Westermalms IF

Westermalms IF FK is a Swedish football club located in Stockholm that competed in the Allsvenskan for two seasons in the late 1920s. The club currently play eight tiers lower in Division 7 Stockholm D.[1]

Westermalms IF
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Full nameWestermalms Idrottsförening Fotbollklubb
Founded1902
GroundStadshagens IP
Stockholm
Sweden
ChairmanLudde Lundh
Head CoachTomas Jensing
LeagueDivision 7 – Stockholm
2021Division 7 Stockholm D, 3rd

The original colours of the team were black and white striped shirts and blue shorts. [2]

BackgroundEdit

Westermalms IF is a Swedish sports club from Kungsholmen in the centre of Stockholm. The club caters for football, handball, floorball and athletics. The club is primarily known for its football team, which in the early days of Swedish football was one of the most important teams in the country and played two seasons in the Allsvenskan in 1926/27 and 1928/29. The club also spent seven seasons in Division 2 in the 1920s and early 1930s. They won the Division 2 Östsvenska Serien on 3 occasions, the last time being in 1927/28[3]

Westermalms IF was founded on the Friday 1 August 1902 when 17 young people met at a cafe at Fleminggatan 62. The original name of the club was Idrottsklubben Friggs. Barely a decade later the club was already among the best football teams in Sweden, but without being able to win a title. Individual players such as Herbert Almqvist, Rune Bergström and Birger Carlsson were among a number of players at the club, who represented the Swedish national team.

In later years the fortunes of Westermalms IF FK plummeted and the club has remained entrenched in the lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 7 Stockholm D which is the ninth tier of Swedish football.[4] They play their home matches at the Stadshagens IP in Stockholm.[5][6]

Westermalms IF are affiliated to the Stockholms Fotbollförbund.[7]

Season to seasonEdit

In their halcyon early seasons Westermalms IF competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1924–25 Tier 2 Division 2 Östsvenska Serien 1st Promotion Playoffs
1925–26 Tier 2 Division 2 Östsvenska Serien 1st Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1926–27 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 11th Relegated
1927–28 Tier 2 Division 2 Östsvenska Serien 1st Promotion Playoffs
1928–29 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 12th Relegated
1929–30 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 7th
1930–31 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 9th
1931–32 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 9th
1932–33 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra 9th Relegated
1933–34 Tier 3 Division 3 Östsvenska 3rd
1934–35 Tier 3 Division 3 Östsvenska 7th
1935–36 Tier 3 Division 3 Östsvenska 9th Relegated

[8][9]

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

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1999 Tier 8 Division 7 Stockholm D 6th
2000 Tier 8 Division 7 Stockholm D 3rd
2001 Tier 8 Division 7 Stockholm D 8th
2002 Tier 8 Division 7 Stockholm D 8th
2003 Tier 8 Division 7 Stockholm D 4th
2004 Tier 8 Division 7 Stockholm D 6th
2005 Tier 8 Division 7 Stockholm D 2nd
2006* Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm B 5th
2007 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm B 4th
2008 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm A 6th
2009 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm C 2nd
2010 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm C 4th
2011 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm C 2nd
2012 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm C 10th Relegated
2013 Tier 9 Division 7 Stockholm F 1st Promoted
2014 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm C 2nd
2015 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm C 5th
2016 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm C 9th Relegated
2017 Tier 9 Division 7 Stockholm F 2nd Promotion Playoffs - Promoted
2018 Tier 8 Division 6 Stockholm E 9th Relegated
2019 Tier 9 Division 7 Stockholm D 3rd
2020 Tier 9 Division 7 Stockholm D 4th
2021 Tier 9 Division 7 Stockholm D 3rd

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in changes in divisions. [10]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Westermalms IF – Fotboll Klubb". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  2. ^ "Sportboken - FOTBOLLBOKEN".
  3. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Westermalms IF". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  4. ^ "Stockholms Fotbollförbund – Serietabell H 6 C, 2010". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  5. ^ "Fotbollsverige.se – Division 6 Stockholm C herrar". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  6. ^ "Westermalms IF FK – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  7. ^ "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Westermalms IF – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  8. ^ "GAIS – Lagfacta – Westermalms IF". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  9. ^ "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  10. ^ "Stockholm C — Division 6 – 2010 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 2010-11-03.

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