Påarps GIF is a former Swedish football club located in Påarp in Helsingborg Municipality, Skåne County.[1]

Påarps GIF
Påarps GIF.png
Full namePåarps Gymnastik-och Idrottsförening
Nickname(s)PGIF
Founded1931
GroundMedevi IP
Påarp
Sweden
ChairmanSten Billqvist
Head CoachKim Walfridsson
CoachThomas Hasselgren
Mathias Nilsson
LeagueDivision 3 Sydvästra Götaland
2010Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland, 8th

BackgroundEdit

Påarps Gymnastik-och Idrottsförening were founded on 20 February 1931. The founders of the club were John Dahl, Thure Persson, Axel Lindh, Hjalmar Cronkvist and William Lund. On 19 August 1932 a football field was opened at Haga, next to the Flybjärs funfair. Activities at the time included football, gymnastics, table tennis, ladies handball and skiing. Today the club concentrates on football and bandy. PGIF's facilities include Medevi playing field (opened in 1949), a clubhouse, kitchen, office, dressing rooms and storage areas.[2]

The most famous player to emerge from the club's youth ranks is Andreas Granqvist who has played for Helsingborgs IF, Wigan Athletic and currently FC Groningen in the Netherlands. It is also the boyhood club of Jonas Dahlgren, who would go on to play in Allsvenskan for Halmstads BK, Helsingborgs IF, and Trelleborgs FF.[3]

Since their foundation Påarps GIF has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland which is the fifth tier of Swedish football.[4] They play their home matches at the Medevi IP in Påarp.[5]

Påarps GIF are affiliated to Riksidrottsförbundet, Svenska Fotbollförbundet and Skånes Fotbollförbund.[6]

Recent historyEdit

In recent seasons Påarps GIF have competed in the following divisions:

2011 – Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2010 – Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2009 – Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2008 – Division IV, Skåne Norra
2007 – Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2006 – Division II, Södra Götaland
2005 – Division III, Sydvästra Götaland
2004 – Division III, Södra Götaland
2003 – Division III, Södra Götaland
2002 – Division IV, Skåne Västra
2001 – Division IV, Skåne Nordvästra
2000 – Division V, Skåne Västra
1999 – Division V, Skåne Nordvästra [7][8][9]

AttendancesEdit

In recent seasons Påarps GIF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 171 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 4
2006 127 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 4
2007 123 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5
2008 Not available Div 4 Skåne Norra Tier 6
2009 125 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5
2010 85 Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland Tier 5

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [10]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Påarps GIF – Fotboll Klubb". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Påarps GIF – Historia". Retrieved 7 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Fyra utmanare om anfallsplatsen". HD (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Sydvästra Götaland - Division 3 – Fotbollsserier 2011 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Tabell och resultat – Div 3 Sydvästra Götaland, herrar – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Påarps GIF – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  7. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Påarps GIF". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Påarps GIF – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 7 February 2011.

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