Úrvalsdeild

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The Úrvalsdeild is the highest men's football league in Iceland. Having being played since 1912, the league is usually played during the summer months of the Northern hemisphere due to the harsh winters.

History[edit | edit source]

Note: Same as OTL until 1948
After the national team competed in their first international, expansion for the domestic league started to take shape with a fifth team being added as Íþróttabandalag Akraness joined the league. It wouldn't take them long the title though as they took the title away from Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur who had won the previous two seasons. While IA and KR were dominating the league, the Icelandic Football Federation slowly expanded the league once more with Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur joining the league as the format changed to two groups of three. Though that would only last the one season with the 1954 season seeing the teams battle it out in one group.

In 1955, the 2. deild karla was created which meant for the first time, relegation would play a factor in the competition. Þróttur though would become the first team to be relegated to the second division. Four years later, the format of the tournament once again changed with the format going from a single round robin to a double round robin which meant each team played home and away. Though it wouln't matter with KR taking the 1959 title before ÍA won it a year later. The 1962 season saw Fram score their first trophy as they won the league by two points.

Champions[edit | edit source]

Note: Same as OTL until 1948

External links[edit | edit source]

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