Grue Idrettslag is a Norwegian sports club from Grue, founded in 1906. It has sections for football, team handball, orienteering, sport shooting. The mens football team plays in the 3, divisjon from 2014, the fourth tier of Norwegian football. The team last played on this tier in 2007, before that long Third Division stint, Grue played in the 2. In 1976 and 1977 the team played on the second tier. The clubs greatest player throughout its history is Ståle Solbakken, the club has had a few national champions in athletics. Grete Gjermshus won the shot put in 1988 and 1989, after several silver, in 1946 Thorvald Wilhelmsen won both 5000 and 10,000 metres, he had previously represented the neighbors Grue Finnskog IL. The club became Norwegian champion in the 4 x 100 metres relay in 1936, Official site Official site Official site Official site
Adam Larsen Kwarasey
Adambathia Larsen Adam Kwarasey is a professional footballer who plays for Danish club Brøndby, as a goalkeeper. Born in Norway, Kwarasey represents Ghana at international level, Kwarasey was born in Oslo, Norway to a father from Ghana and a mother from Norway. He holds both Ghanaian and Norwegian passports, Kwarasey played youth football with Trosterud and Vålerenga. After moving to Strømsgodset, he made his debut on 6 May 2007, Kwarasey was the captain of the club when Strømsgodset in 2013 won Tippeligaen for the first time since 1970. He won the Kniksen Award as the best goalkeeper in the 2013 season, Kwarasey announced on 31 October 2014 that he would leave Strømsgodset after the 2014 season, when his contract expired. Kwarasey signed for Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers in December 2014, during the match against San Jose Earthquakes on April 162016, Kwarasey suffered a finger injury, which turned out to be a torn ligament that would rule him out for a month. Kwarasey returned to Norwegian football in July 2016 after signing a three-and-a-half year contract with Rosenborg, the Timbers stated that this move helps free up cap space and made sense for Kwarasey and his family.
On 9 January 2017 it was confirmed by Brøndby that Kwarasey Larsen had signed a contract with the club. In November 2007, Kwarasey declared that he would play football for Ghana. However, he played a match for Norway under-21 in 2008. In October 2010, Kwarasey received his Ghanaian passport and became eligible to play for Ghana, on 30 July 2011, Kwarasey was called up to the Ghana national team for a match against Nigeria. That match was postponed due to security reasons, although Kwarasey confirmed his intention to become Ghanas first-choice goalkeeper, Kwarasey was named to Ghanas 23-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He was the teams first choice throughout the tournament, as the Black Stars finished in fourth place. He made two appearances for the Black Stars during their successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, serving as understudy to Fatau Dauda, on 2 June 2014, Kwarasey was named in Ghanas squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He started in goal for the Black Stars in the opening match.
After his team defeat he planned to quit playing with Black Stars, in August 2014 he was dropped from the national team
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
Lyn Toppfotball is a Norwegian football club and a department of the sports club Ski- og Fotballklubben Lyn based in Oslo, whose members participate in Nordic skiing and orienteering. Until 2010, SFK Lyn had two departments, one professional section and one amateur section. After the professional department, FK Lyn was bankrupted in 2010. With the help of some of the old FK Lyn players, the team plays its home matches at Bislett Stadium, and the head coach is Finn Bredo Olsen. Lyn was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest football clubs in Norway, the club won the league in 1964 and 1968 and have won the cup eight times. Lyn was the initiator of the construction of Ullevaal Stadion, Lyn has traditionally been perceived as representing the upper and middle classes, whereas the eastside club Vålerenga was seen as belonging to the workers. The club enjoyed success during the first half of the 20th century, securing many Cup titles. The Norwegian national football team won the bronze medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics included six players from Lyn.
The captain of team was Lyn-player Jørgen Juve, who is still the player with the most goals scored for the Norwegian national team. The clubs most recent period of success was during the 1960s, Lyn fields a womens team, which in 2012 won promotion to the First Division, the second tier in womens football Lyn was founded on 3 March 1896 at St. Hanshaugen. Lyn was one of three clubs who in 1902 founded the Football Association of Norway, and is the one still existing. In the first decade of Football in Norway, the club was one of the strongest, Jørgen Juve is still the player with the most goals scored for the Norwegian national team. Lyn won the cup in 1945 and 1946 but had to wait till 1964 for their first league-title, because of the weather conditions during the winter in Norway, both matches were played in Spain. Lyn lost the first game 2-3 and in the second match Lyn was leading 2-0 with 15 minutes left to play, the match ended 2-2 and thus Lyn was eliminated. The Double was followed by a period in the clubs history.
The club was relegated in 1969, and even though the team was promoted back after one year and reached the cup final in 1970, the club was again relegated in 1973. During the next 30 years, Lyn was swiftly relegated and promoted between the first and the tier and the club was never playing in the top division for more than three consecutive seasons. During this period the fan base eroded and Lyn is said to have lost a generation of supporters, during the 90s the club went back and forth between the Premier League and the First Division
Modum Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club from Modum, founded in 2007 as a merger between the first teams of Åmot IF, IL Moingen, Vikersund IF, Haugfoss IF, Bingen BK and Geithus IL. The merger plans had been ongoing for some time and it entered the league system for the 2008 season, taking the place of Åmot IF in the Second Division. Åmot started anew in the Fourth Division, already in the first season Modum were relegated. In addition, Åmot won promotion, so in 2009 the teams faced each other in the Third Division, however, Åmot was relegated after one season, while Modum have been playing in the Third Division since
Sogndal Fotball is the association football section of Norwegian sports club Sogndal IL from Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane. The club was founded in 1926, the mens team was promoted to the 2011 Norwegian Premier League after the 2010 Norwegian First Division. In 1976 the mens team were runners-up in the Norwegian cup, the clubs stadium is called Fosshaugane Campus because the local Sogn og Fjordane University College and high school is located in the stadium. The capacity is 5,523 with 5,300 seats, 6th place,1988 8th place,2001,2003 Runner up,1976 As of 19 April 2016 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, for season transfers, see transfers winter 2015/16. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Ullevaal Stadion is an all-seater football stadium located in Oslo, Norway. It is the ground of Vålerenga IF and the Norway national football team. From its opening in 1926 to 2009 it was the ground of FK Lyn. With a capacity of approximately 28,000, it is the largest football stadium in Norway, the national stadium is fully owned by the Football Association of Norway. The stadium opened on 26 September 1926 as the ground for Lyn. The first international match was played in 1927, and NFF started gradually purchasing part of the stadium company, the peak attendance dates from 1935, when 35,495 people saw Norway play Sweden. Since 1948, Ullevaal has hosted the finals of the Norwegian Football Cup, a new renovation started with the completion of the single-tier West Stand in 1985, and continued with the two-tier North and East Stands in 1990 and the South Stand in 1998. Ullevaal hosted the finals of the UEFA Womens Euro in 1987 and 1997, in conjunction with the stadium is the head office of many sports federations, a bandy field, and commercial property including a conference center and shopping mall.
The stadium is located adjacent to Ullevål Stadion Station of the Oslo Metro, plans call to replace the West Stand to increase capacity to 30,000 and perhaps add a retractable roof and artificial turf. The first suggestions for a stadium at Ullevaal were launched by members of Lyn in 1917, Lyn had considered building their stadium at Holmenkollåsen, Hoff, Tåsen, Frogner and Marienlyst. The club made an agreement with the tram operator Akersbanerne to purchase land they had acquired as part of the construction of the Sognsvann Line and it was decided that a limited company was to be established, with a share capital of NOK100,000. Aker Municipality agreed to purchase 30% and partially pay via access roads, all sports clubs in Aker were given the right to purchase up to 10% of the shares, while the rest was to be bought by Lyn. Any costs exceeding the capital was to be paid for through loans and donations, at the same time, Lyn acquired land to build a training field which they would own themselves and was estimated to cost NOK20,000.
Both plans were passed by the annual meeting on 23 May 1924. A/S Ullevaal Stadion was founded on 27 January 1925, the company was owned 73. 5% by Lyn, 24% Aker Municipality and 5. 1% by the clubs Ullevaal, Tåsen and Heming. The stadium was built with a track, allowing the stadium to be used for track and field. The grand opening was held on 26 September 1926 by Crown Prince Olav and it was followed by a friendly match between a reinforced Lyn and Örgryte IS of Sweden, where Lyn won 5–1. In the opening game, tickets cost NOK3 for seats, NOK2 for standing places, the stadium became both the home ground for Lyn and hosted track and field events
Rosenborg Ballklub is a Norwegian professional football club from Trondheim that plays in the Eliteserien. Rosenborg is Norways most successful team, having won a record 24 league titles, eleven Norwegian Football Cup titles, RBK play their home games at the all-seater Lerkendal Stadion which has a capacity of 21,400. Kåre Ingebrigtsen was appointed coach in July 2014. The club was founded as Odd in 1917 but were not allowed to play league matches until 1928. They reached the League of Norway in 1937–38, but were relegated to lower divisions during the 1940s, the club moved to Lerkendal in 1957 and their first title was the 1960 Cup, resulting in their first participation in a UEFA tournament. It was not until the 1960s that RBK was established as Trondheims leading football team, in 1967 RBK was promoted to the top league where they, except for the 1978 season, have remained ever since. They won three titles between 1967 and 1971. The clubs golden era started with the 1985 league title, from 1991 through 2004 the team won 13 consecutive titles,10 under manager Nils Arne Eggen.
During this period, they participated in the group stage of Champions League 11 times. On 19 May 1917,12 young men from Rosenborg in Trondheim founded Sportsklubben Odd, the name Odd was a tribute to Odd of Skien, the most successful team in Norway at the time. Odd spent their first few years playing against other teams before attempting to join the regional series in 1920. As with most of the clubs formed at the time. Since many of players played for the bigger teams. As the years went by, disillusioned players began leaving the club, a year they were set for entry into the Football Association of Norway, but their entry was blocked as the association refused to have two member clubs with the same name. The club therefore took on its current name, Rosenborg Ballklub, Rosenborg is a mainly residential area in Trondheim. Rosenborg enjoyed little success at first, moving constantly between the divisions of the regional series. Yet their performance was improving and in 1931 the team qualified for the highest level and it was at this time that Rosenborg started planning for a new home ground at Lerkendal, although this project was not completed until after World War II.
In 1960 Rosenborg progressed all the way to the cup final where they faced Odd and it took a rematch to decide the winner, but Rosenborg were able to claim their first trophy
The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land, until 1814, the kingdom included the Faroe Islands and Iceland. It included Isle of Man until 1266, Shetland and Orkney until 1468, Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres and a population of 5,258,317. The country shares a long border with Sweden. Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. King Harald V of the Dano-German House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway, erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, replacing Jens Stoltenberg. A constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the Parliament, the Cabinet and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution, the kingdom is established as a merger of several petty kingdoms. By the traditional count from the year 872, the kingdom has existed continuously for 1,144 years, Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels and municipalities.
The Sámi people have an amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament. Norway maintains close ties with the European Union and the United States, the country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, lumber, the petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the countrys gross domestic product. On a per-capita basis, Norway is the worlds largest producer of oil, the country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists. On the CIAs GDP per capita list which includes territories and some regions, from 2001 to 2006, and again from 2009 to 2017, Norway had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world. It has the highest inequality-adjusted ranking, Norway ranks first on the World Happiness Report, the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity and the Democracy Index.
Norway has two names, Noreg in Nynorsk and Norge in Bokmål. The name Norway comes from the Old English word Norðrveg mentioned in 880, meaning way or way leading to the north. In contrasting with suðrvegar southern way for Germany, and austrvegr eastern way for the Baltic, the Anglo-Saxon of Britain referred to the kingdom of Norway in 880 as Norðmanna land. This was the area of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway, and because of him
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