2017 Úrvalsdeild

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Úrvalsdeild (Pepsi-deildin)
Season 2017
Dates 30 April – 30 September 2017
Champions Valur
Relegated Víkingur Ó.
ÍA
Champions League Valur
Europa League ÍBV
FH
Stjarnan
Matches played 132
Goals scored 403 (3.05 per match)
Top goalscorer Andri Rúnar Bjarnason
(19 goals)
Biggest home win Valur 6–0 ÍA
(31 July 2017)
Biggest away win Víkingur Ó. 0–3 ÍBV
(21 May 2017)
ÍBV 1–4 ÍA
(27 May 2017)
Víkingur Ó. 1–4 KA
(6 June 2017)
Víkingur R. 0–3 KR
(23 July 2017)
Víkingur Ó. 1–4 Breiðablik
(20 August 2017)
Highest scoring KA 6–3 ÍBV
(16 July 2017)
2016
2018
All statistics correct as of 30 September 2017.

The 2017 Úrvalsdeild karla, also known as Pepsi-deild karla for sponsorship reasons, was the 106th season of top-flight Icelandic football. Twelve teams contested the league, including the defending champions FH, who won their eighth league title in 2016.

The season began on 30 April 2017 and concluded on 30 September 2017.

Teams[edit]

The 2017 Úrvalsdeild was contested by twelve teams, ten of which played in the division the previous year and two teams promoted from 1. deild karla. The bottom two teams from the previous season, Fylkir and Þróttur Reykjavík, were relegated to the 2017 1. deild karla and were replaced by KA and Grindavík, champions and runners-up of the 2016 1. deild karla respectively.

Club Information[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Breiðablik Kópavogur Kópavogsvöllur 5,501
FH Hafnarfjörður Kaplakriki 6,738
Fjölnir Reykjavík Extra völlurinn 2,000
Grindavík Grindavík Grindavíkurvöllur 1,750
ÍA Akranes Norðurálsvöllurinn 3,054
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar Hásteinsvöllur 3,034
KA Akureyri Akureyrarvöllur 1,770
KR Reykjavík Alvogenvöllurinn 3,333
Stjarnan Garðabær Samsung völlurinn 2,300
Valur Reykjavík Valsvöllur 2,465
Víkingur Ó. Ólafsvík Ólafsvíkurvöllur 900
Víkingur R. Reykjavík Víkin 1,613

Source: Scoresway

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Breiðablik Serbia Milos Milojevic Iceland Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson Jako Vörður
FH Iceland Heimir Guðjónsson Iceland Davíð Þór Viðarsson Adidas Actavis
Fjölnir Iceland Ágúst Gylfason Iceland Þórður Ingason Hummel Bónus
Grindavík Iceland Óli Stefán Flóventsson Iceland Gunnar Þorsteinsson Stanno LYSI
ÍA Iceland Jón Þór Hauksson Iceland Arnar Már Guðjónsson Errea Norðurál
ÍBV Iceland Kristján Guðmundsson Iceland Sindri Snær Magnússon Hummel Bónus
KA Serbia Srdjan Tufegdzic Iceland Davíð Rúnar Bjarnason Diadora N1
KR Iceland Willum Þór Þórsson Iceland Pálmi Rafn Pálmason Nike Alvogen
Stjarnan Iceland Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson Iceland Baldur Sigurðsson Uhlsport Orkan
Valur Iceland Ólafur Jóhannesson Iceland Haukur Páll Sigurðsson Macron Íslandsbanki
Víkingur Ó. Bosnia and Herzegovina Ejub Purisevic Iceland Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson Jako N1
Víkingur R. Iceland Logi Ólafsson Iceland Róbert Örn Óskarsson Macron TVG-Zimsen

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Breiðablik Iceland Arnar Grétarsson Sacked 9 May 2017[1] 10th Serbia Milos Milojevic 22 May 2017[2]
Víkingur R. Serbia Milos Milojevic Resigned 19 May 2017[3] 10th Iceland Logi Ólafsson 24 May 2017[4]
ÍA Iceland Gunnlaugur Jónsson Resigned 21 August 2017[5] 12th Iceland Jón Þór Hauksson 21 August 2017[6]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Valur (C, Q) 22 15 5 2 43 20 +23 50 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Stjarnan (Q) 22 10 8 4 46 25 +21 38 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 FH (Q) 22 9 8 5 33 25 +8 35
4 KR 22 8 7 7 31 29 +2 31
5 Grindavík 22 9 4 9 31 39 −8 31
6 Breiðablik 22 9 3 10 34 35 −1 30
7 KA 22 7 8 7 37 31 +6 29
8 Víkingur R. 22 7 6 9 32 36 −4 27
9 ÍBV (Q) 22 7 4 11 32 38 −6 25 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
10 Fjölnir 22 6 7 9 32 40 −8 25
11 Víkingur Ó. (R) 22 6 4 12 24 44 −20 22 Relegation to 1. deild karla
12 ÍA (R) 22 3 8 11 28 41 −13 17
Updated to match(es) played on 30 September 2017. 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.[7]
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Results[edit]

Each team will play home and away once against every other team for a total of 22 games played each.

Home \ Away BRE FH FJÖ GRI ÍA ÍBV KA KR STJ VAL VOL VIR
Breiðablik 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–2
FH 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Fjölnir 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1
Grindavík 4–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–2
ÍA 2–3 2–4 3–1 2–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–4 0–0 1–1
ÍBV 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–3 0–1 1–0
KA 2–4 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 6–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 5–0 2–2
KR 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–2 1–2
Stjarnan 2–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 2–2 5–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–2
Valur 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 6–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–3
Víkingur Ó. 0–3 1–1 4–4 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–3
Víkingur R. 2–3 2–4 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 0–1 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 30 September 2017. Source: KSÍ (Football Association of Iceland) (in Icelandic)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of matches played on 30 September 2017.[8]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Iceland Andri Rúnar Bjarnason Grindavík 19
2 Scotland Steven Lennon FH 15
3 Iceland Guðjón Baldvinsson Stjarnan 12
4 Netherlands Geoffrey Castillion Víkingur R. 11
Iceland Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson Stjarnan
6 Iceland Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson ÍBV 10
Iceland Hilmar Árni Halldórsson Stjarnan
8 Denmark Emil Lyng KA 9
Denmark Tobias Thomsen KR
Iceland Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson KA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arnar Grétars rekinn frá Breiðabliki (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Milos tekur við Breiðabliki (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Milos hættur með Víking (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Logi Ólafs tekinn við Víkingi R. (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Gulli Jóns hættur með ÍA (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Gulli Jóns hættur með ÍA (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Úrvalsdeild 2017 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Markahæstu menn". www.ksi.is. Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 

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