Mjøndalen IF is a Norwegian sports club from Mjøndalen, Buskerud, Norway. Of the different athletic endeavours that the club supports, it may be best known in Norway for its bandy national championship teams and internationally for its association football national championship teams that have competed in UEFA championships.

Mjøndalen
Mjondalen IF logo.svg
Full nameMjøndalen Idrettsforening
FoundedAugust 22, 1910; 109 years ago (1910-08-22)
GroundConsto Arena
Capacity4,350
ManagerVegard Hansen
LeagueEliteserien
2019Eliteserien, 13th of 16
WebsiteClub website

Association footballEdit

HistoryEdit

Mjøndalen has won the Norwegian Cup three times, 1933, 1934 and 1937.

As runners-up in the 1968 Norwegian Cup, Mjøndalen men's football team represented Norway in the European Cup Winners' Cup in the following 1969–70 season. They were eliminated in the first round by Cardiff City who defeated Mjøndalen 12–2 on aggregate.

After being promoted to the top division in 1971, Mjøndalen regularly played on the top-tier of Norwegian football in the 1970s and 1980s, and finished second in 1976 and 1986. Finishing runners-up in the league qualified them to represent Norway in the UEFA Cup the following season.

The last round of the 1976 season saw Mjøndalen beat SK Brann, a result which would have awarded them the league title if Lillestrøm SK had lost their game – which they did not. However, Mjøndalen's silver medals saw the team qualify for the 1977–78 UEFA Cup, where they lost the first round against Bayern Munich 0–12 on aggregate. After Mjøndalen's second silver medals in the 1986 league season, they were relegated the following season and were not promoted back to the top level until 1992. A highlight from the years in lower divisions was their meeting with German side Werder Bremen in the first round of the 1987–88 UEFA Cup. Mjøndalen lost 1–5 on aggregate, but their 1–0 win at home remain their only victory in UEFA competitions. After their 1992 top-flight comeback season, Mjøndalen was relegated, had financial challenges, and participated in the second, third and fourth tier of Norwegian football for a number of seasons.

Mjøndalen had a successful 2008 in 2. divisjon, and returned to 1. divisjon for the 2009 season. The club qualified to compete in the promotion knock out stage of 1. divisjon in both 2012 and 2013, and finally earned promotion to the Tippeligaen with a successful 2014 play-off result. Mjøndalen's return to Tippeligaen for 2015 marked their first appearance in the top tier in 22 years. The team finished in 15th place and was relegated to the 2016 1. divisjon. In 2018, Mjøndalen finished in second place in the 2018 1. divisjon and was promoted to Eliteserien.

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

First tier
Second tier

CupEdit

Recent league recordEdit

Season Tier Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA Pts. Cup Notes
2001 3D/9 4 22 14 1 7 60 34 43 dnq
2002 3D/8 1 22 16 3 3 69 25 51 dnq Lost playoffs for promotion
2003 3D/8 5 22 12 1 9 70 37 37 1st qualifying round
2004 3D/8 1 22 17 3 2 67 22 54 1st round Lost playoffs for promotion
2005 3D/8 2 22 20 1 1 102 19 61 1st round
2006 3D/7   1 20 18 1 1 102 22 55 1st round Promoted to 2. divisjon
2007 2D/4 2 26 14 7 5 62 34 49 2nd round
2008 2D/1   1 26 17 4 5 64 34 55 1st round Promoted to 1. divisjon
2009 1D 11 30 10 9 11 38 39 39 4th round
2010 1D 10 28 10 5 13 41 49 35 3rd round
2011 1D 10 30 10 10 10 42 51 40 3rd round
2012 1D 4 30 16 7 7 52 43 55 4th round Lost playoffs for promotion
2013 1D 6 30 14 5 11 37 40 47 quarter final Lost playoffs for promotion
2014 1D  3 30 14 9 7 57 36 51 4th round Promoted to Tippeligaen
2015 TL   15 30 4 9 17 38 69 21 quarter final Relegated to 1. divisjon
2016 1D 6 30 13 10 7 49 38 48 2nd round Lost playoffs for promotion
2017 1D 3 30 15 7 8 56 37 52 quarter final
2018 1D  2 30 17 9 4 49 24 60 4th round Promoted to Eliteserien
2019 ES 13 30 6 12 12 38 52 30 quarter final

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European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1969–70 Cup Winners' Cup 1st Round   Cardiff City 1–7 1–5 2–12
1977–78 UEFA Cup 1st Round   Bayern Munich 0–8 0–4 0–12
1987–88 UEFA Cup 1st Round   Werder Bremen 0–5 1–0 1–5

Current squadEdit

As of 15 March 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
2   DF Quint Jansen
3   DF Vetle Dragsnes
4   DF William Sell
5   DF Alexander Hansen
6   DF Joackim Solberg Olsen
7   MF Tonny Brochmann
8   FW Fredrik Brustad
9   FW Sondre Liseth
11   MF Christian Gauseth (captain)
14   MF Vamouti Diomande
15   MF Mathias Fredriksen
16   MF Dagur Dan Thórhallsson
No. Position Player
18   FW Andreas Hellum
20   DF Akeem Latifu
21   FW Alfred Scriven
22   FW Jacob Bergström
23   DF Sondre Johansen
24   DF Erick Sagbakken
25   GK Georges Bokwé
30   MF Aristide Mutula Sagbakken
31   FW Jibril Bojang
32   GK Jorge Vieira
33   MF Stian Aasmundsen

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2018–19 and transfers summer 2019.

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

History of league positions (since 1963)Edit

1900s 2000s
'63–
'66
'67–
'71
'72–
'77
'78 '79 '80–
'81
'82–
'83
'84 '85–
'87
'88–
'91
'92 '93–
'94
'95 '96 '97–
'98
1999–
2006
'07–
'08
'09–
'14
'15 '16–
'18
'19–
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

BandyEdit

 
Mjøndalen playing a national bandy final against Frigg Oslo in 1947 and winning 3-1

The Mjøndalen sports club is also known for its bandy teams, a sport generally played on an iced over football field during the winter.[3] Mjøndalen plays in Norwegian Bandy Premier League and has won 14 national championships. The team has also included several international players.[4] The Mjøndalen bandy teams play their home games on the Vassenga field, separated from the Mjøndalen Stadion by the Mjøndalen club house.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).
  2. ^ "Spillere". toppfotball.mif.no. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ ibdb.bandysidan
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2014-03-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  1. ^ a b c 1. divisjon was the name of the top tier of Norwegian league football from 1963 until 1990. The top tier changed its name to the sponsor-affiliated name Tippeligaen ahead of the 1990 season. The second tier formerly known as 2. divisjon inherited the name 1. divisjon ahead of the 1991 season. The third tier, formerly known as 3. divisjon was named 2. divisjon ahead of the 1991 season and the names of all the lower divisions were adjusted accordingly. Effecting 2017, the top tier is named Eliteserien.

Further readingEdit

  • Myklebust, odd (2010). MIF i hundre : 1910-2010 : Mjøndalen IF - gjennom 100 år med lokal historikk (in Norwegian). Mjøndalen IF. ISBN 9788230315613.

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