Dalvík/Reynir

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Dalvík/Reynir
Full name Knattspyrnufélagið Dalvík/Reynir
Nickname(s) Dalvík
Founded 2006
Ground Dalvíkurvöllur,
Dalvík, Iceland
Ground Capacity 400 (100 seated)
Chairman Iceland Garðar Níelsson
Manager Iceland Jóhann Hreiðarsson
League 2nd division
2013 2nd division

Dalvík/Reynir is an Icelandic football club, currently playing in 2nd division. The club was founded in 2006 by UMFS Dalvík and Reynir Árskógsströnd.

History[edit]

In 2006 UMFS Dalvík and Reynir Árskógsströnd joined forces[1] to form a new club, Dalvík/Reynir, after Leiftur and Dalvík broke up their cooperation that had formed Leiftur/Dalvík and lasted only four years. This was actually the second time Dalvík and Reynir joined, they first did so in the early 1990s but that time the didn't officially join, Reynir withdrew from the football league and most of the players and staff joined Dalvík. After Dalvík and Leiftur formed Leiftur/Dalvík, Reynir resurfaced and joined the league again with mostly young players from Dalvík that weren't in the Leiftur/Dalvík regular squad.

First season (2006)[edit]

Dalvík/Reynir entered the Icelandic football league's third and bottom division in 2006. The first season started well with the club winning its first two matches, drawing the third and winning the fourth. The team couldn't maintain that good start and missed out on playing in the promotion play-offs even after a late surge, winning the last three games including at home against play-offs rivals Magni. Even though Dalvík/Reynir were only two points after Magni and level on points with Leiknir F. before the final day they were already out of the play-offs race since Höttur had already secured the top spot and Leiknir and Magni would meet on the final day with both teams having a far better goal difference than Dalvík/Reynir meaning that no matter how that match would end, one of the two would beat Dalvík/Reynir by either a goal difference or points.

2007 season[edit]

The 2007 season did not start well. Two away losses, first against a supposedly weaker team Vinir and then Leiknir F., one of the strongest teams in the group, meant important points were lost early in the very short season. The team never really recovered properly after that and after three draws in their last four games the team finished fourth in the group, losing out on a good chance to gain a promotion as five teams were promoted to the second division in 2007 because the premier division and second division were being expanded.

2008 season[edit]

Prior to the 2008 season the coaches in the division were asked by football site Fotbolti.net to predict the results of the division and Dalvík/Reynir were predicted to win the group.[2] Hopes were pretty high having secured the return of Jóhann Hreiðarsson from Þróttur R. and Hermann Albertsson from Víkingur R. The season started reasonably with one win and one loss but everything went downwards after that, the team only managed 4 wins that season and were never really in the contention for the top two spots that would go into the promotion play-offs, finishing third, nine points behind second placed Huginn.[3]

2009 season[edit]

On 19 November 2008 it was announced that Jóhann Hreiðarsson would take over as player/coach after Örlygur Þór Helgason left to become general manager of KA.[4] The season didn't start well, three losses in the first four matches meant that Dalvík/Reynir would be playing catch-up all season. Despite being unusually strong away and winning all but two matches away that wasn't enough because the home form failed.

Despite the weak start the team managed to fight back and have their fate in their own hands with two matches left but a draw at home against group winners and league champions Völsungur meant they had to win away against Draupnir and rely on Huginn not winning away against Einherji. Dalvík/Reynir did their part, winning 1–5 but Huginn proved to strong for Einherji that had only won one of their last five games leading up to the final day. So, yet again, third place in the group.[5]

2010 season[edit]

One week after the end of the 2009 season, the club announced that Jóhann Hreiðarsson would be stepping down as coach by mutual consent because of other work commitments.[6] On 25 September Atli Már Rúnarsson was announced as the new coach.[7] Atli had played for Dalvík for a few seasons before moving to Þór Akureyri.

Ground[edit]

Dalvík/Reynir plays its home matches on Dalvíkurvöllur but during spring some matches may be played at Árskógsvöllur if Dalvíkurvöllur is not considered ready for use.

Dalvíkurvöllur has no officially set capacity because Icelandic regulations don't require that, rules do require grounds in the top two divisions to have a minimum capacity in the form of fixed separate seats but Dalvíkurvöllur currently doesn't fulfill that requirement. There are 100 seats at the ground and fixed standing places for at least 300 people.

Statistics and records[edit]

Being a very young club, most records are likely to be improved every season and even in every game.

Team[edit]

The highest league placing the club has gained is third place in the third division group (9th–12th overall) in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

  • Most league goals scored in a season: 34 in 2009 (15 matches).
  • Fewest league goals scored in a season: 20 in 2006 (12 matches).
  • Fewest league goals conceded in a season: 12 in 2006 (12 matches).
  • Most league goals conceded in a season: 22 in 2009 (15 matches).

The club reached the final qualifying round (last 22) in the VISA-bikar (FA Cup) but lost 0–4 at home against Þór Akureyri in 2007.

Players[edit]

  • Most league goals in a season: Jóhann Hreiðarsson, 9 in 2008.
  • Most goals in a season, league and cup only:
  • Most league goals total:
  • Most goals total, league and cup:

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 May 2009[8] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Iceland GK Hallgrímur Ingi Vignisson
Iceland GK Hans Ágúst Guðmundsson Beck
Iceland GK Skarphéðinn Magnússon
Iceland GK Tryggvi Már Ingvarsson
Iceland DF Ásgrímur Harðarson
Iceland DF Ísak Einarsson
Iceland DF Ísak Friðriksson
Iceland DF Jón Geir Árnason
Iceland DF Kristinn Þór Björnsson
Iceland DF Sigþór Hafsteinn Baldursson
Iceland DF Snorri Eldjárn Hauksson
Iceland MF Atli Ólason
Iceland MF Guðmundur Kristinn Kristinsson
No. Position Player
Iceland MF Halldór Rafn Halldórsson
Iceland MF Hermann Albertsson
Iceland MF Markús Darri Jónasson
Iceland MF Sigurður Sæberg Þorsteinsson
Iceland MF Steinar Sigurpálsson
Iceland MF Viktor Már Jónasson
Iceland FW Áskell Jónsson
Iceland FW Gunnar Már Magnússon
Iceland FW Hilmar Daníelsson
Iceland FW Jón Örvar Eiríksson
Iceland FW Sæþór Ólafsson
Iceland FW Viktor Gestsson

Current coaching staff[edit]

As of 3 January 2009.[8]
Position Name Nationality
Coach Jóhann Hreiðarsson  Icelandic
Assistant Coach Elmar Sindri Eiríksson  Icelandic

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