Jonkopings Sodra IF

Jonkopings Sodra IF, also known as J-Sodra IF, J-Sodra or simply Jonkoping, is a Swedish football club based in Jonkoping. The club, founded in 1922, returned to the Swedish second division Superettan in 2018 after relegation from the 2017 Allsvenskan. J-Sodra has played a total of twelve Allsvenskan seasons previously, with the most successful finish being runner-up in 1950 and their last spell ending in 2017. The club is affiliated to the Smalands Fotbollforbund.

Their home games are played at Stadsparksvallen with a capacity of 5,200 but in the autumn of 2015 the municipality decided to build a new stadium where J-Sodra will play in the future. The club's training facility is located in Odensberg, Jonkoping.

History

Jonkopings Sodra IF was founded on 9 December 1922 with Bandy being the first sport where the club fielded a team. Other sports that were played by the club in its early days includes Boxing, Ice hockey, Tennis and Table tennis. In 1923 they played their first football match, which only featured eight players for each side as they did not have access to a big enough pitch to fit more players.

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Jonkopings Sodra IF