Stjarnan

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Stjarnan
Stjarnan Logo.png
Full name Stjarnan Knattspyrnudeild (Stjarnan Football Club)
Founded 1960
Ground Samsungvöllur
Garðabær, Iceland
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Jóhann Ingimundarson
Manager Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson
League Úrvalsdeild
2014 1st, Champions
Current season

Stjarnan F.C. (English: Star F.C.) is an Icelandic sports club specialising in football, located in Garðabær, which currently plays in Úrvalsdeild, the top league in Iceland.

They won the promotion from the 1. deild karla in 2008. Stjarnan won the Úrvalsdeild for the first time in 2014.

History[edit]

The association was founded in 1960. The men's division played in 1997 in the first Icelandic League (then Landsbankadeild) and managed the 2006 promotion to the second highest Icelandic league. In 2008 men's reached the summit and thus to play in Úrvalsdeild since 2009.

The club gained worldwide fame when their elaborate goal celebrations, including highly choreographed depictions of landing a fish, diving, a human toilet, a human bicycle, and a Rambo shooting spree, were published widely across the Internet and football television shows.[1]

In the 2014-15 Europa League, they reached the play-off rounds after beating Scottish club Motherwell and Polish team Lech Poznań, before Italian giants Inter Milan denied them a place in the group stages.

First-team squad[edit]

As June 24, 2015

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 Gunnar Nielsen
2 Iceland DF Jóhann Laxdal
5 Denmark MF Michael Præst (captain)
6 Iceland MF Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson
7 Iceland MF Atli Jóhannsson
8 El Salvador MF Pablo Punyed
9 Iceland DF Daniel Laxdal
10 Iceland FW Veigar Páll Gunnarsson (vice-captain)
11 Iceland FW Arnar Már Björgvinsson
12 Iceland MF Heiðar Ægisson
14 Iceland DF Hörður Árnason
No. Position Player
15 Iceland DF Aron Rúnarsson Heiðdal
16 Iceland MF Þorri Geir Rúnarsson
17 Iceland FW Ólafur Karl Finsen
18 Iceland FW Jón Arnar Barðdal
19 Denmark FW Jeppe Hansen
20 Iceland FW Atli Freyr Ottesen
21 Iceland MF Baldvin Sturluson
23 Iceland MF Snorri Páll Blöndal
25 Iceland GK Sveinn Sigurður Jóhannesson
27 Iceland FW Garðar Jóhannsson
30 Iceland MF Kári Pétursson

Managers[edit]

  • Iceland Olafur Thor Gudbjörnsson (interim) (Jan 1, 2010–Dec 31, 2010)
  • Iceland Bjarni Jóhannsson (Jan 1, 2010–Dec 31, 2012)
  • Iceland Logi Ólafsson (Jan 1, 2013–Oct 16, 2013)
  • Iceland Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson (Jan 1, 2014–)

Women's team[edit]

The Stjarnan Women play in Iceland's top division, the women's Úrvalsdeild. In 2011 the team won the championship two weeks before the end.[2] The team also reached the final of the Icelandic Women's Cup in 1993 and 2010, losing 1–3 and 0–1 respectively.[3] The team won the cup eventually in 2012 with a 1–0 win over Valur.[4] In 2013 they won their second league title, winning every single game that season thus not dropping a single point.[5]

Trophies and achievements[edit]

Football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

  • Icelandic Championship (5):
    • 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Wales Bangor City 4–0 4–0 8–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Scotland Motherwell 3–2 (aet) 2–2 5–4 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Poland Lech Poznań 1–0 0–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Italy Internazionale 0–3 0–6 0–9 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Scotland Celtic
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lorna Blount (28 July 2010). "Is This The Best Goal Celebration Ever?". Sky News. 
  2. ^ "Stjarnan women win 1st championship" (in Icelandic). stjarnan.is. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bikarmeistarar meistaraflokks kvenna" (in Icelandic). ksi.is. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kate Deines and Veronica Perez Win Icelandic Cup". 
  5. ^ "Stjarnan storm to Iceland's women's title". freenewspos.com. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official websites[edit]