IF Elfsborg

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IF Elfsborg
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Full nameIdrottsföreningen Elfsborg
Founded1904
GroundBorås Arena,
Borås
Ground Capacity17,800
ChairmanBosse Johansson
ManagerMagnus Haglund
LeagueAllsvenskan
2008Allsvenskan, 2nd

IF Elfsborg is an association football club in the town of Borås in Sweden, established on 26 June 1904. IF Elfsborg won the Swedish national championship six times: in 1936, 1939, 1940, 1961.,[1] 2006 and 2012. IF Elfsborg's home ground is the Borås Arena, which has a seating capacity for 16,894 people. IF Elfsborg's supporter group is called "Guliganerna".

History[change | change source]

In the national league system started the season 1924/25 played Elfsborg in western Swedish season in Division 2. Already in the following season, in 1925/26, Elfsborg won the series and went on to qualifying for ”Allsvenskan”. In the qualifying they had to meet Halmstads BK and after the team won respective game, there was a third deciding game in Gothenburg. The game was won by Elfsborg 4-1 and Nils Hedin made all Elfsborg four goals in the second half. That meant Elfsborg went up to the Allsvenskan for the first time.

The club debuted in Allsvenskan on 2 August 1926 in a game against Örgryte IS. It played in the top league continuously until 1954. During the club's early years from the mid 1930s until 1947, the team had several in the Swedish national team.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Svenska mästare i fotboll 1931-2005 samt seriesegrare i Allsvenskan 1925-1930" (PDF) (in Swedish). Bolletinen. 2005. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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