Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar

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Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar, abbreviated KA, is an Icelandic multi-sport club based in Akureyri in the north of Iceland.[1] The club was founded in 1928. The football team currently plays in Úrvalsdeild and have won the top flight once in 1989.

KA
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Full nameKnattspyrnufélag Akureyrar
Short nameKA
Founded1928; 93 years ago (1928)
GroundAkureyrarvöllur,
Akureyri
Capacity2,000
ChairmanHjörvar Maronsson
ManagerArnar Grétarsson
LeagueÚrvalsdeild
2021Úrvalsdeild, 7th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Departments of
Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar
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Football (Men's) Football (Women's) Handball (Men's)
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Handball (Women's) Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's)
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Tennis Badminton Judo

ClubEdit

The club offers various sports including football, handball, judo, volleyball and racket sports. Its main rival is another sports club in Akureyri, Þór Akureyri. The two clubs merged to form ÍB Akureyri from 1928 to 1974. Before the 2006–2007 Icelandic handball season, they merged their handball clubs to form Akureyri Handboltafélag. In 2017, KA left the partnership and reinstated the KA Handball section.

Men's footballEdit

They have once been the Icelandic champions, in 1989 after a tough fight against FH (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar). FH were in the lead until their final match, against already relegated team Fylkir. FH lost and KA obtained the title for the first time in their history.

KA currently play at Akureyrarvöllur and have their training ground at KA-Heimilið.

Current squadEdit

As of 8 November 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   ISL Haukur Heiðar Hauksson
4 MF   ESP Rodrigo Gomes Mateo
6 DF   ISL Hallgrímur Jónasson (captain)
5 DF   ISL Ívar Örn Árnason
7 MF   ISL Almarr Ormarsson
9 FW   ISL Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson
10 FW   ISL Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson
11 FW   ISL Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson
12 GK   BIH Kristijan Jajalo
13 MF   ISL Ottó Björn Óðinsson
14 MF   ISL Andri Fannar Stefánsson
16 DF   ISL Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   ISL Ýmir Már Geirsson
19 DF   ISL Birgir Baldvinsson
22 DF   ISL Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson
23 FW   ISL Steinþór Freyr Þorsteinsson
21 FW   ISL Nökkvi Þeyr Þórisson
29 MF   ISL Adam Örn Guðmundsson
30 MF   ISL Sveinn Margeir Hauksson
49 FW   ISL Þorri Mar Þórisson
77 MF   ISL Bjarni Aðalsteinsson
? MF   BEL Sebastiaan Brebels
? DF   BEL Jonathan Hendrickx
? MF   ISL Daníel Hafsteinsson

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   ISL Gunnar Örvar Stefánsson (at St. Andrews until May 2021)
25 MF   ISL Angantýr Máni Gautason (at Dalvík/Reynir until 16 October 2020)
8 FW   ISL Áki Sölvason (at Dalvík/Reynir until 16 October 2020)

European recordEdit

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA European Cup 2 1 0 1 1 3
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 0 2 0 2 2
UEFA Cup Winners Cup 2 0 0 2 1 14
Total 6 1 2 3 4 19

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Opponents 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
1970–1971 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Zürich 1–7 0–7 1–14  
1990–1991 UEFA European Cup 1R   CSKA Sofia 1–0 0–3 1–3  
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   FK Sloboda Tuzla 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.) 2–2 (3–2 p)  
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary Round
  • 1R: First round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Recent historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1987 Úrvalsdeild 6 18 5 6 7 18 17 21 Fourth round
1988 Úrvalsdeild 4 18 8 3 7 31 29 27 Fourth round
1989 Úrvalsdeild 1 18 9 7 2 29 15 34 Fourth round
1990 Úrvalsdeild 8 18 5 1 12 18 28 16 Fourth round European Cup
1991 Úrvalsdeild 6 18 7 4 7 21 23 25 Fourth round
1992 Úrvalsdeild  10 18 3 4 11 18 33 13 Final Relegated to the 1.deild
1993 1.deild 4 18 9 2 7 31 22 29 Fourth round
1994 1.deild 8 18 5 3 10 26 34 18 Third round
1995 1.deild 3 18 7 6 5 26 25 27 Second round
1996 1.deild 4 18 7 5 6 36 33 26 Quarter-finals
1997 1.deild 7 18 4 6 8 24 31 18 Fourth round
1998 1.deild 7 18 7 4 7 24 28 25 Third round
1999 1.deild 6 18 6 5 7 24 24 23 Second round
2000 1.deild 3 18 10 4 4 38 23 34 Fourth round
2001 1.deild   2 18 11 4 3 43 21 37 Final Promoted to the Úrvalsdeild
2002 Úrvalsdeild 4 18 6 7 5 18 19 25 Semi-finals
2003 Úrvalsdeild 8 18 6 4 8 29 27 22 Semi-finals UEFA Intertoto Cup
2004 Úrvalsdeild   10 18 4 3 11 13 30 15 Final Relegated to the 1.deild
2005 1. deild 3 18 10 4 4 40 20 34 Fourth round
2006 1. deild 6 18 6 3 9 22 25 21 Quarter-finals
2007 1. deild 11 22 5 4 13 14 45 19 Third round
2008 1. deild 4 22 9 5 8 31 27 32 Third round
2009 1. deild 5 22 10 5 7 32 24 35 Fourth round
2010 1. deild 9 22 6 6 10 29 43 24 Quarter-finals
2011 1. deild 8 22 9 2 11 32 40 29 Third round
2012 1. deild 4 22 9 6 7 34 30 33 Fourth round
2013 1. deild 6 22 9 5 8 38 31 32 Second round
2014 1. deild 8 22 8 7 7 42 33 31 Third round
2015 1. deild 3 22 12 5 5 42 22 41 Semi-final
2016 1. deild   1 22 16 3 3 42 16 51 Third round Promoted to the Úrvalsdeild
2017 Úrvalsdeild 7 22 7 8 7 37 31 29 Third round
2018 Úrvalsdeild 7 22 7 7 8 36 34 28 Fourth round
2019 Úrvalsdeild 5 22 9 4 9 34 34 31 Fourth round
2020 Úrvalsdeild 7 18 3 12 3 20 21 21 Fourth round *Season not completed due to COVID-19

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Trophies and achievementsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Player of the SeasonEdit

 
Haukur Heiðar Hauksson, two-time winner of the award
 
Guðmann Þórisson, won the award in 2016
Season Name Nationality Position Ref.
2004 Sandor Matus   Hungary Goalkeeper
2005 Pálmi Rafn Pálmason   Iceland Midfielder
2006 Janez Vrenko   Slovenia Defender
2007 Þorvaldur Sveinn Guðbjörnsson   Iceland Defender
2008 Arnar Már Guðjónsson   Iceland Midfielder
2009 Haukur Heiðar Hauksson   Iceland Defender
2010 Sandor Matus (2)   Hungary Goalkeeper
2011 Haukur Heiðar Hauksson (2)   Iceland Defender
2012 Gunnar Valur Gunnarsson   Iceland Defender
2013 Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson   Iceland Midfielder
2014 Srdjan Rajkovic   Serbia Goalkeeper
2015 Callum Williams   England Defender
2016 Guðmann Þórisson   Iceland Defender
2017 Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson (2)   Iceland Midfielder
2018 Callum Williams (2)   England Defender
2019 Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson   Iceland Forward
2020 Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason   Iceland Defender

Overall most appearancesEdit

Rank Nationality Name Years Appearances[3]
1   Sandor Matus 2004–13 231
2   Hallgrímur M. Steingrímsson 2009-14, 2016- 229
3   Dean Martin 1995-97, 1999–04, 2008–10 214
4   Steingrímur Örn Eiðsson 1997-07 168
5   Bjarni Jónsson 1987-97 166
6   Þorvaldur M. Sigbjörnsson 1992-96, 1999–03, 2007 160
7   Davíð Rúnar Bjarnason 2008-2017 152
8   Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson 2014- 152
9   Hreinn Hringsson 2000-06 144
10   Almarr Ormarsson 2005-2008, 2016–2017, 2019- 139

Overall top scorersEdit

Rank Nationality Name Years Goals[4]
1   Hreinn Hringsson 2000-06 73
2   Hallgrímur M. Steingrímsson 2009-14, 2016- 66
3   Þorvaldur M. Sigbjörnsson 1992-96, 1999–03, 2007 61
4   Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson 2015– 51
5   David Disztl 2009–2010, 2012 32
6   Ævar Ingi Jóhannesson 2011–15 28
7   Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson 2016– 26
8   Þorvaldur Örlygsson 1984–89, 2000–03 25
9   Jóhann Helgason 2002–05, 2012, 2014–15 24
10   Höskuldur Þórhallsson 1993–98 21
  Dean Martin 1995-97, 1999–04, 2008–10 21
  Bjarni Jónsson 1987-97 21

Managerial HistoryEdit

KitEdit

Period Kit manufacturer
1975–78 Adidas
1979 Hummel
1980-1981 Puma
1982–83 Hummel
1984–98 Adidas
1999-2002 Puma
2003 Henson
2004–2014 Hummel
2015–2019 Diadora
2020– Erreà

Women's FootballEdit

Since 1999, KA has fielded a joint women's team with neighbouring club Þór Akureyri under the name Þór/KA in the top-level league Úrvalsdeild. In 2006 the team finished 7th of 8 teams, 8th/9 in 2007, the reaching a good 4th/10 in 2008 and then bettering those results with 3rd/10 in 2009 and a second-place finish in 2010. As Iceland was in the top 8 leagues of UEFA,[5] those second place was enough to qualify for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League.[6] The team entered in the round of 32 but lost 14–2 on aggregate to German team Turbine Potsdam.

In 2010 the team also went to the semi-finals in the Icelandic cup, losing to the eventual winner Valur.[7] In 1989 and 2013 they lost the cup final.

In 2012 Þór/KA finished first in the Úrvalsdeild and secured its first ever Icelandic championship.[8]

On September 29, 2017, the club secured its second national championship by defeating FH, in the last game of the season, 2–0 with goals from Sandra Jessen and Sandra Stephany Mayor.[9]

Trophies and achievementsEdit

  1. As Þór/KA
  2. As KA

HandballEdit

Men's handballEdit

Trophies and achievementsEdit

Women's handballEdit

Trophies and achievementsEdit

VolleyballEdit

Trophies and achievementsEdit

Men's volleyballEdit

  • Icelandic Championships:
    •   Gold medal: 1989, 1991, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019
  • Icelandic Cup:
    • Champions: 1991, 1992, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Icelandic League Cup:
    • Champions: 1989, 1991, 1994, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019

Women's volleyballEdit

  • Icelandic Championships:
    •   Gold medal: 2019
  • Icelandic Cup:
    • Champions: 2019
  • Icelandic League Cup:
    • Champions: 2019

Club officialsEdit

As of 25 July 2020[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lög Knattspyrnufélags Akureyrar". ka.is (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Mótalisti". ksi.is (in Icelandic). KSI. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Öll mót" (in Icelandic). KSÍ. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Öll mót" (in Icelandic). KSÍ. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  5. ^ UEFA rankings for 2011/12, retrieved 21 October 2010
  6. ^ Thor/KA is champion, own website, retrieved 21 October 2010
  7. ^ women.soccerway.com, 2010 Cup results
  8. ^ "Úrslit – staða – Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Þór/KA – FH: Bein lýsing". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  10. ^ Frá upphafi
  11. ^ [1]‚ KA.is, 4 January 2018

External linksEdit