Vålerenga Fotball

Vålerenga Fotball (Norwegian pronunciation: [²voːlərəŋɑ] or [²voːɽəŋɑ] (listen)) is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo and a part of the multi-sport club Vålerengens IF. Founded in 1913, the club is named after the neighbourhood of Vålerenga. Vålerenga's home ground is Intility Arena, located in Valle-Hovin. Vålerenga are five-time league champions and four-time Norwegian Football Cup champions, having last won the league in 2005 and the cup in 2008.

Vålerenga
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Full nameVålerenga Fotball
Nickname(s)Enga
Vål'enga
The Bohemians
The Pride of Oslo
St. Hallvard's Men
Founded29 July 1913
GroundIntility Arena
Valle Hovin, Oslo
Capacity16,555[1]
ChairmanThomas Baardseng
Head coachRonny Deila
LeagueEliteserien
2018Eliteserien, 6th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Active departments of Vålerengens Idrettsforening
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History

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VIF players at Sotahjørnet in 1946.

Early days (1913–45)

The history of Vålerenga Fotball goes back to Fotballpartiet Spark, which was founded in 1898 by pastor Hans Møller Gasmann. An early mission for Gasmann was to give the local youth social activity and exercise. On a larger scale, the club was part of the movement known as Muscular Christianity.[2] A successor to this football club, Idrettslaget Spring, was founded on 29 July 1913 by a group of teenage factory workers. A year later, the club changed its name to Vaalerengens Idrættsforening. Rooted in the neighborhood of Vålerenga on the east end of Oslo, the club would recruit players and supporters from the many workers in the area, in a society then characterized for its low mobility between social strata. Within its first seasons, Vålerengen would compete with the major clubs in Oslo at that time; Lyn, Mercantile and Frigg. Where Lyn and Frigg had a strong identity with the academia and the upper classes, Vålerengen developed a working class identity.[2]

Vålerengens Idrettsforening had mixed success in its first years, but fortunes improved as the 1920s came around and the club secured promotion to the Oslo Championships in 1921. Vålerengen won the Oslo Championships four times before a national league (Norgesserien) was established in 1937. In the 1948–49 season, Vålerengen finished second.

After this period, Vålerengen entered a period of instability, being relegated from the top division two times in the 1950s.

The Bohemians (1946–68)

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Leif Eriksen was part of the group of players known as Bohemene.

The charismatic Helmuth Steffens became a central figure in building up the culture in the club after the war. At the beginning of the 1960s, a new generation of local players broke into Vålerengen's first squad. Players like Einar Bruno Larsen, Terje Hellerud and Leif Eriksen became core personalities of a group of players which eventually became known as Bohemene (The Bohemians). The club would become known for its brilliant style of football as the number of people in the audience increased. The players became popular for their charismatic, witty comments and light hearted humour. Vålerengen secured a third place in 1961.

In 1965, Vålerengen won the First Division for the first time. By the help of manager Helmuth Steffens and head coach Anton Ploderer, the club had managed to win the title with a team of local players. The league was won in dramatic fashion, with arch-rivals Lyn giving Vålerengen a fight for the title until the very last matches of the season.

The Bohemian era came to an end when the club was relegated from the First Division in 1968 and then again to the Third Division in 1970. Vålerengen did not achieve promotion to the top league again until 1974. In 1976, Vålerenga signed Odd Iversen, who at the time had 112 First Division goals to his name. Iversen would help the club reestablish itself in the First Division.

The glory years (1977–86)

The 80s saw the emergence of a new generation. With the help of players like Tom Jacobsen and Vidar Davidsen, Vålerengen would win its first cup title in 1980.

Led by head coach Leif Eriksen, the team won the First Division title for the second time in 1981 with a style of play characterized by intensity and discipline. The club was unable to reclaim the league title in 1982, but won it again in 1983 and 1984. During the decade, Vålerengen would also become twice runners-up in the cup and also achieve a third place in the league in 1985. Vålerengen had become a stable top team for the first and, to date, only time.

1985 also saw the signing of striker Jørn Andersen, who would go on to score 23 goals in 22 matches in his sole season for Vålerengen. However, as the club had miscalculated the home crowd average, the club entered severe financial difficulties. Vålerenga was saved from bankruptcy in 1987.

Ups and downs (1987–2003)

In 1990, now known as Vålerenga, the club was relegated after 14 seasons in the top division. Vålerenga was close to further relegation in the 1992 season, but managed to remain in the second highest division thanks to a last round 3–0 win against Eik-Tønsberg IF. In 1994, Vålerenga returned to the top division, but were relegated again in 1996. In 1997 Vålerenga won the cup and the 1. divisjon and were again promoted to Tippeligaen. As earlier in the 1990s, the stay in the top division lasted only a few years.

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Kjetil Rekdal joined Vålerenga in 2000 and became player-manager in 2001.

In the 2000 season Vålerenga lost the play-off matches against Sogndal and was relegated to the 1. divisjon. Vålerenga returned to Tippeligaen and won the cup in 2002.

The 2003 season was poor for Vålerenga and they wound up third last in the league sending them into play-offs against Sandefjord to avoid relegation. The result was a 0–0 draw in Sandefjord and a 5–3 victory in Oslo and so Vålerenga retained the position in the top league and avoided relegation.

Success, disappointments and troubles (2004–12)

Vålerenga rebounded nicely in the 2004 season and proved a serious challenge to the dominant Rosenborg team in the bid for the league's gold medal. After a frantic final round where Vålerenga beat Stabæk 3–0, they missed out on the league title since Rosenborg beat FK Lyn, Vålerenga's city rivals 4–1. Vålerenga won the silver medal, finishing 2nd to Rosenborg equal on points and goal difference, but Vålerenga had scored fewer goals than Rosenborg during the season, leaving Rosenborg as league champions.

At the start of the 2005 season it was apparent that Rosenborg was in bad shape and it seemed like Vålerenga's season to go all the way. After a strong season opening, the surprise of the season IK Start – newly promoted to the Tippeligaen – looked to give Vålerenga a fight to the finish, and the two clubs basically alternated on leading the series to the very last round. On 29 October it looked to be a thrilling last round reminiscent of the previous year, as both Start and Vålerenga had exactly the same number of points, but Start with a slightly better goal difference. Start met Fredrikstad FK at home, while Vålerenga met Odd Grenland away. Eventually Fredrikstad, who faced relegation if they lost, beat Start 3–1 while at the same time Vålerenga managed a 2–2 draw against Odd Grenland. Vålerenga stepped one up from the previous year, and won the title with a one-point margin. The title was Vålerenga's first league title in 21 years, ending Rosenborg's 13-year reign as league champions.

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Morten Berre holds the record for most matches in the highest division for Vålerenga.

The follow-up season of 2006 did not start out as well for the reigning champions, and a poor start left them at the bottom of the table after seven rounds, having gained only 5 points. A steady rise in form though still brought the team to 6th place by the time the season was half-through. Late July brought a string of bad results, including embarrassing losses to main rival FK Lyn, and the exit from the UEFA Champions League, after losing 5–3 on aggregate to Czech club Mladá Boleslav in the 2nd qualifying round. Vålerenga had aimed to qualify for the tournament after missing out the previous year by being defeated by Belgian side Club Brugge on a penalty shoot-out. After losing five out of seven games between 22 July and 19 August head-coach Kjetil Rekdal announced his resignation. Assistant coach Petter Myhre took over as interim manager, and as a result the club regained their form and scored 25 out of the last 30 possible points, bringing the club to a third place in the league, as well as a qualification spot for the 2007–08 Europa League. Vålerenga also qualified for play in the 2006–07 Scandinavian Royal League after finishing among the top four teams in Norway. In October 2006, Petter Myhre was hired on a permanent basis, but he would resign in July 2007, following a string of bad results.

In November 2007, Martin Andresen signed a three-year contract to become the next manager of Vålerenga. Heavy investment from owners and investors saw the signing of several high-profile players, most notably Lars Iver Strand and Kristoffer Hæstad. However, despite winning the 2008 Norwegian Football Cup, the following season was a disappointment, with Vålerenga finishing 10th in the league. In the 2009 season, Vålerenga finished 7th, reaching the semifinal in the cup. 2010 saw a revitalized Vålerenga, led by a trio of effective forwards, Mohammed Abdellaoue, Bengt Sæternes and Luton Shelton. Vålerenga finished second in the league.

However, Vålerenga could not repeat the success in 2011 and 2012. In October 2012, Andresen and Vålerenga agreed to part ways.

A new era (2013–present)

Kjetil Rekdal returned to the club as head coach in January 2013. Facing economic difficulties from previous seasons and being without a shirt sponsorship deal, Vålerenga spent much of the 2014 season dealing with a severe risk of bankruptcy, finally signing a new shirt sponsorship deal with DnB on 29 July.[3] The signing of striker Vidar Örn Kjartansson in front of 2014 season proved to be a huge success, with the Icelandic player scoring 25 goals in 29 games, helping the Oslo club secure a sixth place in the league after a drop in form in the latter half of the season.

On 13 July 2016, Ronny Deila was appointed as the new head coach. Deila was originally planned to take over in January 2017, but was involved in the coaching team for the final games of the 2016 season.[4] Kjetil Rekdal was to become director of sports, but left the club in early 2017.

Vålerenga moved into their newly built stadium, Intility Arena, in September 2017. This was a historic move for the club, after spending 104 years without owning a home stadium.[5]

Colours

Up to 1913, Vålerenga's kit was moss green. In 1914, the Norwegian State Railways had a set of blue and red kits left over, which Vålerenga bought cheaply, so their official colours became blue and red. The 2006 season away kit was white with a touch of moss green.

Stadium

In 2017, Vålerenga opened their own home ground at Valle Hovin in Eastern Oslo, called Intility Arena. The stadium has a capacity of 17,333 on domestic games (15,389 on international games), and the playing surface is artificial grass. The very first match in the ground saw the Vålerenga women's team beat Kolbotn Fotball 2-0 on September 9, 2017, with Stephanie Verdoia being the first ever goalscorer on the Arena. The next day, the men's team lost 2-1 to Sarpsborg 08 in their first game at the stadium. The ground was first called Vålerenga kultur- og idrettspark, before the club agreed a contract with the IT company Intility to rename the stadium.[6]

The construction of the new arena

Following a press statement made on 15 May 2008, Vålerenga announced that they would be moving home to Valle Hovin after purchasing the area of the proposed stadium for the symbolic sum of 1 Norwegian Krone. In late 2014, the plans were accepted by the city council of Oslo.[7] On 10 June 2014, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority accepted the plans for the stadium.[8]

The foundation stone of the new stadium was laid on 29 July 2015, the club's 102th anniversary.[9] Construction was begun in the summer of 2015 and is planned to be completed in 2017.[8]

Stadium history

Before moving into Intility Arena, the Ullevaal Stadion was the home ground, a stadium owned jointly by the Football Association of Norway and Vital Eiendom.

From the 1960s till the 1980s and a short period in the end of the 1990s Bislett Stadium was Vålerenga's home ground. Bislett Stadium also hosted speed skating and track and field events in addition to football, and hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics. Poor conditions and maintenance of Bislett forced Vålerenga to move to Ullevaal and a groundshare with FK Lyn.

After Vålerenga moved from Bislett Stadium plans for building their own ground were conceived, but poor results on the field combined with financial problems kept those plans at bay for a few years. After the second place in 2004 and the league title in 2005 as well as business man John Fredriksen's deletion of the club's debt in 2003, the talks of building a ground for Vålerenga resurfaced.

Supporters

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Vålerenga supporters in the stand nicknamed "The West Bank"

Vålerenga has traditionally drawn support from the area around Vålerenga, Oslo and various other places on the east end of Oslo, although today these lines are largely blurred and the club has supporters all over Oslo and the surrounding areas. Up until the early 90s, Vålerenga's supporters were loosely organised. The supporters were sometimes referred to as Apeberget, but this is actually a misnomer from a journalist.[10] An independent supporter club called Klanen ("The Clan") was founded in 1991. It has around 10,000 members today. The senior team of Vålerenga has reserved shirt number 12 for their supporters.

Rivalries

Vålerenga's main rivals include Lillestrøm, Ham Kam, Kongsvinger, Brann and Lyn. Since the 90s, the main supporter club has actively worked hard for social issues and against hooliganism.[11]

In the 2014 season, Vålerenga gathered an average attendance of 9,756 at their home matches, ranking them fourth in Norway with regard to attendance.[12]

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Klanen celebrating the bronze medal after the final game of the 2006 season

Honours

Recent seasons

Season League Cup Other competitions Top goalscorer Ref(s)
Division P W D L GF GA GD Pts Pos Att[16] Other CL EL Name Goals
1999 Tippeligaen 26 8 4 14 40 53 -13 28 11th 6,626 4R  —  —  —
2000 Tippeligaen 26 5 9 12 32 44 -12 24 relegated 12th 7,630 QF  —  —  —
2001 1. divisjon 30 19 8 3 71 29 +42 62 promoted 1st N/A QF  —  —  —
2002 Tippeligaen 26 7 12 7 38 31 +7 33 8th 8,782 W  —  —  —
2003 Tippeligaen 26 6 10 10 30 33 -3 28 12th 9,336 QF  —  — 3R
2004 Tippeligaen 26 13 9 4 40 22 +18 48 2nd 14,392 3R  —  —  —
2005 Tippeligaen 26 13 7 6 40 27 +13 46 1st 15,658 SF  — 3QR 1R Morten Berre 9
2006 Tippeligaen 26 13 5 8 43 28 +15 44 3rd 13,873 QF  — 2QR  —
2007 Tippeligaen 26 10 6 10 34 34 0 36 7th 13,837 4R  —  — 1R Morten Berre 9
2008 Tippeligaen 26 8 6 12 31 37 -6 30 10th 12,700 W  —  —  —
2009 Tippeligaen 30 12 4 14 47 50 -3 40 7th 10,788 SF  —  — 3QR Bengt Sæternes 11
2010 Tippeligaen 30 19 4 7 69 36 +33 61 2nd 13,646 2R  —  —  — Mohammed Abdellaoue 15
2011 Tippeligaen 30 14 5 11 42 33 +9 47 7th 13,331 2R  —  — 3QR Bojan Zajić 8
2012 Tippeligaen 30 12 5 13 42 44 -2 41 8th 10,768 3R  —  —  — Marcus Pedersen 8
2013 Tippeligaen 30 10 6 14 41 50 -9 36 11th 9,900 QF  —  —  — Morten Berre 10
2014 Tippeligaen 30 11 9 10 59 53 +6 42 6th 9,751 4R  —  —  — Viðar Örn Kjartansson 25
2015 Tippeligaen 30 14 7 9 49 41 +8 49 7th 10,099 2R  —  —  — Daniel Fredheim Holm
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2016 Tippeligaen 30 10 8 12 41 39 +2 38 10th 9,074 QF  —  —  — Ghayas Zahid 8
2017 Eliteserien 30 11 6 13 48 46 +2 39 8th 9,703 SF  —  —  — Herman Stengel 6
2018 Eliteserien 30 11 9 10 39 44 -5 42 6th 9,500 QF  —  —  — Sam Johnson 11
2019 (in progress) Eliteserien 14 7 3 4 28 18 +4 24 4th 9,500 R3  —  —  — Chidera Ejuke 6

European record

Summary

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
European Cup
UEFA Champions League
14 4 3 7 17 25 2006–07
UEFA Cup
UEFA Europa League
24 6 9 9 21 28 2011–12
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 8 1 4 3 11 17 1998–99
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 1 0 1 1 2 1999
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 4 0 0 4 5 13 1965–66
Total 52 12 16 24 55 85

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 4 August 2011
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.
Notes: This summary includes matches played in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which was not endorsed by UEFA and is not counted in UEFA's official European statistics.

List of matches

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup R1 England Everton 2–5 2–4 4–9
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup R2 Scotland Hearts 1–3 0–1 1–4
1966–67 European Cup R1 Albania 17 Nëntori Tirana N/A N/A w/o
R2 Northern Ireland Linfield 1–4 1–1 2–5
1975–76 UEFA Cup R1 Republic of Ireland Athlone Town 1–1 1–3 2–4
1981–82 Cup Winners' Cup R1 Poland Legia Warszawa 2–2 1–4 3–6
1982–83 European Cup PR Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 2–1 1–3 3–4
1984–85 European Cup R1 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–3 0–2 3–5
1985–86 European Cup R1 Soviet Union Zenit Leningrad 0–2 0–2 0–4
1986–87 UEFA Cup R1 Belgium Beveren 0–0 0–1 0–1
1998–99 Cup Winners' Cup R1 Romania Rapid Bucureşti 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
R2 Turkey Beşiktaş 1–0 3–3 4–3
QF England Chelsea 2–3 0–3 2–6
1999–00 Intertoto Cup R1 Latvia Ventspils 1–0 0–2 1–2
2003–04 UEFA Cup R1 Austria Grazer AK 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
R2 Poland Wisła Kraków 0–0 0–0 0–0 (4–3 p)
R3 England Newcastle United 1–1 1–3 2–4
2005–06 Champions League QR2 Finland Haka 1–0 4–1 5–1
QR3 Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–4 p)
UEFA Cup R1 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 0–3 1–3 1–6
2006–07 Champions League QR2 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav 2–2 1–3 3–5
2007–08 UEFA Cup QR1 Estonia Flora Tallinn 1–0 1–0 2–0
QR2 Lithuania Ekranas 6–0 1–1 7–1
R1 Austria Austria Wien 2–2 0–2 2–4
2009–10 Europa League QR3 Greece PAOK 1–2 1–0 2–2 (a)
2011–12 Europa League QR2 Armenia Mika 1–0 1–0 2–0
QR3 Greece PAOK 0–2 0–3 0–5

Records

  • Largest victory in the top division: 8–0 vs. Lisleby, 1951
  • Longest consecutive seasons in the top division: 17 seasons (2002–present)
  • Most top division matches since 1963: Norway Morten Berre, 281 matches (2003–14)
  • Most goals in mandatory matches: Norway Einar Bruno Larsen, 99 goals (1957–68)
  • Most goals in a single season: Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson, 25 goals in 29 matches (2014)
  • Record attendance: Ullevaal Stadion, 23 October 2005. The 2005 season's last home game, against Rosenborg, 24894 spectators
  • Biggest win in a European cup match: 6–0 vs. Lithuania Ekranas, 30 August 2007 (7–1 overall)

(numbers as of 3 September 2007)

Players and staff

First-team squad

As of 8 May 2019[17]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Christian Kjetil Haug
2 Norway DF Markus Nakkim
3 Norway DF Johan Lædre Bjørdal
4 Norway DF Jonatan Tollås
5 Mexico DF Efraín Juárez
6 Kosovo MF Herolind Shala
7 Costa Rica FW Deyver Vega
8 Norway MF Magnus Lekven
9 Norway FW Fitim Azemi
10 Iceland FW Matthías Vilhjálmsson
11 Norway FW Bård Finne
13 Norway GK Kristoffer Klaesson
14 Ghana MF Mohammed Abu
16 Sweden MF Erik Israelsson (on loan from PEC Zwolle)
17 Norway DF Leo Cornic
No. Position Player
18 Norway DF Christian Dahle Borchgrevink
19 Nigeria FW Peter Godly Michael
20 Norway MF Sakarias Opsahl
21 Ghana GK Adam Larsen Kwarasey
22 Norway DF Ivan Näsberg
23 Norway MF Felix Horn Myhre
24 Norway DF Oskar Aron Opsahl
25 Canada DF Sam Adekugbe
26 Norway MF Aron Dønnum
29 Norway MF Magnus Retsius Grødem
31 Norway DF Brage Skaret
36 Norway FW Sander Haugaard Werni
40 Nigeria FW Chidera Ejuke
- Norway FW Odin Thiago Holm

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 Uruguay DF Felipe Carvalho (on loan to Nacional)
27 Iceland MF Samúel Friðjónsson (on loan to Viking)
No. Position Player
33 Norway DF Amin Nouri (on loan to Oostende)

Retired and reserved numbers

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Ronny Deila
Assistant coach Haakon Lunov
Assistant coach Johannes Moesgaard
Goalkeeper coach Gjermund Østby
Fitness coach Ole Martin Viken
Reserve team coach Gard Holme
U-19 coach Tommy Berntsen
Assistant U-19 coach Stian Tjærnås Dahl
Head scout Lars Tjærnås
Head of Youth Development Igor Aase
Director of football Jørgen Ingebrigtsen
Physio Carl Fredrik Birkemo
Physio Petter Øren
Equipment manager Egil Larsen
Club doctor Erik Rosenlund

Managers

See also

References

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  12. ^ Torjusen, Thomas (9 November 2014). "Tippeligaen med publikumsøkning på drøye 2%" (in Norwegian). Toppfotball.no. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
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External links

1997 Norwegian Football Cup Final

The 1997 Norwegian Football Cup Final was the final match of the 1997 Norwegian Football Cup, the 92nd season of the Norwegian Football Cup, the premier Norwegian football cup competition organized by the Football Association of Norway (NFF). The match was played on 26 October 1997 at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, and was contested between the First Division side Vålerenga and the Tippeligaen side Strømsgodset. Vålerenga defeated Strømsgodset 4–2 to claim the Norwegian Cup for a second time in their history.

2002 Norwegian Football Cup Final

The 2002 Norwegian Football Cup Final was the final match of the 2002 Norwegian Football Cup, the 97th season of the Norwegian Football Cup, the premier Norwegian football cup competition organized by the Football Association of Norway (NFF). The match was played on 3 November 2002 at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, and opposed two Tippeligaen sides Odd Grenland and Vålerenga. Vålerenga defeated Odd Grenland 1–0 to claim the Norwegian Cup for a third time in their history.

2008 Norwegian Football Cup Final

The 2008 Norwegian Football Cup Final was the final match of the 2008 Norwegian Football Cup, the 103rd season of the Norwegian Football Cup, the premier Norwegian football cup competition organized by the Football Association of Norway (NFF). The match was played on 9 November 2008 at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, and opposed two Tippeligaen sides Stabæk and Vålerenga. Vålerenga defeated Stabæk 4–1 to claim the Norwegian Cup for a fourth time in their history.

2014 Vålerenga Fotball season

Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo. They play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion which has a capacity of 28,972. During the 2014/15 campaign they will compete in the following competitions: Tippeligean, NM Cupen.

2015 Vålerenga Fotball season

Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo. They play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion which has a capacity of 28,972. During the 2015 campaign they will compete in Tippeligaen and the Norwegian Cup.

2016 Vålerenga Fotball season

Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo. They play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion which has a capacity of 28,972. During the 2016 campaign they will compete in Tippeligaen and the Norwegian Cup.

2017 Vålerenga Fotball season

Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo. They play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion which has a capacity of 28,972. During the 2017 campaign they competed in Tippeligaen and the Norwegian Cup.

2018 Vålerenga Fotball season

The 2018 season was Vålerenga's 17th consecutive year in the top flight now known as Eliteserien. They finished sixth in the Eliteserien and reached the Quarterfinal's of the Cup where they were knocked out by Rosenborg.

Egil Olsen

Egil Roger Olsen (born 22 April 1942), nicknamed Drillo, is a Norwegian football manager and former footballer. He is best known as a highly successful manager of the Norway national football team. He has since been manager of the Iraq national football team, his departure from which caused considerable attention. In January 2009, he made a comeback as manager for the Norway national team.

Fredrik Carlsen

Fredrik Carlsen (born 1 December 1989) is a Norwegian football midfielder who currently plays for Aalesunds FK in the Norwegian Premier League.He was under contract with Vålerenga Fotball, but was loaned to Aalesund for the 2009 season. This loan was extended for the 2010 season after the clubs couldn't agree a transfer price.

He was sent off during AaFK's first ever cup final in 2009 which the club still went on to win.

Henry Johansen

Henry "Tippen" Johansen (21 July 1904 – 29 May 1988) was a Norwegian footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Vålerenga. He later managed the club.

Intility Arena

Intility Arena, also referred to as Vålerenga Stadion, is an association football stadium in Oslo, Norway. The stadium is the home stadium for the Vålerenga Fotball, currently playing in the Eliteserien, and it has a seating capacity of 16,555 people.The stadium plans were accepted by the city council of Oslo in 2014 and by EEA in June 2015. Construction started in August 2015, and the stadium opened in September 2017. The stadium was initially called Vålerenga kultur- og idrettspark.

Joar Hoff

Joar Hoff (10 April 1939 – 22 May 2019) was a Norwegian football player and coach.

As a player Hoff played for Bodø/Glimt in 1959, Lillestrøm and Strømmen in 1961, and Vålerenga in 1965.

Hoff coached Lillestrøm in their first two season in the Norwegian First Division, and led the team to victory in the 1976 Norwegian First Division. He also coached Lillestrøm in 1982, when the team finished third in the First Division. Hoff also coached Vålerenga in 1978.

He was the brother of Ivar Hoff.

Moussa Njie

Moussa Njie (born 2 October 1995) is a Norwegian football midfielder who currently plays for Partizan.

He played youth football for his childhood club Holmlia SK. He made his Eliteserien debut for Vålerenga Fotball in November 2013 against Aalesund. In the summer of 2015 he joined Bærum. On 2 December 2015 he signed for Stabæk. On 17 January 2019 he signed for Partizan.

Simen Juklerød

Simen Juklerød (born 18 May 1994) is a Norwegian football midfielder who currently plays for Belgian First Division A side Royal Antwerp.

He started his youth career in IL Jutul, but joined Bærum SK at the age of ten. He progressed to the junior team and attended Dønski Upper Secondary School in Bærum's own training class. He broke into the senior team in 2013, and featured in the 2015 Norwegian First Division which ended with relegation. After the season, he was signed by first-tier club Vålerenga. He made his Norwegian Premier League debut in March 2016, playing one half against Sogndal. On 17 July 2018 Juklerød signed for Belgium side Royal Antwerp..

Theresa Nielsen

Theresa Nielsen (born 20 July 1986) is a Danish footballer who plays as a defender for the Danish national team and Reign FC in the American National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), and currently on loan to Australian club Melbourne City for the 2018–19 W-League season. She previously played for Vålerenga Fotball Damer in Norway's top league, the Toppserien, as well as Brøndby IF in the Danish Elitedivisionen. She was named Danish Women's Footballer of the Year in 2012.

Vidar Davidsen

Vidar Davidsen (born 4 January 1958 in Oslo) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. Davidsen played 46 international matches for Norway and scored 5 goals. One of those goals came in Norway's famous 2-1 win against Italy at Stadio Via del Mare in Lecce in September 1985. He currently works as a football commentator in TV3.

Vålerenga Fotball Damer

Vålerenga Fotball Damer is the women's football branch of Vålerenga Fotball. The team plays in Toppserien, Norway.

The team first won promotion to Toppserien in 2011 after earning promotion from the First Division. This made Vålerenga the third Norwegian club with both a men's team and a women's team in the top-tier league, and the first club to have its own women's team win promotion to Toppserien, as the two other clubs, Stabæk Fotball and Lillestrøm SK, inherited another club's women's team.

Willibald Hahn

Willibald Hahn (31 January 1910 – 31 May 1999) was an Austrian footballer and football manager.

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