Ljungskile SK

Ljungskile SK is a Swedish football club based in the town of Uddevalla Ljungskile. The men's team of the club, which took time, under the name Panos Ljungsklie SK was repeatedly represented in the Allsvenskan, the highest Swedish league.


Rise of the club

Ljungskile SK was founded 1926. Many years the team played only in unterklassigen, regional area, before she managed to move up to the higher-class league area in the 1990s.

1990 Ljungskile SK occurred in the sechstklassigen Division at 5 Bohusserien from which they ascended as a relay winner in the fifth division. About the Division 4 Bohuslän - Dal and the Division 3 Nordvästra Götaland the team managed to direct walkover into the third-class Västra Götaland Division 2. Again, they dominated the championship and finished before Stenungsunds IF the first place.

In the second division of the meteoric rise of Ljungskile SK was initially slowed down. In their debut season in Division 1 Södra the team finished in seventh place. After a fifth place in the following year the club in 1996 was in the Südstaffel runner-up behind IF Elfsborg. In the subsequent relegation matches against Umeå FC after a 0-1 home defeat in the return leg managed a 3-2 victory, so the club for the first time rose to the Allsvenskan.

Establishment as a professional team

Before the start of the Premiership season 1997 Ljungskile SK entered into a sponsorship agreement with Panos Emporio, a swimwear manufacturer, from. The An incoming as Panos Ljungskile SK team had no chance in the Premier League. As Table, the club rose along with Degerfors IF and Västerås SK directly again and played in the episode again in Division 1 Södra.

As in fourth to Ljungskile SK qualified at the end of the 1999 for the second division as newly created Superettan. In the opening season the team finished next to Gunnilse IS and Åtvidabergs FF only the relegation zone. As the leader of the Västra Götaland Division 2 they moved into the promotion round in which after a draw and a defeat against Ängelholms FF direct resurgence has been missed. Before the 2003 season, the club dropped the name component " Panos " from the association name. At the end of the season the worse goal difference compared to the same number of points rivals GAIS separated from the re- season victory. In the following season succeeded the season victory and after two victories over Väsby IK to rise again in the Superettan.

As a newly promoted to Ljungskile SK established in the front league field and missed in the 2005 than in fourth with two points adrift of the promotion places just under the direct walkover. After a sixth place in the following year the team returned at the end of the 2007 season as runner-up in the Allsvenskan back. The second season at the highest league level in the club's history was similar unfortunate as the first. As a third last had the team in the relegation in which they failed after two draws on the away goals rule to IF Brommapojkarna.