Víkingur Gøta

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Víkingur
Vikingur Logo.png
Full name GÍ/LÍF Víkingur
Nickname(s) Vikings
Founded 4 February 2008
Ground Serpugerdi Stadium
Gøta, Faroe Islands
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Brandur Jacobsen
Manager Sigfríður Clementsen
League Faroe Islands Premier League
2013 6th

Víkingur is a football club in the Faroe Islands. The club was founded in 2008 after the of merger GÍ Gøta and Leirvík ÍF.[1] The club is based in Leirvík, while the stadium is in Norðragøta. Both are located on the island of Eysturoy and are about 5 kilometers away from each other. They are usually just referred to as Víkingur.

History[edit]

Víkingur Gøta in a match in Vodafonedeildin against FC Suðuroy in October 2010. They used their away colours (black).
Víkingur Gøta vs. TB Tvøroyri in March 2012. Víkingur won the match 2-0.
Víkingur Gøta vs. TB Tvøroyri in March 2012, Effodeildin.
Víkingur Gøta has also female football, this photo is from 1 July 2012. Football match between Víkingur Gøta and FC Suðuroy.

In November 2007, GÍ Gøta and 1. deild club Leirvík ÍF merged.[2] Originally the new name of the club was undecided, but on 4 February 2008, the name of the club was chosen by working together the old names of the previous clubs. Most of the players that formed the squad were former GÍ players, but some of players from Leirvík ÍF were also included.

Víkingur debuted in the Vodafonedeildin on 31 March 2008, the first match was a meeting at home against B68 Toftir, Víkingur won the match 4-1. It was a mixed season for them, one the highest points of the season was a 5-0 win at B71 Sandoy. They finished their debut season in a respectable 5th place. They went out of the Faroe Islands Cup at the first hurdle, the match against 07 Vestur was 1-1 after extra time and lost 4-2 in a Penalty shoot-out.

In the 2009 season Víkingur finished 3rd in the league, three points ahead of NSÍ Runavík. In the Faroese Cup, they recorded a 5-0 win in the first round against MB Midvagur, in quarter-final Víkingur knocked out HB Torshavn defeating them 2-1. The cup run continued when they defeated ÍF over two legs, 1-0 away and 5-0 at home. Their opponents in the final were EB/Streymur, Víkingur were winning 2-1 in the second half against favourites EB/Streymur, when Finnur Justinussen scored with 3 minutes to go, to seal the win. EB managed to score a goal minutes later, but the match finished 3-2 and Víkingur won the trophy.[3]

The success of the 2009 season meant Víkingur would get to play in the Europa League in the following season and play against the Faroese league winners in the Faroe Islands Super Cup. The match was against 20 time league champions HB Torshavn, on 14 March 2010. Víkingur lost the match 2-1 and missed out on their second piece of silverware. Víkingur were drawn against Turkish giants Beşiktaş, in the Europa League second qualifying round. Unsurprisingly Víkingur were beaten 3-0 in the first leg, at the BJK İnönü Stadium. The home leg didn't go any better and lost the match 4-0. In 2010 Víkingur made it to the semi-finals of the Faroese Cup, but missed out on a place in the final for a second year running after being beaten by rivals ÍF Fuglafjørður over two legs. In the league they finished the 2010 season in 5th place, narrowly missing out on a place in Europe. Víkingur's final match was at home against ÍF and a draw would have been enough for a place in the top 4, but they lost 3-1, finishing the season behind ÍF level on points and level on goal difference.

Víkingur finished 3rd in the 2011 league season and will therefore again play Europa League football in 2012.

Achievements[edit]

2009, 2012, 2013
2014

Current squad[edit]

Updated 16 March 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Hungary GK Géza Turi
3 Faroe Islands MF Hanus Jacobsen
4 Faroe Islands DF Atli Gregersen (captain)
5 Faroe Islands DF Danjál Pauli Lervig
6 Faroe Islands MF Sámal Jákup Joensen
7 Faroe Islands MF Súni Olsen
8 Faroe Islands FW Heðin Hansen
9 Serbia FW Filip Djordjević
10 Faroe Islands MF Sølvi Vatnhamar
11 Faroe Islands MF Hallur Hansson
No. Position Player
12 Faroe Islands DF Bárður Hansen
13 Faroe Islands DF Erling Jacobsen
16 Faroe Islands MF Hans Jørgin Djurhuus
17 Faroe Islands FW Finnur Justinussen
20 Faroe Islands FW Svein Justinussen
21 Faroe Islands GK Hjalti Strømsten
22 Faroe Islands MF Ingi Sørensen
24 Faroe Islands DF Gunnar Vatnhamar
27 Faroe Islands GK Elias Rasmussen

Managers[edit]

European Record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Turkey Beşiktaş 0–3 0–4 0–7
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Belarus Gomel 0–6 0–4 0–10
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Finland FC Inter Turku 1–1 1–0 2–1
Second qualifying round Romania Petrolul Ploiești 0–3 0–4 0–7
2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Latvia FC Daugava 2–1 1–1 3–2
Second qualifying round Norway Tromsø IL

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