KÍ Klaksvík

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KÍ Klaksvík logo.svg
Full name Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag
Short name
Founded 24 August 1904; 113 years ago (1904-08-24)
Ground Djúpumýra Stadium
Ground Capacity 530 (2600)
Chairman Tummas Lervig
Manager Mikkjal Thomassen [1]
League Effodeildin
2017 Effodeildin, 2nd
Website Club website
FC Suðuroy vs. KÍ Klaksvík in Effodeildin on 30 June 2012. KÍ is in white here.

Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag is a Faroese semi-professional football club based in Klaksvík. The club was founded in 1904 and is one of the most successful Faroese football clubs, having won the Faroe Islands Premier League 17 times and the Faroe Islands Cup 6 times. The club wears blue and white and plays its matches in Djúpumýra Stadium.

History[edit]

KÍ won the inaugural edition of Faroese top tier football in 1942.[2] In 1992 KÍ Klaksvík participated for the first time on a European stage,[3] competing in the Champions League preliminary round against Skonto Riga of Latvia, where they lost 6–1 on aggregate.[4]

By winning the double in 1999, KÍ reached a total of 17 league titles, a record at the time.[5] KÍ hasn't won any league titles since then, and although it held the honour of having won the most league titles since 1950s, it was surpassed by HB.[2][5]

In July 2009 KÍ signed former great Todi Jónsson for the remainder of the season, and local Atli Danielsen. At the end of the 2009 season KÍ was relegated for the first time in the club's history.[5]

In the 2010 season, KÍ started out slow, but they ended the season on a high note and secured a place to return to the flight of Faroese football in the 2011 season, on the last day of the season.

In the 2011 season, KÍ played some very attractive attacking football under the guidance of manager Aleksandar Đorđević. KÍ ended the season in a respectable 5. position. After the season Icelander Páll H. Guðlaugsson was appointed as manager.

In the 2012 season, KÍ continued to climb the table and ended in 4. position. The team was the most potent attacking side scoring an amazing 59 goals in only 27 matches. Páll Klettskarð scored 22 goals and was joint top-scorer in the Effo league. In the buildup to the 2013 season Atli Danielsen and Meinhardt Joensen were signed.

In the 2013 season, KÍ reached the semi-final of the cup and finished in a disappointed 8 place. Ndende Adama Guéye was signed after the season.

For the 2015 season, KÍ hired a new manager, Mikkjal Thomassen. The new manager implemented a new system, foreign to most of the players. KÍ experienced a difficult start to the season. Later in the first half of the season, the team was playing attractive, free-flowing attacking football, whilst climbing the table.

Stadium[edit]

KÍ Klaksvík plays its games in Djúpumýra, a stadium with a capacity of 530 (2600).[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 June 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Faroe Islands GK Kristian Joensen
3 Faroe Islands DF Ísak Simonsen
4 Croatia DF Marko Dusak
5 Serbia DF Deni Pavlović
6 Faroe Islands MF Hákun Edmundsson
7 Denmark MF Ronni Møller-Iversen
8 Faroe Islands MF Jóannes Bjartalíð
9 Faroe Islands FW Páll Klettskarð (captain)
10 Faroe Islands FW Hjalgrím Elttør
11 Faroe Islands MF Kristoffur Jakobsen
12 Faroe Islands GK Mikkjal Á Bergi
No. Position Player
14 Faroe Islands MF Jonn Johannesen
16 Faroe Islands GK Meinhardt Joensen
17 Faroe Islands DF Hørður Askham
18 Faroe Islands DF Ólavur Niclassen
19 Faroe Islands MF Jákup Biskopstø Andreasen
21 Montenegro MF Boris Došljak
22 Serbia MF Semir Hadžibulić
25 Faroe Islands MF Steinbjørn Olsen
26 Faroe Islands MF Jóhan Waag Høgnesen
27 Faroe Islands MF Óli Poulsen

Notable former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

European record[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 4 1 11
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 14 1 4 9 9 37
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 3 6
TOTAL 20 2 4 14 13 54

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1992–93 UEFA Champions League PR Latvia Skonto 1–3 0–3 1–6
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Israel Maccabi Haifa 3–2 0–4 3–6
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1QR Hungary Újpest 2–3 0–6 2–9
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR Austria Grazer AK 0–5 0–4 0–9
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1QR Serbia and Montenegro Crvena Zvezda 0–3 0–2 0–5
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Hungary Újpest 2–2 0–1 2–3
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Norway Molde 0–2 0–4 0–6
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1QR Sweden AIK 0–0 0–5 0–5
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR Malta Birkirkara 2–1 1–1 3–2
1Q Lithuania Žalgiris 1−2 1–1 2–3
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1QR: First qualifying round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ portal.fo
  2. ^ a b Joensen, Hans Pauli (7 April 2011). "Survival the key as KÍ resume Faroese fight". UEFA. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Johannesen, Páll Holm (14 August 2002). "Olgar Danielsen framvegis besti málskjútti" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Champions' Cup 1992–93". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Joensen, Hans Pauli (9 July 2012). "KÍ faring well again in Faroe Islands". UEFA. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cup final moved again – date and venue!". soccerandequipment.com. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 

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