Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur

Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur or ÍR (Reykjavik Athletic) is an Icelandic sport club, based in the suburb of Breiðholt in Reykjavík. It has teams in football, handball, basketball, athletics, tenpin bowling, skiing, karate, taekwondo and judo.

Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur
Full nameÍþróttafélag Reykjavíkur
Nickname(s)ÍR
Founded11 March 1907 (1907-03-11)
GroundHertz-völlurinn,
Reykjavík, Iceland
Capacity1,200
Club ChairmanIngigerður Guðmundsdóttir
Football ChairmanMagnús Þór Jónsson
ManagerBrynjar Þor Gestsson
League2. deild karla
20197th

Athletics

Notable athletes

Vilhjálmur Einarsson Iceland national record holder in the men's triple jump and silver medalist at the Melbourne Olympic games 1956.

Vala Flosadóttir Former women's pole vault indoor world record holder and third place at the Sydney Olympic games 2000.

Aníta Hinriksdóttir Iceland national record holder in the women's 800 meters and 2000 meters steeplechase. In 2013 Hinriksdóttir won the 800 meters at the World Youth Championships in athletics and the European Junior Championships in athletics.

Basketball

Men's basketball

The ÍR men's basketball team has won the third most Icelandic championships, after KR and Njarðvík, with 15 titles.

Women's basketball

ÍR was one of the pioneers of women's basketball in Iceland and one of the founding members of the women's top-tier league. It is also one of the must successful women's team in the country, winning a total of 11 national championships.[1] After not fielding a team since being relegated from the Úrvalsdeild in 2004, the team was revived in 2017 and registered into Division I for the 2017-2018 season.[2]

Trophies and achievements

  • Icelandic Premier League: (15):
    • 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1976–77
  • Iceland basketball Cups: (2):
    • 2001, 2007
  • Icelandic First Division (2):
    • 1986–87, 1999–00

Football

Honours

D Division Icelandic Champions (1985)

C Division Icelandic runners up (1986)

B Division Icelandic runners up (1998)

Champions of Reykjavík (2008)

Lengjan Cup, B-Division (2008)

2nd Division Icelandic Champions (2008)

2nd Division Icelandic Champions (2016)

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
GK Heigi Freyr Thorstheinsson
GK Adam Thorstensen
DF Sigurdur Karl Gunnarsson
DF Axel Kárl Vignisson
DF Már Vidarsson
DF Andri Thor Magnusson
DF Halldór Arnarsson
DF Björn Anton Gudmundsson
DF Reynir Haraldsson
MF Gunnar Óli Björgvinsson
MF Ásgeir Aron Ásgeirsson
MF Aron Gauti Magnússon
MF Heigi Freyr Sigurgeirsson
MF André Solórzano
No. Position Player
MF Ásstthór Ingi Runólfsson
MF Aleksandar Kostić
MF Viktor Örn Gudmundsson
MF Jónatan Hróbjartsson
MF Ómar Atli Sigurdsson
MF Ari Vidarsson
MF Kristján Jóhannesson
MF Páll Olgeir Thorsteinsson
MF Jóhann Arnar Sigurthórsson
MF Björgvin Stéfan Pétursson
FW Facundo Scurti
FW Ívan Óli Santos
FW Ágúst Freyr Hallsson
FW Hilmar Thór Kárason

Handball

ÍR currently plays in Olís deildin.

Champion of Iceland 1946

Cup champion 2005

Cup champion 2013

References

  1. "Meistaratitlar kvenna". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  2. "ÍR stofnar meistaraflokk kvenna". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 5 May 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.


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