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Víkingur Reykjavík

Víkingur Reykjavík is a football (soccer) club from Iceland.

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About Víkingur Reykjavík

Knattspyrnufélagið Víkingur is a sports club in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is best known for its football (soccer) team. The club was founded in 1908 and has been fairly successful over the years. Its last Icelandic title came in 1991, when the team won the Landsbankadeild.

The club operates several other sport divisions including Team handball, Tennis, Table tennis, Karate & Skiing. All sports include both male and female teams.

Vikingur's coach is Ólafur Þórðarson, formerly coach of Fylkir.





Staff

- Coach: Ólafur Þórðarson
- - Appointed in Oktober 2011.
- Assistant Coach: Helgi Sigurðsson
- Physio: Veigur Sveinsson
- Chairman: Björn Einarsson
- Vice chairman: Heimir Gunnlaugsson
- Secretary: Valdimar Sigurðsson
- Boardmember: Arnar Sigurðsson
- Boardmember: Kjartan Hjaltested
- Boardmember: Sigurður Sighvatsson
- Boardmember: Þorgrímur Leifsson
- Managing director: Haraldur V. Haraldsson

Club honours

- Icelandic Champions: 1920, 1924, 1981, 1982, 1991
- Icelandic Cup: 1971
- Icelandic Champions of Champions: 1982, 1983
- Icelandic 1st Division Champions: 1969, 1971, 1973, 1987, 2010
- Reykjavik Champions: 1940, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1982
- Spring Champions: 1951

European Games

Champions Cup

- 30.09.1992: Víkingur - PFC CSKA Moscow (2-4)
- 16.09.1992: Víkingur - PFC CSKA Moscow (0-1)
- 28.09.1983: Víkingur - Győri ETO FC (0-2)
- 14.09.1983: Víkingur - Győri ETO FC (1-2)
- 29.09.1982: Víkingur - Real Sociedad (2-3)
- 15.09.1982: Víkingur - Real Sociedad (0-1)

Cup Winner's Cup

- 27.9.1972: Víkingur - Legia (0-9)
- 13.9.1972: Víkingur - Legia (0-2)

Other information

- For the first 10 years of Vikingur's history, the team only lost one match. In that period Vikingur scored 58 goals and conceded 16. The team did not win a single title in that time because they did not yet have a senior side. It wasn't until 1918 that the team first competed in the Icelandic league.
- Vikingur have had players from Stoke City F.C on loan before. In 2004 they also had two players on loan, Jermaine Palmer and Richard Keogh.
- The last time Vikingur played in the Icelandic top-flight, the team was relegated by conceding a 90th minute goal in their last match of the season against Ungmennafélag Grindavíkur.
- While Vikingur's fan base is rather small, they have got a fan club in Dublin, Ireland, which goes by the name of "Jerry Palmer's Barmy Army"- dedicated to the former Vikingur goal machine.

Notable players


- Kári Árnason
- Arnór Guðjohnsen
- Sölvi Ottesen
- Jimmy Høyer
- Carl Dickinson
- Jermaine Palmer
- Viktor Bjarki Arnarsson
- Lárus Guðmundsson
- Heimir Karlsson
- Colin Marshall (footballer)
- Denis Abdulahi

- Gunnar Kristjánsson
- Helgi Sigurðsson
- Richard Keogh
- Gordon Hunter (footballer)
- Colin McKee
- Alan Prentice
- Miloš Glogovac
- Sinisa Kekic
- Steve Slade




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