2017 Faroe Islands Premier League

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Effodeildin
Season 2017
Dates 12 March – 20 October 2017
Champions Víkingur Gøta
Relegated ÍF
Champions League Víkingur
Europa League
B36
NSÍ
Matches played 135
Goals scored 429 (3.18 per match)
Top goalscorer Nigeria Adeshina Lawal
Biggest home win 6-0 EB/Streymur
Biggest away win 07 Vestur 0-7 NSÍ Runavík
Highest scoring B36 3-5 Víkingur Gøta
2016
2018
All statistics correct as of 21 October 2017.

The 2017 Faroe Islands Premier League (also known as Effodeildin for sponsorship reasons) was the 75th season of top-tier football in the Faroe Islands. Víkingur Gøta successfully defended their first Faroese title from the previous season. The season began on 12 March 2017 and ended on 20 October 2017.

Teams[edit]

The bottom two teams from the 2016 season, B68 Toftir and AB, were relegated to the 2017 1. deild. They were replaced by EB/Streymur and 07 Vestur, champions and runners-up of the 2016 1. deild respectively.

Prior to the start of the 2017 season, TB were merged with the other two clubs from the island of Suðuroy: FC Suðuroy and Royn Hvalba. The new club will get a new name for the 2018 season, but for the 2017 season the club will be called TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn.[1]

Team City Stadium Capacity
07 Vestur Sørvágur á Dungasandi 500
B36 Tórshavn Tórshavn Gundadalur 5,000
EB/Streymur Streymnes Við Margáir 2,000
HB Tórshavn Gundadalur 5,000
ÍF Fuglafjørður Í Fløtugerði 3,000
Klaksvík Injector Arena 4,000
NSÍ Runavík Runavík Við Løkin 2,000
Skála Skála Skála Stadium 1,500
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn Trongisvágur Við Stórá Stadium 4,000
Víkingur Gøta Norðragøta Sarpugerði 3,000

Source: Scoresway

TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn (in green) playing their first match, which was in the first round of Effodeildin against ÍF Fuglafjørður.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Víkingur Gøta (C) 27 15 7 5 62 33 +29 52 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 27 14 10 3 50 26 +24 52 Qualification for the Europa League preliminary round
3 B36 Tórshavn 27 13 9 5 62 39 +23 48
4 NSÍ Runavík 27 13 7 7 57 35 +22 46 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
5 HB 27 10 9 8 43 31 +12 39
6 Skála 27 8 9 10 31 40 −9 33
7 EB/Streymur 27 9 5 13 34 49 −15 32
8 TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn 27 8 5 14 31 45 −14 29
9 07 Vestur 27 8 4 15 37 59 −22 28
10 ÍF (R) 27 3 3 21 23 73 −50 12 Relegation to 1. deild[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 21 October 2017. Source: Faroe Soccer (in Faroese), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ NSÍ Runavík qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2017 Faroe Islands Cup.
  2. ^ 07 Vestur was not relegated to 1. deild because Víkingur II ended as runners-up and reserve teams cannot play in the first division.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
Víkingur Gøta631121122221111111111111111
763333211112222233322232322
B36 Tórshavn357585664466544444443323233
NSÍ Runavík588854433333333322234444444
HB124446556544666555555555555
Skála ÍF87910109897889878887887766766
EB/Streymur49679101088777787766778878887
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn212212345655455678666687678
07 Vestur101010967779998999999999999999*
ÍF94567891010101010101010101010101010101010101010
Notes: * 07 Vestur could not be relegated, because there was only one team from 1. deild which could be promoted. Number two and three in 1. deild already have a team in Effodeildin, and B68 which don't have a team in Effodeildin was number four in 1. deild, which is not enough in order to be promoted to Effodeildin.

Results[edit]

Each team plays three times (either twice at home and once away or once at home and twice away) against every other team for a total of 27 matches each.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Nigeria Adeshina Lawal Víkingur 17
2 Faroe Islands Klæmint Olsen NSÍ 16
Faroe Islands Patrik Johannesen B36
4 Faroe Islands Sølvi Vatnhamar Víkingur 11
Faroe Islands Páll Klettskarð KÍ Klaksvík
6 Faroe Islands Búi Egilsson TB/FCS/Royn 10
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Stankov HB
Netherlands Albert Adu
Poland Michal Przybylski Skála

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn". Eurosport. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Meistaradeildin 2017 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 22 February 2017.