Ungmennafélagið Víkingur

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Víkingur Ólafsvík
Víkingur Ólafsvík.png
Full name Ungmennafélagið Víkingur Ólafsvík
Founded 1928
Ground Ólafsvíkurvöllur, Ólafsvík
Ground Capacity 1,130
Chairman Jónas Gestur Jónasson
Manager Ejub Purisevic
League Pepsi deildin

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 28 April 2017

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

No. Position Player
2 Spain DF Alexis Egea
4 Iceland MF Egill Jónsson
5 Iceland DF Hörður Ingi Gunnarsson (loan from FH)
6 Iceland MF Óttar Ásbjörnsson
7 Poland DF Tomasz Luba
7 Sierra Leone MF Kwame Quee
9 Iceland FW Kristinn Magnús Pétursson
10 Iceland FW Þorsteinn Már Ragnarsson (Captain)
12 Iceland GK Konráð Ragnarsson
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Emir Dokara
14 Iceland MF Sanjin Horoz
15 Iceland MF Sumarliði Kristmundsson
16 Iceland MF Pétur Steinar Jóhannsson
17 Iceland FW Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson
No. Position Player
18 Iceland FW Alfreð Már Hjaltalín
19 Iceland FW Pape Mamadou Faye
20 Iceland MF Leó Örn Þrastarson
20 Ghana MF Eric Kwakwa
21 Sweden DF Mirza Mujcic
22 Iceland MF Vignir Snær Stefánsson
23 Iceland MF Gunnlaugur Hlynur Birgisson
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Kenan Turudija
25 Iceland MF Brynjar Vilhjálmsson
27 Iceland MF Sigurjón Kristinsson
28 Iceland FW Hilmar Björnsson
30 Spain GK Cristian Martinez Liberato
-- Spain MF Alonso Sanchez Gonzalez
-- Spain DF Ignacio Heras Anglada

Former players[edit]

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

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