IF Boltic was a Swedish sports club from the town Karlstad. It existed from 1946 to 2000. In 2000, IF Boltic was merged with IF Göta and formed the new club BS BolticGöta.

IF Boltic
CityKarlstad, Sweden
Founded1 November 1946 (1 November 1946)
Folded11 May 2000 (11 May 2000)
Home arenaTingvalla isstadion
Stefan Karlsson has become Swedish champion for Boltic[1]

IF Boltic was for a number of years the most successful bandy team in Sweden and also one of the best in the world. IF Boltic is to date the only club which has managed to become Swedish champion for both men and women the same year.

After the 2007/08 season the name IF Boltic is used again for the new club, but the formal name of the new club is still BS BolticGöta.

Men's teamEdit

IF Boltic was founded in 1946 in Herrhagen in Karlstad. Originally, the club did not only play bandy, but had also sections for handball and association football. The name Boltic was created due to the interest for British football, by adding the beginning of Bolton to the end of Celtic. Together, this makes Boltic.

In the early and mid-1980s IF Boltic dominated Swedish bandy and became Swedish champions eight times from 1979 to 1988, all years except for 1986 and 1987 when they lost the finals against Vetlanda BK and IFK Motala respectively. Another national championship was won in 1995. The team also won the World Cup and the European Cup a number of times.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

  • Swedish Champions:[2]
    • Winners (9): 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1995
    • Runners-up (4): 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993

InternationalEdit

  • World Cup:
    • Winners (6): 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1995, 1996
    • Runners-up (1): 1982
  • European Cup:[3]
    • Winners (6): 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1995
    • Runners-up (4): 1980, 1983

Women's teamEdit

IF Boltic were also successful in women's bandy where they were dominant in the 1980s and reached the final of the women's Swedish masters in nine successive seasons, winning six of them.

Women's honoursEdit

Honour Times Years
Swedish champions 6 1981/82, 1983/84-1986/87, 1988/89
Swedish championship runners-up 3 1982/83, 1987/88, 1989/90

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bandysidan.nu - Stefan Karlsson".
  2. ^ "Herrar - Svenska Bandyförbundet". www.svenskbandy.se. Archived from the original on 2015-02-17.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". iof1.idrottonline.se. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)