Founded In
Fuglafjørður, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands

About ÍF

ÍF Fuglafjørður, usually known within the Faroe Islands by the more simply name of ÍF, was founded back in March 1946. Based in the village of Fuglafjørður, throughout history they have occasionally challenged for major honours in the country, but have failed to consistently pick up the trophies on offer to them. Traditionally, the team's biggest derby match was played against GÍ Gøta, although the fierce rivalry between the two sides came to an end in 2008, as GÍ Gøta merged with Leirvík ÍF to create a new club, Víkingur.

Recently, the club have experienced mixed fortunes. In 2006, they suffered a relegation from the top tier, but were able to bounce back and secure promotion at the first attempt. Since returning, they have established themselves, securing entry to the qualification rounds of the UEFA Europa League in both 2011 and 2013.

By far the greatest success in the team's history came in the 1979 season, when ÍF Fuglafjørður were crowned as Faroese champions for the first, and to date only, time. Since that success, the club have had a few near misses in terms of adding to their trophy haul. In 2005, they reached the final of the Faroe Islands Cup, but eventually lost 4-1 to their rivals, GÍ Gøta. In both 2010 and 2011, they made additional appearances in the final, but lost out to EB / Streymur on both occasions. Then, in 2012, they finished as league runners up, marking their best league performance since their 1979 title success.

Some of the most notable players to play for ÍF Fuglafjørður in recent times have included Rógvi Jacobsen and Clayton Soares do Nascimento.

The team play their home matches at Fuglafjørdur Stadium, also known as Í Fløtugerði. The venue is currently able to hold up to 3,000 spectators.

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