Fjölnir women's basketball

The Fjölnir women's basketball team, commonly known as Fjölnir, represents Ungmennafélagið Fjölnir multi-sport club and is based in Grafarvogur, Reykjavík. As of the 2018–2019 season it plays in the Icelandic 1. deild kvenna.

Ungmennafélagið Fjölnir
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild kvenna
Founded2005
HistoryFjölnir (2005–present)
ArenaDalhús
LocationGrafarvogur, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, yellow
   
PresidentGuðlaug Karlsdóttir
Head coachHalldór Karl Þórisson
Websitefjolnir.is

HistoryEdit

Fjölnir played in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild kvenna from 2007 to 2009 and 2010 to 2013.[1] It won its first Úrvalsdeild victory on 3 November 2007.[2] On 2 March 2019, the team won the 1. deild kvenna for the third time in its history.[3] It face Grindavík in the promotion playoffs for a seat in the Úrvalsdeild where it lost 0-3.[4] After the 2019-2020 season was discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland, Fjölnir was appointed the winner of 1. deild kvenna, due to being in top place at the time, and promoted to the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[5] Fjölnir finished the 2020–21 season with a 14-7 record and secured a spot in the Úrvalsdeild playoffs for the first time in its history.[6][7]

Titles and awardsEdit

TitlesEdit

1. deild kvenna[8]

  • Winners (2): 2007, 2010, 2019, 2020

Individual awardsEdit

Notable playersEdit

CoachesEdit

  • 2007 Nemanja Sovic
  • 2007–2008 Gréta María Grétarsdóttir
  • 2008–2009 Patrick Oliver
  • 2009–2010 Eggert Maríuson
  • 2010 Bjarni Magnússon and Örvar Þór Kristjánsson
  • 2011–2012 Bragi Magnússon
  • 2012–2013 Ágúst Jensson
  • 2013–2015 Pétur Már Sigurðsson
  • 2015–2018 Sævaldur Bjarnason
  • 2018–present Halldór Karl Þórisson

Source 1 Source 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Þjálfarasaga úrvalsdeildar kvenna í körfubolta". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (3 November 2007). "Fyrsti sigur Fjölnis í efstu deild kvenna frá upphafi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ Ólafur Þór Jónsson (2 March 2019). "Fjölnir deildarmeistarar í 1. deild kvenna". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (10 April 2019). "Grindavík í Dominos-deildina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Engir Íslandsmeistarar í körfubolta - Valur og Stjarnan unnu deildirnar". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 18 March 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  6. ^ Andri Már Eggertsson (28 April 2021). "Halldór Karl: Frábært að hafa tryggt okkur sæti í úrslitakeppninni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  7. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (17 May 2021). "Fyrsti leikur í úrslitakeppni í Dalhúsum í meira en fimmtán ár". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  8. ^ 1. deild kvenna
  9. ^ Viðurkenningar - Besti ungi leikmaður úrvalsdeildar kvenna

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