Faroe Islands Premier League

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Faroe Islands Premier League (Effodeildin)
Effodeildin.jpg
Country Faroe Islands
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1942
First season 1942
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to 1. deild
Domestic cup(s) Faroe Islands Cup
Faroe Islands Super Cup
International cup(s) Champions League - 1
Europa League - 3
Current champions B36
(2015)
Most championships HB (22)
Most capped player Heðin á Lakjuni (417)[1]
Top goalscorer Jákup á Borg (152)[1]
TV partners KVF (only highlights)
Website Website at FSF
2015 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. The league is now called Effodeildin.[2] From February 2009 to December 2011 was known as Vodafonedeildin[3] and Formuladeildin from 2005 to 2008 for sponsorship reasons. The league will be called Effodeildin until 2017.[4]

It currently has 10 participating clubs. At the end of each season, two teams are relegated and two promoted from 1. deild

History[edit]

The league was founded in 1942, although clubs did not take part in European competition until 1992. From 1942 to 1975 it was called Meistaradeildin (Champions' Division). Four clubs participated in the first season: KÍ Klaksvík (est. 1904), TB Tvøroyri (est. 1892), B36 Tórshavn (est. 1936) and HB Tórshavn (est. 1904). The first champions were KÍ Klaksvík. A Second Division was founded in 1943, but there was no relegation or promotion system at that time. The league was suspended in 1944 due to the British occupation of the Faroe Islands. The league resumed a year later and KÍ Klaksvík won the league. Other teams to join in the 1940s were MB Miðvágur, SÍ Sørvágur and VB Vágur. All 3 clubs came and went; SÍ Sørvágur finished runners-up in 1945 and won the league title in 1947; this turned out to be the only time in SÍ Sørvágur's history when they played in the top division. In 1952 VB Vágur joined the league again, but they only played two seasons and finished bottom of the table both times. They rejoined again in 1956 and did better than previously. By 1970, KÍ Klaksvík were the most successful club in the Faroe Islands, with 14 titles. The number of teams rose to six in 1971, when ÍF Fuglafjørður entered the league, and 7 in 1976 when NSÍ Runavík joined.[citation needed]

Changes were made in 1976 and the league was renamed '1. deild' (First Division). Promotion and relegation were also introduced: at the end of the 1976 season one team would be relegated to and one team promoted from the newly named 2. deild. NSÍ were the first to be relegated, finishing the season without winning any of their 12 matches. Fram Tórshavn were the first team to be promoted, though their time in the top flight was short-lived and they were relegated after one season. The new system and the larger league gave more clubs a chance to play in the top division. In 1979 the Faroe Islands Football Association was founded and they took control of the football league; this brought more changes and the number of clubs in the 1. deild was increased to eight. In 1987 there was no relegation from the 1. deild, as it was to be expanded to ten clubs; from the 1988 season onwards, two clubs would be relegated and two promoted.[citation needed]

Since 1992, teams from the Faroe Islands have been invited by UEFA to take part in European competitions. In 1992, KÍ Klaksvík entered the Champions League as league champions and B36 Tórshavn played in the Cup Winners Cup as Cup winners. KÍ lost both matches against Latvian side Skonto Riga, 3-1 and 3-0. B36 went close against Avenir Beggen, with a 1-1 draw and a 0-1 loss in the away leg, losing 2-1 on aggreagate in the Qualifying round. In the 1990s a relegation play-off was introduced, in which the ninth placed team played the second placed team from 2. deild; but this was later scrapped. Since 1995, 3 points have been awarded for a win, instead of 2 points as before.[citation needed]

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,[5] which was previously called Statoil and Esso. The league renewed with Effo and will be called Effodeildin until 2017.[4]

2015 teams[edit]

Location of teams in Effodeildin 2015
Club Location 2014 season
AB Argir 8th
B36 Tórshavn 1st
EB/Streymur (R) Streymnes 5th
Suðuroy (R) Vágur 2nd (1. deild)
HB Tórshavn 2nd
ÍF Fuglafjørður 7th
Klaksvík 6th
NSÍ Runavík 4th
TB Tvøroyri 1st (1. deild)
Vikingur Norðragøta 3rd

Source for club names:[6]

Premier League seasons[edit]

Season Clubs[7] Champions[8] Points Runners-up[9] Points
1942
4 KÍ Klaksvík TB Tvøroyri
1943
2 TB Tvøroyri MB Miðvágur
1944
No tournament due to the British occupation of the Faroe Islands.
1945
2 KÍ Klaksvík SÍ Sørvágur
1946
2 B36 Tórshavn VB Vágur
1947
2 SÍ Sørvágur B36 Tórshavn
1948
6 B36 Tórshavn 9 HB Tórshavn 7
1949
5 TB Tvøroyri 10 HB Tórshavn 9
1950
5 B36 Tórshavn 10 TB Tvøroyri 9
1951
4 TB Tvøroyri 10 KÍ Klaksvík 5
1952
5 KÍ Klaksvík 14 TB Tvøroyri 14
1953
4 KÍ Klaksvík 10 HB Tórshavn 6
1954
4 KÍ Klaksvík 11 HB Tórshavn 7
1955
4 HB Tórshavn 9 TB Tvøroyri 7
1956
5 KÍ Klaksvík 12 TB Tvøroyri 10
1957
5 KÍ Klaksvík 13 VB Vágur 8
1958
5 KÍ Klaksvík 12 HB Tórshavn 12
1959
5 B36 Tórshavn 12 KÍ Klaksvík 9
1960
4 HB Tórshavn 9 B36 Tórshavn 7
1961
4 KÍ Klaksvík 10 B36 Tórshavn 5
1962
4 B36 Tórshavn 10 KÍ Klaksvík 8
1963
4 HB Tórshavn 10 KÍ Klaksvík 8
1964
3 HB Tórshavn 6 B36 Tórshavn 4
1965
4 HB Tórshavn 8 B36 Tórshavn 7
1966
5 KÍ Klaksvík 14 HB Tórshavn 10
1967
5 KÍ Klaksvík 14 HB Tórshavn 12
1968
5 KÍ Klaksvík 13 B36 Tórshavn 10
1969
5 KÍ Klaksvík 16 HB Tórshavn 12
1970
5 KÍ Klaksvík 12 HB Tórshavn 10
1971
6 HB Tórshavn 18 KÍ Klaksvík 16
1972
6 KÍ Klaksvík 17 HB Tórshavn 16
1973
6 HB Tórshavn 20 KÍ Klaksvík 16
1974
6 HB Tórshavn 18 KÍ Klaksvík 10
1975
6 HB Tórshavn 20 KÍ Klaksvík 15
1976
7 TB Tvøroyri 20 HB Tórshavn 19
1977
7 TB Tvøroyri 20 HB Tórshavn 16
1978
7 HB Tórshavn 20 TB Tvøroyri 19
1979
8 ÍF Fuglafjørður 25 TB Tvøroyri 24
1980
8 TB Tvøroyri 25 HB Tórshavn 20
1981
8 HB Tórshavn 21 TB Tvøroyri 21
1982
8 HB Tórshavn 22 TB Tvøroyri 19
1983
8 GÍ Gøta 19 HB Tórshavn 18
1984
8 B68 Toftir 21 TB Tvøroyri 19
1985
8 B68 Toftir 21 HB Tórshavn 19
1986
8 GÍ Gøta 20 HB Tórshavn 17
1987
8 TB Tvøroyri 18 HB Tórshavn 17
1988
10 HB Tórshavn 25 B68 Toftir 24
1989
10 B71 Sandoy 31 HB Tórshavn 22
1990
10 HB Tórshavn 24 B36 Tórshavn 20
1991
10 KÍ Klaksvík 24 B36 Tórshavn 24
1992
10 B68 Toftir 27 GÍ Gøta 25
1993
10 GÍ Gøta 28 HB Tórshavn 25
1994
10 GÍ Gøta 30 HB Tórshavn 30
1995
10 GÍ Gøta 41 HB Tórshavn 33
1996
10 GÍ Gøta 39 KÍ Klaksvík 39
1997
10 B36 Tórshavn 48 HB Tórshavn 41
1998
10 HB Tórshavn 45 KÍ Klaksvík 38
1999
10 KÍ Klaksvík 41 GÍ Gøta 39
2000
10 VB Vágur 40 HB Tórshavn 38
2001
10 B36 Tórshavn 46 GÍ Gøta 42
2002
10 HB Tórshavn 41 NSÍ Runavík 36
2003
10 HB Tórshavn 41 B36 Tórshavn 37
2004
10 HB Tórshavn 41 B36 Tórshavn 34
2005
10 B36 Tórshavn 54 Skála ÍF 50
2006
10 HB Tórshavn 55 EB/Streymur 54
2007
10 NSÍ Runavík 61 EB/Streymur 54
2008
10 EB/Streymur 54 HB Tórshavn 48
2009
10 HB Tórshavn 55 EB/Streymur 50
2010
10 HB Tórshavn 54 EB/Streymur 51
2011
10 B36 Tórshavn 67 EB/Streymur 60
2012
10 EB/Streymur 58 ÍF Fuglafjørður 54
2013
10 HB Tórshavn 54 ÍF Fuglafjørður 49
2014
10 B36 Tórshavn 61 HB Tórshavn 60
2015
10 B36 Tórshavn 61 NSÍ Runavík 54

Most titles[edit]

Source:[10]

Team Location Titles
HB Tórshavn 22
KI Klaksvík 17
B36 Tórshavn 11
TB Tvøroyri 7
GI Gøta 6
B68 Toftir 3
EB/Streymur Eiði 2
NSÍ Runavík 1
ÍF Fuglafjørður 1
VB Vágur Vagur 1
Sørvagur 1
B71 Sandur 1

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Source:;[11][12] (from 1983)

Season Top Goalscorers Team Goals
1980
Faroe Islands Jóan Petur Olgarsson TB 18
1981
Faroe Islands Jóannes Jakobsen HB 14
1982
Faroe Islands Jóannes Jakobsen HB 9
1983
Faroe Islands Petur Hans Hansen
Faroe Islands Hans Leo í Bartalsstovu
B68
10
1984
Faroe Islands Aksel Højgaard
Faroe Islands Erling Jacobsen
B68
HB
10
1985
Faroe Islands Símun Petur Justinussen 10
1986
Denmark Jesper Wiemer
Faroe Islands Símun Petur Justinussen
B68
13
1987
Faroe Islands Símun Petur Justinussen 10
1988
Faroe Islands Jógvan Petersen B68 9
1989
Iceland Egill Steinþórsson VB 16
1990
Faroe Islands Gunnar Mohr
Faroe Islands Jens Erik Rasmussen
HB
MB
10
1991
Faroe Islands Símun Petur Justinussen 15
1992
Faroe Islands Símun Petur Justinussen 14
1993
Faroe Islands Uni Arge HB 11
1994
Faroe Islands John Petersen 21
1995
Faroe Islands Súni Fríði Johannesen B68 24
1996
Faroe Islands Kurt Mørkøre 20
1997
Faroe Islands Uni Arge HB 24
1998
Faroe Islands Jákup á Borg B36 20
1999
Faroe Islands Jákup á Borg B36 17
2000
Faroe Islands Súni Fríði Johannesen B36 16
2001
Faroe Islands Helgi L. Petersen 19
2002
Faroe Islands Andrew av Fløtum HB 18
2003
Faroe Islands Hjalgrím Elttør 13
2004
Faroe Islands Sonni L. Petersen EB/Streymur 13
2005
Faroe Islands Christian Høgni Jacobsen NSÍ 18
2006
Faroe Islands Christian Høgni Jacobsen NSÍ 18
2007
France Amed Davy Sylla B36 18
2008
Faroe Islands Arnbjørn Hansen EB/Streymur 20
2009
Faroe Islands Finnur Justinussen Víkingur 19
2010
Faroe Islands Arnbjørn Hansen
Faroe Islands Christian Høgni Jacobsen
EB/Streymur
NSÍ
22
2011
Faroe Islands Finnur Justinussen Víkingur 21
2012
Brazil Clayton Nascimento
Faroe Islands Páll Klettskarð
ÍF
22
2013
Faroe Islands Klæmint Olsen NSÍ 21
2014
Faroe Islands Klæmint Olsen NSÍ 22
2015
Faroe Islands Klæmint Olsen NSÍ 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NSÍ enn á odda og FC Suðuroy fingið fyrstu stigini" (in Faroese). KVF. 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Effodeildin is the new name of the top league". Soccer and Equipment. 11 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Vodafonedeildin farin í søguna" (in Faroese). Sudurras. 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Effodeildin fram til 2017" (in Faroese). Aktuelt. 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Og navnið er: Effo-deildin" (in Faroese). Aktuelt.fo. 27 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Meistaradeildin". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Clubs". RSSSF. 
  8. ^ "Champions". RSSSF. 
  9. ^ "Runner-up". 
  10. ^ Gerd Heuser and Hans Schöggl (8 October 2015). "Faeroe Islands - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Top Goalscorer". RSSSF. 
  12. ^ "Top Goalscorer". worldfootball.net. 

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