Friska Viljor FC

Friska Viljor FC is a Swedish football club located in Örnsköldsvik in Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Västernorrland County.[1]

Friska Viljor FC
Full nameFriska Viljor Fotboll Club
Nickname(s)Viljan (The Will)
Founded1994
GroundSkyttis IP
Örnsköldsvik
Sweden
ChairmanPer-Olof Östman
Head CoachJosip Pavić
LeagueDivision 2 Norrland
2019Division 2 Norrland, 3rd

Background

The club was formed in February 1994 but was previously the football section of the multi-sport club IF Friska Viljor. From 1995 to 1998 the new club progressed through the league system from Division 6 to Division 2. In 2003 the club won Division 2 Norrland and then participated in the promotion play-offs. They won 4–3 away to Väsby IK FK and then lost 2–3 at home but were promoted to the Superettan on away goals. Second tier football in the Superettan in 2004 proved a disappointment as Friska Viljor finished in last place and were relegated.[2]

In subsequent years Friska Viljor FC has participated in the middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 3 Mellersta Norrland which is the fifth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the Skyttis IP in Örnsköldsvik.[4] Since 2004 the club has used an artificial turf surface.

Friska Viljor FC are affiliated to the Ångermanlands Fotbollförbund.[5]

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1994 Tier 7 Division 6 Ångermanland 3rd
1995 Tier 7 Division 6 Ångermanland 1st Promoted
1996 Tier 6 Division 5 Ångermanland 1st Promoted
1997 Tier 5 Division 4 Ångermanland 1st Promoted
1998 Tier 4 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 1st Promoted
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 6th
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 4th
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 7th
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 8th
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promotion play-offs – Promoted
2004 Tier 2 Superettan 16th Relegated
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 8th
2006* Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 7th
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 3rd
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 6th
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 11th Relegated
2010 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 5th
2011 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 3rd
2012 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 2nd Promotion play-off
2013 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 10th Relegation play-off
2014 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 2nd Promotion play-off
2015 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 2nd Promoted
2016 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 13th Relegated
2017 Tier 5 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 2nd Promotion play-off - Promoted
2018 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 7th
2019 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 3rd
2020 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [6] [7] [8]

Attendances

In recent seasons Friska Viljor FC have had the following average attendances:

Season Average attendance Division/section Level
2005 397 Div 2 Norrland Tier 3
2006 188 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2007 285 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2008 276 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2009 355 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2010 131 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2011 147 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2012 163 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2013 134 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2014 166 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2015 166 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2016 284 Div 2 Norra Norrland Tier 4
2017 294 Div 3 Mellersta Norrland Tier 5
2018 ? Div 2 Norra Norrland Tier 4
2019 ? Div 2 Norra Norrland Tier 4
2020 Div 2 Norra Norrland Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [9]

In their opening home game in the Superettan in 2004 Friska Viljor FC had an attendance of 1,221 against Östers IF. Other well attended home games were the 1,012 spectators for the match with IFK Norrköping and 1,186 spectators for the match with IF Brommapojkarna.

The attendance record for Friska Viljor FC was 2,107 spectators for the match against IFK Göteborg on 1 May 2003.[10]

Achievements

Footnotes

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