Ungmennafélag Bolungarvíkur

Ungmennafélag Bolungarvíkur, also known as simply UMFB or Bolungarvík, is a multi-sport club based in Bolungarvík, Iceland. It was founded on 1 April 1907[1] and its first chairman was Jóhann Jónsson. During its history it has had departments in basketball, chess, Esports, football, skiing and swimming amongst others.[2][3]

Ungmennafélag Bolungarvíkur
Founded1 April 1907; 114 years ago (1907-04-01)
LocationBolungarvík, Iceland
ColorsRed, blue, white
     
Websiteumfb.is

BasketballEdit

UMFB Basketball
 
Founded1989
HistoryUMFB Basketball
(1989–present)
ArenaÍþróttarmiðstöðin Árbær
LocationBolungarvík, Iceland
Team colorsRed, blue, white
     
Championships1 Division II (1992)
WebsiteUMFB-Basketball.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Men's basketballEdit

HistoryEdit

UMFB's basketball department was founded in 1989.[4]

HonoursEdit

Head coachesEdit

Managers since 1989:

  • Guðjón Már Þorsteinsson
  • Richard R. Clark
  • Helgi Pálsson 2000-2002
  • Sigurður Þ. Stefánsson 2002-2003
  • Karl Jónsson 2003-2004
  • Birgir Olgeirsson 2004-2005
  • Neil Shiran Þórisson 2010, 2011-2012
  • Þórir Guðmundsson 2010-2011
  • Borce Ilievski 2012

Notable playersEdit

EsportsEdit

HistoryEdit

In January 2021, UMFB started an Esports department.[5][6]

FootballEdit

Men's footballEdit

HistoryEdit

From 2006 to 2016, UMFB fielded a joint team with Boltafélag Ísafjarðar, called BÍ/Bolungarvík.[7] In 2008 the team was promoted to 2. deild karla[8] and in 2010 to 1. deild karla.[9] In October 2010 the team hired Guðjón Þórðarson as their manager.[10] In 2016 Boltafélag Ísafjarðar merged into Íþróttafélagið Vestri along with Skellur (Volleyball), Sundfélagið Vestri (Swim) and KFÍ (Basketball).[11][12][13]

Notable playersEdit

Women's footballEdit

HistoryEdit

UMFB fielded a joint team with Boltafélag Ísafjarðar periodically from 2006 under the name BÍ/Bolungarvík. The team last played during the 2015 season in the second-tier 1. deild kvenna when it fielded a joint team with Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur under the name ÍR/BÍ/Bolungarvík.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fréttatilkynning frá Ungmf. Bolungarvíkur". Skinfaxi (in Icelandic). 1 February 1977. p. 26. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Ungmennafélagar önnuðust húslestra í prestsleysinu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 21 April 1982. pp. 32–33. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Mikill skákáhugi á Bolungarvík". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 23 September 1978. p. 8. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Bolvíkingar hyggjast stofna körfudeild". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 13 April 1989. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Rafíþróttafélag Bolungavíkur stofnað". Bæjarins Besta (in Icelandic). 19 January 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  6. ^ Gígja Hólmgeirsdóttir; Halla Ólafsdóttir (22 January 2021). "Rafíþróttadeildir: „Spretta núna upp eins og gorkúlur"". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  7. ^ Sigurður Pétursson (2017). Knattspyrnusaga Ísfirðinga. Púkamót, félag. ISBN 978-9935-24-189-4.
  8. ^ "BÍ Bolungarvík tryggði sér sæti í 2. deild". Vísir.is. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  9. ^ "BÍ/Bolungarvík komið upp í 1. deild". Vísir.is. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  10. ^ "Guðjón þjálfar BÍ/Bolungarvík". Vísir.is.
  11. ^ "Vestri ræður ríkjum á Vestfjörðum". mbl.is. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  12. ^ "/ Fréttir / Íþróttafélagið Vestri". Hsv.is. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  13. ^ "Vestri kemur í stað BÍ/Bolungarvíkur – Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  14. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (18 May 2015). "ÍR og BÍ/Bolungarvík með sameiginlegt lið". fotbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 April 2021.

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