BLIKAR.IS STUÐNINGSMANNAVEFUR

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Breidablik Sports Club was founded in Kopavogur, Iceland in the year 1950. In the beginning Breidablik was a general sports club with no special division between the different activities. In 1957 the football (soccer) division was established.

Content.

  • History of the Breidablik Football Division
  • Player transfers (sold) from Breidablik 2005-2019
  • The board, coaches and staff
  • Most apperances for Breidablik
  • Team position from beginning
  • The womens team
  • Player records
  • Womens team position from beginning                             

Breidablik Sports Club was founded in Kopavogur, Iceland in the year 1950. In the beginning Breidablik was a general sports club with no special division between the different activities. In 1957 the football (soccer) division was established. When Breidablik was founded, Kopavogur was a small village at the outskirts of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Inhabitants were only just over 1.500. Now more than 60 years later over 30 thousand people live in Kopavogur and the town is the second largest one in Iceland. And Breidablik has grown from its humble origins to becoming the largest sports club in Iceland, with over 3.500 members of which more than 1.500 are active participants.

The name Breidablik comes from Norse mythology, where it was the home of Baldur. The nickname Blikar is formed from the second part of that name, meaning splendors or twinkles (like a star). The singular form Bliki is also a name for male ducks. The old nickname UBK (Youth Club Breidablik Kopavogur) was dropped more than 15 years ago. The followers of Breidablik like to be called ,,Blikar” !

In the early years Breidablik did not have much success on the football pitch. The club played mostly friendly matches and participated in local and regional tournaments. In 1957 Breidablik entered the Icelandic football league for the first time. After some unsuccessful attempts Breidablik finally won the 2nd division in Iceland and played among the best in 1971. The club went all the way to the Cup final that year but lost the decisive game.

Breidablik managed to hold its seat in the top division for three years but was then relegated. The next three decades were like a roller coaster ride for the team. Breidablik up and down between top and second division not being able to stabilizing themselves among the best the best teams for any length of time Finally in 2006 the team won a seat among the best teams in Iceland and has stayed there since.

Some facts about Breidablik:

  • Breiðablik is the biggest sports club in Iceland. Located in Kópavogur - near Reykjavík the capital - a community of 37.000 inhabitants.
  • We have 1.500 members in our football section. 18% of all games under the umbrella of the KSÍ - the Football Federation of Iceland have Breiðablik as participant.
  • Last year Breiðablik ended as nr 2 in the top league and finalist in the Cup.
  • Our woman team won the double - both league and cup.
  • 35% of all titles in Iceland (there are 80 clubs playing) was won by Breiðablik.
  • We are known for our work with special emphasis on juniors and women’s football. 
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2019

Pre season: pending

Main season: pending 

UEFA Europa Leauge: 1st qualifying round: 11 July: Breidablik v Vaduz 0:0. 18 July: Vaduz - Breidablik       (2nd qualifying round: 25 July & August 1: Zeta/Fehérvár v Breidablik/Vaduz)

Games 2019

Players 2019

Transfer window July 2019: pending

Post season: pending

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2018

2018

Pre season: After a disappointing 2017 season, the team regrouped for the 2018 seasonÁgúst Gylfason was hired as coach and Guðmundur Steinarsson as assistant coach. Belgian defender Jonathan Hendrickx joined Breidablik in November 2017. Arnór Gauti returned to Breidablik after playing with IBV. Guðmundur Böðvar Guðjónsson joined the club from ÍA, and Oliver Sigurjónsson came on loan from Bodö / Glimt in Norway.Several players left the club before the 2018 season. Thórdur Steinar Hreidarsson went to Kórdrengja. Michee Efete returned to England, Martin Lund Pedersen went to his home in Denmark and Dino Dolmagic to Serbia. Páll Olgeir Thorsteinsson and Ólafur Hrafnsson joined Augnablik FC. Sólon Breki Leifsson and Ernir Bjarnason transferred to Leiknir in Reykjavik. Guðmundur Friðriksson signed a contract with Þróttur Reykjavik, and Kristinn Jónsson joined KR.

Main season: The sports media predicted that Breiðablik be in the middle of the pack during the 2018 season, but that prediction did not materialize. Breiðablik reached its goal to be in one of the top three spots and ended up taking 2nd place with 44 points – only 2 points behind 1st place - thereby securing a spot in the 2019 European League. The team ended up with 44 points in 2018 – same number of points as in 2010, when Breiðablik won the title, but 2 points less than in 2015 when the Breiðablik earned 46 points - landing the team in 2nd place only 2 points behind the winning team. For 8 rounds Breiðablik was in the lead for 8 rounds in 2018. Only in one round this summer did the team fall below 3rd place. The team's defense was very strong and conceded only 17 goals - of which only 12 goals were conceded in open game (5 goals were scored from the penalty spot).

Stats 2018.

All games 2018

2018 a-z overview