Vålerenga Fotball Damer

Vålerenga Fotball Damer is the women's football branch of Vålerenga Fotball. Based in Oslo, the team plays in Norway's top league, Toppserien.

Vålerenga Fotball
Vålerenga Oslo logo.svg
Full nameVålerenga Fotball Damer
GroundIntility Arena
Oslo
Capacity17,834
CoachNils Lexerød
LeagueToppserien
2021Toppserien, 4th of 10

The team first won promotion to Toppserien in 2011 after earning promotion from the First Division. This made Vålerenga the third Norwegian club with both a men's team and a women's team in the top-tier league, and the first club to have its own women's team win promotion to Toppserien, as the two other clubs, Stabæk Fotball and Lillestrøm SK, inherited another club's women's team.[1]

In 2020, the club made record by winning the Toppserien and the NM Kvinner, their first major titles after finishing runners-up at the previous editions.[2][3]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 June 2022[4]

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 Guro Pettersen
3 DF   DEN Stine Ballisager Pedersen
4 DF   NOR Malin Sunde
5 DF   NOR Andrine Tomter
6 DF   NOR Camilla Huseby
7 MF   DEN Janni Thomsen
8 MF   NOR Rikke Nygard
9 FW   NOR Elise Thorsnes
10 MF   NOR Olaug Tvedten
11 DF   ISL Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir
13 MF   DEN Agnete Nielsen
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   NOR Ylinn Tennebø
16 DF   NOR Emma Iversen
17 DF   NZL Ally Green
18 MF   NOR Thea Bjelde
22 MF   SRB Dejana Stefanović
26 FW   NOR Runa Lillegård
27 FW   NOR Lina Klech
29 MF   NOR Mari Nyhagen
30 MF   NOR Stine Nybø Brekken
32 GK   USA Jalen Tompkins
40 GK   NOR Klara Sporsem

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Director of football Eli Landsem
Head coach Nils Lexerød
Assistant coach Steinar Pedersen
Head of Youth Development Tommy Berntsen
Goalkeeper coach Ken Eilif Nilsen
Fitness coach Luchiano Arias
Physio Helene Moa
Mental coach Peder Daviknes
Equipment manager Henning Aamodt

Notable former playersEdit


Recent seasonsEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2010 1. divisjon 3 22 11 6 5 38 24 39 Second round
2011 1. divisjon   1 20 14 3 3 52 22 45 Third round Promoted to Toppserien
2012 Toppserien 8 22 6 5 11 27 47 23 Third round
2013 Toppserien 5 22 8 8 6 41 37 32 Semi-final
2014 Toppserien 7 22 9 3 10 27 45 30 Third round
2015 Toppserien 10 22 6 3 13 22 42 21 Third round
2016 Toppserien 9 22 6 5 11 25 48 23 Third round
2017 Toppserien 7 22 10 4 8 38 33 34 Final
2018 Toppserien 6 22 10 3 9 37 35 33 Quarter-final
2019 Toppserien 2 22 14 4 4 41 24 46 Final
2020 Toppserien 1 18 11 5 2 39 14 38 Winners
2021 Toppserien 4 18 11 2 5 46 17 35 Winners

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vålerengas kvinnelag rykket opp til Toppserien" (in Norwegian). TV2. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Vålerenga wins first Toppserien title". Kick442.com. 6 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Vålerenga complete historic domestic double". Goal.com. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  4. ^ "A-laget - spillere". vif-damefotball.no. Retrieved 30 June 2022.