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Íþróttafélagið Þór, commonly known as Þór Akureyri, simply Þór or Thór, is a sport club in Akureyri, Iceland.

Þór Akureyri
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Full nameÍþróttafélagið Þór
Nickname(s)Þórsarar
Founded6 June 1915; 103 years ago (1915-06-06)
GroundÞórsvöllur,
Akureyri
Capacity984
ChairmanValdimar Pálsson
ManagerGregg Ryder
LeagueInkasso-Deildin
20181. deild karla, 3rd

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Sports clubEdit

There are other divisions aside from football including Basketball, Handball and Taekwondo. Its main rivals is another sport club from Akureyri named KA. Þór and KA merged their handball clubs to form Akureyri Handboltafélag before the 2006–07 handball season in Iceland, resulting in some fans to disowning the merged team.

FootballEdit

Men's teamEdit

On September 18, 2010, Þór won against Fjarðabyggðar to move into second place in the second division of Icelandic football, 1. deild karla. Going into the game, Þór had to win and they also needed Leiknir to lose in order to go into second place since Leiknir was 3 points clear of them. This was their last gasp to reach promotion to the top flight football of Iceland, Úrvalsdeild. Even though Þór already had a superior goal difference, they defeated Fjarðabyggðar 9–1 in a thrashing. Leiknir played their match at the same time and so knew they needed to at least draw to earn promotion as the scoreline was always in Þór's favor. However, only 5 minutes into the game Leiknir's opponent Fjölnir scored on a strike from forward Pétur Markan. Leiknir found a response in the 44th minute, but it would not be enough. Just before the half, Markan added a second goal for Fjölnir. Then, came the dagger, a 47th-minute strike by none other than Markan to begin the second half left Leiknir stunned. He had completed his treble and although Leiknir was not out of it by any means, they would not be able to pull another goal back. In the first meeting of the season between the two Reykjavík teams, with five minutes remaining and Leiknir winning 3–2, Fjölnir leveled in the 87th minute. Then in stoppage time, Aron Jóhannsson completed his treble for Fjölnir and Leiknir had lost. So, Þór returned to top flight for the first time since 2002, finishing runner-up to Víkingur Reykjavík.

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Aron Birkir Stefánsson
2   DF Tómas Örn Arnarson
4   DF Aron Kristófer Lárusson
5   DF Loftur Páll Eiríksson
6   MF Ármann Pétur Ævarsson
7   MF Orri Sigurjónsson
8   MF Jónas Björgvin Sigurbergsson
9   FW Jóhann Helgi Hannesson
10   FW Sveinn Elías Jónsson ((captain))
12   GK Aron Ingi Rúnarsson
14   MF Jakob Snær Árnason
15   FW Guðni Sigþórsson
No. Position Player
17   DF Hermann Helgi Rúnarsson
18   MF Alexander Ívan Bjarnason
19   MF Sigurður Marinó Kristjánsson
20   MF Páll Veigar Ingvason
21   MF Elmar Þór Jónsson
23   DF Dino Gavric
24   FW Alvaro Montejo
25   FW Aðalgeir Axelsson
30   DF Bjarki Þór Viðarsson
88   MF Nacho Gil
16   DF Jakob Franz Pálsson

Former playersEdit

For details of current and former players, see Category:Þór Akureyri players.

ManagersEdit

  •   Pall Vidar Gislason (July 1, 2009 – October 4, 2014)
  •   Halldór Jón Sigurðsson (January 1, 2015 – September 24, 2016)
  •   Lárus Sigurðsson (September 29, 2016 – October 5, 2018)
  •   Gregg Ryder (October 5, 2018–)

Women's teamEdit

Since 1999, the women's football team has fielded a joint team with neighbouring club KA under the name Þór/KA in the top level league Úrvalsdeild. In 2006 the team finished 7th of 8 teams, 8th/9 in 2007, the reaching a good 4th/10 in 2008 and then bettering those results with 3rd/10 in 2009 and a second-place finish in 2010. As Iceland was in the top 8 leagues of UEFA,[1] those second place was enough to qualify for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League.[2] The team entered in the round of 32 but lost 14–2 on aggregate to German team Turbine Potsdam.

In 2010 the team also went to the semi-finals in the Icelandic cup, losing to the eventual winner Valur.[3] In 1989 and 2013 they lost the cup final.

In 2012 Þór/KA finished first in the Úrvalsdeild and secured its first ever Icelandic championship.[4]

On September 29, 2017, the club secured its second national championship by defeating FH, in the last game of the season, 2-0 with goals from Sandra Jessen and Sandra Stephany Mayor.[5]

Trophies and achievementsEdit

  1. As Þór/KA
  2. As Þór Akureyri

BasketballEdit

Trophies and achievementsEdit

HandballEdit

Women's handballEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UEFA rankings for 2011/12, retrieved 21 October 2010
  2. ^ Thor/KA is champion, own website, retrieved 21 October 2010
  3. ^ women.soccerway.com, 2010 Cup results
  4. ^ "Úrslit - staða - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Þór/KA - FH: Bein lýsing". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Íslandsmeistarar meistaraflokks kvenna - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is. Retrieved 25 September 2017.

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