Sogndal

Sogndal Fotball is the association football department of Norwegian sports club Sogndal IL from Sogndal in Vestland. The club was founded in 1926. The men's team currently plays in 1. divisjon, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. The club's home matches are played at the 5,622 capacity Fosshaugane Campus.

In 1976, the men's team were runners-up in the Norwegian Cup, losing 2–1 against SK Brann. Sogndal became the first third tier side to play a Norwegian Cup final. The 2017 season is Sogndal's most recent in Eliteserien, the top division. Eirik Bakke is the current head coach of the club since taking over on 1 January 2019.

History

Sogndal IL was founded 19 February 1926. The club's breakthrough in Norwegian football came in 1976, when they as a third tier side reached the final of the 1976 Norwegian Cup. Sogndal lost the final against Brann at Ullevaal Stadion with the score 2–1, Knut Christiansen scored Sogndal's goal. They played their first top division season in 1982, a season which the team ended the season in 11th position and relegation back to the second tier.

In the 1988 season, Sogndal's second season in the first tier, Sogndal finished in sixth place, their best ever finishing position. The club was relegated to the second tier in the following 1989 season. Sogndal won group A in the 1990 2. divisjon and won promotion. During the 1990s, Sogndal played five season in the first tier. In 1999, Sogndal received a transfer fee reported to be around NOK 40 million when Eirik Bakke was sold to Leeds United. From 2001 to 2004, Sogndal played four consecutive seasons in the top division, an achievement they repeated in the seasons 2011–14. The men's team was promoted to the 2011 Tippeligaen after winning the 2010 1. divisjon. In 2015, Sogndal won the 1. divisjon, their sixth second tier title. HamKam and Lyn are the other clubs with six Norwegian second tier titles.

In 2017, Sogndal relegated from Eliteserien, their eighth relegation from the top division, after losing the relegation play-offs on a penalty shoot-out against Ranheim.

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Sogndal

team squad

goalkeepers
RF
1
Renze Fij
JR
13
Jørgen Johnsen
defenders
Per-Egil Flo
2
Per-Egil Flo
MG
3
Mansour Gueye
MO
4
Martin Ove Roseth
DE
5
Daniel Eid
AK
6
Axel Kryger
EL
16
Eirik Lereng
TS
24
Tord Salte
AS
27
Adrian Solberg
midfielders
EP
8
Emil Palsson
KN
15
Kristoffer Nessø
MB
17
Mathias Blarud
TB
19
Tobias Bjørnebye
NS
20
Noah Solskjar
AJ
23
Anders Johannessen Nord
JB
25
Johan Bakke