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Fylkir

Fylkir is a football (soccer) club from Iceland.

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About Fylkir

Fylkir FC is an athletic club in Árbær, in the eastern part of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.

Former players include Helgi Daníelsson, who now plays for AIK Fotboll, and Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, formerly of Arsenal F.C. and currently plays for Zulte Waregem in Belgium. Ragnar Sigurðsson who plays with Danish giants F.C. Copenhagen, he left Fylkir in 2006. Eyjólfur Héðinsson also plays in the Danish top division with SønderjyskE Haukur Ingi Guðnason who played for Liverpool F.C. (he is now assistant manager at Fylkir) and Victor Pálsson who also played for Liverpool F.C. but is currently without a club.

Kit

The Fylkir FC official home kit is combined of an orange jersey, black shorts and orange socks. The away kit is combined of a blue jersey and shorts and white socks. The original kit is combined of a white and blue shirt, white shorts and white socks (alternatively blue socks).

History

Fylkir FC was founded in 1967 on May 28 in a newly established suburb of Reykjavik, Árbær, by young and enthusiastic footballers who wanted to train and play Association football in their own neighbourhood. From the start, the club has emphasized the importance of youth development and for the first years Fylkir FC did not a field a senior team. The original name of the club was KSÁ (Knattspyrnufélag Seláss og Árbæjar), the name was considered inconvenient and thus after a member vote, it was changed to Fylkir.

The senior team took first part in a national competition in 1972 and became that year second in their heat in the Icelandic 3. division. That was not enough to for Fylkir to gain promotion and for five successive years the team played in Division Three. All these years Fylkir was on the edge of promotion but it was not until 1977 that the dream came true. Fylkir earned a promotion to the 2. division after a historical Third Division Final in which Fylkir had to field its B-team because the majority of the normally starting eleven had gone to Spain on a long before pre-paid holiday!

The next six years, Fylkir FC played in Division Two, only once being close to gaining promotion. From 1984 to 1988, Fylkir roller-coasted between the Second and the Third Division and it was not until 1989 that Fylkir played its first season in Division One – the top league in Iceland at that time. The season was no success, Fylkir became ninth and was relegated, but the season is nevertheless an interesting one as three players - Kristinn Tómasson, Þórhallur Dan Jóhannsson and Finnur Kolbeinsson - who are now legends at the club, played their first season at a top level.


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