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Strømsgodset Toppfotball is a Norwegian football club from Gulskogen in Drammen, who plays in Eliteserien. It is the elite football section of the multi-sports club Strømsgodset IF.

Strømsgodset
Strømsgodset IF logo.svg
Full nameStrømsgodset Toppfotball
Nickname(s)Godset
Founded10 February 1907; 112 years ago (10 February 1907)
GroundMarienlyst Stadion
Capacity8,935
ChairmanTrond Esaiassen
ManagerHenrik Pedersen
LeagueEliteserien
2018Eliteserien, 13th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The multi-sports club was founded 10 February 1907, but the football team first found success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Led by the young striker Steinar Pettersen and his team-mates, the «Rødgata Boys» (nicknamed after the street most of them lived on), Strømsgodset got promoted from the fourth tier to the top flight in just a few years. The team then went on to win the top division in 1970 and the Norwegian Cup in 1969, 1970, 1973.

In the following decades, the club struggled more. However, the relegation to the third tier in 1986 was a turning point for the football team, and the club was promoted to the top flight again in 1989. In 1991, the club secured its fourth Norwegian Cup, and a turbulent decade followed, with promotions and relegations. In 1997 they lost the cup final, but secured bronze medals in the league.

After five years in the second tier, the economic situation had become a problem for the club, almost bringing it to bankruptcy in 2005. However, local investors saved the club, and this was the start of the second successful period. The club was promoted to Tippeligaen, won the Norwegian cup in 2010, and gradually grew into one of the best teams in Norway. A 2nd place in 2012 was followed by another championship in 2013, the club's second league title.

Home groundEdit

 
Fireworks over stadium

Strømsgodset Toppfotball play their home games at Marienlyst Stadion. The stadium has been rebuilt several times, most recently with a new south end ("Klokkesvingen") in 2014. There, safe standing (rail seats) was installed, which increased the capacity to 8,935 in matches where standing supporters are allowed. Safe standing has also been installed in the north end. When an all-seating stadium is required, the capacity is 8,060.

Record attendance for the club is 16,687 against Rosenborg BK in 1969.[1] However, local rivals Mjøndalen holds the all-time record from a Cup semi final tie versus Viking in 1949, by approximately another thousand.

The stadium often goes under the name of "Gamle Gress" (meaning "Old turf")

Field measurements are 106 m x 68 m.

The turf has now been replaced with an artificial grass surface.

Marienlyst Stadium has frequently been used in Norway U21 International matches, and on 16 October 2012 when Norway U21 beat France U21 5–3 at Marienlyst and qualified for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, after France won 1–0 in the first play-off match.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Winners (2): 1970, 2013
Runners-up (2): 2012, 2015
Third (3): 1969, 1972, 1997
Winners (5): 1969, 1970, 1973, 1991, 2010
Runners-up (2): 1993, 1997
Winners (1): 2006

Strømsgodset in EuropeEdit

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Nantes 0–5 3–2 3–7
1971–72 European Cup 1R   Arsenal 1–3 0–4 1–7
1973–74 UEFA Cup 1R   Leeds United 1–1 1–6 2–7
1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Liverpool 0–1 0–11 0–12
1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup QR   Hapoel Petah Tikva 0–2 0–2 0–4
1998–99 UEFA Cup 2Q   Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 0–1 1–1(aet)[a]
1R   Aston Villa 0–3 2–3 2–6
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 3Q   Atlético Madrid 0–2 1–2 1–4
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Debreceni VSC 2–2 3–0 5–2
3Q   FK Jablonec 1–3 1–2 2–5
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Steaua București 0–1 0–2 0–3
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   FK Partizani 3–1 1–0 4–1
2Q   Mladá Boleslav 0–1 2–1 2–2[b]
3Q   Hajduk Split 0–2 0–2 0–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q   SønderjyskE 2–2 (aet) 1–2 3–4
Notes
  1. ^ Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 Strømsgodset on aggregate. Strømsgodset won 4–2 on penalties.
  2. ^ Strømsgodset advanced on the away goals rule.

Recent historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2009 Tippeligaen 12 30 10 6 14 40 42 36 Second round
2010 Tippeligaen 7 30 13 4 13 51 59 43 Winner
2011 Tippeligaen 8 30 12 9 9 44 43 45 Fourth round
2012 Tippeligaen 2 30 17 7 6 62 40 58 Quarter-final
2013 Tippeligaen 1 30 19 6 5 66 26 63 Second round
2014 Tippeligaen 4 30 15 5 10 48 42 50 Third round
2015 Tippeligaen 2 30 17 6 7 67 44 57 Third round
2016 Tippeligaen 7 30 12 8 10 44 40 44 Semi-Final
2017 Eliteserien 4 30 14 8 8 45 37 50 Third round
2018 Eliteserien 13 30 7 10 13 46 48 31 Final
2019 (in progress) Eliteserien 15 21 5 4 12 23 39 19 Third round

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Players and staffEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 22 August 2019[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 Viljar Myhra
2   DF Mounir Hamoud
3   DF Jonathan Parr
4   DF Duplexe Tchamba (on loan from Strasbourg)
5   DF Jakob Glesnes
6   MF Henning Hauger
7   MF Herman Stengel
8   MF Johan Hove
9   FW Sebastian Pedersen
10   FW Moses Mawa
11   FW Kristoffer Tokstad
14   DF Nicholas Mickelson
No. Position Player
18   MF Martin Rønning Ovenstad
20   MF Mikkel Maigaard
22   DF Prosper Mendy
23   MF Martin Spelmann
26   DF Lars Christopher Vilsvik
35   GK Martin Hansen
36   MF Hasan Duman
39   DF Lars Sætra
42   MF Jack Ipalibo (on loan from Villarreal C)
53   GK Matias Finnestrand
77   MF Muhamed Keita
88   FW Lars-Jørgen Salvesen

For season transfers, see transfers summer 2018 and transfers winter 2018–19.

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
17   DF Christopher Lindquist (on loan at Kristiansund until 31 December 2019)
19   FW Halldor Stenevik (on loan at Sogndal until 31 December 2019)
21   MF Mathias Gjerstrøm (on loan at Kongsvinger until 31 December 2019)
40   GK Morten Sætra (on loan at Strømmen until 31 December 2019)
63   FW Magnus Lankhof Dahlby (on loan at Grorud until 31 July 2019)

Coaching staffEdit

As of 14 December 2018[5]
Head coach Henrik Pedersen
Assistant coach Håkon Wibe Lund
Assistant coach Ronny Holmedal
Fitness coach Torstein Dalen
Goalkeeper coach Anders Rønning
Physio Thomas T. Ødegaard
Physio Marius Hoel
Player development

Administrative staffEdit

Chairman Tom Saxegaard
Managing director Dag Lindseth Andersen
Sports director Jostein Flo

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lie, Børre Ivar (21 June 2012). "Mjøndalen har rekorden på "Gamle Gress"" (in Norwegian). Drammens Tidende. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Norge klar for U21-EM". NRK. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).
  4. ^ "A-laget spillere". www.godset.no. Strømsgodset Toppfotball. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Lag / Strømsgodset" (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Trenere - Strømgodset". Strømsgodset Toppfotball. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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