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Stabæk Fotball is a Norwegian association football club based in Bærum, and a section 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. Their home stadium is the Nadderud Stadion after a three-year-long stay at the Telenor Arena. Their current chairman is Espen Moe.

Stabæk
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Full name Stabæk Fotball
Nickname(s) De Blaa (The Blue Ones)
Founded 16 March 1912; 106 years ago (1912-03-16)
Ground Nadderud Stadion
Capacity 5,000
Chairman Espen Moe
Manager Henning Berg
League Eliteserien
2017 Eliteserien, 9th
Website Club website
Current season

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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 Adeccoligaen 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 Norwegian Premier League, 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 Community Shield 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.[1] McKinlay resigned as manager on 8 July 2016, after being knocked out of the UEFA Europa League by Welsh club Connah's Quay Nomads.[2]

StadiumEdit

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 7,000 spectators.

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

AchievementsEdit

Recent historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1994 1. Divisjon   2 22 13 3 6 43 32 42 Third round
1995 Tippeligaen 9 26 9 6 11 36 40 33 Fourth round
1996 Tippeligaen 6 26 9 9 8 47 45 36 Quarterfinal UEFA Intertoto Cup
1997 Tippeligaen 5 26 13 4 9 33 35 43 Quarterfinal 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 Semifinal
2003 Tippeligaen 3 26 11 9 6 51 35 42 Fourth round UEFA Cup
2004 Tippeligaen   13 26 7 6 13 25 40 27 Semifinal Relegated to the 1. Divisjon
2005 1. Divisjon   1 30 20 7 3 63 23 67 Quarterfinal 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 Semifinal 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 Quarterfinal 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 Semifinal
2015 Tippeligaen 3 30 17 5 8 54 43 56 Semifinal 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 Quarterfinal
2018 (in progress) Eliteserien 15 25 5 9 11 30 44 24 Third round

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RecordsEdit

Current playersEdit

As of 8 April 2018[4]

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 Simen Lillevik Kjellevold
2   DF Ronald Hernández
4   DF Vadim Demidov
5   DF Steinar Strømnes
6   DF Håkon Skogseid
7   FW Raymond Gyasi
8   MF John Hou Sæter
9   FW Abdul-Basit Agouda
10   FW Franck Boli
11   MF Moussa Njie
12   GK Marcus Sandberg
15   DF Morten Renå Olsen
16   DF Andreas Hanche-Olsen (Captain)
No. Position Player
18   DF Jeppe Moe
19   MF Aboubakar Keita (on loan from Copenhagen)
20   MF Ola Brynhildsen
21   MF Daniel Granli
23   MF Emil Bohinen
25   MF Hugo Vetlesen
28   MF Luc Kassi
42   DF Tobias Borchgrevink Børkeeiet
50   FW Oscar Aga
77   MF Filip Valenčič
88   FW Herman Geelmuyden
99   FW Ohi Omoijuanfo

For season transfers, see List of Norwegian football transfers winter 2017–18 and List of Norwegian football transfers summer 2018.

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player

ManagersEdit

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

Women's teamEdit

Stabæk Fotball also fields a women's team, and 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 "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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Stabæk Fotball". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Amedia. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Lag". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Jörgen Lennartsson klar för IF Elfsborg". svenskafans.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Belsvik ny Stabæk-trener: – Vi kan overraske". vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  8. ^ Holden, Lillian (23 November 2013). "Opprykkstrener Belsvik fikk jobb i andredivisjon". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Former United States and Egypt Coach Bob Bradley Appointed Stabaek Boss". insidefutbol.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Ordinas ferdig som A-lagstrener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Henning Berg ny Stabæk-trener". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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