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1. deild karla (English: Men's 1. Division) or D1 is the second-tier basketball competition among clubs in Iceland. It is organized by the Icelandic Basketball Federation (Icelandic: Körfuknattleikssamband Íslands - KKÍ). The season consists of a home-and-away schedule of 18 games, followed by a four-team playoff round. Both semifinals and finals series are best-of-three. The top team from the regular-season phase and the four-team playoff round winner are promoted to the Úrvalsdeild karla. The bottom club is relegated, and replaced by the four-team playoff round winner of the third-tier 2. deild karla (English: 2. Division).

1. deild karla
Founded1964
Country Iceland
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toÚrvalsdeild
Relegation toDivision II
Domestic cup(s)Bikarkeppni KKÍ
SupercupMeistarakeppni karla
Current championsÞór Akureyri (7th title)
Most championshipsÞór Akureyri (7 titles)
CEOHannes S. Jónsson
TV partnersStöð 2 Sport, RÚV
WebsiteKKÍ.is

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HistoryEdit

CreationEdit

The First Division (Icelandic: 1. deild karla) was founded in 1964. Up until 1978 it was known as Second Division (Icelandic: 2. deild karla).

ÍS and ÍKF's dominanceEdit

For the first years, from its foundation in 1964 until the 1970–71 season, the First Division was led by the ÍS (with 3 wins) and ÍKF (with 2 wins).

Fram Reykjavík's leadershipEdit

Some years later, from the 1974–75 season, the Fram Reykjavík started their leadership on the First Division and their series of wins, that ended in the 1985-86 season when they won their fourth title.

Danny ShouseEdit

In 1979, Danny Shouse joined Ármann and took the league by storm. On December 1, 1979, Shouse scored 100 points against Skallagrímur, setting the Icelandic single game scoring record.[1][2] In January 1980 he scored 76 points in an overtime loss against Grindavík [3] and in February he broke the 70 point barrier again, scoring 72 points against Þór Akureyri.[4] His scoring prowess helped Ármann win Division I and achieve promotion to the Úrvalsdeild karla.[2] Even though Shouse played in the nations tier 2 league during his first season, he was widely regarded as one of the best players in the country.[5][6]

The double fall of ÍREdit

After their golden years, in which they won 15 Úrvalsdeild karla titles in less than 25 years, the ÍR was relegated to the First Division. In the 1986-87 season they won for their first time the First Division and came back to the Úrvalsdeild karla. Afterwards, the ÍR was relegated again to the First Division. In the 1999-00 season they won their second First Division title and came back to the Úrvalsdeild karla.

Modern eraEdit

In the 2006-07 season, Þór Akureyri won their fifth title. In the following season, the 2007-08 season, also the Breiðablik won their fifth title, becoming the most successful franchise together with the Þór Akureyri. In the 2011–12 season, the KFÍ won their fourth title.[7]

TeamsEdit

The First Division originated in 1964 and, currently, consists of 8 teams. Þór Akureyri have won the most championships with 6 First Division wins.

The current First Division teams for the 2019-20 season are:[8]

Team City, Region Arena Colours Head coach
Álftanes Álftanes Forsetahöllin blue/white   Hrafn Kristjánsson
Breiðablik Kópavogur Smárinn green/white   Pétur Ingvarsson
Hamar Hveragerði Frystikistan light blue/white   Mate Dalmay
Höttur Egilsstaðir Brauð og co. höllin black/white   Viðar Örn Hafsteinsson
Selfoss Selfoss Iða white/black   Chris Caird
Sindri Höfn Íþróttahúsið Höfn red/white   Halldór Steingrímsson
Skallagrímur Borgarnes Fjósið green/yellow   Manuel Angel Rodriguez Escudero
Snæfell Stykkishólmur Stykkishólmur red/white/blue   Vlaldimir Ivankovic
Vestri Ísafjörður Ísjakinn red/white/blue   Pétur Már Sigurðsson

ChampionsEdit

Season Champion Playoff winner Playoff runner-up
1964-65 ÍKF --- ---
1965-66 ÍS --- ---
1966-67 Þór Akureyri --- ---
1967-68 ÍS (2) --- ---
1968-69 ÍKF (2) --- ---
1969-70 HSK --- ---
1970-71 ÍS (3) --- ---
1971-72 Njarðvík --- ---
1972-73 Skallagrímur --- ---
1973-74 Snæfell --- ---
1974-75 Fram Reykjavík --- ---
1975-76 Breiðablik --- ---
1976-77 Þór Akureyri (2) --- ---
1977-78 Snæfell (2) --- ---
1978-79 Fram Reykjavík (2) --- ---
1979-80 Ármann --- ---
1980-81 Fram Reykjavík (3) --- ---
1981-82 Keflavík --- ---
1982-83 Haukar --- ---
1983-84 ÍS (4) --- ---
1984-85 Keflavík (2) --- ---
1985-86 Fram Reykjavík (4) --- ---
1986-87 ÍR --- ---
1987-88 Tindastóll --- ---
1988-89 Reynir Sandgerði --- ---
1989-90 Snæfell (3) --- ---
1990-91 Skallagrímur (2) --- ---
1991-92 Breiðablik (2) --- ---
1992-93 ÍA --- ---
1993-94 Þór Akureyri (3) --- ---
1994-95 Breiðablik (3) --- ---
1995-96 KFÍ --- ---
1996-97 Valur --- ---
1997-98 Snæfell (4) --- ---
1998-99 Hamar --- ---
1999-00 ÍR (2) --- ---
2000-01 Breiðablik (4) --- ---
2001-02 Valur (2) --- ---
2002-03 KFÍ (2) --- ---
2003-04 Skallagrímur (3) --- ---
2004-05 Þór Akureyri (4) --- ---
2005-06 Tindastóll (2) --- ---
2006-07 Þór Akureyri (5) --- ---
2007-08 Breiðablik (5) --- ---
2008-09 Hamar (2) --- ---
2009-10 KFÍ (3) --- ---
2010-11 Þór Þorlákshöfn Valur Þór Akureyri
2011-12 KFÍ (4) Skallagrímur ÍA
2012-13 Haukar (2) Valur Hamar
2013-14 Tindastóll (3) Fjölnir Höttur
2014-15 Höttur FSu Hamar
2015-16 Þór Akureyri (6) Skallagrímur Fjölnir
2016-17 Höttur Valur Hamar
2017-18 Skallagrímur Breiðablik Hamar
2018-19 Þór Akureyri (7)[9] Fjölnir Hamar

Titles per clubEdit

Titles Club
7 Þór Akureyri
5 Breiðablik
4 KFÍ, Snæfell, Fram Reykjavík, Skallagrímur, ÍS
3 Njarðvík / ÍKF1, Tindastóll, ÍR
2 Hamar, Keflavík, Haukar, Valur, Höttur
1 Þór Þorlákshöfn, ÍA, Reynir Sandgerði, Ármann, HSK
  1. ÍKF merged into Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur in 1969 and became its basketball subdivision. It is today known as Njarðvík. The club won 2 titles under the ÍKF name and has added 1 more after the merger

Awards and honorsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

Season Domestic MVP Foreign MVP Young Player of The Year Coach of The Year
2018–19[10]   Róbert Sigurðsson   Larry Thomas   Júlíus Orri Ágústsson   Lárus Jónsson Þór Akureyri
2017–18[11]   Eyjólfur Ásberg Halldórsson   Sigvaldi Eggertsson   Finnur Jónsson Skallagrímur
2016–17[12]   Róbert Sigurðsson   Hilmar Pétursson   Viðar Örn Hafsteinsson Höttur
2015–16[13]   Sigtryggur Arnar Björnsson   Tryggvi Hlinason   Finnur Jónsson Skallagrímur
2014–15[14]   Ari Gylfason   Erlendur Ágúst Stefánsson   Viðar Örn Hafsteinsson Höttur
...
2009–10[15]   Grétar Erlendsson   Borce Ilievski KFÍ
2008–09[16]   Marvin Valdimarsson   Bárður Eyþórsson Fjölnir
2007–08[17]   Kristján Rúnar Sigurðsson   Einar Árni Jóhannsson Breiðablik
...
1996–97[18]   Ragnar Jónsson   Torfi Magnússon Valur

Domestic All-First teamEdit

Season Domestic First team
Players Teams
2018–19[10] Júlíus Orri Ágústsson Þór Akureyri
Róbert Sigurðsson Fjölnir
Eysteinn Ævarsson Höttur
Snjólfur Marel Stefánsson Selfoss
Pálmi Geir Jónsson Þór Akureyri
2017–18[11] Eyjólfur Ásberg Halldórsson Skallagrímur
Snorri Vignisson Breiðablik
Sigvaldi Eggertsson Fjölnir
Bjarni Guðmann Jónsson Skallagrímur
Jón Arnór Sverrisson Hamar
2016–17[12] Róbert Sigurðsson Fjölnir
Austin Magnús Bracey Valur
Ragnar Gerald Albertsson Höttur
Örn Sigurðarson Hamar
Mirko Stefán Virijevic Höttur
2015–16[13] Ragnar Friðriksson Þór Akureyri
Sigtryggur Arnar Björnsson Skallagrímur
Róbert Sigurðsson Fjölnir
Illugi Auðunsson Valur
Tryggvi Hlinason Þór Akureyri
2014–15[14] Hlynur Hreinsson FSu
Ari Gylfason FSu
Hreinn Gunnar Birgisson Höttur
Fannar Freyr Helgason ÍA
Örn Sigurðarson Hamar
...
2009–10[15] Sævar Haraldsson Haukar
Baldur Þór Ragnarsson Þór Þorlákshöfn
Hörður Hreiðarsson Valur
Valur Óðinn Ásgeirsson Þór Akureyri
Grétar Erlendsson Þór Þorlákshöfn
2008–09[16] Marvin Valdimarsson Hamar
Svavar Páll Pálsson Hamar
Ægir Þór Steinarsson Fjölnir
Haukur Helgi Pálsson Fjölnir
Sveinn Ómar Sveinsson Haukar
2007–08[17] Rúnar Ingi Erlingsson Breiðablik
Kristján Rúnar Sigurðsson Breiðablik
Árni Ragnarsson FSu
Steinar Kaldal Ármann
Sævar Sigurmundsson FSu

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Hverjir ná í Danny Shouse?". Vísir. 26 February 1980. Retrieved 2017-07-28. (in Icelandic)
  3. ^ "Loksins ósigur hjá Ármenningum". 21 January 1980. Retrieved 2017-07-29. (in Icelandic)
  4. ^ "Þór vann Ármann". Dagblaðið. 18 February 1980. Retrieved 2017-07-29. (in Icelandic)
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