Sogndal Fotball

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Sogndal
Sogndal IL logo.svg
Full nameSogndal Fotball
FoundedFebruary 19, 1926; 93 years ago (1926-02-19)
GroundFosshaugane Campus
Sogndal
Capacity5,622
ChairmanTor Arne Ness
Head coachEirik Bakke
League1. divisjon
20191. divisjon, 6th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Sogndal Fotball is the association football department of Norwegian sports club Sogndal IL from Sogndal in Vestland. The club was founded in 1926. The men's team currently plays in 1. divisjon, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. The club's home matches are played at the 5,622 capacity Fosshaugane Campus.[1]

In 1976, the men's team were runners-up in the Norwegian Cup, losing 2–1 against SK Brann.[2] Sogndal became the first third tier side to play a Norwegian Cup final. The 2017 season is Sogndal's most recent in Eliteserien, the top division. Eirik Bakke is the current head coach of the club since taking over on 1 January 2019.[3]

History[edit]

Eirik Bakke had to spells at Sogndal as player and is currently head coach at the club

Sogndal IL was founded 19 February 1926. The club's breakthrough in Norwegian football came in 1976, when they as a third tier side reached the final of the 1976 Norwegian Cup. Sogndal lost the final against Brann at Ullevaal Stadion with the score 2–1, Knut Christiansen scored Sogndal's goal.[4] They played their first top division season in 1982, a season which the team ended the season in 11th position and relegation back to the second tier.[4]

In the 1988 season, Sogndal's second season in the first tier, Sogndal finished in sixth place, their best ever finishing position. The club was relegated to the second tier in the following 1989 season. Sogndal won group A in the 1990 2. divisjon and won promotion. During the 1990s, Sogndal played five season in the first tier. In 1999, Sogndal received a trensfer fee reported to be around NOK 40 million when Eirik Bakke was sold to Leeds United.[4] From 2001 to 2004, Sogndal played four consecutive seasons in the top division, an achievement they repeated in the seasons 2011–14. The men's team was promoted to the 2011 Tippeligaen after winning the 2010 1. divisjon. In 2015, Sogndal won the 1. divisjon, their sixth second tier title. HamKam and Lyn are the other clubs with six Norwegian second tier titles.

In 2017, Sogndal relegated from Eliteserien, their eighth relegation from the top division, after losing the relegation play-offs on a penlty shoot-out against Ranheim.[5]

Stadium[edit]

Fosshaugane Campus in September 2012.

The club's stadium is Fosshaugane Campus. The stadium was renovated and reopened in 2006 and the name Campus was added because the local Sogn og Fjordane University College and high school is located in the stadium. The capacity is 5,622.

The attendance record of 7,025 spectators dates from the 1976 Norwegian Cup quarter-final against Start.

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2004 Tippeligaen relegated 14 26 5 7 14 39 57 22 Third round Relegated to 1. divisjon
2005 1. divisjon 7 30 11 8 11 47 51 41 Third round
2006 1. divisjon 6 30 11 8 8 43 41 44 Fourth round
2007 1. divisjon 7 30 13 5 12 48 44 44 First round
2008 1. divisjon 4 30 15 9 6 53 36 54 Fourth round
2009 1. divisjon 4 30 14 12 4 46 29 54 Fourth round
2010 1. divisjon promoted 1 28 17 5 6 51 28 56 Quarter-final Promoted to Tippeligaen
2011 Tippeligaen 14 30 8 10 12 24 31 34 Fourth round
2012 Tippeligaen 12 30 8 10 12 29 37 34 First round
2013 Tippeligaen 12 30 8 9 13 33 48 33 Fourth round
2014 Tippeligaen relegated 15 30 6 6 18 31 49 24 Fourth round Relegated to 1. divisjon
2015 1. divisjon promoted 1 30 18 8 4 59 31 62 Third round Promoted to Tippeligaen
2016 Tippeligaen 11 30 8 12 10 33 37 36 Third round
2017 Eliteserien relegated 14 30 8 8 14 38 48 32 Third round Relegated to 1. divisjon
2018 1. divisjon 4 30 15 6 9 47 31 51 Second round
2019 1. divisjon 6 30 13 6 11 51 38 45 Third round

Achievements[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 January 2020[6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Renze Fij
2 Norway DF Tomas Totland
3 Norway DF Per Magnus Steiring
4 United States DF Stefan Antonijevic
5 Norway DF Daniel Eid
6 Norway DF Axel Kryger
7 Norway MF Sivert Mannsverk
8 Norway MF Tomas Kristoffersen
10 Nigeria FW Akor Jerome Adams
11 Norway FW Andreas Hoven
14 Norway DF Ole Martin Rindarøy
15 Norway MF Joachim Soltvedt
No. Position Player
16 Norway DF Eirik Lereng
18 Norway FW Kristoffer Hoven
19 Norway MF Tobias Bjørnebye
20 Norway FW Markus Brændsrød
21 Norway GK Geir Stenehjem
22 Norway DF Eivind Helgelsen
24 Norway MF Sixten Dalen Jensen
25 Senegal MF Alioune Ndour
26 Norway MF Jonas Fredriksen
27 Norway DF Adrian Solberg
30 Nigeria DF Igoh Ogbu (on loan from Rosenborg)
37 Norway GK Håvard Hetle

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

Former players[edit]

Coaching and administrative staff[edit]

Head coach Eirik Bakke
Assistant Coach Rune Bolseth
Assistant Coach Marius Lenni Bøe
Goalkeeping Coach Geir Stenehjem
Head of medical/Physical Coach Didrik Sundsbø
Chairman Rolf Navarsete
Director Yngve Hallèn
Director Sport Anders Giske

Records[edit]

  • Most appearances: 611, Asle Hillestad
  • Most goals: 321, Svein Bakke
  • Most goals, Eliteserien: 46, Håvard Flo
  • Biggest win, Eliteserien: 5–0 vs. Odd, 15 June 2003
  • Biggest defeat, Eliteserien: 0–9 vs. Stabæk, 25 October 2009

Managerial history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fakta om Fosshaugane Campus". sogndalfotball.no (in Norwegian). Sogndal Fotball. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. ^ "40 år sidan den største kampen". nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Eirik Bakke blir ny trener i Sogndal". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Fotballaget Sogndal". allkunne.no (in Norwegian). Nynorsk kultursentrum. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Sogndal rykket ned". ba.no (in Norwegian). Bergensavisen. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Førstelaget spelarar". Sogndal Fotball. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.

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