Ungmennafélagið Afturelding

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Afturelding
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Full name Ungmennafélagið Afturelding
Founded 11 April 1909
Ground Varmárvollur,
Mosfellsbær
Ground Capacity 2,500
Chairman Pétur Magnússon
Manager Atli Eðvaldsson
League 2. deild karla
2011 2. deild karla, 4th

Ungmennafélagið Afturelding, commonly known as Afturelding, is an Icelandic sports club from the town of Mosfellsbær located just north of the capital Reykjavík. As of the 2013 season, the club's senior men's football team plays in the 2. deild karla, the third tier of Icelandic football, while the women's team competes in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.

The team plays their home games at Varmárvöllur in Mosfellsbær. The club also has an artificial pitch which is used during the winter and also a large training ground at Tungubakkar.

The club's senior men's team has played in the second deild for the last few years. The team got promoted to the first deild in 2008 but got relegated again in 2009. In 2012, Afturelding finished number five in 2. deild after having a chance of getting promoted before the last round of the league. The team also had a decent cup run which ended when Afturelding lost 3–2 against premier league club Fram at Varmárvöllur.

In 2007, former Manchester United reserve player Aaron Burns played two games for Afturelding and scored one goal before returning to England where he had trial at several English clubs. He now plays in the English conference. Other notable former players at Afturelding are Icelandic national team keeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson and also Atli Heimisson, Boban Ristic, Gunnar Rafn Borgþórsson, Magnús Einarsson and Þorvaldur Árnason.

Today the club has former Grindavík player Paul McShane and former Keflavík and Valur player Guðmundur Viðar Mete among the players in the squad. Wentzel Steinarr Kamban, a former Faroe U21 national player, is also in the squad. The 24-year-old Mosfellsbær-born player has been chosen the player of the year at Afturelding for the last two seasons.

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  • 1909 : Foundation of club

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