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Úrvalsdeild
220px-Pepsi deildin
Country Flag of Iceland Iceland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1912
Number of teams 12
Relegation to 1. deild karla
Domestic cup(s) Bikarkeppni karla
Deildabikar
UEFA cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Valur (21st title) (2017)
TV Sport Five, Stöð 2 Sport
Website Official website
Football current event 2018
The Úrvalsdeild karla Men's Select Division) is the top tier of the Icelandic football pyramid. Because of the harsh winters in Iceland, it is generally played in the spring and summer (May to September). It is run by the Football Association of Iceland and is currently comprised by 12 clubs. UEFA currently ranks the league 37th in Europe. From 27 April 2009 the Úrvalsdeild have been known as Pepsi-deildin (e. "The Pepsi League") after KSÍ and Ölgerðin (the producers of Pepsi in Iceland) signed a three year sponsorship contract.

The top division consists of 12 clubs. Each club faces every other club twice during the season, once at home and once away. At the end of each season, the bottom two clubs are automatically relegated to the second level of the Icelandic league system, the 1. deild karla (First Division), with the top two clubs of the 1. deild karla automatically promoted to the Úrvalsdeild.

For the first time in the competition's history, the 2008 season saw 12 teams compete in the premier division, a part of KSI Football Association of Iceland attempt to strengthen Icelandic football. Therefore only one team were relegated in the 2007 season and three clubs were promoted from the 1. deild karla (First Division)

KR hold the most titles, 25. Valur is next with 20, and ÍA and Fram follow with 18 each. The current champions of Iceland are KR.

Current clubs (2017)

Club Location Position
in 2016
First season in
Úrvalsdeild
Seasons
in
Úrvalsdeild
First season of
current spell in
Úrvalsdeild
Úrvalsdeild
titles
First
Úrvalsdeild
title
Last
Úrvalsdeild
title
Breiðablik Kópavogur 6th 1971 31 2006 1 2010 2010
FH Hafnarfjörður 1st (Champions) 1975 36 2001 8 2004 2016
Fjölnir Reykjavík 4th 2008 6 2014 0 - -
Grindavík Grindavík 2nd, 1. deild karla 1995 18 2016 0 - -
ÍA Akranes 8th 1946 65 2015 18 1951 1997
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar 9th 1912 49 2009 3 1979 1998
KA Akureyri 1st, 1. deild karla 1978 15 2016 1 1989 1989
KR Reykjavík 3rd 1912 103 1979 26 1912 2013
Stjarnan Garðabær 2nd 1990 15 2009 1 2014 2014
Valur Reykjavík 5th 1915 97 2005 20 1930 2007
Víkingur Ó. Ólafsvík 10th 2013 3 2015 0 - -
Víkingur R. Reykjavík 7th 1918 66 2014 5 1920 1991

External links

Úrvalsdeild 2018

Breiðablik · FH · Fjölnir · Grindavík · ÍBV · Fylkir · KA · KR · Keflavík · Stjarnan · Valur · Víkingur Reykjavík

Úrvalsdeild seasons

2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 ·

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