Upsala IF is a Swedish sports club located in the city of Uppsala.[1]

Upsala IF
Upsala IF logo.svg
Full nameUpsala Idrottsförening
Nickname(s)UIF
Founded1904
GroundEkebydalens IP
Uppsala
Sweden
ChairmanMarcus Kvarneå
Head CoachJohan Nilsson
LeagueDivision 5
2018Division 4 Uppland, 11th (Relegated)

BackgroundEdit

Upsala IF was formed on 11 December 1904 when IK Swithiod and Erikslunds IK decided to merge. It was intended that the new club would be named Allmänna Idrottsklubben, Uppsala, but the club was refused entry into the Riksidrottsförbundet (Swedish Sports Confederation) because of the similarity to the name used by AIK in the northern suburbs of Stockholm. The name was eventually changed at the beginning of 1907 to Upsala Idrottsförening and the club joined the RF.[2]

UIF provides a classic example of a multi-sport club with five active sections covering boxing, football / youth football, athletics, handball and orienteering. Over the years the club had as many as 14 sports in its programme including bandy, ice hockey, chess, tennis, cycling, skiing, racewalking and swimming but these sports are no longer active. The club currently has nearly 2,000 members.[3]

Since their foundation, Upsala IF has participated mainly in the middle and the lower divisions of the Swedish football league system.

Upsala IF is affiliated to Upplands Fotbollförbund.[4]

Recent historyEdit

In recent seasons Upsala IF have competed in the following divisions:

2018 – Division IV, Uppland
2017 – Division IV, Uppland
2016 – Division III, Östra Svealand
2015 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2014 – Division III, Östra Svealand
2013 – Division IV, Uppland
2012 – Division IV, Uppland
2011 – Division III, Norra Svealand
2010 – Division IV, Uppland
2009 – Division IV, Uppland
2008 – Division IV, Uppland
2007 – Division IV, Uppland
2006 – Division IV, Uppland
2005 – Division IV, Uppland
2004 – Division V, Uppland Norra
2003 – Division IV, Uppland
2002 – Division IV, Uppland
2001 – Division III, Norra Svealand
2000 – Division IV, Uppland/Gotland Höst
2000 – Division IV, Uppland Östra
1999 – Division III, Norra Svealand [5][6][7]

AttendancesEdit

In recent seasons Upsala IF has had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2009 Not available Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2010 71 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2011 127 Div 3 Norra Svealand Tier 5
2012 58 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2013 71 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2014 102 Div 3 Östra Svealand, Tier 5
2015 178 Div 2 Norra Svealand, Tier 4
2016 52 Div 3 Östra Svealand, Tier 5
2017 67 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6
2018 80 Div 4 Uppland Tier 6

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [8]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Upsala IF – Fotboll Klubb". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Upsala IF – Historik". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Upsala IF – Historik". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Upsala IF – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  5. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Upsala IF". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Upsala IF – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet – svenskfotboll.se". Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2011.

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