Úrvalsdeild karla (football)

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The Úrvalsdeild karla (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈurvalsˌteilt ˈkʰartla], Men's Select Division) is the highest men's football league in Iceland.[2] It has been played since 1912.[3] Because of the harsh winters in Iceland, it is generally played in the spring and summer (May to September). It is governed by the Football Association of Iceland (KSI) and has 12 teams. By end of season 2015–2016, UEFA ranked the league No. 35 in Europe.[4] From 27 April 2009, the league has had an active agreement on the league's name rights with Ölgerðin, the Icelandic franchisee for Pepsi. From the 2019 season onwards, the league is popularly referred to as Pepsi Max deildin (The Pepsi Max League).[5][6]

Úrvalsdeild karla
Founded1912
CountryIceland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to1. deild karla
Domestic cup(s)Bikarkeppni karla
League Cup
Super Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsValur (23)
(2020)
Most championshipsKR (27)
Top goalscorerIceland Tryggvi Guðmundsson (131 goals)
TV partnersStöð 2 Sport[1]
Websitewww.ksi.is
Current: 2021 Season

The clubs play each other home and away. At the end of each season, the two teams with the fewest points are relegated to 1. deild karla (First Division), from which two top point teams promote to the higher tier. The winner of the Úrvalsdeild enters the European national competition UEFA Champions League in the second qualifying round. The second, third and fourth placed teams qualify for the UEFA Europa League in the first qualifying round.[7]

An effort by KSI to strengthen Icelandic football had only one team relegated in the 2007 season to the First Division and three clubs promoted to premier division, bringing the top flight to the number of clubs it contains currently.

Championship title counts are: KR with 27, Valur with 23, and ÍA and Fram Reykjavík each with 18. FH has 8 and Víkingur has 5. The 2020 title holder is Valur.[8][9]

Current clubs (2021)Edit

Club Location Position
in 2020
First season in
Úrvalsdeild
Seasons
in
Úrvalsdeild
First season of
current spell in
Úrvalsdeild
Úrvalsdeild
titles
First
Úrvalsdeild
title
Last
Úrvalsdeild
title
Breiðablik Kópavogur 4th 1971 36 2006 1 2010 2010
FH Hafnarfjörður 2nd 1975 37 2001 8 2004 2016
Fylkir Reykjavík (Árbær) 6th 1989 24 2018 0 - -
HK Kópavogur 9th 2007 5 2019 0 - -
ÍA Akranes 8th 1946 68 2019 18 1951 2001
KA Akureyri 7th 1978 19 2017 1 1989 1989
Keflavík Reykjanesbær (Keflavík) 1st, 1. deild karla 1958 53 2021 4 1964 1973
KR Reykjavík (Vesturbær) 5th 1912 107 1979 27 1912 2019
Leiknir Reykjavík (Breiðholt) 2nd, 1. deild karla 2015 2 2021 0 - -
Stjarnan Garðabær 3rd 1990 19 2009 1 2014 2014
Valur Reykjavík (Hlíðar/Miðborg) 1st (Champions) 1915 101 2005 23 1930 2020
Víkingur Reykjavík
(Fossvogur, Háaleiti og Bústaðir)
10th 1918 70 2014 5 1920 1991

Source: [10]

HistoryEdit

Championship historyEdit

The Icelandic league title has been won in its over 100 years existence by 11 teams. KR has the most titles, with 27. Stjarnan Garðabær are the last team to join the list, winning their first title in 2014.[citation needed]

The league has been dominated by teams from the Capital Region which contains nearly two thirds of Iceland's population. Only four teams from outside the GRA have ever won the league: (Keflavík, ÍA, ÍBV, and KA). ÍBV and KA have won four titles amongst themselves, are located more than an hour's drive from Reykjavík, and the teams of the longest distance from the capital to title.[citation needed]

Single Round

Double Round

*There was no competition in 1913 and 1914, and Fram Reykjavík was awarded the title.**In 2020 the competition got cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Valur (Reykjavik) was awarded the title because they were at the top of the table when the season ended.

Champions by number of titlesEdit

Team Titles First title Last title
KR 27 1912 2019
Valur 23 1930 2020
Fram 18 1913 1990
ÍA 18 1951 2001
FH 8 2004 2016
Víkingur 5 1920 1991
Keflavík 4 1964 1973
ÍBV 3 1979 1998
KA 1 1989 1989
Breiðablik 1 2010 2010
Stjarnan 1 2014 2014

Season by season recordsEdit

All-time top scorersEdit

LAST SEASON TOP SCORER'S NAME GOALS CLUB
2013   Tryggvi Guðmundsson 131 ÍBV, KR, FH, Fylkir
1987   Ingi Björn Albertsson 126 Valur, FH

Top scorersEdit

SEASON TOP SCORER'S NAME GOALS CLUB
1980   Matthias Hallgrimsson 15 Valur
1981   Sigurlás Þorleifsson
  Larus Gudmundsson
12 ÍBV
Víkingur R.
1982   Sigurlás Þorleifsson
  Heimir Karlsson
10 ÍBV
Víkingur R.
1983   Ingi Björn Albertsson 14 Valur
1984   Guðmundur Steinsson 10 Fram
1985   Ómar Torfason 13 Fram
1986   Gudmundur Torfason 19 Fram
1987   Petur Ormslev 12 Fram
1988   Sigurjón Kristjánsson 13 Valur
1989   Hörður Magnússon 12 FH
1990   Hörður Magnússon 13 FH
1991   Hörður Magnússon
  Guðmundur Steinsson
13 FH
Víkingur R.
1992   Arnar Gunnlaugsson 15 ÍA
1993   Þórður Guðjónsson 19 ÍA
1994   Mihajlo Biberčić 14 ÍA
1995   Arnar Gunnlaugsson 15 ÍA
1996   Ríkharður Daðason 14 KR
1997   Tryggvi Guðmundsson 19 ÍBV
1998   Steingrímur Jóhannesson 16 ÍBV
1999   Steingrímur Jóhannesson 12 ÍBV
2000   Guðmundur Steinarsson
  Andri Sigþórsson
14 Keflavík
KR
2001   Hjörtur Hjartarson 15 ÍA
2002   Grétar Hjartarson 13 Grindavík
2003   Björgólfur Takefusa 10 Þróttur R.
2004   Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson 12 ÍBV
2005   Tryggvi Guðmundsson 16 FH
2006   Marel Baldvinsson 11 Breiðablik
2007   Jónas Grani Garðarsson 13 Fram
2008   Guðmundur Steinarsson 16 Keflavík
2009   Björgólfur Takefusa 16 KR
2010   Atli Viðar Björnsson
  Alfreð Finnbogason
  Gilles Mbang Ondo
14 FH
Breiðablik
Grindavík
2011   Garðar Jóhannsson 15 Stjarnan
2012   Atli Guðnason 12 FH
2013   Atli Viðar Björnsson
  Viðar Örn Kjartansson
  Gary Martin
13 FH
Fylkir
KR
2014   Gary Martin 13 KR
2015   Patrick Pedersen 13 Valur
2016   Garðar Gunnlaugsson 14 ÍA
2017   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason 19 Grindavík
2018   Patrick Pedersen 17 Valur
2019   Gary Martin 14 Valur/ÍBV
2020   Steven Lennon 17 FH

Player of the YearEdit

SEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR CLUB
1984   Bjarni Sigurðsson ÍA
1985   Guðmundur Þorbjörnsson Valur
1986   Guðmundur Torfason Fram
1987   Pétur Ormslev Fram
1988   Sigurjón Kristjánsson Valur
1989   Þorvaldur Örlygsson KA
1990   Sævar Jónsson Valur
1991   Guðmundur Steinsson Víkingur R.
1992   Lúkas Kostic ÍA
1993   Sigurður Jónsson ÍA
1994   Sigursteinn Gíslason ÍA
1995   Ólafur Þórðarson ÍA
1996   Gunnar Oddsson Leiftur
1997   Tryggvi Guðmundsson ÍBV
1998   David Winnie KR
1999   Guðmundur Benediktsson KR
2000   Hlynur Stefánsson ÍBV
2001   Gunnlaugur Jónsson ÍA
2002   Finnur Kolbeinsson Fylkir
2003   Allan Borgvardt FH
2004   Heimir Guðjónsson FH
2005   Allan Borgvardt FH
2006   Viktor Bjarki Arnarsson Víkingur R.
2007   Helgi Sigurðsson Valur
2008   Guðmundur Steinarsson Keflavík
2009   Atli Guðnason FH
2010   Alfreð Finnbogason Breiðablik
2011   Hannes Þór Halldórsson KR
2012   Atli Guðnason FH
2013   Björn Daníel Sverrisson FH
2014   Ingvar Jónsson Stjarnan
2015   Emil Pálsson FH
2016   Kristinn Freyr Sigurðsson Valur
2017   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason Grindavík
2018   Patrick Pedersen Valur
2019   Óskar Örn Hauksson KR
2020   Steven Lennon FH

Young Player of the YearEdit

Caps correct as of 10 February 2021

Season Player Club International caps International goals
1984   Guðni Bergsson Valur 80 1
1985   Halldór Áskelsson Þór Akureyri 24 4
1986   Gauti Laxdal Fram 0 0
1987   Rúnar Kristinsson KR 104 3
1988   Arnljótur Davíðsson Fram 3 0
1989   Ólafur Gottskálksson ÍA 9 0
1990   Steinar Guðgeirsson Fram 1 0
1991   Arnar Grétarsson Breiðablik 71 2
1992   Arnar Gunnlaugsson ÍA 32 3
1993   Þórður Guðjónsson ÍA 58 13
1994   Eiður Guðjohnsen Valur 88 26
1995   Tryggvi Guðmundsson ÍBV 42 12
1996   Bjarni Guðjónsson ÍA 23 1
1997   Sigurvin Ólafsson ÍBV 7 0
1998   Ólafur Þór Gunnarsson ÍR 1 0
1999   Grétar Hjartarson Grindavík 1 0
2000   Helgi Valur Daníelsson Fylkir 33 0
2001   Grétar Rafn Steinsson ÍA 46 4
2002   Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson ÍBV 24 5
2003   Ólafur Ingi Skúlason Fylkir 36 1
2004   Emil Hallfreðsson FH 73 1
2005   Hörður Sveinsson Keflavik 0 0
2006   Birkir Sævarsson Valur 95 2
2007   Matthías Vilhjálmsson FH 15 2
2008   Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson Breiðablik 77 7
2009   Alfreð Finnbogason Breiðablik 57 16
2010   Kristinn Steindórsson Breiðablik 3 2
2011   Þórarinn Ingi Valdimarsson ÍBV 4 0
2012   Jón Daði Böðvarsson Selfoss 55 3
2013   Arnór Ingvi Traustason Keflavík 37 5
2014   Elías Már Ómarsson Keflavík 9 0
2015   Höskuldur Gunnlaugsson Breiðablik 1 0
2016   Óttar Magnús Karlsson Víkingur R. 9 2
2017   Alex Þór Hauksson Stjarnan 3 0
2018   Willum Þór Willumsson Breiðablik 1 0
2019   Finnur Tómas Pálmason KR 0 0
2020   Valgeir Lunddal Friðriksson Valur 0 0

Total seasons in Úrvalsdeild by clubEdit

A total of 30 teams have played at least one season in top division.

Seasons counted up to and including the 2021 season

Club Location First season in
Úrvalsdeild
Last season in
in
Úrvalsdeild
Seasons
in
Úrvalsdeild
Best result in
Úrvalsdeild
Úrvalsdeild
titles
First
Úrvalsdeild
title
Last
Úrvalsdeild
title
Breiðablik Kópavogur 1971 2021 36 1st 1 2010 2010
FH Hafnarfjörður 1975 2021 37 1st 8 2004 2016
Fjölnir Reykjavík (Grafarvogur) 2008 2020 8 4th 0 - -
Fram Reykjavík (Grafarholt) 1912 2014 98 1st 18 1913 1990
Fylkir Reykjavík (Árbær) 1989 2021 24 2nd 0 - -
Grindavík Grindavík 1995 2019 20 3rd 0 - -
Grótta Seltjarnarnes 2020 2020 1 11th 0 - -
Haukar Hafnarfjörður 1979 2010 2 10th 0 - -
HK Kópavogur 2007 2021 5 9th 0 - -
ÍA Akranes 1946 2021 68 1st 18 1951 2001
ÍBA Akureyri 1929 1974 20 3rd 0 - -
ÍBH Hafnarfjörður 1957 1961 3 4th 0 - -
ÍBÍ Ísafjörður 1962 1983 3 6th 0 - -
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar 1912 2019 51 1st 3 1979 1998
ÍR Reykjavík (Breiðholt) 1998 1998 1 10th 0 - -
KA Akureyri 1978 2021 19 1st 1 1989 1989
Keflavík Reykjanesbær (Keflavík) 1958 2021 53 1st 3 1964 1973
KR Reykjavík (Vesturbær) 1912 2021 107 1st 27 1912 2019
Leiftur Ólafsfjörður 1988 2000 7 3rd 0 - -
Leiknir Reykjavík (Breiðholt) 2015 2021 2 11th 0 - -
Selfoss Selfoss 2010 2012 2 11th 0 - -
Skallagrímur Borgarnes 1997 1997 1 9th 0 - -
Stjarnan Garðabær 1990 2021 19 1st 1 2014 2014
Valur Reykjavík (Hlíðar/Miðborg) 1915 2021 101 1st 23 1930 2020
Víðir Garður 1985 1991 4 7th 0 - -
Víkingur Ólafsvík 2013 2017 3 10th 0 - -
Víkingur Reykjavík
(Fossvogur, Háaleiti og Bústaðir)
1918 2021 70 1st 5 1920 1991
Völsungur Húsavík 1987 1988 2 8th 0 - -
Þór Akureyri 1977 2014 17 3rd 0 - -
Þróttur Reykjavík (Laugardalur) 1953 2016 19 5th 0 - -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stefnt á að sýna alla leiki í Pepsi-deild karla beint - Pepsi-deildin á Stöð 2 Sport til 2021
  2. ^ "Icelandic Premier League – Úrvalsdeild / Pepsi Max deildin (Review)". Fieldo Blog. March 19, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Iceland coming in from the cold". UEFA. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ UEFA Country Ranking 2016 UEFA rankings for club competitions, accessed April 30, 2017
  5. ^ Pepsi-deildin í knattspyrnu 2009 KSÍ's official site, accessed 28 April 2009
  6. ^ "Pepsi-deildin til næstu þriggja ára". Ölgerðin. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
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  8. ^ Íslandsmeistarar meistaraflokks karla
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  10. ^ Íslandsmót - Pepsi-deild karla - 2021

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