Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur

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Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur
Emblem of Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur.jpg
Full name Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur
Nickname(s) ÍR
Founded 11 March 1907; 110 years ago (1907-03-11)
Ground Hertz-völlurinn,
Reykjavík, Iceland
Ground Capacity 1,200 (300 seated)
Club Chairman Ingigerður Guðmundsdóttir
Football Chairman Ísleifur Gissurason
Manager Arnar Þór Valsson
League 1. deild karla
2016 2. deild karla, 1st (promoted)

Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur or ÍR (Reykjavik Athletic) is an Icelandic sport club, based in Breiðholt Reykjavík. It has teams in football, handball, basketball, athletics, tenpin bowling, skiing, karate, taekwondo, judo and dancing.

Athletics[edit]

Notable Athletes[edit]

Vilhjálmur Einarsson Iceland national record holder in the men's triple jump and silver medalist at the Melbourne Olympic games 1956.

Vala Flosadóttir Former women's pole vault indoor world record holder and third place at the Sydney Olympic games 2000.

Aníta Hinriksdóttir Iceland national record holder in the women's 800 meters and 2000 meters steeplechase. In 2013 Hinriksdóttir won the 800 meters at the World Youth Championships in athletics and the European Junior Championships in athletics.

Basketball[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

The ÍR men's basketball team has won the third most Icelandic championships, after KR and Njarðvík, with 15 titles.

Women's basketball[edit]

ÍR was one of the pioneers of women's basketball in Iceland and one of the founding members of the women's top-tier league. It is also one of the must successful women's team in the country, winning a total of 11 national championships.[1] After not fielding a team since being relegated from the Úrvalsdeild in 2004, the team was revived in 2017 and registered into Division I for the 2017-2018 season.[2]

Trophies and achievements[edit]

  • Icelandic Premier League: (15):
    • 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1976–77
  • Iceland basketball Cups: (2):
    • 2001, 2007
  • Icelandic First Division (2):
    • 1986–87, 1999–00

Football[edit]

Honours[edit]

D Division Icelandic Champions (1985)

C Division Icelandic runners up (1986)

B Division Icelandic runners up (1998)

Champions of Reykjavík (2008)

Lengjan Cup, B-Division (2008)

2nd Division Icelandic Champions (2008)

Handball[edit]

ÍR currently plays in the Premier League.

Champion of Iceland 1946

Cup champion 2005

Cup champion 2013

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Meistaratitlar kvenna". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "ÍR stofnar meistaraflokk kvenna". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 5 May 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.