Kongsvinger IL

Kongsvinger IL

Football club infobox
clubname = Kongsvinger

fullname = Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball
nickname = KIL
founded = January 31, 1892
ground = Gjemselund stadion Kongsvinger
capacity = 2750
chairman = flagicon|Norway Torunn Elle
manager = flagicon|Norway Tom Nordlie
league = Adeccoligaen
season = 2007
position = Adeccoligaen, 4th

Kongsvinger Idrettslag is a Norwegian sports club from the city of Kongsvinger in Hedmark, founded in 1892. Its home ground is Gjemselund stadion. It is known chiefly for its football team.

Despite limited financial resources, Kongsvinger played in the Norwegian Premier League for 17 straight seasons (1983-1999). Among the club's achievements were a silver medal in the league in 1992, bronze in 1986 and 1987 and a 1-1 draw against football powerhouse Juventus in the UEFA Cup 1993-94. Kongsvinger dropped out of the top flight in 1999, in the end struggling both financially and on the pitch. Only two years later another relegation sent the team down to the Second Division, level three in Norwegian football. After a mediocre interlude in the 2002 season, former Ham-Kam player Vegard Skogheim took over the job as Kongsvinger manager in 2003, instilling new enthusiasm into a young squad of part-timers. In 2003, the team went undefeated in their division and secured promotion back to the First Division, the second-highest level. The success continued in 2004, and the newly promoted team surprised many experts by managing third place in the league, and thereby earning the right to two playoff matches for promotion against the club that finished third last in the Norwegian Premier League, Bodø/Glimt. Kongsvinger won the first match 1-0, but lost the second 0-4, giving away both the aggregate win and the right to play in the Premier League to Bodø/Glimt.


*"Norwegian Premier League
**Silver 1992
**Bronze 1986, 1987
*"UEFA Cup
**2nd round against Juventus 1993
*"Norwegian football cup
**Semi-finals 1983, 1990, 1992, 1996

Current squad

"As of April 1, 2008.Fs player|no=13 |nat=Norway|name=Patrick Holtet|pos=MF

Former players and managers

Famous players

*Øivind Tomteberget
*Even Pellerud
*Arnfinn Engerbakk
*Dag Riisnæs
*Stig Inge Bjørnebye
*Christer Basma
*Erik Holtan
*Geir Frigård
*Jon Inge Høiland
*Kjell Roar Kaasa
*Vidar Riseth


*Christer Nilsson 1983
*Svein Ivar Sigernes 1984-1985
*Ingvar Stadheim 1986
*Even Pellerud 1987-1989
*Kent Karlsson 1990
*Svein Ivar Sigernes 1991
*Per Brogeland 1992-1995
*Åge Steen 1996-1997
*Per Anders Sjøvold 1998
*Per Brogeland 1998-1999
*Hans Knutsen 2000
*Erik Nystuen 2001
*Kenneth Rosén 2002
*Vegard Skogheim 2003-2006
*Thomas Berntsen 2006-


*Most matches played for the club: Øyvind Tomteberget: 660
*Most league goals scored for the club: Cato Holtet: 46

*Biggest win: 6-0 vs Start (h 1985) Djerv 1919 (h 1989) and Fyllingen (h 1993)
*Biggest loss: 0-8 vs Tromsø (a 1995) and Strømsgodset (a 1997)

*Most spectators at a home match: 10213 (KIL-Juventus 1993, played at Ullevaal stadion)
*Most spectators at a home match at Gjemselund stadion: 6794 (KIL-Vålerenga 1983)

Athletics section

Kongsvinger IL also has an athletics section. It, too, uses Gjemselund stadion, which got rubber track in 1986. [ [http://www.kilfriidrett.no/index.php?vindu=om About Kongsvinger IL athletics] no icon]

The most famous athlete from Kongsvinger IL was Grete Kirkeberg.


External links

* [http://www.kil.no Official website]
** [http://www.kilfriidrett.no/ Official website, athletics section]
* [http://www.kilsk.com/ Supporter club]
* [http://www.fozzum.com/kil/ Extensive statistics about the club]

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