Norrby IF is a Swedish football club from Borås. The club was founded 27 April 1927, the clubs best achievement was being promoted to Allsvenskan, after winning the second division in 1955. In Allsvenskan the team managed to win three games, and were relegated after just one season, and have never returned to top level football. Norrby IFs average attendance in the top division, established through the course of the sole 1956 season, is 9,971 and this is the fifth highest historical attendance of all clubs that have played in the Swedish top division. The club holds the record for the highest minimum attendance of all clubs that have participated in this division, the club is affiliated to the Västergötlands Fotbollförbund. As of 1 April 2017 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. As of 1 April 2017 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
In recent seasons Norrby IF have had the average attendances, Division 1 Södra
Slottsskogen/Godhem IF, abbreviated SG97, is a Swedish football club located in Göteborg. The club was founded in 1997, since their foundation Slottsskogen/Godhem IF has participated mainly in the middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 4 Göteborg which is the tier of Swedish football. They play their matches at the Ruddalen in Göteborg. Slottsskogen/Godhem IF are affiliated to the Göteborgs Fotbollförbund, in recent seasons Slottsskogen/Godhem IF have had the following average attendances, Slottsskogen/Godhem IF – Official Website
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, at 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10.0 million. Sweden consequently has a low density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre. Approximately 85% of the lives in urban areas. Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats/Götar and Swedes/Svear, Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the area of Fennoscandia. The climate is in very mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence. Today, Sweden is a monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state. The capital city is Stockholm, which is the most populous city in the country, legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister, Sweden is a unitary state, currently divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities.
Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages, in the 17th century, it expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire, which became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, the last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, maintaining a policy of neutrality in foreign affairs. The union with Norway was peacefully dissolved in 1905, leading to Swedens current borders, though Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars, Sweden engaged in humanitarian efforts, such as taking in refugees from German-occupied Europe. After the end of the Cold War, Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995 and it is a member of the United Nations, the Nordic Council, Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides health care. The modern name Sweden is derived through back-formation from Old English Swēoþēod and this word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas. The Swedish name Sverige literally means Realm of the Swedes, excluding the Geats in Götaland, the etymology of Swedes, and thus Sweden, is generally not agreed upon but may derive from Proto-Germanic Swihoniz meaning ones own, referring to ones own Germanic tribe
2008 Division 1 (Swedish football)
The 2008 Division 1 was contested by 28 teams divided into two groups geographically. Syrianska FC and FC Trollhättan won their groups, and thereby were promoted to Superettan for the 2009 season. Vasalunds IF who finished second in the group were promoted after winning their playoff. At the end of each Division 1 season a game is played called Morgondagens Stjärnor. The two teams playing against each other consist of the best young players from each of the two leagues, sweden - List of final tables
Arameisk-Syrianska IF is a Swedish based football club in Botkyrka, a suburb of Stockholm. The club was formed as Arameiska-Syrianska KIF by Syriacs in 1980 and has advanced through the system, currently playing in the third highest Swedish league. In 2008, the club used the name Syrianska Botkyrka IF after having concluded a cooperation with Botkyrka municipality in early 2008, the club has previously been called Arameiska-Syrianska KIF and Syrianska Botkyrka IF, but is now known as Arameisk-Syrianska IF. As of 20 March 2011 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. In recent seasons Arameiska-Syrianska IF have had the average attendances. |} Arameiska/Syrianska Botkyrka IF Official Website Arameiska/Syrianska KIF Facebook
Gamla Upsala SK
Gamla Upsala SK is a Swedish football club located in Uppsala. Since their foundation on 24 April 1947 Gamla Upsala SK has participated mainly in the middle, the club currently plays in Division 2 Norra Svealand which is the fourth tier of Swedish football. They play their matches at the Lötens IP in Uppsala. The club developed strong roots with Gamla Upsala in its early years, football has been the dominant sport for GUSK but the club has specialised in table tennis, cross-country skiing and floorball. Gamla Upsala SK are affiliated to the Upplands Fotbollförbund
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies making it the worlds most popular sport, the game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal, players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play, unless they are goalkeepers. Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, the team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, the Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, the first written reference to the inflated ball used in the game was in the mid-14th century, Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe.
The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the word soccer was split off in 1863, according to Partha Mazumdar, the term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford -er abbreviation of the word association. Within the English-speaking world, association football is now usually called football in the United Kingdom and mainly soccer in Canada and the United States. People in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand use either or both terms, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now primarily use football for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is scientific evidence, cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net. It was remarkably similar to football, though similarities to rugby occurred. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established and episkyros were Greek ball games.
An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence and they all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified mob football, the antecedent of all football codes. Non-competitive games included kemari in Japan, chuk-guk in Korea and woggabaliri in Australia, Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other games played around the world FIFA have recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe. The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played in the public schools of England
Athletic Football Club Eskilstuna, known simply as AFC Eskilstuna, is a Swedish football club located in Eskilstuna. The club has previously known under the names FC Café Opera and Väsby United before switching ownership. During the 2016 season it was again decided that they would switch their name, identity. Choosing to move to Eskilstuna, about 110 kilometers west of Stockholm and they currently compete in Allsvenskan, the first tier of Swedish football, and play their home matches at Tunavallen. AFC Eskilstuna are affiliated to Södermanlands Fotbollförbund, FC Café Opera was created in 1991 by Italian born restauranteer Alessandro Catenacci who named the club after Café Opera which he owned. They started out in division 8 of the Swedish football league system, Football Club Väsby United was formed in 2005 when the two Stockholm clubs FC Café Opera United and Väsby IK FK merged. The new club replaced FC Café Opera United in the Superettan making it the youngest club competing at this level, Väsby United was a feeder club to AIK who participated in the second and third divisions of the Swedish football league system.
The club played in Division 1 Norra which is the tier of Swedish football when they became AFC United. AFC United was founded when FC Väsby United increased their cooperation Division 3 club Athletic FC in late 2012 and they played their home matches at Skytteholms IP in Solna until the end of the 2016 season. During the 2016 season the management decided to uproot and leave Solna and move to Eskilstuna. They changed their name to AFC Eskilstuna, as of 13 January 2017 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, as of 13 January 2017 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Division 1 Norra, Winners,2014 Runners-up,2007,2011 Superettan, Runners-up,2016 AFC United – Official Website