In July 2009 KÍ signed former great Todi Jónsson for the reminder of the season. Local Atli Danielsen was also signed, but they failed to maintain their place in the top-flight football on the Faroe Islands, finishing 9th in the process.
In the 2010 season, KÍ started out slow, but they ended the season on a high note and secured a place to return to the flight of Faroese football in the 2011 season, on the last day of the season.
In the 2011 season, KÍ played some very attracting attacking football under the guidance of manager Aleksandar Djordjevic. KÍ ended the season in a respectable 5. position. After the season Icelander Páll H. Guðlaugsson was appointed as manager.
In the 2012 season, KÍ continued to climb the table and ended in 4. position. The team was the most potent attacking side scoring an amazing 59 goals in only 27 matches. Páll Klettskarð scored 22 goals and was joint top-scorer in the Effo league. In the buildup to the 2013 season Atli Danielsen and Meinhardt Joensen were signed.
In the 2013 season, KÍ reached the semifinal of the cup and finished in a disappointed 8 place. Ndende Adama Guéye was signed after the season.