| Bryne Fotballklubb|
10,000 (2,507 seated)
Norwegian First Division
10 April 1926
| Jærens superlag|
| OBOS-ligaen, 13th (relegated)|
Bryne Fotballklubb ([ˈb̥ʁyːnə]) is a Norwegian football club from the town of Bryne. Founded in 1926, they currently play in Norwegian football's second highest division, Adeccoligaen.
Bryne FK Wikipedia
Bryne spent the majority of their early years playing on a small, rented field next to Bryne Mill, before acquiring the site of their current home ground, Bryne Stadion, at the end of the 1930s. At the time of its inauguration in September 1946, the stadium's grass pitch was one of the largest in the country and a far cry from the 85x55 m dimensions of the Bryne Mill field.
Bryne Stadion is used both for football and athletics and has a capacity of 10,000, of which 2,507 are seated. The record attendance is 13,621 paying spectators, achieved when Bryne defeated Viking on 26 May 1980, although as many as 14,500 were estimated to have attended an earlier game between the two rivals, on 9 October 1977. The club considers 13,621 to be the official record since there were only 12,236 paying spectators at this other game.
Bryne have in recent years been working towards a possible redevelopment of their home ground, alternatively the construction of a new stadium elsewhere, in order to increase turnover and conform with the Norwegian Football Association's requirements for hosting top tier football matches. On 14 February 2006, the club presented plans for the Jæren Arena, an 8,688-capacity stadium designed by the architects responsible for Viking Stadion, and on 12 December 2006, the club announced that it had obtained finance for the project, which is slated to cost 150 million NOK.
The intended location was on the border between the municipalities of Time, of which Bryne is the administrative centre, and Klepp. However, due to difficulties in obtaining a construction permit for the site, which is currently regulated for agricultural purposes, the club has opted for a new location about 900 m south of the old ground. Bryne aim to have the stadium completed in time for the 2008 season.
Bryne placed sixth in Adeccoligaen in 2007. It was a disappointing season for the club that is aiming for Tippeligaen. It was a turbulent season, players left and players were brought in. The players that came in before the season did not manage to set their mark on the club, and was (for the most) loaned out or sold. The season reached its bottom when head coach Magnus Johansson resigned after yet another disappointing appearance, this time against Tromsdalen. Hans Olav Frette, Johansson's predecessor, came in and led the team the rest of the season.Norwegian Premier League:
Runners-up (2): 1980, 1982
Norwegian Football Cup:
Winners (1): 1987
Runners-up (1): 2001
Greatest home victory: 7–0 vs. Bodø/Glimt, 5 October 1980
Greatest away victory: 5–2 vs. Fredrikstad, 22 August 1976
Heaviest home loss: 0–5 vs. Lillestrøm, 8 July 2001
Heaviest away loss: 0–9 vs. Rosenborg, 15 October 2000
Highest attendance, Bryne Stadion: 13,621 vs. Viking, 26 May 1980
Highest average attendance, season: 6,283, 1977
Most appearances, total: 596, Gabriel Høyland 1970–1986
Most appearances, league: 227, Gabriel Høyland 1970–1986
Most goals scored, total: 274, Johannes Vold 1961–1970
Most goals scored, league: 59, Arne Larsen Økland 1980–1987
As of 12 January 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For season transfers, see transfers winter 2014–15.
See also : Category:Bryne FK managers