Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag

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KÍ Klaksvík logo.svg
Full nameKlaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag
Short name
Founded24 August 1904; 114 years ago (1904-08-24)
GroundVið Djúpumýrar
Capacity2,600 (530 seated)
ChairmanTummas Lervig
ManagerMikkjal Thomassen [1]
LeagueBetri Deildin
2018Betri Deildin, 4th
WebsiteClub website
FC Suðuroy vs. KÍ Klaksvík in Effodeildin on 30 June 2012. KÍ is in white here.

Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag, commonly known as , is a Faroese semi-professional football club based in Klaksvík. The club was founded in 1904 and is one of the most successful Faroese football clubs, having won the Faroe Islands Premier League 17 times and the Faroe Islands Cup 6 times. The club wears blue and white and plays its matches in the Við Djúpumýrar stadium.

History[edit]

KÍ won the inaugural edition of Faroese top tier football in 1942.[2] In 1992 KÍ Klaksvík participated for the first time on a European stage,[3] competing in the Champions League preliminary round against Skonto Riga of Latvia, where they lost 6–1 on aggregate.[4]

By winning the double in 1999, KÍ reached a total of 17 league titles, a record at the time.[5] KÍ hasn't won any league titles since then, and although it held the honour of having won the most league titles since 1950s, it was surpassed by HB.[2][5]

In July 2009 KÍ signed former great Todi Jónsson for the remainder of the season, and local Atli Danielsen. At the end of the 2009 season KÍ was relegated for the first time in the club's history.[5]

In the 2010 season, KÍ started out slow, but they ended the season on a high note and secured a place to return to the flight of Faroese football in the 2011 season, on the last day of the season.

In the 2011 season, KÍ played some very attractive attacking football under the guidance of manager Aleksandar Đorđević. KÍ ended the season in a respectable 5. position. After the season Icelander Páll H. Guðlaugsson was appointed as manager.

In the 2012 season, KÍ continued to climb the table and ended in 4. position. The team was the most potent attacking side scoring an amazing 59 goals in only 27 matches. Páll Klettskarð scored 22 goals and was joint top-scorer in the Effo league. In the buildup to the 2013 season Atli Danielsen and Meinhardt Joensen were signed.

In the 2013 season, KÍ reached the semi-final of the cup and finished in a disappointed 8 place. Ndende Adama Guéye was signed after the season.

For the 2015 season, KÍ hired a new manager, Mikkjal Thomassen. The new manager implemented a new system, foreign to most of the players. KÍ experienced a difficult start to the season. Later in the first half of the season, the team was playing attractive, free-flowing attacking football, whilst climbing the table.

In the 2019 season, KÍ reached the Second Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League for the first time. They defeated Riteriai of Lithuania on away goals.[6]

Stadium[edit]

KÍ Klaksvík plays its games in Við Djúpumýrar, a stadium with a capacity of 530 (2600).[7]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 July 2019

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 Kristian Joensen
3 Faroe Islands DF Ísak Simonsen
4 Serbia DF Deni Pavlović
5 Denmark DF Jesper Brinck
6 Norway MF Simen Raaen Sandmæl
7 Faroe Islands FW Patrik Johannesen
8 Faroe Islands MF Jákup Biskopstø Andreasen
9 Norway FW Torbjørn Grytten
10 Faroe Islands FW Jóannes Bjartalid
11 United States FW Darius Lewis
14 Faroe Islands MF Jonn Johannesen
15 Faroe Islands MF Aksel Danielsen
16 Faroe Islands GK Meinhardt Joensen
No. Position Player
17 Faroe Islands DF Tórur Justesen
18 Faroe Islands DF Ólavur Niclassen
19 Faroe Islands FW Páll Klettskard
20 Faroe Islands DF Börge Petersen
21 Montenegro MF Boris Došljak
22 Serbia MF Semir Hadžibulić
23 Faroe Islands DF Jóannes Danielsen
25 Faroe Islands MF Steinbjørn Olsen
27 Faroe Islands DF Óli Eyðsteinsson Poulsen
-- Faroe Islands DF Jóhan Waag Högnesen
-- Norway MF Magnus Stamnestrø
-- Faroe Islands FW Hjalgrím Elttör
-- Faroe Islands MF Kristoffur Jakobsen

Notable former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

European record[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 4 1 11
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 18 3 6 9 19 39
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 3 6
TOTAL 24 4 6 14 23 56

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1992–93 UEFA Champions League PR Latvia Skonto 1–3 0–3 1–6
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Israel Maccabi Haifa 3–2 0–4 3–6
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1QR Hungary Újpest 2–3 0–6 2–9
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR Austria Grazer AK 0–5 0–4 0–9
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1QR Serbia and Montenegro Crvena Zvezda 0–3 0–2 0–5
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Hungary Újpest 2–2 0–1 2–3
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Norway Molde 0–2 0–4 0–6
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1QR Sweden AIK 0–0 0–5 0–5
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR Malta Birkirkara 2–1 1–1 3–2
1QR Lithuania Žalgiris 1–2 1–1 2–3
2019–20 UEFA Europa League PR San Marino Tre Fiori 5−1 4–0 9–1
1QR Lithuania Riteriai 0–0 1–1 1−1 (a)
2QR Switzerland Luzern
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1QR: First qualifying round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ portal.fo
  2. ^ a b Joensen, Hans Pauli (April 7, 2011). "Survival the key as KÍ resume Faroese fight". UEFA. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Johannesen, Páll Holm (August 14, 2002). "Olgar Danielsen framvegis besti málskjútti" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Champions' Cup 1992–93". RSSSF. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Joensen, Hans Pauli (July 9, 2012). "KÍ faring well again in Faroe Islands". UEFA. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  6. ^ KÍ 0-0 Riteriai, KÍ advance on away goals, 16/07/19, flashscores.com
  7. ^ "Cup final moved again – date and venue!". soccerandequipment.com. May 28, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "Tony Paris vs. KÍ Klaksvík reaches verdict". Soccer and Equipment. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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