|Full name||Allmänna Idrottsklubben|
|Nickname(s)||Gnaget (The Gnaw)|
|Founded||15 February 1891|
1896 (football department)
|Ground||Friends Arena, Solna, Stockholm|
|Head coach||Bartosz Grzelak|
AIK Fotboll (LSE : 0DI2), more commonly known simply as AIK (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɑ̂ːiːˌkoː] ), an abbreviation for Allmänna Idrottsklubben (meaning the public or general sports club), is a Swedish football club competing in Allsvenskan, the top flight of Swedish football. The club was founded 1891 in Stockholm and the football department was formed in 1896. AIK's home ground is Friends Arena, located in Solna in central Stockholm County.
League champions 2018, AIK has 12 championship titles and is third in the all-time Allsvenskan table. The club holds the record for having played the most seasons in the Swedish top flight. In addition, in this century AIK is the club that has finished top three in Allsvenskan the most times (11), and finished top three six times in a row (2013–2018). AIK is consequently the Swedish club that has qualified for UEFA club competitions the most times this century.
Affiliated with the Stockholm Football Association,AIK is the only side from Stockholm to have qualified for the group stage of a UEFA competition; the club reached the quarter-finals of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, qualified for the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League group stage, and competed in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stage.
The first shirt is black and the second shirt is white. Shorts are white or, on rare occasions, black. Socks are striped in black and yellow; second socks are all white. A yellow third jersey was used in 2004, an orange third jersey was used in 2007, a dark-blue third jersey was used in 2010 and a grey commemorative third jersey was used in 2016. A dark-blue first shirt was used for the 2017–2018 UEFA Europa League qualification campaign.
When Adidas was the kit provider, new kits were launched every even year. Nike, however, releases a new AIK kit every year, before the start of the new season.
Apart from the brand of their kit provider Nike, AIK has the logos of the following sponsors visible on their shirt and shorts: Notar, a real-estate agent; Stadium, a sporting-goods retail chain; German automakers Volkswagen; and league sponsors Svenska Spel, a government-owned gambling company (whose logo is on the right sleeve of the shirts of all Allsvenskan teams).
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor (chest)|
|1981||Hummel||Eldorado (grocery brand)|
|1982–84||Umbro||BPA (technical installation)|
|1985–88||Nike||BPA or Första Sparbanken (banking company)|
|1989–90||Puma||Folksam (insurance company)|
|1991||Folksam or Kombilott (lottery)|
|1992||Folksam or Trippellott (lottery)|
|1995–96||Scandic (hotel chain)|
|2018–||Nike||Notar (real-estate agent)|
Since the 2013 season, AIK play their home games at the Nationalarenan (known for sponsorship reasons as Friends Arena until 2023), which also houses the Swedish national football team. The decision which arena would replace Råsunda, the club's home up until the 2012 season, was made by a vote of the club's members, held in 2011, which resulted in a large majority favoring Nationalarenan over Tele2 Arena.[ citation needed ]
AIK's main rival is Djurgården, also formed in 1891 in Stockholm, just three weeks after AIK. Widely considered the fiercest rivalry in Swedish – and arguably also Nordic – football,the fixture between the clubs is known as Tvillingderbyt (the Twin derby). AIK also maintains a strong animosity towards the third major Stockholm side Hammarby. The club's biggest rival outside the Stockholm urban area is IFK Göteborg, followed by Malmö FF.
In 2006 AIK had an average attendance of over 21,000, the highest in Sweden [ citation needed ] more than any other club in Sweden. AIK finished the 2013 season with an average attendance of 18,900, the highest number in Scandinavia. That was also the first season with the new arena. In 2018, AIK broke the record for most sold tickets in an Allsvenskan game in the derby against Hammarby two weeks before the game was played.In 2007 AIK had an average attendance of over 20,000. AIK have had the highest average attendance 39 times,
The club's entrance music and hymn is "Å vi e AIK" (meaning "Oh we are AIK"), a Swedish-lyric version (written in the 1980s) of a 1971 song, "The Last Farewell", originally performed by its co-writer, the British-Kenyan folk singer Roger Whittaker. The recording that has been used as AIK's entrance music since the mid 00s was released in 2002, an arrangement somewhat closer to Elvis Presley's 1976 cover of the song.
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|Managing Director||Björn Wesström|
|Assistant Managing Director||Håkan Strandlund|
|Director of Sports||Henrik Jurelius|
|Head Scout||Tobias Ackerman|
|Head Coach||Bartosz Grzelak|
|Assistant Coach||Andreas Janmyr|
|Assistant Coach||Sean O'Shea|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Kyriakos Stamatopoulos|
|Fitness Coach||Michael Lawson|
|Data Analyst||Lukas Arndt|
|Equipment Manager||Håkan Sjöberg|
|1964–65||International Football Cup||Group C2||Angers||4–1||1–3||Placed 2nd|
|1965–66||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||First round||Bruxelles||0–0||3–1||3–1|
|1966–67||International Football Cup||Group B3||Carl Zeiss Jena||0–0||1–4||Placed 4th|
|1967||International Football Cup||Group B6||AGF||1–0||2–1||Placed 3rd|
|1968–69||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||First round||Skeid||2–1||1–1||3–2|
|Second round||Hannover 96||4–2||2–5||6–7|
|1970||International Football Cup||Group B3||Lausanne Sports||1–1||2–2||Placed 3rd|
|1973||International Football Cup||Group 2||Duisburg||3–1||1–1||Placed 3rd|
|1973–74||UEFA Cup||First round||B 1903||1–1||1–2||2–3|
|1974||International Football Cup||Group 6||Linz||3–2||1–6||Placed 4th|
|1975||International Football Cup||Group 5||Tennis Borussia Berlin||2–3||3–1||Placed 4th|
|1975–76||UEFA Cup||First round||Spartak Moscow||1–1||0–1||1–2|
|1976||International Football Cup||Group 4||Baník Ostrava||0–1||0–2||Placed 4th|
|1976–77||European Cup Winners' Cup||First round||Galatasaray||1–2||1–1||2–3|
|1984||International Football Cup||Group 5||Górnik Zabrze||2–3||0–1||Placed 1st|
|1984–85||UEFA Cup||First round||Dundee United||1–0||0–3||1–3|
|1985||International Football Cup||Group 4||Bohemians Praha||2–1||1–1||Placed 1st|
|1985–86||European Cup Winners' Cup||First round||Red Boys Differdange||8–0||5–0||13–0|
|Second round||Dukla Prague||2–2||0–1||2–3|
|1987||International Football Cup||Group 6||Lech Poznań||4–1||0–0||Placed 1st|
|1987–88||UEFA Cup||First round||Vítkovice||0–2||1–1||1–3|
|1993–94||UEFA Champions League||First round||Sparta Prague||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|1994||International Football Cup||Group 3||Bayer Leverkusen||3–2||Placed 1st|
|1994–95||UEFA Cup||Prel. round||Mažeikiai||2–0||2–0||4–0|
|First round||Slavia Prague||0–0||2–2||2–2||Away goal|
|1996–97||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||First round||KR||1–1||1–0||2–1|
|Second round||Nîmes Olympique||0–1||3–1||3–2|
|1997–98||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||First round||Primorje||0–1||1–1||1–2|
|1999–00||UEFA Champions League||Second round||Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev||2–0||1–0||3–0|
|Third round||AEK Athens||1–0||0–0||1–0|
|Group B||Arsenal||2–3||1–3||Placed 4th|
|2000–01||UEFA Cup||Qual. round||Gomel||1–0||2–0||3–0|
|2001||UEFA Intertoto Cup||First round||Carmarthen Town||3–0||0–0||3–0|
|2002–03||UEFA Cup||Qual. round||ÍBV||2–0||3–1||5–1|
|2003–04||UEFA Cup||Qual. round||Fylkir||1–0||0–0||1–0|
|2007–08||UEFA Cup||First qual. round||Glentoran||4–0||5–0||9–0|
|Second qual. round||Liepājas Metalurgs||2–0||2–3||4–3|
|First round||Hapoel Tel Aviv||0–1||0–0||0–1|
|2010–11||UEFA Champions League||Second qual. round||Jeunesse Esch||1–0||0–0||1–0|
|Third qual. round||Rosenborg||0–1||0–3||0–4|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||Play-off round||Levski Sofia||0–0||1–2||1–2|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||Second qual. round||FH||1–1||1–0||2–1|
|Third qual. round||Lech Poznań||3–0||0–1||3–1|
|Group F||Dnipro||2–3||0–4||Placed 4th|
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||Second qual. round||Linfield||2–0||0–1||2–1|
|Third qual. round||Astana||0–3||1–1||1–4|
|2015–16||UEFA Europa League||First qual. round||VPS||4–0||2–2||6–2|
|Second qual. round||Shirak||2–0||2–0||4–0|
|Third qual. round||Atromitos||1–3||0–1||1–4|
|2016–17||UEFA Europa League||First qual. round||Bala Town||2–0||2–0||4–0|
|Second qual. round||Europa FC||1–0||1–0||2–0|
|Third qual. round||Panathinaikos||0–1||0–2||0–3|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||First qual. round||KÍ||0–0||5–0||5–0|
|Second qual. round||Željezničar||2–0||0–0||2–0|
|Third qual. round||Braga||1–1||1–2 ( a.e.t. )||2–3|
|2018–19||UEFA Europa League||First qual. round||Shamrock Rovers||1–1||1–0||2–1|
|Second qual. round||Nordsjælland||0–1||0–1||0–2|
|2019–20||UEFA Champions League||First qual. round||Ararat-Armenia||3–1||1–2||4–3|
|Second qual. round||Maribor||3−2 ( a.e.t. )||1–2||4−4 (a)|
|UEFA Europa League||Third qual. round||Sheriff||1–1||2–1||3–2|
The following list ranks the current position of AIK in UEFA ranking:
|195||CS Universitatea Craiova||6.000|
|197||FC Dinamo Minsk||6.000|
|200||Lincoln Red Imps||5.750|
As of 25 March 2021.
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