Argja Bóltfelag

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Argja Bóltfelag
Argja Bóltfelag's Logo
Full name Argja Bóltfelag
Nickname(s) AB
Frensurin
Founded August 15, 1973
Ground Blue Water Arena
Argir, Faroes
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Jens Michal Tróndheim
Manager Oddbjörn Joensen
League Effodeildin
2013 7th

Argja Bóltfelag is an Faroese football club based in Argir. They are back in Effodeildin in 2013, which is the highest division in Faroese football, they came in as runners up in second place of 1. deild in 2012 after playing there for two years. They play their home games at Vika Stadium in Argir.

History[edit]

Argja Bóltfelag (or AB) was founded on 15 August 1973 by Danish resident Johnny Nyby and other football enthusiasts on Argjum. In the spring of 1974 the first board was elected. This composed of Johnny Nyby, Chairman; Fróði Olsen, Co-Chairman; Sonja á Argjaboða, accountant; and Kristian Arge, board writer. Other members of the board were Erling Olsen, Sæmundur Mortenen and Jens Hansen. In the same year the team started in the regular competition.

Vika Stadium AB scores against KÍ and wins 3-1

Initially the team didn't have very good training facilities and rented a school playground. Later they got a small ground to train on, but it was only 20 x 40 m² in measurements. There was no football field on Argjum at the time, but they were allowed to loan the Gundadalur, which belongs to HB and B36. AB practiced and played their matches at the Gundadalur and this helped the team to survive.

In 1983 a football field was built on Argjum and now had better training facilities. Having their own ground helped the team a lot and in 1985 a new two-storey house was built for AB. AB got the lower storey and the second storey was used as a school classroom.

In 1998 artificial grass was laid on the football field. For some years, the second storey remained as a school classroom for young children. By 2004 AB had grown enough to get the whole house.

From 2000 Tórálvur Stenberg became the chairman fof AB and he brought them from the 3rd division all the way to Formuladeildin in 2006. Sadly, he did not see AB play in Formuladeildina, because he died of cancer in the autumn. Stenberg was the first to become an honorary member of the team. He put his life and soul into Argja Bóltfelag. Two of his sons, Jónas and Heðin Stenberg, play for AB.

AB's first season in the Vodafonedeildin wasn't very successful and were relegated along with VB/Sumba, finishing in 9th place. Though in the season afterwards, they bounced right back and were promoted again after finishing runner-ups in 1. deild. They currently still play in the Effodeildin.

Honours[edit]

2002

First team squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

AB Argir in a match in Vodafonedeildin 2010 against FC Suðuroy.

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

No. Position Player
1 Faroe Islands GK Hans Jørgensen
3 Faroe Islands DF Jørgin Meinhardsson
4 Faroe Islands DF Jógvan Isaksen
5 Faroe Islands DF Sørin Samuelsen
7 Faroe Islands MF Jobin Drangastein
8 Faroe Islands MF Martin Midjord
9 Faroe Islands FW Jóan Símun Edmundsson
10 Faroe Islands FW Sorin Anghel
11 Faroe Islands MF Bárður Olsen
13 Faroe Islands DF Jónas Stenberg (captain)
14 Faroe Islands MF Mikkjal Hentze
No. Position Player
15 Faroe Islands MF Hørður Mohr
16 Faroe Islands GK Heðin Stenberg
20 Faroe Islands MF Karstin Højgaard
22 Faroe Islands MF Beinir Ellefsen
23 Faroe Islands FW Jógvan Andrias Nolsøe
25 Faroe Islands MF Cristian í Garði
26 Faroe Islands MF Kári Nielsen
27 Faroe Islands MF Magnus Egilsson
Faroe Islands DF Andras Brixen Vásheyg
Faroe Islands DF Dion Splidt


Out studying in Denmark[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Faroe Islands DF Janus Joensen
Faroe Islands FW Dánjal Rói Olsen

Technical staff[edit]

As of 1 January 2008.

Manager: Faroe Islands Bill Jacobsen
Assistant Manager: Faroe Islands Heðin Joensen
Goalkeeping Coach Faroe Islands Sámal Hansen

Player of the year[edit]

Starting from 2006, the club has annually named its player of the year. Players still playing for the club are marked in bold:

Managers[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

Argja Bóltfelag also has youth teams. There are 16 youth teams, based on gender and age, with the youngest team for the age of 6-8 and the oldest for 18 years of age. There are 20 coaches for these youth players.

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