Breiðablik women's football

The Breiðablik women's football team is the women's football department of the Breiðablik UBK multi-sport club. It is based in Kópavogur, Iceland, and currently plays in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna, the top-tier women's football league in Iceland. They finished second in the league in 2017[2] and first in 2018.[3]

Breiðablik
Full nameBreiðablik
Nickname(s)Blikar
Founded12 April 1950
GroundKópavogsvöllur,
Kópavogur, Iceland
Capacity5,501 (1,869 seated)
ChairmanÓlafur Hrafn Ólafsson[1]
ManagerÞorsteinn Halldórsson
LeagueÚrvalsdeild kvenna
2018 Úrvalsdeild kvenna1st
WebsiteClub website

History

The women's football team is the powerhouse of Icelandic women's football and nearly made a clean sweep in 2005, winning the championship[4] and cup plus almost all of the younger division titles. In International competitions Breiðablik has taken part in The Nordic Open Championship in the years 1995, 1996 and 1997 among teams such as Fortuna Hjørring from Denmark, Trondheims Örn from Norway and HJK from Finland.

Breiðablik was the first Icelandic team to earn a seat in The European Women's Cup 2001–02 but due to financial reasons Breiðablik did not participate and KR was therefore the first Icelandic team to take part. Breiðablik did however take part in the Women's Cup the following year where they played in group with the Danish Champions Fortuna Hjørring, Belarus Champions FC Babruyshanka and Moldovan Champions FC Codru Anenii Noi. There Breiðablik won Iceland's first win in the Women's Cup against FC Codru Anenii Noi.

In the Women's Cup 2006–07 Breiðablik qualified again and this time won their group with some differences. The team did not conceive a goal and scored 14 in the three matches. Their opponents were SV Neulengbach from Austria, SU 1° Dezembro from Portugal and Newtownabbey Strikers from Northern Ireland. In the second qualifying round Breiðablik was very unlucky to have as an opponent the great team from Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt. It turned out the German team was too big for the Icelandic team but they did well and came in second with two wins, against HJK from Finland and Universitet Vitebsk from Belarus and qualified to the quarter finals. In the quarterfinals in 2006–2007 competition Breiðablik played home and away matches against the team that later won the competition Arsenal Ladies FC from England. No need to say Arsenal was way better team but Breiðablik could still walk strong and hold their head up high.

The third time Breiðablik qualified to the European Women's Cup the name of the Competition had been changed to UEFA Women's Champion League and the season was 2010–11. Breiðablik came in as a second Icelandic team to the competition and had to play in the Qualifying round, group 4 along with FCF Juvisy Essonne from France, FC Targu Mures from Romania and FC Levadia Tallinn from Estonia. Breiðablik came in second in the qualifying round with 7 points like FCF Juvisy and was one of two teams to qualify to the main round of 32 teams.

In 2015, the team won the Icelandic championship for the sixteenth time.[5][6]

On 17 August 2018, Breiðablik won the Icelandic Cup fort the 12th time, defeating Stjarnan 2-1 in the Cup finals.[7]

On 17 September 2018, Breiðablik won the Icelandic championship for the seventeenth time.[8]

Current squad

  • As of September 2019

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir
2 DF Sóley María Steinarsdóttir
4 MF Bergþóra Sól Ásmundsdóttir
6 MF Isabella Eva Aradóttir
7 FW Agla María Albertsdóttir
8 DF Heiðdís Lillýardóttir
9 MF Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir
10 FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir
11 DF Fjolla Shala
13 DF Ásta Árnadóttir
16 MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir
No. Position Player
18 DF Kristín Dís Árnadóttir
19 FW Esther Arnarsdóttir
20 MF Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir
21 MF Hildur Antonsdóttir
22 FW Þórhildur Þórhallsdóttir
23 FW Tinna Harðardóttir
24 DF Hildur Thóra Hákonardóttir
26 GK Asta Gudlaugsdóttir
27 MF Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir
29 MF Andrea Hauksdóttir

Honours

League

  • Úrvalsdeild kvenna (Premier league)
    • Winners (17): 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2015, 2018
  • 1. deild kvenna (1st division)
    • Winners (1): 1988

Cups

  • Bikarkeppni KSÍ (FA-Cup)
    • Winners (12): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2016, 2018
  • Deildarbikarinn (League-cup)
    • Winners (4): 1996, 1997, 1998 & 2001

European record

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Agg
2010–11 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32 Juvisy 0–3 0–6 0–9
2010–11 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round Juvisy 3–3 3–3
2010–11 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round FCM Târgu Mureş (feminin) 7–0 7–0
2010–11 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round Levadia Tallinn 8–1 8–1
2006–07 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup Quarter-finals Arsenal LFC 0–5 1–4 1–9
2006–07 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup Second qualifying round Group 3 Universitet Vitebsk 1–0 1–0
2006–07 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup Second qualifying round Group 3 HJK Helsinki (women) 2–1 2–1
2006–07 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup Second qualifying round Group 3 1. FFC Frankfurt 0–5 0–5
2006–07 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup First qualifying round Group 1 Neulengbach 3–0 3–0
2006–07 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup First qualifying round Group 3 SU 1° Dezembro 4–0 4–0
2006–07 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup First qualifying round Group 3 Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers 7–0 7–0
2002–03 2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup Group 6 Fortuna Hjørring 0–9 0–9
2002–03 2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup Group 6 Babruyshanka 2–3 2–3
2002–03 2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup Group 6 Codru Anenii Noi 2–0 2–0

References

  1. Stjórn knattspyrnudeildar Breiðabliks
  2. Sæmundsson, Ingvi Þór (September 28, 2017). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: Breiðablik - Grindavík 4-0 - Stórsigur Blika dugði ekki til". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. Anton Ingi Leifsson (17 September 2018). "Breiðablik Íslandsmeistari í sautjánda sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. "Breiðablik Íslandsmeistari". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). August 31, 2005. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. "Breiðablik Íslandsmeistari kvenna". RÚV (in Icelandic). September 7, 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. Sigtryggsson, Einar (September 7, 2015). "Breiðablik er Íslandsmeistari". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  7. Andri Yrkill Valsson (17 August 2018). "Breiðablik bikarmeistari í 12. sinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  8. Anton Ingi Leifsson (17 September 2018). "Breiðablik Íslandsmeistari í sautjánda sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 September 2018.
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