FK Gjøvik-Lyn

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FK Gjøvik-Lyn is a Norwegian football club based in Gjøvik, which was founded on 1 February 1902 as Sportsklubben Thor. They play in the 3. divisjon, the fourth highest division in the Norwegian football league system. Their home ground is Gjøvik Stadion.

FK Gjøvik-Lyn
Full nameFotballklubben Gjøvik-Lyn
Founded1 February 1902
GroundGjøvik Stadion
ChairmanTorbjørn Lønstad
CoachEspen Haug
League3. divisjon
20183. divisjon Group 5, 7th of 14[1]
WebsiteClub website

The club's honours include winning the 1962 Norwegian Cup.[2] The men's team played in the 3. divisjon in 2008, and in the 2. divisjon as late as in 2007. Ahead of the 2009 season, the first team joined the new team Gjøvik FF.[3]

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 1 February 1902 as Sportsklubben Thor, but changed its name to Sportsklubben Lyn in 1903. The club had departments for both skiing and speed skating, but these departments left Lyn in 1910 and joined Gjøvik IF together with Gjøvik Skiklubb, Gjøvik Tennisklubb and Gjøvik Turnforening. The club had only their football department left and therefore changed its name to Fotballklubben Lyn. Lyn played its first final in the Norwegian Cup in 1914, but lost the final 2–4 against Frigg. After World War II, Fotballklubben Lyn changed their name to Sportsklubben Gjøvik-Lyn to distinguish themselves from Lyn from Oslo. Gjøvik-Lyn won the 1962 Norwegian Cup after Vard was defeated 2–0 in the final at Ullevaal Stadion on 28 October 1962. As Norwegian Cup winners, Gjøvik-Lyn qualified for the first round of the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup, where they lost 0–7 on aggregate to cypriot side APOEL.

On 15 April 1993, Gjøvik-Lyn was merged with Gjøvik SK. Ahead of the 2009 season, the first team joined the new team Gjøvik FF.[3]

On 23 September 2013, the club decided to merge with Gjøvik FF and change the club's name to Fotballklubben Gjøvik-Lyn, effecting from 1 January 2014.[4]

European Cup appearancesEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup First round   APOEL 0–1 0–6 0–7

Recent historyEdit

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2008 3. divisjon, gr. IØ 6 22 9 6 7 39 40 33 First qualifying round
2009–
2013
Competed as a part of Gjøvik FF
2014 2. divisjon, gr. 2 6 26 11 8 7 39 28 41 Second round
2015 2. divisjon, gr. 2 7 26 12 3 11 48 47 39 Third round
2016 2. divisjon, gr. 2   11 26 7 7 12 27 44 28 Second round Relegated to 3. divisjon
2017 3. divisjon, gr. 2 7 26 10 4 12 47 61 34 First round
2018 3. divisjon, gr. 5 7 26 10 5 11 39 48 35 First qualifying round

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabell 3. divisjon, avdeling 5 2018". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Amedia. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  2. ^ Ole Petter Pedersen and Jan Holm. "Norske cupfinaler i fotball" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Oppland Arbeiderblad - Gjøvik-fotballen". www.oa.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Gjøvik FF og SK Gjøvik-Lyn blir en klubb" [Gjøvik FF and SK Gjøvik-Lyn become one club]. FK Gjøvik-Lyn. 24 September 2013. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.

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