Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball

Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kongsvinger in Hedmark, founded in 1892. Its home ground is Gjemselund Stadion. It is part of sporting association, Kongsvinger IL.

Kongsvinger
Kongsvinger Il.svg
Full nameKongsvinger IL Toppfotball
Nickname(s)KIL
Founded31 January 1892; 127 years ago (1892-01-31)
GroundGjemselund Stadion
Kongsvinger
Capacity6,700
CoachMika Lehkosuo
League1. divisjon
20191. divisjon, 5th of 16

HonoursEdit

HistoryEdit

Despite limited financial resources, Kongsvinger played in the Norwegian top flight for 17 sconsecutive seasons between 1983 and 1999. Among the club's achievements were a silver medal in the league in 1992, bronze in both 1986 and 1987 and a 1–1 draw against football powerhouse Juventus in the 1993–94 UEFA Cup. Kongsvinger dropped out of the top flight in 1999, in the end struggling both financially and on the pitch. Only two years later another relegation sent the team down to 2. divisjon, the third tier in Norwegian football.

After a mediocre interlude in the 2002 season, former HamKam player Vegard Skogheim took over as head coach at Kongsvinger in 2003, instilling new enthusiasm into a young squad of part-timers. In 2003, the team went undefeated in their division and secured promotion back to the 1. divisjon, the second-highest level. The success continued in 2004, and the newly promoted team surprised many experts by managing third place in the league, and thereby earning the right to two play-off matches for promotion against the club that finished third last in the top division, Bodø/Glimt. Kongsvinger won the first match 1–0, but lost the second 0–4, giving away both the aggregate win and the right to play in the top division to Bodø/Glimt. Kongsvinger finished 1. divisjon as 3rd and qualified for promotion-relegation play-offs once again in the 2009 season. On 6 November, Kongsvinger defeated Sogndal 3–1 at home and faced with Sarpsborg 08. The club lost the first match 3–2 at away ground on 9 November, but won 3–1 at home (5–4 aggregate) on 12 November and returned to Tippeligaen after 10 years absence. The team finished ther comeback season in the top flight in 15th place and was relegated to the 1. divisjon for the 2011 season. The club was relegated to the 2. divisjon in 2013. In the 2015 season, Kongsvinger won their group in the 2. divisjon and won promotion to the second tier.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2001 1. divisjon   14 30 8 5 17 33 57 29 Second round Relegated to 2. divisjon
2002 2. divisjon 7 26 11 4 11 36 31 37 Second round
2003 2. divisjon   1 26 22 4 0 62 23 70 Second round Promoted to 1. divisjon
2004 1. divisjon 3 30 16 5 9 53 42 53 Fourth round Lost play-offs for promotion
2005 1. divisjon 10 30 11 4 15 41 48 37 Second round
2006 1. divisjon 7 30 11 10 9 39 42 42 Third round
2007 1. divisjon 4 30 16 5 9 56 42 53 Third round
2008 1. divisjon 13 30 8 6 16 33 58 30 Third round
2009 1. divisjon   3 30 18 2 10 52 37 56 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen through play-offs
2010 Tippeligaen   15 30 4 8 18 27 58 20 Fourth round Relegated to the 1. divisjon
2011 1. divisjon 7 30 14 7 9 50 36 49 Third round
2012 1. divisjon 9 30 12 3 15 44 48 39 Third round
2013 1. divisjon   14 30 7 10 13 37 54 31 Third round Relegated to the 2. divisjon
2014 2. divisjon 4 26 15 3 8 61 42 48 Third round
2015 2. divisjon   1 26 20 2 4 63 19 62 Third round Promoted to 1. divisjon
2016 1. divisjon 5 30 14 7 9 56 42 49 Final
2017 1. divisjon 10 30 10 6 14 47 46 36 Third round
2018 1. divisjon 8 30 12 6 12 59 49 42 Third round
2019 1. divisjon 5 30 14 4 12 37 36 46 Fourth round

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European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
1993–94 UEFA Cup First round   Öster 4–1 3–1 7–2
Second round   Juventus 1–1 0–2 1–3
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   Ebbw Vale 3–0 6–1 9–1
Second round   Twente 0–2 0–0 0–2

Current squadEdit

As of 7 September, 2019[2]

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 Saku-Pekka Sahlgren
2   DF Fredrik Mani Pålerud
3   DF Victor Grodås
5   MF Christian Røer
6   DF Ville Jalasto
7   MF Gyu-hwan Lee
8   MF Dong-wan Gang
9   FW Adem Güven
11   MF Simon Marklund
14   FW Markus Aanesland
No. Position Player
15   MF Marlinho
16   MF Harald Holter
20   DF Even Bydal
21   DF Daniel Lysgård
22   FW Ludvig Langrekken
23   MF Maritn Tangen Vinjor
24   DF Ridouan Essaeh
28   MF Jonas Rønningen
30   GK Ali Ahamada
31   GK Andreas Smedplass

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2019–20 and transfers summer 2020.

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

Managerial historyEdit

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).
  2. ^ "A-laget spillere". kil.no. Retrieved 14 April 2017.

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