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 1. deild karla
2011 Úrvalsdeild, 12th Relegated

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
2 Iceland DF Ívar Örn Jónsson
3 Iceland DF Ómar Friðriksson
5 Iceland DF Tómas Guðmundsson
24 Iceland FW Sveinbjörn Jónasson
6 Iceland DF Halldór Smári Sigurðsson
8 Iceland MF Kristinn Jóhannes Magnússon
11 Iceland MF Dofri Snorrason
12 Iceland GK Sigurður Hrannar Björnsson
15 Iceland DF Óttar Steinn Magnússon
18 Iceland DF Kjartan Dige Baldursson
No. Position Player
22 Scotland DF Alan Lowing
24 Iceland FW Viktor Jónsson
25 Iceland FW Aron Þrándarson
26 Scotland MF Harry Monaghan
Iceland DF Jovan Kujundzic
Serbia MF Igor Tasković
Iceland MF Agnar Darri Sverrisson
Iceland MF Darri Steinn Kristjánsson
Bulgaria MF Todor Hristov
Republic of Macedonia MF Marko Pavlov
Iceland FW Pape Mammadou Fayé

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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