IFK Mariehamn

IFK Mariehamn is a Finnish football club, based in Mariehamn in Åland. The Wiklöf Holding arena in which the home games are played, holds 4,000 spectators.


IFK Mariehamn was founded in 1919, although the football department was only in the 1930s. Initially, the team took part only in local tournaments, until 1945, played in the Finnish league system. First we went to only unterklassig, at the end of 1971 succeeded the first time, the rise in the second league in Finland. However, as Table repulsed the League had to go back to the club and did not return until the 1977 season. After the first year just under the league could be done, one rose in the following year again.

1979-1990 played IFK Mariehamn drittklassig before you had in 1991 and 1992 even compete in the fourth division. As of 1993, the club joined again in the third division in 2003 and managed to climb to the second division. Surprisingly, it was the club vice-champion of the second division and thus entered the relegation matches against FC Jazz Pori. After the first leg, a 1-0 win was recorded, was a 2-2 draw direct walkover in the Finnish House of Lords, the First Division, made ​​perfect. As Tabellenzwölfter relegation could be managed. Since then, kept the club in the league and finished with fourth place in 2009, 2012 and 2013 their best ever finishing position.

2012 IFK Mariehamn has qualified as Fair Play winners even the first time for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League 2013 /14 and retired there to FK Inter Baku.