Sandefjord BK

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Sandefjord BK
Full nameSandefjord Ballklubb
Founded27 February 1917;104 years ago (1917-02-27)
Ground Storstadion
Sandefjord
Capacity7,000
LeagueNorwegian Fourth Division
2018 Norwegian Fifth Division, 2nd of 10
(promoted) [1]

Sandefjord Ballklubb is a Norwegian football club from Sandefjord, currently playing in Norwegian Fourth Division, the fifth tier in the Norwegian football league system. [2] The club was founded on 27 February 1917. Their home matches are played at Storstadion in Sandefjord.

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History

Sandefjord Ballklubb played in Hovedserien, the highest league in the league system, from 1948–49 to 1961–62, and in 1964 and 1965. They also played in the Norwegian Cup Final in 1957 and 1959, but lost both. Its last stint in the Norwegian First Division was in 1995.

On 10 September 1998, Ballklubben formed the elite football team Sandefjord Fotball with local rivals Runar, in an attempt to take Sandefjord back to the top level of football in Norway. [3]

Recent seasons

SeasonDivisionPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Notes
20175. divisjon7165110204716dnq
20185. divisjonUp-arrow-14.png2181323652741dnqPromoted to the 4. divisjon

Norwegian internationals

Sandefjord Ballklubb is the club that Thorbjørn "Klippen" Svenssen, the first Norwegian to earn 100 caps for the national team, played all his matches for during his career from 1945 to 1966. During the same period, Øivind Johannessen, Ragnar Hvidsten and Yngve Karlsen also earned caps playing for Norway. [4]

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References

  1. "5. div menn 2018 - Tabell Vestfold". www.fotball.no. Football Association of Norway . Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. speaker.no
  3. History (Sandefjord Ballklubb official site) Archived 2014-12-15 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)
  4. "Sandefjord B.K. players that appeared for national teams". eu-football.info. Retrieved 16 March 2012.