The Valur men's football team, commonly known as Valur, is the men's football department of the Knattspyrnufélagið Valur multi-sport club. It is based in Reykjavík, Iceland, and currently plays in the Besta deild karla, the top-tier men's football league in Iceland. The team plays it home games at Hlíðarendi located in Reykjavík. The team's colors are red and white. Valur has spent most of it´s time in Icelandic top flight football, having only played 3 seasons in the clubs history outside the top tier. Valur is one of the most successful football clubs in Iceland with 23 Icelandic championships. And holds the record attendance to a football match in Iceland with 18.243 spectators in attendance vs. Benfica  in 1968.
|Full name||Knattspyrnufélagið Valur|
|Founded||11 May 1911|
|Chairman||E. Börkur Edvardsson|
|League||Besta deild karla|
|2022||6th of 12|
Valur participated in the Icelandic men's soccer tournament for the first time in 1915 and became the Icelandic champion for the first time in 1930. In total, it has won the Icelandic championship 23 times, most recently in 2020.
In a reshake in the fall of 2022 following a disappointing season Valur appointed Arnar Grétarsson as manager soon after the he was sacked as manager of KA Akureyri, after having notable success as manager in the northern capital the Icelandic giants hope to bring stability to their setup. Along with Arnar Grétarsson Valur appointed Sigurður Höskuldsson former manager of Leiknir Reykjavík as assistant manager.
Valur first competed in Europe at the 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary Round, playing to a draw (1–1) in its first match against Standard Liège, ultimately losing on aggregate 9–2. Since then, the club has participated in European competition 20 times, never advancing beyond the second round of any tournament.
|1966–67||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||Preliminary Round||Standard Liège||1–1||1–8||2–9|
|1967–68||European Cup||First round||Jeunesse Esch||1–1||3–3||4–4(a)|
|1968–69||European Cup||First round||Benfica||0–0||1–8||1–8|
|1974–75||UEFA Cup||First round||Portadown||0–0||1–2||1–2|
|1975–76||European Cup Winners' Cup||First round||Celtic||0–2||0–7||0–9|
|1977–78||European Cup||First round||Glentoran||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|1978–79||European Cup Winners' Cup||First round||1. FC Magdeburg||1–1||0–4||1–5|
|1979–80||European Cup||First round||Hamburg||0–3||1–2||1–5|
|1981–82||European Cup||First round||Aston Villa||0–2||0–5||0–7|
|1985–86||UEFA Cup||First round||Nantes||2–1||0–3||2–4|
|1986–87||European Cup||First round||Juventus||0–4||0–7||0–11|
|1987–88||UEFA Cup||First round||Wismut Aue||1–1||0–0||1–1(a)|
|1988–89||European Cup||First round||Monaco||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|1989–90||European Cup Winners' Cup||First round||BFC Dynamo||1–2||1–2||2–4|
|1991–92||European Cup Winners' Cup||First round||Sion||0–1||1–1||1–2|
|1992–93||European Cup Winners' Cup||First round||Boavista||0–0||0–3||0–3|
|1993–94||European Cup Winners' Cup||Qualifying round||MyPa||3–1||1–0||4–1|
|2006–07||UEFA Cup||First qualifying round||Brøndby IF||0–0||1–3||1–3|
|2008–09||UEFA Champions League||First qualifying round||BATE Borisov||0–1||0–2||0–3|
|2016–17||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Brøndby IF||1–4||0–6||1–10|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Ventspils||1–0||0–0||1–0|
|Second qualifying round||Domžale||1–2||2–3||3–5|
|2018–19||UEFA Champions League||First qualifying round||Rosenborg||1–0||1–3||2–3|
|UEFA Europa League||Second qualifying round||FC Santa Coloma||3–0||0–1||3–1|
|Third qualifying round||Sheriff Tiraspol||2–1||0–1||2–2 (a)|
|2019–20||UEFA Champions League||First qualifying round||Maribor||0–3||0–2||0–5|
|UEFA Europa League||Second qualifying round||Ludogorets Razgrad||1–1||0–4||1–5|
|2021–22||UEFA Champions League||First qualifying round||Dinamo Zagreb||0–2||2–3||2–5|
|UEFA Europa Conference League||Second qualifying round||Bodø/Glimt||0–3||0–3||0–6|
- As of 17 July 2022
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Guðmundur H. Pétursson (1930)
- Reidar Sörensen (1933–35)
- Murdo MacDougall (1935–37)
- Murdo MacDougall & Robert Jack (1937–38)
- Murdo MacDougall (1938)
- Joe Devine (1939), (1948)
- Hermann Hermannsson (1955)
- Óli B. Jónsson (1967–31 December 1968)
- Yuri Illichev (1 July 1973 – 30 June 1974), (1 July 1976 – 30 June 1978)
- Gyula Nemes (1978–79)
- Volker Hofferbert (1980)
- Klaus-Jürgen Hilpert (1982)
- Claus Peter (1982–83)
- Ian Ross (1 January 1984 – 31 December 1987)
- Hörður Helgason (1 January 1988 – 1 August 1989)
- Guðmundur Þorbjörnsson (1989)
- Ingi Björn Albertsson (1990–91)
- Kristinn Björnsson (1992–93)
- Kristinn Björnsson (1995)
- Sigurður Dagsson (1996)
- Sigurður Grétarsson (1996)
- Kristinn Björnsson (1997–99)
- Ejub Purišević (2000–01)
- Þorlákur Árnason (2002–03)
- Njáll Eiðsson (2004)
- Willum Þór Þórsson (1 August 2005 – July 2009)
- Atli Eðvaldsson (4 July 2009 – September 2009)
- Gunnlaugur Jónsson (October 2009 – 31 December 2010)
- Kristján Guðmundsson (1 January 2011 – 31 December 2012)
- Magnús Gylfason (1 January 2013 – 31 October 2014)
- Ólafur Jóhannesson (31 October 2014–2019)
- Heimir Guðjónsson (2019-2022)
- Ólafur Jóhannesson (17 July 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
- Arnar Grétarsson (31 Oct 2022 - present)
- Champions (23): 1930, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1956, 1966, 1967, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1987, 2007, 2017, 2018, 2020[a]
- Champions (11): 1977, 1979, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2006, 2008, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was cancelled with four games left to play. Valur was awarded the title as the team in first at the time of suspension.
- "18.243 spectators in attendance vs. Benfica". Mbl.is. 18 September 1968. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
- "Valur er Íslandsmeistari 2020". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 30 October 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
- Gunnar Birgisson (31 October 2020). "Nýstárlegar leiðir í fögnuði Íslandsmeistaranna". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
- "Knattspyrnudeild – Titlar" (in Icelandic). valur.is. Retrieved 11 June 2015.