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FK Bodø/Glimt Stats & History
Norwegian soccer club FK Bodo/Glimt were originally founded in 1916 as Fotballklubben Glimt. Bodo is the city they come from, while Glimt translates to flash in English. In 1919, they won the Nordland county championship, which is the first trophy in the Bodo/Glimt stats. Bodo is in the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway and couldn’t take part in the Norwegian soccer cup until 1963. Their exclusion stemmed from a belief that Northern teams couldn’t stay competitive.
Regardless, Bodo/Glimt won the Northern Norwegian Cup nine times from 1930 to 1969. In 1948, Glimt changed their name to the current Fotballklubben Bodø/Glimt. In Bodo/Glimt’s first appearance in the Norwegian Cup, they managed to reach the fourth round. Bodo/Glimt defeated Norwegian giants Rosenborg in the process.
Northern teams were finally allowed to gain promotion to the top tier of Norwegian soccer in 1972. The first promotion to the Eliteserien in the FK Bodo/Glimt stats came in 1976. One year earlier, Bodo/Glimt had become the first Northern Norwegian team to win the Norwegian Cup. In their first season in the top flight, Bodo/Glimt finished in second place and were runners-up in the Norwegian Cup.
However, they finished in last place in 1980 and were relegated. In the 1980s, Bodo languished in the lower divisions but managed to return to the top flight in 1993. Upon their return, they finished in second place again and won their second Norwegian Cup trophy. Bodo/Glimt’s second spell in the Eliteserien lasted until 2005.
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Bodo/Glimt’s current tenure in the top tier started in 2018. After a second-place finish in 2019, Bodo/Glimt won their first-ever Eliteserien title in 2020. Bodo/Glimt claimed their second title a year later and qualified for the 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League group stage. In their first UEFA group stage appearance, Bodo/Glimt destroyed AS Roma 6-1. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the Conference League before Roma got their revenge.
The Norwegian club very nearly made their first Champions League appearance in 2022-23. Bodo/Glimt won the first leg of their playoff matchup vs. Dinamo Zagreb 1-0. However, they lost 4-1 in the second leg; they will make their first Europa League group stage appearance in 2022-23. Their home Europa League odds are worth considering, since they’re unbeaten in their last 13 UEFA home matches. Betting advice also suggests that Bodo/Glimt are a leading contender in the Eliteserien in 2022.
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