UMF Selfoss

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UMF Selfoss
UMF Selfoss.png
Full name Ungmennafélag Selfoss
Nickname(s) Selfyssingar
Founded 1936 (as a sports club)
1955 (football department)
Ground Selfossvöllur
Selfoss, Iceland
Ground Capacity 750
Chairman Óskar Sigurðsson
Manager Gunnar Guðmundsson
League 1. deild
2013 1. deild 8th place

UMF Selfoss (knattspyrnudeild) is an Icelandic football club. It is located in a town called Selfoss in South-Iceland with a population of approximately 6,500. The club currently plays in 1. deild (2nd level on pyramid).[1]

History[edit]

Ungmennafélag Selfoss (e.Selfoss' Youth Club), simply known as Selfoss, was established in June 1, 1936 as a general sports club for young men and women. Today, the club has departments for 9 sports activities (gymnastics, athletics, team handball, judo, football (soccer), weightlifting, swimming, taekwondo and motocross). The football department within the club was established in 1955 but the team's debut season wasn't until 1966. From 1966 to 1993 the team played in 1. deild karla (2nd level in pyramid), 2. deild karla (3rd level in pyramid) and 3. deild karla (4th level in pyramid). From 1993 to 2007 the team played in 2. deild, but were always close to being promoted. In the summer of 2007 the team were finally promoted to 1. deild. In the summer of 2008 (the football season in Iceland is played from May to September due to harsh winter) the team was 1 point and 8 goals from being promoted to Úrvalsdeild (1st level in pyramid).In the summer of 2009 the team won 1. deild and were finally promoted to Úrvalsdeild for the first time. In the team's debut season in Úrvalsdeild, the 2010 season, the team was relegated to 1. deild. Before the 2010 season the club's board decided to hire a retired and well known Icelandic football player, Guðmundur Benediktsson, as the team's new head coach. Guðmundur had no experience as a football coach and the summer was very difficult for him and the unexperienced team which was based on young local players. For the spring transfer period in 2010 the team only received 2 young players which was not enough to bring the club to higher standard. On 13 October 2010 the club announced that former Icelandic national team coach Logi Ólafsson had been signed as a new head coach on a two year contract. In his first season as the teams coach, in the summer of 2011, the team was promoted back to Úrvalsdeild, ending the season in 2nd place (2 teams are promoted in each division).

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 Bergsteinn Magnússon
2 Iceland DF Birkir Pétursson
3 Iceland DF Bjarki Már Benediktsson
4 England DF Andrew James Pew (Captain)
5 Ghana MF Zakari Hamza
England DF Joe Tillen
6 Iceland MF Einar Ottó Antonsson
7 Iceland MF Svavar Berg Jóhannsson
8 Iceland MF Ingvi Rafn Óskarsson
9 Cape Verde FW Elton Renato Livramento Barros
10 Iceland MF Ingi Rafn Ingibergsson
No. Position Player
11 Iceland DF Þorsteinn Daníel Þorsteinsson
12 Iceland MF Magnús Ingi Einarsson
15 Iceland MF Sindri Rúnarsson
17 Iceland MF Haukur Ingi Gunnarsson
18 Iceland GK Vignir Jóhannesson
19 Croatia MF Luka Jagacic
22 Iceland MF Andri Már Hermannsson
25 Iceland MF Geir Kristinsson
27 Iceland GK Gunnar Már Hallgrímsson
29 Iceland MF Hafþór Mar Aðalgeirsson
30 Iceland GK Pétur Logi Pétursson

Stats history[edit]

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1966 2. deild 1 6 4 0 2 15 8 8 1st round Promoted to 1. deild / 2 points for a win
1967 1. deild (Group A) 2 6 3 0 3 8 8 6 Didn't qualify Only 1st place gave place in playoffs / 2 points for a win
1968 1. deild (Group B) 3 6 1 2 3 11 14 4 Didn't qualify 2 points for a win
1969 1. deild (Group A) 2 6 1 3 2 7 8 5 Semi-finals Only 1st place gave place in playoffs / 2 points for a win
1970 1. deild 3 14 6 4 4 23 27 16 Didn't qualify 2 points for a win
1971 1. deild 7 14 3 1 10 17 48 7 Didn't qualify Only one team relegated / 2 points for a win
1972 1. deild 5 14 5 1 8 26 28 11 Didn't qualify 2 points for a win
1973 1. deild 7 14 4 0 10 17 39 8 Final 16 Only one team relegated / 2 points for a win
1974 1. deild 5 14 5 0 9 19 35 10 Final 16 2 points for a win
1975 1. deild 4 14 5 5 4 26 22 15 Final 16 2 points for a win
1976 1. deild 8 16 4 3 9 28 51 11 Didn't qualify Only one team relegated / 2 points for a win
1977 1. deild 8 18 2 3 13 14 43 7 Final 16 Relegated to 2. deild / 2 points for a win
1978 2. deild (Group A) 1 10 ? ? ? ? ? 18 Didn't qualify Promoted to 1. deild / Champions overall / 2 points for a win
1979 1. deild 5 18 7 3 8 25 26 17 Didn't qualify 2 points for a win
1980 1. deild 5 18 6 5 7 31 37 17 Didn't qualify 2 points for a win
1981 1. deild 9 18 3 3 12 10 36 9 1st round Relegated to 2. deild / 2 points for a win
1982 2. deild (Group A) 2 14 7 4 3 22 18 18 1st round Lost in playoffs / 2 points for a win
1983 2. deild (Group A) 2 14 9 3 2 38 19 21 Didn't qualify Only 1st place gave promotion / 2 points for a win
1984 2. deild (Southwest Group) 4 16 8 3 5 31 20 27 3rd round
1985 2. deild (Southwest Group) 1 14 10 4 0 37 11 34 1st round Promoted to 1. deild / Champions overall in 2. deild
1986 1. deild 4 18 9 4 5 33 16 31 1st round
1987 1. deild 4 18 8 5 5 35 28 29 3rd round
1988 1. deild 5 18 7 4 7 27 26 25 Final 16
1989 1. deild 4 18 9 1 8 23 27 28 Final 16
1990 1. deild 6 18 7 3 8 34 33 24 Final 8
1991 1. deild 8 18 5 2 11 23 38 17 1st round
1992 1. deild 10 18 1 4 13 20 61 7 3rd round Relegated to 2. deild
1993 2. deild 1 18 13 3 2 33 18 42 1st round Promoted to 1. deild
1994 1. deild 9 18 4 6 8 18 43 18 Didn't qualify Relegated to 2. deild
1995 2. deild 4 18 9 1 8 38 41 28 Final 32
1996 2. deild 6 18 7 5 6 39 46 26 2nd round
1997 2. deild 3 18 12 3 3 45 31 39 2nd round
1998 2. deild 8 18 5 4 9 38 42 19 Final 32
1999 2. deild 3 18 9 4 5 41 32 31 Final 32
2000 2. deild 3 18 9 3 6 46 25 30 2nd round
2001 2. deild 4 18 8 4 6 35 25 28 3rd round
2002 2. deild 5 18 8 2 8 36 41 26 Final 32
2003 2. deild 3 18 11 2 5 40 23 35 Final 32
2004 2. deild 5 18 5 6 7 38 37 21 Final 32
2005 2. deild 5 18 8 2 8 27 30 26 2nd round
2006 2. deild 4 18 7 6 5 26 18 27 3rd round
2007 2. deild 2 18 11 3 4 39 17 36 3rd round Promoted to 1. deild
2008 1. deild 3 22 14 4 4 54 36 46 Final 32
2009 1. deild 1 22 15 2 5 53 26 47 Final 32 Promoted to Úrvalsdeild
2010 Úrvalsdeild 12 22 5 2 15 32 51 17 Final 32 Relegated to 1. deild
2011 1. deild 2 22 15 2 5 44 22 47 Final 32 Promoted to Úrvalsdeild
2012 Úrvalsdeild 11 22 6 3 13 30 44 21 Final 8 Relegated to 1. deild
2013 1. deild 8 22 8 3 11 44 38 27 Final 32

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Kits[edit]

Sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1966-72 (Unknown) none
1973-74 Jógúrt
1975-77 Samverk Hellu
1978-80 SG-einingahús
1981-82 Henson Jógúrt
1983 Höfn
1984-86 Vöruhús KÁ
1987-90 Hornið
1991-93 Íslandsbanki Selfossi
1994-01 ABM
2002 Henson (Home) Adidas (Away) bill.is
2003-05 Jako Íslandsbanki Selfossi
2006-07 Henson Glitnir
2008 Hummel
2009-11 Íslandsbanki
2012-13 Errea

Kit evolution[edit]

  • Home
1955-1956
1963-1965
1966-1969
1970-1972
1973-1974
1975-1977
1978-1982
1983
1984-1986
1987-1990
  • Home
1991-1992
1993-95
1996
1997
1998
1999-2001
2002
2003-2005
2006-2011
2012-2013
  • Away
1973-74
1984-1986
1996-2002
2003-2005
2006-2011
2012
  • Third/Special
2012

Managerial history[edit]

Season(s) Manager(s) Notes
1966–67 Iceland Guðmundur Guðmundsson
1968 Iceland Kristján Jónsson
1969 Iceland Erlendur Magnússon and Iceland Helgi Númasson First manager duo
1970 Iceland Anton Bjarnason
1971 Iceland Gylfi Þ. Gíslason and Iceland Steinn Guðmundsson
1972 Iceland Anton Bjarnason
1973 Iceland Steinn Guðmundsson Quit by mid-season
1973–74 Iceland Óli B. Jónsson
1975–76 Iceland Árni Njálsson
1977–78 Iceland Gylfi Þ. Gíslason
1979 Iceland Anton Bjarnason
1980 Iceland Jón B. Stefánsson and Magnús Jónatansson
1981 Iceland Jón Hermansson
1982 Iceland Gylfi Þ. Gíslason
1983 Iceland Sigurlás Þorleifsson
1984 Iceland Stefán Halldórsson
1985 Iceland Magnús Jónatansson
1986 Iceland Sigurður Halldórsson
1987–88 Iceland Magnús Jónatansson
1989 Iceland Hörður Hilmarsson
1990 Iceland Heimir Karlsson
1991 Iceland Þórarinn Ingólfsson
1992 Iceland Gylfi Þ. Gíslason Quit in August
1992 Iceland Einar Jónsson Longest-serving manager (total) = 8 seasons
1993–94 Iceland Magni Blöndal Pétursson
1995–97 Iceland Einar Jónsson
1998 Iceland Ólafur Jóhannsson Quit by mid-season
1998–99 Iceland Einar Jónsson
2000 Serbia Miroslav Nikolic Quit by mid-season / First foreign manager
2000–03 Iceland Kristinn Björnsson Longest-serving manager (non-stop) = 4 seasons
2004–05 Iceland Gústaf Adolf Björnsson
2006–07 Iceland Einar Jónsson Quit early in the 2007 season
2007–08 Serbia Zoran Miljkovic
2009 Iceland Gunnlaugur Jónsson
2010 Iceland Guðmundur Benediktsson
2011–12 Iceland Logi Ólafsson
2013–current Iceland Gunnar Guðmundsson

International links[edit]

In February 2013 it was announced that English League One club Brentford had entered into partnership with UMF Selfoss, enabling the clubs to exchange youth players to gain experience. The partnership also sees the two clubs exchanging coaching philosophies and allows Brentford to utilise Selfoss' scouting network. Towards the end of the 2012/13 English season, Brentford player Aaron Pierre joined Selfoss for a work experience period[3] and teammate Montell Moore will join in February 2014.[4] Selfoss players Svavar Berg Jóhannsson and Daniel Thorstein Thorsteinsson spent a period training with Brentford in October 2013.[5]

Affiliated clubs[edit]

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