Knattspyrnufélagið Víkingur

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Víkingur
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Full name Knattspyrnufélagið Víkingur
Nickname(s) Víkingar (Vikings)
Founded April 21, 1908
Ground Víkin, Reykjavík, Iceland
Ground Capacity 1,152
Chairman Fridrik Magnusson
Manager Ólafur Þórðarson
League Úrvalsdeild
2014 Pepsi-deildin, 4th place (Europa League)

Knattspyrnufélagið Víkingur is a sports club in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is best known for its football team. The club was founded in 1908 and has been fairly successful over the years. Its last Icelandic title came in 1991, when the team won the Icelandic championship.

The club operates several other sport divisions including Team handball, Tennis, Table tennis, Karate & Skiing. All sports include both male and female teams.

Vikingur's coach is Ólafur Þórðarson, formerly coach of Fylkir. Þórðarson is an ex National Team Player.


Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Iceland GK Ingvar Kale
3 Iceland DF Ívar Jónsson
4 Serbia MF Igor Tasković
5 Iceland DF Tómas Guðmundsson
6 Iceland DF Halldór Sigurðsson
7 England MF Michael Abnett
8 Iceland MF Kristinn Magnússon
9 Iceland FW Sveinbjörn Jónasson
10 Iceland MF Aron Þrándarson
11 Iceland MF Dofri Snorrason
12 Iceland GK Sigurður Björnsson
14 Bulgaria DF Iliyan Garov
15 Iceland DF Óttar Magnússon
No. Position Player
16 Iceland FW Stefán Hjaltested
18 Iceland DF Kjartan Baldursson
19 Scotland MF Harry Monaghan
20 Iceland FW Pape Mammadou Fayé
22 Scotland DF Alan Lowing
23 Iceland MF Páll Thorsteinsson
24 Iceland FW Viktor Jónsson
25 Iceland MF Darri Konráðsson
26 Iceland MF Ásgeir Ásgeirsson
29 Iceland MF Agnar Sverrisson
31 Bulgaria FW Ventsislav Ivanov
Iceland DF Jovan Kujundzic
Republic of Macedonia MF Marko Pavlov

Staff[edit]

  • Coach: Ólafur Þórdarson
    • Appointed in October 2011.
  • Assistant Coach: Milos Milojevic
  • Goal Keeper Coach: Agust Bjarni Gardarson
  • Physio: Ísak Jónsson
  • Chairman: Fridrik Magnusson
  • Vice chairman: Heimir Gunnlaugsson
  • Secretary: Valdimar Sigurdsson
  • Boardmember: Bjarki Rafn Eiriksson
  • Boardmember: Gylfi Aron Gylfason
  • Boardmember: Sigurður Sighvatsson
  • Boardmember: David Rurik Olafsson
  • Managing director: Haraldur V. Haraldsson

Club honours[edit]

  • Icelandic Champions: 1920, 1924, 1981, 1982, 1991
  • Icelandic Cup: 1971
  • Icelandic Champions of Champions: 1982, 1983
  • Icelandic 1st Division Champions: 1969, 1971, 1973, 1987, 2010
  • Reykjavik Champions: 1940, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1982
  • Spring Champions: 1951

European Games[edit]

Champions Cup[edit]

Cup Winner's Cup[edit]

  • 27.9.1972: Víkingur - Legia (0-9)
  • 13.9.1972: Víkingur - Legia (0-2)

Other information[edit]

  • For the first 10 years of Vikingur's history, the team only lost one match. In that period Vikingur scored 58 goals and conceded 16. The team did not win a single title in that time because they did not yet have a senior side. It wasn't until 1918 that the team first competed in the Icelandic league.
  • The last time Vikingur played in the Icelandic top-flight, the team was relegated by conceding a 90th minute goal in their last match of the season against UMFG.
  • While Vikingur's fan base is rather small,

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