Íþróttafélagið Höttur

Íþróttafélagið Höttur is an Icelandic sports club from Egilsstaðir in the center, of the east side of Iceland. It is primarily known for its basketball, football and track & field departments but also fields departments in badminton, gymnastics, handball, swimming, taekwondo and volleyball.

Íþróttafélagið Höttur
Founded1952
Team history1952; 69 years ago (1952), as Ungmennafélagið Höttur
1974; 47 years ago (1974), as Íþróttafélagið Höttur
LocationEgilsstaðir, Iceland
Colorsblack, white, red
     
PresidentÁsthildur Jónasdóttir[1]
Websitehottur.is

The club was founded in 1952 as Ungmennafélagið Höttur. On 19 February 1974 it merged with Knattspyrnufélagið Spyrnir and became Íþróttafélagið Höttur.[2]

BasketballEdit

Höttur
LeaguesDivision I
Founded1974
ArenaBrauð&Co Höllin
PresidentÁsthildur Jónasdóttir[3]
Head coachViðar Örn Hafsteinsson
Team captainHreinn Gunnar Birgisson
Division titles2
Websitehottur.is
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Höttur's men's basketball team played in the Icelandic top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla after winning Division I in 2017.[4]

They currently play in the Division I after being relegated from the Úrvalsdeild karla with a 2–20 record.

FootballEdit

Höttur
Full nameÍþróttafélagið Höttur (ÍFH)
Nickname(s)Höttur
Founded1974; 47 years ago (1974)
GroundVilhjálmsvöllur, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
Capacity500
ChairmanDavíð Þór Sigurðsson
Manager(M) Viðar Jónsson
League2. deild karla
2. deild kvenna
20172. deild karla, 10th of 12
2. deild kvenna, 7th of 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The club plays its home games at Vilhjálmsvöllur, named after Vilhjálmur Einarsson, the most famous athlete from the area.

Men's footballEdit

Höttur men's team plays in 2. deild karla as of 2018.[5]

In 2018, Höttur merged with Huginn Seyðisfjörður and the team will play under the name Höttur/Huginn in the 3rd division in 2019.

AchievementsEdit

Breiðablik went all the way, and won the 2009 Cup.

Women's footballEdit

Höttur women's team plays in 2. deild kvenna as of 2018. It fields a joint team with Fjarðarbyggð and Ungmennafélagið Leiknir under the name Fjarðab/Höttur/Leiknir.[6] In 2017 it finished 7th in the 2. deild kvenna.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Höttur
  2. ^ "Íþróttafélagið Höttur". hottur.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ Höttur
  4. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (March 3, 2017). "Höttur komst aftur upp í Domino´s deildina í kvöld". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Aðildarfélag - Höttur". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Aðildarfélag - Fjarðab/Höttur/Leiknir". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Staða & úrslit Íslandsmót - 2. deild kvenna - 2017". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2018.

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