BK Derby

BK Derby is a Swedish sports club located in Linköping, Sweden. It now only active in football club but was previously involved in bandy and other sports. The club was formed on 15 April 1912.[1] The bandy department has formed a club of its own, Derby/Linköping BK, but the two clubs have an alliance and share the same logo and colours.

BK Derby
Full nameBollklubben Derby
Founded15 April 1912
GroundFolkungavallen,
Linköping
Capacity8,000 (2,400 Seated)
LeagueDivision 4 Östergötland Västra
2019Division 4 Östergötland Östra, 3rd
WebsiteClub website

Background

The club has played one season in the highest Swedish league, Allsvenskan, in 1977. The club then merged with IF Saab and formed Linköpings FF in 1981. The club was recreated as BK Derby again in 1984 and in 2003 merged with BK Wolfram. The club then played two seasons under the name BK Derby/Wolfram, but soon changed back to the original name.

BK Derby currently plays in Division 4 Östergötland Östra which is the sixth tier of Swedish football.[2] They currently play their home matches at Folkungavallen in Linköping.[3]

The club is affiliated to the Östergötlands Fotbollförbund.[4]

Season to season

In their most successful period BK Derby competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1951-52 Tier 3 Division 3 Östra 1st Promoted
1952-53 Tier 2 Division 2 Nordöstra 5th
1953-54 Tier 2 Division 2 Götaland 6th
1954-55 Tier 2 Division 2 Götaland 6th
1955-56 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 4th
1956-57 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 3rd
1957-58 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 4th
1959 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 4th
1960 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 4th
1961 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 5th
1962 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 5th
1963 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 4th
1964 Tier 2 Division 2 Östra Götaland 10th Relegated
1965 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 3rd
1966 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
1967 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra Götaland 7th
1968 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra Götaland 12th Relegated
1969 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 3rd
1970 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 2nd
1971 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 1st Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1972 Tier 2 Division 2 Mellersta 10th Relegated
1973 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 4th
1974 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
1975 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 10th
1976 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 1st Promoted
1977 Tier 1 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated
1978 Tier 2 Division 2 Norra 5th
1979 Tier 2 Division 2 Södra 13th Relegated
1980 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 2nd
1981 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 4th
1982 Tier 3 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 1st Derby/Saab FF – Promotion Playoffs

[5] [6]

In recent seasons BK Derby have competed in the following divisions:

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1999 Tier 5 Division 4 Östergötland Västra 11th Relegated
2000 Tier 6 Division 5 Östergötland Mellersta 8th
2001 Tier 6 Division 5 Östergötland Mellersta 12th Relegated
2002 Tier 7 Division 6 Östergötland Södra 1st Promoted
2003 Tier 6 Division 5 Östergötland Mellersta 5th Amalgamated with BK Wolfram
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Västra Svealand 6th BK Derby/Wolfram
2005 Tier 4 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 7th BK Derby/Wolfram
2006* Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 10th Relegated
2007 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Östra 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 12th Relegated
2009 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Västra 5th
2010 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Västra 10th
2011 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Västra 5th
2012 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Västra 1st Promoted
2013 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 7th
2014 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 7th
2015 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 7th
2016 Tier 5 Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland 9th Relegation Playoffs - Relegated
2017 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Västra 2nd Promotion Playoffs - Not Promoted
2018 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Östra 4th
2019 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Östra 3rd
2020 Tier 6 Division 4 Östergötland Östra

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [7] [8] [9]

Attendances

In recent seasons BK Derby have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2013 118 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2014 122 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2015 45 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2016 54 Div 3 Nordöstra Götaland Tier 5
2017 55 Div 4 Östergötland Västra Tier 6
2018 ? Div 4 Östergötland Östra Tier 6
2019 Div 4 Östergötland Östra Tier 6
2020 Div 4 Östergötland Östra Tier 6

Achievements

Footnotes

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