IFK Lidingö

IFK Lidingö is a Swedish sports club, part of the IFK system, based on the island of Lidingö outside Stockholm. Although the club takes part in numerous sports, it is most famous for its football, athletics and orienteering sections. The football team are called IFK Lidingö FK.

IFK Lidingö
Full nameIdrottsföreningen kamraterna Lidingö
Sportalpine skiing, association football, cross-country skiing, badminton, orienteering, speed skating, swimming, table tennis, track and field athletics earlier also ice hockey
Founded1932 (1932)
Based inLidingö, Sweden
StadiumLidingövallen
Tiomila 2011. Lidingö SOK

The club was founded in 1932 and in 1985 it became an alliance club with independent sections.[1] It currently has 400 members, most of them under around 15 years of age. The club arranges Lidingöloppet, which attracts nationwide attention.

AthleticsEdit

Most notable among former athletes at the club is Ludmila Engquist and Mattias Sunneborn.

FootballEdit

Famous former football players include Mikael Dorsin and Magnus Pehrsson.

OrienteeringEdit

The club won the 10-mila relay in 1951, the women's relay in 10-mila in 2010 and 25-manna in 1999. The runners became world champions: Lucie Böhm (1997) and Graham Gristwood (2008). Other runners are: Marthe Andersson, Annika Billstam, Mårten Boström, Holger Hott, Fredrik Bakkman, Signe Søes and Chris Terkelsen.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Välkommen till IFK Lidingö Friidrott!" (in Swedish). IFK Lindingö Friidrott. Retrieved 31 July 2011.

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