Alta Idrettsforening is a sports club from Alta, Norway. The club is most known for its association football department, which played in the 1. divisjon until 2014. Alta currently plays in 2. divisjon, the third tier of the Norwegian football league system. The club was newly promoted for the 2008 season; its last stint up to that time in the division came in 2005, when they finished last. The team finished 14th in the 2009 season. In 2012 a new relegation came after finishing last once again. It took them only one year to come back.

Alta
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Full nameAlta Idrettsforening
Founded29 May 1927; 94 years ago (1927-05-29)
GroundAlta Idrettspark, Finnmarkshallen
Capacity3,000, 1,000
ChairmanTron Møller Natland
Head coachVidar Johnsen
League2. divisjon
20212. divisjon Group 1, 6th of 14

They play at Alta Idrettspark, or indoor at Finnmarkshallen when snow and other weather conditions render the pitch unusable. Their attendance record of about 3,000 was set in 1995 against Rosenborg. Notable former players include Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen and Tore Reginiussen.

On December 11, 2018 Alta I.F signed Bryant Lazaro as the head coach, appointed to start January 1 2019.[1]

Recent historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 2. divisjon 5 26 13 1 12 60 57 40 Second round
2002 2. divisjon  1 26 18 2 6 79 38 56 Third round Promoted to the 1. divisjon
2003 1. divisjon   16 30 3 4 23 31 76 13 Second round Relegated to the 2. divisjon
2004 2. divisjon  1 26 21 0 5 95 21 63 First round Promoted to the 1. divisjon
2005 1. divisjon   16 30 5 5 20 28 62 20 Fourth round Relegated to the 2. divisjon
2006 2. divisjon 2 26 16 6 4 75 36 54 First round
2007 2. divisjon  1 26 16 4 6 71 37 52 Third round Promoted to the 1. divisjon
2008 1. divisjon 14 30 8 2 20 49 66 26 Third round
2009 1. divisjon 6 30 12 6 12 50 49 42 Fourth round
2010 1. divisjon 8 28 10 6 12 41 51 36 Third round
2011 1. divisjon 11 30 10 9 11 45 51 39 Quarter-final
2012 1. divisjon   16 30 4 10 16 30 61 21 Third round Relegated to the 2. divisjon
2013 2. divisjon  1 26 18 3 5 71 35 57 Fourth round Promoted to the 1. divisjon
2014 1. divisjon   13 30 9 7 14 33 51 34 Second round Relegated to the 2. divisjon
2015 2. divisjon 6 26 12 6 8 65 43 42 First round
2016 2. divisjon 7 26 12 4 10 58 44 40 Third round
2017 2. divisjon 4 26 13 7 6 42 24 46 Second round
2018 2. divisjon 5 26 14 3 9 39 28 45 Third round
2019 2. divisjon 6 26 12 5 9 44 41 41 Third round
2020 2. divisjon 4 17 9 2 6 33 26 29 Cancelled
2021 2. divisjon 6 26 12 5 9 49 47 41 Third round

Current squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   LVA Maris Eltermanis
3 DF   NOR Øyvind Veseth Olsen
4 DF   NOR Mats Frede Hansen (Captain)
5 DF   NOR Jørgen Steffensen Lamark
7 MF   NOR Dag Andreas Balto
9 MF   NOR Håvard Nome
10 MF   NOR Mathias Dahl Abelsen
11 FW   NOR Tom Emaus
14 MF   NOR Felix Adrian Jacobsen
15 MF   NOR Magnus Andersen
16 DF   NOR Niklas Antonsen
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   NOR Peder Brekke
19 DF   NOR Runar Overvik
20 DF   NOR Hans Norbye
21 GK   NOR Mats Trige (on loan from Tromsø)
22 FW   NOR Jørgen Hammari
23 FW   NOR Christian Reginiussen
24 FW   NOR Emil Pedersen Winther
28 MF   NOR Kristian Holsbø
29 MF   NOR Johannes Johansen-Rolland
30 DF   NOR Tobias Vonheim Norbye
33 FW   GER Thilo Wilke
40 DF   NOR Jonathan Vonheim Norbye

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NRK (2018-12-11). "Har funnet Floviks erstatter". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2018-12-15.

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