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S.K. Brann 2007
Brann
Full name Sportsklubben Brann
Nickname(s) Bergens stolthet
(Pride of Bergen)
Short name SKB
Founded September 26, 1908
Ground Brann Stadion
Bergen
Capacity 18,500
Chairman Magne Revheim
Manager Mons Ivar Mjelde
League Tippeligaen
2006 Tippeligaen, 2nd
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SK Brann (most often called Brann, sometimes (incorrectly) Brann Bergen) is a Norwegian football club from the city of Bergen. It was founded September 26, 1908. They play their home matches at Brann Stadion. Average attendance in the 2006 season was a record-breaking 16,707. Image File history File links Current_sport. ... The 2007 season is SK Branns 99th season and their 21st consecutive season in the Norwegian Premier League. ... S.K. Branns badge Image by http://www. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Brann Stadium (Brann Stadion) is a football stadium in Bergen, Norway. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Mons Ivar Mjelde (born November 17, 1967 in Osterøy, Norway) is a former footballer and current head coach for the Norwegian Tippeliga club SK Brann. ... The Norwegian Premier League is the top division for football (soccer) in Norway. ... Tromsø Rosenborg Molde Brann Viking Start Odd Ham-Kam Fredrikstad Sandefjord Lillestrøm Stabæk Lyn, VÃ¥lerenga The 2006 season of the Norwegian Premier League began on April 9, 2006 and ended on November 5, 2006. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Brann Stadium (Brann Stadion) is a football stadium in Bergen, Norway. ... Tromsø Rosenborg Molde Brann Viking Start Odd Ham-Kam Fredrikstad Sandefjord Lillestrøm Stabæk Lyn, VÃ¥lerenga The 2006 season of the Norwegian Premier League began on April 9, 2006 and ended on November 5, 2006. ...

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History

Overview

Brann is historically arguably the biggest club in Norway in terms of public interest, and hence there are high expectations for the club every season, expectations that notoriously have been let down. Brann won their first Norwegian Premier League titles in 1961/62 and 1963, but after this Brann have been involved in the race for the league title only in seasons 1974-76, 1990 and 2006. Relevant comparisons may be the England national team, Newcastle United F.C., Sunderland AFC, Hammarby IF and Hearts The Norwegian Premier League is the top division for football (soccer) in Norway. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Sunderland Association Football Club (Sunderland AFC or SAFC) is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, North-East England. ... For the place name, see Hammarby, Stockholm. ... Heart of Midlothian F.C. (most commonly referred to as Hearts) is a professional football club from Edinburgh, Scotland which plays in the Scottish Premier League. ...


Despite this, the club has never failed to spark considerable interest from the Norwegian media and keeping an epidemics of football hysteria continuously running in Bergen. Moreover, Brann have regularly been winners and runners-up of the Norwegian Cup. The club also reached the Quarter Finals of the Cup Winners' Cup in the 1996/97 season. County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... The Norwegian football cup is usually just referred to as the cup or NM in Norway (its official name, though, is the NM SAS Braathens Cup, because it is sponsored by airline company SAS Braathens). ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ...


Formation and early years

On September 26, 1908 Christen K. Gran and Birger Gjestland together with eight other men, met in a local cafe in Bergen. Due to dissatisfaction of the current state of the local football clubs in Bergen, they decided to form a new football club. They called the it Ski- og Fodboldklubben Brann (Ski and Football Club Brann). This was later changed to Sportsklubben Brann (Sport Club Brann). is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ...


Brann played their first match against a local Bergen team on New Year's Day 1909, drawing 1-1. During the first years Brann struggled with poor results. Then in 1917,considered the breakthrough year for Brann, they managed to qualify for the Cup final. Brann lost the match 1-4 against Sarpsborg, but was now among the top teams of Norway. In 1917 the club bought an area south of Bergen City. Two years later on May 25,with funding contributed from fans and investors, Brann stadium was opened. The opening match was against the Norwegian national team, losing 2-6. In 1923 Brann won their first title when they defeated Lyn 2-1 in the Cup final. Two years later Brann claimed their second title this time defeating Sarpsborg 3-0 in the cup final. County Østfold Landscape Municipality NO-0105 Administrative centre Sarpsborg Mayor (2003) Jan O. Engsmyr (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 238 406 km² 370 km² 0. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brann Stadium(Brann Stadion), a football stadium in Norway. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... F.C. Lyn Oslo is a Norwegian football club from Oslo established in 1896. ... List of Norwegian football cup champions (1902–2004): 1902: Grane 1903: Odd B.K. 1904: Odd B.K. 1905: Odd B.K. 1906: Odd B.K. 1907: Mercantile 1908: Lyn 1909: Lyn 1910: Lyn 1911: Lyn 1912: Mercantile 1913: Odd B.K. 1914: Frigg 1915: Odd B.K. 1916... County Østfold Landscape Municipality NO-0105 Administrative centre Sarpsborg Mayor (2003) Jan O. Engsmyr (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 238 406 km² 370 km² 0. ...


The following years Brann entered a recession. Brann had to wait until 1947 before again qualifying for the top league that was now called Norgesligaen (Norwegian league). In 1950 Brann once again managed to qualify for the Cup final, losing 0-3 to Fredrikstad. Fredrikstad Fotballklubb (also known as Fredrikstad or FFK) is a Norwegian football club from the town of Fredrikstad. ...

Brann Stadion, the stadium where SK Brann plays their home matches
Brann Stadion, the stadium where SK Brann plays their home matches

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1960s and 1970s: Glory and relegation

In the 1960s Brann produced two of Norway's most profiled players. With Roald Jensen and Rolf Birger Pedersen on the team, Brann won their first League Championship in 1961/1962 and in the consecutive season in 1963. The following year, due to many injured players, the same team surprisingly was relegated from the top league. With Roald Jensen departing to the Scottish team Hearts, Brann didn't manage to keep up the good play. They were promoted back into the top league in 1967. Roald Kniksen Jensen (January 11, 1943 - October 10, 1987) was one of Norways best-ever football players. ... Rolf Birger Pesen Pedersen (September 23, 1939 - March 22, 2001) was a Norwegian footballer and football coach. ... Below is a list of the gold, silver and bronze medals in the Norwegian Soccer League for men. ... Heart of Midlothian F.C. (most commonly referred to as Hearts) is a professional football club from Edinburgh, Scotland which plays in the Scottish Premier League. ...


In the 1970s, Brann won the Cup Championship two times. Once in 1972 defeating Rosenborg 1-0. And again in 1976 defeating Sogndal IL 2-1. In each of the seasons 1974-1976, Brann narrowly missed out on the league title, attracting an average attendance that was unheard of in Norway at the time. List of Norwegian football cup champions (1902–2004): 1902: Grane 1903: Odd B.K. 1904: Odd B.K. 1905: Odd B.K. 1906: Odd B.K. 1907: Mercantile 1908: Lyn 1909: Lyn 1910: Lyn 1911: Lyn 1912: Mercantile 1913: Odd B.K. 1914: Frigg 1915: Odd B.K. 1916... Rosenborg Ballklub (RBK) is a Norwegian football club from the city of Trondheim, currently playing in the Norwegian Premier League. ... Sogndal IL is a Norwegian football club from the village of Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane. ...


1980s: The "elevator era"

With the 1980s came Brann's "elevator era". Brann were relegated in 1979 and won the 2nd division in 1980, and this continued until they finally stayed in the top division in 1987. This is the world record in consecutive relegation-promotion. Brann has remained in the top flight ever since. In 1982, Brann again won the Cup Championship, beating Molde 3-2. Neil MacLeod scored the winning goal in the 57th minute. Molde F.K. is a First Division football club from Molde, Norway. ...


Brann hadn't had any real challenge from local rivals at least since the 1950s. In 1989, however, the Bergen based Fyllingen IL were promoted to the Norwegian Premier League for the first time. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Fyllingen Fotball is a Norwegian football club located in Bergen. ... The Norwegian Premier League is the top division for football (soccer) in Norway. ...


1990s: Derbies, medals and brief European success

Unlike for example the English Premier League, the top three teams of the Norwegian Premier League are awarded medals. Silver and bronze medals are sometimes received with a shrug, but Brann's dismal league history made them top priority for the club in the 1990s. In 1990, Brann were involved in a decisive last match where they had the chance of clinching the league title, but lost and ended fourth. They lost out on their first medals since 1976 as local rivals Fyllingen IL conceded two vital goals against Molde FK in stoppage time. Only weeks prior to this, Fyllingen IL had beat Brann in the Cup semi finals, and their outspoken ambitions to take over the football hegemony in Bergen by now had become a major annoyance for Brann. The original FA Premier League logo, used until 2007 The Premier League (officially known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons, colloquially known as The Premiership), is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top echelon of the English football league system (above The Football League). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Fyllingen Fotball is a Norwegian football club located in Bergen. ... Molde F.K. is a Premier division football club from Molde, Norway. ... Fyllingen Fotball is a Norwegian football club located in Bergen. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ...


In 1991, after a shock resignation of manager Teitur Þórðarson, Brann once again struggled, and needed a win in their last game against Strømsgodset in order save play-off against two first division teams. Losing the game would send Brann down, while securing play-off for equally struggling local rivals Fyllingen IL. Also, there were fears that a relegation would spawn another long-term "elevator era". A panic-stricken crowd saw Brann win the game 2-0. In the play-offs, though beating Strindheim IL at home, Brann still needed to beat Bryne F.K. away in a deciding match. A goal by Sten Glenn Håberg gave Brann a 1-0 win over Bryne, however, in a dramatic match where present Brann manager Mons Ivar Mjelde, then at the opposition side, hit the post. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Teitur Þórðarson (Teitur Thordarson) is a Icelandic football coach, currently coaching the Icelandic Premier League club KR Reykjavik. ... Strømsgodset is a former municipality in Buskerud county, Norway, today a part of the city of Drammen. ... Fyllingen Fotball is a Norwegian football club located in Bergen. ... Strindheim Idrettslag is a Norwegian multisports club located in Trondheim. ... Bryne F.K. is a Norwegian football team from the town of Bryne. ... Mons Ivar Mjelde (born November 17, 1967 in Osterøy, Norway) is a former footballer and current head coach for the Norwegian Tippeliga club SK Brann. ...


Fyllingen IL were promoted back into the Norwegian Premier League in 1992. In 1993 Brann got their two first-ever wins against their local rivals. A 6-1 thrashing in the penultimate league round sent Fyllingen down, while securing continued Premier League status for Brann. After the season, Brann purchased Fyllingen's key player Per Ove Ludvigsen, and this put an end to Fyllingen and the derby matches. Fyllingen are now a mediocre second division side without top flight ambitions. Fyllingen Fotball is a Norwegian football club located in Bergen. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Per Ove Ludvigsen was a genuin hero on Brann stadium. ...


Brann were notorious for lacking a regular goal scorer ever since the 1970s, but this ended with Trond Egil Soltvedt's many goals in 1993 and 1994. His extremely dedicated style, his innocent and somewhat naïve personality and the fact that many of his goals were scored as a midfielder made him immensely popular. Just before the start of the 1995 season, however, he was sacked by Brann's board for "illoyality", the board refusing to elaborate on this. Disciplinary action was also taken against stars Frank Strandli, Inge Ludvigsen and Claus Lundekvam. This caused a public outcry, the issue was all over the national media, there were demonstrations in the centre of Bergen, and the fans were split in their support to Soltvedt or to the board and manager Hallvar Thoresen. Attendances and the atmosphere on Brann Stadion initially plummeted as a result of this. The team spirit amongst players also seemed broken, and the first game against Molde F.K. was lost 6-0 at home, resulting in the entire crowd yelling for the board to resign. With Brann at bottom position halfway through the league season, Hallvar Thoresen was sacked and Kjell Tennfjord, the manager behind Fyllingen IL's success, was appointed. He saved Brann into an eventual mid-table position and led them to the Norwegian Cup finals, again sparking immense optimism around the club. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trond Egil Soltvedt (born February 15, 1967) is a former footballer from Norway. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Claus Lundekvam (born February 22, 1973 in Austevoll) is a Norwegian footballer. ... Hallvar Thoresen (born April 12, 1957) is a former Norwegian footballer. ... Brann Stadium (Brann Stadion) is a football stadium in Bergen, Norway. ... Molde F.K. is a First Division football club from Molde, Norway. ... Hallvar Thoresen (born April 12, 1957) is a former Norwegian footballer. ... Fyllingen Fotball is a Norwegian football club located in Bergen. ...


In 1996, as in 1990, Brann were denied bronze medals in injury time of the last game, after a terrible blunder by keeper Birkir Kristinsson. Only days later, however, Brann beat PSV Eindhoven of Holland to advance to the quarter-finals of the Cup Winners' Cup, ironically thanks to world-class goalkeeping by the same Birkir Kristinsson. This was the second time a Norwegian team had qualified for the last eight in Europe. In the quarter-finals, Brann first drew 1-1 at home against Liverpool FC, before losing the away match 3-0 and thus being knocked out. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Birkir Kristinsson (born October 15, 1964) is a former Icelandic football goalkeeper, who got 73 caps for the national team. ... “PSV” redirects here. ... Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands with a population of 6. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... Birkir Kristinsson (born October 15, 1964) is a former Icelandic football goalkeeper, who got 73 caps for the national team. ... {{Football club infobox | clubname = Liverpool FC | image = fullname = Liverpool FC | nickname = The Reds | founded = 1892 | ground = Anfield | capacity = 45,000 | chairman = D.R.Moores | Chief Executive Officer = R.N.Parry | manager = Rafael Benitez | league = FA Premiership | season = 2005-06 | position = FA premiership, 5th | pattern_la1=|pattern_b1=|pattern_ra1=| leftarm1=FFFFFF|body1=FF0000...


In 1997, Brann finally won league silver medals after a solitary last-match goal by present manager Mons Ivar Mjelde. Later, Brann have also won league medals after finishing second in the 2000 season and third in 1999 and 2004. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Mons Ivar Mjelde (born November 17, 1967 in Osterøy, Norway) is a former footballer and current head coach for the Norwegian Tippeliga club SK Brann. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1998, as in 1995, Brann found themselves at the bottom of the table halfway through the season. The manager Kjell Tennfjord was replaced by Harald Aabrekk, and a host of quality players were purchased. This saved Brann from relegation, but combined with the construction of a new stand on Brann Stadion it gave them grave financial problems that only recently were resolved. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... Brann Stadium (Brann Stadion) is a football stadium in Bergen, Norway. ...


2000s: First title in decades

Teitur Thordarson was named new manager in 2000, when Harald Aabrekk left the job. For the second time in four seasons Brann won silver medals, secured after defeating Molde 4-0 in the last game of the season. Thorstein Helstad became the top goal scorer in the league in 2000 and 2001. Teitur Þórðarson (Teitur Thordarson) is a Icelandic football coach, currently coaching the Icelandic Premier League club KR Reykjavik. ... Thorstein Helstad (born April 28, 1977) is a Norwegian footballer currently playing for Rosenborg. ...


The 2002 season was the worst season for Brann in twelve seasons. Brann finished third from the bottom and had to play play-off to stay in the top league. Fortunately for Brann (equally unfortunately for Sandefjord, their opponent) the matches ended 0-0 (away), 2-1 (home), and Brann narrowly avoided relegation after a Sandefjord shot went less than a foot wide in injury time. Sandefjord Fotball is a professional Norwegian football club. ... Sandefjord Fotball is a professional Norwegian football club. ...


Ending third in 2004 season of the league qualified Brann for the Scandinavian Royal League. The table from the Norwegian Premier League 2004 (the highest football league in Norway). ... Below is a list of the gold, silver and bronze medals in the Norwegian Soccer League for men. ... The Royal League is an annual Scandinavian football tournament, starting after the end of the regular domestic seasons of Norway and Sweden. ...


In their impatient but unfruitful struggle to reclaim the glory of the 1960s, Brann over the years gained a reputation for inept leadership, unfounded enthusiasm or optimism and almost continuous internal unrest, deservedly or not. Since Mons Ivar Mjelde took over as manager in 2003, however, this image has changed, as the leadership has embraced continuity and extremely down-to-earth principles. Brann are now considered one of the best-run and harmonic clubs in the Norwegian Premier League. Mons Ivar Mjelde (born November 17, 1967 in Osterøy, Norway) is a former footballer and current head coach for the Norwegian Tippeliga club SK Brann. ... The Norwegian Premier League is the top division for football (soccer) in Norway. ...


Being one of the biggest clubs in Norway in terms of public interest, or perhaps even the biggest, it is generally agreed that Brann have underperformed compared to their potential at least since the mid-1970s. However, on November 7, 2004, Brann won their first title in 22 years defeating F.C. Lyn Oslo 4-1 in the Cup. Bengt Sæternes was man of the match scoring three goals within the first 35 minutes. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... F.C. Lyn Oslo is a Norwegian football club from Oslo established in 1896. ... List of Norwegian football cup champions (1902–2004): 1902: Grane 1903: Odd B.K. 1904: Odd B.K. 1905: Odd B.K. 1906: Odd B.K. 1907: Mercantile 1908: Lyn 1909: Lyn 1910: Lyn 1911: Lyn 1912: Mercantile 1913: Odd B.K. 1914: Frigg 1915: Odd B.K. 1916... Bengt Sæternes (born January 1, 1975) is a football (soccer) player from Egersund, Norway. ...


For most of the 2006 season Brann were top of the league and by many considered to be favourites to win the title. However, a poor run of form after the summer break, coupled with a correspondingly good run of form from archrivals Rosenborg meant that the Brann hopefuls were disappointed once again.


Current squad

As of August 2007. Matches and goals updated as of August 11 and is for league only. [1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Norway GK Johan Thorbjørnsen
3 Flag of Norway DF Bjørn Dahl
4 Flag of Norway DF Cato Guntveit
5 Flag of the United States DF Ramiro Corrales
6 Flag of Norway DF Azar Karadas
7 Flag of Norway MF Hassan El Fakiri
8 Flag of Norway MF Martin Andresen (C)
9 Flag of Norway MF Jan Gunnar Solli
11 Flag of Norway MF Petter Vaagan Moen
12 Flag of Norway GK Håkon Opdal
13 Flag of Norway MF Erik Huseklepp
No. Position Player
14 Flag of The Gambia MF Tijan Jaiteh
15 Flag of Norway DF Erlend Hanstveit
16 Flag of Sweden FW Joakim Sjöhage
17 Flag of Norway MF Eirik Bakke
18 Flag of Iceland DF Ólafur Örn Bjarnason
19 Flag of Norway MF Nicolai Misje
21 Flag of Iceland DF Kristján Örn Sigurðsson
22 Flag of Norway FW Thorstein Helstad
26 Flag of Norway DF Knut Walde
28 Flag of Iceland DF Ármann Björnsson
77 Flag of Scotland FW Robbie Winters

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The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... A hard-working and committed midfield player who can play in the centre or on the left, Jan Gunnar Solli is fast becoming a pivotal figure for club and country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Petter Vaagan Moen is a Norwegian footballer, most of the time playing left winger. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... A goalkeeper. ... Håkon Opdal (born June 11, 1982) is a talented goalkeeper, currently playing for SK Brann. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Erik Huseklepp (born September 5, 1984 in Bærum) is a Norwegian footballer raised in Bergen, currently playing for SK Brann and the Norway U21 national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_The_Gambia. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Tijan Jaiteh is a talented young footballer from Gambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Erlend Hanstveit (born January 28, 1981 in Bergen) is a Norwegian footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Joakim Sjöhage is a Swedish footballer whos currently playing for the Norwegian club SK Brann. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Eirik Bakke (born September 13, 1977 in Sogndal, Norway) is a Norwegian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ólafur Örn Bjarnason (born May 15, 1975) is an Icelandic football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Nicolai Misje is a young talent, and a product of Branns own junior team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kristján Örn Sigurðsson (born October 7, 1980) is a Icelandic football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Thorstein Helstad (born April 28, 1977) is a Norwegian footballer currently playing for Rosenborg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Knut Walde is a Norwegian footballer and the older brother of Arve Walde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ármann Björnsson is an Icelandic footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Robbie Winters (born November 4, 1974 in East Kilbride) is a Scottish footballer. ...

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Norway MF Tore Kannelønning (on loan to Stord Sunnhordland)
Flag of Norway FW Thor Jørgen Spurkeland (on loan to Fyllingen)
Flag of Norway MF Erlend Storesund (on loan to Løv-Ham)
Flag of Norway MF Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen (on loan to Strømsgodset)
No. Position Player
Flag of Norway FW Arve Walde (on loan to Løv-Ham)
Flag of Cameroon MF Arnaud Monkam (loan to Løv-Ham)
Flag of Norway GK Kenneth Udjus (loan to Løv-Ham)
Flag of Norway DF Yaw-Ihle Amankwah (on loan to Fana)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Tore Kannelønning is a talented central midfielder who playes for Stord Sunnhordland Fotballklubb. ... Stord Sunnhordland F.K. (formerly known as Stord/Moster FK) is a Norwegian football club located in Leirvik, Stord, whos currently playing in the 3rd highest Norwegian division. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Thor Jørgen Spurkeland (from Knarvik, Norway) is a Norwegian footballer playing midfielder and striker. ... Fyllingen Fotball is a Norwegian football club located in Bergen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Erlend Storesund (born February 22, 1985 in Bergen) is a Norwegian footballer. ... Løv-Ham is a sports club from Fyllingsdalen in Bergen, Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen (born June 22, 1982 in Alta) is a Norwegian footballer. ... Strømsgodset I.F. (or Godset) is a Norwegian football club from Drammen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Arve Walde (born May 19, 1985 in Bergen) is a talented offensive footballer from Norway. ... Løv-Ham is a sports club from Fyllingsdalen in Bergen, Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Arnaud Monkam (born February 22, 1986 in Douala, Cameroon) is a talented young footballer from Cameroon. ... Løv-Ham is a sports club from Fyllingsdalen in Bergen, Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... A goalkeeper. ... Kenneth Udjus (born July 2, 1983 in Kristiansand) is an Norwegian goalkeeper whos under contract with SK Brann, but is currently loaned out to Løv-Ham. ... Løv-Ham is a sports club from Fyllingsdalen in Bergen, Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fana I.L. is the biggest sports club in Fana, Bergen, Norway. ...

Coaching staff

Manager Mons Ivar Mjelde
Assistant manager Espen Steffensen
Development coach Kjetil Knutsen
Reserve team manager Patrik Hansson
Physiotherapist Frode Skjelvan
Goalkeeping coach Dan Riisnes

Mons Ivar Mjelde (born November 17, 1967 in Osterøy, Norway) is a former footballer and current head coach for the Norwegian Tippeliga club SK Brann. ...

Administrative staff

Chairman Magne Revheim
Director Bjørn Dahl
Sport Director Roald Bruun-Hanssen
Marketing Director Kristian Jæger
Media Director Hans Lokøy

Notable players

Finn Berstad (1920s)
Rolf Birger 'Pesen' Pedersen (1957 - 1972)
Roald 'Kniksen' Jensen (1960 - 1964 and 1971 - 1973)
Helge Karlsen
Tore Nordtvedt (1963 - 1979)
Bjørn Tronstad (1974 - 1979)
Anders Giske (1980s and 1992)
Steinar Aase (1973-79 and 1985)
Per Egil Ahlsen (1987 - 1990 and 1991 - 1992)
Joachim Björklund (1990 - 1992)
Claus Lundekvam (1993-1996)
Tore André Flo (1996 - 1997)
Geir Hasund (1994 - 1998)
Per Ove Ludvigsen (1994 - 2000)
Mons Ivar Mjelde (1989 - 1991 and 1996 - 2001)
Thorstein Helstad (1998 - 2002 and 2006 -)
Geirmund 'Geddi' Brendesæter (1991 - 2003)
Raymond Kvisvik (1998 - 2002 and 2003 - 2005)
Robbie Winters (2002 -)
Seyi Olofinjana (2002 - 2004)
Paul Scharner (2004 - 2005)
Charlie Miller (2004 - 2006)
Martin Andresen (2005 -)
Eirik Bakke (2006 -)

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Player of the year

Roy Wassberg (born September 28, 1970 in Bergen). ... Raymond Kvisvik (b. ... Tommy Knarvik is a Nowegian footballer, most known for his period in SK Brann. ... Raymond Kvisvik (b. ... Ragnvald Soma (born 10 November 1979) is a Norwegian football (soccer) player. ... Paul Scharner (born March 11, 1980 in Scheibbs) is an Austrian fotballer. ... HÃ¥kon Opdal (born June 11, 1982) is a talented goalkeeper, currently playing for SK Brann. ...

Managers since 1980

Les Shannon (1980 - 1981)
Arve Mokkelbost (1982 - 1983)
Endre Blindheim (1984 - 1985)
Tony Knapp (1986 - 1987)
Teitur Þórðarson (1988 - 1990)
Karl Gunnar Björklund (1991 - 1992)
Hallvar Thoresen (1993 - 1995)
Kjell Tennfjord (1995 - 1998)
Harald Aabrekk (1998 - 1999)
Teitur Þórðarson (2000 - 2002)
Mons Ivar Mjelde (2003 - present)

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Achievements

  • Norwegian Football Cup:
    • Winners (6): 1923, 1925, 1972, 1976, 1982, 2004
    • Runners-up (8): 1917, 1918, 1950, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1995, 1999

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Recent history

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1998 ES 6 26 9 8 9 44 39 35 semi-final
1999 ES 3 26 16 1 9 45 40 49 final
2000 ES 2 26 14 5 7 53 40 47 last 16
2001 ES 7 26 12 5 9 63 48 41 quarter-final
2002 ES 12 26 8 3 15 35 52 27 last 16
2003 ES 6 26 10 7 9 45 47 37 last 16
2004 ES 3 26 12 4 10 46 40 40 winner
2005 ES 6 26 10 7 9 43 32 37 quarter-final
2006 ES 2 26 14 4 8 39 36 46 last 16 UC 1st round
2007 ES ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? UC 2nd qualifying round ongoing

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Records

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External links

  • http://www.brann.no SK Brann official club pages
  • http://www.bataljonen.no Web site for the official supporter club Bataljonen

Trivia

  • Before every home match, the first verse of "Udsikter fra Ulriken" is sung. It is sometimes jokingly and sometimes sincerely referred to as Bergen's National anthem. It refers to Ulriken, the mountain that peaks up right next to Brann Stadion. It was written by Johan Nordahl Brun, who ironically was born in Trondheim, home of Brann's bitter rivals Rosenborg.
  • Brann's most popular song, however, is "Byen e' Bergen og laget e' Brann", written by Ove Thue and recorded by Brødrene Thues Ensemble in 1974. Its popularity seems to have caused all Norwegians to know the tune and the lyrics, even those who aren't interested in football. Unusually for a football song, it contains a time signature change.
  • Both in 1998 and 2003, Brann were bottom of the league by the time of the summer break. Both seasons, the club purchased Raymond Kvisvik to cope with this, and both seasons he was given much of the credit for them eventually avoiding relegation.

 
 

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