Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar

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KA
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Full nameKnattspyrnufélag Akureyrar
Short nameKA
Founded1928; 91 years ago (1928)
GroundAkureyrarvöllur,
Akureyri
Capacity2,000
ChairmanHjörvar Maronsson
ManagerÓli Stefán Flóventsson
LeagueÚrvalsdeild
2019 Pepsi Deildin, 5th of 12th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Departments of
Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar
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Football (Men's) Football (Women's) Handball (Men's)
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Handball (Women's) Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's)
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Tennis Badminton Judo

Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar, abbreviated KA, is an Icelandic multi-sport club based in Akureyri in the north of Iceland.[1] The club was founded in 1928. The football team currently plays in Úrvalsdeild and have won the top flight once in 1989.

Club[edit]

The club offers various sports including football, handball, judo, volleyball and racket sports. Its main rival is another sports club in Akureyri, Þór Akureyri. The two clubs merged to form ÍB Akureyri from 1928 to 1974. Before the 2006–2007 Icelandic handball season, they merged their handball clubs to form Akureyri Handboltafélag. In 2017, KA left the partnership and reinstated the KA Handball section .

Men's Football[edit]

They have once been the Icelandic champions, in 1989 after a tough fight against FH (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar). FH were in the lead until their final match, against already relegated team Fylkir. FH lost and KA obtained the title for the first time in their history.

KA currently play at Akureyrarvöllur and have their training ground at KA-Heimilið.

Current squad[edit]

As of 30 August 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 Iceland GK Aron Dagur Birnuson
2 Iceland DF Haukur Heiðar Hauksson
3 England DF Callum Williams
6 Iceland DF Hallgrímur Jónasson (captain)
7 Iceland MF Almarr Ormarsson
8 Spain MF Iosu Villar
9 Iceland FW Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson
10 Iceland FW Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson
11 Iceland FW Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson
12 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Kristijan Jajalo
14 Iceland MF Andri Fannar Stefánsson
16 Iceland DF Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason
No. Position Player
17 Iceland MF Ýmir Már Geirsson
19 Iceland DF Birgir Baldvinsson
21 Spain MF David Cuerva
22 Iceland DF Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson
23 Iceland FW Steinþór Freyr Þorsteinsson
25 Iceland DF Torfi Tímoteus Gunnarsson (on loan from Fjölnir)
24 Iceland MF Nökkvi Þeyr Þórisson
28 Iceland FW Sæþór Olgeirsson
29 Norway DF Alexander Groven
49 Iceland DF Ívar Örn Árnason
77 Iceland MF Bjarni Aðalsteinsson

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
6 Iceland MF Ottó Björn Óðinsson (at Dalvík/Reynir until 16 October 2019)
6 Iceland MF Ólafur Aron Pétursson (at Magni until 16 October 2019)
15 Iceland FW Þorri Mar Þórisson (at Keflavík until 16 October 2019)
23 Iceland GK Aron Elí Gíslason (at Magni until 16 October 2019)

European record[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA European Cup 2 1 0 1 1 3
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 0 2 0 2 2

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponents 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
1970–1971 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Switzerland Zürich 1–7 0–7 1–14 Symbol delete vote.svg
1990–1991 UEFA European Cup 1R Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1–0 0–3 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Sloboda Tuzla 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.) 2–2 (3–2 p) Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary Round
  • 1R: First round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1987 Úrvalsdeild 6 18 5 6 7 18 17 21 Fourth round
1988 Úrvalsdeild 4 18 8 3 7 31 29 27 Fourth round
1989 Úrvalsdeild 1 18 9 7 2 29 15 34 Fourth round
1990 Úrvalsdeild 8 18 5 1 12 18 28 16 Fourth round European Cup
1991 Úrvalsdeild 6 18 7 4 7 21 23 25 Fourth round
1992 Úrvalsdeild relegated10 18 3 4 11 18 33 13 Final Relegated to the 1.deild
1993 1.deild 4 18 9 2 7 31 22 29 Fourth round
1994 1.deild 8 18 5 3 10 26 34 18 Third round
1995 1.deild 3 18 7 6 5 26 25 27 Second round
1996 1.deild 4 18 7 5 6 36 33 26 Quarter-finals
1997 1.deild 7 18 4 6 8 24 31 18 Fourth round
1998 1.deild 7 18 7 4 7 24 28 25 Third round
1999 1.deild 6 18 6 5 7 24 24 23 Second round
2000 1.deild 3 18 10 4 4 38 23 34 Fourth round
2001 1.deild promoted 2 18 11 4 3 43 21 37 Final Promoted to the Úrvalsdeild
2002 Úrvalsdeild 4 18 6 7 5 18 19 25 Semi-finals
2003 Úrvalsdeild 8 18 6 4 8 29 27 22 Semi-finals UEFA Intertoto Cup
2004 Úrvalsdeild relegated 10 18 4 3 11 13 30 15 Final Relegated to the 1.deild
2005 1. deild 3 18 10 4 4 40 20 34 Fourth round
2006 1. deild 6 18 6 3 9 22 25 21 Quarter-finals
2007 1. deild 11 22 5 4 13 14 45 19 Third round
2008 1. deild 4 22 9 5 8 31 27 32 Third round
2009 1. deild 5 22 10 5 7 32 24 35 Fourth round
2010 1. deild 9 22 6 6 10 29 43 24 Quarter-finals
2011 1. deild 8 22 9 2 11 32 40 29 Third round
2012 1. deild 4 22 9 6 7 34 30 33 Fourth round
2013 1. deild 6 22 9 5 8 38 31 32 Second round
2014 1. deild 8 22 8 7 7 42 33 31 Third round
2015 1. deild 3 22 12 5 5 42 22 41 Semi-final
2016 1. deild promoted 1 22 16 3 3 42 16 51 Third round Promoted to the Úrvalsdeild
2017 Úrvalsdeild 7 22 7 8 7 37 31 29 Third round
2018 Úrvalsdeild 7 22 7 7 8 36 34 28 Fourth round
2019 Úrvalsdeild 5 22 9 4 9 34 34 31 Fourth round

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Trophies and achievements[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Player of the Season[edit]

Haukur Heiðar Hauksson, two-time winner of the award
Guðmann Þórisson, won the award in 2016
Season Name Nationality Position Ref.
2004 Sandor Matus  Hungary Goalkeeper
2005 Pálmi Rafn Pálmason  Iceland Midfielder
2006 Janez Vrenko  Slovenia Defender
2007 Þorvaldur Sveinn Guðbjörnsson  Iceland Defender
2008 Arnar Már Guðjónsson  Iceland Midfielder
2009 Haukur Heiðar Hauksson  Iceland Defender
2010 Sandor Matus (2)  Hungary Goalkeeper
2011 Haukur Heiðar Hauksson (2)  Iceland Defender
2012 Gunnar Valur Gunnarsson  Iceland Defender
2013 Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson  Iceland Midfielder
2014 Srdjan Rajkovic  Serbia Goalkeeper
2015 Callum Williams  England Defender
2016 Guðmann Þórisson  Iceland Defender
2017 Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson (2)  Iceland Midfielder
2018 Callum Williams (2)  England Defender
2019 Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson  Iceland Forward

Overall most appearances[edit]

Rank Nationality Name Years Appearances[3]
1 Hungary Sandor Matus 2004–13 231
2 England Dean Martin 1995-97, 1999-04, 2008-10 214
3 Iceland Hallgrímur M. Steingrímsson 2009-14, 2016- 207
4 Iceland Steingrímur Örn Eiðsson 1997-07 168
5 Iceland Bjarni Jónsson 1987-97 166
6 Iceland Þorvaldur M. Sigbjörnsson 1992-96, 1999-03, 2007 160
7 Iceland Davíð Rúnar Bjarnason 2008-2017 152
8 Iceland Hreinn Hringsson 2000-06 144
9 Iceland Gauti Laxdal 1987-93, 1996 135
10 Iceland Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson 2014- 134

Overall top scorers[edit]

Rank Nationality Name Years Goals[4]
1 Iceland Hreinn Hringsson 2000-06 73
2 Iceland Þorvaldur M. Sigbjörnsson 1992-96, 1999-03, 2007 61
3 Iceland Hallgrímur M. Steingrímsson 2009-14, 2016- 60
4 Iceland Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson 2015– 51
5 Hungary David Disztl 2009–2010, 2012 32
6 Iceland Ævar Ingi Jóhannesson 2011–15 28
7 Iceland Þorvaldur Örlygsson 1984–89, 2000–03 25
8 Iceland Jóhann Helgason 2002–05, 2012, 2014–15 24
9 Iceland Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson 2016– 24
10 Iceland Höskuldur Þórhallsson 1993–98 21
England Dean Martin 1995-97, 1999-04, 2008-10 21
Iceland Bjarni Jónsson 1987-97 21

Managerial History[edit]

Kit[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer
1975–78 Adidas
1979 Hummel
1980-1981 Puma
1982–83 Hummel
1984–98 Adidas
1999-2002 Puma
2003 Henson
2004–2014 Hummel
2015– Diadora

Women's Football[edit]

Since 1999, KA has fielded a joint women's team with neighbouring club Þór Akureyri under the name Þór/KA in the top level league Úrvalsdeild. In 2006 the team finished 7th of 8 teams, 8th/9 in 2007, the reaching a good 4th/10 in 2008 and then bettering those results with 3rd/10 in 2009 and a second-place finish in 2010. As Iceland was in the top 8 leagues of UEFA,[5] those second place was enough to qualify for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League.[6] The team entered in the round of 32 but lost 14–2 on aggregate to German team Turbine Potsdam.

In 2010 the team also went to the semi-finals in the Icelandic cup, losing to the eventual winner Valur.[7] In 1989 and 2013 they lost the cup final.

In 2012 Þór/KA finished first in the Úrvalsdeild and secured its first ever Icelandic championship.[8]

On September 29, 2017, the club secured its second national championship by defeating FH, in the last game of the season, 2–0 with goals from Sandra Jessen and Sandra Stephany Mayor.[9]

Trophies and achievements[edit]

  1. As Þór/KA
  2. As KA

Handball[edit]

Men's handball[edit]

Trophies and achievements[edit]

Women's handball[edit]

Trophies and achievements[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Trophies and achievements[edit]

Men's volleyball[edit]

  • Icelandic Championships:
    • 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal: 1989, 1991, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019
  • Icelandic Cup:
    • Champions: 1991, 1992, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Icelandic League Cup:
    • Champions: 1989, 1991, 1994, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019

Women's volleyball[edit]

  • Icelandic Championships:
    • 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal: 2019
  • Icelandic Cup:
    • Champions: 2019
  • Icelandic League Cup:
    • Champions: 2019

Club officials[edit]

As of 20 December 2018[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lög Knattspyrnufélags Akureyrar". ka.is (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Mótalisti". ksi.is (in Icelandic). KSI. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Öll mót" (in Icelandic). KSÍ. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Öll mót" (in Icelandic). KSÍ. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  5. ^ UEFA rankings for 2011/12, retrieved 21 October 2010
  6. ^ Thor/KA is champion, own website, retrieved 21 October 2010
  7. ^ women.soccerway.com, 2010 Cup results
  8. ^ "Úrslit – staða – Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". www.ksi.is. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Þór/KA – FH: Bein lýsing". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  10. ^ Frá upphafi
  11. ^ [1]‚ KA.is, 4 January 2018

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