Football Season Guide



Ismael Diawara (gk) Malmo / Benjamin Tiedemann (def) Molde / Martin Ellingsen (mid) Molde / Ismaila Coulibaly (mid) Sheffield United – loaned in / Bersant Celina (mid) Dijon / Emmanuel Gono (att) Kallon U19 / Collins Sichenje (def) KUPS – loan ended / Ahmad Faqa (def) Kopavogs / Rasmus Bonde (def) Orebro – loan ended / Hugo Aviander (mid) Fc Stockholm – loan ended / Erik Ring (att) Helsingborg – loan ended / Henry Atola Meja (att) Norrby – loan ended


Jetmir Haliti (r) (def) Jagielonia / Erick Otieno (r) (mid) Rakow / Samuel Brolin (sp) (gk) Kalmar / Benjamin Tiedemann (sp) (def) Molde – loan ended / Abdussalam Magashy (sp) (mid) Kalmar / Aboubakar Keita (sp) (mid) Ujpest / Jimmy Durmaz (sp) (mid) Gencerbirligi / Jonah Kusi-Asare (sp) (att) Bayern U19 / Elias Durmaz (mid) Gencerbirligi / Calvin Kabuye (mid) Sandvikens / Zack Elbouzedi (mid) Swindon Town – loaned out / Henry Atola Meja (att) AFC Eskilstuna – loaned out / Benjamin Kimpioka (att) St. Johnstone

AIK flirted with danger all of last season. They spent the first half of the season mainly inside the relegation zone. In the end, some good summer signings and strong run of form in September and October were the only reasons why AIK survived. Finished in 11th place, only 3 points above the 14th position. Had the equal 4th fewest wins in 2023 – W9 D9 L12. In the end, it was the solid defending that prevented a disaster. Only 6 teams conceded fewer than AIK’s 38 goals in 2023. Changing managers in July also played a huge part. Since his appointment Henning Berg steadied the ship well. Important players like Haliti and Otieno left in the winter months. AIK managed to turn the successful autumn loan spell of attacking midfielder Celina into a permanent move though. Also, after arriving last summer and scoring a series of vital goals in the autumn Cypriot striker Pittas is expected to be key figure for AIK in 2024. Berg’s first full season in charge is expected to be much more successful. The Norwegian manager added a few players from his homeland to boost the competition for places. Defensively AIK still have some of the best players around. If they can improve even a little their scoring record their results and place in the standings should improve dramatically this season.


Top half finish will be seen as a step in the right direction. Have the squad to achieve it.