Aalesunds FK

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Aalesunds FK
Aalesunds FK logo.svg
Full nameAalesunds Fotballklubb
Nickname(s)Tangotrøyene (Tangoshirts), Tango, De oransje og blå (Orange and blue)
Short nameAaFK
Founded25 June 1914(106 years ago) (1914-06-25)
Ground Color Line Stadion
Ålesund
Capacity10,778
ChairmanJan Petter Hagen
Manager Lars Arne Nilsen
League 1. divisjon
2020 Eliteserien, 16th of 16 (relegated)
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Aalesunds Fotballklubb, commonly known as Aalesund or AaFK, is a Norwegian football club from the town of Ålesund, that competes in the Norwegian First Division, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. The club was founded on 25 June 1914. As of 2004, the football club had 835 members and several teams on both professional and amateur levels. These teams are the 1st and 2nd teams, junior team, and also several age-specific teams.

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History

In 2009 the club won the Norwegian Cup for the first time in its history. They beat rival Molde FK in the Final, and thereby qualified for participation in the UEFA Europa League. Aalesund also won the 2011 Cup Final, where they beat SK Brann.

Recent domestic

SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Notes
2001 1. divisjon 6301389655147Third round
2002 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png2301974772664Semi-finalPromoted to the Tippeligaen
2003 Tippeligaen Down-arrow-14.png13267712303328Quarter-finalRelegated to the 1. divisjon
2004 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png2302118673664Third roundPromoted to the Tippeligaen
2005 Tippeligaen Down-arrow-14.png13266911304227Fourth roundRelegated to the 1. divisjon
2006 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png2301794713560Fourth roundPromoted to the Tippeligaen
2007 Tippeligaen 11269314495630Fourth round
2008 Tippeligaen 13267415294225Fourth round
2009 Tippeligaen 13309912344336Winner
2010 Tippeligaen 43014511463747Third roundEuropa League Third qualifying round
2011 Tippeligaen 93012711363843WinnerEuropa League Play-off round
2012 Tippeligaen 113091110404138Fourth roundEuropa League Third qualifying round
2013 Tippeligaen 4301479554449Third round
2014 Tippeligaen 73011811403941Fourth round
2015 Tippeligaen 103011514425738Third round
2016 Tippeligaen 93012612465142Third round
2017 Eliteserien Down-arrow-14.png15308814385032Fourth roundRelegated to 1. divisjon
2018 1. divisjon 3301857583159First round
2019 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png1302541672579Quarter-finalPromoted to Eliteserien
2020 Eliteserien Down-arrow-14.png16302523308511CancelledRelegated to 1. divisjon
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European

SeasonCompetitionRoundCountryClubHomeAwayAggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Q3 Flag of Scotland.svg Motherwell 1–1 0–3 1–4
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q1 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Neath 4–1 2–0 6–1
Q2 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferencváros 3–1(aet) 1–2 4–3
Q3 Flag of Sweden.svg Elfsborg 4–0 1–1 5–1
Play-off Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ 2–1 0–6 2–7
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Q2 Flag of Albania.svg Tirana 5–0 1–1 6–1
Q3 Flag of Cyprus.svg APOEL 0–1 1–2 1–3

Supporters

The local supporter club for AaFK is called "Stormen", or "The Storm", with about 2000 members.

Rivalries

Rival football clubs in the city include Herd, Rollon, Skarbøvik and Spjelkavik, with Molde and Hødd traditionally being the main regional rivals. Hødd has been less competitive with AaFK in recent years, as they have not been in the same division for some time. More recent rivalries have centred on Molde and Strømsgodset, and to some extent Brann.

The club's supporters enjoy a good relationship with supporters of Oslo club Vålerenga, and it is not uncommon for supporters of one club to support the other in competitions where only one team participates. In the 2011 game against Neath in Wales, some supporters of 2010's Europa League opponents Motherwell also made their way to support the club.

Stadium

Color Line stadium in January 2018. Color-line-stadion-januar-2018.jpg
Color Line stadium in January 2018.

Aalesund played their home matches at Kråmyra Stadium until the 2005 season, when they relocated to the new Color Line Stadium with an approximate capacity of 11,000 people. Boosted by the new stadium, recent success and general increasing attendance in Norway, Aalesund has gone from attracting crowds of approximately 1,000 to regularly selling out their stadium in only a few years. Their average attendance of 9,943 in the 2006 1. divisjon became at the time a new record for attendances at the second tier of the Norwegian league system.

Current squad

As of 23 September 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Andreas Lie
2 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Shaquill Sno
3 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Quint Jansen
4 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Jonas Grønner
5 DF Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE David Fällman
6 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Erlend Segberg
7 MF Flag of Cape Verde.svg  CPV Erikson Lima
8 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Fredrik Carlsen
9 FW Flag of Chile.svg  CHI Niklas Castro
11 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Simen Bolkan Nordli
13 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA Michael Lansing
14 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Torbjørn Kallevåg
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Kristoffer Ødemarksbakken
16 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Jørgen Hatlehol
17 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Mamadou Diaw
18 DF Flag of Iceland.svg  ISL Davíð Kristján Ólafsson
19 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Isak Dybvik Määttä
20 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Oscar Solnørdal
22 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Sigurd Hauso Haugen
23 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Torbjørn Agdestein
24 GK Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Enock Mawete Mwimba
32 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Kristoffer Strand Ødven
33 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Simen Rafn

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
21 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Markus Karlsbakk (on loan at Raufoss until 31 December 2021)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
28 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Håvard Mork Breivik (on loan at Brattvåg until 31 December 2021)

For season transfers, see 2021 Aalesunds FK season.

Club officials

Managers

Honours

League

1. divisjon

Cup

Norwegian Cup

History of league positions (since 1963)

19631964–19671968–19761977–197819791980–19811982–198319841985–199319941995–19981999–20002001–200220032004200520062007–20172018–20192020–
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

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References

  1. "Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk" (in Norwegian).