1. deild kvinnur

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1. deild kvinnur
Founded1985
CountryFaroe Islands
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams5
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Faroese Women's Cup
International cup(s)Women's Champions League
Current championsEB/Streymur/Skála (2nd title)
(2018)
Most championshipsKÍ Klaksvík (18 titles)
2019 1. deild kvinnur

The 1. deild kvinnur (also known as Betri deild kvinnur for sponsorship reasons[1]) is the top level women's football league of the Faroe Islands.

It is organized by the Faroe Islands Football Association and it was first played in 1985. The winners qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

History[edit]

The league was played for the first time in 1985. In its early years and throughout the 1990s, it was dominated by the Tórshavn teams, with HB winning it seven times and B36 four; other teams to be crowned champions in the period were Skála, two times, and ÍF, once. KÍ also won their first title during the successful period of the Tórshavn duo.

The KÍ era[edit]

dominated the league from 2000, winning it seventeen times in a row, establishing a new world record for consecutive championships won.[2]

The dominance was so big that in an interview in 2005 after winning the league for the sixth consecutive season, KÍ midfielder Malena Josephsen stated: "We know when we go on the pitch that we will win the match, the only question is [by] how much we will win. We are not getting any better by playing in this league."[3]

A new champion and sponsorship deal[edit]

After being runners-up four consecutive times, EB/Streymur/Skála ended KÍ's winning streak in 2017,[4] becoming only the second club to represent the Faroe Islands in the UEFA Women's Champions League,[5] and defended their title in 2018.

For the 2018 season, the league gained its first sponsorship deal, when the FSF announced that Betri, a bank headquartered in Tórshavn, would sponsor the men's and women's leagues, thus changing 1. deild kvinnur's name to Betri deildin kvinnur.[1][6]

Format[edit]

In 2019 the league will be contested by five teams, playing each other four times for a total of 16 matches. A second division exists, but there is no promotion and relegation between the two divisions.[7]

2019 teams[edit]

Locations of the 2019 1. deild kvinnur teams

In 2019 the league will be contested by five teams, a decrease from last season's six, as B68 joined ÍF/Víkingur to compete as ÍF/Víkingur/B68.[8][9]

Team City Stadium
B36 Tórshavn Tórshavn Gundadalur
EB/Streymur/Skála Streymnes Við Margáir
Havnar Bóltfelag Tórshavn Gundadalur
ÍF/Víkingur/B68 Norðragøta Sarpugerði
Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag Klaksvík Við Djúpumýrar

List of seasons[edit]

FC Suðuroy vs. Skála in May 2012.
FC Suðuroy vs. AB in April 2012.
FC Suðuroy vs. HB in April 2012.
Season Champions[10] Runners-up Top Scorer (club)[11] Goals
1985 B36 HB not available
1986 HB
1987 B36 (2) HB
1988 HB (2) B36
1989 HB (3) ÍF Hildur Rasmussen (B36) 16
1990 Skála HB Malan Klakkstein (KÍ) 19
1991 ÍF Kristina Eyðbjørnsdóttir (ÍF) 18
1992 Skála (2) Malan Klakkstein (KÍ) 18
1993 HB (4) VB Helga Ellingsgaard (HB) 11
1994 HB (5) B36 Helga Ellingsgaard (HB) 15
1995 HB (6) B36 Sigrun Mikkelsen (HB) 30
1996 B36 (3) Signhild Petersen (Skála)
Sigrun Mikkelsen (HB)
Sonja Steinhólm (LÍF)
11
1997 HB Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 28
1998 B36 (4) HB Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 20
1999 HB (7) Eyðfríð Kristiansen (HB)
Rakul Joensen (B36)
12
2000 (2) VB Halltóra Joensen (VB) 26
2001 (3) B36 Kristina Eyðbjørnsdóttir (HB) 17
2002 (4) B36 Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 36
2003 (5) B68 Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 46
2004 (6) B36 Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 30
2005 (7) B36 Malena Josephsen (KÍ) 27
2006 (8) Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ)
Hanna Højgaard (GÍ)
28
2007 (9) B36 Malena Josephsen (KÍ) 17
2008 (10) AB Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 27
2009 (11) AB Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 28
2010 (12) AB Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 27
2011 (13) AB Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 29
2012 (14) B36 Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ) 31
2013 (15) EB/Streymur/Skála Heidi Sevdal (HB) 29
2014 (16) EB/Streymur/Skála Rannvá Andreasen (KÍ)
Heidi Sevdal (HB)
29
2015 (17) EB/Streymur/Skála Heidi Sevdal (HB)
Maria Thomsen (KÍ)
22
2016 (18) EB/Streymur/Skála Milja Simonsen (HB) 25
2017 EB/Streymur/Skála Heidi Sevdal (EBS/Skála) 33
2018 EB/Streymur/Skála (2) HB Heidi Sevdal (HB) 23

Titles by club[edit]

Club Location Titles Runners-up
Klaksvík 18 4
HB Tórshavn 7 6
B36 Tórshavn 4 10
EB/Streymur/Skála Eiði / Streymnes / Skála 2 4
Skála Skála 2 0
ÍF Fuglafjørður 1 1
AB Argir 0 4
Norðragøta 0 2
VB Vágur 0 2
B68 Toftir 0 1

Clubs in bold are currently playing in the league.
Clubs in italics are competing in cooperation with another club or inactive in women's football.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Betri og FSF gjørt stuðulsavtalu" (in Faroese). FSF. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "KÍ føroyameistari og evropeiskt met" (in Faroese). KVF. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Interview: Malena Josephsen (KI Klaksvik)". Soccerway. 24 September 2005. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  4. ^ "EBS/Skála koppaði KÍ". in.fo. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Women's Champions League entries confirmed". UEFA. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Nova era: FSF assina com novo patrocinador e muda nome das ligas masculina e feminina" (in Portuguese). Faroe Football. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Women's football in the Faroe Islands". FSF.
  8. ^ Jákup Ósá (13 February 2019). "B68 hevur lagt saman við ÍF/Víkingi" (in Faroese). Bolt.fo. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  9. ^ Tróndur Arge (14 February 2019). "Kvinnudeildin minkar niður í fimm lið" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Kvinnur - FM og steypavinnarar". Faroe Soccer.
  11. ^ "Betri Deildin kvinnur (choose "Mál", which means goal, and the year)" (in Faroese). Faroe Soccer.

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