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Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur

Ungmennafélags Njarðvíkur is an Icelandic multi-sports club based in Njarðvík, Reykjanesbær, on the south-west peninsula of Iceland.[2] It is primarily known for its men's basketball team which has won the national championship a record 17 times.[3] Its women's basketball team won the national championship and the basketball cup in 2012.[4] The club also fields departments in football, swimming, power lifting, judo and triathlon.[5]

Njarðvík
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Full nameNjarðvík
NicknameNjarðvík
Short nameNjarðvík
Founded1944; 74 years ago (1944)
ChairmanÓlafur Eyjólfsson[1]
Websiteumfn.is

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ColoursEdit

The original uniform colours of the club where blue and white. In late 1973 the basketball department was in need of new uniforms and due to lack of funds they decided to select a colour that no other team was using, so they wouldn't have to buy two sets of uniforms. There where three colours to chose from but as the three selectors where all Boston Celtics fans they decided to chose green uniforms. The green colour has been in use since then, except for the 1989-90 season when the basketball department played in the orange colour of its biggest sponsor, Hagkaup.[6]

BasketballEdit

Men's basketballEdit

As of the 2017–2018 season, Njarðvík's men's basketball team plays in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla.[7]

Trophies and achievementsEdit

  • Icelandic champions: (17):[8]
    • 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006
  • Icelandic Cup: (5):[9]
    • 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2005

Women's basketballEdit

As of the 2017–2018 season, Njarðvík's women's basketball team plays in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[7]

Trophies and achievementsEdit

FootballEdit

Men's footballEdit

Njarðvík men's football team currently plays in the second-tier Inkasso league[12] after winning the third-tier 2. deild karla in 2017.[13][14]

Trophies and achievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aðalstjórn". umfn.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ Lög Ungmennafélags Njarðvíkur
  3. ^ "Titlar og afreksfólk". umfn.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  4. ^ Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (14 April 2012). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: Haukar - Njarðvík 62-76 - Njarðvík Íslandsmeistari". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur". umfn.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Stór stund og ólýsanleg stemming í bænum". Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur í 70 ár (in Icelandic). Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur. p. 49. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (3 October 2017). "KR og Keflavík verja Íslandsmeistaratitlana sína". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ Úrvalsdeild karla
  9. ^ Bikarkeppni - Meistaraflokkur karla
  10. ^ Úrvalsdeild kvenna
  11. ^ Bikarkeppni - Meistaraflokkur kvenna
  12. ^ "Inkasso deildin". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  13. ^ Þórarinn Jónas Ásgeirsson (9 September 2017). "2. deild: Njarðvík upp í Inkasso eftir ótrúlegar lokamínútur". fotbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Njarðvík 2. deildar meistarar 2017". umfn.is (in Icelandic). 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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