UMF Selfoss

Ungmennafélag Selfoss, commonly known as Selfoss or UMF Selfoss, is an Icelandic multisport club, located in the town of Selfoss in the Southern Region. In May 2019, the Selfoss men's handball team won the national handball championship for the first time.[2] In August 2019, the women's football team added the club's second major title in one year when it won the Icelandic Football Cup.[3]

UMF Selfoss
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Full nameUngmennafélag Selfoss
NicknameSelfyssingar
SportAthletics

Football
Gymnastics
Handball
Judo
Motocross
Weightlifting
Swimming

Taekwondo
Founded1 June 1936; 85 years ago (1936-06-01)
Team historyUMF Tíbrá (1936-1937)
UMF Selfoss (1937-present)
ChairmanViktor Stefán Pálsson[1]
Websiteumfs.is

HistoryEdit

Ungmennafélag Selfoss (English: Selfoss' Youth Club) was established on 1 June 1936, as a general sports club for young men and women under the name Ungmennafélagið Tíbrá. On 26 January 1937 its name was changed to Ungmennafélag Selfoss.[4] Today, the club has departments for nine sports activities (gymnastics, athletics, team handball, judo, football (soccer), weightlifting, swimming, taekwondo and motocross).

BasketballEdit

Men's basketballEdit

Notable playersEdit

Women's basketballEdit

In 2006, a joint team of Hamar and Selfoss, called Hamar/Selfoss, won the second-tier 1. deild kvenna.

TitlesEdit

FootballEdit

Men's footballEdit

The Selfoss men's football team has played in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla two times, during the 2010 and 2012 seasons, being relegated both times.

TitlesEdit

Women's footballEdit

In August 2019, the Selfoss women's football team won its first major trophy when it defeated KR in the Icelandic Cup final.[5]

TitlesEdit

HandballEdit

Men's handballEdit

In 2019, the Selfoss men's handball team won it first Icelandic Championships title when they beat Haukar 3-1 in the championship finals series.

TitlesEdit

Women's handballEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aðalstjórn UMF.Selfoss". selfoss.net. Ungmennafélag Selfoss. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. ^ Valur Páll Eiríksson (22 May 2019). "Selfoss Íslandsmeistari í fyrsta sinn". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (17 August 2019). "Sjáðu sigurfögnuð Selfyssinga og bikarinn fara á loft". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Um félagið". selfoss.net (in Icelandic). Ungmennafélagið Selfoss. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  5. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (17 August 2019). "Sjáðu sigurfögnuð Selfyssinga og bikarinn fara á loft". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 August 2019.

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