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Úrvalsdeild karla
(Pepsi Max deild karla)
2021
Season information
Dates 30 April–25 September 2021
Winners Víkingur Reykjavík
Relegated HK
Fylkir
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Víkingur Reykjavík
Europa League Breiðablik
Season statistics
Matches played 132
Goals scored 373
Top goalscorer Nikolaj Hansen
(16 goals)
Biggest home win FH 5–0 Leiknir
(15 August 2021)
ÍA 5–0 Fylkir
(19 September 2021)
Biggest away win Fylkir 0–7 Breiðablik
(29 August 2021)
Highest scoring Fylkir 0–7 Breiðablik
(29 August 2021)
 ← 2020
2022 → 

The 2021 Úrvalsdeild karla, also known as Pepsi Max deild karla for sponsorship reasons, was the 110th season of top-flight Icelandic football. Twelve teams contested the league, including the defending champions Valur, who won their 23rd league title in 2020.

Teams

The 2021 Úrvalsdeild was contested by twelve teams, ten of which played in the division the previous year and two teams promoted from 1. deild karla. The bottom two teams from the previous season, Grótta and Fjölnir (both relegated after one year in the top flight), were relegated to the 2021 1. deild karla and were replaced by Keflavík (promoted after a two-year absence) and Leiknir (promoted after a five-year absence), champions and runners-up of the 2020 1. deild karla respectively.

Club information

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Breiðablik Kópavogur Kópavogsvöllur 3,009
FH Hafnarfjörður Kaplakriki 6,450
Fylkir Reykjavík Floridana völlurinn 1,854
HK Kópavogur Kórinn 1,452
ÍA Akranes Norðurálsvöllurinn 3,054
KA Akureyri Akureyrarvöllur 1,645
Keflavík Reykjanesbær Keflavíkurvöllur 5,200
KR Reykjavík Alvogenvöllurinn 3,333
Leiknir Reykjavík Leiknisvöllur 1,025
Stjarnan Garðabær Samsung völlurinn 1,440
Valur Reykjavík Valsvöllur 2,465
Víkingur R. Reykjavík Víkingsvöllur 2,023

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Breiðablik Flag of Iceland Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson Flag of Iceland Höskuldur Gunnlaugsson Flag of Italy Errea Vörður
FH Flag of Iceland Ólafur Jóhannesson Flag of Iceland Matthías Vilhjálmsson Flag of United States Nike Auður
Fylkir Flag of Iceland Atli Sveinn Þórarinsson
Flag of Iceland Ólafur Stígsson
Flag of Iceland Ragnar Bragi Sveinsson Flag of Italy Macron Eykt
HK Flag of Iceland Brynjar Gunnarsson Flag of Iceland Gudmundur Thór Júlíusson Flag of Italy Macron MótX
ÍA Flag of Iceland Joey Guðjónsson Flag of Iceland Óttar Bjarni Gudmundsson Flag of Italy Errea Norðurál
KA Flag of Iceland Arnar Grétarsson Flag of Iceland Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson Flag of Italy Errea N1
Keflavík Flag of Iceland Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson
Flag of Iceland Eysteinn Hauksson
Flag of Iceland Magnús Þór Magnússon Flag of United States Nike Geysir
KR Flag of Iceland Rúnar Kristinsson Flag of Iceland Óskar Örn Hauksson Flag of United States Nike Alvotech
Leiknir Flag of Iceland Sigurdur Heidar Höskuldsson Flag of Iceland Sævar Atli Magnússon Flag of Italy Errea Víkurverk
Stjarnan Flag of Iceland Þorvaldur Örlygsson Flag of Iceland Daníel Laxdal Flag of Germany Uhlsport Tryggingamiðstöðin
Valur Flag of Iceland Heimir Guðjónsson Flag of Iceland Haukur Páll Sigurðsson Flag of Italy Macron Bose
Víkingur R. Flag of Iceland Arnar Gunnlaugsson Flag of Iceland Sölvi Ottesen Flag of Italy Macron Grant Thornton

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Valur Flag of Iceland Ólafur Jóhannesson End of contract 28 September 2019 Pre-season Flag of Iceland Heimir Guðjónsson 2 October 2019
Fylkir Flag of Iceland Helgi Sigurðsson Resigned 28 September 2019 Flag of Iceland Atli Sveinn Þórarinsson & Flag of Iceland Ólafur Stígsson 15 October 2019
Breiðablik Flag of Iceland Ágúst Gylfason Sacked 28 September 2019 Flag of Iceland Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson 5 October 2019
Grótta Flag of Iceland Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson Left for Breiðablik 5 October 2019 Flag of Iceland Ágúst Gylfason 17 October 2019
Stjarnan Flag of Iceland Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson Co-manager hired 6 November 2019 Flag of Iceland Rúnar Páll Sigmundsson & Flag of Iceland Ólafur Jóhannesson 6 November 2019
KA Flag of Iceland Óli Stefán Flóventsson Sacked 15 July 2020 11th Flag of Iceland Arnar Grétarsson 15 July 2020
FH Flag of Iceland Ólafur Kristjánsson Left for Esbjerg fB 16 July 2020 8th Flag of Iceland Logi Ólafsson & Flag of Iceland Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen 16 July 2020

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Víkingur Reykjavík (C) 22 14 6 2 38 21 +17 48 Qualification for the Champions League preliminary round
2 Breiðablik 22 15 2 5 55 21 +34 47 Qualification for the Europa Conference League first qualifying round
3 KR 22 12 5 5 35 19 +16 41
4 KA 22 12 4 6 36 20 +16 40
5 Valur 22 12 3 7 37 26 +11 39
6 FH 22 9 6 7 39 26 +13 33
7 Stjarnan 22 6 4 12 24 36 −12 22
8 Leiknir 22 6 4 12 18 32 −14 22
9 ÍA 22 6 3 13 29 44 −15 21
10 Keflavík 22 6 3 13 23 38 −15 21
11 HK (R) 22 5 5 12 21 39 −18 20 Relegation to 1. deild karla
12 Fylkir (R) 22 3 7 12 18 51 −33 16
Source: Flashscore KSI (in Icelandic)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Play-off (only for deciding champion); 9) Draw.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

Fixtures and results

Each team was originally scheduled to play home and away once against every other team for a total of 22 games each.

Home \ Away BRE FH FYL HK ÍA KA KEF KR LEI STJ VAL VÍK
Breiðablik 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 4–0 4–0 3–0 4–0
FH 1–0 1–0 2–4 5–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 1–2
Fylkir 0–7 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–6 0–3
HK 2–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–0
ÍA 2–3 0–3 5–0 4–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1
KA 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–1
Keflavík 2–0 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 1–4 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2
KR 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–2
Leiknir 3–3 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–1
Stjarnan 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 2–3 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–3
Valur 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–4 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1
Víkingur Reykjavík 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–1
Source: KSÍ
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

As of 25 September 2021
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Denmark Nikolaj Hansen Víkingur Reykjavik 16
2 Flag of Iceland Hallgrímur Mar Steingrímsson KA 11
Flag of Iceland Árni Vilhjálmsson Breiðablik
4 Flag of Iceland Sævar Atli Magnússon Leiknir 10
Flag of Australia Joey Gibbs Keflavík
6 Flag of Scotland Steven Lennon FH 9
Flag of Denmark Patrick Pedersen Valur
Flag of Iceland Kristinn Steindórsson Breiðablik
9 Flag of Iceland Matthías Vilhjálmsson Stjarnan 7
Flag of Iceland Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson KA
Flag of Iceland Kjartan Finnbogason KR

External links

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