Stavanger IF Fotball

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Stavanger IF
Full nameStavanger Idrettsforening
Nickname(s)SIF
Founded17 September 1905
GroundSIF Stadion (nicknamed Siffen)
Capacity1,100
ChairmanKjell Egil Fjeldså
League5. divisjon
20185. divisjon, 9th of 10

Stavanger IF Fotball, the football division of Stavanger Idrettsforening, is a football club from Stavanger, Norway. In Rogaland, they are colloquially called Sif or Stavanger.

SIF reached the semi finals of the Norwegian Football Cup in 1912, 1914, 1929 and 1930. Its latest stint in the First Division, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system, was in 2009. The club is currently playing in 5. divisjon, the sixth tier of Norwegian football.

History[edit]

The club was founded 17 September 1905. They were the dominating club in Stavanger up until the 1930s, and reached the semi-finals of the Norwegian Football Cup in 1912, 1914, 1929 and 1930. One of the club's profiles from that period, Sverre Berg-Johannesen, was the first player from Rogaland to be capped for the Norway national football team.

After World War Two, Viking FK took over as the dominating football club in Stavanger. SIF went on to play in lower divisions, and the club was also passed by FK Vidar (another club from Stavanger) in terms of league position and achievements in the 1980s.

Per Ravn Omdal, president of the Norwegian Football Association from 1987 to 1992 and the current vice president of UEFA, started his active career with SIF.

With Roger Nilsen as manager, SIF was promoted to 2. divisjon in 2006. On 25 October 2008, SIF secured promotion to 1. divisjon for the 2009 season after winning their group in 2. divisjon, but were relegated back to 2. divisjon for the 2010 season. They were promptly relegated again, to 3. divisjon in 2010.

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup Notes
Division Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pts
2001 4. divisjon 8th 20 7 1 12 26 50 22
2002 4. divisjon relegated 10th 22 5 2 15 34 57 17 Relegated
2003 5. divisjon promoted 1st 16 12 2 2 65 23 38 Promoted
2004 4. divisjon promoted 1st 22 18 4 0 105 23 58 Promoted
2005 3. divisjon 2nd 22 15 5 2 69 23 50
2006 3. divisjon promoted 1st 22 18 2 2 71 14 56 First round Promoted
2007 2. divisjon 2nd 26 17 1 8 62 27 52 First round
2008 2. divisjon promoted 1st 26 20 3 3 63 23 61 Second round Promoted
2009 1. divisjon relegated 15th 30 6 11 13 35 55 29 Third round Relegated
2010 2. divisjon relegated 14th 26 3 6 17 29 70 14 Second round Relegated
2011 3. divisjon 6th 26 11 8 7 49 42 35 Second qualifying round
2012 3. divisjon relegated 12th 26 7 3 16 38 82 24 First round Relegated
2013 4. divisjon 6th 22 9 2 11 61 51 29 First round
2014 4. divisjon relegated 11th 22 4 2 16 37 95 14 Relegated
2015 5. divisjon 9th 22 7 3 12 46 79 24
2016 5. divisjon 5th 20 10 2 8 47 44 32
2017 5. divisjon 8th 20 8 1 11 45 52 25
2018 5. divisjon 9th 18 5 4 9 39 53 19 Avoided relegation through play-offs

Stadium[edit]

SIF currently play their home matches at SIF Stadion, which is located in Bekkefaret in Stavanger. Prior to the 2009 season in 1. divisjon, the stadium was upgraded with a new seated spectator stand and improved facilities for players and match officials.

Unlike other stadiums in Stavanger, like Viking Stadion and Stavanger Stadion, SIF Stadion has an artificial turf.

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