Stjarnan

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Stjarnan
Stjarnan Logo.png
Full name Stjarnan Knattspyrnudeild (Stjarnan Football Club)
Founded 1960
Ground Stjörnuvöllur, Garðabær
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Snorri Olsen
Manager Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson
League Pepsi deildin
2013 3rd

Stjarnan F.C. is an Icelandic sports club specialising in football, located in Garðabær, which currently plays for the season 2013 in the Úrvalsdeild. They won the promotion from the 1. deild karla in 2008.

The club gained worldwide fame when their elaborate goal celebrations, including a highly choreographed depiction of landing a fish, diving, a human toilet, a human bicycle, and an imitation of a Rambo shooting spree, were published widely across the Internet and football television shows.[1] The Spanish mobile network Movistar even made a YouTube video about Stjarnan.

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

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 Jónsson
4 Denmark MF Nicklas Vemmelund
5 Denmark MF Michael Præst (captain)
6 Iceland MF Hilmar Thór Hilmarsson
8 United States DF Pablo Punyed
9 Iceland DF Daníel 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
15 Iceland DF Aron Rúnarsson Heiðdal
16 Iceland MF Þorri Geir Rúnarsson
No. Position Player
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
24 Denmark MF Rolf Toft
25 Iceland GK Sveinn Sigurður Jóhannesson
27 Iceland FW Garðar Jóhannsson
29 Denmark DF Martin Rauschenberg
30 Iceland MF Kári Pétursson
Iceland FW Jóhann Laxdal

Managers[edit]

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.[5]

Trophies and achievements[edit]

Football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

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

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Wales Bangor City 4–0 4–0 8–0
2Q Scotland Motherwell 2–2 3–2 5–4
3Q Poland Lech Poznań

References[edit]

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

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