2020 Úrvalsdeild

The 2020 Úrvalsdeild karla, also known as Pepsi-deild karla for sponsorship reasons, was the 109th season of top-flight Icelandic football. Twelve teams contested the league, including the defending champions KR, who won their 27th league title in 2019.[1]

Úrvalsdeild karla (Pepsi-deildin)
Season2020
Dates13 June – 31 October 2020
ChampionsValur
RelegatedGrótta
Fjölnir
Champions LeagueValur
Europa Conference LeagueFH
Stjarnan
Breiðablik
Matches played107
Top goalscorerSteven Lennon
(17 goals)
Biggest home winValur 6–0 Grótta
(4 Oct 2020)
Biggest away winVíkingur Reykjavík 1–5 Valur
(8 July 2020)
Stjarnan 1–5 Valur
(21 Sept 2020)
Highest scoringKR 4–5 Valur
(26 August 2020)
Longest winning run10 matches
Valur
Longest unbeaten run14 matches
Valur
Longest winless run18 matches
Fjölnir
Longest losing run4 matches
Fjölnir
2019
2021

The season was scheduled to begin on 22 April 2020 and conclude on 26 September 2020, however this was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition was suspended on 7 October and abandoned on 30 October 2020.[2] The standings based on the average number of points per matches played for each team were considered final and used to determine the champions, European spots and relegation.[3]

TeamsEdit

The 2020 Úrvalsdeild is contested by twelve teams, ten of which played in the division the previous year and two teams promoted from 1. deild karla. The bottom two teams from the previous season, Grindavík and ÍBV, were relegated to the 2020 1. deild karla and were replaced by Grótta and Fjölnir, champions and runners-up of the 2019 1. deild karla respectively.

Club informationEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Breiðablik Kópavogur Kópavogsvöllur 3,009[4]
FH Hafnarfjörður Kaplakriki 6,450[5]
Fjölnir Reykjavík (Grafarvogur) Extra völlurinn 1,030
Fylkir Reykjavík Floridana völlurinn 1,854[6]
Grótta Seltjarnarnes Vivaldivöllurinn 1,050
KA Akureyri Akureyrarvöllur 1,645[7]
KR Reykjavík Alvogenvöllurinn 3,333[8]
HK Kópavogur Kórinn 1,452[9]
ÍA Akranes Norðurálsvöllurinn 3,054[10]
Stjarnan Garðabær Samsung völlurinn 1,440[7]
Valur Reykjavík Valsvöllur 2,465[11]
Víkingur R. Reykjavík Víkingsvöllur 1,848[12]

Personnel and kitsEdit

[13]

Team Manager Assistant Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Breiðablik   Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson   Halldór Árnason   Höskuldur Gunnlaugsson   Errea Vörður
FH   Logi Ólafsson
  Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen
  Guðlaugur Baldursson   Björn Daníel Sverrisson   Nike Actavis
Fjölnir   Ásmundur Arnarsson   Gunnar Már Guðmundsson   Hans Viktor Guðmundsson   Hummel vita
Fylkir   Atli Sveinn Þórarinsson
  Ólafur Stígsson
  Ólafur Ingi Skúlason   Ragnar Bragi Sveinsson   Macron Wurth
Eykt
Grótta   Ágúst Gylfason   Guðmundur Steinarsson   Sigurvin Reynisson   Errea Hyundai
HK   Brynjar Björn Gunnarsson   Viktor Bjarki Arnarsson   Leifur Andri Leifsson   Macron MótX
ÍA   Jóhannes Karl Guðjónsson   Arnar Snær Guðmundsson
  Ingimar Elí Hlynsson
  Árni Snær Ólafsson   Errea Norðurál
KA   Arnar Grétarsson   Pétur Heiðar Kristjánsson
  Hallgrímur Jónasson
  Almarr Ormarsson   Errea N1
KR   Rúnar Kristinsson   Bjarni Guðjónsson   Óskar Örn Hauksson   Nike Alvogen
Stjarnan   Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson
  Ólafur Jóhannesson
None   Alex Þór Hauksson   Uhlsport Tryggingamiðstöðin
Valur   Heimir Guðjónsson   Srdjan Tufegdzic   Haukur Páll Sigurðsson   Macron Bose
Víkingur R.   Arnar Gunnlaugsson   Hajrudin Cardaklija
  Einar Guðnason
  Sölvi Ottesen   Macron TVG-Zimsen

Managerial changesEdit

[13]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Valur   Ólafur Jóhannesson End of contract 28 September 2019 Pre-season   Heimir Guðjónsson 2 October 2019
Fylkir   Helgi Sigurðsson Resigned 28 September 2019   Atli Sveinn Þórarinsson &   Ólafur Stígsson 15 October 2019
Breiðablik   Ágúst Gylfason Sacked 28 September 2019   Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson 5 October 2019
Grótta   Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson Left for Breiðablik 5 October 2019   Ágúst Gylfason 17 October 2019
Stjarnan   Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson Co-manager hired 6 November 2019   Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson &   Ólafur Jóhannesson 6 November 2019
KA   Óli Stefán Flóventsson Sacked 15 July 2020 11th   Arnar Grétarsson 15 July 2020
FH   Ólafur Kristjánsson Left for Esbjerg fB 16 July 2020 8th   Logi Ólafsson &   Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen 16 July 2020

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PPG Qualification or relegation
1 Valur (C) 18 14 2 2 50 17 +33 44 2.44 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 FH 18 11 3 4 37 23 +14 36 2.00 Qualification for the Europa Conference League first qualifying round
3 Stjarnan 17 8 7 2 27 20 +7 31 1.82
4 Breiðablik 18 9 4 5 37 27 +10 31 1.72
5 KR 17 8 4 5 30 21 +9 28 1.65
6 Fylkir 18 9 1 8 27 30 −3 28 1.56
7 KA 18 3 12 3 20 21 −1 21 1.17
8 ÍA 18 6 3 9 39 43 −4 21 1.17
9 HK 18 5 5 8 29 36 −7 20 1.11
10 Víkingur Reykjavík 18 3 8 7 25 30 −5 17 0.94
11 Grótta (R) 18 1 5 12 15 43 −28 8 0.44 Relegation to 1. deild karla
12 Fjölnir (R) 18 0 6 12 15 40 −25 6 0.33
Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points per game; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Play-off (only for deciding champion); 9) Draw.[14]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Each team was originally scheduled to play home and away once against every other team for a total of 22 games each.[15]

Home \ Away VAL FH BRE STJ FYL KR ÍA KA HK VIK GRÓ FJO
Valur 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–4 1–0 1–0 2–0 6–0
FH 1–4 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Breiðablik 1–2 3–3 2–1 4–1 0–2 5–3 1–1 3–0 3–1
Stjarnan 1–5 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–0
Fylkir 1–4 0–1 1–1 0–3 4–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–0
KR 4–5 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 4–1 0–3 2–0 1–1 2–2
ÍA 2–4 0–4 1–2 3–2 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0
KA 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1
HK 0–4 2–3 1–0 2–3 1–1 3–2 0–2 3–0 3–1
Víkingur Reykjavík 1–5 4–1 2–4 0–2 6–2 2–2 1–1 1–1
Grótta 0–3 0–1 0–2 0–4 2–4 4–4 1–1 2–2
Fjölnir 1–3 0–3 1–4 1–4 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–3
Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[16]
1   Steven Lennon FH 17
2   Patrick Pedersen Valur 14
3   Thomas Mikkelsen Breiðablik 13
4   Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson ÍA 12
5   Óttar Magnús Karlsson Víkingur Reykjavik 9
6   Valdimar Þór Ingimundarson Fylkir 8
  Stefán Teitur Þórðarson ÍA
8   Aron Bjarnason Valur 7
  Hilmar Árni Halldórsson Stjarnan
  Sigurður Egill Lárusson Valur
  Pablo Punyed Víkingur Reykjavík

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