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Breidablik

Breidablik
Breidablik celebrate their maiden Icelandic title success ©Breidablik

Breidablik

Formed: 1950
Nickname:
Blikar (Twinkles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 1 (2010)
• Icelandic Cup: 1 (2009)

History
• Founded in 1950, with the football division following in 1957, Breidablik is the oldest sports club in Kopavogur, Iceland's second largest municipality; it took its name from Norse mythology, where Breidablik – meaning broad gleaming – is the home of the god Baldr.

• The club's Kópavogsvöllur home was opened in 1975, and has boasted indoor facilities since 1993; a recent survey discovered that 1,300 of Kopavogur's 30,500 inhabitants played for one of Breidablik's sporting divisions, although the men's football section failed to establish themselves in the highest level until relatively recently.

• Promoted back to the top flight in 2005 when they won their sixth second-tier title, Breidablik's fortunes took a significant turn for the better with the appointment of coach Ólafur Kristjánsson in the summer of 2006, a team dominated by homegrown talents subsequently avoiding relegation.

• Persevering with that youth policy, Breidablik became an established presence in the top division and reached new heights as they won their first Icelandic Cup in 2009, beating Fram Reykjavík 5-4 on penalties following a breathless 2-2 draw.

• A year later they trumped that achievement with their first domestic league title, success earning 14-goal striker Alfred Finnbogason Iceland's Player of the Year award before heading for KSC Lokeren OV; Breidablik's academy has continued to thrive without him, their products forming the bedrock of the Iceland team that qualified for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Club records
Most appearances: Árni Kristinn Gunnarsson (253) *
Most goals: Sigurdur Grétarsson (52)
Record victory: Breidablik 13-0 HK Kópavogur (second tier, 1998)
Record defeat: ÍA Akranes 10-1 Breidablik (Premier League, 16 June 1973)

* Last updated 5 January 2011

Last updated: 01/03/11 18.08CET

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Matches

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HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 05/02/2016 13:39 CET
4 June 2015 - Icelandic Cup, Third round
Gardabaer1-3Breidablik
Referee: not available
06/16/2015 09:13:45
18 June 2015 18 Jun - Icelandic Cup, Fourth round
Breidablik0-1KA
KA win after extra time (aet)
Referee: not available
12/07/2015 09:30:01

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    04/07/2013, Breidablik 4-0 FC Santa Coloma, Kopavogur
  • Biggest defeat:
    13/07/2011, Rosenborg 5-0 Breidablik, Trondheim
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  2
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 10
    Kristinn Jónsson (  ISL)
    Finnur Margeirsson (  ISL)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 3
    Ellert Hreinsson (  ISL)