2012 2. deild karla

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2. deild karla
Season 2012
Champions Völsungur
Promoted Völsungur
KF
Relegated KFR
Fjarðabyggð
Matches played 132
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
2011
2013

The 2012 2. deild karla was the 47th season of third-tier football in Iceland. The league, which was contested by 12 clubs from across Iceland, began on 11 May 2012 and ended on 22 September 2012.[1]

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.[2]

Teams[edit]

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:

Club information[edit]

Team Location Stadium Manager 2011 season
Afturelding Mosfellsbær Varmárvöllur Þorsteinn Magnússon 4th
Dalvík/Reynir Dalvík/Árskógsströnd Dalvíkurvöllur Þórir Áskelsson 5th
Fjarðabyggð Fjarðabyggð Eskifjarðarvöllur Heimir Þorsteinsson 7th
Grótta Seltjarnarnes Gróttuvöllur Sigurður Helgason 1. deild
Hamar Hveragerði Grýluvöllur Salih Porca 9th
HK Kópavogur Kópavogsvöllur Ragnar Gíslason 1. deild
KF Fjallabyggð Ólafsfjarðarvöllur Lárus Sigurðsson 6th
KFR Hvolsvöllur Hvolsvöllur Ómar Valdimarsson 3. deild
KV Reykjavík KR-völlur Halldór Árnason & Páll Kristjánsson 3. deild
Njarðvík Njarðvík Njarðtaksvöllurinn Gunnar Jónsson 3rd
Reynir S. Sandgerði N1-völlurinn Jens Sævarsson 8th
Völsungur Húsavík Húsavíkurvöllur Dragan Stojanovic 10th

Statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Völsungur (C) (P) 22 14 4 4 36 21 +15 46 Promotion to 2013 1. deild karla
2 KF (P) 22 12 7 3 51 23 +28 43
3 HK 22 13 4 5 43 27 +16 43
4 KV 22 12 4 6 43 26 +17 40
5 Afturelding 22 13 1 8 50 46 +4 40
6 Dalvík/Reynir 22 11 3 8 38 25 +13 36
7 Reynir S. 22 9 4 9 35 41 −6 31
8 Njarðvík 22 8 6 8 31 35 −4 30
9 Hamar 22 5 6 11 36 41 −5 21
10 Grótta 22 5 5 12 31 41 −10 20
11 Fjarðabyggð (R) 22 4 3 15 31 48 −17 15 Relegation to 2013 3. deild karla
12 KFR (R) 22 1 3 18 20 71 −51 6

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.

Results[edit]

Each team play every opponent once home and away for a total of 22 matches.

Home \ Away[1] AFT DVR KFF GRÓ HAM HK KF KFR KV NJA REY VÖL
Afturelding 3–0 3–2 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 4–2 3–2 2–2 5–3 1–2
Dalvík/Reynir 1–3 2–0 1–0 4–2 0–3 2–0 9–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 2–0
Fjarðabyggð 2–3 0–1 4–0 3–1 2–5 0–1 1–1 1–4 5–3 2–2 0–1
Grótta 2–5 0–0 5–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 4–1 0–0 2–3
Hamar 4–0 2–1 2–2 3–3 1–4 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–3
HK 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 4–2 1–4 1–3 3–1 1–0
KF 3–0 4–1 4–0 4–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 2–2
KFR 4–0 2–4 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–5 3–3 0–4 0–3 0–4 1–4
KV 1–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–1 2–1
Njarðvík 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 2–2
Reynir S. 1–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–5 2–3 2–1
Völsungur 4–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 22 September 2012.
Source: ksi.is (in Icelandic)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 22 September 2012.[3]
Rank Player Club Goals Matches Ratio
1 Bessi Víðisson Dalvík/Reynir 18 19 0.95
2 Þórður Birgisson KF 20 0.90
3 Grétar Ólafur Hjartarson Reynir S. 11 21 0.52
4 Wentzel Steinarr Kamban Afturelding 22 0.50
Birgir Magnússon HK 22 0.50
6 Magnús Bernhard Gíslason Grótta 9 10 0.90
7 Jónmundur Grétarsson Grótta 13 0.69
8 Aron Már Smárason Hamar 18 0.50
9 Guðmundur Gísli Gunnarsson Reynir S. 22 0.41

Awards[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4]

Most Promising Player[edit]

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.[4]

Manager of the Year[edit]

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.[4]

Team of the Year[edit]

Goalkeeper
Dejan Pešić (Völsungur)
Defenders
Halldór Bogason (KV), Milos Glogovac (KF), Marko Blagojević (Völsungur)
Midfielders
Farid Zato (HK), Hrannar Björn Steingrímsson (Völsungur), Nenad Živanović (KF), Bessi Víðisson (Dalvík/Reynir)
Forwards
Gunnar Kristjánsson (KV), Þórður Birgisson (KF), Wentzel Steinarr Kamban (Afturelding)
Substitutes
Beitir Ólafsson (HK), Aron Bjarnason (HK), Tómas Agnarsson (KV), Hermann Albertsson (Dalvík/Reynir), Halldór Fannar Júlíusson (Völsungur), Birgir Magnússon (HK), Grétar Hjartarson (Reynir S.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 2. deild karla results and final standings". KSÍ.is. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fimma Bessa færði honum markakóngstitil 2. deildar" (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 2. deild karla top goalscorers". KSÍ.is. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Lið ársins í 2. deild 2012" (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.