IK Brage

Idrottsklubben Brage is a Swedish football club from the city of Borlänge. The club is currently playing in the second Swedish league in which we now come to a total of fifty seasons. A long time it was also represented in the Allsvenskan. In addition to football, the club in the years 1945 to 1963 also had a department for Hockey. The football team wears their home games - since its founding in 1925 - in the stadium Domnarvsvallen from.

Football team

IK Brage was established on 7 April 1925. The first promotion to the Allsvenskan managed the football team in 1937 and was held until 1941 in the first division, with 1939 and 1940 respectively, the fourth place in the table could be achieved over the years. After two years in the second division they rose again in 1943 for a season before the club initially somewhat disappeared from the scene. So the club even rose from 1947 in the then third-rate Division 3. In 1950 you could play in the Division 2 and was in 1956 briefly before re- promotion to the Allsvenskan. However, one had to be in two qualifying matches IFK Malmö admit defeat (0:1 and 2:2 in Borlänge in Malmö). But in 1965, then succeeded in qualifying for the 1966 season of Allsvenskan. However, IK Brage rose after this year that at once.

In the 1970s, the association between the second and the third division shuttled back and forth before was hired as coach Rolf Zetterlund. Under his leadership the team in 1979 returned to the Allsvenskan. The first two seasons in 1980 and 1981, Zetterlund left the team in January 1981 in Direction AIK, you could conclude with space 4.

With the placement of qualified IK Brage in 1981 for the UEFA Cup in 1982 /83. In the first round, the team placed after a 2-1 away win with a 2-2 draw in the return leg against Lyngby BK from Denmark through, but failed in the following round to Werder Bremen, get the two wins in a duel with the Swedes. 1988 succeeded the IK Brage again qualifying for the UEFA Cup, where waited in the very first round of coached by Giovanni Trapattoni Italian giants Inter Milan. IK Brage could make the duels surprisingly open, with players like Lothar Matthäus and Andreas Brehme put in its ranks, ultimately, however, the favorite by: The first leg in Milan was lost until the final minute 2-1 in the return game Brage was able to keep up to the last quarter of an hour (1:1 ), but also lost the game 2-1.

By the 1980s, initially ended the heyday of IK Brage. So you went from 1990 and played for two years in the second division. 1993 they played again a season in the Allsvenskan. In the following years the club played in the second-class Division 1 in 2002 it occupied the club one point back to the same number of points from the teams Gefle IF, IF Brommapojkarna and IF Sylvia finished saving the banks only a relegation place and climbed into the third-class Division 2 Västra Svealand from. There, the league title was won and the club had to play in the rise of games against Jönköping Södra IF. With clear 4-0 - and 5-0 successes, the team was able to make a return to the second tier perfect. However, entering the now renamed Superettan second division only five wins this season, so the club Enköpings SK and Friska Viljor FC accompanied the transition to the third division.

In Division 2 Norra Svealand IK Brage finished only eighth place. Since the league reformed and the number of third- League seasons has been reduced, this meant that IK Brage did remain in Division 2, but this was now only viertklassig. As a runner-up behind Skiljebo SK the team missed the direct return to the third tier, which was accomplished as champion with only one league defeat in the 2007. In the 2009 season, then even managed to return to the second-class Superettan.

All time standings

Thanks 18 seasons in the Allsvenskan, the club is in the eternal table of this game class rank 20th in the perpetual table of the second division, where you spent 50 seasons, the club is in third place behind Landskrona BoIS and IFK Eskilstuna. (As after 2011 )