IF Fram Larvik

Idrettsforeningen Fram, better known as Fram Larvik to distinguish it from other sport clubs, is a sports club from Torstrand in Larvik, Norway. It has sections for association football, athletics, handball and speed skating.

Fram Larvik
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Full nameIdrettsforeningen Fram
Nickname(s)Fram
Founded15 January 1894
GroundFramparken
Head coachOrjan Berg Hansen
League2. divisjon
20192. divisjon Group 2, 5th of 14
WebsiteClub website

General historyEdit

The club was founded on 15 January 1894. That makes Fram Norway's oldest existing association football club.[1][2] It is often known as Fram Larvik, mainly to distinguish it from IL Fram from Skatval.

FootballEdit

The men's football team currently plays in the 2. divisjon, the third tier of the Norwegian football league system.

The club reached the final of the 1912 Norwegian Cup. On 20 October 1912, Fram lost the final 0–6 against Mercantile at Gamle Frogner Stadion in Kristiania.[3] The club's greatest achievement came in 1950, when the club won the 1949–50 Hovedserien, the Norwegian top division. Fram played in the Second Division to 1995, but was down to the 4. divisjon for a period after relegation in the 1999 3. divisjon campaign. After that, the team was remade to Larvik Fotball, which won several promotions and resided in the 2. divisjon for some years. The cooperation club Larvik Fotball ceased to exist in late 2004, and the 2005 2. divisjon was played as IF Fram, but with abysmal results. After a few seasons back in the 3. divisjon, however, Fram won the league in 2008 and the subsequent playoffs, and has played in the 2. divisjon since. Petter Belsvik took over as head coach after the 2013 season from Tom Helge Jacobsen.[4]

Notable footballers include Tom Rüsz Jacobsen, Kenneth Stenild, Lars Bakkerud, Freddy Ørbeck Jonny Hansen and Sverre Hansen.

HonoursEdit

Recent historyEdit

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2009 2. divisjon 8 26 10 3 13 47 69 33 First round
2010 2. divisjon 11 26 9 6 11 45 53 33 First round
2011 2. divisjon 11 26 7 6 13 34 56 38 First round
2012 2. divisjon 6 26 10 6 10 39 37 36 First round
2013 2. divisjon 3 26 14 8 4 62 34 50 First round
2014 2. divisjon 3 26 15 4 7 52 41 49 Second round
2015 2. divisjon 4 26 13 8 5 60 42 47 Second round
2016 2. divisjon 6 26 13 2 11 58 46 41 Second round
2017 2. divisjon 5 26 12 6 8 49 43 42 First round
2018 2. divisjon 10 26 9 2 15 40 57 29 Second round
2019 2. divisjon 5 26 12 7 7 50 34 43 Quarterfinal

HandballEdit

The club also have a handball team, that plays in the First Division,[6] the second highest tier in men's handball. Ole Kristian Strøm is the coach, and they play their matches in Framhallen.

Notable handballers include Eivind Ellingsen, Pål Myrdam, Are Ruud and Tom Bakke.

Speed skatingEdit

Notable speed skaters in Fram include Bjørg Eva Jensen, Tom Erik Oxholm, Roger Strøm, Else Marie Christiansen, Minna Nystedt, Anne Therese Tveter, Bjørn Tveter and Øyvind Tveter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Idrettsforeningen "Fram" Larvik 1894 - 1929". www.nb.no. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. ^ "I.F. Fram" 75 Years". www.nb.no. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Norwegian cup 1912". rsssf.no. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/norsk/1-divisjon/artikkel.php?artid=10133215
  5. ^ "Norwegian hovedserie 1949/50". rsssf.no. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Seriestart 1. divisjon Menn". handball.no (in Norwegian). NHF. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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