Leiknir Reykjavík

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Leiknir R.
Full nameLeiknir Reykjavík
Founded17 May 1973; 49 years ago (1973-05-17)
ChairmanArnar Einarsson
ManagerSigurdur Heidar Höskuldsson
20181. deild karla, 7th
WebsiteClub website

Íþróttafélagið Leiknir, commonly known as Leiknir Reykjavík, is an Icelandic sports club. It is best known for its men's football team that plays in Pepsi Max-deild karla, the highest tier of Icelandic football. The club was founded in 1973 and is based in Breiðholt, Reykjavík. In 2014 the men's football team placed 1st in the 1. deild karla and won a promotion to the Úrvalsdeild, however after just one season they were relegated to back to the first division. In 2021 they will return to the top flight having finished second in the 2020 season. Their home is Leiknisvöllur, where they have played since their early years. The club's motto is "Pride of Breiðholt".

The club runs a youth setup in its district for children aged 6–18. The club is renowned for playing many homegrown players and developing young players. Currently the majority of their players are homegrown. Leiknir also has a basketball and karate division. The basketball team also plays in the lower leagues of the Icelandic basketball ladder, although the club does not run youth programs for basketball.


The whole Leiknir area is newly renovated and is in excellent condition. In 2008 the club opened its new facilities which replaced the old cabin that had served as the club's office and dressing facility since 1987. The current facilities are a 700 sq m club house, artificial turf with heat, main stadium and total of 4 practice grounds. One practice ground is called Þorsteins-völlur, named on 7 September 2012 in memory of 9-year-old Þorsteinn Björnsson, a former player of the youth department in Leiknir.

The club has access to a swimming pool and a gymnasium located next to the Leiknir area.

Men's football[edit]



The club's anthem is In the Ghetto made famous by Elvis Presley and is played before every home game.


Leiknir's main rivals are their neighbours ÍR. Leiknir and ÍR are the only football clubs in Breiðholt and they represent two different areas of the neighbourhood. Those games tend to be very interesting. The club's record against ÍR in more recent times is very favorable.




  • Reykjavíkurmótið (Reykjavik Cup)
    • Winners (2): 2013[4] 2016[5]
    • Runners up (1): 2015[6]
  • Deildarbikarkeppni KSÍ – B deild (League Cup – B division)
    • Winners (1): 2005[7]


Current squad[edit]

As of 27 October 2022[8]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Iceland ISL Viktor Freyr Sigurðsson
DF Iceland ISL Birgir Baldvinsson
DF Iceland ISL Bjarki Aðalsteinsson
DF Iceland ISL Brynjar Hlöðversson
DF Iceland ISL Dagur Austmann Hilmarsson
DF Iceland ISL Hjalti Sigurðsson
DF Iceland ISL Ósvald Jarl Traustason
DF Iceland ISL Róbert Vattnes Mbah Nto
MF Iceland ISL Andi Hoti
MF Iceland ISL Birkir Björnsson
MF Iceland ISL Daði Bærings Halldórsson
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Iceland ISL Daníel Finns Matthíasson
MF Iceland ISL Ernir Bjarnason
MF Iceland ISL Gyrðir Hrafn Guðbrandsson
MF Iceland ISL Sólon Breki Leifsson
MF Iceland ISL Shkëlzen Veseli
MF Iceland ISL Vuk Oskar Dimitrijevic
FW Iceland ISL Ágúst Leó Björnsson
FW Iceland ISL Árni Elvar Árnason
FW Iceland ISL Arnór Ingi Kristinsson
FW Netherlands NED Dylan Chiazor
FW Iceland ISL Máni Austmann Hilmarsson
FW Denmark DEN Mikkel Dahl

Managerial history[edit]

Name Nationality Years
Pétur Arnþórsson Iceland 1994–1996
Magnús Pálsson Iceland 1996–1997
Jóhann Gunnarsson Iceland 1999–2000
Magnús Einarsson Iceland 2001–2003
Garðar Ásgeirsson Iceland 2004–2006
Óli Halldór Sigurjónsson Iceland 2006–2007
Jesper Tollefsen Denmark 2007
Garðar Ásgeirsson Iceland 2007–08
Sigursteinn Gíslason Iceland 2008–2011
Zoran Miljković Serbia 2011
Willum Þór Þórsson Iceland 2011–2012
Davíð Snorri Jónasson and
Freyr Alexandersson
Kristján Guðmundsson Iceland 2015–2016
Kristófer Sigurgeirsson Iceland 2016[9]–2018
Sigurdur Heidar Höskuldsson Iceland 2019–


In October 2021, Brynjar Karl Sigurðsson was announced as the new chairman of Leiknir's basketball department.[10]

Men's basketball[edit]



  1. ^ "Úrslit - staða | Mótalisti | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Leikskýrsla: Leiknir R. - Víkingur Ó. - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands".
  4. ^ "Stakt mót - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands".
  5. ^ "Leikskýrsla: Leiknir R. - Valur - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands".
  6. ^ "Leikskýrsla | Mótalisti | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Stakt mót - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands".
  8. ^ "Team roster". KSÍ official website. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  9. ^ Einarsson, Þórður (17 October 2016). "Kristófer Sigurgeirsson nýr þjálfari Leiknis" [Kitts Sigurgeirsson new training facility] (in Icelandic). Leiknir R. Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  10. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (1 October 2021). "Brynjar Karl aftur heim til Leiknis". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  11. ^ - 2. deild karla
  12. ^ Skúli Sigurðsson (27 April 2016). "Leiknir sigraði 2. deildina". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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