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Hønefoss Ballklubb is a Norwegian football club from Hønefoss, founded in 1895. The club was a part of the multi-sports club L/F Hønefoss until 2008.

Hønefoss
Honefoss BK logo.svg
Full nameHønefoss Ballklubb
Nickname(s)HBK
FoundedFebruary 4, 1895; 124 years ago (1895-02-04)
GroundAka Arena
Hønefoss
Capacity4,256 (3,500 seated)
ChairmanBjørn Aasen
ManagerLuke Torjussen
League3. divisjon
20182. divisjon, 13th of 14
(relegated)

After 11 years in 1. divisjon, the second tier of Norwegian football, Hønefoss was promoted to Tippeligaen in 2009, where they finished 14th in 2010 Tippeligaen and was relegated after a relegation-playoff against Fredrikstad. In 2011, Hønefoss won the 1. divisjon and was promoted to the Tippeligaen for the second time in three years. Their second spell in Tippeligaen lasted for two seasons, and they were again relegated to the 1. divisjon in 2013.

HistoryEdit

IF Liv was founded on 4 February 1895, and it merged with Fossekallen in 1986 to create Liv/Fossekallen, which in 1997 changed name to L/F Hønefoss. The same year, the football branch of the club became economic and organisational independent under its new name L/F Hønefoss Fotball. In 2002, the club changed name to its current name Hønefoss Ballklub, and in 2009 the club was completely separated from the defunct L/F Hønefoss.[1]

Hønefoss competed in the Tippeligaen in 2010, the top tier of Norwegian football after promotion at the end of the 2009 season. Hønefoss got a tough start in their first season in Tippeligaen and lost their first six matches, something that ended in head coach Ole Bjørn Sundgot being fired. Tom Guldbrandsen immediately took over the job as head coach, Hønefoss won their next match 1–0 away against Stabæk. The 2010 season ended in 14th place, which resulted in relegation playoff matches to stay in Tippeligaen. In the first match, Hønefoss won the semi-final against Ranheim, but lost the final later on against Fredrikstad, and therefore got relegated to the 1. divisjon.

In the 2011 season they won the 1. divisjon, one point ahead of Sandnes Ulf, and was again promoted to the Tippeligaen. Rémond Mendy was the team's top scorer with 14 goals. The team's second season in the Tippeligaen started much better than in 2010, and after five games, they had two wins and three draws, and was fifth in the table. Hønefoss eventually finished the 2012 season in 13th place. In the 2013 season, the club collected 29 points and finished the season in 16th place and was relegated to the 1. divisjon along with Tromsø.[2]

Recent historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 1. divisjon 9 30 10 10 10 45 54 40 Third round
2002 1. divisjon 4 30 18 4 8 64 36 58 Second round
2003 1. divisjon 5 30 16 7 7 55 41 55 Third round
2004 1. divisjon 12 30 11 4 15 52 54 37 Third round
2005 1. divisjon 4 30 17 5 8 52 41 56 Semifinal
2006 1. divisjon 4 30 15 6 9 64 47 51 Third round
2007 1. divisjon 10 30 8 11 11 34 52 35 Third round
2008 1. divisjon 5 30 15 6 9 47 33 51 Second round
2009 1. divisjon   2 30 16 8 6 61 32 56 Third round Promoted to Tippeligaen
2010 Tippeligaen   14 30 7 6 17 28 62 27 Fourth round Relegated to 1. divisjon
2011 1. divisjon   1 30 16 9 5 61 28 57 Fourth round Promoted to Tippeligaen
2012 Tippeligaen 13 30 7 12 11 30 42 33 Third round
2013 Tippeligaen   16 30 6 11 13 34 47 29 Third round Relegated to 1. divisjon
2014 1. divisjon 11 30 12 4 14 39 55 40 Second round
2015 1. divisjon   16 30 7 7 16 35 52 28 Fourth Round Relegated to 2. divisjon
2016 2. divisjon 3 26 12 6 8 49 35 42 Second Round
2017 2. divisjon 10 26 9 5 12 35 41 32 First Round
2018 2. divisjon   13 26 5 5 16 38 67 20 Second Round Relegated to 3. divisjon
2019 (in progress) 3. divisjon 7 19 9 4 6 46 28 31 First Round

[3]

Current squadEdit

As of 12 April 2016.[4] 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 Andreas Vedeler
3   DF Lars Rydje
4   DF Jens Rosenlund
5   DF Mats Lien Vågan
6   MF Marko Jankovic
7   MF Tor Øyvind Hovda
8   DF Thomas Nygaard
9   FW Erblin Llullaku
10   FW Andreas Skattum Nordby
11   MF Nicolas Kamango
13   GK Ismet Duracak
No. Position Player
14   MF Mads Volden
15   FW Remond Mendy
16   MF Petter Sørensen Lindeman
17   DF Jason Bli
20   MF Sander Mala
21   FW Monty Patterson
23   MF Didrik Strømsod
26   FW Ibrahima Dramé
27   FW Ådne Nordbø
30   GK Jonas Ødegaard Holmen

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2016–17.

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player

Under-21 squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Jakob Bergwitz-Larsen
  DF Didrik Fredriksen
  DF Christian Mørck Vad
  DF Martin Granheim
  MF Anders Thingstad
No. Position Player
  MF Sindre Nyhagen
  FW Kristian Pippo
  FW Zoakim
  FW Joakim Wefald Engebretsen

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hønefoss BK – Fakta" (in Norwegian). honefossbk.no. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  2. ^ Rise, Hans-Olav (10 October 2013). "«Topplaget» rett ned etter katastrofe-haust". NRK (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).
  4. ^ "Spillere | Hønefoss". NorwaySite. Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-03-25.

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