Íþróttabandalag Akraness

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Full nameÍþróttabandalag Akraness
Nickname(s)Skagamenn, Gulir og Glaðir (Yellow and happy)ð
Short nameÍA
Founded1946
Ground Akranesvöllur,
Akranes, Iceland
Capacity6,000 (852 seated)
ChairmanMagnús Guðmundsson
Manager Joey Guðjónsson
League Úrvalsdeild
2018 Pepsi Max Deildin , 10th of 12th
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Íþróttabandalag Akraness (English: Akranes Sports Club)[ citation needed ], commonly known simply as ÍA, is an Icelandic sports club founded in 1946 and based in the town of Akranes, west Iceland. Among the main sports its members can practice are basketball, football, golf, horsemanship, gymnastics, volleyball, bowling, karate, badminton, swimming and powerlifting. The football team plays in yellow shirts and socks, and black shorts.

Iceland Island republic in Northern Europe

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Men's football

Honours

1951, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001
Runner-up: 1952, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1997
1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2003
Runner-up: 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1999

1996, 1999, 2003
2003

1968, 1991, 2011, 2018

Current squad

As of 4 January 2018

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

As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.

No.PositionPlayer
3 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Aron Ingi Kristinsson
4 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Arnór Snær Guðmundsson
5 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Oskar Wasilewski
6 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Albert Hafsteinsson
8 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Hallur Flosason
9 Flag of Iceland.svg FW Garðar Gunnlaugsson
11 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Arnar Már Guðjónsson
12 Flag of Iceland.svg GK Árni Snær Ólafsson
14 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson
15 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Hafþór Pétursson
16 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson
No.PositionPlayer
20 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Gylfi Veigar Gylfason
21 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Guðfinnur Leósson
22 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Steinar Þorsteinsson
23 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Aron Ýmir Pétursson
26 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Hilmar Halldórsson
31 Flag of Iceland.svg FW Stefán Teitur Þórðarson
- Flag of Iceland.svg GK Skarphéðinn Magnússon
- Flag of Iceland.svg DF Hörður Ingi Gunnarsson
- Flag of Iceland.svg MF Ragnar Leósson
- Flag of Iceland.svg MF Bjarki Steinn Bjarkason

Out on loan

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

No.PositionPlayer

Managers

European competition

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
1970–71 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1R Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sparta Rotterdam 0-60–90-15
1971–72 European Cup 1R Flag of Malta.svg Sliema Wanderers 0-40–00-4
1975–76 European Cup 1R Flag of Cyprus.svg Omonia 4-01-25–2
2R Flag of Ukraine.svg FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-20-30-5
1976–77 European Cup 1R Flag of Turkey.svg Trabzonspor 1-32–33-6
1977–78 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Flag of Norway.svg Brann 0-40-10-5
1978–79 European Cup 1R Flag of Germany.svg Köln 1-11–42-5
1979–80 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 0-10-50-6
1980–81 UEFA Cup 1R Flag of Germany.svg Köln 0-40–60-10
1983–84 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Flag of Scotland.svg Aberdeen 1-21-12-3
1984–85 European Cup 1R Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Beveren 2-20–52-7
1985–86 European Cup 1R Flag of Scotland.svg Aberdeen 1-31-42-7
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1R Flag of Portugal.svg Sporting 0-90–60-15
1987–88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar 0-00-1 (aet)0-1
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1R Flag of Hungary.svg Újpest 0-01–21-2
1989–90 UEFA Cup 1R Flag of Belgium (civil).svg RFC Liège 0-21–41-6
1993–94 UEFA Champions League PR Flag of Albania.svg Partizani 3-00-03–0
1R Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord 1-00-31-3
1994–95 UEFA Cup PR Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Bangor City 2-02-14–1
1R Flag of Germany.svg Kaiserslautern 0-41-41-8
1995–96 UEFA Cup PR Flag of Ireland.svg Shelbourne 3-03-06–0
1R Flag of Scotland.svg Raith Rovers 1-01-32-3
1996–97 UEFA Cup PR Flag of North Macedonia.svg Sileks 2-00-12–1
QR Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow 0-21-41-6
1997–98 UEFA Champions League 1R Flag of Slovakia.svg Košice 0-10–30-4
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1QR Flag of Lithuania.svg Žalgiris Vilnius 3-20–13-3 (a)
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Flag of Albania.svg Teuta Durrës 5-11-26–3
2R Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Lokeren 1-31-32-6
2000-01 UEFA Cup QR Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Gent 0-32–32-6
2001-02 UEFA Cup QR Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge 1-60–41-10
2002-03 UEFA Champions League 1QR Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Željezničar 0-10–30-4
2004-05 UEFA Cup 1QR Flag of Estonia.svg TVMK 4-22-16–3
2QR Flag of Sweden.svg Hammarby 1-20-21-4
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Flag of Finland.svg Inter Turku 0-40–00-4
2006-07 UEFA Cup 1QR Flag of Denmark.svg Randers 2-10–12-2 (a)
2008-09 UEFA Cup 1QR Flag of Finland.svg Honka 2-10–32-4

Women's football

Honours

1984, 1985, 1987
Runner-up: 1981, 1988, 1989, 1992
1989, 1991, 1992, 1993

Basketball

ÍA's men's team played in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla from 1993 to 2000, making the playoffs in 1994, 1997 and 1998. [1] Its women's team played one season in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild kvenna during the 1995–1996 season. [2]

Úrvalsdeild karla; English: Men's Premier League, also known as Domino's deildin for sponsorship reasons, is the highest men's professional basketball competition among clubs in Iceland, where play determines the national champion. It is organized by the Icelandic Basketball Federation . The season consists of a home-and-away schedule of 22 games, followed by an eight-team playoff round. Quarterfinals, semifinals and finals series are best-of-five. The bottom clubs are relegated, and replaced by the top team from the regular-season phase and the four-team playoff round winner of the second-level First Division.

Úrvalsdeild kvenna; English: Women's Premier League, known as Domino's deild kvenna for sponsorship reasons, is the highest basketball competition among women's clubs in Iceland. It is administrated by the Icelandic Basketball Federation. It was founded in 1952 and, until 2007, it was known as 1. deild kvenna.

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References

  1. "Þjálfarasaga úrvalsdeildar karla í körfubolta". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. "Þjálfarasaga úrvalsdeildar kvenna í körfubolta". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2018.