2012 2. deild karla
|Goals scored||445 (3.37 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Bessi Víðisson and Þórður Birgisson (18)|
|Biggest home win||Dalvík/Reynir 9–0 KFR|
|Biggest away win||
KFR 1–5 HK |
KFR 0–4 KV
|Highest scoring||Dalvík/Reynir 9–0 KFR|
The champions of the 2. deild karla in the 2012 season were Völsungur, who sealed the title on the final day of the season with a 2–1 home win against Njarðvík. Völsungur were consequently promoted to the 1. deild karla for the 2013 season along with runners-up KF, who finished ahead of third-placed HK because of their superior goal difference. At the opposite end of the table KFR, who had been promoted to the 2. deild for the 2012 campaign, finished bottom of the league after winning only one of their 22 matches. Also relegated to the 3. deild karla (which will be played in a new format in 2013) were Fjarðabyggð, who ended the season five points from safety.
There were two joint top goalscorers for the season who both scored 18 goals in the league: KF striker Þórður Birgisson and Bessi Víðisson of Dalvík/Reynir, who reached the tally with a five-goal haul in the 9–0 victory over KFR on the last day of the campaign. Bessi played fewer games though and as such was named as the top scorer.
A total of 12 clubs contested the 2012 2. deild karla, eight of which had played in the division during the previous campaign. The changes from the 2011 season were:
- Grótta and HK were relegated from the 1. deild karla
- KFR and KV were promoted from the 3. deild karla
|Grótta||Seltjarnarnes||Gróttuvöllur||Sigurður Helgason||1. deild|
|HK||Kópavogur||Kópavogsvöllur||Ragnar Gíslason||1. deild|
|KFR||Hvolsvöllur||Hvolsvöllur||Ómar Valdimarsson||3. deild|
|KV||Reykjavík||KR-völlur||Halldór Árnason & Páll Kristjánsson||3. deild|
|Reynir S.||Sandgerði||N1-völlurinn||Jens Sævarsson||8th|
||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Völsungur (C) (P)||22||14||4||4||36||21||+15||46||Promotion to 2013 1. deild karla|
|11||Fjarðabyggð (R)||22||4||3||15||31||48||−17||15||Relegation to 2013 3. deild karla|
Updated to games played on 22 September 2012.
Source: ksi.is (in Icelandic)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Each team play every opponent once home and away for a total of 22 matches.
|Home \ Away||AFT||DVR||KFF||GRÓ||HAM||HK||KF||KFR||KV||NJA||REY||VÖL|
- As of 22 September 2012.
|3||Grétar Ólafur Hjartarson||Reynir S.||11||21||0.52|
|4||Wentzel Steinarr Kamban||Afturelding||22||0.50|
|6||Magnús Bernhard Gíslason||Grótta||9||10||0.90|
|8||Aron Már Smárason||Hamar||18||0.50|
|9||Guðmundur Gísli Gunnarsson||Reynir S.||22||0.41|
On 5 October 2012, an awards evening was held at which the 2. deild karla Player of the Year, Most Promising Player, Manager of the Year and Team of the Year were announced. The team consisted of eleven players and seven substitutes and was voted for by the managers and captains of each of the clubs in the division.
Player of the Year
The Player of the Year accolade was awarded to Serbian goalkeeper Dejan Pešić, of Völsungur. The 35-year-old, playing his first season in Icelandic football, appeared in every match for the side as they won the division. Pešić, who played in the UEFA Champions League with Red Star Belgrade during his earlier career, conceded less than a goal per game over the season and was voted one of the best goalkeepers in all of Iceland in 2012.
Most Promising Player
Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson, the Völsungur midfielder, was named the Most Promising Player of the 2012 season. Aged 20, he was made club captain following the departure of Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson to Úrvalsdeild side Breiðablik at the end of the previous summer. Despite missing the opening weeks of the campaign through injury, Hrannar returned to the team in the 4–2 win over Afturelding on 2 June and went on to score 6 goals in 19 appearances over the remainder of the season, including a goal direct from a free-kick in the 2–1 final-day victory over Njarðvík that sealed the league title for Völsungur.
Manager of the Year
Serbian coach Dragan Stojanovic was awarded Manager of the Year after leading Völsungur to the 2. deild karla championship, thereby returning the club to the second tier of Icelandic football for the first time since relegation from the 1. deild karla in 2005. The former Fjarðabyggð, Þór Akureyri and Þór/KA manager brought a number of fellow Serbian players to the club during the close season including Dejan Pešić and Marko Blagojević, and guided the team to victory in nine of their eleven home matches, conceding only four goals in the process.
Team of the Year
- Dejan Pešić (Völsungur)
- Halldór Bogason (KV), Milos Glogovac (KF), Marko Blagojević (Völsungur)
- Farid Zato (HK), Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson (Völsungur), Nenad Živanović (KF), Bessi Víðisson (Dalvík/Reynir)
- Gunnar Kristjánsson (KV), Þórður Birgisson (KF), Wentzel Steinarr Kamban (Afturelding)
- Beitir Ólafsson (HK), Aron Bjarnason (HK), Tómas Agnarsson (KV), Hermann Albertsson (Dalvík/Reynir), Halldór Fannar Júlíusson (Völsungur), Birgir Magnússon (HK), Grétar Hjartarson (Reynir S.)
- "2012 2. deild karla results and final standings". KSÍ.is. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Fimma Bessa færði honum markakóngstitil 2. deildar" (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "2012 2. deild karla top goalscorers". KSÍ.is. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Lið ársins í 2. deild 2012" (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.