Þór/KA is an Icelandic women's football team based in Akureyri. It is a joint team fielded by Þór Akureyri and Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar and currently competes in Úrvalsdeild kvenna. On September 29, 2017, they won their second Icelandic championship.
|Capacity||2,984 (984 seats)|
|Manager||Halldór Jón Sigurðsson|
Since 1999, Þór Akureyri and KA have fielded a joint women's team under the name Þór/KA in the Iceland's top tier Úrvalsdeild kvenna. Knattspyrnufélag Siglufjarðar joined the collaboration in 2001 and subsequently the team was named Þór/KA/KS until KS left the collaboration after 2005 season. In 2006 the team finished 7th of 8 teams, 8th/9 in 2007, the reaching a good 4th/10 in 2008 and then bettering those results with 3rd/10 in 2009 and a second-place finish in 2010. As Iceland was in the top 8 leagues of UEFA, those second place was enough to qualify for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League. The team entered in the round of 32 but lost 14–2 on aggregate to German team Turbine Potsdam.
In 2010 the team also went to the semi-finals in the Icelandic cup, losing to the eventual winner Valur. In 2013 they lost the cup final.
In 2012 Þór/KA finished first in the Úrvalsdeild and secured its first ever Icelandic championship.
Prior to the 2017 season, KA declared that it was going to end the collaboration and field its own women's team. The decision was highly criticised, including by Þór's chairman, team captain Karen Nóadóttir and star player Sandra María Jessen. In March, KA reversed its decision and struck a deal with Þór to continue the collaboration until at least to the end of the 2019 season.
Trophies and achievements
- Úrvalsdeild kvenna:
- 2012, 2017
- Icelandic Women's Football Cup:
- Runner-up: 19891, 2013
- Super Cup :
- League Cup :
- Icelandic Division I :
- As Þór Akureyri
- As KA
- "Þórsvöllur". KSI.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- "Þór/KA tekur sæti ÍBV". Morgunblaðið. March 29, 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- UEFA rankings for 2011/12, retrieved 21 October 2010
- Thor/KA is champion, own website, retrieved 21 October 2010
- women.soccerway.com, 2010 Cup results
- 1. deild kvenna 2012
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- Sverrisson, Sindri (January 18, 2017). "Erfið ákvörðun fyrir alla". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- Valsson, Andri Yrkill (January 17, 2017). "Undrast vinnubrögð KA: „Kom eins og sleggja"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- "„Ekki viss um að ég verði KA stelpa áfram"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). January 18, 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- Valsson, Andri Yrkill (January 17, 2017). "Vill ekki þjálfa lengur hjá KA – „Særði mig mikið"". Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- Valsson, Andri Yrkill (March 15, 2017). "Samkomulag Þórs og KA í höfn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- "Þór/KA - FH: Bein lýsing". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- Arnar Geir Halldórsson (29 April 2018). "Þór/KA meistari meistaranna - Enn einn titillinn norður yfir heiðar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Kristinn Páll Teitsson (23 November 2018). "Samstarf Þórs/KA heldur áfram til 2023". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 November 2018.
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