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Egersunds Idrettsklubb, commonly known as Egersund or EIK, is a Norwegian sports club from Egersund in Rogaland. The club has sections for football, handball and athletics, and is most known for its football team, which plays in the 2. divisjon, the third tier of the Norwegian football league system.

Egersund
Full nameEgersunds Idrettsklubb
Nickname(s)Tigrene (The Tigers), EIK
Founded16 September 1919
GroundIdrettsparken, Egersund
ChairmanPer Trygve Årstad
Head coachOjan Bijan
League2. divisjon
20192. divisjon Group 1, 4th of 14

HistoryEdit

The inhabitants of Egersund first started playing football late in the 19th century, after influence from the English pottery-workers in the city. In the beginning the football was not organized, but during the spring of 1909 Egersund Fodboldsklubb was founded. The club, who played in kits with yellow and black stripes, did not play any competitive matches, but is today considered the forerunner of Egersunds IK. After the First World War, the gymnastics club Egersunds TF created a football-team, and Egersunds IK was founded in September 1919 when the football section of Egersunds TF broke out to create its own club. The club soon joined the Football Association of Norway, and played its first match against Vidar.[1]

Egersunds IK first match in the Norwegian Cup was a 0–3 loss against Viking in the first round of the 1925 Norwegian Cup. The club played in local leagues until 1939, when they qualified for the top-tier of the new nationwide league, Norgesserien (League of Norway). The club's first season was interrupted by the Second World War, and when the league was reorganized after the war, Egersund ended up at the second tier. Further relegations followed, and the club has never been in the top tier of Norwegian football again. In 1957, Egersund were promoted to the second tier, and started one of the better periods of the club's history. A cup match away at Viking in Stavanger in 1960, drew a crowd of 4,269, the greatest attendance for any Egersund match, home or away. In the 1961 Norwegian Cup, Egersund eliminated Flekkefjord and Start to reach the third round of the Norwegian Cup, for the first time in history, where they lost 3–0 against Skeid at Bislett Stadion.[1]

In the early 2000s, Egersund played most seasons in the 3. divisjon, regularly fighting for promotion to the 2. divisjon. In 2006, the club employed former Northern Ireland international Jimmy Quinn as manager, but he left after a brief time. In 2011, the club finished second in the 3. divisjon behind Start 2, As Start was relegated from Tippeligaen, their reserve could not play at the third tier and Egersund was promoted instead.[2] The next season the team managed to survive a season in 2. divisjon without being relegated, for the first time in nearly 30 years. The club also reached the third round of the Norwegian Cup in 2012, for the first time since 1961, after eliminating Vidar 11–10 in a penalty shoot-out.[3]

After five successful years at the helm, Jone Mathiesen resigned as head coach in late 2012, being replaced by former Norway international Bengt Sæternes.[1] After an inconsistent 2013-season, Sæternes guided EIK to second place behind promoted Åsane in 2014, before leaving for Sandnes Ulf in November that year. He was replaced by former Swedish International Magnus Powell, who also managed to steer his team to a runners up spot behind Ullensaker/Kisa in 2015. Powell resigned in November 2015 to take over at Levanger FK. In December 2015 EIK appointed former Rangers player Maurice Ross as their new manager.

Notable footballersEdit

Kjell Iversen was the first former Egersunds-player to represent Norway, when he made his debut against Kuwait in 1982.[1] Bengt Sæternes is another former Egersund player that has been capped for Norway. Jørgen Tengesdal, Kai Ove Stokkeland, Johan Lædre Bjørdal, Valon Berisha, Veton Berisha, Zlatko Tripić and Stian Koldal has played in Tippeligaen after starting their career in Egersund. Most of these players have moved to Viking, which helps Egersund with development of young players. Tripic' transfer to Molde in 2011, caused resentment in Viking, who considered discontinuing the cooperation with Egersund.[4]

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2003 3. divisjon 3 22 12 6 4 53 31 42 First round
2004 3. divisjon   1 22 17 4 1 57 17 55 First round Promoted to 2. divisjon
2005 2. divisjon   12 26 5 8 13 34 51 23 First round Relegated to 3. divisjon
2006 3. divisjon 3 22 13 3 6 53 30 42 First round
2007 3. divisjon 9 26 9 6 11 42 44 33 First round
2008 3. divisjon 6 26 13 4 9 58 39 43 First qualifying round
2009 3. divisjon 3 26 17 4 5 75 35 55 First round
2010 3. divisjon 2 26 19 1 6 76 28 58 Second qualifying round
2011 3. divisjon   2 26 15 9 2 83 23 54 First round Promoted to 2. divisjon
2012 2. divisjon 10 26 9 8 9 46 45 35 Third round
2013 2. divisjon 7 26 10 5 11 41 45 35 Second round
2014 2. divisjon 2 26 14 6 6 48 36 48 Third round
2015 2. divisjon 2 26 16 7 3 55 22 55 First round
2016 2. divisjon 3 26 13 4 9 48 28 43 Second round
2017 2. divisjon 9 26 8 10 8 40 29 34 Third round
2018 2. divisjon 4 26 12 8 6 47 28 44 Third round
2019 2. divisjon 4 26 13 6 7 60 36 45 Second round

Source:[5]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 April 2019[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   GK Nicolai Larsen Berg
2   DF Stian Sleveland
3   DF Marius Andersen
4   DF Kevin Jablinski
5   MF Aleksander Corovic
6   MF Henning Romslo
7   MF Chris Sleveland
8   MF Sverre Larshus Larsen
9   DF Kim Robert Nyborg
10   MF Kenneth Grande
11   FW Markus Naglestad
15   FW Sander Haugstad
No. Position Player
16   GK Deniss Korneiciks
19   MF Morten Bjørlo
20   DF Juanma Cordero
21   DF Manuel González
22   FW Erixon Danso
23   MF Sander Remme
32   GK Odin Grimsrud Noreng
33   DF Marcel Wawrzynkiewicz
42   FW Bubacarr Sumareh
45   FW Mathias Perttamo
88   GK Grzegorz Flasza
99   FW Marius Koldal

AthleticsEdit

The club hosted the Norwegian half-marathon championships in 1990,[7] the relays championship in 1996,[8] and the short course cross-country running championships in 2009.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "The history of EIK". Egersunds IK. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. ^ "EIK jubler for opprykk" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. 20 November 2011. Archived from the original on 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. ^ Fintland, Ola (9 May 2012). "Vill EIK-jubel etter straffedrama" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ Nilssen, Stig (3 August 2011). "Viking rasende etter at Molde snappet talent" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Egersund". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Amedia. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Spillerstall A-laget 2019". Egersunds IK. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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