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EBStreymur logo.png
Full nameEB/Streymur
GroundVið Margáir
Streymnes, Faroe Islands
ChairmanSignar í Homrun
ManagerEliesar Olsen
LeagueFaroe Islands Premier League
WebsiteClub website

EB/Streymur is a Faroese semi-professional football club based in Streymnes and Eiði. The club was founded in 1993, as result of the merger between EB and Streymur. They have won the Faroe Islands Premier League two times and the Faroe Islands Cup four times.


Former logo.

The club is a result of a merger in 1993 between Eiðis Bóltfelag, who were founded on 23 February 1913, and Streymur, founded in 1976.[1][2] Prior to the merger, both EB Eiði and Streymur usually played their football in the second or third division. After the merger in 1993 the team still resided in the lower divisions, but this soon changed. With a newly built football ground at Mølin, Eiði, and a healthy injection of young talent, EB/Streymur chased promotion to the top flight. Among these players in were: Hans Pauli Samuelsen, Bárður Olsen (Haldórsvík), Brian Olsen (Tjørnuvík), Marni Djurhuus, Gert Hansen, Arnbjørn Hansen (Kollafjørður). With the help of veteran attacker Jón Sigurd Gleðisheygg, the team won promotion in the 1999/00 season, finishing in place second, behind B36.

EB/Streymur had since gained a foothold in the top division (Formuladeildin), as a title contenders. In 2006, following a mid-table finish the previous season, the club made a strong start to the season under Polish coach Piotr Krakowski, and led the league at the mid-summer break, having recorded a club record 8–2 win against B68 Toftir.[3] With four matches left to play their lead at the top of the table was seven points. A dip in form followed, but the club went into the final match requiring a draw against to win the title. However, a late KÍ goal, coupled with HB taking the lead in their match with two minutes remaining meant EB/Streymur were denied the title.[3] In 2007 the club again finished second, and played in European competition for the first time, losing 2–1 on aggregate to Finnish club MyPa in the UEFA Cup first qualifying round.

Prior to the 2008 season, EB/Streymur had never won the Faroese championship neither before nor after the merger, however on 15 August 2007 and again on 14 June 2008, EB/Streymur won a trophy for the first time by winning the Faroe Islands Cup and its second by winning the Cup again as holders the year after. On 21 October 2008, after finishing as runners-up in the league two years in a row previously, the club finally won its first championship, and thus the double in the 2008 season.

In July 2008 the club was drawn against Manchester City of England's Premier League in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup 2008-09. Director Rólant Højsted announced that the home leg of the tie would be held at one of the larger grounds in the Faroe Islands, either Toftir or Tórshavn, as the club's við Margáir ground has a capacity of only 1,000. The tie, which was played in Tórshavn, ended with a defeat of 0 – 2 to Manchester City with goals coming in the first half from Martin Petrov & Dietmar Hamann. The away leg was played at the Oakwell Stadium of Championship League side Barnsley Football Club rather than Manchester City's, City of Manchester Stadium due to the pitch being resurfaced. The pitch was re-surfaced as a Bon Jovi Concert was a couple of weeks before the match.[4]

On 25 September 2014 EB/Streymur lost one of the clubs best football players, the 22-year-old Gunnar Zachariasen, who died in a tragic accident on board a Greenlandic fishing trawler which was in Tórshavn in order to sell its fish. The accident happened while unloading fish from the trawler, something went wrong and a lot of boxes with frozen fish fell on top of Gunnar Zachariasen who died instantly. According to Rúni Nolsøe, EB/Streymurs coach, Faroese football had lost a very good football player.[5] He played 11 caps and scored 4 goals for the U21 Faroe Islands team.[6] EB/Streymur was supposed to play against NSÍ Runavík the a few days later, but the match was cancelled because of the death of Gunnar Zachariasen.

Current squad[edit]

EB/Streymur and FC Suðuroy in the Faroese Cup match on 25 April 2010, which EB/Streymur won 4–1. Four months later EB/Streymur won the Cup (Løgmanssteypið). The EB/Streymur players in this photo are Gert Aage Hansen and Marni Djurhuus.

As of 18 July 2017.

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 Trygvi Askham
3 Faroe Islands MF Árni Olsen
5 Faroe Islands DF Poul Olsen
6 Faroe Islands FW Dan í Soylu
8 Faroe Islands MF Rói Olsen
10 Faroe Islands MF Niklas Krus
11 Faroe Islands MF Tóki á Lofti
13 Faroe Islands DF Ragnar Danielsen
14 Faroe Islands MF Rógvi Nielsen (captain)
15 Faroe Islands FW Jan á Högaryggi
17 Faroe Islands DF Petur Zachariassen
No. Position Player
18 Faroe Islands MF Brian Olsen
19 Faroe Islands FW Arnar Dam
20 Faroe Islands MF Jóhannes Hansen
22 Faroe Islands FW Arnbjørn Hansen
23 Faroe Islands FW Leif Niclasen
25 Faroe Islands GK Rói Zachariasen
26 Faroe Islands DF Andras Olsen
30 Faroe Islands GK Jákup Andrias Hansen
40 Faroe Islands DF Sjúrdur Jacobsen
Faroe Islands MF Tóki Johannesen
Faroe Islands FW Ari Mohr Olsen




  • Head Coach: Rúni Nolsøe
  • Team Chef: Ólavur Høghamar
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Jón Láadal
  • Technical Coach: Heðin Olsen



2008, 2012
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
2011, 2012, 2013
2000, 2016

European cup history[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup First round Finland MyPa-47 1–1 0–1 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round England Manchester City 0–2 0–2 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 0–2 0–3 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Sweden Kalmar FF 0–3 0–1 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Armenia Gandzasar 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Andorra Lusitanos 5–1 2–2 7–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 1–3 1–6 2–9 Symbol delete vote.svg

It is notable that in June 2008 the side did very well to contain English champions Manchester City to just a 2–0 win with their semi-professional side in front of a crowd of 5,000 against players such as Brazil & AC Milan winger Robinho, Galatasaray central midfielder Elano and Belgium skipper Vincent Kompany

European record[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 6 1 1 4 9 17
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 10 1 3 6 5 14
Total 16 2 4 10 14 31

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Faroe Islands – Another First time champion" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "O dia em que o EB enfrentou o Streymur" (in Portuguese). Faroe Football. 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b Hammond, Mike (ed.) (2007). The European Football Yearbook 2007/08. London: M Press Media. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-9555917-2-3.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Man City given Faroes Uefa task". BBC. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  5. ^ aktuelt.fo – Vit hava mist okkara besta leikara (In English: We have lost one of our best players)
  6. ^ faroesoccer.com

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