Strømmen IF

Strømmen Idrettsforening is a Norwegian sports club from Strømmen. It has sections for football, athletics and gymnastics,[1] and formerly had sections for bandy, orienteering, skiing, speed skating, swimming among other sports.

Strømmen IF
Strommen IF logo.svg
Full nameStrømmen Idrettsforening
Founded25 September 1911; 111 years ago (25 September 1911)
GroundStrømmen Stadion
Capacity2,000
ChairmanLars Habberstad
CoachKasey Wehrman
League2. divisjon
20222. divisjon group 1, 6th of 14
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 25 September 1911 as Strømmen FK. The name was changed to FK Norrøna in 1914. In 1923 the club merged with Strømmen IL and took the name IL Norrøna. In 1935 it incorporated the club Strømmen BK, founded in the 1920s, and reverted its name back to Strømmen FK. On 27 June 1945, the club merged with AIF club Strømmen AIL, founded 1928, and got its current name.[2][3]

FootballEdit

The club reached the Norwegian Football Cup semi-final in 1957, and played in the Norwegian top flight from 1949 to 1955 and from 1956 to 1961, as well as in 1986 and 1988. The club hosts the record for lowest attendance in the highest league, 202. They play their matches at Strømmen Stadion.

In 2006, Strømmen won their 3. divisjon group. In the qualification match for the 2. divisjon they met Ullern. Strømmen won the first leg, 6–2, on home ground, and they lost the second leg, 4–2, but won 8–6 on aggregate, and achieved their promotion for the 2007 season. Strømmen got relegated in 2007, but retained their spot since Odd Grenland 2 got demoted to the 3. divisjon, following Odd's first team being relegated from the top tier, Tippeligaen. Thomas Berntsen was hired by Strømmen on 3 August 2008,[4] and with Berntsen as head coach, Strømmen avoided relegation to the 3. divisjon. Ahead of the 2009 season, Petter Myhre was named co-coach together with Berntsen.[5] With Berntsen and Myhre as coaches, Strømmen won their 2009 2. divisjon group and was promoted to 1. divisjon. In 2010 Strømmen finished three points behind a promotion play-offs spot. In the decisive match of the 2011 season, Strømmen avoided relegation with a 6–1 win against Nybergsund.[6] After the 2011 season, Berntsen was replaced by Erland Johnsen.[7]

Recent historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA Pts Cup Notes
2001 D3/4 3 22 10 5 7 46 37 35 1st qualifying round
2002 D3/5 3 22 14 4 4 75 38 46 1st qualifying round
2003 D3/5 2 22 17 1 4 65 23 52 1st qualifying round
2004 D3/3 1 22 19 2 1 76 21 59 1st round Lost playoffs for promotion
2005 D3/4 2 20 12 2 6 56 38 38 2nd round
2006 D3/4   1 22 19 1 2 84 32 58 1st qualifying round Promoted to 2. divisjon
2007 D2/1 12 26 8 4 14 50 52 28 1st round Avoided relegation due to the relegation of the reserve teams of Odd Grenland and Start
2008 D2/1 11 26 8 5 13 31 49 29 1st round
2009 D2/1   1 26 20 3 3 77 31 63 2nd round Promoted to 1. divisjon
2010 1D 7 28 12 4 12 43 42 40 3rd round
2011 1D 12 30 9 7 14 43 58 34 2nd round
2012 1D 11 30 10 7 13 39 51 37 2nd round
2013 1D 11 30 9 11 10 39 43 38 2nd round
2014 1D 10 30 11 8 11 59 54 41 3rd round
2015 1D 8 30 10 7 13 33 39 37 4th round
2016 1D 7 30 13 8 9 46 45 47 3rd round
2017 1D 11 30 9 9 12 39 47 36 2nd round
2018 1D 11 30 12 2 16 49 53 38 2nd round
2019 1D 13 30 7 10 13 32 46 30 4th round
2020 1D 10 30 10 8 12 47 51 35 Cancelled
2021 1D   16 30 4 12 14 32 49 24 2nd round Relegated to 2. divisjon
2022 2D 6 24 9 4 11 36 39 31 1st round

Source:[8]

Current squadEdit

As of 1 September 2022[9]

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   RWA Clement Twizere Buhake
2 DF   NOR Sebastian Gjelsvik
3 DF   NOR Henrik Olav Hatlen Osen
4 DF   NOR Simen Olafsen
5 DF   NOR Sverre Bjørkkjær
6 FW   NOR Christopher Cheng
7 DF   NOR Magnus Lankhof Dahlby
8 MF   NOR Brage Naustdal
9 FW   NOR Abdul-Basit Agouda
10 MF   NOR Mustapha Achrifi
11 FW   DEN Lorent Callaku
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 GK   NOR Nicklas Berg-Eriksen
14 MF   NOR Tobias Myhre
15 DF   AUS Cameron Crestani
16 MF   NOR Nikolai Solberg
17 MF   AUS Aiden Harvey
18 FW   NOR Oskar Uteng
20 MF   NOR Apipon Tongnoy
21 DF   NOR Jonathan Lein Valberg
22 FW   NOR Eiliv Hoel Solheim
23 MF   NOR Shadi Ali
45 FW   NOR Chimaobi Ifejilika

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2021–22 and transfers summer 2022.

AthleticsEdit

Former cross-country skier Thomas Alsgaard competed for Strømmen IF in steeplechase and long-distance running in his younger days.[10]

The club's only Norwegian champion in athletics is Otto Rui. He won the hammer throw in 1987, and also took national medals in 1985, 1988 and 1989.[11] Sidsel Kjellås is their winningest domestic medalist, with silver medals in the 80 metres hurdles in 1964,[12] pentathlon in 1965,[13] and the tetrathlon in 1966[14] and a bronze in the standing long jump in 1965.[15] Birgit Tofthagen took a national silver medal in the high jump in 1964,[16] and Unni Lundby took a bronze medal in the 200 metres in 1969.[17] Strømmen's women' team in the 4 x 100 metres relay also took a national silver medal in 1965 and a bronze in 1970.[18]

The club hosted the 1992 Norwegian Cross-Country Championships.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fakta Strømmen IF". strommen-if.no (in Norwegian). Strømmen IF. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Om Strømmen IF" (in Norwegian). Greyhounds (supporter club). Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  3. ^ Thingsrud, Leif (1989). "Arbeideridrett i kamptid. Et tilbakeblikk på AIF i Akershus". Arbeiderbevegelsens Historielag i Akershus' Årbok (in Norwegian). Lillestrøm: Arbeiderbevegelsens Historielag i Akershus (2): 48–60. ISSN 0802-4537.
  4. ^ "Thomas Berntsen ny trener". greyhoundsweb.no (in Norwegian). Strømmen IF unofficial supporter club. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Petter Myhre sidestilt hovedtrener". rb.no (in Norwegian). Romerikes Blad. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Asker rykket ned". nettavisen.no (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 30 October 2011. Archived from the original on 31 October 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Erland Johnsen blir Strømmen-trener". aftenposten.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Strømmen IF". NIFS (in Norwegian). NTB. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  9. ^ "A-laget" [First team] (in Norwegian). Strømmen IF.
  10. ^ Hauge, Willy. "Athletics statistics, Akershus county, men aged 20 and less". Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2011-01-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "80 meter Hekk/Hurdles". Friidrett.no. Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  13. ^ "5-kamp/Pentathlon". Friidrett.no. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  14. ^ "3-kamp/Triathlon". Friidrett.no. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2010-11-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2010-07-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2010-11-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "404". {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  19. ^ "404". {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)

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