Ljungby IF

Ljungby IF is a Swedish football club located in Ljungby. The club was founded on 1 April 1914.[1]

Ljungby IF
Full nameLjungby Idrottsförening
Founded1914
GroundLagavallen
Ljungby
Sweden
Capacity1,600
ChairmanJerry Andersson
Head CoachSamir Hodzic
CoachEdin Velic
LeagueDivision 4 Sydvästra Småland
2019Division 4 Sydvästra Småland

Background

Since their foundation Ljungby IF has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. Their greatest sporting success came in 1999 when the club played a crucial qualifier for the Superettan against Östers IF before 3,725 spectators. Östers only won after extra time. Ljungby IF currently plays in Division 2 Södra Götaland which is the fourth tier of Swedish football. They play their home matches at the Lagavallen in Ljungby.[2]

The club is the largest football club in Småland and is known for its large investment on the youth side supporting approximately 900 players of which around 250 are girls.

Ljungby IF are affiliated to the Smålands Fotbollförbund.[3]

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
1993 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 6th
1994 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 4th
1995 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
1996 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 11th Relegated
1997 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs
1998 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
1999 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 1st Promotion Playoffs
2000 Tier 3 Division 2 Östra Götaland 6th
2001 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 12th Relegated
2002 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 2nd Promotion Playoffs – Promoted
2003 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 12th Relegated
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 4th
2005 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
2006 Tier 4 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 5th
2007 Tier 4 Division 2 Mellersta Götaland 8th
2008 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 10th Relegation Playoffs
2009 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 8th
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 9th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 3rd
2012 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 7th
2013 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [4] [5] [6]

Footnotes

  1. "Ljungby IF – Fotboll Klubb". Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. "Fotbollsverige.se – Division 2 Östra Götaland". Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  3. "Kontaktuppgifter och tävlingar – Ljungby IF – Svenskfotboll.se". Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  4. "GAIS – Lagfacta – Lindsdals IF". Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  5. "Östra Götaland - Division 2 – Fotbollsserier 2010 – Fotboll – everysport.com". Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  6. "Sweden Final Tables – Clas Glenning". Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.


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