Karlbergs BK

Karlbergs BK is a Swedish football club originating from Karlberg in Birkastaden, an area in the southwestern part of Vasastan in central Stockholm.[1] As Vasastans has no full sized footboll pitches, the club relocated to neighbouring Kungsholmen and has the majority of its operations on the island.

Karlbergs BK
Full nameKarlbergs Bollklubb
Founded15 May 1912
GroundStadshagens IP
Stockholm
Sweden
ChairmanMattias Johansson
Head CoachKalle Karlsson
CoachRoger Svensson
LeagueDivision 2 Norra Svealand
2019Division 2 Norra Svealand, 2nd (Promotion Playoffs - Not Promoted)

Background

Karlbergs Bollklubb were formed on 15 May 1912 at a meeting held in a property at Karlbergsvägen 74 in Vasastan. Almost a century after this historic meeting over a thousand boys and girls from Vasastan, Lindhagen and Kungsholmen districts wear the club's red and white colours.[2] The name of the club was later changed to "Widar" before being registered as Karlbergs Bollklubb in 1919.

Since their foundation Karlbergs BK has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 2 Norra Svealand which is the fourth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the idyllic Kristinebergs IP in the district of Kristineberg on Kungsholmen in central Stockholm.[4]

Karlbergs BK are affiliated to Stockholms Fotbollförbund.[5]

The club has also been playing bandy and ice hockey. While the ice hockey department is defunct since its fusion with another ice hockey club, the bandy department is formally just dormant since 2003. Since 2017, the club plays floorball.

Recent history

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

2020 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2019 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2018 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2017 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2016 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2015 – Division III, Östra Svealand
2014 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2013 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2012 – Division II, Norra Svealand
2011 – Division III, Norra Svealand
2010 – Division III, Norra Svealand
2009 – Division III, Norra Svealand
2008 – Division III, Norra Svealand
2007 – Division IV, Stockholm Mellersta
2006 – Division IV, Stockholm Mellersta
2005 – Division IV, Stockholm Mellersta
2003 – Division IV, Stockholm Mellersta
2002 – Division IV, Stockholm Mellersta
2001 – Division IV, Stockholm Mellersta
2000 – Division IV, Stockholm Mellersta
1999 – Division V, Stockholm Mellersta [6] [7] [8]

Attendances

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

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2007 Not available Div 4 Stockholm Mellersta Tier 6
2008 61 Div 3 Norra Svealand Tier 5
2009 71 Div 3 Norra Svealand Tier 5
2010 89 Div 3 Norra Svealand Tier 5
2011 96 Div 3 Norra Svealand Tier 5
2012 75 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2013 75 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2014 90 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2015 67 Div 3 Östra Svealand Tier 5
2016 127 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2017 79 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2018 ? Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2019 ? Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4
2020 Div 2 Norra Svealand Tier 4

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

Footnotes

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