2017 Faroe Islands Premier League
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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.
|Dates||12 March – 20 October 2017|
|Goals scored||429 (3.18 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Adeshina Lawal|
|Biggest home win||KÍ 6–0 EB/Streymur|
|Biggest away win||07 Vestur 0–7 NSÍ Runavík|
|Highest scoring||B36 3–5 Víkingur Gøta|
2018 →All statistics correct as of 21 October 2017.
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.
|07 Vestur||Sørvágur||á Dungasandi||500|
|NSÍ Runavík||Runavík||Við Løkin||2,000|
|TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn||Trongisvágur||Við Stórá||4,000|
|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||KÍ||27||14||10||3||50||26||+24||52||Qualification for the Europa League preliminary round|
|4||NSÍ Runavík||27||13||7||7||57||35||+22||46||Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]|
|10||ÍF (R)||27||3||3||21||23||73||−50||12||Relegation to 1. deild[b]|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Positions by roundEdit
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.
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
Additional home gamesEdit
|Páll Klettskarð||KÍ Klaksvík|