Mercantile Ski- og Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club from Oslo, Norway. Founded on 3 June 1903, the club currently plays in 7. divisjon, the eighth tier of the Norwegian football league system. The club formerly had sections for bandy, handball, ice hockey and skiing.

Mercantile
Full nameMercantile Ski- og Fotballklubb
Founded3 June 1903; 121 years ago (3 June 1903)
GroundLangerud
League7. divisjon, group 3
20187. divisjon, group 3, 5th of 9

History

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Mercantile Ski- og Fotballklubb was founded on 3 June 1903 by av Hans Chr. Endrerud, Einar Maartmann and Sverre Strand.[1] In the early years, the club dominated local football in Oslo and even in national competition. The first eighth county championships (In Norwegian:kretsmesterskap) were won by Mercantile between 1906 and 1913. Mercantile became Norwegian Champions in 1907 and 1912 as winners of the Norwegian Cup. When Norway played its first international match, nine of the players were represented by Mercantile SFK. Minotti Bøhn, the first Norway national team goalscorer was one of these nine Mercantile players.

90 years after its foundation, the club thrived in the 2. divisjon, the third tier. Following relegation in 1994 the club won promotion from the 1996 3. divisjon, but faced straight relegation again in 1997. In 2001 Mercantile was a serious contestant for promotion, but finished behind Grindvoll, only to win its 2002 3. divisjon department and also the playoff against Mjøndalen. The club then had a run in the 2. divisjon from 2003 to 2005.

In November 2006, the football department (Mercantile Fotballklubb) merged with Nordstrand IF, which led to Nordstrand overtook Mercantile's first team in the 3. divisjon (fourth tier).[2] 28 November 2007 Mercantile Ski- og Fotballklubb decided to restart a team in the 8. division led by Kent Jonas Trinborg and Skjalg Sæther.[3]

Honours

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Recent history

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Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2015 7. divisjon 4 16 7 0 9 37 39 21 dnq [4]
2016 7. divisjon 5 18 7 5 6 41 38 26 dnq [5]
2017 7. divisjon 8 14 2 1 11 24 52 7 dnq [6]
2018 7. divisjon 5 16 6 3 7 30 34 21 dnq [7]

Sports

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References

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  1. ^ "Historie. 1903-1950". mercantile.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Nordstrand og Mercantile enige om fusjon [dead link]
  3. ^ Aslân W. A. Farschian (24 May 2008). "Hvor er dommer'n?" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten Aften.
  4. ^ "7.div Menn avd. 01 2015 - Tabell". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  5. ^ "7.div Menn avd. 01 2016 - Tabell". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. ^ "7.div Menn avd. 02 2017 - Tabell". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  7. ^ "7.div Menn avd. 03 2018 - Tabell". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
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