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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 30 August 2019

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 Aron Dagur Birnuson
2   DF Haukur Heiðar Hauksson
3   DF Callum Williams
6   DF Hallgrímur Jónasson (captain)
7   MF Almarr Ormarsson
8   MF Iosu Villar
9   FW Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson
10   FW Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson
11   FW Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson
12   GK Kristijan Jajalo
14   MF Andri Fannar Stefánsson
16   DF Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason
No. Position Player
17   MF Ýmir Már Geirsson
19   DF Birgir Baldvinsson
21   MF David Cuerva
22   DF Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson
23   FW Steinþór Freyr Þorsteinsson
25   DF Torfi Tímoteus Gunnarsson (on loan from Fjölnir)
24   MF Nökkvi Þeyr Þórisson
28   FW Sæþór Olgeirsson
29   DF Alexander Groven
49   DF Ívar Örn Árnason
77   MF Bjarni Aðalsteinsson

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
6   MF Ottó Björn Óðinsson (at Dalvík/Reynir until 16 October 2019)
6   MF Ólafur Aron Pétursson (at Magni until 16 October 2019)
15   FW Þorri Mar Þórisson (at Keflavík until 16 October 2019)
23   GK Aron Elí Gíslason (at Magni until 16 October 2019)

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

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

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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

Overall most appearancesEdit

Rank Nationality Name Years Appearances[3]
1   Sandor Matus 2004–13 231
2   Dean Martin 1995-97, 1999-04, 2008-10 214
3   Hallgrímur M. Steingrímsson 2009-14, 2016- 183
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   Hreinn Hringsson 2000-06 144
9   Gauti Laxdal 1987-93, 1996 135
10   Haukur Bragason 1987-93, 1997 128

Overall top scorersEdit

Rank Nationality Name Years Goals[4]
1   Hreinn Hringsson 2000-06 92
2   Þorvaldur M. Sigbjörnsson 1992-96, 1999-03, 2007 61
3   Hallgrímur M. Steingrímsson 2009-14, 2016- 45
4   Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson 2015– 37
5   David Disztl 2009–2010, 2012 32
6   Ævar Ingi Jóhannesson 2011–15 28
7   Þorvaldur Örlygsson 1984–89, 2000–03 25
8   Jóhann Helgason 2002–05, 2012, 2014–15 24
9   Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson 2016– 23
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– Diadora

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 20 December 2018[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

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