Skövde AIK is a Swedish football club from Skövde. It was founded on 21 June 1919. The club is currently in Division 1 Södra.

Skövde AIK
Skovde AIK logo.svg
Full nameSkövde Allmänna Idrottsklubb
Nickname(s)SAIK
Founded1919
GroundSödermalms IP
Skövde
Sweden
Capacity4,500
ChairmanLennart Ek
CoachTobias Linderoth
LeagueDivision 1 Södra
2019Division 1 Södra, 4th
A chart showing the progress of Skövde AIK through the swedish football league system. The different shades of gray represent league divisions.
Södermalms IP

BackgroundEdit

Skövde AIK has played 14 seasons in second tier Swedish football, the last time being as recently as 1995 in the Division 1 Södra. Eight seasons later the club had plunged into Division 5 Västergötland Östra, the sixth tier, having been relegated 3 consecutive times between 2000 and 2002. However SAIK have made a dramatic recovery and by 2007 were back in Division 1 Södra which is now the third tier of Swedish football after 4 consecutive promotions. In 2006, Skövde AIK won the Division 2 Mellersta Götaland after defeating IK Sleipner 2–1 in the decisive final match before 2364 spectators. In 2009 the club just failed to get into the Superettan after missing out in the Promotion Playoffs.

The club is affiliated to the Västergötlands Fotbollförbund.[1]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 13th Relegated
1994 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 1st Promoted
1995 Tier 2 Division 1 Södra 13th Relegated
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 3rd
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 4th
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 8th
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 7th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Västra Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs – Relegated
2001 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 10th Relegated
2002 Tier 5 Division 4 Västergötland Norra 11th Relegated
2003 Tier 6 Division 5 Västergötland Östra 1st Promoted
2004 Tier 5 Division 4 Västergötland Norra 2nd Promoted
2005 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Götaland 1st Promotion Playoffs
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 1st Promoted
2007 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 8th
2008 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 5th
2009 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 2nd Promotion Playoffs
2010 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 8th
2011 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 11th
2012 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 6th
2013 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 9th
2014 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 13th Relegated
2015 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Götaland 6th
2016 Tier 4 Division 2 Norra Götaland 1st Promoted
2017 Tier 3 Division 1 Södra 11th

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

Current squadEdit

As of 6 April 2018[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SWE Markus Fröjd
2 DF   SWE Emil Ring
3 DF   SWE Jesper Andersson
4 DF   SWE Andreas Uusitalo (captain)
5 MF   SWE Oskar Mårtensson
6 DF   SWE Hannes Fritzson
7 MF   SWE William Granath
8 FW   SWE Rasmus Örqvist
9 MF   SWE Albrim Demalijaj
10 MF   SWE Bilos Yonakhir
11 MF   SWE Viktor Granath
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 DF   SWE Gustav Granath
13 FW   SWE Gani Gërxhaliu
14 MF   SWE John Hallstensson
15 DF   SWE Emil Eriksson
16 MF   SWE Elmar Abraham
17 MF   SWE Gustaf Norlin
18 DF   SWE Simon Lundell
19 DF   SWE Samuel Sörman
20 MF   SWE Alexander Gerhardsson
30 GK   SWE Edvin Borg

Out on loanEdit

As of 12 February 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
24 MF   SWE Oscar Engelmark (at IFK Falköping until 12 January 2019)
DF   IDN Nyoman Paul Fernando Aro (at Barito Putera until end season)

AttendancesEdit

In recent seasons Skövde AIK have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 481 Div 3 Mellersta Götaland Tier 4
2006 653 Div 2 Mellersta Götaland Tier 4
2007 571 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2008 564 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2009 831 Div 1 Södra Tier 3
2010 367 Div 1 Södra Tier 3

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website.[4]

AchievementsEdit

LeagueEdit

ManagersEdit

FutsalEdit

The club also has a futsal team who has won SM-guld the previous 5 years.

HonoursEdit

  • 5 Futsal Championship: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009[6]

External linksEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Västergötlands Fotbollförbund – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Skövde AIK". Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Truppen 2018" (in Swedish). Skövde AIK. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "SM i Futsal". Retrieved 11 December 2015.