2018 Úrvalsdeild

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Úrvalsdeild karla (Pepsi-deildin)
Season 2018
Dates 27 April – 29 September 2018
2017
2019
All statistics correct as of 23 January 2018.

The 2018 Úrvalsdeild karla, also known as Pepsi-deild karla for sponsorship reasons, is the 107th season of top-flight Icelandic football. Twelve teams contest the league, including the defending champions Valur, who won their 21st league title in 2017. [1]

The season will begin on 27 April 2018 and conclude on 29 September 2018.

Teams[edit]

The 2018 Úrvalsdeild is 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, Víkingur Ó. and ÍA, were relegated to the 2018 1. deild karla and were replaced by Fylkir and Keflavík, champions and runners-up of the 2017 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
Fylkir Reykjavík Floridana völlurinn 5,000
Grindavík Grindavík Grindavíkurvöllur 1,750
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar Hásteinsvöllur 3,034
KA Akureyri Akureyrarvöllur 1,770
Keflavík Reykjanesbær Keflavíkurvöllur 5,200
KR Reykjavík Alvogenvöllurinn 3,333
Stjarnan Garðabær Samsung völlurinn 2,300
Valur Reykjavík Valsvöllur 2,465
Víkingur R. Reykjavík Víkingsvöllur 1,613

Source: [3]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Breiðablik Iceland Ágúst Gylfason Iceland Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson Jako Vörður
FH Iceland Ólafur Kristjánsson Iceland Davíð Þór Viðarsson Adidas Actavis
Fjölnir Iceland Ólafur Páll Snorrason Iceland Þórður Ingason Hummel Bónus
Grindavík Iceland Óli Stefán Flóventsson Iceland Gunnar Þorsteinsson Stanno LÝSI
Fylkir Iceland Helgi Sigurðsson Iceland Ásgeir Börkur Ásgeirsson Jako Wurth
ÍBV Iceland Kristján Guðmundsson Iceland Sindri Snær Magnússon Hummel Bónus
KA Serbia Srdjan Tufegdzic Iceland Guðmann Þórisson Diadora N1
Keflavík Iceland Guðlaugur Baldursson Scotland Marc McAusland Nike Landsbankinn
KR Iceland Rúnar Kristinsson 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 Munck
Víkingur R. Iceland Logi Ólafsson Iceland Sölvi Ottesen Macron TVG-Zimsen

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Breiðablik Serbia Milos Milojevic Resigned 3 October 2017[2] Pre-season Iceland Ágúst Gylfason 6 October 2017[3]
Fjölnir Iceland Ágúst Gylfason Resigned 6 October 2017[4] Pre-season Iceland Ólafur Páll Snorrason 11 October 2017[5]
FH Iceland Heimir Guðjónsson Sacked 6 October 2017[6] Pre-season Iceland Ólafur Kristjánsson 14 October 2017[7]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Valur 21 12 7 2 46 23 +23 43 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Breiðablik 21 12 5 4 35 17 +18 41 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Stjarnan 21 11 7 3 45 25 +20 40
4 KR 21 9 7 5 33 23 +10 34
5 FH 21 9 7 5 35 28 +7 34
6 KA 21 7 7 7 36 30 +6 28
7 ÍBV 21 7 5 9 24 29 −5 26
8 Víkingur R. 21 6 7 8 27 35 −8 25
9 Grindavík 21 7 4 10 24 32 −8 25
10 Fylkir 21 6 5 10 24 37 −13 23
11 Fjölnir (R) 21 4 7 10 22 37 −15 19 Relegation to 1. deild karla
12 Keflavík (R) 21 0 4 17 10 45 −35 4
Updated to match(es) played on 23 September 2018. 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.[8]
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of 2018 Icelandic Cup, Stjarnan, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Cup winner (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the next best-placed team (the fourth-placed team).

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Valur223576211112112211111
Stjarnan5991058544321223332222
Breiðablik111111422233331123333
KR957784676556444444444
Grindavík104632213344756666667
FH37223335566465555555
KA5105910108101088877777776
Víkingur R.3338991188775888999109
ÍBV121212121211911111110999988888
Fjölnir581066579910910101011101011111111
Fylkir1068447106791111111110111110910
Keflavík5111111111212121212121212121212121212121212
Leader
2019–20 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
Relegation to 1. deild karla
Source: KSÍ

Results[edit]

Each team will play home and away once against every other team for a total of 22 games each. [9]

Home \ Away BRE FH FJÖ FYL GRI ÍBV KA KEF KR STJ VAL VIK
Breiðablik 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–0
FH 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–3 2–1 3–0
Fjölnir 0–2 2–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Fylkir 0–3 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–5 0–2 0–0 2–3
Grindavík 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1
ÍBV 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–1
KA 0–0 1–1 2–0 5–1 4–3 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 4–1
Keflavík 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4
KR 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–1
Stjarnan 2–1 6–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–3
Valur 2–1 2–1 5–3 2–2 4–0 5–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 4–1
Víkingur R. 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–4 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 23 September 2018. 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 23 september 2018[10]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Denmark Patrick Pedersen Valur 17
2 Iceland Hilmar Árni Halldórsson Stjarnan 16
3 Iceland Pálmi Rafn Pálmason KR 11
4 Iceland Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson KA 10
5 Scotland Steven Lennon FH 9
6 Denmark Thomas Mikkelsen Breiðablik 8
7 Denmark Kennie Chopart KR 7
Iceland Gísli Eyjólfsson Breiðablik
Iceland Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson Stjarnan
10 Netherlands Geoffrey Castillion Vikingur 6
Denmark Nikolaj Hansen Vikingur
Faroe Islands Brandur Olsen FH
Iceland Kristinn Freyr Sigurðsson Valur
Iceland Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson ÍBV
15 Iceland Elfar Árni Aðalsteinsson KA 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Milos hættur með Breiðablik (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Gústi Gylfa ráðinn þjálfari Breiðabliks (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Gústi Gylfa ráðinn þjálfari Breiðabliks (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Óli Palli nýr þjálfari Fjölnis (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Heimir Guðjónsson rekinn frá FH (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Óli Kristjáns tekur við FH (Staðfest)". Fótbolti.net. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Úrvalsdeild 2018 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ "Markahæstu menn". www.ksi.is. Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 

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