Stjarnan men's football

The Stjarnan men's football team is the men's football department of the Ungmennafélagið Stjarnan multi-sport club. It is based in Garðabær, Iceland, and currently plays in the Úrvalsdeild karla, the top-tier men's football league in Iceland.

Full nameUngmennafélag Stjarnan
Founded1960 (1960)
GroundSamsung völlurinn
Garðabær, Iceland
ChairmanJóhann Ingimundarson
Head CoachRúnar Páll Sigmundsson
LeagueÚrvalsdeild karla
20194th of 12th
WebsiteClub website


The association was founded in 1960. The men's division played in 1997 in the first Icelandic League (then Landsbankadeild) and managed the 2006 promotion to the second highest Icelandic league. In 2008 men's reached the summit and thus to play in Úrvalsdeild since 2009.

The club gained worldwide fame when their elaborate goal celebrations, including highly choreographed depictions of landing a fish, diving, a human toilet, a human bicycle, and a Rambo shooting spree, were published widely across the Internet and football television shows.[1]

On October 4, 2014, Stjarnan won their first ever Úrvalsdeild karla title. Stjarnan went through the season unbeaten in the league and equalled the point record of 52 points.[2]

In the 2014–15 Europa League, they reached the play-off rounds after beating Scottish club Motherwell and Polish team Lech Poznań, before Italian giants Inter Milan denied them a place in the group stages.

On 18 April 2019, Stjarnan won the Super Cup for the second time in its history, beating Valur 6-5 in penalties.[3]

Current squad

As of 24 April 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 Haraldur Björnsson
2 DF Brynjar Gauti Guðjónsson
3 DF Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson
4 DF Jóhann Laxdal
6 MF Þorri Geir Rúnarsson
7 FW Guðjón Baldvinsson
8 MF Baldur Sigurðsson
9 DF Daníel Laxdal
10 MF Hilmar Árni Halldórsson
11 FW Þorsteinn Már Ragnarsson
12 DF Heiðar Ægisson
No. Position Player
13 GK Terrance William Dieterich
14 FW Nimo Gribenco
16 FW Ævar Ingi Jóhannesson
17 FW Kristófer Konráðsson
18 MF Sölvi Snær Fodilsson
19 DF Martin Rauschenberg
20 MF Eyjólfur Héðinsson
22 FW Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson
23 GK Guðjón Orri Sigurjónsson
29 MF Alex Þór Hauksson
30 MF Kári Pétursson


  • Olafur Thor Gudbjörnsson (interim) (Jan 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2010)
  • Bjarni Jóhannsson (Jan 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2012)
  • Logi Ólafsson (Jan 1, 2013 – Oct 16, 2013)
  • Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson (Jan 1, 2014–)


Úrvalsdeild karla

1. deild karla

Icelandic Cup

Icelandic Super Cup

  • Champions: 2015, 2019

European record

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bangor City 4–0 4–0 8–0
2Q Motherwell 3–2 (aet) 2–2 5–4
3Q Lech Poznań 1–0 0–0 1–0
PO Inter Milan 0–3 0–6 0–9
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Celtic 1–4 0–2 1–6
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Shamrock Rovers 0–1 0–1 0–2
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Nõmme Kalju 3–0 0–1 3–1
2Q Copenhagen 0–2 0–5 0–7
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q FCI Levadia 2–1 2–3 4–4 (a)
2Q Espanyol 1–3 0–4 1–7
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round


  1. Lorna Blount (28 July 2010). "Is This The Best Goal Celebration Ever?". Sky News.
  2. "Stjarnan Íslandsmeistari í fyrsta sinn". Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  3. Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (18 April 2019). "Stjarnan Mestari meistaranna eftir vítaspyrnukeppni". Ví (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 April 2019.
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