Leiknir Reykjavík

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".

Leiknir R.
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Full nameLeiknir Reykjavík
Founded17 May 1973; 48 years ago (1973-05-17)
GroundLeiknisvöllur,
Reykjavík
Capacity1,025
ChairmanArnar Einarsson
ManagerSigurdur Heidar Höskuldsson
LeagueÚrvalsdeild
20181. deild karla, 7th
WebsiteClub website

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.

FacilitiesEdit

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.

Men's footballEdit

SeasonsEdit

SupportEdit

The club's anthem is In the Ghetto made famous by Elvis Presley and is played before every home game.

RivalryEdit

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.

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

CupsEdit

  • Reykjavíkurmótið (Reykjavik Cup)
    • Winners (2): 2013[4] 2016[5]
    • Runners up (1): 2015[6]
  • Deildarbikarkeppni KSÍ – B deild (League Cup – B division)
    • Winners (1): 2005[7]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 November 2020[8]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ISL Andi Hoti
FW   ISL Arnór Ingi Kristinsson
  ISL Birgir Baldvinsson
MF   ISL Birkir Björnsson
DF   ISL Bjarki Aðalsteinsson
DF   ISL Brynjar Hlöðversson
  ISL Dagur Austmann Hilmarsson
MF   ISL Daníel Finns Matthíasson
MF   ISL Daði Bærings Halldórsson
FW   NED Dylan Chiazor
MF   ISL Ernir Bjarnason
GK   NED Guy Smit
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ISL Gyrðir Hrafn Guðbrandsson
  ISL Hjalti Sigurðsson
  ISL Máni Austmann Hilmarsson
  ISL Róbert Vattnes Mbah Nto
MF   ISL Shkëlzen Veseli
MF   ISL Sævar Atli Magnússon
MF   ISL Sólon Breki Leifsson
GK   ISL Viktor Freyr Sigurðsson
MF   ISL Vuk Oskar Dimitrijevic
FW   ISL Ágúst Leó Björnsson
FW   ISL Árni Elvar Árnason
DF   ISL Ósvald Jarl Traustason

Managerial historyEdit

Name Nationality Years
Pétur Arnþórsson   1994–1996
Magnús Pálsson   1996–1997
Jóhann Gunnarsson   1999–2000
Magnús Einarsson   2001–2003
Garðar Ásgeirsson   2004–2006
Óli Halldór Sigurjónsson   2006–2007
Jesper Tollefsen   2007
Garðar Ásgeirsson   2007–08
Sigursteinn Gíslason   2008–2011
Zoran Miljković   2011
Willum Þór Þórsson   2011–2012
Davíð Snorri Jónasson and
Freyr Alexandersson
 
 
2012–2015
Kristján Guðmundsson   2015–2016
Kristófer Sigurgeirsson   2016[9]–2018
Sigurdur Heidar Höskuldsson   2019–

BasketballEdit

Men's basketballEdit

TitlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/leikskyrsla/?Leikur=47511
  4. ^ http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/urslit-stada/?MotNumer=28866
  5. ^ http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/leikskyrsla/?Leikur=381590
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/urslit-stada/?MotNumer=8682
  8. ^ "Team roster". KSÍ official website. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  9. ^ Einarsson, Þórður (17 October 2016). "Kristófer Sigurgeirsson nýr þjálfari Leiknis" [Kitts Sigurgeirsson new training facility] (in Icelandic). Leiknir R. Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  10. ^ - 2. deild karla
  11. ^ Skúli Sigurðsson (27 April 2016). "Leiknir sigraði 2. deildina". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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