Mjällby AIF

Mjallby AIF is a Swedish football club from the city Mjallby in the Swedish province of Blekinge County. The team played three seasons in the Allsvenskan and enters the 2010 season in the Allsvenskan to.


Years in the Unterklassigkeit (1939 - 1979)

Mjallby AIF was formed in 1939 through the merger of the clubs Listers IF and IF Hälleviks. First, the team played unterklassig and commuted mainly between third and fourth level of play.

After Mjallby AIF was relegated to the fourth division again in 1973, the team returned two years later returned to the third division. As Season Winner Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland before Hässleholms IF and IFK Kristianstad, the team qualified right away for the promotion round to the second league. After a 2:3 defeat for Västra Frölunda IF opener against succeeded by beating IFK IFK Ystad Ulricehamn and the direct walkover to the Swedish House of Commons. In the first season in the second division in the history of the club, the team reached the fourth place in the standings. Subsequently, she established herself in the front area and increased in 1979 as Master of the Division 2 Södra against Helsingborgs IF in the Allsvenskan for the first time on.

Between the first and second league (1980 - 1985)

The Erstligaspielzeit 1980 sparked euphoria in place. Over 8,000 spectators attended the first home game of the team from the nearly 1,000 - inhabitant village for the season opener against Kalmar FF. Despite amplification by the former England player Frank Worthington in the course of the season, the club had no chance in the Premier League and were relegated as Table directly after three wins from 26 games. After a fifth place in the first year after relegation, the club moved in the following year as a relay winners in the meantime introduced a relegation matches. After a 1-0 home victory over Åtvidabergs FF succeeded by a 1-1 draw in the second leg of the resurgence.

At the beginning of the second Erstligaspielzeit in the club Mjallby AIF stood briefly at the top of the league. The place could not be maintained, including a 0-6 home defeat against AIK or a 1:4 defeat at Örgryte IS at Ullevi meant slipping into the relegation battle. Again, undertook the club with the Poland Andrzej Woronko foreign gain to avoid direct relegated again. By turn three victories this season, the team missed due to goal difference against Gefle IF as the second to last season's goal.

Behind Trelleborg FF reached the Mjallby AIF relegated under coach Anders Linderoth with two points ahead of the runner- GAIS as the Division 2 Södra again the ascent games. After a 1-0 home win against Örebro SK succeeded in the return leg in front of 12.000 spectators in Eyravallen with a clear 3-0 win an immediate return to the first division. But the third stay in the Elite series was short-lived. With two points behind IFK Norrkoping the team grew together with taillight Trelleborg FF for the third time after a season right off again.

Low ranks and establishment in the professional sector (1986 - )

Mjallby AIF missed as a table Västra Frölunda IF second behind direct resurgence. Also in 1988 gave it only to second place behind Halmstad BK, the better goal ruled in favor of the same number of points rival. With the end of the decade ended the winning streak of the club. 1990 missed the team with a point behind Gunnilse IS and Landskrona BoIS the league in the second division. Although succeeded the immediate resurgence, after two years was the renewed descent.

1996 returned Mjallby AIF back into the second division. The team has established itself in the middle of the league. 1999 missed the club in third place, two points behind runners- GAIS the relegation round of Allsvenskan. So the team was qualified for the new single-track Superettan. Here you enter the first few years of third places, thus qualifying for the relegation. In the opening season of 2000 they failed on penalties to BK Hacken, a year later after a 2-1 home victory by a 1-3 defeat in the return leg at IFK Norrköping.

Mjallby AIF was unable to repeat the success in 2002 and rose as Table in the third division from. Under the newly obligated coach Soren Cratz the team succeeded in 2004 to rise again. In the Superettan they occupied under Cratz and his successor Thomas Andersson Borstam in the following years, courts in mid-table. In October 2008, Peter Swärdh started training at the club and in the course of the season 2009, the club failed to qualify early for the Allsvenskan. As a climber surprised the team with a sixth place, then, the club placed in the back of the midfield. Early 2013 took over Anders Torstensson as coach of Swärdh who had moved within the Allsvenskan to Åtvidabergs FF.

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