Faroe Islands Premier League
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||1. deild|
|Domestic cup(s)||Faroe Islands Cup|
Champions League - 1|
Europa League - 3
Havnar Bóltfelag (23rd title) |
|Most championships||Havnar Bóltfelag (23)|
|Website||Website at FSF|
|2018 Faroe Islands Premier League|
The Faroe Islands Premier League is the top level of football in the Faroe Islands. It was founded in 2005, replacing 1. deild and it is organised by the Faroe Islands Football Association. For sponsorship reasons, the league will be called Betri deildin menn starting from 2018. The league was known as Formuladeildin from 2005 to 2008, Vodafonedeildin from 2009 to 2011 and Effodeildin from 2012 to 2017.
All teams in the league have semi-professional status.
It currently has 10 participating clubs. At the end of each season, two teams are relegated and two promoted from 1. deild.
In 2003 HB Tórshavn won the league and equalled KÍ Klaksvík's record of 17 titles; a year later HB bettered that and won the title for the 18th time. In 2005 1. deild was renamed Formuladeildin for sponsorship reasons. 2. deild adopted the name of 1. deild, the 3rd and 4th tier were named 2. deild and 3. deild. Then 5 years later in 2009, a 3-year deal was agreed with Vodafone and the name was changed again to Vodafonedeildin.
In February 2012 the name was changed to Effodeildin, a 3-year deal was agreed with the Faroese petrol company Effo, which was previously called Statoil and Esso. The league renewed with Effo and was called Effodeildin until 2017.
In December 2017 the name was changed to Betri deildin menn, as the FSF signed with Betri, a bank based in Tórshavn.
|07 Vestur||9th||Sørvágur||á Dungasandi|
|AB||1st in 1. deild||Argir||Skansi Arena|
|NSÍ Runavík||4th||Runavík||Runavík Stadium|
|TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn||8th||Trongisvágur||Við Stórá Stadium|
List of seasons
|Víkingur||Gøta / Leirvík||2|
- GÍ merged with LÍF to form Víkingur in 2008.
- "Betri og FSF gjørt stuðulsavtalu" (in Faroese). FSF. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
- "Vodafonedeildin farin í søguna" (in Faroese). Sudurras. 4 January 2012.
- "Effodeildin is the new name of the top league". Soccer and Equipment. 11 March 2012.
- "Effodeildin fram til 2017" (in Faroese). Aktuelt. 14 February 2014.
- Hans Pauli Joensen (9 October 2009). "Season review: Faroe Islands". UEFA. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
- "Og navnið er: Effo-deildin" (in Faroese). Aktuelt.fo. 27 February 2012. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012.
- "Meistaradeildin". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "Clubs". RSSSF.
- "Champions". RSSSF.
- Gerd Heuser and Hans Schöggl (8 October 2015). "Faeroe Islands - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- "Top Goalscorer". RSSSF.
- "Top Goalscorer". worldfootball.net.