Fotballklubben Kvik (FK Kvik) is a Norwegian association football club from Trondheim. To avoid confusion with the other Norwegian football club named Kvik, which was also known as FK Kvik until 1997, FK Kvik is sometimes referred to as Kvik Trondheim. The club was founded in 1900, and is the oldest football club in Trondheim.[2]

Kvik
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Full nameFotballklubben Kvik
Founded6 October 1900; 122 years ago (1900-10-06)
GroundRosenborgbanen, Trondheim
League4. divisjon
20184. divisjon Group 2, 4th of 12[1]

HistoryEdit

Kvik was founded in 1900. For its first fifteen years of existence, Kvik dominated regional football. In 1915, the team reached the semifinal in the Norwegian Football Cup, where it lost 0–3 to Kvik Halden.[3] FK Kvik considers the 1920s to be its golden age.[4] During the 1920s, Kvik played three cup quarter finals, in 1922, 1923, and 1925.[2]

In 1947–48, Kvik participated in the first post-war season of the League of Norway (a predecessor of the Eliteserien).[5] After this season, the league system was changed, and the number of teams at the highest level of Norwegian football decreased from 74 to 16. In this new league system, Kvik played two seasons in the Main League, 1951–52 and 1954–55.[6][7]

After the 1955–56 season, Kvik found itself playing at the second highest level of Norwegian football. At this time, it competed with several other teams, including Rosenborg BK, over the status of the best football team in Trondheim.[3] Bjørn Hansen, who would later become a professional football manager, played for Kvik during this era.[8]

In 1968, Kvik was relegated to the third highest level.[4] After this, Kvik has not reached its former heights. It currently plays in the Norwegian Fourth Division, the fifth highest level of Norwegian football.[9]

Kvik had a women's football team from 1979 to 1998.[4] Since 1981, Kvik has hosted an indoor football cup, Kvik Cup.

In the first round of the 2006 Norwegian Cup, Kvik played against its former rivals Rosenborg BK, by then one of the best football clubs in Norway. Rosenborg won the match 8–1.[10] After the match, Rosenborg player Per Ciljan Skjelbred commented that Kvik "kept at it like heroes".[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabell 3. divisjon, avdeling 10 2012". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Myren, Thomas (2006-05-09). "Da Kvik var fienden". Byavisa Trondheim (in Norwegian). Trondheim. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  3. ^ a b Monssen, Håkon; Bjørkavåg, Eyvind W. (2006-05-08). "Rosenborg og Kvik: Et gammel gjensyn". Rosenborg Ballklub (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  4. ^ a b c "Historie". FK Kvik (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  5. ^ Oppslagsbok om norsk fotball. Wagner & Flust Forlag. 2000. p. 225. ISBN 82-92228-00-4.
  6. ^ Oppslagsbok om norsk fotball. Wagner & Flust Forlag. 2000. p. 228. ISBN 82-92228-00-4.
  7. ^ Oppslagsbok om norsk fotball. Wagner & Flust Forlag. 2000. p. 230. ISBN 82-92228-00-4.
  8. ^ Myhr, Odd Ragnar (2007-09-11). "Fk Kvik med ny start". Byavisa Trondheim (in Norwegian). Trondheim. Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  9. ^ "MENN 3. DIVISJON - fotball.no - Norges Fotballforbund". Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  10. ^ Stensås, Christer (2006-05-10). "Rosenborg trygt videre". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). Trondheim. Archived from the original on 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  11. ^ Monssen, Håkon (2006-05-10). "- Kviklaget sto på som helter". Rosenborg Ballklub (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2008-08-19.

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