|Founded||1943 (as Meðaldeildin)|
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Promotion to||Faroe Islands Premier League|
|Relegation to||2. deild|
|Domestic cup(s)||Faroe Islands Cup|
|Current champions||Víkingur Gøta II (1st title)|
|Most championships||KÍ Klaksvík II (12 titles)|
|Current: 2021 1. deild|
1. deild is the second tier league of football in the Faroe Islands. It was founded in 1943. The league is organised by the Faroe Islands Football Association. It was originally the top level of Faroe Islands football but was replaced by the Faroe Islands Premier League in 2005.
The league has 10 participating clubs. At the end of each season, two teams are relegated and two promoted from the 2. deild, pending the fact that the promoted team does not already have a team in 1. deild. In such cases, the team that finished third will be promoted instead. If a team is relegated to 1. deild and already have a side playing there, their reserve team will move one division down, thereby saving another team from relegation.
Founded in 1943 as Meðaldeildin, it acts in a system of promotion and relegation with the top division since 1976,when the Faroe Islands football league system was reorganized. Back then, 1. deild was the name given to the top division, replacing the Meistaradeildin. The first club to be promoted was Fram Tórshavn after winning the division for the first time in their history. The first team relegated to the league was NSÍ Runavík.
|Season||Champions||Runners-up||Top scorer (club)||Goals|
|1943||HB Tórshavn II||Not available|
|1945||KÍ Klaksvík II||Not available|
|1947||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1949||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1950||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1951||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1952||HB Tórshavn II|
|1953||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1954||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1955||HB Tórshavn II|
|1956||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1957||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1958||HB Tórshavn II|
|1959||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1961||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1962||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1963||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1965||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1966||HB Tórshavn II|
|1967||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1968||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1971||B36 Tórshavn II|
|1972||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1974||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1975||KÍ Klaksvík II|
|1976||Fram Tórshavn||B68 Toftir||Not available|
|1977||MB Miðvágur||HB Tórshavn II|
|1978||NSÍ Runavík||Royn Hvalba|
|1979||GÍ Gøta||B68 Toftir|
|1980||B68 Toftir||Royn Hvalba|
|1981||LÍF Leirvík||MB Miðvágur|
|1982||MB Miðvágur||NSÍ Runavík|
|1983||NSÍ Runavík||Royn Hvalba|
|1984||ÍF Fuglafjørður||Royn Hvalba|
|1985||B36 Tórshavn||Royn Hvalba|
|1986||VB Vágur||ÍF Fuglafjørður|
|1987||ÍF Fuglafjørður||B36 Tórshavn|
|1988||B71 Sandoy||SÍF Sandavágur|
|1989||MB Miðvágur||TB Tvøroyri|
|1990||NSÍ Runavík||SÍ Sumba||Gestur á Líknargøtu (NSÍ)||23|
|1991||B71 Sandoy||SÍF Sandavágur||Torkil Nielsen (SÍF)||13|
|1992||LÍF Leirvík||ÍF Fuglafjørður||Kaj Eli Olsen (LÍF)||17|
|1993||NSÍ Runavík||EB/Streymur||Jack Jacobsen (NSÍ)||14|
|1994||VB Vágur||FS Vágar||John Olsen (LÍF)||14|
|1995||HB Tórshavn II||ÍF Fuglafjørður||Eyðolvur Reinert-Petersen (ÍF)||16|
|1996||NSÍ Runavík||HB Tórshavn II||René Thomsen (Sumba)||15|
|1997||SÍ Sumba||B36 Tórshavn II||Aleksandar Radosavljević (TB)||23|
|1998||B71 Sandoy||LÍF Leirvík||Eli Hentze (B71)||15|
|1999||FS Vágar||LÍF Leirvík||Birgir Joensen (FS Vágar)||21|
|2000||EB/Streymur||ÍF Fuglafjørður||Eyðun Samuelsen (HB II)||14|
|2001||TB Tvøroyri||Skála ÍF||Jan Jørgensen (ÍF)||13|
|2002||FS Vágar||B71 Sandoy||Birgir Jørgensen (VB II)||14|
|2003||ÍF Fuglafjørður||TB Tvøroyri||Kaj Roest (TB)||12|
|2004||TB Tvøroyri||B71 Sandoy|| Aleksandar Radosavljević (Royn)|
Jónsvein Thomsen (B71)
Sonny Johansen (FS Vágar)
|2005||B68 Toftir||B71 Sandoy||Súni Fríði Johannesen (AB)||31|
|2006||B71 Sandoy||AB Argir||Clayton Nascimento (B71)||27|
|2007||B68 Toftir||ÍF Fuglafjørður||Dánial Hansen (B68)||22|
|2008||07 Vestur||AB Argir||Tróndur Sigurðsson (AB)||25|
|2009||VB/Sumba||B71 Sandoy||Jón Krosslá Poulsen (VB/Sumba)||25|
|2010||07 Vestur||KÍ Klaksvík||Jens Erik Rasmussen (07 Vestur)||17|
|2011||FC Suðuroy||TB Tvøroyri||John Poulsen (FC Suðuroy)||27|
|2012||07 Vestur||AB Argir||Bjartur Kjærbo (AB)||20|
|2013||B68 Toftir||Skála ÍF||Jonleif Højgaard (B68)||24|
|2014||TB Tvøroyri||FC Suðuroy||Patrik Johannesen (FC Suðuroy)||17|
|2015||Skála ÍF||B68 Toftir||Brian Jacobsen (Skála)||32|
|2016||EB/Streymur||07 Vestur||Leif Niclasen (EB/Streymur)||36|
|2017||AB Argir||Víkingur II||Bjarki Nielsen (AB)||19|
|2018||ÍF Fuglafjørður||NSÍ Runavík II||Jan Ellingsgaard (ÍF)||21|
|2019||KÍ Klaksvík II||Víkingur II||Clayton Nascimento (B71)||17|
|2020||Víkingur II||07 Vestur||Andri Benjaminsen (B68)||18|
|KÍ Klaksvík II||12||2019|
|B36 Tórshavn II||9||1971|
|HB Tórshavn II||6||1995|
|Víkingur Gøta II||2020|
In bold the clubs currently playing in 1. deild.
In italics the clubs that no longer exist or are no longer active in adult football.
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