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Stjarnan Logo.png
Full name Ungmennafélagið Stjarnan
Founded 1960
Ground Samsungvöllur
Garðabær, Iceland
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Jóhann Ingimundarson
Manager Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson
League Úrvalsdeild
2016 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Ungmennafélagið Stjarnan is an Icelandic sports club specialising in handball, football, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics located in Garðabær,

The club have won numerous major titles in handball, both men's and women's.

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


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 of 5 January 2016

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

No. Position Player
2 Iceland DF Brynjar Gudjónsson
3 Iceland DF Aron Rúnarsson Heiðdal
4 Iceland DF Jóhann Laxdal
6 Iceland MF Þorri Geir Rúnarsson
7 Iceland MF Atli Jóhannsson
9 Iceland DF Daniel Laxdal
10 Iceland FW Veigar Páll Gunnarsson (vice-captain)
11 Iceland FW Arnar Már Björgvinsson
12 Iceland MF Heiðar Ægisson
13 Iceland GK Arnar Darri Pétursson
14 Iceland DF Hörður Árnason
16 Iceland FW Guðjón Baldvinsson
17 Iceland FW Ólafur Karl Finsen
18 Iceland FW Jón Arnar Barðdal
20 Iceland FW Atli Freyr Ottesen
21 Iceland MF Snorri Páll Blöndal
No. Position Player
22 Iceland DF Thórhallur Kári Knútsson
23 Iceland MF Halldór Orri Björnsson
25 Iceland GK Sveinn Sigurður Jóhannesson
26 Iceland FW Kristófer Konrádsson
30 Iceland FW Kári Pétursson
Iceland GK Gudjón Orri Sigurjónsson
Iceland DF Brynjar Már Björnsson
Iceland DF Atli Freyr Pálsson
Iceland DF Baldur Sigurðsson
Iceland DF Grétar Sigfinnur Sigurdarson
Iceland MF Jón Arnar Barddal
Iceland MF Aron Heiddal
Iceland MF Eyjólfur Héðinsson
Iceland MF Hilmar Árni Halldórsson
Iceland FW Aevar Ingi Jóhannesson
Iceland FW Ólafur Karl Finsen


  • 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]

Main article: Stjarnan Women

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]




  • 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 Inter Milan 0–3 0–6 0–9 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Scotland Celtic 1–4 0–2 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round


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

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