Kiruna FF

Kiruna FF is a Swedish football club located in Kiruna. The men's team competes in Division 3 Norra Norrland, in the fifth level of the Swedish football league system. The women's team competes in div 2, in the fourth level.

Kiruna FF
Full nameKiruna Fotbollförening
Founded21 December 1970 (1970-12-21)
GroundLombia IP
Kiruna, Sweden
Capacity3,000
ChairmanGustav Sixten Inga
ManagerMen's team - Jonas Olsson
LeagueDivision 3 Norra Norrland
WebsiteClub website

Background

Kiruna FF/BoIS was formed on 21 December 1970,[1] when Kiruna AIF, IFK Kiruna, Kebne IK and Kiruna BK merged into one club. Since 2009 the club has been called Kiruna FF. The Men's team plays in Division 3 Norra Norrland and the Ladies team in Division 1. Kiruna FF is Sweden's northernmost football club.

The 1991 season was the most successful in the history of the club when Kiruna FF progressed from the Division 1 Norra (Spring competition) to compete in the Division 1 Kvalsvenskan (Autumn competition) which was the highest level of second tier Swedish football. In contrast since 2009 the club have been playing in the fifth tier in Division 3 Norra Norrland following their relegation from Division 2 Norrland in 2008.

Thanks to their concerted efforts the club has trained a number of committed and well-trained youth leaders over the years. A key objective is to foster long-term prospective first-team players in accordance with the club's Corporate Plan. Two players from KFF that now compete in the Allsvenskan and Damallsvenskan are Jonas Lantto(Gefle IF) and Selina Henriksson (Umeå IK).

The club won the Midnattsolscupen (Midnight Sun Cup) in 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005 and 2008.

The club is affiliated to Norrbottens Fotbollförbund.[2]

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1985 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Norrland 5th
1986 Tier 4 Division 3 Norra Norrland 4th Promoted
1987 Tier 3 Division 2 Norra 5th
1988 Tier 3 Division 2 Norra 1st Promoted
1989 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 3rd
1990 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 6th
1991 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 1st Spring
Tier 2 Division 1 Kvalsvenskan 8th Autumn
1992 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 7th Spring
Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 8th Autumn – Relegated
1993 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 1st Promoted
1994 Tier 2 Division 1 Norra 13th Relegated
1995 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 9th
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 8th
1997 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 6th
1998 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 7th
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 3rd
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 8th
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 10th Relegation play-offs
2002 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 10th Relegation play-offs
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 10th Relegation play-offs
2004 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 7th
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Norrland 4th Promoted
2006* Tier 3 Division 1 Norra 14th Relegated
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 10th Relegation play-offs
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Norrland 12th Relegated
2009 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 8th
2010 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 3rd
2011 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 2nd Promotion play-offs
2012 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 3rd
2013 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 6th
2014 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 3rd
2015 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 4th
2016 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 6th
2017 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 4th
2018 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 9th Relegation play-offs
2019 Tier 5 Division 3 Norra Norrland 4th

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

Attendances

In recent seasons Kiruna FF have had the following average attendances:

Season Average attendance Division/section Level
2002 199 Div 2 Norrland Tier 3
2003 204 Div 2 Norrland Tier 3
2004 292 Div 2 Norrland Tier 3
2005 394 Div 2 Norrland Tier 3
2006 232 Div 1 Norra Tier 3
2007 197 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2008 140 Div 2 Norrland Tier 4
2009 147 Div 3 Norra Norrland Tier 5
2010 188 Div 3 Norra Norrland Tier 5
2011 249 Div 3 Norra Norrland Tier 5
2012 152 Div 3 Norra Norrland Tier 5
2013 102 Div 3 Norra Norrland Tier 5
2014 127 Div 3 Norra Norrland Tier 5

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website.[4]

Current squad

As of 27 April 2010. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Petter Kero
GK Emil Siljegren
DF Henrik Johansson
DF Johan K-S
DF Emil Lund
DF Jonas Lasu
DF Simon Mörtberg
DF Jacob Johansson
DF Nils-Johan Labba
DF Hans Laaksonen
DF Johan Pettersson
MF Pär-Jon Huuva
MF Per-Anders Pokka
MF Robert Unga
No. Position Player
MF Mac Chahrour
MF Fredrik Lindberg
MF Jon Sarri
MF Jonas Kuorak
MF Joon Karlsson
FW Anders Mannela
FW Don Lönnelid
FW Fredrik Ahlander
FW Filip Daunfelt
FW Emil Björnström
FW Eddy Ngyen
FW Adrian Andersson
FW Diego Pereira Valviesse

Achievements

League

Cups

European participations

Season Competition Round Club Score
1992 Intertoto Cup GR ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2–3, 2–5
GR Váci Izzó MTE 0–2, 2–5
GR Aarhus GF 1–1, 1–1

Footnotes

  1. "Eldsjäl i Kiruna hedersordförande" (in Swedish). Norrländska socialdemokraten. 22 March 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Norrbottens Fotbollförbund" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  3. "Fakta om Kiruna FF" (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  4. "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Svenska Fotbollförbundet" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 19 November 2010.

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