Ungmennafélagið Víkingur

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Víkingur Ólafsvík
Víkingur Ólafsvík.png
Full nameUngmennafélagið Víkingur Ólafsvík
Founded1928
GroundÓlafsvíkurvöllur, Ólafsvík
Capacity1,130
ChairmanJónas Gestur Jónasson
ManagerEjub Purisevic
LeagueInkasso-Deildin
20184th

Ungmennafélagið Víkingur, also known as Víkingur Ólafsvík, is an Icelandic football club from the town of Ólafsvík located on the west coast of Iceland situated on the western end of the Snæfellsnes. They played in the Úrvalsdeild, the Icelandic top tier, for the first time in 2013.

History[edit]

The team has spent most of its history in the lowest league, but were promoted to the second tier for the 1975 season, but were instantly relegated back to the third tier, then the lowest tier. They didn't participate every season until recently, sending a merged team with other clubs from Snæfellsnes on occasion, and were last part of such a merger in the 2002 season. They sent a team under their name for the 2003 season and were instantly promoted to 2. deild karla, where they played in 2004 and were promoted again. They finished the 2005 1. deild karla season in a respectable fifth and stayed in that division until 2009, when they were relegated. They won the 2. deild in 2010 to bounce straight back up, finishing 4th, their best ever, in 2011. In the 2012 season Víkingur finished 2nd in the league, 9 points ahead of 3rd, to be promoted to the top tier for the first time. They played in the Úrvalsdeild for the first time in 2013. The team got relegated the following season but will play again in the top division in 2016, after having won the 2015 1. deild karla.

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 July 2018

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

No. Position Player
Iceland GK Einar Hjörleifsson
Spain GK Fran Marmolejo
Iceland GK Konráð Ragnarsson
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Emir Dokara
Spain DF Nacho Heras
Ghana DF Emmanuel Keke
England DF Michael Newberry
Iceland MF Óttar Ásbjörnsson
Iceland MF Kristófer James Eggertsson
Iceland MF Sanjin Horoz
Iceland MF Pétur Steinar Jóhannsson
Iceland MF Sigurjón Kristinsson
Iceland MF Sumarliði Kristmundsson
Argentina MF Sasha Litwin
No. Position Player
Iceland MF Kristinn Magnus Pétursson
Sierra Leone MF Kwame Quee
Sierra Leone MF Ibrahim Sorie
Iceland MF Vignir Snær Stefánsson
Iceland MF Ástbjörn Thórdarson
Iceland MF Brynjar Vilhjálmsson
England MF Rashid Yussuff
Spain MF Gonzalo Zamorano
Iceland FW Ívar Reynir Antonsson
Iceland FW Bjartur Bjarmi Barkarson
Iceland FW Hilmar Björnsson
Iceland FW Ragnar Smári Gudmundsson
Iceland FW Alexander Helgi Sigurdarson
Iceland FW Ingibergur Kort Sigurdsson

Former players[edit]

For details of current and former players, see Category:Ungmennafélagið Víkingur players.

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