Valur men's basketball

The Valur men's basketball team, commonly known as Valur, is a basketball team based in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is part of the Valur multi-sport club. As of the 2018-2019 season it plays in Úrvalsdeild karla.[2]

Valur
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild karla
Founded25 December 1951 (as Gosi)
HistoryGosi
(1952–1957)
KFR
(1957–1970)
Valur
(1970–2000)
Valur/Fjölnir
(2000–2001)
Valur
(2001–present)
ArenaHlíðarendi
LocationReykjavík, Iceland
Team colorsred, white, blue
              
PresidentSvali Björgvinsson [1]
Head coachÁgúst Björgvinsson
Assistant(s)Sævaldur Bjarnason
Championships2 Icelandic Championships
WebsiteValur.is

History

The club was founded as Gosi on 25 December 1951[3] and was one of the founding members of the Icelandic men's top division.[4] On 22 December 1957 the club changed its name to Körfuknattleiksfélag Reykjavíkur (English: Reykjavík Basketball Club) and played under that name until 1970.[5] On 3 October 1970 the club merged into Valur sports club and became its basketball department.[6][7]

Under the new name it has won the Icelandic Championship two times, 1980 and 1983,[8] and the Icelandic cup three times, 1980, 1981 and 1983.[9]

Honours

Úrvalsdeild karla

  • Winners (2): 1980, 1983

Icelandic Cup

  • Winners (3): 1980, 1981, 1983

Division I

  • Winners (2): 1997, 2002

Individual awards

Notable players

Coaches

European record

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1980–81 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup 1Q Cibona Zagreb 79–110 90–120 169–230
1981–82 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup 1Q Crystal Palace 80–118 81–104 161–222
1992–93 FIBA Korać Cup 1Q CRO Lyon 74–109 88–128 162–237

References

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