Icelandic PEPSI Deildin 2010 [R]

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  1. fireman451

    fireman451 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well folks, it looks like we have a new member here in the Scandinavian Forum who is volunteering to step up and take the lead on an Icelandic Premier League thread. :)

    I know many of us look forward to coming here daily to read and understand more about the leagues, players, supporters and rumors that make up the various brands of Scandinavian football, so this is a welcome addition.

    Per the other league threads here, please feel free to comment, ask questions or provide your own findings about the Úrvalsdeild and its clubs!

    Thanks for stepping up iauk and welcome to our little corner of BigSoccer, we look forward to your updates and contributions!

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  2. iauk

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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    Hello guys, i will help out with the Iceland leagues.
    I am a supporter of Icelandic football living in England, i take a big intrest in all football in Iceland (league, cups, national team)
    My team in Iceland is IA Akranes www.freewebs.com/iauk is my website.
    I am also a member of www.rsssf.com and www.playerhistory.com
  3. iauk

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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    The Icelandic leagues do not start until May, so the clubs have been busy playing indoor friendlies, there are now many indoor halls around the country with full size pitches.

    There will be some competitive football coming soon as the League Cup (deildarbikar) starts on 20th February.
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    The 2010 Urvalsdeild will be sponsored by PEPSI and will be known as PEPSI deildin. There are 12 clubs playing home and away with the bottom two relegated to 1.deild.
    The 2010 clubs are.
    Breidablik (Kopavogur)
    FH (Hafnarfjordur)
    Fram (Reykjavik)
    Fylkir (Reykjavik)
    Grindavik
    Haukar (Hafnarfjordur)
    IBV (Vestmannayjaer)
    Keflavik
    KR (Reykjavik)
    Selfoss
    Stjarnan (Gardabaer)
    Valur (Reykjavik)

    FH will once again be favourites to win the league (they have been champions 5 times in the last 6 years), KR will challenge them but FH are now considered the best team in Iceland and with the biggest budget. FH signed Iceland international keeper Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson from HK during the winter. Valur,Fram and Keflavik will fight for a Europa league place.

    Selfoss will play in the top division for the first time in their history but as soon as they were promoted they lost their coach Gunnlaugur Jonsson to Valur. The other promoted team Haukar have only played one season in the top division before and that was in 1979, they will share Valur's ground the Vodafonevollur as their own Asvellir is not in good condition.

    If anyone is looking for one of Iceland's most famous clubs IA, well they can be found playing in the second level (1.deild). They were relegated in 2008 and were hot pre season tips for promotion last year but it was a disaster and they finished in 9th place, at one point relegation to 2.deild looked a possibility. I am confident that IA will be stronger this year and will be fighting for promotion back to the top division :)


  5. iauk

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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    Iceland have so far arranged 4 friendly internationals for the year, they are as follows:

    3 March Cyprus - Iceland (in Larnaca)
    21 March Iceland - Faroe Islands (in Kopavogur)
    24 March Mexico - Iceland (in Charlotte, USA)
    11 August Iceland - Liechtenstein (in Reykjavik)
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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    Excellent start. Thanks again iauk for helping provide more depth to the Scandinavian Forum.

    - Mike
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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    Interesting topic.

    It seems there are almost no players in the Icelandic league who are not either Icelandic, Scandinavian or British.

    exceptions:
    Grindavik: MF Mounir Ahandour (Morocco), DF Gilles Mbang Ondo (Gabon)
    Kevlavik: DF Alen Sutej (Slovenia)
    IBV: DF Jonah Long (USA), DF Andy Mwesigwa (Uganda), MF Tony Mawejje (Uganda)

    Uganda? Not exactly a big producer of footballers. IBV seems to be in the sunny south of Iceland so it must be more attractive to Africans. :cool:
  8. iauk

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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    KR have Mark Rutgers (Holland), Jordao Diogo (Portugal) and Prince Rajcomar (Holland)
    Breidablik have Evan Schwartz (USA)
    Keflavik have Simun Samuelsen (Faroe Islands)
  9. iauk

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    PEPSI Deildin Fixtures 2010

    10 May
    Selfoss - Fylkir
    Keflavik - Breidablik
    Fram - IBV
    KR - Haukar
    Stjarnan - Grindavik
    Valur - FH

    15 May
    IBV - Valur
    16 May
    KR - Selfoss
    Haukar - FH
    Grindavik - Keflavik
    Breidablik - Fram
    Fylkir - Stjarnan

    20 May
    Stjarnan - KR
    Keflavik - Fylkir
    FH - IBV
    Selfoss - Haukar
    Fram - Grindavik
    Valur - Breidablik

    24 May
    Haukar - IBV
    KR - Keflavik
    Fylkir - Fram
    25 May
    Breidablik - FH
    Grindavik - Valur
    Selfoss - Stjarnan

    29 May
    IBV - Breidablik
    30 May
    Valur - Fylkir
    Keflavik - Selfoss
    31 May
    Stjarnan - Haukar
    FH - Grindavik
    Fram - KR

    5 June
    Grindavik - IBV
    6 June
    Selfoss - Fram
    KR - Valur
    7 June
    Stjarnan - Keflavik
    Fylkir - FH
    Haukar - Breidablik

    10 June
    FH - KR
    IBV - Fylkir
    Valur - Selfoss
    Keflavik - Haukar
    Breidablik - Grindavik
    Fram - Stjarnan

    13 June
    KR - IBV
    14 June
    Keflavik - Fram
    Selfoss - FH
    Haukar - Grindavik
    Stjarnan - Valur
    Fylkir - Breidablik

    23 June
    Grindavik - Fylkir
    Breidablik - KR
    IBV - Selfoss
    24 June
    Valur - Keflavik
    Fram - Haukar
    FH - Stjarnan

    27 June
    Fram - Valur
    Haukar - Fylkir
    Stjarnan - IBV
    Keflavik - FH
    KR - Grindavik
    Selfoss - Breidablik

    30 June
    Valur - Haukar
    FH - Fram
    IBV - Keflavik
    1 July
    Grindavik - Selfoss
    Breidablik - Stjarnan
    22 July
    Fylkir - KR

    10 July
    FH - Valur
    11 July
    Breidablik - Keflavik
    Haukar - KR
    Fylkir - Selfoss
    12 July
    Grindavik - Stjarnan
    IBV - Fram

    18 July
    Selfoss - KR
    Stjarnan - Fylkir
    Fram - Breidablik
    FH - Haukar
    Valur - IBV
    19 July
    Keflavik - Grindavik

    25 July
    Fylkir - Keflavik
    KR - Stjarnan
    IBV - FH
    Breidablik - Valur
    26 July
    Haukar - Selfoss
    Grindavik - Fram

    5 August
    Fram - Fylkir
    Keflavik - KR
    IBV - Haukar
    Stjarnan - Selfoss
    Valur - Grindavik
    FH - Breidablik

    8 August
    KR - Fram
    Fylkir - Valur
    Breidablik - IBV
    Selfoss - Keflavik
    Grindavik - FH
    Haukar - Stjarnan

    15 August
    Fram - Selfoss
    IBV - Grindavik
    FH - Fylkir
    16 August
    Breidablik - Haukar
    Keflavik - Stjarnan
    Valur - KR

    22 August
    KR - FH
    23 August
    Stjarnan - Fram
    Fylkir - IBV
    Grindavik - Breidablik
    Selfoss - Valur
    Haukar - Keflavik

    29 August
    Fram - Keflavik
    IBV - KR
    Breidablik - Fylkir
    30 August
    FH - Selfoss
    Valur - Stjarnan
    Grindavik - Haukar

    13 September
    Selfoss - IBV
    Stjarnan - FH
    Keflavik - Valur
    Fylkir - Grindavik
    Haukar - Fram
    KR - Breidablik

    19 September
    Breidablik - Selfoss
    IBV - Stjarnan
    Fylkir - Haukar
    Valur - Fram
    Grindavik - KR
    FH - Keflavik

    25 September
    Keflavik - IBV
    Fram - FH
    Stjarnan - Breidablik
    KR - Fylkir
    Haukar - Valur
    Selfoss - Grindavik

    www.ksi.is

    I am certain that some of these dates will change for live TV.
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    Laugardalsvollur, this is the home of the Iceland national team and Fram
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    KR-vollur, the home of KR Reykjavik
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    Vodafonevollur, the home of Valur (i took this photo the year before the stadium opened)
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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    How deep does the Iceland pyramid go? Is there anything below 2.delid?
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    Yes it goes down to 3.deild (4th level of icelandic football)
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    Pretty impressive.
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    The best place to watch football in Iceland is..............in Akranes :cool:

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    Pre match warm up at Akranesvollur :D
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    Iceland squad to play Cyprus in Larnaca (03/03/10)

    Goalkeepers
    Arni Gautur Arason (Odd Grenland,NOR) 69 app/0 gls
    Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson (FH) 13/0

    Defenders
    Hermann Hreidarsson (Portsmouth,ENG) 85/5
    Indridi Sigurdsson (Viking FK,NOR) 51/2
    Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton Wanderers,ENG) 38/4
    Ragnar Sigurdsson (1FK Goteborg,SWE) 13/0
    Solvi Geir Ottessen (SonderjskE,DEN) 9/0
    Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson (Breidablik)

    Midfielders
    Brynjar Bjorn Gunnarsson (Reading,ENG) 74/4
    Emil Hallfredsson (Barnsley,ENG) 28/1
    Bjarni Gudjonsson (KR) 20/1
    Palmi Rafn Palmason (Stabaek IF,NOR) 17/0
    Aron Einar Gunnarsson (Coventry,ENG) 16/0
    Helgi Valur Danielsson (Hansa Rostock,GER) 14/0
    Olafur Ingi Skulason (SonderjskE,DEN) 10/1
    Rurik Gislason (OB Odense,DEN) 4/0

    Forwards
    Eidur Smari Gudjohnsen (Tottenham Hotspur,ENG) 61/24
    Heidar Helguson (Watford,ENG) 46/8
    Veigar Pall Gunnarsson (Stabaek IF,NOR) 39/5
    Gardar Johannsson (Hansa Rostock,GER) 6/2
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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    Very interesting thread. Do you by any chance have the attendances for the teams or who the most supported teams are?
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    The biggest attendance in 2009 was 2718 for a game between FH and Valur.

    The average attendances at each club last year were:
    KR - 1452
    FH - 1345
    Valur - 1106
    Fylkir - 1065
    Keflavik - 1043
    Stjarnan - 994
    Breidablik - 990
    Fram - 934
    Fjolnir - 930
    Throttur R - 869
    Grindavik - 868
    IBV - 748
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    Friendly international in Larnaca, 03/03/10

    CYPRUS - ICELAND 0-0

    Arni Gautur Arason (Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson'39).

    Ragnar Sigurdsson (Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson'66), Solvi Geir Ottesen, Kari Arnason, Indridi Sigurdsson.

    Rurik Gislason, Olafur Ingi Skulason (Bjarni Gudjonsson'74), Aron Einar Gunnarsson, Helgi Valur Danielsson, Emil Hallfredsson (Palmi Rafn Palmason'84).

    Heidar Helguson.

    Subs not used: Jonas Gudni Saevarsson, Gardar Johannsson.
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    Iceland play the Faroe Islands tomorrow in a friendly in Kopavogur. The game will be played indoors at the Korinn hall.

    Iceland team will be:

    Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson.

    Skuli Jon Fridgeirsson, Valur Fannar Gislason, Jon Gudni Fjoluson, Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson.

    Steinthor Freyr Thorsteinsson, Gudmundur Kristjansson, Bjarni Gudjonsson, Matthias Vilhjalmsson, Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

    Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.
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    ICELAND - FAROE ISLANDS 2-0

    1-0 Matthias Vilhjalmsson'10
    2-0 Kolbeinn Sigthorsson'37
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    Re: Icelandic Úrvalsdeild 2010 [R]

    I guess the main sport is handball?

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