Deildabikar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Deildabikar
Founded 1996
Region  Iceland
Number of teams 24
Current champions FH (6th title)
Most successful club(s) FH (6 titles)
2014 Deildabikar

The Deildabikar, also known as the Icelandic League Cup is a pre-season professional football competition in Iceland. It is also considered the third most important competition in Icelandic football.

The pre-season tournament involves the top 22 clubs in Iceland from the previous season and the two clubs promoted from 2. deild, for a total of the 24 teams that will comprise the top two divisions in Iceland the following season. It generally takes place between February and May. The number of teams in the 2008 edition rose from 16 to 24.

Format[edit]

The 24 teams are divided into three pools of eight teams. Each team meets each other once during the pool stage. The final positions of the group are determined after these 7 games are played. The top two of each group automatically gain entry to the next stage in the competition, and the best 2 teams in third place join them in the quarter final round.

From the quarter final round it is a purely knockout competition where ties take place over 1-leg only, if a tie is not decided in the 90 minutes then penalty kicks are taken to decide the game.

Since 2001, two other pre-season tournaments have been arranged in the same format for teams lower down in the Icelandic football league ladder.

Winners[edit]

Club Titles Year(s)
FH 6 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014
KR 5 1998, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2012
ÍA 3 1996, 1999, 2003
Valur 2 2008, 2011
Grindavík 1 2000
ÍBV 1 1997
Breiðablik 1 2013

Finals[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1996 ÍA 3–1 (aet) Breiðablik
1997 ÍBV 3–2 (aet) Valur
1998 KR 2–2 (6–5p) Valur
1999 ÍA 1–0 Fylkir
2000 Grindavík 4–0 Valur
2001 KR 0–0 (5–3p) FH
2002 FH 2–2 (4–3p) Fylkir
2003 ÍA 1–1 (4–2p) Keflavik
2004 FH 2–1 KR
2005 KR 3–2 Þróttur
2006 FH 3–2 Keflavik
2007 FH 3–2 (aet) Valur
2008 Valur 4–1 Fram
2009 FH 3–0 Breiðablik
2010 KR 2–1 Breiðablik
2011 Valur 3–1 (aet) Fylkir
2012 KR 1–0 Fram
2013 Breiðablik 3–2 Valur
2014 FH 4–1 Breiðablik

External links[edit]