IFK Malmö Fotboll

IFK Malmö football team is a section of Swedish sports club, IFK Malmö based in Malmö. The club is affiliated with Skånes Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Malmö Stadion. The club colours, reflected in their crest and kit, are yellow, blue and white. But the original crest is only yellow (see below). Formed on 23 April 1899, the club have played thirteen seasons in Sweden's highest league Allsvenskan where they best finished as runners-up in 1960 and played their most recent season in 1962. IFK Malmö also reached the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup in the 1960–61 season. The club is currently playing in Division 1 Södra, the 3rd tier of Swedish football.

IFK Malmö
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Full nameIdrottsföreningen Kamraterna Malmö
Nickname(s)Di gule (The Yellows)
Founded23 April 1899; 123 years ago (1899-04-23)
GroundMalmö IP and Malmö Stadion
Capacity7,600 (3,900 seated) and 26,500 (14,000 Seated)
ChairmanSten Thynell
ManagerNils-Erik Persson
LeagueEttan Fotboll
2021Ettan Södra, 11th
WebsiteClub website
The original club symbol, with the Scanian griffin, from the Danish king Erik of Pomerania.
IFK during their heyday in 1959 shortly before playing a historic match against Real Madrid for a full house at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1899, making it the oldest football club in the city of Malmö. They participated in the first season of Allsvenskan in 1924/25. The club has altogether played 13 seasons in the premier division, in 1960 IFK finished second. In 1961, they made it to the quarter-finals of the European Cup (losing to Rapid Vienna). Before the 2009 season, the club switched their home stadium from Malmö IP to Malmö Stadion.

Historically, the club's main rivals are Malmö FF, although this rivalry has been toned down since the two clubs have not played in the same division for nearly 60 years. The club is affiliated with the Skånes Fotbollförbund.[4]

KitsEdit

IFK Malmö is often colloquially called di gule (the yellow) in reference to their team colours. At the 1958 World Cup held in Sweden, the Argentina national football team wore IFK's home shirt because their rivals West Germany would not agree to use their alternative colours.[5]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1924–25 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 10th
1925–26 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 11th Relegated
1926–27 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydsvenska 5th
1927–28 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydsvenska 1st Promoted
1928–29 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 8th
1929–30 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 10th
1930–31 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 6th
1931–32 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 11th Relegated
1932–33 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 3rd
1933–34 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 3rd
1934–35 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 3rd
1935–36 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 9th Relegated
1936–37 Tier 3 Division 3 Sydsvenska 3rd
1937–38 Tier 3 Division 3 Sydsvenska 1st Promoted
1938–39 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 7th
1939–40 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 7th
1940–41 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 6th
1941–42 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 8th
1942–43 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 4th
1943–44 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 7th
1944–45 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 5th
1945–46 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 3rd
1946–47 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 3rd
1947–48 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydvästra 6th
1948–49 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydvästra 2nd
1949–50 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydvästra 8th
1950–51 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydvästra 2nd
1951–52 Tier 2 Division 2 Sydvästra 1st Promoted
1952–53 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 12th Relegated
1953–54 Tier 2 Division 2 Götaland 4th
1954–55 Tier 2 Division 2 Götaland 2nd
1955–56 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 1st Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1956–57 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 10th
1957–58 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 7th
1959 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 9th
1960 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 2nd
1961 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 6th
1962 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 11th Relegated
1963 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra Götaland 2nd
1964 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra Götaland 7th
1965 Tier 2 Division 2 Västra Götaland 5th
1966 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra Götaland 2nd
1967 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra Götaland 4th
1968 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra Götaland 7th
1969 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra Götaland 2nd
1970 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra Götaland 4th
1971 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra Götaland 3rd
1972 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 7th
1973 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 8th
1974 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 4th
1975 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 10th
1976 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 7th
1977 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 11th
1978 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 8th
1979 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 7th
1980 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 3rd
1981 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 10th Relegation Playoffs
1982 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 8th
1983 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1984 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 9th
1985 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 13th Relegated
1986 Tier 3 Division 3 Skåne 3rd Promoted
1987* Tier 3 Division 2 Östra 12th Relegated
1988 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 12th Relegated
1989 Tier 5 Division 4 Sydvästra 2nd
1990 Tier 5 Division 4 Sydvästra 1st Promoted
1991 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 4th
1992 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland B 1st Vårserier (Spring Series)
Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 8th Höstserier (Autumn Series)
1993 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Götaland 1st Promoted
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1995 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 3rd
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 1st Promoted
1997 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 13th Relegated
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 7th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 1st Promoted
2001 Tier 2 Superettan 11th
2002 Tier 2 Superettan 7th
2003 Tier 2 Superettan 14th Relegated
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 8th
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 10th
2006** Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 4th
2008 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 12th Relegated
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 11th Relegated
2010 Tier 5 Division 3 Södra Götaland 9th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
2011 Tier 6 Division 4 Skåne Sydvästra 8th
2012 Tier 6 Division 4 Skåne Sydvästra 8th
2013 Tier 6 Division 4 Skåne Södra 1st Promoted
2014 Tier 5 Division 3 Södra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
2015 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 11th
2016 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 10th
2017 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 6th
2018 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 3rd
2019 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 12th Relegation Playoffs -
2020 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 1st Promoted
2021 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra

* League restructuring in 1987 resulted in Division 1 being created at Tier 2 and subsequent divisions dropping a level.
** League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level.[6][7][8]

AttendancesEdit

In recent seasons IFK Malmö have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2001 2,294 Superettan Tier 2
2002 1,876 Superettan Tier 2
2003 1,736 Superettan Tier 2
2004 1,632 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 3
2005 966 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 3
2006 664 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2007 678 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2008 584 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2009 366 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2010 220 Div 3 Södra Götaland Tier 5
2011 256 Div 4 Skåne Sydvästra Tier 6
2012 204 Div 4 Skåne Sydvästra Tier 6
2013 228 Div 4 Skåne Södra Tier 6
2014 204 Div 3 Södra Götaland Tier 5
2015 258 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2016 172 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2017 218 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2018 232 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2019 ? Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2020 0 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2021 117 Ettan Södra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website and European Football Statistics website.[9][10]

Technical staffEdit

Name Role
  Yacine Hamoucha Manager
  Niklas Nilsson Assistant Manager
  Rickard Fors Assistant Manager
  Goran Jovanovic Goalkeeping Coach

AchievementsEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Spottades på när Malmö gästade Real Madrid".
  2. ^ "IFK Malmö dansade en sommar".
  3. ^ "Calle Rockbäcks BLOGG: Lommabo mötte Real Madrid senast". 2015.
  4. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Skånes Fotbollförbund – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  5. ^ "En el placard: Argentina de amarillo 1958". 12 June 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  6. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – IFK Malmö". Retrieved 2010-12-26.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "IFK Malmö – År för år". Archived from the original on 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  8. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Archived from the original on 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  9. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  10. ^ "European Football Statistics – Attendances". Retrieved 2011-02-14.

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