Aalesunds FK

Aalesunds Fotballklubb, commonly known as Aalesund or AaFK, is a Norwegian football club from the town of Alesund, that competes in the Norwegian First Division, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. The club was founded on 25 June 1914. As of 2004, the football club had 835 members and several teams on both professional and amateur levels. These teams are the 1st and 2nd teams, junior team, and also several age-specific teams.

History

In 2009 the club won the Norwegian Cup for the first time in its history. They beat rival Molde FK in the Final, and thereby qualified for participation in the UEFA Europa League. Aalesund also won the 2011 Cup Final, where they beat SK Brann.

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Supporters

The local supporter club for AaFK is called "Stormen", or "The Storm", with about 2000 members.

Rivalries

Rival football clubs in the city include Herd, Rollon, Skarbovik and Spjelkavik, with Molde and Hodd traditionally being the main regional rivals. Hodd has been less competitive with AaFK in recent years, as they have not been in the same division for some time. More recent rivalries have centred on Molde and Stromsgodset, and to some extent Brann.

The club's supporters enjoy a good relationship with supporters of Oslo club Valerenga, and it is not uncommon for supporters of one club to support the other in competitions where only one team participates. In the 2011 game against Neath in Wales, some supporters of 2010's Europa League opponents Motherwell also made their way to support the club.

Stadium

Aalesund played their home matches at Kramyra Stadium until the 2005 season, when they relocated to the new Color Line Stadium with an approximate capacity of 11,000 people. Boosted by the new stadium, recent success and general increasing attendance in Norway, Aalesund has gone from attracting crowds of approximately 1,000 to regularly selling out their stadium [1] in only a few years.

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Aalesunds FK