HB Tórshavn have been crowned as Faroese champions for the third season in succession.
The club celebrated their centenary, having been formed on 17 October 1904, by taking the title on Sunday with a 1-0 win against local rivals B36 Tórshavn. Having won the Faroese Cup in July, the victory completed a double with three games of the season to go, and gave the club their 18th Faroese title.
In taking the title, HB became the first side to claim a place in the UEFA Champions League for the 2005/06 season. They enjoyed a more successful season in Europe than usual this year, securing a 3-0 win at home against FC WIT Tbilisi but bowing out of the tournament due to a 5-0 defeat in the away leg.
"We felt a bit unlucky to lose 5-0 in the first leg in Georgia, but in the second leg we proved our abilities," said club chairman Birgir Enghamar. "Progressing to the second preliminary round was the target for this season, but we missed out on it, but it will again be the target for next season."
The club have already given coach Heine Fernandez a contract to lead the club again next season although they are resigned to losing top scorer Rógvi Jacobsen, who has signed a contract with Iceland's KR Reykjavík. "The team will look very much the same for next season," said Enghamar.
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