Fredrikstad Fotballklubb, also known as Fredrikstad or FFK, is a Norwegian football club based in Fredrikstad. They currently feature in the Norwegian Premier League and are one of the most successful teams in Norway, having won the league nine times and the Norwegian Cup 11 times.
FFK were established on April 7,1903 and were the first club in Norway to focus exclusively on football. They reached the final of the Norwegian Cup for the first time in 1932 and won the final too. In the 1937-1938 season, they became the first club to win the new nationwide league. The next season they did the Double.
FFK had to wait until 1949 for their third league title and were hugely successful in the 1950s and the 1960s. They won the league six times and finished runners-up on seven occasions. FFK also won the Norwegian Cup four times. IN 1957 they did their second Double and featured in the European Cup in 1960.
FFK became a yo-yo club and although they won the Cup in 1984, they were relegated from the Norwegian Premier League that year and could make a comeback only to the Norwegian top flight only in 2003.
FFK, though, struggled in the 1970s and in 1973 were relegated from the top flight for the first time in their history. They did bounced back in 1975 but two seasons later they went down again
FFK play their home matches at the Nye Fredrikstad Stadion that can accommodate 12,500 spectators. They bear the nicknames “The Aristocrats” and “The red shorts”.