1. deild is the second tier league of football in the Faroe Islands. It was founded in 1943. The league is organised by the Faroe Islands Football Association. It was originally the top level of Faroe Islands football but was replaced by the Faroe Islands Premier League in 2005.

1. deild
Founded1943 (as Meðaldeildin)
CountryFaroe Islands
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toFaroe Islands Premier League
Relegation to2. deild
Domestic cup(s)Faroe Islands Cup
Current championsSkála ÍF (3rd title)
Most championshipsKÍ Klaksvík II (12 titles)
Current: 2024 1. deild

The league has 10 participating clubs. At the end of each season, two teams are relegated and two promoted from the 2. deild, pending the fact that the promoted team does not already have a team in 1. deild. In such cases, the team that finished third will be promoted instead. If a team is relegated to 1. deild and already have a side playing there, their reserve team will move one division down, thereby saving another team from relegation.



Founded in 1943 as Meðaldeildin, it acts in a system of promotion and relegation with the top division since 1976,[1] when the Faroe Islands football league system was reorganized. Back then, 1. deild was the name given to the top division, replacing the Meistaradeildin. The first club to be promoted was Fram Tórshavn after winning the division for the first time in their history. The first team relegated to the league was NSÍ Runavík.

2024 teams


List of seasons

Season Champions[2][3] Runners-up Top scorer (club)


1943 HB Tórshavn II Not available
1944 No tournament
1945 KÍ Klaksvík II Not available
1946 Royn Hvalba
1947 B36 Tórshavn II
1948 TB Tvøroyri
1949 KÍ Klaksvík II
1950 B36 Tórshavn II
1951 KÍ Klaksvík II
1952 HB Tórshavn II
1953 KÍ Klaksvík II
1954 KÍ Klaksvík II
1955 HB Tórshavn II
1956 KÍ Klaksvík II
1957 B36 Tórshavn II
1958 HB Tórshavn II
1959 KÍ Klaksvík II
1960 SÍF Sandavágur
1961 B36 Tórshavn II
1962 B36 Tórshavn II
1963 KÍ Klaksvík II
1964 VB Vágur
1965 B36 Tórshavn II
1966 HB Tórshavn II
1967 B36 Tórshavn II
1968 B36 Tórshavn II
1969 SÍF Sandavágur
1970 SÍF Sandavágur
1971 B36 Tórshavn II
1972 KÍ Klaksvík II
1973 SÍF Sandavágur
1974 KÍ Klaksvík II
1975 KÍ Klaksvík II
1976 Fram Tórshavn B68 Toftir Not available
1977 MB Miðvágur HB Tórshavn II
1978 NSÍ Runavík Royn Hvalba
1979 GÍ Gøta B68 Toftir
1980 B68 Toftir Royn Hvalba
1981 LÍF Leirvík MB Miðvágur
1982 MB Miðvágur NSÍ Runavík
1983 NSÍ Runavík Royn Hvalba
1984 ÍF Fuglafjørður Royn Hvalba
1985 B36 Tórshavn Royn Hvalba
1986 VB Vágur ÍF Fuglafjørður
1987 ÍF Fuglafjørður B36 Tórshavn
1988 B71 Sandoy SÍF Sandavágur
1989 MB Miðvágur TB Tvøroyri
1990 NSÍ Runavík SÍ Sumba   Gestur á Líknargøtu (NSÍ) 23
1991 B71 Sandoy SÍF Sandavágur   Torkil Nielsen (SÍF) 13
1992 LÍF Leirvík ÍF Fuglafjørður   Kaj Eli Olsen (LÍF) 17
1993 NSÍ Runavík EB/Streymur   Jack Jacobsen (NSÍ) 14
1994 VB Vágur FS Vágar   John Olsen (LÍF) 14
1995 HB Tórshavn II ÍF Fuglafjørður   Eyðolvur Reinert-Petersen (ÍF) 16
1996 NSÍ Runavík HB Tórshavn II   René Thomsen (Sumba) 15
1997 SÍ Sumba B36 Tórshavn II   Aleksandar Radosavljević (TB) 23
1998 B71 Sandoy LÍF Leirvík   Eli Hentze (B71) 15
1999 FS Vágar LÍF Leirvík   Birgir Joensen (FS Vágar) 21
2000 EB/Streymur ÍF Fuglafjørður   Eyðun Samuelsen (HB II) 14
2001 TB Tvøroyri Skála ÍF   Jan Jørgensen (ÍF) 13
2002 FS Vágar B71 Sandoy   Birgir Jørgensen (VB II) 14
2003 ÍF Fuglafjørður TB Tvøroyri   Kaj Roest (TB) 12
2004 TB Tvøroyri B71 Sandoy   Aleksandar Radosavljević (Royn)
  Jónsvein Thomsen (B71)
  Sonny Johansen (FS Vágar)
2005 B68 Toftir B71 Sandoy   Súni Fríði Johannesen (AB) 31
2006 B71 Sandoy AB Argir   Clayton Nascimento (B71) 27
2007 B68 Toftir ÍF Fuglafjørður   Dánial Hansen (B68) 22
2008 07 Vestur AB Argir   Tróndur Sigurðsson (AB) 25
2009 VB/Sumba B71 Sandoy   Jón Krosslá Poulsen (VB/Sumba) 25
2010 07 Vestur KÍ Klaksvík   Jens Erik Rasmussen (07 Vestur) 17
2011 FC Suðuroy TB Tvøroyri   John Poulsen (FC Suðuroy) 27
2012 07 Vestur AB Argir   Bjartur Kjærbo (AB) 20
2013 B68 Toftir Skála ÍF   Jonleif Højgaard (B68) 24
2014 TB Tvøroyri FC Suðuroy   Patrik Johannesen (FC Suðuroy) 17
2015 Skála ÍF B68 Toftir   Brian Jacobsen (Skála) 32
2016 EB/Streymur 07 Vestur   Leif Niclasen (EB/Streymur) 36
2017 AB Argir Víkingur II   Bjarki Nielsen (AB) 19
2018 ÍF Fuglafjørður NSÍ Runavík II   Jan Ellingsgaard (ÍF) 21
2019 KÍ Klaksvík II Víkingur II   Clayton Nascimento (B71) 17
2020 Víkingur II 07 Vestur   Andri Benjaminsen (B68) 18
2021 Skála ÍF Víkingur II   Clayton Nascimento (B71) 20
2022 ÍF Fuglafjørður Víkingur II   Mikkel Blåholm (TB) 26
2023 Skála ÍF NSÍ

  Paul Eirik Djurhuus (Víkingur II)


Performance by club

Team Titles Last title
KÍ Klaksvík II 12 2019
B36 Tórshavn II 9 1971
HB Tórshavn II 6 1995
NSÍ Runavík 5 1996
ÍF Fuglafjørður 2022
07 Vestur[a] 2012
TB Tvøroyri 4 2014
SÍF Sandavágur 1973
B68 Toftir 2013
B71 Sandoy 2006
VB Vágur 3 1994
MB Miðvágur 1989
LÍF Leirvík 2 1992
EB/Streymur 2016
FC Suðuroy[b] 2011
Skála ÍF 2021
Royn Hvalba 1 1946
Fram Tórshavn 1976
GÍ Gøta 1979
B36 Tórshavn 1985
SÍ Sumba 1997
AB Argir 2017
Víkingur Gøta II 2020

In bold the clubs currently playing in 1. deild.
In italics the clubs that no longer exist or are no longer active in adult football.

See also



  1. ^ 07 Vestur won two times as FS Vágar.
  2. ^ FC Suðuroy won once as VB/Sumba.


  1. ^ Dinant Abbink. "Faroe Islands - List of Second Level Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "1. deild menn - Vinnarar" (in Faroese). Faroe Soccer.
  3. ^ "1. delid menn støðan" (in Faroese).
  4. ^ "1. delid menn gulstødd" (in Faroese).