Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag, commonly known as KÍ, is a Faroese semi-professional football club based in Klaksvík. The club was founded in 1904 and is one of the most successful Faroese football clubs, having won the Faroe Islands Premier League 17 times and the Faroe Islands Cup 6 times. The club wears blue and white and plays its matches in the Við Djúpumýrar stadium.
|Full name||Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag|
|Founded||24 August 1904|
|Capacity||2,600 (530 seated)|
|Manager||Mikkjal Thomassen |
|2018||Betri Deildin, 4th|
KÍ won the inaugural edition of Faroese top tier football in 1942. In 1992 KÍ Klaksvík participated for the first time on a European stage, competing in the Champions League preliminary round against Skonto Riga of Latvia, where they lost 6–1 on aggregate.
By winning the double in 1999, KÍ reached a total of 17 league titles, a record at the time. KÍ hasn't won any league titles since then, and although it held the honour of having won the most league titles since 1950s, it was surpassed by HB.
In the 2010 season, KÍ started out slow, but they ended the season on a high note and secured a place to return to the flight of Faroese football in the 2011 season, on the last day of the season.
In the 2011 season, KÍ played some very attractive attacking football under the guidance of manager Aleksandar Đorđević. KÍ ended the season in a respectable 5. position. After the season Icelander Páll H. Guðlaugsson was appointed as manager.
In the 2012 season, KÍ continued to climb the table and ended in 4. position. The team was the most potent attacking side scoring an amazing 59 goals in only 27 matches. Páll Klettskarð scored 22 goals and was joint top-scorer in the Effo league. In the buildup to the 2013 season Atli Danielsen and Meinhardt Joensen were signed.
In the 2013 season, KÍ reached the semi-final of the cup and finished in a disappointed 8 place. Ndende Adama Guéye was signed after the season.
For the 2015 season, KÍ hired a new manager, Mikkjal Thomassen. The new manager implemented a new system, foreign to most of the players. KÍ experienced a difficult start to the season. Later in the first half of the season, the team was playing attractive, free-flowing attacking football, whilst climbing the table.
- As of 3 July 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former playersEdit
|UEFA Champions League||4||0||0||4||1||11|
|UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League||20||3||6||11||19||41|
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||2||1||0||1||3||6|
|1992–93||UEFA Champions League||PR||Skonto||1–3||0–3||1–6|
|1995–96||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||Maccabi Haifa||3–2||0–4||3–6|
|1999–2000||UEFA Cup||QR||Grazer AK||0–5||0–4||0–9|
|2000–01||UEFA Champions League||1QR||Crvena Zvezda||0–3||0–2||0–5|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||1QR||AIK||0–0||0–5||0–5|
|2018–19||UEFA Europa League||PR||Birkirkara||2–1||1–1||3–2|
|2019–20||UEFA Europa League||PR||Tre Fiori||5−1||4–0||9–1|
- PR: Preliminary round
- QR: Qualifying round
- 1QR: First qualifying round
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