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Idrotts Föreningen ELFSBORG

Foundation:
1904
Stadium:
Borås arena, Borås (14,500)
Domestic honours:
Allsvenskan: Winner 5x (1936, 1939, 1940, 1961, 2006)
Swedish Cup: Winner 2x (2000/01, 2003)
All time ranking in Allsvenskan:
6th (63 presences)
All time ranking in European Cups:
375th (6 presences)​










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Elfsborg's sporting director Stefan Andreasson has admitted that, although they have come a long way, negotiations between the Swedish club and Internazionale to broker a special relationship have yet to be concluded.

"Discussions have been going on for quite some time
now, that is true. However, we still have not decided
on the final way of constructing the agreement,"
Andreasson told the Swedish news agency TT.

The clubs hope to formalise a structure of cooperation, similar to that which already exists between Manchester United and IFK Gothenburg, that would see exchanges between the clubs at various levels.

Since playing days for Italian side Como in 1998, Andreasson has maintained close contact with Inter's current sporting director Giuliano Terraneo.

Elfsborg is a team in Sweden. They are in 8 place in the swedish league and it´s 14 teams.

I think that they´re from a swedish city called Borås near Gothenburg
 

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How can Inter even have any thoughts on a cooperation with Elfsborg, if they must have a swedish connection couldn't they atleast take one of the better teams (there aren't many, wonder if there are any at all).
What does Elfsborg have that can make Inter so INTERrested:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

Well, the world is full of surprises, but this was a nasty one...:eek::eek:
 

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dont know from where he is but his father is called Ahmad and then they are certanly of arabian descent. the article says that a guy driven by hate towards non-blondies set the restaurant of Abbas Sr on fire and the father lives today with injuries from that. Abbas jr said that it could have been him as he used to work there often
 

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Elfsborg win Swedish title

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Minnows end 45-year wait for title
(FIFA.com) 06 Nov 2006

It has been a long, 45-year wait for the IF Elfsborg faithful, but the club from Boras - a town of 100,000 to the east of Gothenburg - finally sealed their fifth Swedish league title at the weekend.

The hero of a 1-0 victory over dethroned champions Djurgarden, from the capital city Stockholm, was Joakim Sjohage, who pounced on a 39th-minute Mathias Svensson header to net the vital goal.
The 16,572 at the ground spent the last half-hour in a state of mounting apprehension, as the home side exhibited increasingly frayed nerves in the knowledge that a single goal conceded would have been enough to throw away the championship crown.

The Stockholm players' determined and resolute display represented a categorical response to a highly publicised pre-match appeal from a clutch of so-called Djurgarden fans, who had urged the club to throw the match and thus prevent bitter rivals AIK from snatching the league crown, even though it would have meant their own team missing out on a place in Europe next term.

However, the Elfsborg side coached by Magnus Haglund clung on for three precious points, rendering AIK's 3-0 victory over Malmo FF meaningless. "That was a tough challenge, but we stood up to the pressure," an overjoyed Haglund declared afterwards, delighted at exacting revenge for a cataclysmic 8-1 defeat against Djurgarden the previous season.

"I'm feeling tremendous and fantastic. 16,000 people from Boras have come here to celebrate the end of a 45-year wait." The triumphant club proudly boasted a line-up comprising eleven Swedish players for the decisive match.

Founded in 1904 as Boras Fotbollslag but renamed IF Elfsborg just two years later, the new champions appeared in the Swedish top flight for the first time in 1926. Their previous championship in 1961 proved a rare occurrence of a promoted club winning the league, although they have yet to make a mark on the European stage with the annals showing just a couple of forays beyond the UEFA Cup first round.
 

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There is a lot of talent in Elfsborg.. Sjöhage, Holmen for example. They'll probably be gone in Jan transfer window
 

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I was very disappointed last sunday. In the last minutes of the game there was an obvious penalty against Elfsborg, but the ref didn't call it. If he'd done his friggin job right AIK would probably be the champions of 2006.

But the truth is, that throughout the whole season, our team has not been good enough in the away games. After looking at the away stats it's obvious we have to improve our game significantly when playing away, in order to become champions.

So here goes: Congrats on the title Elfsborg.
 

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PM, you gnagers should be satisfied to make such a good season as you did. There are so many similarities to when DIF were promoted back in 2001.
If you can keep your team intact and perhaps spice it up with a player or two I think 2007 can be your year.

Better late than never, congrats Elfsborg
 

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congrats to them. they also signed one of our youth products James Keene who scored 10 goals for GAIS in 2006 for £ 150,000 today
 

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Some career-info on James Keene:

Born: 26.12.1985

03-04 Weymouth (loan)
04-05 Portsmouth 2-0
04-05 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 5-0
05-06 Bournemouth (loan) 11-2
05-06 Boston United (loan) 6-1
2006 GAIS (loan)
 

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DavidSilk24 said:
congrats to them. they also signed one of our youth products James Keene who scored 10 goals for GAIS in 2006 for £ 150,000 today
With Allsvenskan measures Keene is a classplayer, and considering the transfer climate in Sweden Elfsborg has done a good job.

Question is if Keene will fit into a squad that already has a lot of profiles like Svensson x2, Holmén, Sjöhage. Unfortunatly, I think he'll do just fine.
 

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forgot Matty was back there now. the 1st footie shirt I ever had was one with 'Svensson' - 10 on it :proud:

his goal against Leeds in my favourite pompey game :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsAzV9OX6_Q
 
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i like him. he's a "will-player", box-to-box sort of midfielder; he's also 100% two footed and capable of some cracking goals. good passing range as well. tacticially he has things to improve and his defending is so and so.

if he's good enough for a better league? who knows... he has his advantages and limits. what i like about him, ever since debuted at a young age, is that he's the player giving instructions or yelling at players 10 years older than him to mark or put pressure on the opponents.
 

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Elfsborg evolve into European force
Tuesday 7 August 2007
by Jan Juhlin from Gothenburg
in uefa.com


IF Elfsborg have not always been at the summit of Swedish football, but a decade of solid growth has brought them to within 90 minutes of a showdown with Valencia CF for a place in the UEFA Champions League.

Usefully placed
After beating Debreceni VSC 1-0 in Hungary last week in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie, Elfsborg need only avoid defeat on Wednesday at their Borås Arena to progress. However, coach Magnus Haglund said: "I don't want to talk about Valencia yet. We have a game against Debrecen on Wednesday and hopefully after that we'll be able to focus on Valencia."

Successful reign
Plenty has happened since Haglund – then aged 31 – took over before the 2005 season. Elfsborg, based 70km to the east of Gothenburg, had finished close to the relegation zone the previous campaign, but Haglund – who had been coaching regional league outfit Laholms FK – helped his new team to seventh place (they had been bottom after ten games). It was a promising start at their recently opened 14,500-capacity stadium. The rise continued in 2006 when Elfsborg claimed their first Allsvenskan title in 45 years.

Title victories
Elfsborg had stood at the top of Swedish football before. Founded in 1904, they blossomed three decades later when, aided by legendary striker Sven Jonasson, they won the league in 1936, 1939 and 1940. Jonasson's retirement in 1946, as the league's all-time leading scorer (a record he still holds), precipitated a decline including relegation eight years later, but in 1960 they were promoted and a season later clinched their fourth title. Yet Elfsborg suffered several more demotions in the years that followed.

Heroes return
This yo-yo existence ended only in 1997, when they boasted the likes of Anders Svensson, Tobias Linderoth and Fredrik Berglund. Even after that trio left, Elfsborg's higher profile attracted more sponsors, especially in the wake of their first Swedish Cup wins in 2001 and 2003. With increased backing they were able to re-sign former heroes Anders and Mathias Svensson in 2005.

Belief
Now fielding experienced internationals such as Stefan Ishizaki and Under-21 maestro Samuel Holmén alongside the Svenssons, second-placed Elfsborg are in the running for another championship as well as their best-ever European campaign. "We know what we want and we believe in what we are doing," said director of sport and former player Stefan Andreasson. "We've managed to bring a number of 'true' Elfsborg players back to the club which is important too."
 
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