AIK Fotboll (LSE: 0DI2), more commonly known simply as AIK (Swedish pronunciation: [²ɑː.i:.ˌkɔː]), an abbreviation for Allmänna Idrottsklubben (literally "The Public Athletics Club"), is a Swedish football club based at the largest football stadium in the Nordic countries, Friends Arena, located in Solna, a municipality in the Stockholm urban area bordering Stockholm City Centre. Competing in Sweden's first tier, Allsvenskan, the club was formed in 1891 in Stockholm City Centre and the football department was formed in 1896.
League champions eleven times, winning their latest championship title in 2009, AIK are currently third in the all-time Allsvenskan table. The club holds the record for having played the most seasons in the Swedish top flight. In addition, AIK is the club that has finished top three in Allsvenskan the most times (nine) in the current century.
AIK is the only side from the Stockholm urban area to have qualified for the group stage of a UEFA competition. The club reached the quarter-finals of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, qualified for the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League group stage, and the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stage.
The club is affiliated with the Stockholm Football Association.Close