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IFK Norrköping

IFK Norrköping is a football (soccer) club from Sweden.

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About IFK Norrköping

Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Norrköping, also known simply as IFK Norrköping, are a Swedish professional association football based in Norrköping. The club is affiliated to Östergötlands Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Idrottsparken. The club colours, reflected in their crest and kit, are blue and white. Formed on 29 May 1897, the club have won twelve List of Swedish football champions titles and six Svenska Cupen titles. The club are currently playing in Allsvenskan, where the season lasts from April to October. The club first won Allsvenskan in 1942–43 Allsvenskan. IFK Norrköping were most successful during the 1940s, when they won five Swedish championships and two Svenska Cupen titles under the Hungarian coach Lajos Czeizler and with the players like Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm.

History

IFK Norrköping dominated Swedish football in the post war era and won the first division 11 times in 20 glorious years culminating in the league triumph of 1963. It took the club another 26 years before adding championship title number 12 to the trophy cabinet.

Rivalries

The club had a fierce rivalry with the other local club, IK Sleipner, something that has been forgotten since Sleipner's fall from the higher divisions. The main rival today is mainly fellow Östergötland club Åtvidabergs FF.

Players


As of 4 February 2012:


Out on loan

As of 4 March 2012

For season transfers, see List of Swedish football transfers winter 2011–2012.

Retired numbers

18 – Stefán Þórðarson, Forward (association football) Striker, 2004–2007 and 2009

Winners of Guldbollen

- 1947: Gunnar Nordahl
- 1949: Knut Nordahl
- 1953: Bengt Gustavsson
- 1957: Åke Johansson
- 1960: Torbjörn Jonsson
- 1961: Bengt Nyholm
- 1963: Harry Bild
- 1966: Ove Kindvall
- 1968: Björn Nordqvist
- 1990: Tomas Brolin
- 1992: Jan Eriksson

Other noted players

- Kennet Andersson
- Harry Bild
- Georg Ericson
- Lars Eriksson
- Eddie Gustafsson
- Jan Hellström
- Henry Källgren
- Niclas Kindvall
- Nils Liedholm
- Gösta Nordahl
- Stefan Pettersson (footballer)
- Jan Svensson (footballer)

Notable foreign players

- Brian McDermott (footballer)
- Antti Sumiala
- Joachin Yaw Acheampong
- Bennard Yao Kumordzi
- Balázs Rabóczki
- Gunnar Þor Gunnarsson
- Birkir Kristinsson
- Stefan Thordarson
- Russel Mwafulirwa
- Abderrahman Kabous
- Marcin Burkhardt
- Yevgeni Kuznetsov (footballer born 1961)
- Ranko Đorđić
- Slobodan Marovic

League top scorers

Allsvenskan (Division I 1924/1925–1986)

- Gunnar Nordahl 1944–45 (27 goals), 1945–46 (25 goals) och 1947–48 (18 goals)
- Harry Bild 1956–57 (19 goals)
- Henry Källgren 1957–58 (27 goals) (shared with Bertil Johansson, IFK Göteborg)
- Ove Kindvall 1966 (20 goals)
- Jan Hellström 1989 (16 goals)
- Niclas Kindvall 1994 (23 goals)

Superettan (Division II 1924/1925–1986 and Division I 1986–2000)

- Stefan Pettersson (footballer) 1983 (17 goals)
- Bruno Santos da Silva 2005 (17 goals)
- Garðar Gunnlaugsson 2007 (18 goals)

Achievements

- Swedish football champions
- - Winners (12): 1942–43, 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1989

League

- Allsvenskan:
- - Winners (12): 1942–43, 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1992
- - Runners-up (9): 1952–53, 1957–58, 1959, 1961, 1966, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993
- Superettan:
- - Winners (1): 2007
- - Runners-up (1): 2010
- Mästerskapsserien:
- - Runners-up (2): 1991, 1992

Cups

- Svenska Cupen:
- - Winners (6): 1943, 1945, 1968–69, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1993–94
- - Runners-up (4): 1944, 1953, 1967, 1971–72
- Allsvenskan play-offs:
- - Winners (1): 1989
- - Runners-up (2): 1984, 1990

IFK Norrköping in Europe


Records

- Most played games (Allsvenskan or Division I):
- Most league goals (Allsvenskan or Division I):
- Most spectators:
- Biggest victory (Allsvenskan or Division I):
- Biggest defeat (Allsvenskan or Division I):
- Most expensive player:
- Most expensive sale:

Footnotes




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