B36 Tórshavn

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B36 Tórshavn
B36 Tórshavn logo.svg
Full name Bóltfelagið 1936
Nickname(s) B36
White Tigers
Founded 28 March 1936; 82 years ago (1936-03-28)
Ground Gundadalur Stadium,
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Capacity 5,000
Chairman Rúni Herup Olsen
Manager Jákup á Borg
League Effodeildin
2017 Effodeildin, 3rd
Website Club website
Current season

B36 Tórshavn (Faroese: Bóltfelagið 1936 Tórshavn) or F.C. Tórshavn is a Faroese semi professional football club, based in the capital of the country, Tórshavn, playing in the Faroe Islands Premier League, the top tier of Faroese football. The club was founded in 1936, and plays its home games in Gundadalur. B36 Tórshavn is among the most successful football clubs in the Faroe Islands, having won the Faroe Islands Premier League 11 times, the Faroese Cup 5 times and the Faroese Super Cup once.


B36 players (in white) in a match against FC Suðuroy in Vodafonedeildin, 2010. Number 23 is Hjalgrím Elttør, number 11 is Christian Mouritsen.
B36 in their new away colours against TB Tvøroyri on 15 April 2012. The player is Símun Hansen.

B36 Tórshavn was officially founded on 28 March 1936 but started to play football matches in 1935. B36 has an archrival, HB Tórshavn, founded in 1904, the first club in Tórshavn.

The rivalry, however, has limits. When B36 Tórshavn published an official book in 1997, they used HB Tórshavn's book as the main source, as their original documents had been lost. When B36 was founded, they battled with rivals HB Tórshavn for the rights to the Gundadalur Stadium, although both teams used the venue, and played a number of derby matches there during that initial season.

B36 Tórshavn had a hard time by getting accepted by the main newspaper in the Faroe Islands, but after half a year B36 Tórshavn had achieved some good results, that resulted in that journalists had no other option but to accept B36 Tórshavn. Today, B36 Tórshavn is one of the biggest football clubs in the Faroe Islands.

Clubs in the Faroe Islands first took part in European competitions in 1992, after the Faroe Islands Football Association became a member of UEFA in 1990. B36 were drawn against Avenir Beggen in the Cup winners Cup Qualifying round in 1992. They went close but didn't make it through to the first round after a 1–0 loss and a 1–1 at home.

In 2005/06 the team reached the second round in the UEFA Cup after defeating ÍBV Vestmannaeyar of Iceland 3–2 on aggregate. In the second round they narrowly lost to Danish Superliga-club FC Midtjylland 1–2 in the away leg and drew 2–2 at home. The team reached the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League in 2006/07 after defeating Birkirkara FC of Malta 5–2 on aggregate and were eliminated in second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, losing both matches to Fenerbahçe 4–0 and 5–0.

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 June 2018

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

No. Position Player
1 Faroe Islands GK Trúgvi Askham
2 Faroe Islands DF Andreas Eriksen
3 Faroe Islands MF Jonas Tor Naes
4 Faroe Islands DF Robert Hedin Brockie
5 Faroe Islands DF Odmar Færø (captain)
6 Faroe Islands MF Eli Nielsen
7 Faroe Islands FW Meinhard Olsen
8 Estonia FW Kaimar Saag
9 Faroe Islands MF Hannes Agnarsson
10 Faroe Islands MF Róaldur Jakobsen
11 Poland FW Łukasz Cieślewicz
12 Faroe Islands DF Alex Mellemgaard
No. Position Player
14 Faroe Islands DF Fródi Pætursson Rasmussen
15 Faroe Islands MF Hugin Samuelsen
16 Faroe Islands MF Bjarni Petersen
17 Faroe Islands MF Gilli Samuelsen
18 Faroe Islands MF Benjamin Heinesen
19 Faroe Islands DF Erlendur Magnusson
20 Faroe Islands FW Andrass Johansen
21 Faroe Islands GK Rói Hentze
22 Faroe Islands MF Magnus Jacobsen
23 Faroe Islands FW Jónas Warner
24 Faroe Islands MF Ragnar Samuelsen
25 Faroe Islands GK Sámal Jóhannesen


UEFA club competition record[edit]


Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League
European Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Intertoto Cup


Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup QR Luxembourg Avenir Beggen 1–1 0–1 1–2
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 5 Belgium Genk 0–5 N/A 5th
Norway Stabæk N/A 0–5
Russia Dynamo Moskva 0–1 N/A
Greece Panachaiki N/A 2–4
1998–99 UEFA Champions League 1Q Israel Beitar Jerusalem 0–1 1–4 1–5
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR Turkey Ankaragücü 0–1 0–1 0–2
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR Denmark AB 0–1 0–8 0–9
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1Q Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi 0–1 2–5 2–6
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs 1–3 1–8 2–11
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Iceland ÍBV 2–1 1–1 3–2
2Q Denmark Midtjylland 2–2 1–2 3–4
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q Malta Birkirkara 2–2 3–0 5–2
2Q Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–5 0–4 0–9
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Lithuania Ekranas 1–3 2–3 3–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Denmark Brøndby 0–2 0–1 0–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q Georgia (country) Olimpi Rustavi 0–2 0–2 0–4
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 1Q Northern Ireland Linfield 0–0 0–0 0–0 (3–4 p)
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Northern Ireland Linfield 1–2 1–1 2–3
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 1Q Wales The New Saints 1–2 1–4 2–6
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 1Q Malta Valletta 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Estonia Nõmme Kalju 1–2 1–2 2–4
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR Gibraltar St Joseph's 1−1 1−1 2–2, 4–2 (p)
1Q Montenegro OFK Titograd 0−0 2–1 2–1
2Q Turkey Beşiktaş 0–2 0−6 0−8
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round



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