<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Oslo Vikings
is the name of an American football
club located in Oslo
, that competes in the Norway American Football Federation
and the European Federation of American Football
tournaments. The club was founded in 1986 and prior to 1992, the team was known as the Westside Vikings
. Its current home ground is Voldsløkka Stadion
The Vikings have won 7 total national championship titles (trailing only the Vålerenga Trolls
, who have 10). The Vikings had the most players (9) on the NoAFF 15th Anniversary All-Star Team (named in 2002). The team also has a fierce rivalry with the Vålerenga Trolls, which is the longest rivalry in the NoAFF
and in recent years the Eidsvoll 1814s. The Vikings' top international achievement is their 12-6 2000 EFAF EuroCup Championship Game loss to the London O's in Brussels.
The Vikings was founded in Oslo in September 1986 by a group of friends who had previously played for the Ris, Ullern and Oslo Handelsgym high school teams. The founding name of the club was the Westside Vikings, and they immediately entered competition in the new, three-team strong Norwegian American Football Federation league, joining the Vålerenga Trolls and the Kolbotn Kodiaks.
In 1990, 1991 and 1992 the Vikings won three consecutive National Championships under coach Mark Troop. They lost the final Championship game to the Trolls in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997,... Read More