Founded inthe club is named after the neighbourhood of Vålerenga. Vålerenga's home ground is Intility Arenalocated in Valle-Hovin. Vålerenga are five-time league champions and four-time Norwegian Football Cup champions, having last won the league in and the cup in An early mission for Gasmann was to give the local youth social activity and exercise.
On a larger scale, the club was part of the movement known as Muscular Christianity. A year later, the club changed its name to Vaalerengens Idrættsforening. Rooted in the neighborhood of Vålerenga on the east end of Oslo, the club would recruit players and supporters from the many workers in the area, in a society then characterized for its low mobility between social strata.
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Within its first seasons, Vålerengen would compete with the major clubs in Oslo at that time; LynMercantile and Frigg. Where Lyn and Frigg had a strong identity with the academia and the upper classes, Vålerengen developed a working flora single klubb identity. Vålerengen won the Oslo Championships four times before a national league Norgesserien was established in In the —49 flora single klubbVålerengen finished second. After this period, Vålerengen entered a period of instability, being relegated from the top division two times in the s.
The Bohemians —68 [ edit ] Leif Eriksen was part of the group of players known as Bohemene. The charismatic Helmuth Steffens became a central figure in building up the culture in the club after the war. At the beginning of the s, a new generation of local players broke into Vålerengen's first squad.
The club would become known for its brilliant style of football as the number of people in the audience increased. Enslig i rensvik players became popular for their charismatic, witty comments and light hearted flora single klubb. Vålerengen secured a third place in InVålerengen won the First Division åneby single menn the first time. By the help of manager Helmuth Steffens and head coach Anton Ploderer, the club had managed to win the title with a team of local players.
The league was won in dramatic fashion, with arch-rivals Lyn giving Vålerengen a fight for the title until the final matches of the season. The Bohemian era came to an end when the club was flora single klubb from the First Division in and then again to the Third Division in Vålerengen did not achieve promotion to the top league again until Iversen would help the club reestablish itself in the First Division.
The glory years —86 [ edit ] The 80s saw the emergence of a new generation.
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With the help of players like Tom Jacobsen and Vidar DavidsenVålerengen would win its first cup title in Led by head coach Leif Eriksenthe team won the First Division title for the second time in with a style of play characterized by intensity and discipline. The club was unable to reclaim the league title inbut won it again in and During the decade, Vålerengen flora single klubb also become twice runners-up in the cup and also achieve a third place in the league in Vålerengen had become a stable top team for the flora single klubb and, to date, only time.
However, as the club had miscalculated the home crowd rennebu møte single, the club entered severe financial difficulties. Vålerenga was saved from bankruptcy in Ups and downs — [ edit ] Innow known as Vålerenga, the club was relegated after 14 seasons in the top division. Vålerenga was close to further relegation in the season, but managed to remain in the second highest division thanks to a last round 3—0 win against Eik-Tønsberg IF.
InVålerenga returned to the top division, but were relegated again flora single klubb In Vålerenga won the cup and the 1.
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As earlier in the s, the stay in the top division lasted only a few flora single klubb. Kjetil Rekdal joined Vålerenga in and became player-manager in In the season Vålerenga lost the play-off matches against Sogndal and was relegated to the 1.
Vålerenga returned to Tippeligaen and won the cup in Flora single klubb season was poor for Vålerenga and they wound up third last in the league sending them into play-offs against Sandefjord to avoid relegation.
The result was a 0—0 draw in Sandefjord and a 5—3 victory in Oslo and so Vålerenga retained the position in the top league and avoided relegation. Success, disappointments and troubles —12 [ edit ] Vålerenga rebounded nicely in the season and proved a serious challenge to the dominant Rosenborg team in the bid for the league's gold medal. After a frantic final round where Vålerenga beat Stabæk 3—0, they missed out on the league title flora single klubb Rosenborg beat FK LynVålerenga's city rivals 4—1.
Vålerenga won the silver medal, finishing 2nd to Rosenborg equal on points and goal difference, but Vålerenga had scored fewer goals than Rosenborg during the season, leaving Rosenborg as league champions. At the start of the season it was apparent that Rosenborg was in bad shape and it seemed like Vålerenga's season to go all the way.
After a strong season opening, the surprise of the season IK Start — newly promoted to the Tippeligaen — looked to give Vålerenga a fight to the finish, and the two clubs basically alternated on leading the series to the final round.
On 29 October it looked to be a thrilling last round reminiscent of the previous year, as both Start and Vålerenga had exactly the same number of points, but Start with a slightly better goal difference. Eventually Fredrikstad, who faced relegation if they lost, beat Start 3—1 while at the same time Vålerenga flora single klubb a 2—2 draw against Odd Grenland.
Vålerenga stepped one up from the previous year, and won the title with a one-point margin. The title was Vålerenga's first league title in 21 years, ending Rosenborg's year reign as league champions.
Morten Berre holds the record for most matches in the highest division for Vålerenga. The follow-up season of did not start out as well for the reigning champions, and a poor start left them at the bottom of the table after seven rounds, having gained only 5 points.
A steady rise in form though still brought the team to 6th place by the time the season was half-through. Vålerenga had aimed to qualify for the tournament after missing out the previous year by being defeated by Belgian side Club Brugge on a penalty shoot-out.
After losing five out of seven games between 22 July and 19 August head-coach Kjetil Rekdal announced his resignation. Assistant coach Petter Myhre took over as interim manager, and as a flora single klubb the club regained their form and scored 25 out of the last 30 possible points, bringing the club to a third place in the league, as well as hammerfest single speed qualification spot for the —08 Europa League. Vålerenga also qualified for play in the —07 Scandinavian Royal League after finishing among the top four teams in Norway.
In OctoberPetter Myhre was hired on a permanent basis, but he would resign in Julyfollowing a string of bad results. In NovemberMartin Andresen signed a three-year contract to become the next manager of Vålerenga. Heavy investment from owners and investors saw the signing of several flora single klubb players, most notably Lars Iver Strand and Kristoffer Hæstad.
However, despite winning the Norwegian Football Cupthe following season was a disappointment, with Vålerenga finishing 10th in the league.
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In the season, Vålerenga finished 7th, reaching the semifinal in the cup. Vålerenga finished second in the league. However, Vålerenga could not repeat the success in and In OctoberAndresen and Vålerenga agreed to part ways. A new era —present [ edit ] Kjetil Rekdal returned to the club as head coach in January Facing economic difficulties from previous seasons and being without a shirt sponsorship deal, Vålerenga spent much of the season dealing with a severe risk of bankruptcy, finally signing a new shirt sponsorship deal with DnB on 29 July.
On 13 JulyRonny Deila was appointed as the new head coach. Deila was originally planned to take over in Januarybut was involved in the coaching team for the final games of the season.
In JanuaryDag-Eilev Fagermo became the new head coach. Vålerenga moved into their newly built stadium, Intility Arenain September This was a historic move for the club, after spending years without owning a home stadium.