Vestri (football club)

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Knattspyrnudeild Vestra, also known as Vestri, is the football department of the Vestri sport club and is based in Ísafjarðarbær, Iceland.[1]

Vestri
Full nameKnattspyrnudeild Vestra
Nickname(s)Djúpmenn
Founded1986; 34 years ago (1986), as Boltafélag Ísafjarðar
1988; 32 years ago (1988), as BÍ'88
2006; 14 years ago (2006)
as BÍ/Bolungarvík
2016; 4 years ago (2016)
as Vestri
GroundOlísvöllurinn, Ísafjörður
Capacity1,596
Manager(M) Bjarni Jóhannsson
League(M) 1. deild karla
2019(M) 2. deild karla, 2nd of 12

Men'sEdit

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1986 under the name Boltafélag Ísafjarðar, or BÍ for short. It first participate in the Icelandic tier-4 league, then known as 4. deild karla, that same year and their first coach was former Icelandic international player Björn Helgason. In 1988, Ísafjörður biggest club, Íþróttabandalag Ísafjarðar (ÍBÍ), folded after years of financial difficulties and most of their players moved over to BÍ who took over as the town's major football club. The club took up the name BÍ'88 to mark the new beginning and Jóhann Króknes Torfason was hired as the head coach. They won their group in 4. deild convincingly, scoring 46 goals while conceding only 3, with their biggest win being an 18–0 victory over Höfrungur. In the 4. deild playoff they came out on top and achieved promotion to 3. deild karla where they played the next three years. In 1991 the team achieved promotion to 2. deild karla after finishing as runner-up's in 3. deild. They played there for two years before being relegated back to 3. deild. After the 1996 season, the club withdrew from play due to financial difficulties.

From 2006 to 2016 the team fielded a joint team with Ungmennafélag Bolungarvíkur, called BÍ/Bolungarvík.[2] In 2008 the team was promoted to 2. deild karla[3] and in 2010 to 1. deild karla.[4] In October 2010 the team hired Guðjón Þórðarson as their manager.[5] In 2016 the club merged into Íþróttafélagið Vestri along with Skellur (Volleyball), Sundfélagið Vestri (Swim) and KFÍ (Basketball).[6][7][8]

On 21 September 2019, Vestri won a 7–0 victory against Tindastóll in the last game of the season and secured a promotion to the second-tier 1. deild karla.[9]

Current squadEdit

As of 13 June 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Robert Blakala
2   DF Miloš Ivanković
3   DF Friðrik Þórir Hjaltason
4   DF Rafael Jose Navarro Mendez
5   DF Ivo Öjhage
6   MF Daniel Osafo-Badu (vice-captain)
7   MF Zoran Plazonic
8   MF Daníel Agnar Ásgeirsson
9   FW Pétur Bjarnason (third-captain)
10   MF Ignacio Gil Echevarria
No. Position Player
14   MF Birkir Eydal
18   DF Hammed Obafemi Lawal
19   MF Sigurður Arnar Hannesson
20   FW Sigurður Grétar Benónýsson
21   MF Viktor Júlíusson
22   DF Elmar Atli Garðarsson (captain)
23   DF Isaac Freitas da Silva
25   FW Vladimir Tufegdzic
30   GK Brentton Muhammad
77   FW Sergine Modou Fall

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Ívar Breki Helgason (to Hörður Í.)
  MF Davíð Hjaltason (to Hörður Í.)
  MF Guðmundur Arnar Svavarsson (to Hörður Í.)
  MF Helgi Hrannar Guðmundsson (to Hörður Í.)

Player of the yearEdit

Year Winner
2006   Sigurgeir Sveinn Gíslason
2007   Pétur Geir Svavarsson
2008   Goran Vujic
2009   Óttar Kristinn Bjarnason
2010   Sigurgeir Sveinn Gíslason
 
Year Winner
2011   Þórður Ingason
2012   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason
2013   Hafsteinn Rúnar Helgason
2014   Matthías Króknes Jóhannsson
2015   Loic Cédric Mbang Ondo
 
Year Winner
2016   Ernir Bjarnason
2017   Daði Freyr Arnarsson
2018   Elmar Atli Garðarsson
2019   Zoran Plazonic

Top scorers by seasonEdit

Season Player League Total Goals Domestic League Domestic Cup
2019   Pétur Bjarnason 2. deild 12 7 5
2018   Pétur Bjarnason 2. deild 17 14 3
2017   Pétur Bjarnason 2. deild 6 6 0
2016   Sólon Breki Leifsson 2. deild 8 8 0
2015   Pape Mamadou Faye 1. deild 5 5 0
2014   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason 1. deild 11 7 4
2013   Ben Everson 1. deild 12 10 2
2012   Pétur Georg Markan 1. deild 8 5 3
2011   Tomi Ameobi 1. deild 12 11 1
2010   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason 2. deild 22 19 3
2009   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason 2. deild 8 8 0
  Goran Vujic 2. deild 8 8 0
2008   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason 3. deild 14 14 0
2007   Pétur Geir Svavarsson 3. deild 25 25 0
2006   Óttar Kristinn Bjarnason 3. deild 10 0 0
2005   Þröstur Pétursson 3. deild 4 4 0
2004   Hálfdán Daðason 3. deild 9 9 0
  Pétur Georg Markan 3. deild 9 9 0
2003   Pétur Georg Markan 3. deild 10 7 3
2002   Pétur Georg Markan 3. deild 4 4 0
1993   Djordje Tosic 1. deild 5 5 0
  Jóhann Þór Ævarsson 1. deild 5 5 0
1992   Jóhann Þór Ævarsson 1. deild 7 6 1

Players in bold are currently playing for Vestri.

Former notable playersEdit

Players who have played for Vestri (Boltafélag Ísafjarðar, BÍ'88 and BÍ/Bolungarvík) and earned international caps at senior level. Correct as of 14 January 2020.

Nat. Player Date of birth Current club Position International career
  James Charles Mack (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 31)   Hamilton Wanderers Forward 2018–present
  Andri Rúnar Bjarnason (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 29)   1. FC Kaiserslautern Forward 2018–present
  Loïc Cédric Mbang Ondo (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 29)   Kórdrengir Defender 2017–present
  Emil Pálsson (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 27)   Sandefjord Midfielder 2016–present
  Brentton Muhammad (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 29)   Vestri Goalkeeper 2014–present
  Matthías Vilhjálmsson (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 33)   Vålerenga Forward 2009–present
  Gilles Mbang Ondo (1985-10-10) 10 October 1985 (age 34)   Þróttur V. Forward 2007–present
  Nigel Quashie (1978-07-20) 20 July 1978 (age 41) retired Midfielder 2004–06

Managerial historyEdit

Dates[2] Name Notes
1986   Björn Helgason
1987   Jakob Ólason
1988   Jóhann Króknes Torfason
1989   Örnólfur Oddsson Player-manager
1990   Jóhann Króknes Torfason
1991–1992   Ámundi Sigmundsson Player-manager
1993   Helgi Helgason
1994   Einar Friðþjófsson
1995   Björn Ingimarsson Fired midway through season
1995   Örnólfur Oddsson Interim player-manager
1996   Ómar Torfason Player-manager
2002–2004   Haukur Benediktsson Player-manager
2005   Örnólfur Oddsson
2006–2007   Jónas Leifur Sigursteinsson
2008   Slobodan Milisic
2009   Dragan Kazic
2010   Alfreð Elías Jóhannsson Player-manager
2011   Guðjón Þórðarson
2012–2014   Jörundur Áki Sveinsson
2015   Jón Hálfdán Pétursson
2016   Ásgeir Guðmundsson
2017   Daniel Osafo-Badu Player-manager
2017–   Bjarni Jóhannsson

HonoursEdit

Women'sEdit

HistoryEdit

After ÍBÍ women's team folded after the 1988 season, a women's team was founded under BÍ's name. They won the then second-tier 2. deild kvenna in 1989 but withdrew from the top-tier 1. deild kvenna prior to the 1990 season and did not field a team again until 1992.[2] The team last played during the 2015 season in the second-tier 1. deild kvenna when it fielded a joint team with Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur under the name ÍR/BÍ/Bolungarvík.[10]

Player of the yearEdit

Year Winner
2006   Karítas Sigurlaug Ingimarsdóttir
2012   Silja Runólfsdóttir
2013   Hildur Hálfdánardóttir
2014   Hildur Hálfdánardóttir

Former notable playersEdit

Players who have played for Vestri (Boltafélag Ísafjarðar, BÍ'88 and BÍ/Bolungarvík) and earned international caps at senior level. Correct as of 20 March 2019.

Nat. Player Date of birth Current club Position International career
  Stella Hjaltadóttir (1967-06-23) 23 June 1967 (age 53) retired Defender 1987

Managerial historyEdit

Dates[2] Name Notes
1989   Rúnar Guðmundsson
1992   Björn Helgason
1993   Örnólfur Oddsson
2000   Dögg Lára Sigurgeirsdóttir Player-manager
2006   Tómas Emil Guðmundsson
2007   Sigþór Snorrason
2012–2014   Jónas Leifur Sigursteinsson
2015   Halldór Þorvaldur Halldórsson As ÍR/BÍ/Bolungarvík

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vestri – Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Sigurður Pétursson (2017). Knattspyrnusaga Ísfirðinga. Púkamót, félag. ISBN 978-9935-24-189-4.
  3. ^ "BÍ Bolungarvík tryggði sér sæti í 2. deild". Vísir.is. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  4. ^ "BÍ/Bolungarvík komið upp í 1. deild". Vísir.is. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  5. ^ "Guðjón þjálfar BÍ/Bolungarvík". Vísir.is.
  6. ^ "Vestri ræður ríkjum á Vestfjörðum". mbl.is. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. ^ "/ Fréttir / Íþróttafélagið Vestri". Hsv.is. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  8. ^ "Vestri kemur í stað BÍ/Bolungarvíkur – Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  9. ^ Guðmundur Aðalsteinn Ásgeirsson (21 September 2019). "Bjarni Jó: Það verður mikið stuð fyrir vestan". Fótbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  10. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (18 May 2015). "ÍR og BÍ/Bolungarvík með sameiginlegt lið". fotbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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