- Vålerenga IF Fotball
Infobox Football club
clubname = Vålerenga Fotball
fullname = Vålerenga Fotball
nickname = Enga, Vål'enga, the Bohemians,
the Pride of Oslo, St. Hallvard's men
July 29 1898
Ullevaal Stadion Oslo
capacity = 25,572
Tor Ole Skullerud
season = 2007
Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian football club from
Oslo, founded in 1913, named after the nearby neighbourhood of Vålerenga. They finished 7th in the 2007 Norwegian Premier League.
Vålerenga's home ground, as of October 2005, is
Ullevaal Stadion, the stadium for the Norway national football team. The previous stadium was Bislett stadion, which hosted speed skating and track and field events in addition to football, and hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics.
The history of Vålerenga goes back to "Fotballpartiet Spark" which was founded in 1898, which became "Idrettslaget Spring" on
July 29 1913. Later the club changed its name to "Vaalerengens Idrættsforening".
Vålerengen won the Oslo Championships four times before a national league (Norgesserien) was established in 1937. In the 1948/49 season Vålerengen finished second.
In 1965 Vålerengen won the 1st division (now "Tippeligaen") for the first time, and in the 80s they won 3 league championships and 1 cup championship. During that decade they also were twice cup runners-up and placed 3rd in the league in 1985.
In 1990 Vålerenga were relegated after 14 seasons in the top division. Vålerenga was close to further relegation in the 1992 season, but managed to remain in the second highest division thanks to a last round 3-0 win against
Eik-Tønsberg. In 1994, Vålerenga returned to the top division, but were relegated again in 1996. In 1997 Vålerenga won the cup and the 1st division and were again promoted to Tippeligaen. As earlier in the 90s, the stay in the top division lasted only a few years.
The 2003 season was poor for Vålerenga and they wound up third last in the league sending them into playoffs against Sandefjord to avoid
relegation. The result was a 0-0 draw in Sandefjord and a 5-3 victory in Osloand so Vålerenga retained the position in the top league and avoided relegation.
Vålerenga rebounded nicely in the 2004 season and proved a serious challenge to the dominant Rosenborg team in the bid for the league's gold medal. After a franctic final round where Vålerenga beat Stabæk 3-0, they missed out on the league title since Rosenborg beat Lyn, Vålerenga's city rivals 4-1. Vålerenga won the silver medal, finishing 2nd to Rosenborg equal on points and goal difference, but Vålerenga had scored one fewer goal than Rosenborg during the entire league campaign, leaving Rosenborg as league champions.
At the start of the 2005 season it was apparent that Rosenborg was in bad shape and it seemed like Vålerenga's season to go all the way. After a strong season opening, the club sensation Start - newly promoted to the Premier League - looked to give Vålerenga a fight to the finish, and the two clubs basically alternated on leading the series to the very last round. On
October 29it looked to be a thrilling last round reminiscent of the previous year, as both Start and Vålerenga had the exact same amount of points, but Start with a slightly better goal difference. Start met Fredrikstad at home, while Vålerenga met Odd Grenland away. As the opening whistle blew the scene was set for some nail-biting football minutes around Norway. Eventually Fredrikstad, who faced relegation if they lost, beat Start 3-1 while at the same time Vålerenga managed a 2-2 draw against Odd Grenland. Vålerenga stepped one up from the previous year, and won the title with a one point margin. History was made on several levels that night as it marked the first time in 21 years that Vålerenga won the league, and most notably it put an end to the 13 year long reign of Rosenborg.
The follow-up season of 2006 didn't start out as well for the reigning champions, and a poor start left them at the very end of the table after seven rounds, having gained only 5 points. A steady rise in form though still brought the team to 6th place by the time the season was half-through. Late July brought a string of bad results, including embarrassing losses to main rival Lyn, and the exit from the
UEFA Champions Leaguequalifier after losing 5-3 on aggregate to Czech club Mladá Boleslav in the 2nd qualifying round. Vålerenga had aimed to qualify for the tournament after missing out the previous year by being defeated by Belgian side Club Bruggeon a penalty shoot-out. After losing five out of seven games between July 22and August 19head-coach Kjetil Rekdaldecided enough is enough, and announced his resignation. Assisting coach Petter Myhretook over, and as a consequence the club regained their form and scored 25 out of the last 30 possible points, bringing the club to yet another medal in the league, the third consecutive, as well as a qualification spot for the 2007-2008 UEFA Cup. Vålerenga has also qualified for play in the 2006-2007 Scandinavian Royal Leagueafter finishing among the top four teams in Norway.
Recent league history
Transfers off-season 2007/2008
Lars Iver Strand- Transferred From "Tromsø"
David Rodriguez Fernandez- Transferred From "Asker"
Mohammed Abdellaoue- Transferred From "Skeid"
André Muri- Returned from (loan in) " Odd Grenland"
Troy PerkinsTransferred from " DC United"
Bengt SæternesTransferred from " Odense"
Kristofer HæstadTransferred from "Start"
Frode LarsenTransferred from "Lyn"
Fredrik CarlsenPromoted from youth squad
Amin NouriPromoted from youth squad
Árni Gautur Arason- " Thanda Royal Zulu"
Thomas Holm- Transferred To "Molde"
Steinar Strømnes- Bosman
Jalal El-Gharbi- Bosman
Arnar Førsund- Transferred To "Ham-Kam"
Jan-Derek Sørensen- Transferred To "Bodø/Glimt"
Alexander Mathisen- Transferred To "Aalesund"
Christian Grindheim- Transferred To "Heerenveen"
Sebastian Mila- Transferred To " ŁKS Łódź"
Nome, Petter. "Vi er Vål'enga". Oslo: Cappelen, 1997. ISBN 82-02-17623-9.
* [http://www.vif-fotball.no/ Official pages]
* [http://www.vpn.no/ Vålerenga Fotball På Nett - the biggest site for unofficial news and views]
* [http://www.klanen.no/ Klanen, official Vålerenga supporters club]
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