|SK Brann (162021)|
|managed by Eilanda|
|Full name||Sportsklubben Brann|
|Founded||26.10.07 as S.K BRANN|
|Fanclub||Brann Bataljonen Bergen|
|updated on: 11.10.15|
- 1 History
- 1.1 Early seasons (GS 34-36)
- 1.2 The breakthrough (GS 37-38)
- 1.3 The long regatta (GS 39-48)
- 1.4 The tough establishment in div. V (The yo-yo years) (GS 49-54)
- 1.5 A new era (GS 55-present)
- 1.6 Memorable matches and feuds
- 2 Honours
- 3 Fan Club
- 4 Badge and colours
- 5 Arena
- 6 Players
- 7 Records
- 8 Staff
- 9 Wall of Fame
SK Brann is a hattrick club founded by Eilanda. This historical moment happened on October 26, 2007. Brann is located in Troms, Norge, and they play their matches at the honorable Brann Stadion. Their best ever national ranking was achieved at September 7, 2015, which was as the 196th best team in Norway. Future stars are coming from their youth club SK Brann Football Academy. The biggest star of SK Brann, Jes 'Kniksen' Steinicke, came from their own youth club. He was born as a natural leader, and has been the captain of SK Brann since he was only 18 years old. The highlight of Brann's history must be in Global Season 51, when Brann managed to secure their place in the fifth division, after going through a qualification game. Unfortunately, they relegated back down to the sixth division the season after. In the over twenty seasons long history of SK Brann, they have only won two official trophies. In the early seasons, Brann didn't have the economical muscles they have today, and most of the players were Norwegian amateur players which almost hadn't touched a football their entire life. But some of them were motivated, and can today look at themselves as some true club legends, like Jørgen Bråthen or Noah Kløvedal.
Early seasons (GS 34-36)
Sportsklubben Brann was founded at a late October evening in 2007 at the local pub by Eilanda, and Eilanda didn't have any high qualification demands, the only thing he was looking for was players that were able to kick a football. There were only twenty men present at the pub that evening, so Eilanda decided to offer everyone a place at his new team. Everyone accepted the offer, and Sportsklubben Brann was born. Brann originally took over the spot of GS 1905, and played their first season in VII.851. Their first season went exceptionally well, and they ended on the third place, and had the same amount of points as the second place, but had a worse goal difference. The next season went far better, and Brann promoted to the sixth division, with a twelve point gap to the third place.
Their debut season in the sixth division wasn't exactly a relaxing holiday for the Brann squad, and they got more or less slaughtered in every fixture. And their cup fixtures didn't go much better, they lost 0-7 at home against storhøvgen fk in the first round, and got eliminated.
The breakthrough (GS 37-38)
Back in the seventh division again, Brann wanted to promote as fast as possible, and immediately started to gather points, winning three of their four first fixtures. But Stringfield and Nordskot United were much stronger, and had the upper hand over Brann in their respective games. Brann managed to stay at the second place until the 13th round, but after losing to the already crowned champions Stringfield in the 14th round, Brann fell down to the third place, and had to spend another season in the mud.
Brann hoped the next season would become easier, and hopefully to take the league title. But one of the teams that relegated to Brann's division, were Bjartyparty, a team that had won the third division only six seasons earlier. The struggle for the title was pretty much straight forward, Brann stayed at the 1st place for the four first league games, and got replaced by Bjartyparty after that, until the season was over. But Brann managed to promote, and to leave the seventh division for good.
The long regatta (GS 39-48)
This period can be described as many things, like a stagnation, a crash, panic, and even as a crisis. Because for the nine seasons Brann stayed in the sixth division, nothing seemed to happen. Players joined the squad, other players left, and at the end, Brann was one of the dinosaurs of their division. Already after only four seasons, Brann were really close to promote to the fifth division, but were three points short at the end of the season. The following season Brann ended at the fourth place, and jumped back and forth like this for many seasons. But in GS 47, when Brann also ended at the second place, no stronger team than Brann relegated down, giving Brann the perfect chance to pull theirselves out from the mud. Brann took care of their chance, and finished first the season after, taking home their very first trophy.
The tough establishment in div. V (The yo-yo years) (GS 49-54)
These seasons were tough for Brann, both for the fans and the players. The first promotion to div. V was more or less horrible, and Brann were sent straight back to the sixth division after ending at the eight place. Brann managed to win their division the season after, and get a new chance to establish in the fifth division. And after ending at the fifth place in the upcoming season, they also won their qualification game, meaning they had renewed their contract. But when the fans looked forward to be among the top four, Brann relegated back down to the sixth division after once again ending at the eight place. But in GS 53, Brann seemed to have broken the year long curse when they won the sixth division for the third time, and the season after, finished at a strong second place in the fifth division.
A new era (GS 55-present)
After the past season's strong placement, Brann did what no one would have thought were even close to possible a couple of seasons ago, to win the fifth division. Brann went through the season without even losing a single point, giving them a promotion to the fourth division.
Memorable matches and feuds
Throughout the history of Brann, they have faced some challenges, both strong teams and skilled managers. Here's a collection of the most memorable of them.
SK Brann 2 - 0 Isbjørn BK (V.35)
After losing to Isbjørn BK 1-3 the week before, Brann had to win this match in order to still have a chance to win the league title. The Isbjørn squad was on the paper much stronger than the Brann squad, and should have taken the victory easily. But with captain Jes Steinicke in the lead, Brann resisted the force of Isbjørn, and sent them back to Sør-Trøndelag with none of the points.
Gorillabanden 4 - 1 SK Brann (IV.21)
This was the game that decided the outcome of a truly incredible and amazing season for Brann.
For a more detailed article about SK Brann's results, both international and domestic, please check out List of SK Brann records and statistics
|GS 48||League||League champions of VI.832|
|GS 50||League||League champions of VI.435|
|GS 53||League||League champions of VI.505|
|GS 38||Cup||Bronze winners of 2007'erne cupen|
|GS 41||Cup||Bronze winners of 2007'erne cupen|
|GS 52||Cup||Champions of Landa League II|
Brann's fan club is called Brann Bataljonen Bergen, and are often abbreviated to only BBB. Currently there are about two thousand members in BBB, but the number have earlier been as high as 2,500 members. BBB have been involved in only a few rivalries through the years, but their clashes with the Stord supporter group Vika-mafiaen are known considered to be one of the worst in the lower divisions of Norway.
Badge and colours
The base of the badge has always been what it is today, a red coloured, eye shaped figure with "BRANN" written in the middle of it. But through the seasons, the badge has gone through some minor outer modifications, in order to keep it fresh, and to mark some anniverseries.
The official colours of SK Brann have always been red, white, and black. Traditionally, the home kit has always been red and white, and the away kit have been all black.
This is how SK Brann's kits have evolved over the seasons, from GS 50, when Brann started to use their own unique kits. Traditionally, the home kit have stayed mainly red and partly white, and the away kit have been all black. But in the recent seasons, the away kit have changed it's main colour to white or marine blue.
|Season||Home kit||Away kit||Kit manufacturer||Main sponsor|
For a more detailed article about Brann Stadion, please check out the article Brann Stadion.
Brann Stadion is the home ground of Brann, and the construction was finished on the 26th of October 2007. The capacity of the stadium was only 12.000 at the beginning, but after the last reconstruction the 4th of July 2011, the capacity have been 60.000. Brann have never been able to fill the newly built stadium at any occasions, but managed to sell 58.000 tickets to a league game once.
|Sabino Fernando de Sousa||0||0||0||0|
|Jes Kniksen Steinicke||56||2||0||0|
|Robbert Jan Bertieaux||83||4||0||0|
|Fridtjof Pesen Wegdahl||47||1||0||0|
|Rune Husi Sandve||165||18||0||0|
|John Bugge Pettersen||0||0||0||0|
|06/10/10||Vearlias Håp||Domestic friendly||11-0|
|07/12/11||FC Frut||International friendly||11-0|
|24/03/12||1860 Sola||Domestic league||11-0|
|21/04/12||Team Thea||Domestic league||11-0|
|24/11/07||Gutta FK||Domestic league||0-10|
|05/08/08||Arsenal Fotball Club||Domestic friendly||1-9|
|25/08/08||Mackans Gåsapågar||International friendly||1-9|
|24/09/11||Lillestrøm Sportsklubb||Domestic league||0-8|
|05/03/11||Grandal FC||Domestic league||58.296|
|12/05/12||FK Lillesand||Domestic league||55.698|
|04/02/12||FK Lillesand||Domestic league||55.425|
|07/12/13||Anfinsens's Angels||Domestic league||55.230|
Best defensive matches
|Date||Against||Competition||Match ID||Hatstats (defense)|
|06/07/13||Heftigheten FK||Domestic league||140|
|02/03/13||LFC 25||Domestic league||127|
|04/01/14||Sandman United||Domestic league||124|
|06/04/13||Heftigheten FK||Domestic league||123|
|13/07/13||LFC 25||Domestic league||122|
Best offensive matches
|Date||Against||Competition||Match ID||Hatstats (offense)|
|19/12/12||FC Wattdenn||International friendly||150|
|02/01/13||Scimmie Alcolizzate||International friendly||145|
|31/05/14||AudiTT Powah FC||Domestic league||142|
|21/11/12||Lokomotive Schkeuditz||International friendly||141|
|05/01/13||Eide United FK 2||Domestic league||141|
Most loyal players
|Jes 'Kniksen' Steinicke||Winger||368||92|
|Rune 'Husi' Sandve||Forward/Winger||291||213|
|Enric Ortiz||Wing back||167||36|
Highest transfer fee paid
|Florian Tasiemski||Turbowinns||1 500 000 £||29/06/11|
|Tobias Bethusy-Huc||Tres Cantos Storm||1 377 000 £||29/03/14|
|Floor Leenaers||FC Salin||1 152 000 £||26/01/13|
|Sascha Alexander Hammermayer||Stade Rennais (SRFC)||1 100 000 £||08/04/10|
|Atle Mathiesen||FBC Liberec||1 100 000 £||21/03/10|
Highest transfer fee received
|Gastone Ceretta||Puzzle Calcio||1 500 000 £||16/03/14|
|Juan Sastre Martin||UBP||1 479 000 £||11/12/12|
|Ambròs Mir||NWFC Spijker||1 478 000 £||20/06/11|
|Jordi Esteva||Pimp Verein||1 300 000 £||18/05/14|
|Egil Vinding||Poli Timisiora 2009||1 250 000 £||09/11/11|
Sportsklubben Brann consists of more than only the players on the pitch and the manager, they have employed assistant coaches, sports psychologists, spokespersons, physiotherapists, and even some doctors, in order to help the first team to perform at their best.
Wall of Fame
Here are the players which have shown themselves as a great team player, or are a true club legend. This list is meant to be exclusive, and have no connection to the Hall of Fame of SK Brann.
|Morten Jolla Bjørge|
|First day with the club||2010-09-25|
|Current occupation||Marketing Director|
|Was inducted in the Wall of Fame at age 40 in November 17, 2013.|
|Jes Kniksen Steinicke|
|First day with the club||2009-04-13|
|Current occupation||Plays for SK Brann|
|Was inducted in the Wall of Fame at age 32 in November 17, 2013.|