Sandvikens IF is a Swedish football club located in Sandviken. The club, formed 6 June 1918, has played 21 seasons in the highest Swedish league, but is in the third highest Swedish league, Division 1. Sandvikens IF are affiliated to the Gestriklands Fotbollförbund.[1]

Sandvikens IF
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Full nameSandvikens Idrottsförening
Nickname(s)Järngänget (The Iron Gang)
Stålmännen (The Steel Men)
Rödvästarna (The Red Vests)
Founded1918; 102 years ago (1918)
GroundJernvallen,
Sandviken
Capacity7,000
ChairmanPeter Svensson
Head CoachPelle Olsson
LeagueDivision 1 Norra
2019Division 1 Norra, 7th
A chart showing the progress of Sandvikens IF through the swedish football league system. The different shades of gray represent league divisions.
Sandviken playing a 1956–57 Allsvenskan game at home against IFK Norrköping.

As Sandviken is an industrial community, dominated by the steel and metal corporation Sandvik, the team has been much influenced by this. The name of the home ground, Jernvallen, would translate approximately as The Iron Ground, while the nicknames Järngänget and Stålmännen are self-explaining[further explanation needed]. Stålmännen has a double meaning, as it also is the plural form of Stålmannen, the Swedish name for Superman.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 11th Relegated
1995 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 5th
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 6th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 8th
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 8th
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Svealand 12th Relegated
2003 Tier 4 Division 3 Södra Norrland 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 6th
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 6th
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 3rd
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 3rd
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 5th
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 6th
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 5th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 2nd Promoted
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 9th
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 12th Relegated
2014 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 4th
2015 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Svealand 2nd
2016 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promoted
2017 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 10th
2018 Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 6th

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [2][3][4]

Current squadEdit

As of 26 February 2018[5][6]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Kalle Jansson
2   DF Gustav Thörn
3   DF Emil Molin
4   DF Mohammed Kamara
5   DF Samuel Persson
6   MF Viktor Nordin
7   MF Vlacheslav Koidan
8   MF Jens Åberg
9   FW Irhan Smajić
10   FW Namir Alispahić
11   MF Kyria Kambusi
No. Position Player
13   DF Jonathan Hellström
16   MF Melker Dahlqvist
19   DF Aram Abed
20   FW Rasmus Eriksson
21   DF Christoffer Aspgren
22   DF Jimmy Hansson
23   DF Olof Mård
24   MF René Makondele
30   FW Marcus Hägg
31   GK Elias Lindgren
52   GK Tim Markström

AchievementsEdit

  • Allsvenskan:
    • Best placement (3rd): 1935–36 – and gained thereby the Little Silver medals.

External linksEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Distrikten Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Gestriklands Fotbollförbund – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  2. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Sandvikens IF". Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  3. ^ "Norra Svealand — Division 2 – Fotbollsserier 2010 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  4. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  5. ^ "Truppen". Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Truppen". Retrieved 6 April 2017.