Fixtures

Norway Cup Women 06/26 17:30 9 Lyn Women vs Bodo/Glimt Women - View
Norway Toppserien Women 06/29 13:30 14 Lyn Women vs SK Brann Women - View
Norway Toppserien Women 07/06 13:00 15 Lillestrom SK Women vs Lyn Women - View
Norway Toppserien Women 08/17 13:00 16 Lyn Women vs Røa Women - View
Norway Toppserien Women 08/24 13:00 17 Arna Bjornar Women vs Lyn Women - View
Norway Toppserien Women 08/30 16:00 18 Rosenborg Women vs Lyn Women - View

Results

Norway Toppserien Women 06/22 11:00 13 [7] Lyn Fotball Women v Asane Women [9] W 1-0
Norway Toppserien Women 06/15 11:00 12 [4] Stabaek Women v Lyn Fotball Women [7] D 0-0
Norway Toppserien Women 06/08 13:00 11 [7] Lyn Fotball Women v Valerenga Women [1] W 2-0
Norway Cup Women 06/05 17:00 8 KFUM Oslo Women v Lyn Women W 0-4
Norway Toppserien Women 05/25 13:00 10 [7] Lyn Fotball Women v Kolbotn Women [8] L 0-2
Norway Toppserien Women 05/20 13:00 9 [5] Røa Women v Lyn Fotball Women [7] W 1-2
Norway Toppserien Women 05/15 16:00 8 [7] Lyn Fotball Women v Arna Bjornar Women [10] W 1-0
Norway Toppserien Women 05/15 16:00 8 Lyn Women v Avaldsnes Women - CANC
Norway Toppserien Women 05/11 12:00 7 [8] Kolbotn Women v Lyn Fotball Women [7] D 2-2
Norway Toppserien Women 05/04 12:00 6 [7] Lyn Fotball Women v Stabaek Women [6] L 1-7
Norway Toppserien Women 04/27 14:45 5 [2] Valerenga Women v Lyn Fotball Women [7] L 3-1
Norway Toppserien Women 04/19 16:00 4 [8] Lyn Fotball Women v Lillestrom SK Women [4] W 1-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 27 13 14
Wins 10 7 3
Draws 9 1 8
Losses 8 5 3
Goals for 40 18 22
Goals against 36 18 18
Clean sheets 9 6 3
Failed to score 6 4 2

Wikipedia - Lyn Fotball

Lyn 1896 Fotballklubb (Norwegian pronunciation: [lyːn]) is a Norwegian football club and a department of the sports club Ski- og Fotballklubben Lyn based in Oslo, whose members also participate in Nordic skiing and orienteering. Until 2010, SFK Lyn had two football departments, one professional section and one amateur section. After the professional football department, FK Lyn, was bankrupted in 2010, the fans decided to support the amateur department, Lyn Fotball, instead. With the help of some of the old FK Lyn players, Lyn Fotball has won three consecutive promotions, and are playing in the 2. divisjon. The team plays its home matches at Bislett Stadium, and the head coach is currently Jan Halvor Halvorsen.

Lyn was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest football clubs in Norway. They were founding members of the Football Association of Norway in 1902. The club won the top division title in 1964 and 1968 and have won the cup eight times. Lyn was also the initiator of the construction of Ullevaal Stadion, which has served as Norway's national stadium since 1927 and was Lyn's home ground from 1926 to 2010. Lyn has traditionally been perceived as representing the upper and middle classes, whereas the eastside club Vålerenga was seen as belonging to the workers.

The club enjoyed some success during the first half of the 20th century, securing many cup titles, and despite failing to win the league title, had a certain stature in Norwegian football. The Norway national football team that won the bronze medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics included six players from Lyn. The captain of this team was Lyn-player Jørgen Juve, who is still the player with the most goals scored for the Norway national team. The club's most recent period of success was during the 1960s, when they won four trophies and reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Lyn also fields a women's team, which in 2012 won promotion to the 1. divisjon, the second tier in women's football. In 2017 the women's team, managed by Glenn Kleven, won promotion to the Toppserien, the top tier of women's football in Norway.

History

Early success

Lyn was founded on 3 March 1896 at St. Hanshaugen. Lyn was one of three clubs who in 1902 founded the Football Association of Norway, and is the only one still existing. In the first decade of Football in Norway, the club was one of the strongest and won four consecutive Norwegian Cups from 1908 until 1911. At the 1936 Summer Olympics, six Lyn-players, Arne Brustad, Øivind Holmsen, Fredrik Horn, Magnar Isaksen, Jørgen Juve and Frithjof Ulleberg, represented the Norway national football team that won the bronze medal, with Juve as the team's captain. Jørgen Juve is still the player with the most goals scored for the Norway national team.

Lyn also won the cup in 1945 and 1946 but had to wait until 1964 for their first league-title. With Harald Berg and Ola Dybwad-Olsen as main contributors the club secured another victory in the cup in 1967, and in 1968 the club won The Double, clinching both the League title and the Cup, and became the first team from Norway to reach the quarter-final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, where they met Barcelona. Because of the weather conditions during the winter in Norway, both matches were played in Spain. Lyn lost the first game 2-3 and in the second match Lyn was leading 2–0 with 15 minutes left to play. The match ended 2-2 and thus Lyn was eliminated.

The 'Bastionen' fans at the 2004 final

The Double was followed by a dismal period in the club's history. The club was relegated in 1969, and even though the team was promoted back after one year and reached the cup final in 1970, the club was again relegated in 1973. During the next 30 years, Lyn was swiftly relegated and promoted between the first and the third tier and the club was never playing in the top division for more than three consecutive seasons. During this period the fan base eroded and Lyn is said to have lost a generation of supporters.

During the 90s the club went back and forth between the Premier League and the First Division. In 1994, Lyn reached the Norwegian Cup final but lost 2–3 to Molde.

The Brynestad-period

Norwegian investor Atle Brynestad bought the club in 1999, in effect saving it from bankruptcy. In 2000, the team was promoted to the Premier League, after winning the First Division with an unprecedented number of points, and they retained their spot in the top flight the following year. In the 2002-season a strengthened Lyn took the lead early on and had gained a large advantage halfway through the season, but had to settle for a 3rd-place finish after a disastrous slump in form and the controversial appointment of new head coach, Hrvoje Braović. The misery, in part due to the constant hiring and firing of coaches, continued into the next year. Lyn struggled at the bottom of the table for most of the season but avoided relegation thanks to the efforts of team captain Tommy Berntsen, who took on the role as coach after Teitur Thordarson, the 5th coach in two years, had resigned. 2004 was a recovery year for Lyn, ending the season in 6th place and reaching the Norwegian Cup final (lost to Brann).

"Bastionen", the fans of Lyn Oslo

2005 was an eventful year for the club, both on and off the pitch. The club's youth program was beginning to bear fruits and with former international Henning Berg as the new head coach the club claimed 3rd spot in the league. Lyn defeated Rosenborg at Ullevaal for the first time since 1968 and repeated the feat in the away game.

In April, the club's talented Nigerian midfielder Mikel John Obi signed a contract with Manchester United, and according to a statement by Lyn's managing director Morgan Andersen, it was the most expensive transfer in Norwegian football to date. The transfer has since been the source of a heated dispute, and Mikel instead joined Chelsea after a long period of time. FIFA released an announcement stating that Lyn had done everything correct in the process. The transfer is said to have cost Chelsea £16 million. £12 million of this to Manchester United and £4 million to Lyn.

Bankruptcy

On 10 October 2008, Chelsea announced on their website that they were initiating legal proceedings against Lyn Oslo and their former director Morgan Andersen in an attempt to recover the entire £16 million fee paid. Chelsea maintain that this was due to the contract of the original transfer being based on a fraudulent misrepresentation.

In 2007, the club sold Nigerian international Chinedu Obasi to TSG Hoffenheim for an expected €5 million.

The 2009 season was again very disappointing with the club relegated from Tippeligaen and saved from liquidation at the last moment.

The 2010 season saw Lyn at Bislett Stadium (sharing with Skeid) in the second level of Norway football. In April 2010 Idar Vollvik's company, Ludo, was presented as the club's latest sponsor in an attempt to rescue the club from its financial crisis, but to no avail, and on 30 June 2010, the club declared bankruptcy.

Recent years

Following the bankruptcy, Lyn's fans gathered around the club's surviving team in the 6. divisjon (seventh tier) for the remainder of the 2010 season moving their home games to Frogner Stadion, drawing large crowds to their home games. In late 2010, Lyn club paid all debt associated with the reserves team of the bankrupt top-flight club. The football association then awarded Lyn the licence formerly held by the reserves, allowing the club to play the 2011 season in the Fourth Division. Led by Finn Bredo Olsen, Lyn secured promotion to the 3. divisjon, after a perfect season with no losses or draws. On 30 September 2012, Lyn secured promotion to the 2. divisjon, after beating Lommedalen 9–0 in front of 2,113 spectators at Frogner Stadion. But, in 2015, Lyn was relegated to the 3. divisjon after three seasons and the unsuccessful attempts to promote to the 1. divisjon. After 6 seasons in the 3. divisjon, Lyn got promoted to the 2. divisjon in 2022. The next season they got promoted to the 1. divisjon for the first time since 2010.

Lyn Women is a professional soccer team based in Norway. The team competes in the top tier of women's soccer in the country and has a rich history of success in domestic competitions. Known for their skilled players and competitive spirit, Lyn Women have a strong fan base that supports them at home and away matches. The team is dedicated to developing young talent and promoting women's soccer in Norway. With a commitment to excellence on and off the field, Lyn Women are a formidable force in Norwegian women's soccer.