2016 Úrvalsdeild

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Úrvalsdeild (Pepsi-deildin)
Season 2016
Champions FH
(8th title)
Relegated Fylkir
Þróttur Reykjavík
Champions League FH
Europa League Stjarnan
KR
Valur
Matches played 132
Goals scored 361 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorer Garðar Gunnlaugsson
(14 goals)
Biggest home win Valur 7–0 Víkingur Reykjavík
(18 August 2016)[1]
Biggest away win Þróttur Reykjavík 0–5 Fjölnir
(24 June 2016)[2]
Highest scoring Valur 7–0 Víkingur Reykjavík
(18 August 2016)[3]
2015
2017

The 2016 Úrvalsdeild karla, also known as Pepsi-deild karla for sponsorship reasons, was the 105th season of top-flight Icelandic football. Twelve teams contested the league, including the defending champions FH, who won their seventh league title in 2015.[4]

The season started on 1 May 2016 and concluded on 1 October 2016.[5]

On 19 September 2016, Breiðablik drew 1–1 with ÍBV, this result meant FH clinched their 8th Icelandic title.

Teams[edit]

The 2016 Úrvalsdeild was contested by twelve clubs, ten of which played in the division the previous year and two teams promoted from 1. deild karla. The changes from the 2015 campaign were:

Club Information[edit]

Team Location Stadium 2015 season
Breiðablik Kópavogur Kópavogsvöllur 2nd
FH Hafnarfjörður Kaplakrikavöllur 1st (Champions)
Fjölnir Reykjavík Fjölnisvöllur 6th
Fylkir Reykjavík Fylkisvöllur 8th
ÍA Akranes Akranesvöllur 7th
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar Hásteinsvöllur 10th
KR Reykjavík KR-völlur 3rd
Stjarnan Garðabær Stjörnuvöllur 4th
Valur Reykjavík Hlíðarendi 5th
Víkingur Reykjavík Reykjavík Víkin 9th
Víkingur Ólafsvík Ólafsvík Ólafsvíkurvöllur 1st, 1. deild karla
Þróttur Reykjavík Reykjavík Valbjarnarvöllur 2nd, 1. deild karla

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 FH (C) 22 12 7 3 32 17 +15 43 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Stjarnan 22 12 3 7 43 31 +12 39 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 KR 22 11 5 6 29 20 +9 38
4 Fjölnir 22 11 4 7 42 25 +17 37
5 Valur 22 10 5 7 41 28 +13 35 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
6 Breiðablik 22 10 5 7 27 20 +7 35
7 Víkingur Reykjavík 22 9 5 8 29 32 −3 32
8 ÍA 22 10 1 11 28 33 −5 31
9 ÍBV 22 6 5 11 23 27 −4 23
10 Víkingur Ólafsvík 22 5 6 11 23 38 −15 21
11 Fylkir (R) 22 4 7 11 25 40 −15 19 Relegation to 1. deild karla
12 Þróttur Reykjavík (R) 22 3 5 14 19 50 −31 14
Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Play-off (only for deciding champion); 9) Draw.[6]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BRE FH FJÖ FYL ÍA ÍBV KR STJ VAL VÍK VÓL ÞRÓ
Breiðablik 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–0
FH 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0
Fjölnir 0–3 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 5–1 2–0
Fylkir 1–2 2–3 2–2 0–3 0–3 1–4 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–2
ÍA 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–1
ÍBV 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–1 1–1
KR 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Stjarnan 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–3 2–3 3–0 4–1 6–0
Valur 0–3 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 7–0 3–1 4–1
Víkingur Reykjavík 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–0
Víkingur Ólafsvík 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 2–1 1–1 3–2
Þróttur Reykjavík 2–0 0–3 0–5 1–4 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1

Source: KSI (in Icelandic)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season Statistics[edit]

Top Scorers[edit]

As of matches played on 1 October 2016.[7]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Iceland Garðar Gunnlaugsson ÍA 14
2 Iceland Kristinn Freyr Sigurðsson Valur 13
3 Denmark Martin Lund Pedersen Fjölnir 9
4 Croatia Hrvoje Tokić Víkingur Ó. 9
5 Iceland Óskar Örn Hauksson KR 8
6 Iceland Atli Viðar Björnsson FH 7
7 Iceland Thórir Gudjónsson Fjölnir 7
8 Iceland Hilmar Árni Halldórsson Stjarnan 7
9 Iceland Albert Brynjar Ingason Fylkir 7
10 Iceland Óttar Magnús Karlsson Víkingur R. 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VALUR VS. VÍKINGUR REYKJAVÍK 7 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "THRÓTTUR REYKJAVÍK VS. FJÖLNIR 0 - 5". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "VALUR VS. VÍKINGUR REYKJAVÍK 7 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "FH Íslandsmeistari 2015". www.ksi.is. Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Íslandsmót - Pepsi-deild karla". www.ksi.is. Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Úrvalsdeild 2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Markahæstu menn". www.ksi.is. Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 

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