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Úrvalsdeild karla
Founded1912
CountryIceland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to1. deild karla
Domestic cup(s)Bikarkeppni karla
Deildabikar
Icelandic Super Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsValur (23)
(2020)
Most championshipsKR (27)
Top goalscorerIceland Tryggvi Guðmundsson (131 goals)
TV partnersStöð 2 Sport[1]
Websitewww.ksi.is
Current: 2020 Season

The Úrvalsdeild karla (Icelandic pronunciation: ​['urvals?teilt 'k?artla], Men's Select Division) is the highest men's football league in Iceland.[2] It has been played since 1912.[3] Because of the harsh winters in Iceland, it is generally played in the spring and summer (May to September). It is governed by the Football Association of Iceland (KSI) and has 12 teams. By end of season 2015-2016, UEFA ranked the league No. 35 in Europe.[4] From 27 April 2009, the league has had an active agreement on the league's name rights with Ölgerðin, the Icelandic franchisee for Pepsi. From the 2019 season onwards, the league is popularly referred to as Pepsi Max deildin (The Pepsi Max League).[5][6]

The clubs play each other home and away. At the end of each season the two teams with the fewest points are relegated to 1. deild karla (First Division), from which two top point teams promote to the higher tier. The winner of the Úrvalsdeild enters the international competition UEFA Champions League in the second qualifying round. The second, third and fourth placed teams qualify for the UEFA Europa League in the first qualifying round.[7]

An effort by KSI to strengthen Icelandic football had only one team relegated in the 2007 season to the First Division and three clubs promoted to premier division, bringing the top flight to the number of clubs it contains currently.

Championship title counts are: KR with 27, Valur with 23, and ÍA and Fram Reykjavík each with 18. FH has 8 and Víkingur has 5. The 2019 title holder is KR.[8][9]

Current clubs (2020)

Club Location Position
in 2019
First season in
Úrvalsdeild
Seasons
in
Úrvalsdeild
First season of
current spell in
Úrvalsdeild
Úrvalsdeild
titles
First
Úrvalsdeild
title
Last
Úrvalsdeild
title
Breiðablik Kópavogur 2nd 1971 35 2006 1 2010 2010
FH Hafnarfjörður 3rd 1975 36 2001 8 2004 2016
Fjölnir Reykjavík (Grafarvogur) 2nd, 1. deild karla 2008 8 2020 0 - -
Fylkir Reykjavík (Árbær) 8th 1989 23 2018 0 - -
Grótta Seltjarnarnes 1st, 1. deild karla 2020 1 2020 0 - -
ÍA Akranes 10th 1946 67 2019 18 1951 2001
HK Kópavogur 9th 2007 4 2019 0 - -
KA Akureyri 5th 1978 18 2017 1 1989 1989
KR Reykjavík (Vesturbær) 1st (Champions) 1912 106 1979 27 1912 2019
Stjarnan Garðabær 4th 1990 18 2009 1 2014 2014
Valur Reykjavík (Hlíðar/Miðborg) 6th 1915 100 2005 22 1930 2018
Víkingur Reykjavík
(Fossvogur, Háaleiti og Bústaðir)
7th 1918 69 2014 5 1920 1991

Source: [10]

History

Championship history

The Icelandic league title has been won in its over 100 years existence by 11 teams. KR has the most titles, with 27. Stjarnan Garðabær are the last team to join the league, winning their first title in 2014.[]

The league has been dominated by teams from the Capital Region which contains nearly two thirds of Iceland's population. Only four teams from outside the GRA have ever won the league: (Keflavík, ÍA, ÍBV, and KA). ÍBV and KA have won four titles amongst themselves, are located more than an hour's drive from Reykjavík, and the teams of the longest distance from the capital to title.[]

Single Round

Double Round

*There was no competition in 1913 and 1914, and Fram Reykjavík was awarded the title.

Champions by number of titles

Season by season records

All-time top scorers

LAST SEASON TOP SCORER'S NAME GOALS CLUB
2013 Iceland Tryggvi Guðmundsson 131 ÍBV, KR, FH, Fylkir
1987 Iceland Ingi Björn Albertsson 126 Valur, FH

Top scorers

SEASON TOP SCORER'S NAME GOALS CLUB
1980 Iceland Matthias Hallgrimsson 15 Valur
1981 Iceland Sigurlás Þorleifsson
Iceland Larus Gudmundsson
12 ÍBV
Víkingur R.
1982 Iceland Sigurlás Þorleifsson
Iceland Heimir Karlsson
10 ÍBV
Víkingur R.
1983 Iceland Ingi Björn Albertsson 14 Valur
1984 Iceland Guðmundur Steinsson 10 Fram
1985 Iceland Ómar Torfason 13 Fram
1986 Iceland Gudmundur Torfason 19 Fram
1987 Iceland Petur Ormslev 12 Fram
1988 Iceland Sigurjón Kristjánsson 13 Valur
1989 Iceland Hörður Magnússon 12 FH
1990 Iceland Hörður Magnússon 13 FH
1991 Iceland Hörður Magnússon
Iceland Guðmundur Steinsson
13 FH
Víkingur R.
1992 Iceland Arnar Gunnlaugsson 15 ÍA
1993 Iceland Þórður Guðjónsson 19 ÍA
1994 Serbia and Montenegro Mihajlo Biber?i? 14 ÍA
1995 Iceland Arnar Gunnlaugsson 15 ÍA
1996 Iceland Ríkharður Daðason 14 KR
1997 Iceland Tryggvi Guðmundsson 19 ÍBV
1998 Iceland Steingrímur Jóhannesson 16 ÍBV
1999 Iceland Steingrímur Jóhannesson 12 ÍBV
2000 Iceland Guðmundur Steinarsson
Iceland Andri Sigþórsson
14 Keflavík
KR
2001 Iceland Hjörtur Hjartarson 15 ÍA
2002 Iceland Grétar Hjartarson 13 Grindavík
2003 Iceland Björgólfur Takefusa 10 Þróttur R.
2004 Iceland Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson 12 ÍBV
2005 Iceland Tryggvi Guðmundsson 16 FH
2006 Iceland Marel Baldvinsson 11 Breiðablik
2007 Iceland Jónas Grani Garðarsson 13 Fram
2008 Iceland Guðmundur Steinarsson 16 Keflavík
2009 Iceland Björgólfur Takefusa 16 KR
2010 Iceland Atli Viðar Björnsson
Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason
Gabon Gilles Mbang Ondo
14 FH
Breiðablik
Grindavík
2011 Iceland Garðar Jóhannsson 15 Stjarnan
2012 Iceland Atli Guðnason 12 FH
2013 Iceland Atli Viðar Björnsson
Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson
England Gary Martin
13 FH
Fylkir
KR
2014 England Gary Martin 13 KR
2015 Denmark Patrick Pedersen 13 Valur
2016 Iceland Garðar Gunnlaugsson 14 ÍA
2017 Iceland Andri Rúnar Bjarnason 19 Grindavík
2018 Denmark Patrick Pedersen 17 Valur
2019 England Gary Martin 14 Valur/ÍBV

Player of the Year

Young Player of the Year

Caps correct as of 20 January 2020

Total seasons in Úrvalsdeild by club

Seasons counted up to and including the 2020 season

Club Location First season in
Úrvalsdeild
Last season in
in
Úrvalsdeild
Seasons
in
Úrvalsdeild
Best result in
Úrvalsdeild
Úrvalsdeild
titles
First
Úrvalsdeild
title
Last
Úrvalsdeild
title
Breiðablik Kópavogur 1971 2020 35 1st 1 2010 2010
FH Hafnarfjörður 1975 2020 36 1st 8 2004 2016
Fjölnir Reykjavík (Grafarvogur) 2008 2020 8 4th 0 - -
Fram Reykjavík (Grafarholt) 1912 2014 98 1st 18 1913 1990
Fylkir Reykjavík (Árbær) 1989 2020 23 2nd 0 - -
Grindavík Grindavík 1995 2019 20 3rd 0 - -
Grótta Seltjarnarnes 2020 2020 1 - 0 - -
Haukar Hafnarfjörður 1979 2010 2 10th 0 - -
HK Kópavogur 2007 2020 4 9th 0 - -
ÍA Akranes 1946 2020 67 1st 18 1951 2001
ÍBA Akureyri 1929 1974 20 3rd 0 - -
ÍBH Hafnarfjörður 1957 1961 3 4th 0 - -
ÍBÍ Ísafjörður 1962 1983 3 6th 0 - -
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar 1912 2019 51 1st 3 1979 1998
ÍR Reykjavík (Breiðholt) 1998 1998 1 10th 0 - -
KA Akureyri 1978 2020 18 1st 1 1989 1989
Keflavík Reykjanesbær (Keflavík) 1958 2018 52 1st 3 1964 1973
KR Reykjavík (Vesturbær) 1912 2020 106 1st 27 1912 2019
Leiftur Ólafsfjörður 1988 2000 7 3rd 0 - -
Leiknir Reykjavík (Breiðholt) 2015 2015 1 11th 0 - -
Selfoss Selfoss 2010 2012 2 11th 0 - -
Skallagrímur Borgarnes 1997 1997 1 9th 0 - -
Stjarnan Garðabær 1990 2020 18 1st 1 2014 2014
Valur Reykjavík (Hlíðar/Miðborg) 1915 2020 100 1st 22 1930 2018
Víðir Garður 1985 1991 4 7th 0 - -
Víkingur Ólafsvík 2013 2017 3 10th 0 - -
Víkingur Reykjavík
(Fossvogur, Háaleiti og Bústaðir)
1918 2020 69 1st 5 1920 1991
Völsungur Húsavík 1987 1988 2 8th 0 - -
Þór Akureyri 1977 2014 17 3rd 0 - -
Þróttur Reykjavík (Laugardalur) 1953 2016 19 5th 0 - -

See also

References

  1. ^ Stefnt á að sýna alla leiki í Pepsi-deild karla beint - Pepsi-deildin á Stöð 2 Sport til 2021
  2. ^ "Icelandic Premier League - Úrvalsdeild / Pepsi Max deildin (Review)". Fieldo Blog. March 19, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Iceland coming in from the cold". UEFA. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ UEFA Country Ranking 2016 UEFA rankings for club competitions, accessed April 30, 2017
  5. ^ Pepsi-deildin í knattspyrnu 2009 KSÍ's official site, accessed 28 April 2009
  6. ^ "Pepsi-deildin til næstu þriggja ára". Ölgerðin. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Reglugerðir - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved .
  8. ^ Íslandsmeistarar meistaraflokks karla
  9. ^ "Archive - Úrvalsdeild - Iceland - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Íslandsmót - Pepsi-deild karla - 2019

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