Ungmennafélagið Afturelding

Ungmennafélagið Afturelding, commonly known as Afturelding or UMFA, is an Icelandic multi-sports club from the town of Mosfellsbær located just north of the capital Reykjavík. The club was founded in 1909 and today is primarily known for its handball, football and volleyball teams.

Afturelding
Afturelding.JPG
Full nameUngmennafélagið Afturelding
Founded11 April 1909; 111 years ago (1909-04-11)
GroundVarmárvollur,
Mosfellsbær
Capacity300
ManagerMagnús Már Einarsson
League1. deild karla
20198 in 1. deild karla

FootballEdit

The team plays their home games at artificial pitch Varmárvöllur in Mosfellsbær. The club played previously on a grass pitch at Varmárvöllur but since 2018 all home games have been on the artificial pitch. The club also has large grass training ground at Tungubakkar.

Men's footballEdit

As of the 2020 season, the club's senior men's football team plays in the 1. deild karla, the second tier of Icelandic football.[1]

Afturelding got promoted to the first deild in 2008 but got relegated again in 2009. In 2012, Afturelding finished number five in 2. deild after having a chance of getting promoted before the last round of the league. The team also had a decent cup run which ended when Afturelding lost 3–2 against premier league club Fram at Varmárvöllur. After ten years in 2. deild Afturelding got promoted again by winning the 2. deild in 2018. In 2019 the team finished number eight in the 1. division.

In 2007, former Manchester United reserve player Aaron Burns[2] played two games for Afturelding and scored one goal[3] before returning to England.[4] Other notable former players at Afturelding are Icelandic national team keeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson and also Atli Heimisson, Boban Ristic, Gunnar Rafn Borgþórsson, Magnús Einarsson, Þorvaldur Árnason, Anton Ari Einarsson, Axel Óskar Andrésson and Wentzel Steinarr Ragnarsson Kamban who has the most appearances for the club. Wentzel played for Afturelding from 2005 until 2018 when he decided to call it a day after the club got promoted to the 1. division.

TitlesEdit

Source

Women's footballEdit

As of the 2018 season, Afturelding fields a joint team with Fram in the 1. deild kvenna.[5]

TitlesEdit

Source

Notable playersEdit

HandballEdit

Men's handballEdit

Afturelding's men's handball team won its only national championship in 1999.[6] As of the 2018–2019 season, it plays in the Úrvalsdeild karla.[7]

TitlesEdit

Source

Women's handballEdit

As of the 2018–2019 season, Afturelding women's team plays in the second-tier 1. deild kvenna.[8]

VolleyballEdit

Men's volleyballEdit

TitlesEdit

  • Icelandic Cup: 2017[9]

Women's volleyballEdit

Afturelding women's team advanced to the Úrvalsdeild finals for the first time in 2012.[10] It won the national championship in 2012, 2014 and 2016.[11]

TitlesEdit

  • Icelandic champions: 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Icelandic Cup: 2015, 2016, 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Íslandsmót - 2. deild karla - 2018 - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ Andri Fannar Stefánsson (14 June 2007). "Framherji Man Utd í raðir Aftureldingar (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Aaron Burns - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. ^ Magnús Már Einarsson (27 June 2007). "Aaron Burns farinn frá Aftureldingu". Fótbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Íslandsmót - Inkasso-deild kvenna - 2018 - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  6. ^ Björn Ingi Hrafnsson (27 April 1999). "Bergsveinn reið baggamuninn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). p. B5. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Íslandsmót - Grill 66 deild karla". hsi.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Handball Association. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Íslandsmót - Grill 66 deild kvenna". hsi.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Handball Association. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  9. ^ Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (9 April 2017). "Afturelding bikarmeistari í blaki karla". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  10. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (17 April 2012). "Afturelding komin í úrslit í blaki kvenna í fyrsta sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  11. ^ Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (26 April 2016). "Afturelding Íslandsmeistari". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2018.

External linksEdit