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 name||Ungmennafélag Stjarnan|
|Head Coach||Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson|
|2019||4th of 12th|
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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–)
- Champions: 1989
- Champions: 2015, 2019
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||1Q||4–0||4–0||8–0|
|2015–16||UEFA Champions League||2Q||1–4||0–2||1–6|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||1Q||0–1||0–1||0–2|
|2018–19||UEFA Europa League||1Q||3–0||0–1||3–1|
|2019–20||UEFA Europa League||1Q||2–1||2–3||4–4 (a)|
- 1Q: First qualifying round
- 2Q: Second qualifying round
- 3Q: Third qualifying round
- PO: Play-off round
- Lorna Blount (28 July 2010). "Is This The Best Goal Celebration Ever?". Sky News.
- "Stjarnan Íslandsmeistari í fyrsta sinn". Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (18 April 2019). "Stjarnan Mestari meistaranna eftir vítaspyrnukeppni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 April 2019.
- (in Icelandic) Official website