BREIÐABLIK STUÐNINGSMANNAVEFUR

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Breiðablik 2021

Breidablik Sports Club was founded in Kopavogur on February 12th, 1950. Initially Breidablik was a general sports club with no special division between the activities. The football division was established in 1957 as well as other divisions such as track & field, handball, chess and more. Breidablik has grown to be Iceland’s largest Sports Club with 12 different divisions.  

Content:

- History of the Breidablik Football Division

- The board, coaches and staff

- Team position from beginning

- Players transfers (sold) from Breidablik 2011 - 2022

- European Championships

- Player records       

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History

Breidablik Sports Club was founded in Kopavogur, Iceland in the year 1950. In the beginning Breidablik was a general sports club with no special division between the different activities. In 1957 the football (soccer) division was established. When Breidablik was founded, Kopavogur was a small village at the outskirts of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Inhabitants were only just over 1.500. Now over 70 years later close to 40 thousand people live in Kopavogur and the town is the second largest one in Iceland. And Breidablik has grown from its humble origins to becoming the largest sports club in Iceland, with well over 3.000 members in 12 different divisions of which the Football Division is the largest.

The name Breidablik comes from Norse mythology, where it was the home of Baldur. The nickname Blikar is formed from the second part of that name, meaning splendors or twinkles (like a star). The singular form Bliki is also a name for male ducks. The old nickname UBK (Youth Club Breidablik Kopavogur) was dropped more than 15 years ago. The followers of Breidablik like to be called ,,Blikar” !

In the early years Breidablik did not have much success on the football pitch. The club played mostly friendly matches and participated in local and regional tournaments. In 1957 Breidablik‘s mens team entered the Icelandic football league for the first time. After some unsuccessful attempts Breidablik finally won the 2nd division in Iceland and played among the best in 1971. The club went all the way to the Cup final that year but lost the decisive game.

Facts about Breidablik:

- Breiðablik is the biggest sports club in Iceland. Located in Kópavogur - near Reykjavík the capital - a community of 39.000 inhabitants.

- We have 1.500 members in our football section. 18% of all games under the umbrella of the KSÍ - the Football Federation of Iceland have Breiðablik as participant.

- We are known for our work with special emphasis on juniors and women’s football.

The Board, coaches and staff.

Coach (women): Ásmundur Arnarson 2022 -

General Secretary:  Eysteinn Petur Larusson - eysteinn@breidablik.is. Mailing address; Breidablik Knattspyrnudeild, Dalsmara 5, 201 Kopavogur, Iceland.

Manager senior teams: Sigurdur Hlidar Runarsson - sigurdur@breidablik.is. Mailing address; Breidablik Knattspyrnudeild, Dalsmara 5, 201 Kopavogur, Iceland.

Chairman: Flosi Eiríksson - feiriksson@gmail.com

Deputy chairman: Helgi Adalsteinsson - helgi.adalsteinsson@arionbanki.is

Cashier: Halldor Arnarsson - halldor@bakland.is

Other Board Members: Ingibjorg Audur Gudmundsdottir - ingibjorg.89@gmail.com - Bjarni Bergsson - bjarni.bergsson@marel.com - Johann Thor Jonsson - jonjohann@absmedia.is

Chairman of the Senior Women’s A team: Ingibjorg Audur Gudmundsdottir - ingibjorg.89@gmail.com

Chairman of the Youth Division: Johann Thor Jonsson - jonjohann@absmedia.is

Director of Football - Olafur H. Kristjansson - ok@breidablik.is

- Youth Coaching: Hakon Sverrisson - hakon@breidablik.is

- Elite Development: Ulfar Hinriksson - ulfar@breidablik.is

Referees: Snorri Pall Einarsson - speinarsson@gmail.com

Official Supporters webpage Blikar.is and social media: blikar@blikar.is , Andres Petursson - andres.petursson@rannis.is , Petur Omar Agustsson - peturomar@msn.com

Womens team position from beginning

Úrvalsdeild (Womens Premier League): 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972.

1st Division: 1988.

Winners Úrvalsdeild kvenna (Premier League): 2020, 2018, 2015, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1994,1992, 1991, 1990, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1977.

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Premier League winners 2020

Runners-up Úrvalsdeild kvenna (Premier League): 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2009, 2006, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1993, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1978, 1976.

1. deild kvenna (1st Division) winners: 1988.

Bikarkeppni KSÍ (Womens FA-Cup) winners: 2021, 2018, 2016, 2013, 2005, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1983, 1982, 1981.

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FA Cup winners 2021

Meistarakeppni kvenna (Super Cup) winners: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2006, 2003, 1998, 1996, 1993.

Deildabikar kvenna (League-cup) winners: 2022, 2019, 2012, 2006, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996.

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Deildabikar kvenna (League-cup) winners 2022

Faxaflóamót kvenna (Preseason-cup) winners: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.

Players transfers (sold/loan) from Breidablik

2022

Hildur Antonsdóttir - Fortuna Sittard

Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir - Rosenborg

Kristín Dís Árnadóttir -  Brøndby

Agla María Albertsdóttir - Häcken

Heiðdís Lillýardóttir - Benfica (loan)

2021

Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir - Apollon Limassol (loan)

Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir  - Växjö

Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir - Eintract Frankfurt

Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir - Le Havre AC (loan) - Houston Dash

Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir - Bayern München

2019

Guðrún Arnardóttir - Djurgårdens IF

2018

Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir - Djurgårdens IF / Vålerenga

Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir - Røa IL / Kristianstads / FC Girondins de Bordeaux

2017

Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir - Verona / Breiðablik / PSV(loan) / AC Milan(loan) / Le Havre AC

2011

Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir - FC Rosengård / VfL Wolfsburg / Olympique Lyonnais

Women's Champions Leauge

The women's football team used to be the powerhouse of Icelandic women's football and nearly made a clean sweep in 2005 by winning the championship and cup plus almost all of the younger division titles. In International competitions Breidablik 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.

Breidablik was the first team in Iceland to offer regular football practices for girls alone. It is also the only team that has participated in Icelandic league from the beginning

Breidablik was the first Icelandic team to earn a seat in The European Women's Cup 2001–2002 but due to financial reasons Breidablik did not participate. The club 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 Breidablik won Iceland's first win in the Women’s Cup against FC Codru Anenii Noi.

In the Women's Cup 2006–2007 Breidablik 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 Breidablik 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 Breidablik 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 Breidablik could still walk strong and hold their head up high.

The third time Breidablik 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. Breidablik 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. Breidablik 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.

2021 UEFA Women's Champions League (Meistaradeild) - 1st qualifyng round: KÍ FC - 2nd qualifying round: Gintra. Round 2: Osijek. Group stage: PSG, Real Madrid, Kharkiv

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2019 UEFA Women's Champions League (Meistaradeild) - 1st qualifyng round: ASA Tel-Aviv -  2nd qualifying round: ZFK Dragon - 3rd qualifying round: SFK Sarajevo. Group of 32: Sparta Prag. Group of 16: Paris Saint-Germain

2016 UEFA Women's Champions League (Meistaradeild) - 1st qualifyng round: Spartak Subotica -  2nd qualifying round: NSA Sofia - 3rd qualifying round: Cardiff met. Group of 32: Rosengard

Player records

Click here for Most appearances for Breidablik

Most goals for Breidablik in the Premier Division Asta B. Gunnlaugsdottir, 154 goals

Biggest win 18-0 against Selfoss in 2nd Division 1988.

Biggest loss 1-7 against IBV in 1st Division 2004.

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