Lindome GIF is a Swedish football club located in Lindome in Mölndal Municipality, Västra Götaland County.[1]

Lindome GIF
Lindome GIF logo.svg
Full nameLindome Gymnastik-och Idrottsförening
Founded1928
GroundLindevi IP
Lindome
Sweden
Capacity1,500
ChairmanJohnny Styffe
Head CoachJohan Mattsson
CoachThomas Björk
Johan Nexborn
Tomas Rudevärn
LeagueDivision 1 Södra
2019Division 1 Södra, 10th
WebsiteClub website

BackgroundEdit

The club was formed on 31 January 1928 under the name Lindome IF through the merger of Lindome JUF, Anderstorps IF and Stationens IF. In 1960 the name was changed to Lindome GoIF (Lindome gymnastik och idrottsförening).

The original club members were farmers and youth members of the Jordbrukarungdomens Förbund (Farmers' Youth League) and the motive was simply that by engaging in sport, members could have fun together. Sports that the club engaged in included football but also table tennis, bandy, boxing, swimming and athletics.[2]

Since their foundation Lindome GIF has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. However, in 2007 the club won Division 2 Västra Götaland and were promoted to Division 1 Södra where they spent two seasons. The club currently plays in Division 2 Västra Götaland which is the fourth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the Lindevi IP in Lindome.[4]

Lindome GIF are affiliated to the Göteborgs Fotbollförbund.[5]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1998 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 8th
1999 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 12th Relegated
2000 Tier 6 Division 5 Göteborg B 2nd Promoted
2001 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 9th
2002 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 3rd
2003 Tier 5 Division 4 Göteborg B 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 1st Promoted
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 3rd Promoted
2006* Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 14th Relegated
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 9th
2009 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 14th Relegated
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 3rd
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 4th
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 3rd
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 9th
2014 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 8th
2015 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 4th
2016 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 5th
2017 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 8th
2018 Tier 4 Division 2 Västra Götaland 1st Promoted
2019 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 10th
2020 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 4th

* 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 Lindome GIF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 212 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 3
2006 157 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2007 255 Div 2 Västra Götaland Tier 4
2008 287 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2009 224 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2010 229 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website.[9]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Lindome GIF – Fotboll Klubb". Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Lindome GIF – Historia". Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Tabell och resultat – Div 2 Södra Götaland, herrar – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Fotbollsverige.se – Division 2 Södra Götaland". Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Lindome GIF – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  6. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Lindome GIF". Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Södra Götaland - Division 2 – Fotbollsserier 2010 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 19 November 2010.

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