BLIKAR.IS STUÐNINGSMANNAVEFUR

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Breidablik Champions 2022

Breidablik Sports Club was founded in Kopavogur on February 12th, 1950. Initially Breidablik was a general sports club with no special division between the activities. The football division was established in 1957 as well as other divisions such as track & field, handball, chess and more. Breidablik has grown to be Iceland’s largest Sports Club with 12 different divisions.  

Content:

- History of the Breidablik Football Division

- Player transfers (sold/loan) from Breidablik 1980 - 2022

- The board, coaches and staff

- Most apperances for Breidablik

- Team position from beginning

- European Championships

- Players records                       

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Kópavogsvöllur is the home stadium of Breiðablik. The stadium holds 3,009 spectators and has 1,709 seats in two stands.

History

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 over 70 years later close to 40 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 well over 3.000 members in 12 different divisions of which the Football Division is the largest.

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‘s mens team 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.

Facts about Breidablik:

- Breiðablik is the biggest sports club in Iceland. Located in Kópavogur - near Reykjavík the capital - a community of 39.000 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.

- We are known for our work with special emphasis on juniors and women’s football.

2022

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2022

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net (4 games) - Results

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - Group 2 

Super Cup: Meistarkeppni KSÍ - Result

Main season: Premier League (Besta Deildin) - Results after the usual 22 games: Breidablik on top with 51 points

New in 2022: Top six teams play 5 Championship rounds to determine the winner. Results after 4 games: Breiðablik on top with 60 points. On October the 10th, with 3 rounds to go, it was clear that Breidablik had won the 2022 title - the second Championship title in the club´s history. 

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in semi-finals. 

Europa Conference Leauge: 1st qualifying round 7 & 14 July: UE Santa Coloma. Away game. Home game. 2nd qualifying round 21 & 28 July: FK Budućnost Podgorica. Home game. Away game. 3rd qualifying round 4 & 11 Augst: Istanbul Basaksehir. Home game. Away game

Post season: BOSE Cup 2022 - pendig

All games & players 2022

2021

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2021

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net (4 games) - Winners.

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn). Won 5 games in group nd one game in the quarter-finals before tournament was canceled due to Covid-19.

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Max Deild) - Runners-up.

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in first round.

Europa Conference Leauge: 1st qualifying round: Racing Union. Away gameHome game2nd qualifying round: Austria Wien. Away gameHome game. 3rd qualifying round: Aberdeen FC. Home game. Away game. 

Post season: BOSE Cup. (3 games) - Winners.

All games & players 2021

Full report 2021 (in Icelandic).

2020

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2020

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net (4 games) - Won 3 games in group. Then Runners-up.

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - Won 4 games before tournament canceled due to Covid-19.

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Max Deild) - 4th place after 18 games out of 22. PL cancled October 30th due to Covid-19.

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in quarter finals. 

Europa Leauge: - 1st qualifying round: Rosenborg BK.

Post season: BOSE Cup - Canceled due to Covid-19.

All games & players 2020

Full report 2020 (in Icelandic).

2019

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2019

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net (4 games) - Won group. Then winners.

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - Won 3 games in group. 

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Max Deild) - Runners-up

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in semi finals. 

Europa Leauge: - 1st qualifying round: FC Vaduz. Home. Away.

Post season: BOSE Cup - (3 games). Runners-up

All games & players 2019

Full report 2019 (in Icelandic).

2018

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2018

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net 3 games in group 3rd place

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - 5 games in group. 

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Max Deild) - Runners-up

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in final

Post season: BOSE Cup - (3 games). Runners-up

All games & players 2018

Full report 2018 (in Icelandic).

Transfers and season overview 2018

2017

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2017

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net 3 games in group 6th place

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - 5 games in group. Lost in quarter-finals 

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - 6th place

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost

Post season: BOSE Cup - (3 games). Winners

All games & players 2017

Full report 2017 (in Icelandic).

Transfers and season overview 2017

2016

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2016

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net games in group 5th place

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - games in group. Lost in quarter-finals 

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - 6th place

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in quarter finals.

2016 Europa Leauge: 1st qualifying round: Jelgava. Home game. Away game.

Post season: BOSE Cup - (3 games).

All games & players 2016

Full report 2016 (in Icelandic)

Transfers and season overview 2016

2015

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2015

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net games in group. Winners!

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - 7 games in group. Winners!

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - Runners-up!

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in group of 16

Post season: BOSE Cup - (3 games)

All games & players 2015

Full report 2015 (in Icelandic)

Transfers and season overview 2015

2014

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2014

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net games in group. 5th place

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - 7 games in group. Lost in final!

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - 7th palce

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in quarter finals

Post season: BOSE Cup - (3 games)

All games & players 2014

Transfers and season overview 2014

2013

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2013

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net games in group. Winners!

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - 7 games in group. Winners!

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - 4th palce

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in semi-finals

2013 Europa Leauge (Evrópudeild) - 1st qualifying round: FC Santa Coloma. Home game. Away game2nd qualifying round: Sturm Graz. Home game. Away game. 3rd qualifying round: FC Aktobe. Away game. Home game. 

Post season: BOSE Cup - (3 games)

All games & players 2013

Transfers and season overview 2013

2012

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2012

Pre season cup: Fotbolti.net games in group. Winners!

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - 7 games in group. Lost in semi-finals!

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - Runners-up!

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in group of 16

All games & players 2012

Transfers and season overview 2012

2011

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Starting XI against Rosenborg

2011

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) -games in group.

Meistarkeppni KSÍ (Super Cup) - Runners-up

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - 6th place

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Lost in games of 16.

2011 Champions League (Meistaradeild) - 2nd qualifyng round: Rosenborg BK. Away game. Home game.

All games & players 2011

The 2011 season was not as joyful for the team and its fans. The pressure on the players and the group around them seemed to too wear them down. In addition 5 players from the team were in the squad in the U-21 National team that played in the European Final in Denmark in June. This seemed to disrupt the concentration of many of the players. Finally Breidablik ended in 6th place which in a historical context was not so bad. But considering that the team was trying to defend a title the result was a disappointment for everybody around the team. During the summer the team also met the experienced Norwegian club Rosenberg in the European Championship Cup. Breidablik lost the first leg in Throndheim 5:0 but came back in the return leg and won 2:0.

2010

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Premier League Winners 2010

2010

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) -games in group. Runners-up!

Meistarkeppni KSÍ (Super Cup) - Runners-up

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - Winners!

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Lost in games of 32.

2010 Europa Leauge (Evrópudeild) - 2nd qualifying round: Motherwell FC. Away game. Home game.

All games & players 2010

The year 2010 was indeed very exciting for the team. With almost all of its players coming from the youth division and with the average age of its players with less than 22 years Breidablik won the Icelandic Championship for the first time. After the season the top scorer Alfred Finnbogason was selected the best player in the Icelandic top league and his fellow teammate Kristinn Steindorsson the most promising player. This good result of the team was not unnoticed by many European Clubs. Finnbogason was signed by the Belgian club Lokeren.

2009

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FA Cup Winners 2009

2009

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - games in group. Runners-up!

Main season: Premier League (Pepsi Deild) - 5th place

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Winners!

All games & players 2009

In 2009 the club finally won its first major trophy, The Icelandic FA Cup. Consequently Breidablik competed in a European competition for the first time in 2010, facing Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in the Europa League. They lost the first leg 1–0 in Scotland, and lost by the same score line in the return leg, meaning that the team lost 2–0 on aggregate.

2008

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2008

Pre season cup: Deildabikarinn (Lengjubikarinn) - games in group. Runners-up!

Main season: Premier League (Landsbankadeild) - 8th place

Main season: FA Cup (Bikarkeppni KSÍ) - Entered in games of 32. Lost in peanlty shootout in semi-finals

All games & players 2008

Like other clubs in Iceland Breidablik was hit by the credit crisis in 2008. Activities were toned down. Coaches and players took a pay cut. Many sponsors pulled back and some sponsors never returned. These were challenging but educational times for the club. But Breidablik was able to make a quick turnaround financially when former player, Gylfi Sigurdsson, was sold form Reading to Hoffenheim FC in Germany. Breiðabliks’ financial situation was secure. The club paid all depts. Breiðabliks’ future was bright, both financially and on the pitch. 

Players transfers (sold/loan/other) from Breidablik 1980-2022:

2022

Ísak Snær Þorvaldsson - Rosenborg BK (after the 2022 season)

William Cole Campbell - Dortmund

Árni Vilhjálmsson - Rodez AF

Ágúst Orri Þorsteinsson - Malmö FF

Galdur Guðmundsson -  FC Köbenhavn

2021

Benoný Breki Andrésson - Bologna

Birkir Jakob Jónsson - Atalanta

Brynjólfur Andersen Willumsson - Kristiansund

2020

Gísli Gottskálk Þórðarson - Bologna (loan)

Hlynur Freyr Karlsson - Bologna (loan)

Anton Logi Lúðvíksson - SPAL (loan)

Kristian Nökkvi Hlynsson - Ajax

2019

Kolbeinn Þórðarson - Lommel

Aron Bjarnason - Újpest

Jonathan Hendrickx - Lommel

Willum Þór Willumsson - BATE Borisov

Davíð Kristján Ólafsson - Álasund

Andri Fannar Baldursson - Bologna

Gísli Eyjólfsson - Mjallby AIF(loan)

Danijel Dejan Djuric - Midtjylland 

2018

Patrik S. Gunnarsson - Brentford

Elías Rafn Ólafsson - Midtjylland

Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen - Spezia

Nikola Dejan Djuric - Midtjylland

2017

Ágúst Eðwald Hlynsson - Norwich

Alfons Sampsted - Norrköping

Arnór Borg Guðjonsen - Swansea

Höskuldur Gunnlaugsson - Halmstad

2015

Árni Vilhjalmssom - Lillestöm

2014

Kristinn Jónsson - Brommapojkarna

Þórður S. Hreidarsson - FC Locarno

Finnur Orri Margeirsson - FH / Lilleström

2013

Alexander H. Sigurðarson - AZ Alkmaar

Viktor Karl Einarsson - AZ Alkmaar

Sverrir Ingi Ingason - Viking FK

2012

Gunnlaugur H. Birgisson - Club Brugge

Guðmundur Kristjánsson - IK Start

Adam Örn Arnarson - NEC Nijmegen

2011

Elfar Freyr Helgason - AEK

Arnór Aðalsteinsson - Hönefoss

Oliver Sigurjónsson - AGF

Kristinn Steindórsson - Halmstad BK

2010

Alfreð Finnbogason - Lokeren

Guðmann Þórisson - Nybergsund

2009

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson - AZ Alkmaar

Magnús Páll Gunnarsson - Hammer SPVG

2007

Viktor Unnar Illugason - Reading

2005

Gylfi Sigurdsson - Reading

2000

Hákon Sverrisson - Holstein Kiel

Marel Johann Baldvinsson - Stabæk

1995

Kristófer Sigurgeirsson - Vastra Frölunda

Arnar Grétarsson - Rangers (loan)

1985

Sigurjón Kristjansson - Campinense

Trausti Ómarsson - Campinense

Guðmundur Baldursson - Senglia Athletic

Helgi Bentsson - SC Sönnern

1981

Einar Þórhallsson - Skövde AIK

Benedikt Guðmundsson - Vetlanda GIF

1980

Sigurdur Grétarsson - 08 Homburg

The Board, coaches and staff

Coach (men): Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson 2020

General Secretary:  Eysteinn Petur Larusson - eysteinn@breidablik.is. Mailing address; Breidablik Knattspyrnudeild, Dalsmara 5, 201 Kopavogur, Iceland.

Manager senior teams: Sigurdur Hlidar Runarsson - sigurdur@breidablik.is. Mailing address; Breidablik Knattspyrnudeild, Dalsmara 5, 201 Kopavogur, Iceland.

Chairman: Flosi Eiríksson - eiriksson@gmail.com

Deputy chairman: Birna Hlín Karadottir - birna.karadottir@arionbanki.is

Cashier: Halldor Arnarsson - halldor@bakland.is

Chairman of the Senior Mens A team: Bjarni Bergsson - bjarni.bergsson@marel.com

Chairman of the Senior Womens A team: Hekla Palmadottir - heklap@gmail.com 

Chairman of the Youth Division: Johann Thor Jonsson - jonjohann@absmedia.is

Director of Football - Olafur H. Kristjansson - ok@breidablik.is

- Youth Coaching: Hakon Sverrisson - hakon@breidablik.is

- Elite Development: Ulfar Hinriksson - ulfar@breidablik.is

Referees: Snorri Pall Einarsson - speinarsson@gmail.com

Old-boys 30+: Ivar Sigurjonsson - ivar@mp.is

Old-boys 40+: Heidar Heidarsson - heidar@byko.is

Old-boys 50+: Andres Petursson - andres.petursson@rannis.is

Official Supporters webpage (Blikar.is) and social media: blikar@blikar.is , Andres Petursson - andres.petursson@rannis.is , Petur Omar Agustsson - peturomar@msn.com

Mens team position from beginning

Úrvalsdeild (Premier League): 2023, 2022, 2021, 20202019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1973, 1972, 1971.

1st Division: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1997, 1993, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1979, 1975, 1974, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1957.

Úrvalsdeild (Premier League) winners: 2022, 2010. Runners-up: 2021, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2012.

Bikarkeppni KSÍ (FA Cup) winners: 2009. 

Runners-up Bikarkeppni KSÍ (FA Cup): 2018, 1971.

Deildabikarinn (League-cup) winners: 2014, 2013. Runners-up: 2010, 2009, 1996.

Fótbolta.net Mót (Pre season cup) winners: 2021, 2019, 2015, 2013, 2012.

Meistarkeppni KSÍ (Super Cup) runners-up: 2022, 2011, 2010.

UEFA Europa Leauge & Champions Leauge:

2022 Europa Conference Leauge (Sambandsdeild) - 1st qualifying round: UE Santa Coloma, 2nd qualifying round: FK Budućnost Podgorica. 3rd qualifying round: Istanbul Basaksehir

2021 Europa Conference Leauge (Sambandsdeild) - 1st qualifying round: Racing Union. 2nd qualifying round: Austria Wien. 3rd qualifying round: Aberdeen FC.

2020 Europa Leauge (Evrópudeild) - 1st qualifying round: Rosenborg BK.

2019 Europa Leauge (Evrópudeild)  - 1st qualifying round: Vaduz. 

2016 Europa Leauge (Evrópudeild) - 1st qualifying round: Jelgava

2013 Europa Leauge (Evrópudeild) - 1st qualifying round: FC Santa Coloma. 2nd qualifying round: Sturm Graz. 3rd qualifying round: FC Aktobe.

2011 Champions League (Meistaradeild) - 2nd qualifyng round: Rosenborg BK.

2010 Europa Leauge (Evrópudeild) - 2nd qualifying round: Motherwell FC.

Player records

Click here for Most appearances for Breidablik

Most goals for Breidablik in the Premier Division: Kristinn Steindórsson

Most goals for Breidablik in all competitions: Guðmundur Þórðarson

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