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Sogndal Fotball Club was founded on January 19, 1926. It is one of the oldest football clubs in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway.
Sogndal initially competed in local and regional leagues, gradually making their way up through the Norwegian football pyramid.
In the early years, Sogndal participated in lower divisions, primarily in the third tier (Norwegian Second Division) and occasionally in the fourth tier (Norwegian Third Division).
Sogndal gained promotion to the Norwegian First Division (second tier) for the first time in 1976. They enjoyed their first taste of second-tier football, but their stay was short-lived as they were relegated back to the third tier after a single season.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Sogndal fluctuated between the second and third tiers of Norwegian football, experiencing multiple promotions and relegations.
Sogndal achieved promotion to the top tier, then known as the Tippeligaen, for the first time in their history in 1994. However, they faced immediate relegation back to the First Division after the 1995 season.
Sogndal made their return to the Tippeligaen in 2000. They managed to establish themselves as a competitive club in the top flight, securing mid-table finishes and occasionally challenging for European qualification spots.
The club’s best performance in recent years came in the 2012 season when they finished in fourth place in the Tippeligaen, their highest-ever position. This achievement earned them a spot in the qualification round for the UEFA Europa League.
In 2014, Sogndal suffered relegation from the Tippeligaen and returned to the Norwegian First Division. They have since been competing in the second tier, aiming to secure promotion back to the top flight.
Sogndal’s home matches are played at Fosshaugane Campus, a multi-purpose stadium located in Sogndal, with a capacity of around 5,500 spectators.