- Odd Grenland BK
Infobox football club
clubname = Odd Grenland
fullname = Odd Grenland Ballklubb
nickname = "Oddrane"
March 31, 1894
Skagerak Arena Skien
capacity = 14,200
chairman = flagicon|Norway Tom Helge Rønning
manager = flagicon|Norway
Dag Eilev Fagermo
season = 2007
position = Tippeligaen, 12th (Relegated in the relegation playoffs)
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Odd Grenland is a Norwegian football club from the town of
Skien. It was founded in 1894and is the club which has won the Norwegian Cup the most times, last in 2000. After struggling in the lower divisions for many years, the club finally made it back to the Norwegian premier league in 1999and stayed there until they were relegated in 2007. After a dreadful start to the 2005campaign, Odd managed to crawl up from the relegation zone. However, the team conceded more goals than any other in the league. In 2006the team only survived relegation by beating Bryne F.K.in the relegation playoffs. In 2007 however, their luck ran out, and they were relegated to the Adeccoligaenafter being beaten by Bodø/Glimtin the relegation playoffs.
Odd (Falkum) Stadium (13,500). Largest crowd: Approx 12,500 people in 1984 cup semi final against Viking. The stadium is rebuilt to hold a capacity of between 13,000 and 14,000, and will be finished in
2008. It is named Skagerak Arena after a local sponsor.
August 7, 2008).
Notable former players
Geir Karlsen(1966-1970, 1980-1984)
Erik Pedersen(1984-1987, 1999-2001)
Jan Frode Nornes(1999-2006)
Christian Flindt Bjerg(2000-2006)
Jan Gunnar Solli(2001-2003)
Edwin Van Ankeren(2001-2003)
Bent Inge Johnsen(2003-2006)
Fernando de Ornelas(2005-2008)
Norwegian Premier League:
**Runners-up (2): 1950-51, 1956-57
Norwegian Football Cup:
**Winners (12): 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931, 2000
**Runners-up (8): 1902, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1921, 1937, 1960, 2002
* [http://www.oddgrenland.no official website]
* [http://www.oddrane.no oddrane supporter club website]
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