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Breiðablik UBK

Breiðablik
Crest of Breiðablik UBK
Full name Breiðablik, ungmennafélag
Nickname(s) Blikar
Founded 12 April 1950
Ground Kópavogsvöllur,
Kópavogur, Iceland
Ground Capacity 5,501 (1,869 seated)
Chairman Borghildur Sifurðardóttir
Manager Men: Arnar Grétarsson
Women: Þorsteinn Halldórsson
League Men: Úrvalsdeild karla
Women: Úrvalsdeild kvenna
2014 Men: 7th
Women: 5th
Breiðablik

(known as UBK Kopavogur when playing in European competitions) is a sports club from Kópavogur, Iceland. The club was founded in 1950 and is the largest sports club in the country. Breidablik has several sports divisions, both men's and women's, including association football, athletics, basketball, karate, dance, skiing and swimming.

Contents

  • Name 1
  • Football – men's team 2
    • Current squad 2.1
    • Out on loan 2.2
    • Player records 2.3
      • All-time appearances for Breiðablik 2.3.1
      • Most goals scored for Breiðablik 2.3.2
    • Notable players 2.4
    • Honours 2.5
      • League 2.5.1
      • Cups 2.5.2
    • Club records 2.6
    • European record 2.7
    • Club ranking 2.8
    • Domestic results 2.9
  • Football – women's team 3
    • Current squad 3.1
    • Honours 3.2
      • League 3.2.1
      • Cups 3.2.2
    • European record 3.3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Name

The name Breiðablik comes from Norse mythology, where it was the home of Baldur. The nickname Blikar is formed from the second part of that name, meaning splendours or twinkles (like a star). The singular form Bliki is also a name for male ducks.

Football – men's team

Breiðablik's first competitive match was played on 12 June 1957, a 1–0 loss against Þróttur Reykjavík.[1] After several years in the lower leagues, Breiðablik reached the top-flight for the first time in 1971.

In recent years the Breiðablik men's team has established itself as a powerhouse in the Icelandic league, challenging regularly on all fronts. Throughout its history, the team has however been notorious for bouncing between the two top leagues in Iceland, getting promoted and relegated on a regular basis. Since being promoted in UEFA Champions League qualifiers, losing out 2–5 on aggregate. The team won away from home in Europe for the first time with a memorable 1–0 victory over Austrian side SK Sturm Graz in the 2013–14 competition.[2]

With one of the best and largest youth facilities in Iceland, Breiðablik is almost entirely built on home grown talent. Current Iceland internationals Gylfi Sigurðsson, Alfreð Finnbogason, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson and Guðmundur Kristjánsson have come through the youth ranks in recent years and gone on to play professionally abroad.

Current squad

as of 31 July 2015
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 Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson
3 MF Oliver Sigurjónsson
4 DF Damir Muminović
5 DF Elfar Freyr Helgason
5 DF Kári Ársælsson
7 MF Höskuldur Gunnlaugsson
8 MF Arnþór Ari Atlason
9 FW Tor André Aasheim
10 MF Guðjón Pétur Lýðsson
11 MF Olgeir Sigurgeirsson
12 GK Arnór Bjarki Hafsteinsson
13 FW Sólon Breki Leifsson
No. Position Player
17 FW Jonathan Glenn
18 FW Davíð Kristján Ólafsson
20 MF Atli Sigurjónsson
21 DF Viktor Örn Margeirsson
22 FW Ellert Hreinsson
23 DF Kristinn Jónsson
25 GK Hlynur Örn Hlöðversson
27 GK Arnór Gauti Ragnarsson
29 DF Arnór Sveinn Aðalsteinsson
30 MF Andri Rafn Yeoman
31 MF Guðmundur Friðriksson
33 MF Gísli Eyjólfsson

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Player records

As of match played 23 September 2014 and according to official supporters site. Players in bold are still currently playing for Breiðablik.

All-time appearances for Breiðablik

# Name Career Appearances Goals
1 Olgeir Sigurgeirsson 2003– 316 39
2 Arnar Grétarsson* 1988–09 289 60
3 Hákon Sverrisson 1990–04 270 9
4 Þór Hreiðarsson 1967–81 266 74
5 Árni Kristinn Gunnarsson 1998–10 255 19
6 Finnur Orri Margeirsson 2008–14 235 7
7 Vignir Baldursson 1975–88 228 16
8 Einar Þórhallsson 1969–80 226 27
9 Arnór Sveinn Aðalsteinsson** 2003– 218 16
10 Ólafur Björnsson 1979–93 210 13

*Arnar Grétarsson played over two periods: 1988–96 and 2006–10 **Arnór Sveinn Aðalsteinsson has played over two periods: 2003–11 and 2014–present

Most goals scored for Breiðablik

# Name Career Appearances Goals
1 Guðmundur Þórðarson 1965–74 179 101
2 Jón Ingi Ragnarsson 1958–69 144 77
3 Jón Þórir Jónsson* 1985–99 200 74
4 Þór Hreiðarsson 1967–81 271 61
5 Ívar Sigurjónsson 1996–03 168 59
Kjartan Einarsson 1996–04 166 59
7 Sigurður Grétarsson** 1979–00 159 54
8 Árni Vilhjálmsson 2011–14 108 47
9 Arnar Grétarsson*** 1988–09 289 47
10 Grétar Kristjánsson 1957–68 113 45

*Jón Þórir Jónsson played over two periods: 1985–94 and 1998–99
**Sigurður Grétarsson played over two periods: 1979–83 and 1998–2000
***Arnar Grétarsson played over two periods: 1988–96 and 2006–10

Notable players

Players from the Breiðablik youth academy who have earned international caps at senior level. Correct as of 16 February 2015.

Nat. Player Date of birth Current club Position International career
Kristinn Steindórsson (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 Columbus Crew Forward 2015–present
Sverrir Ingi Ingason (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 Sporting Lokeren Defender 2014–present
Aron Jóhannsson (1990-11-10) 10 November 1990 AZ Alkmaar Forward 2013–present
Kristinn Jónsson (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 Brommapojkarna Wingback 2013–present
Elfar Freyr Helgason (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 Breiðablik Defender 2011–present
Alfreð Finnbogason (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 Real Sociedad Forward 2010–present
Gylfi Sigurðsson (1989-09-08) 8 September 1989 Swansea City Midfielder 2010–present
Gunnar Örn Jónsson (1985-04-30) 30 April 1985 Fylkir Midfielder 2010
Guðmundur Kristjánsson (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 IK Start Midfielder 2009–present
Arnór Sveinn Aðalsteinsson (1986-01-26) 26 January 1986 Breiðablik Fullback 2009–present
Steinþór Freyr Þorsteinsson (1985-07-29) 29 July 1985 Viking Midfielder 2009–present
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 Charlton Athletic Winger 2008–present
Guðmann Þórisson (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 FH Defender 2008
Marel Jóhann Baldvinsson (1980-12-18) 18 December 1980 retired Forward 2001–2008
Kjartan Antonsson (1976-09-30) 30 September 1976 retired Defender 2001
Þórhalldur Hinriksson (1976-09-10) 10 September 1976 retired Midfielder 2000–2001
Kristófer Sigurgeirsson (1972-01-19) 19 January 1972 Breiðablik (assistant manager) Midfielder 1994
Arnar Grétarsson (1972-02-20) 20 February 1972 Breiðablik (manager) Midfielder 1991–2004
Sigurjón Kristjánsson (1962-04-05) 5 April 1962 retired Forward 1982
Trausti Ómarsson (1962-11-04) 4 November 1962 retired Midfielder 1982
Ómar Rafnsson (1962-06-23) 23 June 1962 retired Midfielder 1982–1983
Ólafur Björnsson (1958-10-07) 7 October 1958 retired Defender 1981–1984
Sigurður Grétarsson (1962-05-02) 2 May 1962 retired Forward 1980–1992
Hinrik Þórhallsson (1954-02-02) 2 February 1954 retired Winger 1976–1980
Einar Þórhallsson (1952-07-01) 1 July 1952 retired Defender 1976

Honours

League

Cups

Club records

European record

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Agg
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Motherwell 0–1 0–1 0–2
2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Rosenborg 2–0 0–5 2–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round FC Santa Coloma 4–0 0–0 4–0
Second qualifying round Sturm Graz 0–0 1–0 1–0
Third qualifying round Aktobe 1–0 0–1 1–1 (1–2 p)

Club ranking

Correct as of 9 February 2014.[3] The table shows the position of Breiðablik (highlighted), based on their UEFA coefficient club ranking, and the four foreign teams which are closest to Breiðablik's position (two clubs with the higher coefficient and two with the lower coefficient).
Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Mvmt. Club 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 Coeff.
303 282 −21 FC Honka Espoo 1.275 0.860 0.800 0.400 0.600 3.935
304 279 −25 Fredrikstad FK 1.420 0.475 0.460 0.980 0.520 3.855
305 343 +38 Breiðablik 0.250 0.575 1.275 0.250 1.500 3.850
306 357 +51 FC Milsami Orhei 0.425 0.425 0.350 0.950 1.675 3.825
307 322 +15 Khazar Lankaran FK 0.300 0.650 0.775 1.100 1.000 3.825

Domestic results

Below is a table with Breiðablik's domestic results since the club's first season in the football league in 1957.

Football – women's team

The women's football team is the powerhouse of Icelandic women's football and nearly made a clean sweep in 2005, winning the championship 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 2001–2002 but due to financial reasons Breiðablik did not participate and KR was therefor 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 2006–2007 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 2010–2011. 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.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
3 MF Hlín Gunnlaugsdóttir (captain)
4 DF Guðrún Arnardóttir
4 DF Fjolla shalla
5 DF Guðrún Erla Hilmarsdóttir
6 MF Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir
7 MF Sandra Sif Magnúsdóttir
8 MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
9 MF Greta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir
10 FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir
No. Position Player
11 MF Fanndís Friðriksdóttir
13 MF Ásta Eir Árnadóttir
14 DF Arna Ómarsdóttir
18 FW Jóna Kristín Hauksdóttir
20 FW Hildur Sif Hauksdóttir
22 DF Rakel Hönnudóttir
23 GK Birna Kristjánsdóttir
26 FW Maura Q Ryan
27 DF Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir

Honours

League

  • Úrvalsdeild kvenna (Premier league)
    • Winners (16): 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2015
  • 1. deild kvenna (1st division)
    • Winners (1): 1988

Cups

  • Bikarkeppni KSÍ (FA-Cup)
    • Winners (10): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 & 2006
  • 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 FCF Juvisy 0–3 0–6 0–9
2010–11 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round FCF 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 L.F.C. 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 FC Babruyshanka 2–3 2–3
2002–03 2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup Group 6 Codru Anenii Noi 2–0 2–0

External links

  • Official website
  • Supporters website
  • European Football Club Ranking

References

  1. ^ "Þjóðviljinn". Timarit.is. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1976241.html
  3. ^ "UEFA Club Coefficients 2012–2013". UEFA. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
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