Egersunds IK

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Egersund
Egersunds IK logo.png
Full nameEgersunds Idrettsklubb
Nickname(s)Tigrene (The Tigers), EIK
Founded16 September 1919
Ground Idrettsparken, Egersund
ChairmanPer Trygve Årstad
Head coach Ojan Bijan
League 2. divisjon
2020 2. divisjon Group 2, 3rd of 14

Egersunds Idrettsklubb, commonly known as Egersund or EIK, is a Norwegian sports club from Egersund in Rogaland. The club has sections for football, handball and athletics, and is most known for its football team, which plays in the 2. divisjon, the third tier of the Norwegian football league system.

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History

The inhabitants of Egersund first started playing football late in the 19th century, after influence from the English pottery-workers in the city. In the beginning the football was not organized, but during the spring of 1909 Egersund Fodboldsklubb was founded. The club, who played in kits with yellow and black stripes, did not play any competitive matches, but is today considered the forerunner of Egersunds IK. After the First World War, the gymnastics club Egersunds TF created a football-team, and Egersunds IK was founded in September 1919 when the football section of Egersunds TF broke out to create its own club. The club soon joined the Football Association of Norway, and played its first match against Vidar. [1]

Egersunds IK first match in the Norwegian Cup was a 0–3 loss against Viking in the first round of the 1925 Norwegian Cup. The club played in local leagues until 1939, when they qualified for the top-tier of the new nationwide league, Norgesserien (League of Norway). The club's first season was interrupted by the Second World War, and when the league was reorganized after the war, Egersund ended up at the second tier. Further relegations followed, and the club has never been in the top tier of Norwegian football again. In 1957, Egersund were promoted to the second tier, and started one of the better periods of the club's history. A cup match away at Viking in Stavanger in 1960, drew a crowd of 4,269, the greatest attendance for any Egersund match, home or away. In the 1961 Norwegian Cup, Egersund eliminated Flekkefjord and Start to reach the third round of the Norwegian Cup, for the first time in history, where they lost 3–0 against Skeid at Bislett Stadion. [1]

In the early 2000s, Egersund played most seasons in the 3. divisjon, regularly fighting for promotion to the 2. divisjon. In 2006, the club employed former Northern Ireland international Jimmy Quinn as manager, but he left after a brief time. In 2011, the club finished second in the 3. divisjon behind Start 2, As Start was relegated from Tippeligaen, their reserve could not play at the third tier and Egersund was promoted instead. [2] The next season the team managed to survive a season in 2. divisjon without being relegated, for the first time in nearly 30 years. The club also reached the third round of the Norwegian Cup in 2012, for the first time since 1961, after eliminating Vidar 11–10 in a penalty shoot-out. [3]

After five successful years at the helm, Jone Mathiesen resigned as head coach in late 2012, being replaced by former Norway international Bengt Sæternes. [1] After an inconsistent 2013-season, Sæternes guided EIK to second place behind promoted Åsane in 2014, before leaving for Sandnes Ulf in November that year. He was replaced by former Swedish International Magnus Powell, who also managed to steer his team to a runners up spot behind Ullensaker/Kisa in 2015. Powell resigned in November 2015 to take over at Levanger FK. In December 2015 EIK appointed former Rangers player Maurice Ross as their new manager.

Notable footballers

Kjell Iversen was the first former Egersunds-player to represent Norway, when he made his debut against Kuwait in 1982. [1] Bengt Sæternes is another former Egersund player that has been capped for Norway. Jørgen Tengesdal, Kai Ove Stokkeland, Johan Lædre Bjørdal, Valon Berisha, Veton Berisha, Zlatko Tripić and Stian Koldal has played in Tippeligaen after starting their career in Egersund. Most of these players have moved to Viking, which helps Egersund with development of young players. Tripic' transfer to Molde in 2011, caused resentment in Viking, who considered discontinuing the cooperation with Egersund. [4]

Recent seasons

SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Notes
2003 3. divisjon 3221264533142First round
2004 3. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png1221741571755First roundPromoted to 2. divisjon
2005 2. divisjon Down-arrow-14.png12265813345123First roundRelegated to 3. divisjon
2006 3. divisjon 3221336533042First round
2007 3. divisjon 9269611424433First round
2008 3. divisjon 6261349583943First qualifying round
2009 3. divisjon 3261745753555First round
2010 3. divisjon 2261916762858Second qualifying round
2011 3. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png2261592832354First roundPromoted to 2. divisjon
2012 2. divisjon 1026989464535Third round
2013 2. divisjon 72610511414535Second round
2014 2. divisjon 2261466483648Third round
2015 2. divisjon 2261673552255First round
2016 2. divisjon 3261349482843Second round
2017 2. divisjon 9268108402934Third round
2018 2. divisjon 4261286472844Third round
2019 2. divisjon 4261367603645Second round
2020 2. divisjon 3191045482234No competition due to Covid

Source: [5]

Players

Current squad

As of 29 June 2021 [6]

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 Canada (Pantone).svg  CAN David Paulmin
2 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Stian Sleveland
3 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Adi Markovic
4 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Henrik Breimyr
5 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Matej Dekovic
6 MF Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE Andreas Peterson
7 FW Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  FRO Patrik Johannesen
8 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Sivert Strangstad
9 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Jefferson de Souza
10 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Alexander Dang(on loan from Jerv)
11 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Chris André Formo
13 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Jakob Dunsby
No.Pos.NationPlayer
14 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Kujtim Ismaili
15 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Eskil Furre Gjerde
16 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Hallvar Steinskog
17 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Sondre Tollefsen
20 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Simen Haughom
21 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Stian Michalsen
22 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Martin Sveingard
27 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Scott Vatne
30 GK Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Jorge Vieira
33 DF Flag of Poland.svg  POL Marcel Wawrzynkiewicz
92 GK Flag of Latvia.svg  LVA Deniss Korneiciks

Athletics

The club hosted the Norwegian half-marathon championships in 1990, [7] the relays championship in 1996, [8] and the short course cross-country running championships in 2009. [9]

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