Ängelholms FF

Ängelholms FF is a football club based in Ängelholm, Sweden. The club is affiliated to Skånes Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Ängelholms IP. The club was formed in 1976 as a merger between Ängelholms IF and Skörpinge GIF. The club plays in Division 1, the third highest tier of Swedish football.[1]

Ängelholms FF
Full nameÄngelholms Fotbollförening
Founded1976 (1976)
GroundÄngelholms IP, Ängelholm
Capacity4,000
ChairmanMats Johansson
Head coachAlexander Tengryd
LeagueDivision 2 Västra Götaland
2019Division 2 Västra Götaland, 3rd

History

Ängelholms IF were founded in 1905 and Skörpinge GIF were founded in 1950. Ängelholms IF had their most successful period in the 1930s when they played in Swedish Division 2 against clubs such as Malmö FF, Halmstads BK and Helsingborgs IF. Ängelholms IF were the most successful club in Ängelholm until Skörpinge GIF were founded and later seriously started to compete for the best talents of the town.

Discussions of a possible merger initiated in 1975 after the two clubs realised the potential in a merger. Both clubs realised that the best opportunity for Ängelholm to have a professional club would be to merge the two clubs. They merged in 1976 and founded Ängelholms FF. However the success that the two clubs had in vision took until the 1990s to aspire. Between 1997 and 2001, Ängelholms FF were promoted from Division 4 to the second highest tier, Superettan. The club was relegated back to Division 2 and played there until they were promoted to the newly created tier three, Division 1. The club was once again promoted in their second season of the league and found themselves in Superettan for the second time in the club's history. In 2008 the club reached their highest position in the Swedish league system yet, 5th place in Superettan.

On 22 December 2016 the club applied for bankruptcy.[2] However, on 17 January 2017, it was announced that the club had been saved from bankruptcy.[3]

Players

First-team squad

As of 1 January 2019[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Robin Streifert
2 MF Elias Johansson
20 DF Emil Rydström
5 MF Marcus Eriksson
11 MF Björn Westerblad (captain)
16 DF Anton Hallbäck
17 DF Niklas Svensson
18 MF Rasmus Strandberg
22 MF Alexander Engholm
24 MF Edvin Nilsson

Retired numbers

12 – Daniel Johansson, defender (1996–2009)

Achievements

League

Footnotes

    References

    1. "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Skånes Fotbollförbund – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 2011-01-12.
    2. Daniel Grefve (22 December 2016). "Ängelholms FF ansöker om konkurs" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
    3. "Konkurshotet avvärjt för ÄFF" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
    4. "Truppen" (in Swedish). Ängelholms FF. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
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