Leiknir Reykjavík

Íþróttafélagið Leiknir, commonly known as Leiknir Reykjavík, is an Icelandic sports club. It is best known for its men's football team that plays in 1. deild karla, the second tier of Icelandic football. The club was founded in 1973 and is based in Breiðholt, Reykjavík. In 2014 the men's football team placed 1st in the 1. deild karla and won a promotion to the Úrvalsdeild, however after just one season they were relegated to back to the first division. Their home is Leiknisvöllur, where they have played since their early years. The club's motto is "Pride of Breiðholt".

Leiknir R.
Full nameLeiknir Reykjavík
Founded17 May 1973 (1973-05-17)
GroundLeiknisvöllur,
Reykjavík
Capacity1,025
ChairmanArnar Einarsson
ManagerUnknown
LeagueInkasso-Deildin
20181. deild karla, 7th
WebsiteClub website

The club runs a youth setup in its district for children aged 6–18. The club is renowned for playing many homegrown players and developing young players. Currently the majority of their players are homegrown. Leiknir also has a basketball and karate division. The basketball team also plays in the lower leagues of the Icelandic basketball ladder, although the club does not run youth programs for basketball.

Facilities

The whole Leiknir area is newly renovated and is in excellent condition. In 2008 the club opened its new facilities which replaced the old cabin that had served as the club's office and dressing facility since 1987. The current facilities are a 700 sq m club house, artificial turf with heat, main stadium and total of 4 practice grounds. One practice ground is called Þorsteins-völlur, named on 7 September 2012 in memory of 9-year-old Þorsteinn Björnsson, a former player of the youth department in Leiknir.

The club has access to a swimming pool and a gymnasium located next to the Leiknir area.

Men's football

Seasons

Support

The club's anthem is In the Ghetto made famous by Elvis Presley and is played before every home game.

Rivalry

Leiknir's main rivals are their neighbours ÍR. Leiknir and ÍR are the only football clubs in Breiðholt and they represent two different areas of the neighbourhood. Those games tend to be very interesting. The club's record against ÍR in more recent times is very favorable.

Honours

League

Cups

  • Reykjavíkurmótið (Reykjavik Cup)
    • Winners (2): 2013[4] 2016[5]
    • Runners up (1): 2015[6]
  • Deildarbikarkeppni KSÍ – B deild (League Cup – B division)
    • Winners (1): 2005[7]

Current squad

As of 8 may 2018

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 Kristján Pétur Thórarinsson
3 DF Ósvald Jarl Traustason
4 MF Ágúst Freyr Hallsson
5 MF Dadi Baerings Halldórsson
6 FW Ólafur Hrannar Kristjánsson
7 MF Atli Arnarson
7 MF Óttar Hún Magnússon
11 MF Ernir Bjarnason
14 MF Tómas Óli Gardarsson
26 FW Zlatko Krikic
MF Ryota Nakamura
No. Position Player
15 MF Kristján Páll Jónsson
18 MF Elvar Páll Sigurdsson
28 MF Vuk Oskar Dimitrijevic
29 MF Sólon Leifsson
20 DF Óttar Bjarni Guðmundsson
21 MF Kári Pétursson
22 GK Eyjólfur Tómasson
23 FW Árni Elvar Árnason
24 DF Fridjón Magnússon
27 DF Aron Heiddal
30 DF Ingvar Ásbjörn Ingvarsson

Managerial history

Name Nationality Years
Pétur Arnþórsson 1994–1996
Magnús Pálsson 1996–1997
Jóhann Gunnarsson 1999–2000
Magnús Einarsson 2001–2003
Garðar Ásgeirsson 2004–2006
Óli Halldór Sigurjónsson 2006–2007
Jesper Tollefsen 2007
Garðar Ásgeirsson 2007–08
Sigursteinn Gíslason 2008–2011
Zoran Miljković 2011
Willum Þór Þórsson 2011–2012
Davíð Snorri Jónasson and
Freyr Alexandersson

2012–2015
Kristján Guðmundsson 2015–2016
Kristófer Sigurgeirsson 2016[8]–2018
Unknown 2019–

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/leikskyrsla/?Leikur=47511
  4. http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/urslit-stada/?MotNumer=28866
  5. http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/leikskyrsla/?Leikur=381590
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/urslit-stada/?MotNumer=8682
  8. Einarsson, Þórður (17 October 2016). "Kristófer Sigurgeirsson nýr þjálfari Leiknis" [Kitts Sigurgeirsson new training facility] (in Icelandic). Leiknir R. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
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