilev 2–2 1–1 3–3 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Finland JJK Jyväskylä 3–2 0–2 3–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Wales Connah's Quay Nomads 0–1 0–0 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg

Honours[edit]

Recent history[edit]

Stabæk Fotball seasons[5]
Season League Pos Pld W D L GS GA Pts Cup Notes
1994 1. divisjon promoted 2 22 13 3 6 43 32 42 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
1995 Tippeligaen 9 26 9 6 11 36 40 33 Fourth round
1996 Tippeligaen 6 26 9 9 8 47 45 36 Quarter-final UEFA Intertoto Cup
1997 Tippeligaen 5 26 13 4 9 33 35 43 Quarter-final UEFA Intertoto Cup
1998 Tippeligaen 3 26 16 5 5 63 29 53 Champions UEFA Cup
1999 Tippeligaen 5 26 14 4 8 58 49 46 Fourth round UEFA Intertoto Cup
2000 Tippeligaen 5 26 12 6 8 59 33 42 Third round
2001 Tippeligaen 4 26 14 3 9 45 39 45 Fourth round UEFA Cup
2002 Tippeligaen 5 26 12 6 8 48 34 42 Semi-final
2003 Tippeligaen 3 26 11 9 6 51 35 42 Fourth round UEFA Cup
2004 Tippeligaen relegated 13 26 7 6 13 25 40 27 Semi-final Relegated to the 1. divisjon
2005 1. divisjon promoted 1 30 20 7 3 63 23 67 Quarter-final Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2006 Tippeligaen 5 26 10 9 7 53 36 39 Third round
2007 Tippeligaen 2 26 14 6 6 53 38 48 Semi-final UEFA Cup
2008 Tippeligaen 1 26 16 6 4 58 24 54 Final UEFA Champions League
2009 Tippeligaen 3 30 15 8 7 52 34 53 Quarter-final UEFA Europa League
2010 Tippeligaen 12 30 11 6 13 46 47 39 Third round
2011 Tippeligaen 10 30 11 6 13 44 50 39 Third round UEFA Europa League
2012 Tippeligaen relegated 16 30 5 2 23 25 69 17 Third round Relegated to the 1. divisjon
2013 1. divisjon promoted 2 30 14 10 6 51 46 52 Fourth round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2014 Tippeligaen 9 30 11 6 13 44 52 39 Semi-final
2015 Tippeligaen 3 30 17 5 8 54 43 56 Semi-final UEFA Europa League
2016 Tippeligaen 14 30 8 7 15 35 42 31 Fourth round Reprieved from relegation after play-off
2017 Eliteserien 9 30 10 9 11 46 50 39 Quarter-final
2018 Eliteserien 14 30 6 11 13 37 50 29 Third round Reprieved from relegation after play-off
2019 Eliteserien 8 30 10 10 10 38 36 40 Fourth round
2020 Eliteserien 8 30 9 12 9 41 45 39 Cancelled
2021 (in progress) Eliteserien 15 22 4 6 12 27 45 18

Records[edit]

  • Greatest home victory: 8–0 vs. Molde FK, 29 October 2006
  • Greatest away victory: 14–0 vs. Vestfossen IF, 12 May 2008
  • Heaviest home loss: 0–7 vs. Lillestrøm SK, 20 March 2011
  • Heaviest away loss: 1–8 vs. SK Brann, 24 May 2001
  • Highest attendance, Telenor Arena: 13 402 vs. Rosenborg BK, 13 September 2009
  • Highest average attendance, season: 9,472, 2009
  • Most appearances, total: 365, Norway Morten Skjønsberg (2001–2011, 2014–2017)
  • Most appearances, league: 320, Norway Morten Skjønsberg (2001–2011, 2014–2017)
  • Most goals scored, total: 111, Sweden Daniel Nannskog (2005–2009)
  • Most goals scored, league: 101, Sweden Daniel Nannskog (2005–2010)
  • Most goals scored, Eliteserien: 62, Sweden Daniel Nannskog (2006–2009)
  • Most goals scored, season: 32, Sweden Daniel Nannskog (2005)
  • Most goals scored, Eliteserien, season: 19, Norway Petter Belsvik (1998), Sweden Daniel Nannskog (2006; 2007)

Current players[edit]

As of 18 October 2021[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Norway NOR Marius Amundsen Ulla
2 DF Denmark DEN Kasper Pedersen
3 DF Norway NOR Yaw Ihle Amankwah (captain)
4 DF Norway NOR Simen Wangberg
5 DF Slovakia SVK Ivan Mesík (on loan from Nordsjælland)
6 MF Ivory Coast CIV Luc Kassi
7 MF Ivory Coast CIV Mathis Bolly (on loan from Molde)
8 MF Norway NOR Fredrik Haugen
9 FW Norway NOR Pål Alexander Kirkevold
10 MF Norway NOR Markus Solbakken
11 MF Norway NOR Kornelius Normann Hansen
12 GK Sweden SWE Marcus Sandberg
14 MF Norway NOR Bernt Torgersen
15 DF Norway NOR Sturla Ottesen
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF Norway NOR Martin Høyland
18 DF Norway NOR Jeppe Moe
19 DF Sweden SWE Victor Wernersson (on loan from Mechelen)
20 MF Norway NOR Aleksander Andresen
21 DF Norway NOR Thomas Vold
22 MF Denmark DEN Sammy Skytte
23 FW Norway NOR Oliver Valaker Edvardsen
24 MF Norway NOR Kaloyan Kostadinov
26 MF Portugal POR Tomás Podstawski
27 DF Norway NOR Nicolas Pignatel Jenssen
30 DF Norway NOR Peder Vogt
67 MF Belgium BEL Tortol Lumanza
77 FW Norway NOR Fitim Azemi
80 FW Norway NOR Herman Geelmuyden
84 GK Norway NOR Jonas Vatne Brauti

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
88 FW Norway NOR Christopher Cheng (on loan at Strømmen until 31 December 2021)

Managers[edit]

As of 18 October 2021
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Lars Tjernås 1993 1995
Hans Backe 1 January 1996 31 December 1997
Anders Linderoth 1 January 1998 26 May 2001
Gaute Larsen 26 May 2001 28 September 2004
Pål Berg (interim) 29 September 2004 30 November 2004 5 1 1 3 020.00
Jan Jönsson 1 December 2004 31 December 2010 203 109 47 47 053.69
Jörgen Lennartsson 1 January 2011[7] 27 November 2011[8] 33 13 6 14 039.39
Petter Belsvik 2 January 2012[9] 23 November 2013[10] 69 24 12 33 034.78
Bob Bradley 3 January 2014[11] 10 November 2015 72 38 11 23 052.78
Billy McKinlay 30 November 2015[2] 8 July 2016[3] 14 3 1 10 021.43
Toni Ordinas 8 July 2016 27 June 2018[12] 60 17 20 23 028.33
Henning Berg 4 July 2018[13] 6 June 2019 23 5 7 11 021.74
Jan Jönsson 11 June 2019[14] 4 July 2021 64 19 24 21 029.69
Eirik Kjønø 9 July 2021[1] present 15 5 3 7 033.33

Women's team[edit]

Stabæk Fotball also fields a women's team. In 2009, Stabæk became the first Norwegian association football club with both their men's and women’s teams in the premier divisions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eirik Kjønø er Stabæks nye hovedtrener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Fra Bob til Billy". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 30 November 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Billy McKinlay fratrer som trener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 8 July 2016. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Fakta om Stadion". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Stabæk Fotball". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Amedia. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Lag". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Ekslusivt intervju: Jørgen Lennartsson ny hovedtrener i Stabæk Fotball". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Jörgen Lennartsson klar för IF Elfsborg". svenskafans.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Belsvik ny Stabæk-trener: – Vi kan overraske". vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  10. ^ Holden, Lillian (23 November 2013). "Opprykkstrener Belsvik fikk jobb i andredivisjon". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Former United States and Egypt Coach Bob Bradley Appointed Stabaek Boss". insidefutbol.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Ordinas ferdig som A-lagstrener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Henning Berg ny Stabæk-trener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Bekreftet: Jönsson ny Stabæk-trener". www.vg.no (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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