ÍR men's basketball

The Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur men's basketball team, commonly known as ÍR, is the men's basketball department of Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur. It is based in Reykjavík, Iceland and currently plays in Úrvalsdeild karla. ÍR was one of the pioneers of basketball in Iceland[3] and one of the founding members of the men's Úrvalsdeild.[4] From 1954 to 1977, the team won fifteen national championships.[5] In 1964, it became the first Icelandic team to compete in a continental competition when it defeated the Collegians from Belfast, 71-17, in the first round of the 1964–65 FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague).[6]

Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild karla
Founded1950
HistoryÍR
1950–present
ArenaHertz-Hellirinn
LocationReykjavík, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, White
         
PresidentGuðni Fannar Carrico
Head coachBorce Ilievski[1][2]
Championships15 Úrvalsdeild karla

Arena

ÍR plays its home games at the Hertz-Hellirinn.

European record

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1964–65 FIBA European Champions Cup 1Q Collegians 71–17 63–47 134–64
2Q ASVEL 42–74 18–84 61–158
1971–72 FIBA European Champions Cup 1Q Real Madrid 67–117 37–93 102-210

Trophies and awards

Trophies

Awards

Úrvalsdeild Men's Domestic Player of the Year

Úrvalsdeild Men's Domestic All-First Team

Úrvalsdeild Men's Young Player of the Year

Úrvalsdeild Men's Coach of the Year

Notable players

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Coaches

Reserve team

In 2019, ÍR-b lost to Breiðablik in the 3. deild karla finals. It nonetheless achieved promotion to the 2. deild karla.[10]

Titles

Division III

  • Runner-up: 2019

References

  1. ÍR-ingar komnir með nýjan þjálfara
  2. Borce Ilievski til ÍR
  3. Körfuknattleikskeppni í kvöld
  4. Úrvalsdeild 1952
  5. Sigmundur Ó. Steinarsson (10 March 2007). "Fimm prinsar á ferð á gullárum ÍR". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  6. "ÍR lék sér að Collegians - 71 stig gegn 17!". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 11 December 1964. pp. 11, 13. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  7. "Íslandsmeistari í 10. sinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 3 April 1975. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  8. "ÍR-ingar tóku við bikarnum eftir sigur gegn Ármanni í baráttuleik". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 29 March 1977. p. 24, 25. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  9. Ágúst Ásgeirsson (11 March 2007). Heil öld til heilla - Saga ÍR í 100 ár. Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur. p. 568–569.
  10. Ólafur Þór Jónsson (17 April 2019). "Breiðablik-B Íslandsmeistarar í 3. deild". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 April 2019.
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