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Stjarnan Logo.png
Full name Stjarnan Knattspyrnudeild (Stjarnan Football Club)
Founded 1960
Ground Samsungvöllur, Garðabær
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Jóhann Ingimundarson
Manager Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson
League Úrvalsdeild
2014 1st
Current season

Stjarnan F.C. (English: Star F.C.) is an Icelandic sports club specialising in football, located in Garðabær, which currently plays in Úrvalsdeild, the top league in Iceland. They won the promotion from the 1. deild karla in 2008. Stjarnan won the Úrvalsdeild for the first time in 2014. In the 2014-15 Europa League, they reached the play-off rounds after beating Scottish club Motherwell and Polish team Lech Poznań, before Italian giants Inter Milan denied them a place in the group stages.

The club gained worldwide fame when their elaborate goal celebrations, including highly choreographed depictions of landing a fish, diving, a human toilet, a human bicycle, and a Rambo shooting spree, were published widely across the Internet and football television shows.[1]

The women's team won the Icelandic championship in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

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 Faroe Islands GK Gunnar Nielsen
2 Iceland DF Jóhann Laxdal
19 Denmark FW Jeppe Hansen
5 Denmark MF Michael Præst (captain)
6 Iceland MF Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson
7 Iceland MF Atli Jóhannsson
8 El Salvador MF Pablo Punyed
9 Iceland DF Daniel Laxdal
10 Iceland FW Veigar Páll Gunnarsson (vice-captain)
11 Iceland FW Arnar Már Björgvinsson
12 Iceland MF Heiðar Ægisson
14 Iceland DF Hörður Árnason
No. Position Player
15 Iceland DF Aron Rúnarsson Heiðdal
16 Iceland MF Þorri Geir Rúnarsson
17 Iceland FW Ólafur Karl Finsen
18 Iceland FW Jón Arnar Barðdal
20 Iceland FW Atli Freyr Ottesen
21 Iceland MF Baldvin Sturluson
23 Iceland MF Snorri Páll Blöndal
25 Iceland GK Sveinn Sigurður Jóhannesson
27 Iceland FW Garðar Jóhannsson
30 Iceland MF Kári Pétursson


Women's team[edit]

The Stjarnan Women play in Iceland's top division, the women's Úrvalsdeild. In 2011 the team won the championship two weeks before the end.[2] The team also reached the final of the Icelandic Women's Cup in 1993 and 2010, losing 1–3 and 0–1 respectively.[3] The team won the cup eventually in 2012 with a 1–0 win over Valur.[4] In 2013 they won their second league title, winning every single game that season thus not dropping a single point. [5]

Trophies and achievements[edit]



Stjarnan volleyballteam won the Icelandic championship in 2003,2004,2006,2007 and 2008.

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Wales Bangor City 4–0 4–0 8–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Scotland Motherwell 3–2(aet) 2–2 5–4 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Poland Lech Poznań 1–0 0–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Italy Internazionale 0–3 0–6 0–9 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lorna Blount (28 July 2010). "Is This The Best Goal Celebration Ever?". Sky News. 
  2. ^ "Stjarnan women win 1st championship" (in Icelandic). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bikarmeistarar meistaraflokks kvenna" (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kate Deines and Veronica Perez Win Icelandic Cup". 
  5. ^ "Stjarnan storm to Iceland's women's title". 29 August 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

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