Gamle Oslo FK

Gamle Oslo Fotballklubb is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo.

Gamle Oslo FK
Full nameGamle Oslo Fotballklubb
Founded2017
GroundBjølsen kunstgress, Oslo
ManagerAdam Larsen Kwarasey
LeagueFourth Division
20212nd

The club was founded by Adam Larsen Kwarasey, David Driscoll, Kelepha Sarr and Andreas Holzweiler in 2017. The club started its league existence by taking over the licence of Hammersborg FK, which went defunct. Kwarasey became manager and Holzweiler shirt sponsors. However, the club was denied its desired name, FC Oslo, because it was deemed to pretentious.[1][2]

The men's football team instantly won promotion from the 2018 6. divisjon and the 2019 5. divisjon, reaching the 2021 4. divisjon. The team then reached the first round of the 2022 Norwegian Football Cup.[2] The climb was aided by signing several former professional players, many with ties to Vålerenga, including Muhamed Keita.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bakkehaug, Wegard (12 October 2019). "Har du hørt om 5. divisjonslaget som sponses av et motehus, trenes av en toppkeeper og som profileres av Snøhettaarkitekter?". VG (in Norwegian). pp. 10–11 (Sport).
  2. ^ a b Sollie, Reidar (19 May 2022). "4. divisjonslaget i Oslos cupfest". Dagsavisen (in Norwegian). pp. 32–33.
  3. ^ Auklend, Erik Sergio (6 November 2021). "Se hvem som dukket opp i norsk 4. divisjon: - Kunne fint spilt i Eliteserien". Drammens Tidende (in Norwegian).