Strømsgodset Toppfotball

Strømsgodset Toppfotball is a Norwegian professional football club based in Gulskogen, Drammen, that competes in the Eliteserien. It is the elite football section of the multi-sports club Strømsgodset IF.

Strømsgodset
Full nameStrømsgodset Toppfotball
Nickname(s)Godset
Founded10 February 1907; 117 years ago (10 February 1907)
GroundMarienlyst Stadion
Capacity8,935
ChairmanAnn Sire Fjerdingstad
Manager(s)Jørgen Isnes
LeagueEliteserien
2023Eliteserien, 7th
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.[1] 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.[1] The team then went on to win the top division in 1970 and the Norwegian Cup in 1969, 1970, 1973.[1]

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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1]

Home ground edit

 
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.[2] 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.[3]

Honours edit

Strømsgodset in Europe edit

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 (a.e.t.) 0–1 1–1 (4–2 p)
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 (a)
3Q   Hajduk Split 0–2 0–2 0–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q   SønderjyskE 2–2 (a.e.t.) 1–2 3–4

Recent history edit

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 Runners-up
2019 Eliteserien 11 30 8 8 14 41 54 32 Third round
2020 Eliteserien 13 30 7 10 13 41 57 31 Cancelled
2021 Eliteserien 9 30 9 9 12 43 43 36 Semi-final
2022 Eliteserien 12 30 9 6 15 44 55 33 Second round
2023 Eliteserien 7 30 13 3 14 37 35 42 Fourth round

[4]

Players and staff edit

First team squad edit

As of 22 July 2023[5]

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 Per Kristian Bråtveit
3 DF   NOR Sondre Fosnæss Hanssen
4 DF   NOR Sivert Westerlund
5 DF   NOR Bent Sørmo
8 MF   KOS Kreshnik Krasniqi
9 FW   NOR Elias Melkersen
10 MF   NOR Herman Stengel (vice-captain)
11 FW   NOR Jostein Ekeland
12 GK   NOR Simo Lampinen-Skaug
14 MF   NOR Ole Enersen
15 MF   NOR Andreas Heredia-Randen
16 DF   GAM Dadi Gaye (on loan from Tromsø)
17 DF   ISL Logi Tómasson
18 DF   GHA Ernest Boahene
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   NOR Chrisander Sørum
20 MF   GHA Emmanuel Danso
21 MF   IRQ Marko Farji
22 MF   NOR Jonas Therkelsen
23 MF   NOR Eirik Ulland Andersen
25 DF   NOR Jesper Taaje
26 DF   NOR Lars-Christopher Vilsvik
27 DF   NOR Fredrik Kristensen Dahl
30 DF   NOR Fabian Holst-Larsen
32 GK   NOR Frank Stople
71 DF   NOR Gustav Valsvik (captain)
77 FW   NOR Marcus Mehnert

Coaching staff edit

As of 7 May 2023[5]
Head coach Jørgen Isnes
Assistant coach Børre Steenslid
Didrik Bjella
Fitness coach Simen Haukås
Goalkeeping coach Onar Nymoen
Player developer Kjetil Lundebakken
Physio Tom Arild Wike
Physio Erik Walcott
Physio Filip Snincák
Doctor Erik Dag Knudsen

Administrative staff edit

Chairman Ann Sire Fjerdingstad
Managing director Magne Jordan Nilsen
Sports director Jostein Flo

Head coaches edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Historien om Strømsgodset. "Fra Rødgata til Gamle gress". Strømsgodset official website (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  2. ^ Lie, Børre Ivar (21 June 2012). "Mjøndalen har rekorden på "Gamle Gress"" (in Norwegian). Drammens Tidende. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Norge klar for U21-EM". NRK. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).
  5. ^ a b "A-laget spillere". www.godset.no. Strømsgodset Toppfotball. Retrieved 22 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Trenere - Strømgodset". Strømsgodset Toppfotball. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01.

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