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Sarpsborg FK

Sarpsborg FK is a football (soccer) club from Norway.

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About Sarpsborg FK

Sarpsborg Fotballklubb is a Norway football (soccer) club from Sarpsborg, Østfold. It was founded on 8 May 1903. As of 2008 they are playing in Norwegian Fourth Division, the fifth tier of Norwegian league system.


Sarpsborg is one of the great Norwegian teams, with 12 Norwegian cup finals. Of these, six were victories (1917, 1929, 1939, 1948, 1949, and 1951). The Sarpsborg player Harry Yven participated in four of these six championships, the first time as a 17 year old in 1929 and the last as a 37 year old in 1949.

Sarpsborg's latest period of greatness was the years around 1970. That year, they participated in the European Cup. Sarpsborg last played in the Norwegian First Division in 1997 Norwegian First Division. Former Scottish international forward Jim McCalliog played for Sarpsborg FK in 1979.

21st century

The club played in the Norwegian Second Division as late as in Norwegian Second Division 2007. After that season, the first team was merged with local rivals Sparta Sarpsborg to form a new team Sarpsborg Sparta FK. Sarpsborg Sparta FK took the place of Sparta Sarpsborg in the league system, namely in the Adeccoligaen. Sarpsborg FK did not cease to exist, but fielded a new first team for the 2008 season, which took over the place of its own second team had occupied in the league system, in the Fourth Division.

European record

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