1. deild karla (football)

1. deild karla, known as Lengjudeild karla (The Lengja League) for sponsorship reasons, is a football league in Iceland. It is the second highest professional level in the Icelandic football league system. The league was founded in 1955 and current champions are ÍA. The league was expanded to 12 teams for the 2007 season, after having only 10 teams for many years. Since 2008 the top three divisions have all had 12 teams.

1. deild karla
Founded1997; 25 years ago (1997)
1955 (as 2. deild karla)
Country Iceland
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toBesta deild karla
Relegation to2. deild karla
Domestic cup(s)Bikarkeppni karla
League Cup
Current championsFram
(5th title)
(2021)
Most championshipsBreiðablik (6 titles)
Þróttur R.
WebsiteKSÍ.is
Current: 2022

Current clubs (2022)Edit

Team Location Stadium 2020 season 2021 season
Afturelding Mosfellsbær Varmárvöllur 8th 10th
Fjölnir Reykjavík (Grafarvogur) Extra völlurinn Úrvalsdeild, 12th 3rd
Fylkir Reykjavík Floridana völlurinn
Grindavík Grindavík Grindavíkurvöllur 4th 7th
Grótta Seltjarnarnes Vivaldivöllurinn Úrvalsdeild, 11th 6th
HK Kópavogur Kórinn
Kórdrengir Reykjavík Framvöllur 2. deild, 1st 4th
KV Reykjavík (Vesturbær) KV Park
Selfoss Selfoss JÁVERK völlurinn 2. deild, 2nd 8th
Vestri Ísafjörður Torfnesvöllur 7th 5th
Þróttur V. Vogar Vogaídýfuvöllur
Þór Akureyri Þórsvöllur 5th 9th

HistoryEdit

Championship historyEdit

Number of titles by clubEdit

Team Titles First title Last title
Þróttur R. 6 1958 1997
Breiðablik 6 1970 2005
Keflavík 5 1957 2020
Fram 5 1966 2021
Víkingur R. 5 1969 2010
ÍBA 4 1955 1972
ÍBV 4 1967 2008
ÍA 4 1968 2018
FH 4 1974 2000
Fylkir 4 1992 2017
ÍBH 2 1956 1960
KA 2 1980 2016
Grindavík 2 1994 2007
Þór 2 2001 2012
Valur 2 2002 2004
ÍBÍ 1 1961 1961
KR 1 1978 1978
Völsungur 1 1986 1986
Stjarnan 1 1989 1989
Víðir 1 1990 1990
Selfoss 1 2009 2009
Fjölnir 1 2013 2013
Leiknir R. 1 2014 2014
Víkingur Ó. 1 2015 2015
Grótta 1 2019 2019

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