HB

Founded In
1904
Location
Tórshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

HB

About HB

Havnar Bóltfelag Tórshavn, usually known as Havnar Bóltfelag or more simply as HB, was first established in October 1904. Located in the capital city of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, the team are the most successful in the history of the country's Premier League and they enjoy huge popularity within the country as a result. HB Tórshavn's biggest local rivals are currently B36 Tórshavn, while their main title rivals over the years have been KÍ Klaksvík.

The Faroe Islands' national league was created in 1942 and initially HB struggled for success. However, that changed in 1955, when they were crowned as league champions for the first time. In addition, the 1955 season also saw the club lift the inaugural Faroe Islands Cup, in order to complete a domestic league and cup double.

In total, HB have gone on to win 22 Faroe Islands Premier League titles, with their most recent win coming in 2013. They have also lifted the Faroe Islands Cup 26 times, leaving them far and away the most successful team in that competition's history. In addition to their double in 1955, the club have won further league and cup doubles in 1963, 1964, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1998 and 2004. Moreover, in both 2009 and 2010, the club won the Faroe Islands Super Cup and in 2004 they lifted the Atlantic Cup. As a result of their huge success, they have qualified for several continental tournaments.

Some of the most notable players to play for Havnar Bóltfelag include prolific goal scorers, like Jóannes Jakobsen, Uni Arge and Andrew av Fløtum.

HB's home matches are played at Gundadalur Stadium, which is shared with B36 Tórshavn. The venue opened in 1911 and currently serves as one part of a wider sports complex, which also includes the national team's stadium. Gundadalur Stadium is currently able to hold up to 5,000 people.