Aik Fotboll

Topics: AIK Fotboll, Stockholm, Allsvenskan Pages: 2 (491 words) Published: March 19, 2013
AIK Fotboll

AIK Fotboll is a Swedish football club from Solna, Stockholm. They play in the highest division in Sweden called Allsvenskan. They are often established up high in the tables and AIK is ranked as one of the best teams in Sweden. AIK is also the biggest club in Sweden, with more supporters than any other club and they also play at Råsunda, Sweden’s national football arena. The past three years has been like a rollercoaster for the club. In 2009 AIK won the double (Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen). By then, AIK was the best team in Sweden. After the 2009 season, many players left the club and went out to play in the bigger leagues. AIK became weak due to all the losses of key players and the 2010 season was terrible. AIK nearly got relegated from Allsvenskan after a really bad start but managed to hang in and avoid the qualifiers for Superettan (Division two). In 2011 AIK was once again really great! They played like they never played before and ended up in second place in Allsvenskan, right behind Helsingborg. Because of the second placement in the league, AIK got a spot in the qualifiers to Europa League, the second biggest club tournament in the world. This season (2012) has been pretty good for the team. They are in third place in Allsvenskan, just five points behind the leader Elfsborg and with nine games left to play. The recruits this season has been amazing! They have recruited the Swedish defender Daniel Majstorovic. He is one of Sweden’s best defenders and he is a regular in the national team as well. AIK have also recruited Henok Goitom from Almeria and the key player from 2010, Mohamed Bangura on a loan from Celtic F.C. In the Europa League, AIK is doing great! They knocked out the Icelandic team Hafnarfjordur in the third round of qualification and in the playoff round AIK Surprisingly knocked out CSKA Moscow from Russia. CSKA is ranked as the 15th best team in Europe while AIK is ranked as the 206th best team so it was a really...
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