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Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball

Kongsvinger
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Full name Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball
Nickname(s) KIL
Founded 31 January 1892; 122 years ago (1892-01-31)
Ground Gjemselund Stadion
Kongsvinger
Ground Capacity 5,202
Chairman Vidar Bråten
Manager André Bergdølmo
League Second Division
2013 Adeccoligaen, 14th (relegated)

Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kongsvinger in Hedmark, founded in 1892. Its home ground is Gjemselund Stadion. It is part of sporting association, Kongsvinger IL.

Despite limited financial resources, Kongsvinger played in the Norwegian Premier League for 17 straight seasons between 1983 and 1999. Among the club's achievements were a silver medal in the league in 1992, bronze in 1986 and 1987 and a 1-1 draw against football powerhouse Juventus in the UEFA Cup 1993-94. Kongsvinger dropped out of the top flight in 1999, in the end struggling both financially and on the pitch. Only two years later another relegation sent the team down to the Second Division, level three in Norwegian football. After a mediocre interlude in the 2002 season, former HamKam player Vegard Skogheim took over the job as Kongsvinger manager in 2003, instilling new enthusiasm into a young squad of part-timers. In 2003, the team went undefeated in their division and secured promotion back to the First Division, the second-highest level. The success continued in 2004, and the newly promoted team surprised many experts by managing third place in the league, and thereby earning the right to two playoff matches for promotion against the club that finished third last in the Norwegian Premier League, Bodø/Glimt. Kongsvinger won the first match 1-0, but lost the second 0-4, giving away both the aggregate win and the right to play in the Premier League to Bodø/Glimt. Kongsvinger finished First League as 3rd and qualified for promotion-relegation play-offs in 2009 season. Kongsvinger beat Sogndal 3-1 on November 6 at home and faced with Sparta Sarpsborg 08. The club lost first match its rival 3-2 at away on November 9 but beat it 3-1 (5-4 aggregate) at home on November 12 and returned to Norwegian Premier League after 10 years absence. The team got relegated and was back in the First Division for the 2011 season. The club was relegated to the Second Division in 2013.

HonoursEdit

Recent historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 1. Divisjon relegated 14 30 8 5 17 33 57 29 Second round Relegated to 2. Divisjon
2002 2. Divisjon 7 26 11 4 11 36 31 37 Second round
2003 2. Divisjon promoted 1 26 22 4 0 62 23 70 Second round Promoted to 1. Divisjon
2004 1. Divisjon 3 30 16 5 9 53 42 53 Fourth round Lost playoffs for promotion
2005 1. Divisjon 10 30 11 4 15 41 48 37 Second round
2006 1. Divisjon 7 30 11 10 9 39 42 42 Third round
2007 1. Divisjon 4 30 16 5 9 56 42 53 Third round
2008 1. Divisjon 13 30 8 6 16 33 58 30 Third round
2009 1. Divisjon promoted 3 30 18 2 10 52 37 56 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen through playoffs
2010 Tippeligaen relegated 15 30 4 8 18 27 58 20 Fourth round Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2011 1. Divisjon 7 30 14 7 9 50 36 49 Third round
2012 1. Divisjon 9 30 12 3 15 44 48 39 Third round
2013 1. Divisjon relegated 14 30 7 10 13 37 54 31 Third round Relegated to the 2. Divisjon
2014 (in progress) 2. Divisjon 6 21 11 3 7 48 34 36 Third round

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European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup 1R Sweden Öster 4–1 3–1 7–2
2R Italy Juventus 1–1 0–2 1–3

Current squadEdit

As of 16 February 2013[2]

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

No. Position Player
3 Norway DF Tom Even Skogsrud
4 Norway MF Adrian Ovlien
5 Norway MF Tobias Henanger
6 Nigeria FW Henry Ikwuazom
7 Norway FW Ole Moltzau
9 Norway FW Magnus Myklebust
10 Norway DF Espen Nystuen
11 Norway FW Bajram Ajeti
12 Sweden GK Robin Bengtsson
13 Norway MF Niklas Rekdal
No. Position Player
14 Norway FW Emil Henrik Hahne Berger
15 Ivory Coast MF Francois Yabre
17 Ivory Coast FW Emile Noe Dadjo
19 Norway DF Gøran Wigum
20 Norway FW Magnus Solum
21 Norway MF Fredrik Mani Pålerud
22 Norway MF Martin Ellingsen
24 United States GK Markus Kyle Dickerson
25 Norway FW Patrick Hansen

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2011–12 and transfers summer 2012.

Former players and managersEdit

Famous playersEdit

ManagersEdit

StatisticsEdit

  • Most spectators at a home match: 10213 (KIL-Juventus 1993, played at Ullevaal Stadion)
  • Most spectators at a home match at Gjemselund Stadion: 6794 (KIL-Vålerenga 1983)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ "A-laget spillere". kil.no. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 

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