Vimmerby IF

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Vimmerby IF
Vimmerby IF.png
Full name Vimmerby Idrottsförening
Nickname(s) VIF
Founded 1919
Ground Vimarvallen
Vimmerby
Sweden
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Magnus Budo Eriksson
Head Coach Christer Eriksson
Coach Johan Fröberg
Kjell Carlsson
League Division 2 Södra Svealand

Vimmerby IF, founded in 1919, is a Swedish professional football club located in Vimmerby in Kalmar County.[1] VIF won the 2009–10 Swedish Futsal Championship [2] and are Sweden's representative in the 2010–11 UEFA Futsal Cup.

Background[edit]

Since their foundation Vimmerby IF has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 2 Södra Svealand which is the fourth tier of Swedish football. They play their home matches at the Vimarvallen in Vimmerby.[3]

In autumn 2009, the city council made the exciting decision to build an artificial turf training facility in conjunction with current Ceosvallen. The Arena Ceos Project will be the biggest project since the club was formed in 1919. VIF has worked earnestly for decades to bring about a relocation of the main arena and to get proper winter training opportunities. The municipality's commitment is to build and own the facility and to lease it to Vimmerby IF who will manage the operation of both artificial grass and other green spaces in the Ceosvallen.[4]

Vimmerby IF are affiliated to the Smålands Fotbollförbund.[5]

Player[edit]

Futsal[edit]

A great achievement for Vimmerby IF has been winning the 2009–10 Swedish Futsal Championship. In the final against IFK Skövde who had won the previous 4 championships, VIK came back from 5–2 down with 5 minutes remaining to win 6–5 with a dramatic last minute winner.[6] The club were Sweden's representative in the 2010–11 UEFA Futsal Cup but were knocked out in the preliminary round in a group held at Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. The group comprised Kremlin-Bicêtre United (France), CFE/VDL Groep (Holland), Keflavík ÍF (Iceland) and Vimmerby IF with the winners Kremlin-Bicêtre United progressing into the next round.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 2nd
1994 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 1st Promoted
1995 Tier 4 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 11th Relegated
1996 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 8th
1997 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 9th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
1998 Tier 6 Division 5 Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1999 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 2nd
2000 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Nordöstra 2nd
2001 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Östra Elit 5th
2002 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Östra Elit 8th
2003 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Östra Elit 8th
2004 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Östra Elit 10th
2005 Tier 5 Division 4 Småland Östra Elit 4th
2006* Tier 6 Division 4 Småland Norra Elit 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 4th
2008 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 4th
2009 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 6th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 2nd
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 8th
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Svealand 8th
2014 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 5th

[7] [8] [9]

Attendances[edit]

In recent seasons Vimmerby IFs have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2006 Not available Div Småland Norra Elit Tier 6
2007 397 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2008 406 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2009 480 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2010 589 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [10]

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