2017 Faroe Islands Premier League

The 2017 Faroe Islands Premier League (also known as Effodeildin for sponsorship reasons) was the 75th season of top-tier football in the Faroe Islands. Víkingur Gøta successfully defended their first Faroese title from the previous season. The season began on 12 March 2017 and ended on 20 October 2017.

Faroe Islands Premier League
Season2017
Dates12 March – 20 October 2017
ChampionsVíkingur Gøta
RelegatedÍF
Champions LeagueVíkingur
Europa League
B36
NSÍ
Matches played135
Goals scored429 (3.18 per match)
Top goalscorerNigeria Adeshina Lawal
Biggest home win 6–0 EB/Streymur
Biggest away win07 Vestur 0–7 NSÍ Runavík
Highest scoringB36 3–5 Víkingur Gøta
2016
2018
All statistics correct as of 21 October 2017.

TeamsEdit

Locations of the 2017 Faroe Islands Premier League teams

The bottom two teams from the 2016 season, B68 Toftir and AB, were relegated to the 2017 1. deild. They were replaced by EB/Streymur and 07 Vestur, champions and runners-up of the 2016 1. deild respectively.

Prior to the start of the 2017 season, TB were merged with the other two clubs from the island of Suðuroy: FC Suðuroy and Royn Hvalba. The new club will get a new name for the 2018 season, but for the 2017 season the club will be called TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn.[1]

Team City Stadium Capacity
07 Vestur Sørvágur á Dungasandi 500
B36 Tórshavn Tórshavn Gundadalur 5,000
EB/Streymur Streymnes Við Margáir 2,000
HB Tórshavn Gundadalur 5,000
ÍF Fuglafjørður Í Fløtugerði 3,000
Klaksvík Við Djúpumýrar 4,000
NSÍ Runavík Runavík Við Løkin 2,000
Skála Skála Undir Mýruhjalla 1,500
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn Trongisvágur Við Stórá 4,000
Víkingur Gøta Norðragøta Sarpugerði 3,000

Source: Scoresway

 
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn (in green) playing their first match, which was in the first round of Effodeildin against ÍF Fuglafjørður.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Víkingur Gøta (C) 27 15 7 5 62 33 +29 52 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 27 14 10 3 50 26 +24 52 Qualification for the Europa League preliminary round
3 B36 Tórshavn 27 13 9 5 62 39 +23 48
4 NSÍ Runavík 27 13 7 7 57 35 +22 46 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
5 HB 27 10 9 8 43 31 +12 39
6 Skála 27 8 9 10 31 40 −9 33
7 EB/Streymur 27 9 5 13 34 49 −15 32
8 TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn 27 8 5 14 31 45 −14 29
9 07 Vestur 27 8 4 15 37 59 −22 28
10 ÍF (R) 27 3 3 21 23 73 −50 12 Relegation to 1. deild[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 21 October 2017. Source: Faroe Soccer (in Faroese), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ NSÍ Runavík qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2017 Faroe Islands Cup.
  2. ^ 07 Vestur was not relegated to 1. deild because Víkingur II ended as runners-up and reserve teams cannot play in the first division.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
Víkingur Gøta631121122221111111111111111
763333211112222233322232322
B36 Tórshavn357585664466544444443323233
NSÍ Runavík588854433333333322234444444
HB124446556544666555555555555
Skála ÍF87910109897889878887887766766
EB/Streymur49679101088777787766778878887
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn212212345655455678666687678
07 Vestur101010967779998999999999999999*
ÍF94567891010101010101010101010101010101010101010
Source:[citation needed]
Notes: * 07 Vestur could not be relegated, because there was only one team from 1. deild which could be promoted. Number two and three in 1. deild already have a team in Effodeildin, and B68 which don't have a team in Effodeildin was number four in 1. deild, which is not enough in order to be promoted to Effodeildin.

ResultsEdit

Each team plays three times (either twice at home and once away or once at home and twice away) against every other team for a total of 27 matches each.

Regular home gamesEdit

Home \ Away 07V B36 EBS HB ÍF NSÍ SKÁ TBF VÍK
07 Vestur 4–3 2–2 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–7 1–1 0–1 2–4
B36 Tórshavn 4–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 3–5
EB/Streymur 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–4 2–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–5
HB 2–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 2–1 4–1 1–2 2–1 2–2
ÍF 0–1 1–5 3–1 0–0 1–4 0–3 0–1 0–4 1–1
1–0 1–5 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 1–1
NSÍ Runavík 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–1
Skála 0–1 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–2
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn 3–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–0 0–3
Víkingur Gøta 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 4–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2017. Source: Faroe Soccer (in Faroese)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Additional home gamesEdit

Home \ Away 07V B36 EBS HB ÍF NSÍ SKÁ TBF VÍK
07 Vestur 1–1 2–3 5–0 3–1
B36 Tórshavn 2–0 4–2 1–3 2–0
EB/Streymur 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–1
HB 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–2
ÍF 1–5 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–5
6–0 0–0 4–0 3–1
NSÍ Runavík 3–2 2–3 3–4 2–1
Skála 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2
Víkingur Gøta 3–1 4–2 0–0 4–0 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2017. Source: Faroe Soccer (in Faroese)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Adeshina Lawal Víkingur 17
2   Klæmint Olsen NSÍ 16
  Patrik Johannesen B36
4   Sølvi Vatnhamar Víkingur 11
  Páll Klettskarð KÍ Klaksvík
6   Búi Egilsson TB/FCS/Royn 10
  Aleksandar Stankov HB
  Albert Adu
  Michal Przybylski Skála

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn". Eurosport. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Meistaradeildin 2017 – Season rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2017.