IK Start

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IK Start
IK Start new logo.svg
Full nameIdrettsklubben Start
Founded19 September 1905;115 years ago (19 September 1905)
Ground Sør Arena
Kristiansand
Capacity14,563
Head coach Sindre Tjelmeland
League 1. divisjon
2020 Eliteserien, 15th of 16
(relegated)
Website Club website

IK Start is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kristiansand that currently plays in the 1. divisjon, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. The club was founded on 19 September 1905. The club's current head coach is Sindre Tjelmeland. The team plays in yellow jerseys, black shorts and socks at home, and black jerseys, yellow shorts and socks away.

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They play their home matches at Sør Arena, the club's own football stadium, opened in 2007. Before moving to Sør Arena, IK Start played their games at Kristiansand Stadion. The team's official supporter club was called "Tigerberget", until 2017, when the IK Start board decided to no longer have an official supporter club.

History

Start were Norwegian champions in 1978 and 1980. They participated in the European Cup in 1979 and 1981, as well as being qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2006–07. The years since 1995 have been turbulent, but recent investments have given greater expectations for the future. In 2004 they won the Norwegian 1. divisjon and were promoted to the top flight.

In 2005 they reached second place, following Vålerenga, after a strong comeback season in the Tippeligaen. For this, Start earned a place in the UEFA Cup 2006.

In 2006, after beating Skála of the Faroe Islands in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup, and Drogheda United of Ireland in the second qualifying round (after penalties), they reached the first round of the UEFA Cup, where they were knocked out by Ajax of the Netherlands.

Former logo of IK Start until 2017. Away kits of IK Start tended to be blue as the logo. IK Start logo.svg
Former logo of IK Start until 2017. Away kits of IK Start tended to be blue as the logo.

2007 was a bad year for Start, with problems working as a team and management issues. It led to a disappointing 13th place, leading to Start's relegation to 1. divisjon. In 2008 the club got financial problems. The local government saved the club from bankruptcy. The financial difficulties has plagued Start for several seasons, due to the financial crisis and the Norwegian footballteams overspending, Start being no exception. The last couple of seasons, Start has downsized and saved money, for example by changing the turf on Sør Arena, the hopes being that the savings will keep the wheels turning in Start.

Ahead of the 2009 season, Knut Tørum was appointed head coach of Start. The next two seasons, Start was positioned at the lower half of Tippeligaen although achieving some strong results, like being the only team to beat Rosenborg in 2009, at Rosenborgs homeground Lerkendal, delaying their gold celebration. On 22 June 2011, Start had 13 points in 12 matches, and Tørum decided to resign hours before a cup-match against Strømsgodset, a match Start won without Tørum. Mons Ivar Mjelde replaced Tørum as head coach, but was not able to save Start from relegation. Start started the 2012 1. divisjon in strong fashion, leading the division and winning important matches and won promotion at the end of the season.

Start defeated Stabæk 4-1 on 4 July 2015. From 12 July 2015 to 18 September 2016, Start played 39 consecutive games without a win in Tippeligaen. [1] This is the longest run without winning a single game across any top division in Europe.

Achievements

Winners (2): 1978, 1980
Runners-up (1): 2005
Bronze medal (7): 1973, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992
Semi finalist (6): 1975, 1978, 1988, 2000, 2006, 2011, 2018
Winners (4): 1968, 1972, 2004, 2012
Promotion: 1958–59, 1988, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2017

Recent history

SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Notes
2002 Tippeligaen Down-arrow-14.png14262519217211Fourth roundRelegated to the 1. divisjon
2003 1. divisjon 93012414535040Third round
2004 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png1302424712874Third roundPromoted to the Tippeligaen
2005 Tippeligaen 2261367473545Fourth round
2006 Tippeligaen 6261079293237Semi-final
2007 Tippeligaen Down-arrow-14.png13266812344426Fourth roundRelegated to the 1. divisjon
2008 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png3301785583459Fourth roundPromoted to the Tippeligaen
2009 Tippeligaen 930101010465240Third round
2010 Tippeligaen 83011910576042Quarter-final
2011 Tippeligaen Down-arrow-14.png15307518396126Semi-finalRelegated to the 1. divisjon
2012 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png1302064713566Fourth roundPromoted to the Tippeligaen
2013 Tippeligaen 93010812434638Quarter-final
2014 Tippeligaen 123010515476035Fourth round
2015 Tippeligaen 14305718356422Second round
2016 Tippeligaen Down-arrow-14.png163021018235916Third roundRelegated to the 1. divisjon
2017 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png2301677573655Second roundPromoted to the Eliteserien
2018 Eliteserien Down-arrow-14.png15308517305429Semi-finalRelegated to the 1. divisjon
2019 1. divisjon Up-arrow-14.png3301956543162First roundPromoted to the Eliteserien
2020 Eliteserien Down-arrow-14.png15306915335627CancelledRelegated to the 1. divisjon

Current squad

As of 11 June 2021 [2]

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 Germany.svg  GER Jonas Deumeland
3 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Vegard Bergan
4 MF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Mohamed El Makrini
5 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Peter Reinhardsen
6 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Joackim Jørgensen
7 MF Flag of Nicaragua.svg  NCA Matías Moldskred
9 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Martin Ramsland
10 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Eman Markovic
11 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Eirik Schulze
12 GK Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Amund Wichne
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Henrik Robstad
16 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Mikael Ugland
17 FW Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Adeleke Akinyemi
19 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Emil Grønn Pedersen
21 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Sander Sjøkvist
22 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Kristoffer Tønnessen (captain)
23 FW Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Sebastian Buch Jensen(on loan from Midtjylland)
25 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Henrik Gjesdal
26 GK Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Jasper Silva Torkildsen
31 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Altin Ujkani

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
DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Johannes Eftevaag(at Fløy)

Coaching staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Norway.svg Sindre Tjelmeland
Assistant coach
Goalkeeping coach
Physio Flag of Norway.svg Pål Erik Pedersen
Osteopath Flag of Norway.svg Atle Thunselle
Equipment manager Flag of Norway.svg Rune Hægeland

Former head coaches

IK Start coaching history from 1947 to present

European record

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAgg.
1974–75 UEFA Cup First round Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgården 1–20–51–7
1976–77 UEFA Cup First round Flag of Austria.svg Wacker Innsbruck 0–51–21–7
1977–78 UEFA Cup First round Flag of Iceland.svg Fram 6–02–08–0
Second round Flag of Germany.svg Eintracht Braunschweig 1–00–41–4
1978–79 UEFA Cup First round Flag of Denmark.svg Esbjerg 0–00–10–1
1979–80 European Cup First round Flag of France.svg Strasbourg 1–20–41–6
1981–82 European Cup First round Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ 1–30–11–4
2006–07 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg Skála 3–01–04–0
Second qualifying round Flag of Ireland.svg Drogheda United 1–00–11–1 (11–10 (p))
First round Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax 2–50–42–9

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References

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  2. "Start sin spillerstall" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 April 2019.

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