Kvik Halden FK

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Kvik Halden Fotballklubb
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Full nameKvik Halden FK
Nickname(s)Kvik
Founded19 June 1906;116 years ago (1906-06-19)
Ground Halden stadion, Halden
Capacity5,000 (4,000 seated)
Chairman John Erik Eriksen
League 2. divisjon
2022 2. divisjon group 1, 5th of 14

Kvik Halden FK is a Norwegian football club, founded on 19 June 1906.

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The club plays in the 2. divisjon after their promotion from the 2018 3. divisjon. In 2010 they contested a playoff to win promotion, and succeeded by beating Eik-Tønsberg 5–1 on aggregate.

In 1997, a merger between the two Halden-based clubs FK Kvik and Halden FK resulted in the formation of Kvik Halden FK. Long before the merger, FK Kvik was informally known as Kvik Halden anyway, to avoid confusion with the other FK Kvik from Trondheim. FK Kvik was the older and better of the two, but Halden FK had a rather large base of young players. The merger was controversial, and has been criticized by some who claim that the result of the merger was that FK Kvik simply took over Halden FK.

Kvik Halden's only major trophy came in 1918, when the club (then FK Kvik) won the Norwegian Cup, defeating Brann in the final. FK Kvik also played two other Cup Finals, in 1915 and 1922, but lost both, each time to Odd.

The 1910s and 1920s was Kvik's glory days. In this period, the club had several players on the national team, and was one of the top clubs in Norwegian football. However, since the end of World War II, the team has never played in the highest football division, making Halden the second-largest town in Norway (behind Arendal) that has never had a top-division football team since a national league competition was established in 1948.

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Recent history

SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Notes
2009 3. divisjon 126232199971Second roundLost play-off match for promotion
2010 3. divisjonUp-arrow-14.png12622311253169First qualifying roundPromoted to the 2. divisjon
2011 2. divisjon 5261268523442Second round
2012 2. divisjon5261169534039Third round
2013 2. divisjon5261259343541Third round
2014 2. divisjon10269413375131First round
2015 2. divisjon3261655592553Fourth round
2016 2. divisjonDown-arrow-14.png92610610475036Second roundRelegated to the 3. divisjon
2017 3. divisjon3261547773649Second round
2018 3. divisjonUp-arrow-14.png1262033651663First roundPromoted to the 2. divisjon
2019 2. divisjon2261844572658Second round
2020 2. divisjon517926373129Cancelled
2021 2. divisjon7261259464841First round
2022 2. divisjon52410410433634Second round

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References

  1. "Kvik Halden FK". NIFS (in Norwegian). NTB . Retrieved 22 October 2022.