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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 primarly 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 name Njarðvík
Nickname Njarðvík
Short name Njarðvík
Founded 1944; 74 years ago (1944)
Chairman Ólafur Eyjólfsson[1]
Website umfn.is

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ColoursEdit

The orginal 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 if 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

Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur
Full name Knattspyrnudeild UMFN
Founded 1968[12]
Ground Njarðtaksvöllurinn, Njarðvík
Ground Capacity 2.500 (500 seated)
Chairman Árni Þór Ármannson[13]
Manager (Vacant)
League 1. deild karla
2017 2. deild karla, 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Njarðvík men's football team currently plays in the second-tier Inkasso league[14] after winning the third-tier 2. deild karla in 2017.[15][16]

Current squadEdit

As of 25 September 2017

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Brynjar Atli Bragason
2   FW Helgi Þór Jónsson
3   DF Neil Slooves
4   DF Brynjar Freyr Garðarsson
5   DF Arnar Helgi Magnússon
6   MF Jón Veigar Kristjánsson
7   MF Stefán Birgir Jóhannesson
8   MF Kenneth Hogg
9   FW Krystian Wiktorowicz
10   MF Theodór Guðni Halldórsson
11   FW Atli Freyr Ottesen Pálsson
12   GK Hörður Fannar Björgvinsson
13   MF Andri Fannar Freysson
No. Position Player
14   MF Birkir Freyr Sigurðsson
15   MF Ari Már Andrésson
16   DF Atli Haukur Brynleifsson
17   FW Bergþór Ingi Smárason
18   MF Gísli Freyr Ragnarsson
19   MF Sigurbergur Bjarnason
20   MF Gualter Bilro
22   DF Magnús Þór Magnússon
23   MF Elvar Óli Einarsson
24   FW Arnór Björnsson
28   MF Jón Gestur Ben Birgisson
30   DF Styrmir Gauti Fjeldsted
31   GK Unnar Elí Jóhannsson

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. ^ "Sagan". umfn.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "Knattspyrnudeild UMFN". umfn.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  14. ^ "Inkasso deildin". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  15. ^ Þórarinn Jónas Ásgeirsson (9 September 2017). "2. deild: Njarðvík upp í Inkasso eftir ótrúlegar lokamínútur". fotbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  16. ^ "Njarðvík 2. deildar meistarar 2017". umfn.is (in Icelandic). 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 

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