Stabæk Fotball

Stabæk Fotball is a Norwegian professional football club based in Bærum, a suburb of Oslo. It is part of the multi-sport organization Stabæk IF. Founded in 1912, the club’s name is an archaic spelling of the suburban area Stabekk, from which it once originated. The club currently competes in the Eliteserien, the top tier of Football in Norway. Their home stadium is the Nadderud Stadion after a three-year-long stay at the Telenor Arena. Their current chairman is Espen Moe. Eirik Kjønø is the current head coach of the club since taking over on 9 July 2021.[1]

Stabæk
Stabaek IF logo.svg
Full nameStabæk Fotball
Nickname(s)De Blåa
(The Blues)
Founded16 March 1912; 109 years ago (1912-03-16)
GroundNadderud Stadion
Capacity4,938
ChairmanEspen Moe
Head coachEirik Kjønø
LeagueEliteserien
2021Eliteserien, 15th of 16 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

After years of lean seasons, they won their first title in 1998 as they emerged victorious in the Norwegian Cup, beating Rosenborg BK 3–1 in the final. After having been relegated to 1. divisjon after a poor 2004 season, they experienced a successful period under new manager Jan Jönsson, during which they returned to the league in 2005, won the 2008 Tippeligaen, their first, and reached the final of the Norwegian Cup, culminating in a very successful 2008 season for the club. Stabæk subsequently won the 2009 Norwegian Super Cup but finished a disappointing 12th and 10th place in the 2010 and 2011 league seasons, respectively, thus narrowly avoiding relegation both times.

Stabæk holds longstanding rivalries with Bærum SK, FK Lyn and Vålerenga, both in the league and by geographical location. The team’s home colors, entirely blue, have earned them the nickname “De Blaa” (The Blue Ones). In 2009, Stabæk became the first Norwegian association football club with both their men's and women’s teams in the premier divisions. Lillestrøm followed suit the next year.

On 30 November 2015, Billy McKinlay was appointed as manager of the club on a two-year contract.[2] McKinlay resigned as manager on 8 July 2016, after being knocked out of the UEFA Europa League by Welsh club Connah's Quay Nomads.[3]

StadiumEdit

 
Nadderud Stadion

Stabæk played home games at the Nadderud Stadion until 2008. They then moved into the Telenor Arena, which had a capacity of 15,000 people. Their stay at the Telenor Arena became shorter than desired; after a three year-long stay at the indoor arena, they moved back to the Nadderud Stadion due to economic issues with the new arena. The women's team, Stabæk FK, also currently plays home games at Nadderud Stadion. Nadderud Stadion has a capacity of 4,938 spectators.[4]

The club's record home attendance was set on 13 September 2009, when 13,402 spectators attended Telenor Arena to watch a game against Rosenborg BK. The record attendance at Nadderud Stadion of approximately 10,000 spectators dates from the quarter-final of the 1970 Norwegian Cup, a game Stabæk lost 2–4 against Strømsgodset.[4]

ChairmanEdit

On 4 February 2010, Einar Schultz was elected chairman of Stabæk, replacing Ingebrigt Steen Jensen. Schultz has held various positions in the Stabæk system over the last five years. In February 2012, Kjell Johnsen was elected the new chairman of Stabæk Fotball. Johnsen was replaced in 2013 by Espen Moe.

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 5   Panachaiki  – 1–1 3rd  
  B36 Tórshavn 5–0  –
  Racing Genk  – 3–4
  Dynamo Moscow 1–1  –
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   Vojvodina 1–2 2–3 3–5  
1999–00 UEFA Cup First round   Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 0–2 1–2  
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   Floriana 2–0 1–1 3–1  
Second round   Auxerre 0–2 0–3 0–5  
2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round   Linfield 4–0 1–1 5–1  
First round   Anderlecht 1–2 1–0 2–2  
2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round   Haka 3–1 3–1 6–2  
First round   Sochaux 0–5 0–4 0–9  
2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round   Rennes 2–1 0–2 2–3  
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round   Tirana 4–0 1–1 5–1  
Third qualifying round   Copenhagen 0–0 1–3 1–3  
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round   Valencia 0–3 1–4 1–7  
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round   Dnepr Mogilev 2–2 1–1 3–3 (a)  
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   JJK Jyväskylä 3–2 0–2 3–4  
2016–17 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Connah's Quay Nomads 0–1 0–0 0–1  

HonoursEdit

Recent historyEdit

Stabæk Fotball seasons[5]
Season League Pos Pld W D L GS GA Pts Cup Notes
1994 1. divisjon   2 22 13 3 6 43 32 42 Third round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
1995 Tippeligaen 9 26 9 6 11 36 40 33 Fourth round
1996 Tippeligaen 6 26 9 9 8 47 45 36 Quarter-final UEFA Intertoto Cup
1997 Tippeligaen 5 26 13 4 9 33 35 43 Quarter-final UEFA Intertoto Cup
1998 Tippeligaen 3 26 16 5 5 63 29 53 Champions UEFA Cup
1999 Tippeligaen 5 26 14 4 8 58 49 46 Fourth round UEFA Intertoto Cup
2000 Tippeligaen 5 26 12 6 8 59 33 42 Third round
2001 Tippeligaen 4 26 14 3 9 45 39 45 Fourth round UEFA Cup
2002 Tippeligaen 5 26 12 6 8 48 34 42 Semi-final
2003 Tippeligaen 3 26 11 9 6 51 35 42 Fourth round UEFA Cup
2004 Tippeligaen   13 26 7 6 13 25 40 27 Semi-final Relegated to the 1. divisjon
2005 1. divisjon   1 30 20 7 3 63 23 67 Quarter-final Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2006 Tippeligaen 5 26 10 9 7 53 36 39 Third round
2007 Tippeligaen 2 26 14 6 6 53 38 48 Semi-final UEFA Cup
2008 Tippeligaen 1 26 16 6 4 58 24 54 Final UEFA Champions League
2009 Tippeligaen 3 30 15 8 7 52 34 53 Quarter-final UEFA Europa League
2010 Tippeligaen 12 30 11 6 13 46 47 39 Third round
2011 Tippeligaen 10 30 11 6 13 44 50 39 Third round UEFA Europa League
2012 Tippeligaen   16 30 5 2 23 25 69 17 Third round Relegated to the 1. divisjon
2013 1. divisjon   2 30 14 10 6 51 46 52 Fourth round Promoted to the Tippeligaen
2014 Tippeligaen 9 30 11 6 13 44 52 39 Semi-final
2015 Tippeligaen 3 30 17 5 8 54 43 56 Semi-final UEFA Europa League
2016 Tippeligaen 14 30 8 7 15 35 42 31 Fourth round Reprieved from relegation after play-off
2017 Eliteserien 9 30 10 9 11 46 50 39 Quarter-final
2018 Eliteserien 14 30 6 11 13 37 50 29 Third round Reprieved from relegation after play-off
2019 Eliteserien 8 30 10 10 10 38 36 40 Fourth round
2020 Eliteserien 8 30 9 12 9 41 45 39 Cancelled
2021 Eliteserien   15 30 6 7 17 35 62 25 Relegated to the 1. divisjon

RecordsEdit

  • Greatest home victory: 8–0 vs. Molde FK, 29 October 2006
  • Greatest away victory: 14–0 vs. Vestfossen IF, 12 May 2008
  • Heaviest home loss: 0–7 vs. Lillestrøm SK, 20 March 2011
  • Heaviest away loss: 1–8 vs. SK Brann, 24 May 2001
  • Highest attendance, Telenor Arena: 13 402 vs. Rosenborg BK, 13 September 2009
  • Highest average attendance, season: 9,472, 2009
  • Most appearances, total: 365,   Morten Skjønsberg (2001–2011, 2014–2017)
  • Most appearances, league: 320,   Morten Skjønsberg (2001–2011, 2014–2017)
  • Most goals scored, total: 111,   Daniel Nannskog (2005–2009)
  • Most goals scored, league: 101,   Daniel Nannskog (2005–2010)
  • Most goals scored, Eliteserien: 62,   Daniel Nannskog (2006–2009)
  • Most goals scored, season: 32,   Daniel Nannskog (2005)
  • Most goals scored, Eliteserien, season: 19,   Petter Belsvik (1998),   Daniel Nannskog (2006; 2007)

Current playersEdit

As of 6 January 2022[6][7]

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   NOR Marius Amundsen Ulla
2 DF   DEN Kasper Pedersen
3 DF   NOR Yaw Ihle Amankwah (captain)
4 DF   NOR Simen Wangberg
6 MF   CIV Luc Kassi
10 MF   NOR Markus Solbakken
11 MF   NOR Kornelius Normann Hansen
12 GK   SWE Marcus Sandberg
15 DF   NOR Sturla Ottesen
16 MF   NOR Martin Høyland
18 DF   NOR Jeppe Moe
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   NOR Aleksander Andresen
22 MF   DEN Sammy Skytte
23 FW   NOR Oliver Valaker Edvardsen
24 MF   NOR Kaloyan Kostadinov
27 DF   NOR Nicolas Pignatel Jenssen
29 FW   NOR Kristoffer Lassen Harrison
30 DF   NOR Peder Vogt
67 MF   BEL Tortol Lumanza
77 FW   NOR Fitim Azemi
80 FW   NOR Herman Geelmuyden
MF   NOR Olav Lilleøren Veum

ManagersEdit

As of 7 November 2021
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Lars Tjernås 1993 1995
Hans Backe 1 January 1996 31 December 1997
Anders Linderoth 1 January 1998 26 May 2001
Gaute Larsen 26 May 2001 28 September 2004
Pål Berg (interim) 29 September 2004 30 November 2004 5 1 1 3 020.00
Jan Jönsson 1 December 2004 31 December 2010 203 109 47 47 053.69
Jörgen Lennartsson 1 January 2011[8] 27 November 2011[9] 33 13 6 14 039.39
Petter Belsvik 2 January 2012[10] 23 November 2013[11] 69 24 12 33 034.78
Bob Bradley 3 January 2014[12] 10 November 2015 72 38 11 23 052.78
Billy McKinlay 30 November 2015[2] 8 July 2016[3] 14 3 1 10 021.43
Toni Ordinas 8 July 2016 27 June 2018[13] 60 17 20 23 028.33
Henning Berg 4 July 2018[14] 6 June 2019 23 5 7 11 021.74
Jan Jönsson 11 June 2019[15] 4 July 2021 64 19 24 21 029.69
Eirik Kjønø 9 July 2021[1] present 19 6 3 10 031.58

Women's teamEdit

Stabæk Fotball also fields a women's team. In 2009, Stabæk became the first Norwegian association football club with both their men's and women’s teams in the premier divisions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Eirik Kjønø er Stabæks nye hovedtrener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Fra Bob til Billy". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 30 November 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Billy McKinlay fratrer som trener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 8 July 2016. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Fakta om Stadion". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Stabæk Fotball". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Amedia. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Lag / Stabæk". Stabæk Fotball (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Stabæk Menn Senior A Spillere". Norwegian Football Federation (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Ekslusivt intervju: Jørgen Lennartsson ny hovedtrener i Stabæk Fotball". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Jörgen Lennartsson klar för IF Elfsborg". svenskafans.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Belsvik ny Stabæk-trener: – Vi kan overraske". vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  11. ^ Holden, Lillian (23 November 2013). "Opprykkstrener Belsvik fikk jobb i andredivisjon". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Former United States and Egypt Coach Bob Bradley Appointed Stabaek Boss". insidefutbol.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Ordinas ferdig som A-lagstrener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Henning Berg ny Stabæk-trener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Bekreftet: Jönsson ny Stabæk-trener". www.vg.no (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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