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Breidablik

Breidablik is a football (soccer) club from Iceland.

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About Breidablik

Breiðablik (known as UBK Kopavogur when playing in European competitions) was founded in 1950_in_association_football and is the biggest sports club in Kópavogur in Iceland. Breidablik has several divisions, both men's and women's: football (soccer), Athletics (track and field), basketball, karate, dance, skiing, swimming (sport) and team handball.

Name

The name Breiðablik comes from Norse mythology, where it was the home of Baldur. The nickname Blikar is formed from the second part of that name, meaning splendours or twinkles (like a star). The singular form Bliki is also a name for male ducks.

Football – men's team

The men's football team are notorious for bouncing between the two top leagues in Iceland, getting promoted and relegated regularly. However, the team has stabilesed itself in recent years as a real challenger in the Icelandic top flight. As current cup holders, Breiðablik competed in a European competition for the first time in 2010, facing Scottish Premier League side Motherwell F.C. in the Europa League. They lost the first leg 1–0 in Scotland, and lost by the same scoreline in the return leg, meaning that the team lost 2–0 on aggregate.

With one of the best youth facilities in Iceland, Breiðablik almost entirely built on home grown talent. The team has 4 current Iceland internationals with recent call-ups, as well as several current U21 international players.





Player records

Most appearances for Breiðablik

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Most goals scored for Breiðablik

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Honours

League

- Úrvalsdeild (Premier division)
- - Winners (1): 2010 Úrvalsdeild
- 1. deild karla (1st division)
- - Winners (6): 1970, 1975, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2005_1._deild_karla

Cups

- Icelandic Cup
- - Winners (1): 2009_Icelandic_Cup
- - Runners-up (1): 1971
- Deildabikar
- - Runners-up (3): Deildabikar_1996, 2009_Deildabikar, 2010_Deildabikar

Notable former players

- Prince Rajcomar
- Arnór Sveinn Aðalsteinsson
- Marel Baldvinsson
- Alfreð Finnbogason
- Arnar Grétarsson
- Sigurður Grétarsson
- Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
- Elfar Freyr Helgason
- Gylfi Sigurðsson
- Kristófer Sigurgeirsson
- Kristinn Steindórsson
- Steinþór Freyr Þorsteinsson
- Che Bunce
- Srdjan Gašić
- Robbie Russell (soccer)

Club records

- Record League victory: 13–0 v Handknattleiksfélag Kópavogs, 1. deild karla 1999
- Record League defeat: 1–10 v ÍA Akranes, Úrvalsdeild 1973

European record



Football – women's team

The women's football team is the powerhouse of Icelandic women's football and nearly made a clean sweep in 2005, winning the championship and cup plus almost all of the younger division titles.
In International competitions Breiðablik has taken part in The Nordic Open Championship in the years 1995, 1996 and 1997 among teams such as Fortuna Hjørring from Denmark, Trondheims Örn from Norway and HJK from Finland.

Breiðablik was the first Icelandic team to earn a seat in 2001–02 UEFA Women's Cup but due to financial reasons Breiðablik did not participate and KR was therefor the first Icelandic team to take part.
Breiðablik did however take part in the Women's Cup 2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup where they played in group with the Danish Champions Fortuna Hjørring, Belarus Champions FC Babruyshanka and Moldovan Champions FC Codru Anenii Noi. There Breiðablik won Iceland's first win in the Women’s Cup against FC Codru Anenii Noi.

In the 2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup Breiðablik qualified again and this time won their group with some differences. The team did not conceive a goal and scored 14 in the three matches. Their opponents were SV Neulengbach from Austria, SU 1° Dezembro from Portugal and Newtownabbey Strikers from Northern Ireland.
In the second qualifying round Breiðablik was very unlucky to have as an opponent the great team from Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt. It turned out the German team was too big for the Icelandic team but they did well and came in second with two wins, against HJK from Finland and Universitet Vitebsk from Belarus and qualified to the quarter finals.
In the quarterfinals in 2006–2007 competition Breiðablik played home and away matches against the team that later won the competition Arsenal Ladies FC from England. No need to say Arsenal was way better team but Breiðablik could still walk strong and hold their head up high.

The third time Breiðablik qualified to the European Women's Cup the name of the Competition had been changed to UEFA Women's Champions League and the season was 2010–2011.
Breiðablik came in as a second Icelandic team to the competition and had to play in the Qualifying round, group 4 along with FCF Juvisy Essonne from France, FC Targu Mures from Romania and FC Levadia Tallinn from Estonia. Breiðablik came in second in the qualifying round with 7 points like FCF Juvisy and was one of two teams to qualify to the main round of 32 teams.




Notable former players

- Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir
- Ásta B Gunnlaugsdóttir
- Helga Ósk Hannesdóttir
- Ásthildur Helgadóttir
- Erla Hendriksdóttir
- Margrét R Ólafsdóttir
- Sigrún S Óttarsdóttir
- Erna Björk Sigurðardóttir
- Rósa Áslaug Valdimarsdóttir

Honours

League

- Úrvalsdeild kvenna (Premier league)
- - Winners (15): 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001 & 2005
- 1. deild kvenna (1st division)
- - Winners (1): 1988

Cups

- Bikarkeppni KSÍ (FA-Cup)
- - Winners (10): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 & 2006
- Deildarbikarinn (League-cup)
- - Winners (4): 1996, 1997, 1998 & 2001

European record






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