The Helsingborgs Idrottsförening, usually abbreviated as Helsingborgs IF or, especially in Sweden as HIF, is a Swedish football club based in the southern Swedish Helsingborg. For the period 1912-1971 we find the spelling Hälsingborgs IF, when the town name was changed and made this change in the context of local government reform in 1971 reversed due to a spelling reform.
The association founded in 1907, was one of the founding members of the 1924 Allsvenskan. Overall, the team won the competition since [ date ] five times the champion title and the National Cup. She twice reached the Double.
Because of its red jerseys the club has the nickname " di toe " ( the Red ), the more the nickname " Mjölkkossan " (milk cows) resulting from the high attendances also at away games in the 1920s and goes on a congratulatory telegram from the IFK Göteborg after winning Allsvenskan 1929 back. The club has given itself beyond the motto " Skåne stolthet " ( Skåne pride ).
Helsingborgs IF was founded on June 4, 1907, when Svea Helsingborg Helsingborg and Svithiod merged. Seven years later, the club first drew attention to himself when he, among others, with a 5-1 victory over its term record champions Örgryte IS reached the final in the context of his time discharged in cup shape Svenska Mästerskapet. However, this was lost to the then Stockholm-based AIK with a 2:7 defeat. 1918 was the team with the subsequent 50-fold goalkeeper Sigge Lindberg again in the final, this time sat IFK Goteborg with a 5-0 win through.
Although remained Helsingborgs IF at the time denied on regional successes, yet the club in 1924 was among the twelve founding members of the Allsvenskan. As the sole of the club was able to break the dominance of Gothenburg clubs. Ended respectively in the first four sweeps the Gothenburg teams GAIS and Örgryte IS twice each as the league table first, HIF moved with winning the Allsvenskan 1929 and 1930 the same. At the time, the championship title was not awarded, it was not introduced until the following season. Outstanding club representatives were at that time in addition to Lindberg, among others, Harry Lundahl - in both years respectively scorer in the Allsvenskan - and " Massa " Alfredsson.
In particular, with the departure of the service providers in connection slipped Helsingborgs IF from short-term, with young talents like Torsten Bunke but took the club at the end of the season 1932/33, the first time the official title. In the following season the title defense succeeded. As the reigning champion of the club took in the first half of the season 1934/35 only füfn points, but improved yield points in the second half did not help to avoid relegation. The stay in the second division lasted two seasons, then the association established again in Allsvenskan. In the season 1940/41, the club was the third time in club history master, he also won the final of the National Cup first discharged against IK Sleipner.
In the following years Helsingborgs IF fluctuated between the leading group and the relegation battle, in the front of the championship, however, was dominated by IFK Norrköping and Malmö FF. However, the team played around the year 1950 several times for the title. In the late 1950s and for long stretches of the 1960 year they finally reüssierte especially in the rear third of the table. A surprising third place in the standings in the 1967 season behind champions Malmö FF and last year's champion Djurgårdens IF followed the next year, the second relegation in club history in the second division.
For a long time played Helsingborgs IF in the subsequent period only in unterklassigen League area. Even in 1972 the club was relegated to the third division, but went straight back on. At times, back in the promotion race undertook the second division in 1976 with Roger Magnusson even an international star. However, it was not enough to return, rather HIF rose again from 1986 to the third tier. This time took the third division stay three seasons, in the season 1989 the team won 22 of its 26 season games and returned to the second division. Again, it was an immediate success and missed as a table runner with one point behind BK Hacken ascent Games Allsvenskan. In the following years the club played at the rise, according to the League reforms discharged to different modes of ascent games were, however, only in 1992 has successfully designed.
Helsingborgs IF has established itself in the Allsvenskan. Behind the first half of the 1990s, the dominating IFK Gothenburg succeeded Vice Cup Winners from 1994 - in the final in Göteborg IFK Norrköping had prevailed to Golden Goal - In the season 1995, the runner-up, connected to the first-time entry into the European Cup. In the UEFA Cup 1996/97 she moved to victories against FK Dinamo Minsk, Aston Villa and Neuchâtel Xamax a first knockout round and was eliminated from the club to the Belgian representative of RSC Anderlecht. Also placed in the following seasons in the top half of the table, the club missed in the 1998 just the second Double in their history. Although the cup finals were won in the summer in a penalty shootout against Örgryte IS, in the fall, however, AIK prevailed in the championship race. In the duel in the following season remake this time HIF emerged victorious 58 years after the last championship win the von Rosen's Cup. This means that the club had qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. After a win over BATE Borisov of the Italian representative Inter Milan was thrown out of the competition in the following round. In the group stage HIF met Rosenborg Trondheim, Paris SG and FC Bayern Munich, in spite of success against Trondheim resigned from the club as Table. However, the team remained in the Champions League season 2000 /01 the only team in the Olympic Stadium Munich against the eventual winners Bayern Munich without defeat, the meeting was ended goalless. Although the club was in the following on the championship season runner-up, had six points behind Halmstad BK.
First Helsingborgs IF could not build on the success. In the championship, the team had to make do with regular courses in the mid table area. 2006 brought the team for the third time the National Cup, in the final Gefle IF was defeated. This success meant the initiation of a turn for the better. In the UEFA Cup 2007/ 08 the club survived as a table runner in the group stage and had to get in the Round of the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven defeated. Parallel she established herself in the field of European Cup ranks. In the season of 2009, only eight table, undertook the club Conny Karlsson as trainers. Under his leadership, the club was runner-up in 2010 and again won the National Cup. In the season 2011, the club finally dominated the Swedish football. In addition to winning the championship managed to defend the title in the Cup and winning the Supercupens.
- Swedish Champion ( 5): 1933, 1934, 1941, 1999, 2011
- Swedish Cup winners ( 5): 1941, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2011
- Super Cup: 2011, 2012