Strømsgodset Toppfotball

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Strømsgodset
Strømsgodset IF logo.svg
Full nameStrømsgodset Toppfotball
Nickname(s)Godset
Founded10 February 1907; 113 years ago (10 February 1907)
GroundMarienlyst Stadion
Capacity8,935
ChairmanIvar Strømsjordet
ManagerHenrik Pedersen
LeagueEliteserien
2019Eliteserien, 11th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Strømsgodset Toppfotball is a Norwegian football club from Gulskogen in Drammen, who plays in Eliteserien. It is the elite football section of the multi-sports club Strømsgodset IF.

The multi-sports club was founded 10 February 1907, but the football team first found success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Led by the young striker Steinar Pettersen and his team-mates, the «Rødgata Boys» (nicknamed after the street most of them lived on), Strømsgodset got promoted from the fourth tier to the top flight in just a few years. The team then went on to win the top division in 1970 and the Norwegian Cup in 1969, 1970, 1973.

In the following decades, the club struggled more. However, the relegation to the third tier in 1986 was a turning point for the football team, and the club was promoted to the top flight again in 1989. In 1991, the club secured its fourth Norwegian Cup, and a turbulent decade followed, with promotions and relegations. In 1997 they lost the cup final, but secured bronze medals in the league.

After five years in the second tier, the economic situation had become a problem for the club, almost bringing it to bankruptcy in 2005. However, local investors saved the club, and this was the start of the second successful period. The club was promoted to Tippeligaen, won the Norwegian cup in 2010, and gradually grew into one of the best teams in Norway. A 2nd place in 2012 was followed by another championship in 2013, the club's second league title.

Home ground[edit]

Fireworks over stadium

Strømsgodset Toppfotball play their home games at Marienlyst Stadion. The stadium has been rebuilt several times, most recently with a new south end ("Klokkesvingen") in 2014. There, safe standing (rail seats) was installed, which increased the capacity to 8,935 in matches where standing supporters are allowed. Safe standing has also been installed in the north end. When an all-seating stadium is required, the capacity is 8,060.

Record attendance for the club is 16,687 against Rosenborg BK in 1969.[1] However, local rivals Mjøndalen holds the all-time record from a Cup semi final tie versus Viking in 1949, by approximately another thousand.

The stadium often goes under the name of "Gamle Gress" (meaning "Old turf")

Field measurements are 106 m x 68 m.

The turf has now been replaced with an artificial grass surface.

Marienlyst Stadium has frequently been used in Norway U21 International matches, and on 16 October 2012 when Norway U21 beat France U21 5–3 at Marienlyst and qualified for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, after France won 1–0 in the first play-off match.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Winners (2): 1970, 2013
Runners-up (2): 2012, 2015
Third (3): 1969, 1972, 1997
Winners (5): 1969, 1970, 1973, 1991, 2010
Runners-up (2): 1993, 1997
Winners (1): 2006

Strømsgodset in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R France Nantes 0–5 3–2 3–7
1971–72 European Cup 1R England Arsenal 1–3 0–4 1–7
1973–74 UEFA Cup 1R England Leeds United 1–1 1–6 2–7
1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R England Liverpool 0–1 0–11 0–12
1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup QR Israel Hapoel Petah Tikva 0–2 0–2 0–4
1998–99 UEFA Cup 2Q Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 0–1 1–1(aet)[a]
1R England Aston Villa 0–3 2–3 2–6
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 3Q Spain Atlético Madrid 0–2 1–2 1–4
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 2Q Hungary Debreceni VSC 2–2 3–0 5–2
3Q Czech Republic FK Jablonec 1–3 1–2 2–5
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q Romania Steaua București 0–1 0–2 0–3
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Albania FK Partizani 3–1 1–0 4–1
2Q Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav 0–1 2–1 2–2[b]
3Q Croatia Hajduk Split 0–2 0–2 0–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q Denmark SønderjyskE 2–2 (aet) 1–2 3–4
Notes
  1. ^ Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 Strømsgodset on aggregate. Strømsgodset won 4–2 on penalties.
  2. ^ Strømsgodset advanced on the away goals rule.

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2009 Tippeligaen 12 30 10 6 14 40 42 36 Second round
2010 Tippeligaen 7 30 13 4 13 51 59 43 Winner
2011 Tippeligaen 8 30 12 9 9 44 43 45 Fourth round
2012 Tippeligaen 2 30 17 7 6 62 40 58 Quarter-final
2013 Tippeligaen 1 30 19 6 5 66 26 63 Second round
2014 Tippeligaen 4 30 15 5 10 48 42 50 Third round
2015 Tippeligaen 2 30 17 6 7 67 44 57 Third round
2016 Tippeligaen 7 30 12 8 10 44 40 44 Semi-Final
2017 Eliteserien 4 30 14 8 8 45 37 50 Third round
2018 Eliteserien 13 30 7 10 13 46 48 31 Final
2019 Eliteserien 11 30 8 8 14 41 54 32 Third round
2020 (in progress) Eliteserien 9 12 4 3 5 16 23 15

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Players and staff[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 5 March 2020[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Viljar Myhra
2 Iceland DF Ari Leifsson
3 Norway DF Jonathan Parr
4 Cameroon DF Duplexe Tchamba (on loan from Strasbourg)
5 Norway DF Niklas Gunnarsson
7 Norway MF Herman Stengel (Vice-captain)
8 Norway MF Johan Hove
9 Denmark FW Marcus Mølvadgaard
10 Norway FW Moses Mawa
11 Norway FW Kristoffer Tokstad
14 Norway DF Nicholas Mickelson
17 Norway MF Tobias Fjeld Gulliksen
No. Position Player
19 Norway FW Halldor Stenevik
20 Denmark MF Mikkel Maigaard (Captain)
22 France DF Prosper Mendy
23 Latvia MF Jānis Ikaunieks
26 Norway DF Lars Christopher Vilsvik
40 Norway GK Morten Sætra
42 Nigeria MF Ipalibo Jack
56 Norway FW Mustapha Fofana
63 Norway FW Magnus Lankhof Dahlby
70 Norway DF Sondre Fosnæss Hansen
88 Norway FW Lars-Jørgen Salvesen
92 Kosovo MF Kreshnik Krasniqi

For season transfers, see transfers summer 2019 and transfers winter 2019–20.

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. Position Player
Norway GK Matias Finnestrand (at Florø until 31 December 2020)
Norway DF Mathias Fjeld Gulliksen (at Florø until 31 December 2020)
Norway DF Andreas Nyhagen (at Moss until 31 December 2020)
Norway FW Sebastian Pedersen (at Notodden until 31 August 2020)

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 12 February 2020[5]
Head coach Henrik Pedersen
Assistant coach Håkon Wibe Lund
Assistant coach Ronny Holmedal
Fitness coach Aaron Horne
Goalkeeper coach Anders Rønning
Physio Marius Hoel
Physio Andreas M. Ranvik
Player development Kjetil Lundebakken

Administrative staff[edit]

Chairman Ivar Strømsjordet
Managing director Dag Lindseth Andersen
Sports director Jostein Flo

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lie, Børre Ivar (21 June 2012). "Mjøndalen har rekorden på "Gamle Gress"" (in Norwegian). Drammens Tidende. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Norge klar for U21-EM". NRK. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).
  4. ^ "A-laget spillere". www.godset.no. Strømsgodset Toppfotball. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Lag / Strømsgodset" (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Trenere - Strømgodset". Strømsgodset Toppfotball. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01.

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