Íþróttafélagið Leiknir, commonly known as Leiknir Reykjavík, is an Icelandic sports club. It is best known for its men's football team that plays in Pepsi Max-deild karla, the highest tier of Icelandic football. The club was founded in 1973 and is based in Breiðholt, Reykjavík. In 2014 the men's football team placed 1st in the 1. deild karla and won a promotion to the Úrvalsdeild, however after just one season they were relegated to back to the first division. In 2021 they will return to the top flight having finished second in the 2020 season. Their home is Leiknisvöllur, where they have played since their early years. The club's motto is "Pride of Breiðholt".
|Full name||Leiknir Reykjavík|
|Founded||17 May 1973|
|Manager||Sigurdur Heidar Höskuldsson|
|2018||1. deild karla, 7th|
The club runs a youth setup in its district for children aged 6–18. The club is renowned for playing many homegrown players and developing young players. Currently the majority of their players are homegrown. Leiknir also has a basketball and karate division. The basketball team also plays in the lower leagues of the Icelandic basketball ladder, although the club does not run youth programs for basketball.
The whole Leiknir area is newly renovated and is in excellent condition. In 2008 the club opened its new facilities which replaced the old cabin that had served as the club's office and dressing facility since 1987. The current facilities are a 700 sq m club house, artificial turf with heat, main stadium and total of 4 practice grounds. One practice ground is called Þorsteins-völlur, named on 7 September 2012 in memory of 9-year-old Þorsteinn Björnsson, a former player of the youth department in Leiknir.
The club has access to a swimming pool and a gymnasium located next to the Leiknir area.
Leiknir's main rivals are their neighbours ÍR. Leiknir and ÍR are the only football clubs in Breiðholt and they represent two different areas of the neighbourhood. Those games tend to be very interesting. The club's record against ÍR in more recent times is very favorable.
- 1. deild karla (1st Division)
- 2. deild karla (2nd Division)
- 3. deild karla (3rd Division)
- Runner up (1): 2003
- Reykjavíkurmótið (Reykjavik Cup)
- Deildarbikarkeppni KSÍ – B deild (League Cup – B division)
- Winners (1): 2005
- As of 30 November 2020
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Óli Halldór Sigurjónsson||2006–2007|
|Willum Þór Þórsson||2011–2012|
|Davíð Snorri Jónasson and
|Sigurdur Heidar Höskuldsson||2019–|
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- - 2. deild karla
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