KÍ Klaksvík

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KÍ Klaksvík Logo.svg
Full name Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag
Founded August 24, 1904
Ground Djúpumýra Stadium
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman Tummas Lervig
Manager Eyðun Klakstein [1]
League Faroe Islands Premier League
2013 8th
FC Suðuroy vs. KÍ Klaksvík in Effodeildin on 30 June 2012. KÍ is in white here.

Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag is a Faroese football club, playing in Klaksvík, founded in 1904. The club plays in blue and white. Their stadium has a capacity of 3000.

In 1992 KÍ Klaksvík participated for the first time on a European stage, competing in the Champions League preliminary round against Skonto Riga of Latvia, where they lost 6–1 on aggregate.

The most notable player to have played for KÍ Klaksvík is local boy Todi Jónsson. Jónsson's career took him to Lyngby Boldklub, FC Copenhagen of Denmark and IK Start

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.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 March 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Faroe Islands DF Gunnar Christiansen
3 Faroe Islands DF Ísak Simonsen
4 Denmark DF Jonas Flindt Rasmussen
6 Faroe Islands DF Sørmund Kalsø
7 Faroe Islands MF Ivan Joensen
8 Faroe Islands MF Jóannes Bjartalíð
9 Faroe Islands FW Páll Klettskarð
10 Faroe Islands MF Hjalgrím Elttør (captain)
11 Faroe Islands MF Atli Danielsen
14 Faroe Islands MF Tórur Justesen
15 Senegal MF Ndende Adama Guéye
No. Position Player
16 Faroe Islands GK Meinhard Joensen
17 Faroe Islands MF Álvur Christiansen
18 Faroe Islands DF Heðin á Lakjuni
19 Faroe Islands MF Johan Jacobsen
21 Faroe Islands MF Heðin Klakstein
22 Faroe Islands GK Kristin Akursmørk

Notable former players[edit]