Vålerengens IF

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Vålerengens IF
Vålerenga Oslo logo.svg
Full nameVålerengens Idrettsforening
Founded1913
Colours               Blue, White, Red
WebsiteClub home page
Active departments of Vålerengens Idrettsforening
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Football (Men's) Football Reserves (Men's) Vålerenga Bredde
Football pictogram.svg Ice hockey pictogram.svg American football pictogram.svg
Football (Women's) Ice hockey American football
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eSports Chess

Vålerengens Idrettsforening is a Norwegian multi-sports club from the neighbourhood Vålerenga in Oslo, founded on 29 July 1913.

It has sections for football, ice hockey, american football, handball, floorball and skiing. The football team, ice hockey team and the american football team are all multiple national champions.

Former sports include athletics, bandy, basketball and wrestling. The club became national champions in bandy for women in 1984, 1986, 1987, and 1988.

The board of directors of Vålerengens IF is chaired by Stein Morisse.[1]

Major clubs[edit]

Vålerenga Ishockey[edit]

Vålerenga Ishockey is the most successful club in Norway and the ice hockey club in Scandinavia with most titles, with 29 regular season titles and 26 playoff championships. They play their home games at Jordal Amfi, close to the neighborhood where the club was established.

Vålerenga Fotball[edit]

The association football club has won five league titles since the club was founded in 1913. They play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion.

Other clubs[edit]

Vålerenga Trolls[edit]

Vålerenga Trolls is the American football department of the club. They play their games at Jordal Idrettspark.

Vålerenga Sjakklubb[edit]

Vålerenga Sjakklubb, also known as Vålerenga Sjakk, is the chess department of the club. In March 2018, the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, joined the club.[2] Vålerenga Sjakklubb will participate in the 2018 European Chess Club Cup..[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Board of directors
  2. ^ "Magnus Carlsen klar for Vålerenga – ønsker å spille «sjakkens mesterliga»" (in Norwegian). NRK. 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "NRK-ekspert legger merke til Carlsens pengeavtale: – Veldig interessant" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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